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“Best Restaurant in St. Louis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tony's Restaurant

Tony's Restaurant
410 Market St, Saint Louis, MO 63102 (Downtown)
314-231-7007
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Ranked #8 of 2,361 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Broadway
Description: Tony's, a St. Louis landmark and nationally acclaimed restaurant, has featured award-winning food, service, and ambiance for more than 40 years. Recognized year after year with the AAA Four-Diamond Award and the Forbes (formerly Mobil) Four-Star Award, among others, executive chef Vincent P. Bommarito creates a signature menu. From lobster albanello to a veal loin chop with truffle sauce, from filet mignon of swordfish to a luxurious tasting menu, all dishes are finished tableside. Tony's complements each meal with a medal-winning wine collection and decadent house-made desserts. Servers, many with Tony's for decades, anticipate guests' needs to create an extraordinary dining experience. Every guest is treated to the gracious hospitality one would receive walking into the Bommarito family's home. Generations of families celebrate special events at Tony's; business and leisure travelers make sure to include dinner at Tony's in their visit.
Kennett, Missouri
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in St. Louis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

It really does not get any better than Tony's Restaurant in St. Louis. We went on a Friday. The black grouper special was fantastic and so was the lobster, according to my wife. From the martinis to the scallops to the entrées to the desert, all was on a par with the quality food you expect from such a gourmet restaurant. Bruce and Donnie were our servers. Bruce played the straight man, and Donnie was the comedian. It was a very enjoyable evening. Service is impeccable. Everyone seemed to be dressed appropriately even though I understand from reading other comments that Tony has relaxed the dress code somewhat. Tony came by our table to greet us, as he always does, and it is always a pleasure to have a conversation with him. He is very interesting. Don't miss the photographs of the rich and famous particularly the one of Paul Newman. We will return again soon for another superb meal.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis, Mo.
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Spectacular Food, Great Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My wife and I went for a special night on 12/27/13. For many years this has been one of the top five restaurants in St. Louis. Easy valet parking. On arrival the greet staff was not to be seen and it took an inappropriate time from when we arrived until we were acknowledged and eventually seated. That would have never happened when Vince was actively running the entire show. We did have reservations and were seated within 10 minutes of the reservation time. Fresh, pleasant, open and modern interior.

Service was above average, but not spectacular. Perfunctory and indifferent would be the best description. Menu and wine list superb. I had the Grilled Scampi and Lobster Tail with Mustard Sauce, and my wife had the Lobster Albanello. Both dishes were spectacular and we would highly recommend. Dessert was above average. The owner (Vince) still works the room. What a gentleman, and what an eye he has for detail. Expensive, but the history and food are worth it. You might have better success with the arrival and the waiter on your visit.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Very nice, with fantastic desserts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were a group of 13. We had excellent service, and all of our appetizers were very well prepared. Everyone enjoyed their entrees with the exception of myself. I ordered the veal and truthfully it was awful. However the rest of my meal was outstanding so I chalk it up to my personal tastes possibly.
The desserts are to die for. From the homemade ice creams to the creamy perfection that is their Creme brûlée, don't skip the dessert course!

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Rome, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The food and service were wonderful. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. Our waiter was pleasantly accommodating with special requests. It was an absolutely delightful evening.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Joplin
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The food and service was excellent! We celebrated my wife's birthday very surprised with cost ! The value was excellent .
We will go back this is a landmark in Saint Louis

Visited December 2013
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