Lefty's Bagels bagels

Lefty's Bagels serves classic seeded bagels, including sesame seed, poppy seed and everything flavors. 

As we gear up for summer, more and more restaurants are coming out of hibernation and reopening their doors after a temporary hiatus during the pandemic. Pieces, the board game café in Soulard, reopened in late April, while Kingside Diner relocated just down the street to the prime Central West End spot recently vacated by Gamlin Whiskey House. Crab's Landing is also breathing new life into the former home of Missouri Bar & Grille downtown, and Lefty's Bagels is bringing New York-style boiled bagels to Chesterfield by way of The Bakers Hub. 

Sadly, Wildflower Restaurant shuttered in the Central West End after more than 25 years, and two other spots announced closures this month: Ernesto's Wine Bar, which never reopened after closing for the winter in early January, and Doggie Mac's, which closed its new Carondelet brick-and-mortar space over the weekend (the food truck remains active, however). 

Several more exciting concepts are slated to open their doors soon; check out our spring restaurant forecast for details on a few upcoming spots.


Crab's Landing, 701 N. Tucker Blvd., Downtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.833.3280, crabslanding.com

The Golden Hoosier, 3707 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri, thegoldenhoosier.com

Honeybee, multiple locations, honeybee-edibles.com

Kingside Diner, 236 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.454.3957, kingsidediner.com (relocated)

Lefty's Bagels (inside The Bakers Hub), 67 Forum Shopping Center, Chesterfield, Missouri, 314.295.4898, leftysbagels.com

Global Quesadilla Co., 4497 Forest Park Ave., Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri, theglobalq.com

Pieces: The St. Louis Board Game Bar & Cafe, 1535 S. Eighth St., Soulard, St. Louis, Missouri, stlpieces.com (reopened)

Root Food + Wine, 5525 Walnut St., Augusta, Missouri, facebook.com/rootfoodwine

Sisters Sandwich Shoppe, 5353 Devonshire Ave., Southampton, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.405.8011, sisterssandwichshoppe.com

Takashima Record Bar, 4041 Chouteau Ave., The Grove, St. Louis, Missouri, takashimarecords.com (reopened)

The Wine and Cheese Place, 195 Lamp & Lantern Village, Town and Country, Missouri, wineandcheeseplace.com


Doggie Mac's by Chef B, 5622 S. Grand Blvd., Carondelet, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.626.4221, doggiemacsbychefb.com (announced, closed May 1)

Ernesto's Winebar, 2730 McNair, Benton Park, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.664.4511, ernestoswinebar.com (announced)

Wildflower Restaurant, 4590 Laclede Ave., Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.367.9888, wildflowerdining.com