Culinaria

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
theisti  (746) Kansas | May 5, 2016
Visited after dinner on a Tuesday. Gourmet grocery store in the urban core of St. Louis. Beer selection is standard and moderate. Only singles available were large format bottles. There appears to be a bar upstairs, though I did not head up there during my visit.

64 = ★★ (Just ok)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch  (263) Vero Beach, Florida | August 22, 2014
Culinaria is to Schnuks as GreenWise is to Publix - upscale versions of their regular retail grocery stores. Reminiscent of Whole Foods, The Fresh Market and Trader Joes. Nice selection of organic foods, freshly prepared foods for carryout, canned and dry goods, coffees, teas and the like. A very decent selection of locally-brewed beers, including Perennial, 4 Hands and Schlafly. Plenty of other breweries’ craft beer as well. They even had 750 ml bottles of an Old Ale brewed by Schlafly specifically for Culinaria. Can’t buy it anywhere else. Check-out line was slow and parking was a pain-in-the-ass.
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
brokensail  (1295) Dublin, California | July 14, 2014
Sort of a Whole Foods-esque grocery store. In fact, almost exactly the same as a Whole Paycheck. They have a small cooler with a decent selection of largely local beers (4 Hands, Urban Chestnut, Schlafly, Boulevard, etc.). Some imports and a few of the typical macro choices as well. We picked up some Stag Beer while here. Prices on the beer are fair, but everything else is a bit on the upscale end...which seems sort of weird given how much of the surrounding downtown area is.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
BBB63  (146) La Porte , Indiana | June 23, 2014
It was close to the Omni which was home base for the RSBG 2014, was there three times. Twice the checkout time was very slow. A nice deli and upscale food market similar to a Trader Joes or even to some lesser extent Whole Foods. Did have some local brews in bottle like Urban Chestnut and Schalfly. Worth a stop if you are in the area... not worth any kind of special trip.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
msante79  (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | June 1, 2012
This is like Snuck’s version of a whole foods. Upscale grocery store with small beer selection. Couple racks filled with mostly local brews. Did have a nice selection of Schafly brews and Deschutes Stoic. Worth a stop if you are downtown.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK  (796) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | April 29, 2011| Updated June 3, 2012
Nice addition to downtown St. Louis, so I’m told. Has a vibe akin to a Wegman’s though in a much smaller space.Decent selection of craft brews especially local beers like Schlafly and regional beers like Goose Island. Also had a number of large bottles like Schlafly but Ommegang and Mikeller as well. I also found it odd that they had the sixers downstairs near the ice cream cooler but the large bottles were on the second floor next to the liquor and wine. The prices were incredible. They had a lot of craft beers for 8.00 a sixer. Definitely superior to the typical grocery store selection.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
phaleslu  (534) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 7, 2009| Updated November 9, 2011
UPDATE: Went back to Culinaria in search of some Boulevard Smokestack bottles. The craft beer section upstairs has been reduced to a single wire shelf at the top of the stairs; the rest is all wine and booze up there. The rack had mostly locals- Charleville, Augusta, Cathedral Square, Schlafly, Boulevard- but nothing that can’t be found at any other craft beer store in town. The beer cooler aisle downtstairs has some 6 and 12-packs fo Schlafly, Boulevard, Odell, O’Fallon, and a few others, but mostly BMC. That said, there are some good seasonal Schlafly displays. I asked the guy where the particular bottles I was looking for were, and he took my number and said he’d call when they came in. Never called, and the beers aren’t there. Huge downgrade for this place, which opened with so much more craft beer and promise.

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