The restaurant is in an upwardly trending area of St. Louis where businesses and downtown life is thriving. Our recommendations include the signature dill pickle soup, which is exactly what it sounds like–a dill pickle in soup form! They have something called a “Birdseed Salad,” which includes sunflower and pepita seeds, mixed nuts, fuji apples, all topped with a popyseed white balsamic vinaigrette. If you want a sandwich, we loved the Royal Grille, billed as an “adult grilled cheese” with white cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, an apple, and whole grain wheat bread.
They offer daily specials, and are widely known for the selection of ice creams and drinks–alone, or mixed together into an “adult float,” such as the Gunness Float. It offers your choice of Vanilla Deluxe or Zanzibar Chocolate ice cream with, of course, Guinness.Or try the ice cream pairings with liquor served straght over aged ice cream–like Barenjäger with Butter Pecan ice cream, or Double Chocolate Vodka with After Dinner Mint ice cream.
Don’t let the adult choices fool you, because families are welcome. A surprise on the menu is the selection of old-fashioned egg creams and phosphates, along with sundaes of all kinds.
The Fountain on Locust is a great restaurant experience. As the most photographed restaurant in St Louis, you know the atmosphere just has to be fun! It’s been voted best Ice Cream Parlor, Most Artistic Interior (for its art deco design) and Best Restaurant Neighborhood.
But if you ask us, it’s the food. The drink. And the ice cream. And we plan to do it all again next time we’re in St. Louis!