Welcome to Stone Soup Cottage

Chef Carl McConnell and his wife, Nancy, searched for many years to find the perfect location to open their intimate fine dining restaurant. Nestled in the heart of historic Cottleville, Missouri, Stone Soup Cottage took root in 2009, and Carl and Nancy opened a door into a culinary world that very few diners are able to explore.


Stone Soup Cottage is open to the public only a few nights a week, offering a seven-course tasting menu and wine flights. Awarded 2010 Best Restaurant by St. Louis Magazine, Best New Restaurant by the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 2009, 2010 Top 5 Regional Restaurants in the United States by The Week Magazine, a 2016 James Beard Award Nominee for Best Service, and awarded Best Restaurant in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 2017 and 2018, Stone Soup Cottage offers just one seating of up to 20 guests and one seasonal tasting menu a night. The prix fixe menu changes every month and offers an opportunity to embrace classically prepared European fare, focusing on the regions of southern France and northern Italy.


Coined the hardest reservation to secure in the area, Stone Soup Cottage brings seasonal elegance, hospitality and fine, French inspired cuisine to guests night after night.

On September 20, 2013, Stone Soup Cottage relocated to the Wiese Farm, approximately 1 mile away from its original location. It was the next logical step for this farm to fork restaurant to be located on the very farm that supplies the majority of their produce. The McConnell's purchased 6.5 acres overlooking the fields and ponds. The new restaurant sits on the exact location where the Wiese Family barn stood. The original 1930's barn was carefully dismantled piece by piece and re-purposed in the new structure. It was important to utilize as much of the original barn into the new home of Stone Soup Cottage once it was learned the barn could not be saved.


Guests will experience the same intimate dining approach that they have come to love at the new location while enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding farm.