We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Central West End

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Central West End
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Saint Louis, MO
Book In Advance
More Info
$48.00*
and up
Food Tour of the St Louis Delmar Loop
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 99 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
St. Louis at it's Best

A wonderful place for a walk, a drink with friends, dinner, or shopping. Beautiful homes, interesting people, and a wide selection of shops and restaurants.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Liz B
,
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 97: English reviews
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place for a walk, a drink with friends, dinner, or shopping. Beautiful homes, interesting people, and a wide selection of shops and restaurants.

Helpful?
Thank Liz B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
770 reviews
348 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best place for visitors to St. Louis. Adjacent to the huge Forest Park and in the middle of great restaurant, shopping, antique shop, etc. area. There are a lot of hotels from the iconic Chase to modern Hyatt, Marriott, etc. Area has pretty much everything you could want.

Helpful?
Thank RickMIusa
Paducah, Kentucky
Level Contributor
39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Good: Fantastic restaurants (Wild Flower, The Tenderloin Room), great bars (Llewelyn's Tom's, Sub Zero Vodka Bar), amazing cultural sites in Forest Park, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, antique shops, Left Bank Books...a terrific neighborhood. Very unique and very diverse. Most everything is within walking distance and this neighborhood is great for walking. The Bad: Parking is atrocious and... More 

Helpful?
Thank cgreen1121
Wheaton, Illinois
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This was a super cute section of town. Found this too late to investigate the whole area, but had a very nice meal at one of the restaurants and enjoyed browsing a couple of the stores. We already decided next time we visit St Louis we want to stay in this area!

Helpful?
Thank MNoreen
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This is the place to be if you love shopping and restaurants. Plenty of small boutiques and antique shops as well as restaurants and coffee shops. The Basilica is located in this neighborhood (another MUST SEE)

Helpful?
Thank Cjackiii
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We walked around the neighborhood and window shopped. We went in Golden Grocer, which is a wonderful health food store that has been there for 30 years or more. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Helpful?
Thank cherylamckinney
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

My friend and I had Sunday brunch at Scape, we were seated in the outdoor patio and had a fantastic dining experience. We hadn't made reservations and were seated with a very little wait. The food was delicious! I had Croque Madame, and will most certainly order it again. Colder temps are fast approaching, do yourself a favor and enjoy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jen T
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
106 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

st. louis's most cosmopolitan area. restaurants, shops, residential. left bank books excellent locally owned bookstore

Helpful?
Thank susan T
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

It was a blue collar neighborhood then became a favorite gathering place fell on poor times and finally regainedit;s status

Helpful?
Thank DRRONALD2010
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

One of the first neighborhoods we explored after we moved to St. Louis was the Central West End. It was late summer, and the array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and bars was great. There were lots of people strolling around, and it reminded me of some of the cities in Europe we had visited. If you venture off the... More 

Helpful?
Thank rchereson

Travelers who viewed Central West End also viewed

 
Saint Louis, MO
 

Been to Central West End? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Central West End and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Central West End staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?