Part of a former industrial complex that houses a contemporary art museum, cinema, and theater, the Lokal is a spacious and uber-hip restaurant inside a former locomotive hall. It's surrounded by a spacious terrace strewn with tables full of St. Gallen's Dior- and Swarvoski-clad set. The service comes across as arrogant, but the food—savory carrot ginger soup, cordon bleu heaped with pomme frites, coq au vin, and mounds of fresh green salads—is surprisingly affordable
and always excellent. Sunday brunch shouldn't be missed.
Lokremise, Grünbergstr. 7, St. Gallen, 9000, Switzerland