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A Chinese Remix


Known For the Pineapple Rangoon,

12 Varieties of Hand-Made Dumplings,

Authentic Sichuan Dishes,

And Of Course - The Scorpion Bowl!!

(314) 231-2867 / Order Online

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A Chinese Remix


Known For the Pineapple Rangoon,

12 Varieties of Hand-Made Dumplings,

Authentic Sichuan Dishes,

And Of Course - The Scorpion Bowl!!

(314) 231-2867 / Order Online

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Next Gen Chinese

Red Door is an original mashup of several classic elements. Your favorite Chinese cuisine + Sichuan & festive specialties + craft drinks & mixology + modern decor.

By day, Red door is a bright lunch destination with a buffet bar, laid back patio seating, and six TVs.  By night, an urban hangout with tabletop candles, upbeat music, specialty dishes, and a full bar.  

Your Faves

From Potstickers, to Sesame Chicken, to Crab Rangoon (with real crab meat).  We've got what you're craving!

Sichuan Dishes

Sichuan Cold Noodles, Garlic Bok Choy, Yu-Shiang Eggplant.  If you want to entertain your taste buds, check out our Sichuan menu.

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Asian & Craft Beers

What's a perfect meal without the perfect drink pairing?  We have hand-selected beers from Asia and around the U.S. 

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The Art of Sichuan


Balance and harmony is at the heart of every plate.

The Art of Sichuan


Balance and harmony is at the heart of every plate.

Much of modern Chinese cuisine can be traced to Sichuan province, a cradle of Chinese civilization located at the confluence of the mighty Yangtze river and its many tributaries.  Sichuan literally means Four Rivers, and, because of the province's strategic waterways, it has been a cultural and economic hub since at least the Qin dynasty (circa 200 BC).  Over the years, the region has been central to the spice trade, and as such, the diversity and sophistication of its cuisine is remarkable. 

An excellent example is the original Yu-Shiang sauce—a brilliant mixture of ginger, salt, chili pepper, sugar, and vinegar.  With a chef who can find the perfect balance of these ingredients, you’re in for a luxurious bouquet of aromas and flavors.  At Red Door, your dishes are always prepared by just such a chef. 

Sichuan cooking employes over thirty different methods of food preparation, not just stir-frying and steaming, but dry cooking, sauteing, toasting, stuffing, fermenting, wining, dehydrating, and many others.  Because of its diversity, few chefs can master the entirety of Sichuan cuisine, though many study lifetimes in the attempt; Sichuan cuisine is, in part, a folk art, passed down over hundreds of years from one chef to another. 

Partly for this reason, in 2011, UNESCO recognized the distinctness and elegance of Sichuan cuisine, naming Chengdu (the province's capital) an official city of gastronomy—on par with Paris, Rome, or any of the great European cities.

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More Good Stuff


If one wishes to be the master of an art, technical knowledge is not enough.  When you put your whole heart into doing just one thing, the results are profound.

More Good Stuff


If one wishes to be the master of an art, technical knowledge is not enough.  When you put your whole heart into doing just one thing, the results are profound.

Dumplings of Northern China

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Traditionally a feature of Chinese New Year celebrations—where the whole family comes home and prepares dumplings together as their first and finest meal of the year—Northern Chinese dumplings are simple yet satisfying.

At Red Door, we bring you 12 varieties of these festive recipes!

We believe the perfect dumpling always starts with the dough:  thin, sticky, with just a hint of chewiness.  Our Chefs make their dumplings from scratch to achieve the best consistency and then fill them with the perfect ratio of meats and vegetables.  This “Golden Ratio” in dumpling mathematics is a mystery to all but the greatest chefs, and seems to echo some deep and unknown truth of the universe.  

Each plate comes with a ginger-soy sauce and pickled daikon, the perfect compliment of flavors—and a good source of antioxidants!

Find them under "Small Plates" section.

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Steamed Dumplings in 12 different varieties, best when paired with a cold beer.

Rangoons

Crab Rangoon is a wildly popular deep-fried dumpling, inspired by Chinese cuisine, but most likely invented in America, perhaps even in St. Louis. 

A tasty cream cheese-filled treat, the basic recipe hasn't changed in over half a century, except for the disappearance of real crab meat.  While we respect tradition, at Red Door we also like to change things up from time to time.  

So, not only are we bringing back the crab in crab rangoon, we'd like to introduce you to some new takes on this Chinese-American classic:  The Pineapple Rangoon, Chive & Onion Rangoon, Strawberry Rangoon, and Jalapeño Rangoon!