Quality Inn Airport
10232 Natural Bridge Rd.
Saint Louis, MO 63134
Phone: (314) 427-5955
Fax: (314) 427-3079
Located a short distance from Lambert International Airport, Lombardo's Restaurant has been an Italian dining landmark for over 75 years. This family-owned restaurant preserves its generation-spanning recipes that make up its award-winning menu. Traditional specialties like steak and seafood, pasta and antipasto include Fettuccine Alfredo, Linguine Seafood, Veal Saltimbocca and Filet Gorgonzola. They offer an exquisite list of fine wine that complement your meal.
Woofie's advertises itself as home of 'The Hotdog with Dignity'. In St. Louis, it is not easy to find a good one. This explains the appeal of Woofie's, an otherwise run-of-the-mill drive-in in a modest neighborhood close to the airport. Once there, you can find your basic dog, a quarter-pounder (the Big Daddy) and even a New York Nathan-style (grilled, with brown mustard, relish and sauerkraut). Still, most purists stick with the basic Woofie's, it is pure pleasure.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
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.
Located in the heart of University City, Shu Feng features Asian cuisine with both Chinese and Korean influences. For appetizers, the Steamed Dumplings stuffed with spicy pork are wonderfully light and tasty. Chinese favorites like Kung Pao Chicken, Shrimp in Lobster Sauce, Mongolian Beef and Moo Shu Pork are big sellers. For lovers of spice, try one of the Korean dishes like Kim Chi (very hot pickled turnips) or the Bulgogi, a spicy beef entree.
You can always tell whether a Chinese restaurant is respectable by looking at the clientèle. If there are Chinese people around, chances are good that the food is good. And if you see roasted fowls in the window, you've definitely found a winner. The regal dining area features dark tables and comfortable, red-velvet cushioned chairs. Everything is delicious, especially the roast duck and chow fun. You will leave with a full, satisfied feeling every time. Beer and wine are both available. If you are feeling brave, you might try the Chinese beer Tsingtao.
Sugarfire Smoke House is not your typical American BBQ joint. Located in Olivette, this restaurant advocates an unconventional approach in their cooking. On the award-winning menu are arguably the best smoked meats in town prepared by their skilled pit masters and paired with signature sauces like Coffee, Sweet BBQ and Carolina Mustard. Tuck into decadent Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Baby Back Ribs, Big Muddy and House Recipe Sausage Link with shakes, floats or beer.
This is a popular, affordable restaurant with simple decor and comfortable seating. Located in an area of St. Louis known for Asian dining, it welcomes everyone to enjoy a satisfying experience. Newcomers to Vietnamese cuisine will find the wait staff to be helpful and accommodating. A large selection of well-prepared Vietnamese cuisine is the hallmark of this restaurant. You will find plenty of chicken, duck, beef and pork dishes, right along with seafood and vegetarian selections. The large menu, which also includes soups, noodles and rice, allows just about anyone to find something to his or her liking.
Wonderful sushi and a singing chef are the main attractions in this tiny suburban restaurant. The fresh fish is wrapped around perfectly formed rice and served with a fiery wasabi horseradish and a sweet-tangy pickled ginger. Besides sushi, the chef does flavorful sashimi, tempura, miso soup and salads. Delicately prepared vegetables include green beans, zucchini, sweet potato slices, broccoli and mushrooms. Despite the funny name, I Love Mr. Sushi serves some of the finest sushi in the area.
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.
Featuring a good selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, this is one of the few Indian restaurants in the St. Louis area. Curry-seasoned rice with lentils, peas and Indian cheeses are among the vegetarian favorites. Non-vegetarians should try the prawn shish-kebab, spicy jumbo shrimp cooked in a tandoor oven, a traditional clay oven that is used to prepare a variety of fish and meats. The meats are served with rice and an assortment of sauces. A good desert on offer is the mango-flavored ice cream. If you are less sure of what you want and would like to try out a variety of Indian foods, the lunch buffet is a good choice.
It’s a soup and salad buffet for hungry people. Salad creations can go as far as the imagination allows at the assembly line-style salad station. Hot, steamy baked potatoes are available with all the fixings. The soup station always has something interesting, and the freshly baked bread is magnificent. Sweet Tomatoes is a popular lunch spot for dieters on the go who don’t like to be teased. The dinner menu introduces a few more items to choose from. The prices are easily affordable, and discounts are always available either online or on-site. - Cathryn D. Blue