Located south of I-44 near Grand Ave., Compton Heights is a beautiful residential area and historic district with many large, restored houses.
I really enjoyed staying at the The Fleur-de-Lys Mansion which is a luxury B&B located in a 19th century mansion. The four guest rooms are lovely as are the living and dining rooms downstairs. The staff is excellent and the breakfast really great. I highly recommend this property and would definitely stay again on future trips. Jerilyn & Gary Sadler, owners and innkeepers. 3500 Russell Blvd.
Just south in the Tower Grove neighborhood, at 2900 Virginia Ave., is The Shaved Duck which is known for its good BBQ.
Also not far is the new Kitchen House Coffee at 3149 Shenandoah featuring local products.