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.

“A traditional European restaurant”
Review of Grbic Restaurant

Grbic Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 2,907 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Eastern European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Gravois and Meremac
Trenton, Illinois, United States
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A traditional European restaurant”
Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went with his siblings and spouces for a relaxing evening with dinner and drinks, we wern't disappointd! This old dairy building in South St. Louis was transformed into a beautiful old world restaurant with a warm fire in the beautiful wood burning fireplace.

There were three couples, each ordering a different appitizer to share, the Cauliflower Schnitzel was wonderful along with the Polenta and Cevapi-a Balkan style sausage.

My husband had the Goulash soup, it was so good he could have ordered another bowl. I had the special, Braised Beef Short Ribs, it was so tender I could cut it with my fork. My husband had the Mixed Grbic Plate, it was big enough for two people to share. Needless to say, no one had a bad meal nor anything bad to say.

There desserts aren't the typical American overly sweet indulgence. It was rather bland but good after a rich meal.

They have traditional Yugoslavia beverages and Old World Turkis Coffee which is richer and thicker than traditional coffee's. If your looking for a break from the traditional American meal, try Grbic in Old Duch Town St. Louis, Mo, you wont be dissapointed!

Thank Kim M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

163 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Eldon, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Please Hug the Chef”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

I saw Grbic's on Bizarre Food with Andrew Zimmern when he did the St. Louis episode. It looked awesome on the show and damn near made me cry in real life. I drove from North Dakota with going to Grbic's one of my top priorities and I am very happy I did. This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time and I can not wait to come back home to go again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Chopdrifter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A very nice break from the mediocre”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

My husband and I went to Grbic for the first time in early December after hearing about it for years and I am glad we did. For a while now, we have been saying that we are tired of the same old, tired, generic food that you can find anywhere and were wanting something a bit different. I believe we found the right place. It is strange. Grbic was new and a bit exotic for us since we never had Bosnian food before, yet at the same time, it felt comforting, warm and simple and almost as if this food we had been eating for all of our life, if that makes sense. I would equate it to visiitng a new friend and their home and falling in love with their food.

Anyways, we were welcomed very soon after walking in and the waiter invited us to sit in the main dining room with the open hearth. We started with appetizer and ordered the by ordering a half order of the Cevapi which included ground beef sausage links and a special Lepinja bread. For my meal I ordered the chicken schnitzel with buttered spaetzel. It was very good. The breading on the chicken was light yet flavorful and the spaetzel was delicious. My husband had the chuck roast steak with mashed potoatoes. He said it was the best roast he ever had, even beat out mine. For dessert we tried the Bosnian coffee and the baklava. Again, delicious.

The service we received was also outstanding. Our waiter was very polite, professional and considerate.

We plan on returning and even added it to our " impress our out of town guests with the food we have here in St. Louis " list.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank stefani s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belleville, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good Bosnian food without breaking the bank”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Let me start by saying that everything from the food to the service was great.I went for dinner on a weekday and the there were about 20 patrons.The interior gives you a kind of "home" feeling, very relaxing. I ordered the meat sampler platter with vegetables and everything was cooked to perfection.The waiter kept my glass filled and was very attentive without being overbearing.At first glance of the inside I expected the food to be priced a little more expensive than it was.I was very pleased with the whole experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank tattoo131313
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Louis
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Delicious, Exotic and Memorable”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We decided to try Grbic after friends had recommended it and we found a discount coupon. I can say without a doubt that we will return - discount coupon or not! We had no idea what typical Bosnian cuisine consisted of and we up for an adventure. We discovered many similiarities to German food (schnitzels, etc.) as well as other familiar offerings. In short, anyone would be able to find something to eat on the Grbic menu.

We started with the Goulash soup which was hearty and delicious. We both ordered the mixed Grbic plate which is a meat fest for we carnivors, offering a generous supply of chicken beef, sausage and veal. The plate included delicious grilled vegetables which perfectly complemented the different spices and textures of the meats. In an effort to have a total Bosnian experience, we selected a Bosnian red wine to accompany the meal which turned out to be great.

For desert I ordered Bosnian coffee ( a must) and we sampled the apple strudel and Palacinke. The strudel was a bit dense but the Palacinke was like eating a cloud. Delicious!

The location is a bit out of the way but the building itself is really interesting. It's a converted dairy and boasts some very original and extensive stonework. We will definitely return to Grbic and plan to bring our friends.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Jinna50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Grbic Restaurant also viewed

Florissant, Saint Louis

Been to Grbic Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing