Mario Nikolov Joins Balabans


Mario NikolovThis month Balaban's welcomes a new restaurant manager.  Mario Nikolov, a highly trained and knowledgeable Bulgarian native, brings more than 10 years U.S. restaurant industry experience to Balaban's.

A former assistant general manager at the St. Louis Country Club and a consultant to major hotels, Mario will manage Balaban's day to day operations and work closely with Brian Underwood, our managing partner, and Executive Chef D. Scott Phillips.  Mario wants to continue Balaban's historic tradition of award-winning food and wine and customer service.  His persona will expand our European orientation as he focuses on customer service, training the staff and on attaining the next level of customer satisfaction.
Please come in and meet Mario who will oversee the dinner hours most evenings until closing.  Help us welcome our new restaurant manager as we celebrate Balaban's, St. Louis and all good things, especially the pairing of food and wine.