The Eatery food hall in downtown St. Louis Photo by Michelle Volansky

First Look: The Eatery food hall in downtown St. Louis

The Eatery, downtown’s first food hall, opened its doors today, Jan. 29, on the ground floor of One Metropolitan Square.


The location, formerly home to Kemoll’s, was vacant since 2009 when that restaurant moved to the top floor of the building. After a $2.5 million renovation of the 10,000 square-foot space, it’s now home to three individual concepts: Dino’s Deli, Arista Gourmet and Kimcheese Asian Fusion.


According to Rick Spector, senior vice president of retail brokerage with JLL, the property management company for One Met Square, talks are in progress to bring in two additional concepts.


The Eatery has approximately 100 seats with options ranging from high-top tables to benches to counter seating. Each food stall has dedicated counter seating as well, and once the weather warms up, additional covered seating will be available outside.


The Eatery will initially be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, but Spector said the hours could expand down the line depending on demand. Here’s a first look at downtown’s first food hall.


Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.