Monday, March 2, 2015

Ya Ya's Euro Bistro

This is an excellent restaurant with great food.  I had to get that out of the way because I am pissed off.  I live right near this place and I haven't gone because my idiot friends and family have said it's pricey for what you get.  I didn't find this to be true at all.

The prices are comparable to any other place that is a slightly more upscale.  There is a wide range of things to order for every budget.  No dollar menu but they had lasagna for around fifteen dollars.  My meal was on the expensive side I got the bistro duet which is your choice of two entrees for $33.  One option was the seafood paella which was so damn good I can't remember what I ordered to go with it.  The seafood paella by itself is about 26 bucks.  

While we were there the chef made some sample tasters for patrons to try.  They also provided baba ganush with bread.  I know it doesn't sound great but oh my goodness did they get this right.  Almost made the flatbread we go as an appetizer pointless.  

This is a great restaurant, they have great service and have no worries the food is great too.

The Shaved Duck - St. Louis Restaurant

Unfortunately this is a tiny restaurant because it needs to be five times the size to handle the crowds it gets.  I guess there is something to be said about the intimate dining experience.  Tucked away in an unexpected location in Tower Grove this place is serving up really great food.

I ordered a ton of food partially due to the wait.  I got the Duck Confit, Smothered Fries, Duck Confit Flatbread, Duck Confit Pot Pie and Jalapeno Creamed Corn.  All are very great.  One person ordered a sandwhich, SLAP and two other people ordered two meat plates with ribs.  I would recommend getting a two or three meat platter and some extra sides to pass around the table to make the dining experience more fun.  My tip on the appetizers don't get the duck confit unless your with your spouse/significant other because while awesome it isn't very shareable.  The damn thing made me a savage in front of our guests to dinner.  You're going to have to pick into the duck confit sadly I dove.

This place is simply enjoyable.  Expect to wait an hour plus if you get there after 5:30.  I am impatient so believe me when I say it is worth the wait.