three sixty westport photo by lauren healey

First Look: Three Sixty at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights

The brand new Three Sixty Westport at 111 West Port Plaza Drive in Maryland Heights is truly an elevated experience from its location perched high above the Westport Plaza in the “gold tower” to its satisfying food and drink menu that includes interesting cocktails curated by mixology consultancy Bangers Only.

Inside, the moody elegance of the rich, textured wood paneling contrasts against soft green and gold accents along with warm overhead lighting to create an effortlessly stunning dining environment. From bar seating to intimate wrap-around banquette, to ample lounging spaces, 360 Westport has something for anyone, whether you're looking for one-on-one dining or intimate group gatherings. Westport also offers an open-air patio overlooking the Westport Plaza featuring cozy fire pits and beautifully hung greenery. But the real showstopper is the almost floor-to-ceiling wine wall with the bar’s extensive menu of over 70 wines on full display. The wall acts almost like a piece of artwork that divides the wine room from the rest of the bar to provide more privacy for guests.

Along with the elaborate wine menu is a full list of beers (on tap and bottled) and handcrafted cocktails such as the Hummingbird (Una Vida Blanco tequila, Brazilian rum, sage, pineapple and lime), the Ankle Breaker (Montelobos Mezcal, dry sherry, passionfruit, Mexican hot sauce, honey, citrus for $14) and Softs Hands (Lillet Blanc, Aperol, raspberry, lemon and sparkling wine).

The food menu has been crafted to include a blending of Asian, Italian, Mediterranean and French cuisines with some 360 classics, including New Orleans-style fries, smoked salmon chips and a housemade KitKat. Some Westport location exclusives includes cheddar and chive drop biscuits served with house fruit jam and honey butter, bone marrow (a la “clams casino” with pancetta, clams, shallot, herbs and grilled bread), Strozzapreti (braised lamb, charred cabbage, Calabrian chili and pecorino) or raw, fried or Rockefeller (bacon, spinach, béchamel and herb breadcrumb) oysters.

It’s a space made for celebrating with some friends or having a solo night on the town — either way 360 Westport stuns with its 11,200 square feet of modern charm with expansive seating for nearly 300 guests, friendly staff and an upscale menu.

Three Sixty Westport is open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

This article was originally published by the Riverfront Times, but the photos and captions are Sauce Magazine originals.