American Society for Legal History
St. Louis 2012
Four Seasons: the Four Seasons is the primary hotel for the conference. The bloc of rooms at the conference rate for the Four Seasons Hotel is sold out (note, there may still be a couple of rooms available for individual nights --Fri. 9 Nov. and/or Sat. 10 Nov.)
Lumiere Place Hotel: The ASLH has signed a contract for 20 rooms per night for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night of the annual meeting. For individual reservations, our members will need to call 1-877-450-7711 by Thursday, October 25, 2012. Our members will need to identify themselves as members of the American Society for Legal History, Inc., S1108AS, in order to receive the Group-contracted rate, which is $140 per night plus tax for single or double occupancy.
Transportation from the airport to the Four Seasons
You can take either a taxicab or the St. Louis Metro to theFour Seasons and other nearby hotels such as theLumiere Place.
Cab: Follow signs to the taxi stand at St. Louis Lambert Airport. The fare should be about $50.
St. Louis Metro: $2.25 one way. Purchase tickets at the kiosk, and validate them on the platform.
Walking directions from Laclede’s Landing metro stop to the Four Seasons and Lumiere Place: At Lacledes Landing, exit the train at the back and walk down the stairs. Head North (the opposite direction of the St. Louis Arch). It is three blocks to the Lumiere Casino; walk along the front of the casino. The Four Seasons is adjacent and to the north, where you’ll enter the “arrival lobby.” From there, take the elevator to the eighth floor “registration lobby.” (Lower floors are the casino and parking.)
You can follow signs at the airport to the metrolink. The metro runs about every twenty minutes and is safe and clean. From the airport, take the red line toward Shiloh-Scott (this will be the only available line) to the Arch/Laclede’s Landing stop. The metro trip is fifteen stops and should take 36 minutes. Updated schedules are available at www.metrostlouis.org.
Transportation to the Plenary Session and Reception at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Four buses will depart at 4pm from the first-floor arrival lobby at the Four Seasons. If you would prefer to take the metro, you can take the blue line (in the direction of Shrewsbury/Landsdowne) from Laclede’s Landing to the University City-Big Bend stop. Or, you can also take the red line from Laclede’s Landing (in the direction of Lambert Airport) and switch to the blue line at Forest Park-Baliviere. The stop closest to the Law School is “Big Bend.”
::Historical and Cultural Institutions::
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which includes the Old Courthouse and Gateway Arch, is within walking distance of the hotel (0.7 mi). Turn a right out of the first-floor lobby; walk past the casino and head South on North 2nd Street; turn right on Laclede’s Landing Blvd; turn left onto North 4th Street. More information at http://www.nps.gov/jeff/planyourvisit/things2do.htm
Gateway Arch and Museum of Westward Expansion
Visit: Open daily, 9:00am-6:00pm. You can take a tram ride to the top of the arch. Price is $10.00. You can purchase tickets in person, but to reserve a seat and time call 1-877-982-1410.
Corner North 4th St. and Market Street, St. Louis MO
Exhibit: Legacy of Courage: Dred Scott & the Quest for Freedom
Visit: Open daily, 8:00am-4:30pm. Free admission.
The Old Courthouse is across Interstate 70 from the Arch, between North 4th St. and Broadway. You may reach it by crossing from the Arch grounds, or by using the “Lumiere Link,” an underground moving walkway from the casino to the Edward Jones Dome on Broadway. The Courthouse is several blocks south of the Jones Dome (a LEFT turn when you exit the Link), between Broadway and North 4th Street)
Missouri Historical Society Museum (located in Forest Park)
Exhibitions: The Civil War in Missouri; Seeking St. Louis; The 1904 World’s Fair; Discover the Real George Washington; The Language of Portraits; Underneath It All; Our Olympics
Visit: Open daily, 10am-5:00pm; open Tuesday until 8pm.
Admission to the Museum is free; $10 admission to special exhibitions.
Saint Louis Art Museum (located in Forest Park)
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110 314-721-0072
Exhibitions: Federico Barocci, Renaissance Master; Drawn in Copper, Italian Prints in the Age of Barocci; Plants and Flowers in Chinese Paintings and Ceramics
Visit: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5:00pm; open Friday until 9pm.
Admission to the Museum is free; admission to featured exhibitions is free on Friday.
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (located on Washington University in St. Louis campus)
Exhibit: Design With the Other 90%: Cities
Visit: Friday 11am-8pm. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm.
Admission is free.
TheFour Seasons has an excellent restaurant, Cielo; there are also a number of dining options in the attached Lumiere Casino. With one or two exceptions, other restaurants in the immediate vicinity of Laclede’s Landing (within a short walk from the hotel) are of the bar and grill variety. For finer dining, we recommend organizing taxicabs to nearby neighborhoods. All the neighborhoods listed below are well worth a visit, but we recommend against walking from the hotel.
Lacledes Landing (hotel and immediate vicinity)
Cielo at Four Seasons St. Louis
Contemporary Italian fare with Italian wines. One of the most highly recommended restaurants in St. Louis. Indoor and al fresco dining options, both offering views of the Arch.
999 North Second St., St. Louis, MO 63102 314-881-5800 $$$$
Japanese Makimond (rolls) and specialty drinks.
612 North Second St., St. Louis, MO 63102 314-241-9595 $$$
Gourmet burgers, from Veggie to Kobe and martinis.
Lumiere Place Casino, 999 North Second St., St. Louis, MO 63102 314-621-9593 $$
Downtown ($5 cab ride from hotel)
Delicious and heart-stopping burgers and shakes in the loft district.
920 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63101 314-241-8121 $$
Carmine’s Steak House
Steak, chops, and St. Louis’s famous toasted ravioli.
20 S. 4th St., St. Louis MO 63102 314-241-1631 $$$$$
Lucas Park Grille
Contemporary fare in the heart of Washington Avenue’s Loft District.
1234 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103 314-241-7770 $$$$
Mango Peruvian Restaurant
Enticing Peruvian cuisine.
1101 Lucas Ave. St Louis, MO 63101 314-621-9993 $$
Mosaic Tapas St. Louis
Very good tapas, shared plates, trendy atmosphere.
1001 Washington Ave., St. Louis MO 63101 314-621-6001 $$$
Sen Thai – Asian Bistro
Thai cuisine with a vegetarian menu.
13th & Locust St., St. Louis MO 63103 314- 436- 3456 $$
Known as St. Louis’s best white-linen restaurant. Italian faire, fine wines.
410 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63102 314-231-7007 $$$$$
Soulard (old French quarter) ($10 cab ride from hotel)
Very good French cuisine with a modern twist.
1535 South Eighth St., St, Louis, MO 63104 314-436-2500 $$$$
Chava’s Mexican Restaurant
Quality and original Mexican and Tex-Mex food with great margaritas.
925 Geyer Avenue · Saint Louis, MO 63104 · (314) 241-5503 $$
Fabulous “farm to table” French and avant-garde cuisine.
1831 Sydney St., St. Louis, MO 63104 314-773-7755 $$$$
Sidney Street Cafe
Well-regarded chef serves modern fare in historic store-front building with antique bar.
2000 Sidney St., St. Louis, MO 63104 314-771-5777 $$$$
Lafayette Square (beautiful restored square with Victorian mansions and rowhouses) ($10 cab ride from hotel)
Eleven Eleven Mississippi
Very good “Wine Country Bistro” influenced by Tuscan and Northern Californian cuisine.
1111 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis MO 63104 314-241-9999 $$$
Vin de Set
American versions of southern French cuisine with rooftop bar.
2017 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103 314-241-8989 $$$
Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
Delectable dessert; there may be a line.
Situated in a former wire Factory, a renovated Victorian building. Eclectic cuisine.
1415 S 18th St Saint Louis, MO 63104 314 865-3522 $$$
Central West End (urban shopping-restaurant district abutting Forest Park; close to Washington University Medical School) ($20 cab ride from hotel or $5-10 cab from WashU)
Good Mediterranean food with a European feel.
13 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63108 314-361-7010
Brasserie by Niche
Niche’s more casual French bistro, very good food.
4580 Laclede Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108 314-454-0600
Herbies Vintage 72
Nostalgic bistro reminiscent of the French theatre circa 1950’s.
405 North Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108 314- 769- 9595 $$$$
Little Saigon Cafe
Healthy Vietnamese cuisine, using vegetables from their own garden.
10 N Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108 314-361-8881 $$$
Scape American Bistro
Best Dining Experiences in St. Louis.
48 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63108 314- 361- 7227$$$$
Delmar Loop (eclectic entertainment district very near Washington University) ($20 cab ride from hotel; walking distance or $5 cab from WashU)
To walk to the Delmar Loop from Washington University, take the pedestrian bridge located about midway down the campus mall, east of the law school. Metro stop “Delmar Loop” on the Lambert airport line, and then a two-block walk west.
Nostalgia galore from the 1950s and 1960s, worth the visit if only to see the collection of pop culture memorabilia. Live music. Living legend Chuck Berry performs monthly.
6504 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63130 314-727-4444 $$
Eclipse Restaurant and Terrace Bar
Creative cuisine with a great rooftop bar.
6177 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 314-726-2222 $$$
6333 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 314-726-1005 $$
Fitz’s American Grill & Bottling Works
Decent American food with great shakes and floats.
6605 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 314-726-9555 $$
Gokul Indian Restaurant – Kosher Restaurant
Vegetarian Indian food, Kosher.
6101 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 314-721-1888 $$
Reputedly St. Louis’s best pizza, visited by President Obama.
6144 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 314-727-1819 $$
Good Middle Eastern cuisine.
6501 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 314-726-6874 $$
Three Kings Pub House
Pub food, drinks, and live music.
6307 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 $$
Clayton (suburb near Washington University) ($30 cab ride from hotel or $5 cab from WashU)
Mediterranean menu with excellent drinks.
131 Cardondelet Plaza, Clayton, MO 63105 314-725-6777 $$$$
Pomme Café and Wine Bar
Good café next door to its fancier sister restaurant. $$$
44 N. Central Ave., Clayton, MO 63105 314-721-8801
White-linen French restaurant; quality ingredients, often has seafood specials.
40 Central Ave., Clayton, MO. 63105 314- 727-4141 $$$$$