Whether you want a refined or explosive setting, this Fourth of July you can head on down to one of these places for the best view. Enjoy some signature cocktails or some of the best food St. Louis has to offer while you celebrate our nation’s independence. These suggestions are sure to put a bit of fun in your night of celebration while you watch the big show with someone special.
One Metropolitan Square
211 N. Broadway, 40th & 42nd Floors
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 421-0555

With windows in all directions, this is the best place to look out over St. Louis. For a truly luxurious experience, have some champagne with your meal and watch the fireworks explode over the Gateway Arch. Offering Sicilian family recipes with gourmet presentation that are working into the fifth generation, guests can enjoy the Kemoll family tradition at its best. Call to make reservations.

1419 Carroll St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 241-1674

On the third floor, this cozy little restaurant has some of the best gourmet food in St. Louis. The duck is famous, and the sherry-braised bacon comes highly recommended. The terrace offers an amazing view of the St. Louis skyline, which can be enjoyed from nearly every table. The view is truly amazing on any evening, but it will give guests a one of a kind dining experience during the fireworks display. You can make your reservations through the website or via phone.

Cielo Restaurant & Bar
999 N. 2nd St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 881-2105

Atop the Four Seasons, Cielo gives guests one of the best views in the city. Guests will enjoy a first rate view of the fireworks in complete comfort, as well as the Gateway Arch. The menu has a full list of specialty drinks as well as traditional Italian entrees. The unusual margarita is a spicy take on a classic, or the strawberry rum can sweeten things up a little. You can make your reservation online. The Chef’s table or more private seating is available for those who prefer to avoid the crowd.

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6177 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112
(314) 726-2222

Enjoy modern American food in a whimsical futuristic setting. Rooftop dining gives a wide view of the St. Louis sky, and will let guests watch several firework displays at once. After dinner, the Rooftop Terrace Bar offers specialty cocktails created by an award-winning team. Visually stunning and with top rated service, Eclipse is a great place to spend a special evening. The fireworks will make the futuristic setting even more colorful and exciting.

Vin de Set
2017 Chouteau Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 241-8989

This rooftop bar and bistro serves French food made with love. Traditional dishes, such as escargot barigoule and steak tartare, are classic favorites. The Nutella crepe is a modern favorite, and the espresso cake is legendary. Guests will have a nearly uninterrupted view from the rooftop, and can make their reservations online or call in. Seating for large groups and private parties is available, so this is ideal for large groups and families. Regardless of where you sit, you will have a great view of the sky.

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Bon Tindle is an author from Springfield, MO. She writes fiction and nonfiction for several publications, and can be reached through her website (www.bontindle.com) with comments or questions.