Kreis’ Restaurant

St. Louis’ Steak Restaurant

  • Great Steaks and World Famous Prime Rib.
  • Fresh Seafood – Some of St. Louis’ Very Best.
  • A Locally Owned and Family Run Steakhouse.
  • Fine Dining at a St. Louis, Missouri Landmark.

By serving award winning steaks, the freshest seafood in the Midwest, and expertly prepared entrees, Kreis’ sets the standard for fine dining excellence.

We specialize in serving prime rib so succulent, that we have earned the title “The Last Word In Prime Rib.” Once you’ve eaten at Kreis’, nothing else will compare!


Old RestaurantSixty Years of Tradition

The Beginning Founded by the Kreis family in the 1940s, the establishment first began as a small roadhouse restaurant in the countryside. Mrs. Kreis’ home cooking soon became the favorite among those traveling alongside Highway 67. The Kreis family (pronounced Krice) operated the restaurant until their retirement in the 1960s. They offered to lease Kreis to Jack Kane, their country club manager, while still retaining ownership.  He successfully ran and enhanced the business, introducting the enormous portion of Prime Rib of Beef, a signature dish which the restaurant still prides itself on.

It has served as a comfortable and familiar gathering place for it’s St. Louis customers. The consistency and quality of Kreis’ ensured loyal clientele for generations, Helen Kane, his wife, remained operator until the Kreis’ decision to sell the business and property to Byron Tompras and his brother Virgil “Tyke” Tompras in 1983.

Byron & Virgil TomprasByron’s Golden Touch The Tompras brothers valued tradition and made very few changes to this historic dinery… retaining the same interior, the “New York Style” waiters… the Signature Prime Rib plus the German style specialties and the relaxing country club atmosphere.

The combination of Byron’s expertise and knowledge of the food industry and Tyke’s managerial skills was the key to Kreis’ success. In 1984 an unfortunate fire burned a large portion of the restaurant… the Tompras family used this opportunity to rebuild, expand and by bringing the kitchen up to the restaurant level, was able to accommodate the booming business it was experiencing.

George & ReneeA Family Tradition Since Byron’s death in 1989 and Tyke’s retirement in 1990, Byron’s children, George Tompras and Renee Tompras Bogdanos have operated this St. Louis Landmark, expanding the menu to keep pace with modern demands while adhering to the tradition for quality, consistency, customer service and innovation that made Kreis’ famous.

George B Tompras and
Renee Tompras Bogdanos



Private Dining

Private TableKreis’ Restaurant Offers Superlative
Private Dining Accomodations

Business meeting? Holiday party? Anniversary celebration? Rehersal dinner or an intimate wedding? Kreis’ boasts facilites for up to 75 guests for any special occasion. Special customized menus are available for you and your private party. Come use St. Louis’ Private Dining Room!

Private Table



Please call us at 314-993-0735 for more specific availability and pricing when renting out Kreis’ Private Dining Room for your next special occasion.



George B. Tompras and
Renee Tompras Bogdanos

Fill out the form below and click “Submit” to make online reservations. Your reservation has NOT been accepted until you receive an email confirmation from Kreis’ Restaurant. If in doubt, then please call us: 314-993-0735.

All reservations made after 3:00 PM for the same day must be made by phone at 314-993-0735 since the office is closed. On Sundays, the office is closed and any emails will not be seen until Monday, so please call after 3:00 PM for reservations.

Tonight, 12/23/14, there are no tables at 6:00 pm through 6:45 pm.

Christmas Eve, 12/24/14, there are no tables available from 5:00 pm through 8:15 pm.  There are still tables at 4:00 pm and 4:15 pm or 9:00 pm and later.

We are closed on Christmas Day, 12/25/14.

Friday, 12/26/14, there are no tables left at 7:00 pm or 7:15 pm.

Saturday, 12/27/14, there are no tables left at 5:30 pm or 5:45 pm.

On New Years Eve there are no tables available from 5:00 pm through 8:00 pm.  There are still tables left at 4:30 pm, 4:45 pm and 8:45 pm and later.

We are closed on New Years Day, 1/1/15.

OH NO!  I just had someone make reservations for Valentines Day!  


Listing Information

Bar,Dinner,Fine Dining

Pricey - $36 - $60




Car Park





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  1. Alojamiento web
    July 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm Reply

    The establishment began as a small roadhouse restaurant in the countryside. Mrs. Kreis’ home cooking soon became the favorite among those traveling along Highway 67. The Kreis family operated Kreis’ until their retirement in the 1960s.

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