Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel’s New Eero’s Restaurant Unveiled
St. Louis, MO/July 23, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the St. Louis area or you’re just dropping in for the night, Eero’s, the new restaurant at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel (9801 Natural Bridge Road) might surprise you. The new restaurant/bar concept offers an authentic taste of St. Louis’ rich culture and history in the shadow of Lambert International Airport. Like some of the better hotel restaurants around town, this new restaurant at the Renaissance stands on its own.
Before the redo, the restaurant had been known as Norah’s Crafted Food & Spirits, a well-appointed space named for the executive chef’s daughter that served modern American cuisine with a rustic twist. The new name “Eero’s” was chosen to honor Eero Saarinen, the well-known 20th century Finnish-American architect who designed the Gateway Arch. Aesthetically and thematically, Eero’s is named aptly. It’s a nod to the city’s rich history and regional traditions: the unique architecture of the area, the camaraderie of local breweries, the innovation of the aerospace industry, the soulfulness of the city’s jazz and blues history. As a result, guests (from near or far) find themselves engaged with the restaurant before even picking up a menu. Eero’s has a sort of homey, welcoming atmosphere that goes well with St. Louis’ famous friendliness and hospitality.
Eero’s specializes in contemporary American cuisine that pays tribute to the St. Louis area’s culinary traditions. The menu features affordable, hearty, savory fare that showcases local ingredients. You can sit down to a St. Louis pork steak (basted with Fitz’s root beer BBQ sauce) or Missouri trout (with sweet pea mint farro, lardons, and tomatoes). Or if you’re in the mood for something a little lighter, you can try a roasted-beet kale salad. Eero’s also offers an indulgent and area-inspired dessert menu (think salted-caramel bread pudding) as well as locally sourced craft beers that are available on tap. Guests can order a flight of beers which will pair well with dinner, or they can opt for something stronger. Eero’s offers a wide range of regional whiskeys. Also on the menu is specialty coffee by Kaldi, and an international wine list. Whatever you order, each menu item offers a taste of the St. Louis’s culinary traditions and ingredients that leaves you hungry for more. Eero’s is open for lunch seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Eero’s is more than just a place to grab a bite to eat. The restaurant is also creating a sense of place through curated events. Guests can have interesting historical experiences through “daily punch rituals” where they can participate in toasting local spirits. Guests can also grab a table during one of the weekly performances by local musicians, or drop in during a monthly meet-and-greet with the local art community. Like its menu and ambience, the events at Eero’s invite visitors to sit back and simply enjoy what the St. Louis community has to offer—whether you’re visiting St. Louis for the night, or you’re a local resident.
Eero’s Restaurant and Bar
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63134
By Katie Smith