Restaurants Offer an Incredible Food Journey

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Wineries , winery / vineyard , Restaurants
Fabulous Views and Cozy Dining
Author: H&L Partners
It takes more than just the food to make for an incredible restaurant experience. A fabulous wine list, unique recipes and candlelight dining are always on the menu in Missouri. From the top of towering bluffs to the big city, we create a memorable dining experience no matter where you are in the Show-Me State. To read more, Click Here.

Experience one of Missouri’s best views from one of Missouri’s top restaurants along the Katy trail. Located 15 miles west of Columbia, Les Bourgeois Winery’s Blufftop Bistro Restaurant, just a mile south of Rocheport (one mile north of I-70), combines great food with great scenery. Pair regional cheeses with one of their award-winning wines – their 2009 Norton won a gold medal at the 2012 Riverside International Wine Festival. Slice into their Choucroute Garnie or Grilled Missouri Legacy KC Strip. The bistro is available for private events. There really isn’t any place else like it in Missouri.

Dine with another amazing view, except this time of downtown Kansas City. The American Restaurant resides atop the world headquarters of Hallmark Cards, in Kansas City’s Crown Center shopping and dining complex. The American Restaurant consistently receives the AAA Four Diamond award and the Mobil Travel Guide Four Star rating. You are treated to amazing food, impeccable services and a view that transcends words. Menus change daily, so each experience is always unique.

You can sip, taste and dine at Touch. This Springfield restaurant combines American cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Their Sunset Menu offers the chance to sample three courses ranging from ceviche to Cajun shrimp ‘n’ grits. Finish your meal with their bread pudding, prepared with local bread from Artisan’s Oven and custard from Andy’s. Tripadvisor awarded its Certificate of Excellence to Touch in 2013 – Jan M. says, “Truly a very pleasant surprise. Who knew Springfield would have such a foodie type restaurant?”

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Chaumette Vineyards and Winery (22 miles southwest of Ste. Genevieve) is home to the Grapevine Grill. With an award-winning wine list, the Grapevine Grill combines contemporary American cuisine with hints of France, India, Asia and Italy. To warm-up on chilly winter nights, try a bowl of Tuscan tomato soup and some fromage fondue. Flights are on the menu – wine and cheese flights, that is. Pair a 2012 unoaked Chardonel with fresh goat's cheese from Baetje Farms and a 2012 Chambourcin with some smoked Gouda.

Extend your trip in the area by stopping at the Crown Valley Winery  (less than two miles north of Chaumette Winery) and the Charleville Vineyard and Microbrewery (just five miles farther north).

Located 26 miles west of Hannibal, Mark Twain Lake is home to the Rustic Oak Cabin Steakhouse (six miles north of Perry). This unique, two-story log cabin showcases a hunting and fishing motif: dine amongst bobcats, turkeys, black bears, pheasants other critters as you enjoy the prime rib – the house specialty. With so many entrees to choose from, the steakhouse can satisfy any appetite. Finish your evening with a slice of their chocolate dipped hot lava bundt cake and ice cream.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings get a little sweeter in Columbia, when the Upper Crust Bakery and Cafe transforms into Encore Wine and Dessert Bar. Cap off your evening with one of their delectable desserts, paired with a wine to bring out the sweetness. Try the White Passion with a sweet dessert wine and the Ultimate Sundae with a smooth ruby port. If you’d rather sip your dessert, check out their dessert-inspired martinis.

Cap off your date night with a visit to Baileys' Chocolate Bar in the Lafayette Square district, less than two miles south of downtown St. Louis. The menu of two dozen chocolate martinis promises a very memorable evening – Chocolate Manhattans, Nutella and macaroon are just a few of the delicious concoctions. Beer, spirits and wine are available. Prefer to share your dessert? Try a Chocolate Inebriation (chocolate cake with chocolate stout and ganache); and the namesake Baileys' Chocolate Bar (chocolate stout cake, raspberry butter cream, passion fruit sauce and vanilla ice cream). The hardest part is deciding whether you should eat your dessert or drink it.

The demand for a table at Stone Soup Cottage is so tremendous, you need to make your reservation well in advance. This Cottleville establishment is only open for one seating, Wednesday thru Saturday evenings, offering a six-course dinner for 30 guests. Dinner includes classic European fare with influences from southern France and northern Italy. (Five miles south of Mid Rivers Mall; I-70, exit 220).

 Les Bourgeois Winery's Blufftop Bistro Restaurant
Enjoy spectacular, bluff-top views no matter what the season. The Bistro offers a full menu of provincial ...

 The American Restaurant
The restaurant is perched atop the Hallmark Cards World Headquarters, in the Crown Center complex. The ...

 Crown Center Complex
Three-story, indoor shopping complex with more than 60 shops and restaurants; two hotels; two live theaters; ...

 Touch Restaurant
A fine-dining restaurant offering American cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Lounge with outdoor ...

 Chaumette Vineyards and Winery
Chaumette Winery sits amid magnificent rolling hills. Enjoy the views while sampling our award-winning, ...

 Crown Valley Winery
Crown Valley Winery offers winery tours, wine tasting, banquet facilities, plus a deli and gift shop. ...

 Charleville Vineyard and Microbrewery
We offer a variety of wines and hand crafted beers. Enjoy them in a wonderful rustic setting, with some ...

 Rustic Oak Cabin Steakhouse at Mark Twain Lake
Located at beautiful Mark Twain Lake. This two-story oak log cabin, decorated in a hunting and fishing ...

 The Upper Crust Bakery and Cafe
Bakery and cafe featuring scratch-baked breads and pastries; coffee drinks; breakfast and lunch specialties; ...

 Baileys' Chocolate Bar
Cozy and romantic nightspot with a full bar specializing in more than two dozen chocolate martinis; ...