Quality Inn Near Six Flags St. Louis
1400 West Osage St.
Pacific, MO 63069
Phone: (636) 257-8400
Fax: (636) 257-3112
This charming, out-of-the-way country inn is about an hour's drive from the city in the west end of the county, but it is worth every minute. Diners here enjoy creative dishes and traditional French fare, with lighter sauces than you find in many French eateries. Dine beside a stone fireplace and enjoy the quaint country French atmosphere, efficient service and excellent wine selection. Save room for dessert; the show stopper is the St. Almond Basket, a decadent confection. The service is excellent and the staff is accustomed to diners making an evening of their meals.
Extremely casual, this restaurant is the perfect stopping point on your way home from Six Flags amusement park. It is run by world barbecue champs and repeat winners at the annual Memphis in May Festival, which attracts competitors worldwide. Four varieties of its special-recipe barbecue sauce are sold in grocery outlets around town. Marinated and cooked slowly over apple wood, the barbecue is moist and not as smoky as meat cooked over hickory. Choose from six varieties of sauce to go along with your favorite meat, whether it's beef, pork, chicken or ribs.
Agostino's Restaurant, a staple of the St. Louis dining scene for more than 30 years, offers classic Italian cuisine and elegant atmosphere to a well-to-do West County crowd. The pastas are wonderful, in particular the linguine tutto mare and the seafood pasta. Teal is served beautifully, as are the chicken and beef dishes. The service is attentive, without overdoing the tableside finishing of dishes.
Dream House and Tea Room is a unique combination of an upscale gift shop and a tearoom, catering mainly to the suburban "ladies who lunch" crowd. In addition to dollhouses and miniatures, other gifts include tableware, linens and hand-painted furniture by local artists. The outstanding fare is served at lunch only and features soups, salads, sandwiches and quiche. The special mustard makes the turkey sandwich a perennial favorite. The chicken wild rice soup is so popular that customers regularly reserve it in advance. The desserts are also delectable.
As its name suggests, Tony Marino's features generous servings of fine meats like sirloin steak, beef tenderloin and prime rib. The pork, lamb and veal chops are also excellent. Besides the steaks and chops, the menu also offers Italian dishes like pasta and risotto. Try the roasted chicken with risotto and parmesan cheese. The chef has a delicate touch with light, savory sauces. The decor is warm and comfortable with a casual Italian ambiance.
Whether you are visiting Ballwin or looking for a venue to celebrate a special occasion, stop by Candicci's, one of the better restaurants in the suburb for Italian food. Warm ambiance, attentive service, live music and authentic food make dining at Candicci's a memorable experience. The menu boasts of home-style traditional Italian specialties like Eggplant Parmigiana, Fried Calamari Fritti, Tortellini Alla Carme and Veal Marsala. Decadent desserts and mature wines complete the dining experience with an added finesse. Catering and take-out services are also available.
Owned and operated by two sisters from Chandler, Arizona, Salina's serves up choice Mexican cuisine in hearty portions. Southwestern murals covering the walls lend a festive atmosphere to the décor. Appetizers such as nachos are reasonably priced. A zesty (but not too hot) salsa is served with all meals. The menu includes a selection of small and large salads and soups. Fajitas, burritos, quesadillas, steak, and chicken dishes are among the traditional entrees.
The decor is comfortably rustic at the Wild Horse Grill, with a fireplace and wood beams. The most popular menu items are burgers, steaks and ribs. But the menu also boasts more sophisticated fare like Veal Oscar and a delicious breast of chicken stuffed with mushrooms and herbs. Be sure to try the onion soup flavored with Madeira and plenty of melted Parmesan and Swiss cheese on top. Cozy private dining rooms are available, as well as seating on the outdoor patio.
While the strip mall location might not hold a lot of exterior appeal, the headdresses, tapestries and prints adorning the walls make this place's interior worth seeing. The owner, a Thailand native, has put a lot of effort into this restaurant and it clearly shows. Manee Thai is a great place to relax after a long day of shopping or to grab a quick bite to eat in the middle of your day.
This is not just your ordinary Asian buffet. The restaurant is beautiful, and includes an actual rock pond with coy swimming in it. Around each bend is a station that represents a different country in Asia. There’s fresh sushi, Mongolian BBQ, the American favorites section, Chinese specialties, and exotic victuals for those who like to live on the edge. The Emperor’s Palace is huge, so on the first trip, ask for a tour guide, or at least come early enough to navigate before digging in. After the main course, check out the desert counter, complete with a chocolate fountain! For the price, there’s no better way to eat. - Cathryn D. Blue
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature bread sticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu their cakes, custards and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.