Welcome to Frontenac
A small, peaceful suburb with upscale, luxury shopping and 5-star dining
The small suburb of Frontenac is a premier St. Louis destination for upscale retail and fine dining. Peaceful and private, Frontenac is located 15 minutes outside of St. Louis and has just over 3,000 residents. The neighborhood boasts predominantly single-family homes on large lots, tree-lined streets, and fantastic local eateries. Living in Frontenac offers convenient access to upscale amenities within walking distance, and Plaza Frontenac is centrally located and offers the best shopping and dining opportunities. With excellent schools, plenty to do, and a community of dedicated residents, Frontenac is a beautiful, suburban retreat from bustling city life.
What to Love
- The location — 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis and situated along scenic, rolling hills and lush forests
- Ample opportunities for fine dining and fantastic shopping, especially at Plaza Frontenac
- Excellent private and public schools from surrounding Ladue and Kirkwood neighborhoods
Residents of Frontenac enjoy the best of both worlds. Enjoy your coffee on your beautiful front porch in the suburbs, then head to downtown St. Louis for lunch with friends. The accessibility of the town, dozens of open green spaces, and overall quality of life make living in Frontenac a wonderful experience. Residents are mostly young families, commuters, and retirees. Frontenac offers small-town charm mixed with luxury amenities and makes for a fun and pleasant place to call home.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
For an elevated, upscale shopping experience, visit Plaza Frontenac, the premier destination in St. Louis for luxury brands, popular restaurants, and monthly events for all ages. With Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue as anchors, the shops at Plaza Frontenac are not to be missed. Catch a flick at the theater, or attend an in-store demo, fashion show, or workshop while browsing the stores. Stop at Brio Italian Grille for lunch and try a dish from their authentic, northern Italian menu, or walk around the corner to Bricktops, an upscale, swanky restaurant serving seared ahi tuna, jumbo crab cakes, and a delicious butterflied trout for dinner.
For the best breakfast and brunch in St. Louis, visit The Shack. This casual and fun restaurant features menu items like cinnamon crunch French toast, lemon curd, and blueberry pancakes, and classic wraps for lunch — with a quirky twist! Each item is christened with a witty name to go along with its ingredients, like the “Make a Grown Man Cry” spicy breakfast burrito and the “Downstream is Too Mainstream” omelet. Pick your favorite one and don’t forget to sign the wall before you leave.
Things to Do
For a truly unique evening out, try The Dinner Detective, America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery show. Solve a hilarious mystery while enjoying a delicious, four-course meal, but stay on your toes — the culprit may be seated at your table! The Dinner Detective is held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac, offering a beautiful, “old-world charm” to set the scene. Make a reservation for two or book a private party for one of the most popular destinations in the St. Louis area.
Located just outside of Frontenac is the National Museum of Transportation. Featuring over 190 exhibits, the museum is home to the largest collection of transportation vehicles in the world and offers monthly activities for all ages. In addition to the standard railway cars, the museum also has a few unique vehicles, like the Pevely Dairy Milk Wagon and a vintage steam roller from the 1800s.
There are high-achieving schools in the Frontenac area. Some include: