Friday, May 6, 2011

Oak Barrel Bistro and Artisan Bakery

We finally got a beautiful day. The weather in St Louis has been cold and rainy this May and I was despairing; May is usually my favorite month.  So when the temperature reached 70 degrees today, it being Friday, when my husband and I have our weekly date for lunch, we decided to drive to O'Fallon to the Oak Barrel Bistro and Artisan Bakery and check it out.

It's really easy to find. Just go West on I-64 to Exit 9, Rte K, take a right and look for Waterbury Falls Drive, which is about 1/2 mile from I-64 on your right. It's about 20 minutes from Clayton when traffic is light.

We were met by Louise, who's a charming woman, an implant from England. The breakfast and lunch menus are on a blackboard above the cases of beautiful desserts that greet you as you walk in the door.

We both chose sandwiches. I had a pulled pork on delicious french bread, with a garlicky mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato and a side of broccoli salad. Chuck had a ham and cheese on artisan white bread and potato salad, which he really liked. The breads are baked there daily and are fabulous. We shared their famous bread pudding with Creme Anglais for dessert.  All in all a delightful lunch.

We had read some pretty impressive reviews of the Oak Barrel Bistro and asked to see the dinner menu. It is obvious that they have some real talent in the kitchen. We can hardly wait to go back and try it. Be sure to make a reservation when you want to see what all the excitement is about.  This is a special establishment with farm fresh foods and some great ideas.

Oak Barrel Bistro and Artisan Bakery
957 Waterbury Falls Drive


  1. This looks like an interesting mini-drive, Boo. Never knew that O'Fallon would have any place interesting, but maybe I don't know O'Fallon. Anyplace that showcases its desserts has to have its act together, at least for me. Do you think it's worth a visit for dinner?