Cuisine: Baja Mexican
Since moving from the quieter stretch of Manchester that is downtown Maplewood, Atomic Cowboy has transformed itself from a coffee shop/art gallery/smoke-free DJ lounge to a smoke-free bar/Tex-Mex joint/art gallery/espresso bar. The transformation may not look drastic on paper, but in person it plays out dramatically. Exposed-brick walls and funky décor give off a rustic, open, welcoming feel. The menu isn’t groundbreaking — solid shredded pork tacos, fish tacos, piles of greasy-good nachos, a kicky quartet of buffalo chicken sliders — but it sure is tasty grub. All the more so when it’s midnight, you’re buzzing on “super premium” margaritas and you need to shove some tasty calories down your piehole, pronto.
Bad Dog Bar & Grill
For bikers, leather and bear crowd— enjoy happy hours at the Bad Dog Bar & Grill, St. Louis’ premier gay bar. Bad Dog Grill offers traditional American Fare such as Salads, Burgers and pizza. This Bar Provides An Atmosphere With An Edge. Both Bars Provide You With Pool, Darts And Friendly Service By Hot Bartenders! Have fun with the jukebox, pool and video games.
Cuisine: Nepalese, Korean, Tibetan
This family owned establishment opened in the Grove in February 2004, with a focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle by serving healthy, tasty and nutritious meals. Everest Café is one of the only places in St. Louis you can find a mixture of Nepalese, Korean, and Indian food under the same roof. Everest Cafe does not use any processed food, ghee, butter, or cream (except for some Indian items) to prepare meals. Owner/ Chef Dr. Devi States buys fresh and organic vegetables at the local market every day. The restaurant also features an affordable and ample lunch buffet with many vegetarian options.
Handlebar is an eco-friendly watering hole with a mission: sustainability, increasing bike traffic on the Manchester strip and supporting local indie craft brewers and artisans. With kinetic bike art on the walls and stellar murals by local artists, HandleBar is a unique, fun and smoke-free addition to the well-established block. HandleBar offers Home made Russian Blinchiki and Pelmeni, Gourmet Pizzas for every taste, and vegetarian friendly choices. Be on the lookout for the bike tune up station planned for the back patio, plus a soon-to-be sustainable garden, powered by a nifty stationary bike irrigation system.
Cuisine: TJ’s Pizza
Just John’s is a bar in the Grove/Forest Park area. It has DJ’s spinning almost every night and live music on the patio in the summer. It serves pizza but doesn’t have a full menu.
Layla Lebanese Restaurant
4317 Manchester Rd
Layla is a bright new addition to The Grove. We have created an atmosphere that is welcoming and eclectic with Lebanese flavors infused with familiar favorite foods. Tempt your taste buds with our fun plays on your favorite dish or surprise your palate with something new! Come unwind with one of our specialty craft cocktails inspired by Mediterranean ingredients for a hip happy hour with friends. For the ultimate in mood elevation choose to add a hookah! We think that you will love the original works of art on our walls (as much as we do) while being entertained by our talented belly dancers. We look forward to seeing you!
O’Shay’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Cuisine: Irish American
O’Shay’s, named named after Shay Landry“with an extra O’ for good luck” serves both American staples, like burgers and sandwiches, and traditional Irish bar food, like Shepherd’s Pie and corned beef and cabbage – as well as some items that straddle the categories, like an Irish Slinger. Pizza will be available whenever the bar is open and the kitchen is closed.
Sanctuaria Wild Tapas
Cuisine: Latin and South American, Spanish
Offering exclusive, delicious menu selections – served with a modern twist, created by an award-winning chef, Christopher Lee. Sanctuaria uses the freshest fruits and vegetables available – some from their very own garden, as well as other local farms in Missouri & Illinois. You will be delighted by the flavors of Latin and South American regional cuisine. Unique cocktail selections are fresh and handcrafted to order by well-trained mixologists.
Sameem Afghan Restaurant
Serving traditional Afghan cuisine consisting of lamb, chicken, Beef, hearty stews, kabobs, chops and rice dishes. They also cater to the vegetarian population, offering a number of tasty pastas and vegetarian entrees. Afghan style possesses a very balanced and delicious flavor.
SoHo Restaurant & Lounge
SoHo is a truly unique establishment located in The Grove, merging a trendy full-service restaurant with a bustling and diverse nightlife experience. Specializing in contemporary southern cooking SoHo (short for Southern Hospitality) caters to a hip and sophisticated clientele with a discerning taste for quality.
Sweetie Pie’s at The Mangrove
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern
Robbie Montgomery is the star of the show at her revered soul food restaurant, Sweetie Pie’s, She showcases her talent via mouthwatering soul food on Manchester in Forest Park. Food is served cafeteria-style, and the choices change daily. Among the specialties of the house: smothered pork with gravy, baked chicken, Salisbury steak, barbecued ribs, and fried catfish accompanied by sides of sweet corn, fried okra, cooked cabbage and sweet potatoes.
1002 S. Vandeventer
Cuisine: Fast Food