dishes at the train shed at st. louis union station photo by adam rothbarth

First Look: Train Shed at St. Louis Union Station


Train Shed pulls into St. Louis Union Station on Monday, Nov. 18, and St. Louisans will have another place to check out while visiting downtown’s newest attractions from The Wheel to the upcoming aquarium.


Between the train-themed decor and an industrial vibe that sees exposed original steel beams and plenty of wood, metal, brick and stone, diners should feel transported to a different kind of urban aesthetic.


With executive chef Patrick Russell (formerly of The Chocolate Pig) at the helm, Train Shed offers a menu full of upscale bar food and classic cocktails. From the starters and bar snacks menu, diners will find dishes like smoked honey Buffalo wings, pesto hummus, green chili deviled eggs and pickle fries. Salads include the Caesar, tuna, barbecue, chopped and the Little Caboose, which features grains, greens, herbs, fruit and a citrus vinaigrette.


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A small pizza menu offers a Margherita and a butternut squash, while the sandwich section features pork schnitzel, a Nashville hot chicken sandwich, a few burgers and a set of ahi tuna sliders. Entrees include dishes like a 12-ounce rib-eye, a half chicken, Tuscan-style salmon, pasta primavera and a country fried steak.


A robust bar program sports 25 classic cocktails, ranging from Negronis and Old Fashioneds to Boulevardiers and Last Words. Train Shed’s 12 taps will host a selection of beers from breweries like Anheuser-Busch, Elysian, Goose Island and more. The straightforward wine list includes 11 options.


Train Shed will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Sunday and 4 to 11 p.m. on Sunday, with plans to open for lunch. Here’s a first look at Union Station’s newest restaurant.


Adam Rothbarth is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.