May 27, 2012

#STL: Cielo Restaurant & Bar- Anniversary Style!

Cielo Restaurant & Bar 
999 North 2nd Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 63102 
Reservations: 1.314.881.5759 / Restaurant: 1.314.881.2105 

Cielo Restaurant, perched on the eighth floor of Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis at Lumière Place, is conveniently located within walking distance from the region’s central business district and local attractions including the Mississippi Riverfront, Edward Jones Dome, Gateway Arch, Citygarden and Busch Stadium. It's been nominated by St. Louis Magazine as “Best Restaurant in St. Louis” and “Best Open Air Hang Out.”

Located in the beautiful AAA 5-diamond Four Seasons Hotel, is the gem called Cielo Restaurant & Bar. You can check out the Bar, the Cielo Sky Terrace or even host a Private Party there. The Cielo Team is sure to make your experience one to remember! They offer Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner!

We had the opportunity to dine at the Cielo Restaurant & Bar for our 11th anniversary dinner.  The staff was very nice and well-versed in the menu!  After a slight debate between my husband and I, we decided to try the Sautéed Shrimp to start off our evening.  It consisted of a soft polenta, tomatoes, basil and a gremolata... it also comes with pancetta, however since we don't eat pork, we were able to get it without it. Which brings up another good point, we quickly found out that because we don't eat pork, many of the items on the menu that may have included pork, could be made without, which isn't always the case at most restaurants!

Moving on to dinner, we both went off script/menu and chose to try some of their specials for the evening!  I tried the red wine risotto while my husband tried the trout w/tortellini!  The risotto was very good and light.  I'm used to risottos having a thick and rich taste with a cheesy flavor, however this was a nice and light dish.  As for my husbands dish... I ate some of that too, lol! The trout was light and the tortellini was a nice addition to it, as it was stuffed with crab (right up my alley).

Lastly, for dessert we tried the Adult Cupcake: Housemade Limoncello Cupcake!  The only problem with this is that it's too small, lol!  I was instantly hooked, and instead of sharing like I had planned, we wound up ordering another for my husband to enjoy!!!

The ambience was nice as you can choose from indoor or outdoor seating. There's a wonderful terrace that you can sit and dine at, with wonderful and breathtaking views of the St. Louis arch, as well as the Mississippi River. Sports fans can also catch a glimpse of the Edwards Jones Dome.

If you're ever in the St. Louis area, be sure to check out the Cielo Restaurant & Bar!  Like Cielo on Facebook for up-to-date events and specials too!

Good food, great ambience, and reasonable prices make for a dining experience you'll never forget!  I know I won't, it was a wonderful anniversary experience we'll always remember!

*Disclaimer- I was not financially compensated in any way for this review. I received dinner for review purposes only. The opinions in this post are my own honest opinions and were in no way affected by having received these items. Disclaimer here.