Table Is Officially Open in St. Louis
Our intern Sarah brings a unique look at the opening of a St. Louis area restaurant named Table that has opted to focus their beer menu with local craft beer offerings. If you are interested in an internship with The Full Pint, please follow this link. Cheers
After The Stable closed (in the Benton Park area of Saint Louis) there was a lot of guessing/hoping what would take over the space within the beer community of St. Louis. Losing a brewery and a distillery is always disappointing, even if The Stable had (gone downhill) become disappointing before finally closing. While the brewing and distillery equipment was moved out of the space, there is still a strong beer presence in what is now the Table.
I had the honor of attending the soft opening. Walking into the Table, it is remarkable the resemblance to The Stable. If you had been in the Stable previously, imagine way less clutter, cleaner lines, in fact cleaner everything. The huge chandelier is still over the bar area. The brewing room is now a chef’s table area that will offer exciting choices over the weekends. The tables are set up in large communal tables that lend to talking and sharing. Most importantly, for me anyways, the bathrooms are no longer scary. Patio seating is available and I can already imagine many summer nights sitting outside.
With Chef Cassy Vires and Josh Renbarger running the show, there was no doubt that there would be imaginative food and great drinks at Table. Their initial restaurant, Home Wine Kitchen, has won many awards and the hearts of most of those who have been there. Even with wine in the name they serve great beers with three taps and a great bottle list. Table though will have 14 taps, plus a strong bottle list. The beers chosen are thoughtful, seasonal picks that lend themselves to food pairings. There are no palate wreckers on the list, which may be disappointing for those hopheads out there, but you would not want to cloud the flavor of any of Cassy’s food. Of course they will have wine and are introducing a cocktail list at this location, making this a place to take any kind of drink snobs. The food is a sharable tapas style, with something for everyone without being boring. My husband and I tried several dishes and desserts, along with beers and a cocktail for good measure. All were fantastic, which says a lot for a soft opening.
As stated, no community wants to lose a brewery, but it is an easy pill to swallow with a restaurant with a large selection of beer that pairs well with an amazing menu. Table is officially open, for more information: www.tablestl.com