For years, Touch Restaurant has been a favorite in the Springfield, Missouri, dining scene thanks to its posh décor and creative menu. Here, the classic Caesar salad is dressed up with crispy calamari and olive tapenade, and entrées range from Cajun ahi tuna to Persian lamb shank.
This winter, a few seasonal favorites are returning, including the fried lobster, a meaty fried Maine lobster tail dipped in Andy’s Frozen Custard and served with lobster risotto.
New menu items include the bone-in smoked pork chop with potato purée and roasted garlic-brandy mushrooms, as well as roasted chicken brined in lemon and pickle juice served with barberries, rice, dill yogurt and fresh herbs.
The main dining room is bright and packed with oversized booths where large parties can gather around a meal. The bar and lounge, which arguably has one of the best happy hours in town, has a moody and mysterious vibe that’s just plain fun.
From one side of the restaurant to the other, the atmosphere swings from dark and romantic to lively, making it perfect for a romantic date or a cocktail-filled night on the town.
Written by Ettie Berneking. Photography by Starboard & Port Creative. This article appears courtesy of Feast Magazine. Feast Magazine is dedicated to broadening the conversation about food and engaging a large, hungry audience of food lovers.
Touch Restaurant, 1620 E. Republic Road, Springfield, Missouri, 417.823.8383, touch-restaurant.com