Our Story

From humble beginnings…

It would impossible to talk about Lascelles without starting at the actual physical space. Our restaurant is housed in the completely renovated historic Guardian Bank building located at 1324 Niedringhaus, diagonal from Granite City Hall. Built in the 1920s as a symbol of security and strength where the early residents entrusted their fortunes, hopes and dreams. As it goes with many city centers, the building fell into dis-repair as focus moved away from the city center. With this new use of the space, one can feel the sense of security in the thick, guilded concrete walls, beautifully restored solid granite floors and tall ceilings capped with an ornate period-specific tin ceiling. The immense and picturesque windows look out on historic buildings, open green space and the ever-present industry that has powered the proud community through generations of prosperity.


Where we are today…

Every recipe is created daily from scratch, just the way it was for hundreds of years. Friendly and unpretentious servers strive to guide guests through a memorable dining experience where upscale food & drinks meet median prices and vibrant presentations. The centerpiece of our bar revolves around over a dozen craft beers brewed throughout the larger metropolitan area, as fresh as it gets when shipped only a few miles to our cold tappers. Classics also rule in the cocktail category. Our approachable wine list offers a thorough representation of all varietals, with most offered by the glass.

 

We are proud to be a part of the dining scene in Granite City and will strive to elevate the culinary landscape each and every day we turn on the stoves, chill the beer, ready the dining room and open our doors.