First-of-its-kind restaurant design makes its debut in Missouri.
FRONTENAC, MO (StLouisRestaurantReview) Fresh, high-quality Mexican cuisine debuts in the Show-Me state March 16 as Uncle Julio’s opens in Frontenac at 2011 S. Lindberg Boulevard. Uncle Julio’s uses fresh ingredients and authentic recipes to create its signature taste in everything from mesquite-grilled meats to hand-crafted margaritas.
“We are known for delivering upscale Tex-Mex dining anchored by the made-from-scratch freshness and a menu that offers memorable experiences for our guests,” Tom Vogel, CEO of Uncle Julio’s, said. “We can’t wait to open our doors to Frontenac and the greater St. Louis area.”
To Frontenac, Uncle Julio’s will also bring a first-of-its-kind restaurant design that will enhance the distinctive Uncle Julio’s experience.
Inspired by Mexican architecture and art, Uncle Julio’s provides an atmosphere as carefully curated as the ingredients in its recipes. The atmosphere is a mix of old-world Mexican and modern industrial décor that feels both upscale and inviting in the 8,500-square-foot space. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a view of a large, beautifully intricate mural from Mexican artist Claudio Limon. The artwork is lit by a warm glow of lights and sets the tone for an authentic, upscale dining experience. Inside, guests will find a well-appointed interior featuring furniture, fixtures, and finishes hand-crafted in Mexico. Whitestone finishes and warm wood create a modern, inviting aesthetic throughout the space.
The large dining room view allows guests to see inside a scratch kitchen, where fresh ingredients are cut by hand and tortillas are made. A U-shaped bar provides plenty of seating and interaction with the bartender as he or she makes cocktails by hand and from scratch using fresh fruit and tequila from the impressive Uncle Julio’s collection. The bar is lit by lanterns individually hand-crafted in Mexico, and guests can sit on barstools made from Mexican tequila barrels. At the same time, they enjoy original artwork commissioned for Uncle Julio’s.
Indoor/outdoor flexible spaces are an exciting addition to the brand’s in-person dining experience. Two separate spaces can be indoor or outdoor using custom roll-up doors and can be dedicated to private parties or serve as additional general seating. These areas are adjacent to the grand, 2,500-square-foot patio, which is awash with little white lights strung overhead and plenty of outdoor seating that can be customized to fit your group.
“The design of our Frontenac location includes flexible spaces that will allow our guests to experience Uncle Julio’s indoors, outdoors, or in private dining areas with their own group,” said Vogel. “Now, with the increased demand for outdoor dining spaces, we feel that Uncle Julio’s in Frontenac will be a fantastic place for people to enjoy their experience with us, whether dining with a small family or a group. The patio is perfect for outdoor celebrations, live music, and watching the game.”
For those who prefer to get their Uncle Julio’s to-go, the restaurant has a dedicated takeout entrance that will allow for easy access for guests picking up their orders. Designated curbside parking spots make for easy drive-up access.
Jason Padilla will serve as general manager for the restaurant, which will employ between 60 and 80 Uncle Julio’s team members.
Uncle Julio’s is located at 2011 S. Lindberg Boulevard in Frontenac, Missouri. The restaurant can be reached at (314) 300-9049, and to-go orders can also be placed online by visiting UncleJulios.com. Uncle Julio’s will open on March 16 for lunch and dinner.