Considered by many to be the best Italian restaurant on The Hill, this restaurant inspires elegance and good taste. Gentlemen will want to wear a suit ... More
Dominic's on the Hill
Considered by many to be the best Italian restaurant on The Hill, this restaurant inspires elegance and good taste. Gentlemen will want to wear a suit and tie, and ladies should make it a point to dress up for the occasion, too. Italian landscape oil paintings and romantic chandelier lighting perfectly complement the tasteful ambience. Veal and fettuccine dishes are hearty favorites, but do not overlook the seafood and halibut selections. The wine list is among the top in St. Louis and features many Italian vintages. Cappuccinos and espressos perfectly complete every meal.
We had our first experience at Dominic's on 8/26/09. It was OK....food was good a bit pricey for what you got. The service lacked IMO. The main dining room was a fund raiser for the St. Louis Opera. So were were place in a small alcove next to the bar. Service was slow. I do not expect to have to ask for a refill on water, bread or butter. Or wait 5 minutes for cream for my coffee. The alcove was quit chilly and cramped. We ate with our jackets on. I really expected more of the place. The main dining room looked lovely and I think I would have enjoyed the ambiance. Perhaps another time.
Me and a few girlfriends decided to have a nice evening out before summer was over and we all had to go back to college or work. We decided to do Italian. After looking through a restaurant guide book at my work, i decided Dominics would be our place to dine. From the moment we entered, we have never felt so welcome! The wait staff was outstanding, catering to our every need, they also were very knowledgable about the menu. The food was absolutly devine! I had the Lobster alla Gusta, which our waitress suggested, and i dont think i will ever order anything else when i go back! The whole experience was simply amazing for us, and I've been to Italy and dined in some places that don't even compare to Dominics!
Being part of the WU/SLU crowd, I have eaten several times at the location in Clayton and on the Hill. And twice lately, I have witnessed a rat outside the establishment on the Hill. This turned my stomach due to the filth they represent being so close to my dinner. The decline in the food quality, and the ambiance has made me re-think my visits to Dominics. It no longer represents value from an overall perspective.
It is surviving on yesterdays reputation, not todays restaurant.
The staff is always great. But when my family discussed the graduation meal this Spring, we decided to go elsewhere in 2007.
This was our second attempt for Italian food in St. Louis. The first was miserable but this more than made up for it. The ambience was great, the service was friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious. We had the Lobster Picante, Fettucine with Seafood and the Sea Scallops. All of our entrees were fabulous and the flavors were not overdone, simply rich and delicious tasting. We also had the spinach salad and the prosciutto and melon and fried calamari. All were delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant. Elegant but not snooty, great romantic spot to wine and dine your loved one. Thanks for a great evening!
I have been in and out of St.Louis for the last 25 years. Dominics has always been consistent with quality food, service, and atmosphere.
Every member of the staff has waited on me at one time or another. And the service remains second to none.
This time I happen to be with 5 other people that had not experienced dining at Dominics. I had to introduce them to the Osso Buco with Risotto. That is one of my all time favorites. Everyone enjoyed their dining experience, and have already requested to go there for our next meeting together in August.
Dominic's is, without a doubt, the absolute best Italian restaurant on the hill, in St. Louis and beats Chicago, as well. The service is out of this world. I went there with my mom to celebrate her birthday, and we were treated like we were the only two people in the restaurant. Not only that, the food is spectacular!!!
This is one restaurant you must not miss.
I travel extensively across the country and abroad, and food/wine and the dining experience has been a true passion for me for years; even as an investor in several very successful fine dining restaurants. I live out of town and have many relatives in St. Louis and when there several months ago I elected to take a small group of them (a party of 6) to Dominic's on the Hill for what I had hoped to be a very exciting dining experience. Have certainly heard the name and public reputation of the restaurant for years, but was "highly disappointed" in the both the quality and the chef's presentation of our food. The courses were overall "bla" and the food presentation had "0" imagination by the chef. The price is never a barrier for me so we hit all the courses and 4 nice bottles of course related red/white wines (the wine list here is certainly the exception to the food experience, it "is" very good and well balanced), so after I paid my $800 bill (plus tip) for the evening, I didn't feel cheated, just highly disappointed. Appears Domonic's survives off a ledgend, not reality...it's just "Average" at best; too bad...wonderful ambiance and wait staff.
Dominic's has consistently been the very best fine dining experience in St. Louis since we began dining there in the 70's. The staff is extremely professional and friendly.
The food is out of this world delicious. The menu has changed slightly over the years, keeping the favorites and creating new ones!
The Lobster ala Gusta is the best Italian lobster dish ever. We love the bread, the Caesar salad and the canneloni. Their beef is excellent and the veal piccata is an all-time favorite. Dominic, his family and staff have the magic touch when it come to fine dining. You will never be rushed and you will enjoy every minute of your dining experience.
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