Black Mountain Wine House offers rustic, barn-chic vibes in the Central West End

Black Mountain Wine House may be the second location of a business that originated in Brooklyn, New York, but the charmingly rustic, barn-chic vibes are all Missouri. Located next door to Gaslight Theater, it’s a perfect spot for a drink and snack before or after a show, though the thoughtful wine list and tight-but-tasty food menu are reason enough to visit. The wine list has something for all tastes, from bottles from familiar Old World regions to several trendy-but-delicious extended skin contact (orange) wines, like the refreshingly dry, effervescent 2021 Casal de Ventozela vinho verde. It paired well with the pork meatballs, served in marinara sauce with toasted bread for dipping, and the goat cheese tart, a colorful, layered construction of herbed goat cheese, chopped roasted beets atop a sliced potato “crust;” fresh, crunchy shredded romaine lettuce provided balance to the rich cheese and earthy beets.
354 N. Boyle Ave., St. Louis,