A couple of weeks ago we ventured into St Charles to try a new restaurant Prasino.
It is located right past the bridge off i70West where the old Noah's Arc used to be located, but now is a huge modern complex of offices, condos and stores.
The restaurant is extremely attractive with a large outdoor dining patio and a beautiful dining room and bar whose scale you need to see to believe, but is designed into very comfortable spaces.
We opted for a booth as it gave us a great view of the room, the wine cellar, and it was quieter.
Our waiter was knowledgable and informative and service was very good.
This is the kind of restaurant that has become very popular as the menu has selections of small plates, tacos, flat breads, sushi rolls, big plates, salads, sandwiches ( called" hands-on") and sides plus desserts.
The crowd was young and attractive and the music was not to my liking, but I'm into classical and jazz, so never mind.
All the selections made me want to come back and try them. That night I had a Polar Bear "Roll" which consisted of crab, white tuna, avocado, wasabi mayo, cucumber, unagi sauce, and wasabi tobiko. I'm not sure what wasabi tobiko is but that sushi roll was Heaven, and it was BIG! All the "rolls" as they are listed on the menu look fabulous.
I also had trout, wood grilled with succotash, bacon confit and sage butter. I had to take half of it home but it was delicious ( the next day too).
No room for dessert that night, but you can be sure I'm returning to try again.
According to St Louis Magazine Prasino means green in Greek and is pronounced PRAHS-UH-NO.
1520 South Fifth Street