Sanctuaria – Wild Tapas
Experience Sanctuaria, bringing flavor and atmosphere to you. Sanctuaria is a place where people gather over amazing food, unique cocktails and incredible atmosphere. It’s truly a “sanctuary in the city”.
Offering exclusive, delicious menu selections – served with a modern twist. As the seasons change, so will your dining and cocktail experience. We pride ourselves on using the freshest fruits and vegetables available – some from our very own garden, as well as other local farms in Missouri & Illinois. You will be delighted by the flavors of Latin and South American regional cuisine we have created.
Our unique cocktail selections are fresh and handcrafted to order by our well-trained mixologists. Although they take a bit longer to prepare, they are worth the wait!
We display many 17th and 18th century pieces of art from churches around the world. Prayers over 450 years old are painted on metal and in the main dining room. Come see for yourself.
Matt Seiter started in the world of cocktails by taking on the opening bar manager position at In Fine Spirits located in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood in February of 2008. From there, he was formally trained at the Academy of Spirits, created and led by Master Mixologist Bridget Albert. He joined the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) while living there and upon returning to St. Louis, he founded a USBG chapter.
From the moment he returned home, Matt has taken the cocktail scene in St. Louis to new level. In October of 2009, he was one of six people selected to compete at the Iron Bar Chef of America Competition at the Santé Restaurant Symposium in upstate New York. He was voted St. Louis’ Best Bartender in 2010 by the Riverfront Times and won the St. Louis Magazine’s A-List Mixologist Award of the same year.
Along with creating house made liqueurs, bitters, tincures, tending to the on-site garden, and shaking cocktails like a madman, he founded the Sanctuaria Cocktail Club in December of 2010. The Club Menu of 150 cocktails was nominated for World’s Best Cocktail Menu at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards in July of 2011. Matt has also been a part of a traveling cocktail crew called Drink Lab. The boys take their skills to various bars around the city and showcase the theme of the restaurant / bar through creative and innovative cocktails.
Last but not least, Matt is on the board of the National USBG Master Accreditation Program, currently in charge of producing a study guide for all members for those exams and practicals. He is one of four people in the nation to hold the title Advanced Bartender through the MA Program and is currently working on his thesis to be certified as a Master Mixologist. He also has his own column in St. Louis’ Feast Magazine.
4198 Manchester @ the corner of Manchester and Boyle
St. Louis , MO 63110
314 535-9700 phone
314 535 9701 fax