When it comes to hosting your rehearsal dinner, you’ll want to select a restaurant that is in close proximity to where your wedding venue is. Who should you invite? Obviously anyone who is participating in your ceremony will naturally be invited to the following dinner (Officiant, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Flower Girl, Ring Bearer, Readers, Grandparents, Parents, etc.) but it’s also customary to invite your out of town guests to attend as well.
Great food, great ambiance, mixed with your family and friends, is a flawless concoction for the perfect evening out! We’ve compiled a list of restaurants all around the St. Louis area, and we hope this article helps you in choosing the ideal destination♥
Downtown St. Louis – Lombardo’s Trattoria
Lombardo’s Trattoria is the ideal location for your upcoming private lunch or dinner. We have options for plated or buffet style meals in addition to excellent appetizers and gourmet desserts, all expertly prepared for you in one of our private dining rooms for groups from 10 to 100 people. So, whether it’s a Rehearsal Dinner, Business Luncheon or a Holiday Party let us tailor a menu for you that is sure to be memorable. Visit Website
Clayton – Boundry at The Cheshire
Boundary’s food is a modern interpretation of comforting classics. The menu offers shared items and family style mains. The beverage program boasts signature cocktails and an extensive selection of “brown” based spirits. The wine list showcases classic grape varieties from around the world. Boundary’s menu is meant to be visited often so portions are good and prices are approachable. It caters to every mood whether that is an evening of libations or tucking into a hearty supper. Visit Website
Chesterfield – Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro
Across the ocean is a continent called Europe, where food is embraced as an art form. Why should they have all the fun?
Walk into the most beautiful restaurant you have ever seen. With limestone walls, mosaic tile floor and a soft glow from the hand carved sconces set the tone for a wonderful afternoon or evening. Come in and sample some of our hand tossed pizzas cooked in our brick wood fired oven, or perhaps one of our fresh made pastas where the ingredients don’t come together until you order it. Our outstanding wine list, with wines from around the world, combined with our delicious entrees and staff that doesn’t know how to say “no”, give you a perfect dining experience. We will see you soon at Yia Yia’s. Visit Website
South County – Bartolino’s South
As a south county restaurant tradition, the philosophy of Bartolino’s is to provide a dining experience that welcomes each guest to be part of our extended family. Carrying on the tradition set forth by our mother and father, our motto is: Cook good food and give plenty. Basta! (Enough said). Our guests will always be welcome in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Bartolino’s South in South County and Bartolino’s Osteria on The Hill offer traditional Italian dishes, as well as fresh seafood and choice cuts of meat.
Bartolino’s Family of Restaurants invites you to be a part of our traditions, where outstanding Italian food and drink served in a warm and friendly atmosphere is our priority. Come visit our South County restaurant or our location on The Hill. Visit Website
St. Charles – The Quintessential
Our areas can accommodate parties of all sizes. From the intimate Wine Room that can provide seating for 25 guests to the wonderful rooftop terrace for groups of up to 200, our rooms will surely leave a great impression on your in-laws.
Whatever theme you have in mind, plan and celebrate your rehearsal dinner at Quintessential Dining and Nightlife. We have different rooms and a rooftop terrace to complement any style or motif for your party, making it the perfect venue for meeting your spouse-to-be’s family and friends. Visit Website
Wentzville – Stone Summit Steak & Seafood
Your special events deserve a beautiful venue, outstanding food and our professional attention. For the most special occasions, trust Stone Summit Steak & Seafood to help you plan and execute a truly special event from beginning to end. Our party room selection offers both private and semi-private dining available now for rehearsal dinners and much more. Our talented chefs and attentive service staff are dedicated to making your special event truly memorable. Host your rehearsal dinner at stone summit and let us handle everything from start to finish. Visit Website
Kirkwood/Webster – Olive + Oak
A great meal can turn friends into family, and family into friends. You can reserve part of the restaurant for your event. We have both private and semi-private options available. Whether it is a surprise party, a wedding rehersal dinner, or a business dinner, our staff will work closely with you to create the perfect menu and atmosphere for your event!
Sit back and relax while we do the work. Your guests will enjoy a customized menu, designed specifically for your event from an assortment of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. All of the items on our menu are prepared from scratch with the utmost care and attention. Visit Website
Maryland Heights – Kemmol’s Chop House
We’ve been in business for 92+ years. Join us in Westport Plaza! Let us please inspire you with our amazing food. There are so many Italian dishes we introduced to St. Louis. It’s a privilege to serve, and inspire you, and we are so grateful for your patronage.
Let us host your next event. We can handle parties large and small. Kemoll’s is the perfect venue for birthdays, corporate events and rehearsal dinners. The banquet menu is for reservations for groups of 10 or more guests, this excludes our pre-approved corporate clients. Visit Website
Ballwin/Ellisville – Veritas
Veritas Gateway to Food & Wine Veritas didn’t start as a restaurant. The Stitt family first conceived it as a place in West County where people of similar mindset could gather. People who cared deeply about food and wine. People who viewed the dinner table as a gathering place that you shared with friends and family. It was to be a place to shop, to learn, to discuss, and yes to eat. But a restaurant? No.
But from the start the concept took on a life of its own. A kitchen was added. Then the weekly wine bars began. Thursdays extended to Fridays and then to Saturdays and more new friends kept coming. And suddenly we ended up as one of West County’s best loved restaurants. Yes.