Elaia, St. Louis
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Elaia

Saint Louis
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Wed5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Elaia

1634 Tower Grove Ave

Saint Louis, MO 63130

Housed in a refurbished brick home from the 1890s with all its turn-of-the-century charm, Elaia is a welcoming, fine dining establishment but its not for the faint of palette. The menu is eclectic, daring, and unbeatable: there are a la carte options, a prix fixe menu, and a tasting menu (the definite draw here). The Charcuterie is fresh and diverse, the Butternut Tortellini is rich and creamy, and the tender lamb loin over artichoke ratatouille is savory and filling but light and buttery … don't get us started on the Soft Chocolate smoked ice cream. Elaia doesn't do simple and familiar. Be advised: with a wine list this impressively long you might want to splurge on the wine pairing--it's worth it.