An upscale, four diamond, fine dining restaurant and lounge specializing in locally grown food products. An American Place is owned and operated by renowned Chef Larry Forgione, and is located in the original lobby of the Statler Hotel, which was built in 1917. The space boasts a 30' ceiling, a replica of the original wedge wood, marble columns, and beautiful architecture not seen anywhere else in St. Louis. With exceptional atmosphere, food and service it is a restaurant that you don't need a special occasion to visit. Larry Forgione serves up a lush collection of recipes designed to reintroduce the essential flavors lost to us in the rush for newer, quicker and better. He takes the best flavors from the past and revitalizes them with the freshest, ripest and richest native ingredients. With over a hundred recipes reflecting the bounty of American cuisine: fish and shellfish from America's shores, everything from chicken, duck and venison to beef, pork and lamb from our forests and farms, and wonderful breads and old-fashioned desserts from our bakeshops.