Tony's is a place where St. Louisans have celebrated special occasions for more than 50 years. It is also the place where society, from local ... More
Tony's is a place where St. Louisans have celebrated special occasions for more than 50 years. It is also the place where society, from local corporate tycoons to visiting sports celebrities, comes to bask in the good vibes, the great food and the all-encompassing hospitality of owner Vince Bommarito. Tony's has a muted, contemporary feel, while still exuding comfort and a modern sense of Italia. Tony's is famous for its steaks, veal, seafood and pasta. Try the Lobster Albanello, a decades-long favorite of lobster chunks in a mushroom sauce over pasta. The wine list is lengthy and can be very expensive.
I'd been hearing about Tony's all my adult life but knew it was very expensive and had lots of other great alternatives. Upon receiving a gift certificate for a handsome amount, we went. Lovely complementary valet park--a plus on a snowy night. We were greeted warmly, as if we were regulars but without being swarmy. In fact that sums up the service, excellent, very attentive but not fakey. I've heard others say wait staff is arrogent and overbearing; not our experience. Complementary eggplant caviar (although called by an Italian name) was wonderful, so was the bread. Nice salad, husband's creamed spinach was to die for--mine steamed also very good. My sirloin, however, for $41 was so so. Cooked perfectly, it was tough and had little flavor. I've done better from the grocery store. Lovely atmosphere; quiet and serene.
Owner Vince Bommarito visits every table, again with a light friendly touch.
Wouldn't go back without another gift certificate.
Service was outstanding. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was pleasant. Wait staff provided excellent service but did not get in the way. One member of my party had a broken arm and the waiter cut his food for him.
I have been going to Tony's for years. Vince remembered my name every single time I walked in, even though I could not go often. The bartender Donnie is one of the most friendly people I could imagine, and the waiters are highly trained. Those who say that the food is over priced and the service takes too long are too used to the American rushing of hastily prepared food. Meals are delivered in a spectacular manner, and the kitchen is so clean I did not see a speck of dirt anywhere. The wine list is extensive, and recommended wines with each meal have always been extremely helpful. After living in New York and travelling extensively around Europe, I still consider Tony's one of the best, on the same level as Daniel or any restaurant found on the Champs-Elysees. I hope you love Tony's as much as I have and will continue to do.
So cool they do know how to treat you and
are on the spot and who cares about a price.
I don't look at their price, I order what I want and they got it bannas foster to top it off with maybe cocktail (hot)liqure
Old St Louis institution but time has passed it by and it's resting on its laurels.
Reservation at 8:00; we arrived at 8:05; waited an hour for a table and several groups arriving later were seated before us. Even the bar staff didn't bother to offer to refresh our drinks or wonder why we'd been there so long. Finally had to ask what was going on and it seems we had been forgotten - or ignored. Obsequious apologies by the maitre d', but that lousy service colored our entire evening.
Food was mediocre; my dover sole was salty although my wife's lobster was OK. Incredibly, the waiter didn't seem to know how to recommend a wine that would go with my fish.
Numerous restaurants in St Louis are better than this. Tony's gets press as the most prestigious restaurant in town but, increasingly, people who live here go elsewhere.
had dinner @Tony's on a recent business trip. Everything they say about this place is true. It is stunning. The food was incredible and the wait staff timed everything perfectly. We had time to talk, we tried a variety of menu items. It is definitely one of the finest restaurants I've ever been too.
I was part of a group of about twenty in town for a conference. The service was great and extremely accomidating as they worked with us to squeeze in a couple of extra place settings. Since, our group was large and we were there on a Tuesday night, there was more than timely and ample service.
I can see how the service could be pretentious, but fortunately for us that was not the case.
The food was presented well and always at a perfect temperature.
If your looking for 5-star. This is the place. I've gone to Tony's every time I visit St. Louis. Vince(the owner), is not only sweet, but had me seated where everyone could see me when they walked into the restaurant. He sat down at my table and was so friendly. What a doll. I adore that man. (Thank goodness I knew a little Italian). If your a woman, wear a gown. I did. I had a 5 course meal with samples of wine and champaign for each course. I even got a recipes. The food is cooked and served at your table. The chef and waiters are superbly trained and courtious. There is a bar you can sit and have drinks at while waiting for your table. Very comfortable seating. The view is beautiful. This is truely 5-Star... I highly recommend going here.
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