Welcome to Frontenac
Frontenac is a fourth-class city in St. Louis County, Missouri. It gets its name from Louis de Buade, the count of Frontenac (Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau). Frontenac is a scenic neighborhood distinguished by its sloping lawns and exclusive wooded lots. With a high average household and a location between the wealthy municipalities of Creve Coeur and Ladue, Frontenac stands out among St. Louis County's posh neighborhoods. This suburb's residents are surrounded by stately mansions, posh stores, and celebrated restaurants.
What to Love
- Easy access to major highways
- Primarily all one-acre zoning for residential properties
- Most of the area is within the Ladue School District
Residents in Frontenac have access to a variety of luxurious amenities. Locals and tourists are drawn to the elegant Plaza Frontenac shopping district by coveted luxury merchants. The several award-winning restaurants in Frontenac complement this opulent experience.
Those interested in architecture and history are drawn to the adjacent Van Dyke house, a superb example of a mid-19th-century French chateau. A trip to Frontenac is essential for those interested in the history of St. Louis.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Frontenac's signature landmark is Plaza Frontenac, an upscale two-level shopping center anchored by Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. This plaza features over 50 luxury stores such as Louis Vuitton, Lululemon, and Tiffany & Co. You'll also find a fine art cinema, which offers onsite amenities, including opulent lounging places where you can unwind while taking in the grand piano. Life Time Fitness has basketball courts, unlimited yoga and studio classes, an expansive fitness floor, indoor and outdoor steam rooms, and eucalyptus steam rooms. Head over there to get a massage, enjoy the pool, take a yoga class, or work out with one of the trainers.
801 Local features an eclectic menu of seasonal, hand-crafted American cuisine and a classy, comfortable ambiance. The food is well-cooked, fresh, and delicious. For a romantic meal with a loved one, head to Bricktops Restaurant. Tasty appetizers and salads in a cozy atmosphere make this a unique dining experience. If you crave delicious steaks, head to Kreis’ Steakhouse & Bar, the best steakhouse in St. Louis. This restaurant perfectly exemplifies everything fine dining should be. Uncle Julio's is a Tex-Mex chain that serves mesquite-grilled fare and sangria-margarita swirls in a hacienda-style setting. Other notable eateries include Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Brio Italian Grille, Canyon Café, and Sugo's Spaghetteria.
Things to Do
Head to the Gateway Arch National Park to get a bird's eye view of St. Louis. Take a 630-foot ride to the top of this famed monument for the city's best views. While you're at this monument, take time to explore the onsite museum and learn more about the history of St. Louis. Sports fans can head to Busch Stadium during summer and spring to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals. At Enterprise Center, you can watch the St. Louis Blues heating up the ice in winter or fall. No matter the season, sports fans can get in on the action in this sports town.
Take the whole family and head to Six Flags. Batman the Ride lets riders fly like a bat, Catwoman Whip launches riders 16 stories into the air, the Screaming Eagle wooden coaster soars at speeds up to 62 mph, and Thunder River's whitewater rapids adventure gets riders wet. The Frontenac Fall Festival is fun for the entire family. Held annually in October, it features fireworks and live entertainment.
Frontenac falls under Kirkwood School District and Ladue School District. Top schools in this town include:
- Villa Duchesne, Grades PK-6,
- St Josephs Academy, Grades 9-12, Rated #5 in Best All-Girls High Schools in Missouri
- John Burroughs School, Grades 7-12, Rated #1 in Best Private High Schools in Missouri