YaYas Euro Bistro

Hand-tossed, oak-fired pizza & other Mediterranean eats are served at this woodsy-chic bar & eatery.

Clayton Potter & Angie Steed

At YaYa’s, you’re family. We think friends, family, food, and fun are what life should be about. Our restaurant features savory new European-American food and modern cocktails that will tempt any palate and nourish the soul.

Our History

Established in 1995. Perhaps the whimsy is the name itself and what it conjures up. "Ya Ya" means grandmother. Named after co-founder Paul Khoury's own grandmother, who as the wife of an ambassador, traveled in many European countries gathering ideas for her own special recipes.

YaYa's Euro Bistro

There is something about YaYas that is both sophisticated and whimsical. The atmosphere and menus are certainly sophisticated. Mosaic tile floors, stone columns and fabric-covered wall panels are complemented by heavy beamed ceilings, hand-blown chandeliers, and curvy wrought-iron railings. The eclectic menu is inspired by a combination of American, French, Italian and Greek cuisines. Mediterranean Euro bites share the menu with oak-fired pizzas baked in our own brick oven, rich, creative pasta dishes and an array of the freshest seafood dishes and innovative meat entrees.

Enjoy live music on the patio, or the upscale casual dining environment inside, where every table is the best seat in the house!

this is my happy place every time I come I have to get Calamari. it's my favorite food to get here. I always come back with different crowds and everyone seem to love the place.


The best I have ever had in STL, so tender and fresh. Comes with a slice of fried lemon as well - tastes great with the squid. The baba ganoush and bread is delicious. Two of us had wonderful trout almandine and a third really enjoyed the ya ya soup. To die for butter cake for dessert!


We had such a lovely time and our server was fantastic. I ordered the carbonara and have been thinking about that meal ever since. I want to order something different next time but I don't know if I'll be able to --- it was that good!