Moving to STL Guide – Date Night Spots | Metro East


The Metro East has no shortage of fabulous date night spots – here are the St. Louis Mom team’s top picks for where to enjoy a night out!

Oaxaca Margarita Bar

The Metro East’s first margarita bar and restaurant has been hopping since the day it opened, and its popularity is sure to increase when it introduces its margarita flights at the end of the month. Count us in! Make sure to arrive early or, better yet, make it a mom’s lunch out and get there at opening to get a table without the wait. Afterward, you can walk around the nearby shops and boutiques.

Tacqueria Z

The place to go for quick and simple Mexican street foods as well as craft beers, margaritas, and tequila! Dine indoors or outside! Don’t forget to try their guacamole or homemade salsas!

1818 Chophouse

This casual yet upscale setting is the perfect spot for any occasion! They boast a robust menu of steaks, seafood and a killer Sunday brunch. You’ll feel cozy in this stone- & wood-accented space. Don’t miss their outdoor patio on a beautiful day!


Located on Main Street in the heart of charming downtown Edwardsville, this gourmet spot featuring classic food is a must try. They take pride in delivering an upscale, elevated experience in a casual setting!


This gem in Shiloh is not only a must visit for your next brunch or coffee date, but keep an eye out for their monthly Supper Club! You’ll enjoy a four course meal featuring seasonal, local FRESH ingredients prepared by June’s executive chef, Erin Ortiz. Tickets are required!

Le Ono

Downtown O’Fallon’s most recent addition to the restaurant scene is this casual yet upscale take on a blend of Hawaiian and French-Polynesian fare. Open Wednesday – Saturday only. Keep an eye out for their special tasting events, those are sure to be exceptional date nights!

Grit and Tonic

You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time at this classic speakeasy-themed bar! Grit & Tonic mixes classic prohibition drinks and their own custom libations with a twist. A small menu of global-themed food is offered seasonally. Note: they’re only open on the weekend!

Boarding House Bistro

This spot is one of a kind, located in the downtown district of O’Fallon, IL! This charming bistro specializes in freshly prepared, custom charcuterie boards.
Take a seat and stay a while in the cozy Bistro Bar. Enjoy a craft cocktail, glass of wine, or local beer while grazing on your custom-made charcuterie board!


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