Clayton Restaurant Week is back this summer, offering the perfect excuse to eat at some of the city’s best restaurants for a great price. Twenty Clayton area restaurants are participating by providing prix fixe menus for either $25 or $35.
So many restaurants and only seven days to eat your way through Clayton! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite offerings and can’t-miss new restaurants to try during the week’s dining extravaganza.
For a complete list of participating restaurants and menus, visit Clayton Restaurant Week's official site.
The BAO has many options to choose from for both the first and second courses. Take a group of friends and order the whole menu for a great chance to try out one of the best new restaurants from last year. Don't skip on the cocktail menu, either (even though it's not included in the price).
For reservations, call: 314.899.9089
Michael Del Pietro’s newest restaurant opened in Clayton this past spring, serving Italian classics alongside an impressive wine list. Start your dining experience with the fried polenta or the mussels, then enjoy the zucchini risotto or the confit chicken thighs. Just don’t skip the homemade Zeppole with lemon sugar and local honey for dessert.
For reservations, call: 314.720.4350
The Restaurant at Seven Gables replaced the hotel’s former pub; Molly Darcy’s. The Irish fare is largely gone, but the portions are still sizeable. CRW is the perfect opportunity to see the new digs and try the new concept of all-American classics. Start your meal with a Caesar salad or try their take on the hometown favorite, toasted ravioli. For your main course, the options are plentiful: pan-seared salmon, filet mignon, fettuccine alfredo, or classic chicken parmesan. Finish off your meal with either tiramisu or cheesecake for what might be the best $25 value during CRW.
For reservations, call: 314.863.8400
Take out the whole family for a chance to take advantage of one of the best deals of CRW. You get a choice of shared plates; then pasta including the wood fired ziti or orange shrimp tutto mare, or specialty pizzas like the Mexican street corn pizza with roasted garlic lime aioli, queso fresco cheese, and wood-fired corn, finished with green onions and cilantro. Save room for some crème brûlée, cheesecake, or tiramisu!
For reservations, call: 314.696.2515
One of the country’s most recognizable high-end chains arrived in Clayton last year, and CRW is a great chance to try their famous steaks. Get the 8oz filet, or achieve big baller status with the veal tomahawk served with foie gras butter at a $15 surcharge. Just don’t miss their flourless chocolate espresso cake!
For reservations, call: 314.725.0930
Downtown hotspot Copia relocated to Clayton last summer, bringing with them a great wine list and updated American creations. Copia is offering a few of their killer dishes, including the pomodoro made with zucchini, yellow squash, wild mushrooms, pappardelle noodles, tomato ragout, and parmesan; as well as balsamic glazed seared Mahi-Mahi as part of their $35 menu. End the night right with a slice of Copia cheesecake.
For reservations, call: 314.241.9463
You won’t want to miss any of Chef Brian Moxey’s delicious creations. The ricotta cavatelli with shiso pomodoro and brown butter breadcrumbs is perfect for a cheat day pasta. You also have the chance to get their famous brunch-only burger with umami-rich dashi onions and fontina cheese. It will melt your brain.
For reservations, call: 314.773.7755
A Clayton favorite for dining al fresco—head to 801 Fish for fresh seafood on a fancy night out. Don’t miss the grilled peach salad (hello peach season!) with arugula, spiced pecans, and sliced red onion, served with a white peach and balsamic vinaigrette. Next, pick from salmon, seared scallops, or seared Alaskan halibut. Then treat yo' self to their flourless chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse.
For reservations, call: 314.875.9636
This wine bar-meets-bistro serves up American cuisine in a relaxed yet sophisticated space in downtown Clayton. Start with soup or salad, then try the roasted chicken breast with wild mushroom ragout. Your hardest decision will be picking between the berry cobbler and chocolate mousse.
For reservations, call: 314.727.4141
The hardest part of dining here during CRW will be deciding between the kale salad and the risotto balls for your first course. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, so go with friends and eat ALL the carbs. Rejoice.
For reservations, call: 314.862.6603
You can hardly get two burgers for $25 anymore, and Five Star is offering that (or specialty sandwiches or salads) plus fries and ice cream cones! The mouth-watering Blue Ribbon Burger is topped with bacon, braised onions, and creamy gorgonzola cheese. Or try The Potsticker—a pork sandwich served with Vietnamese-style slaw and a roasted peanut hoisin sauce.
For reservations, call: 314.720.4350
Crushed Red's CRW menu was designed to feed two people for $25! Choose one shareable plate, two “small urban crafted salads” and one pizza. You can bring a friend, OR go wild and eat it all yourself.
For reservations, call: 314.725.8007
Hot summer nights call for the ensalada de fresa (that’s strawberry salad for those who don’t habla Espanol) with honey vinaigrette dressing as an appetizer, and the portobello fajitas for a veggie-friendly choice.
For reservations, call: 314.725.2447
In the mood for some Cajun cooking? The C.J. Muggs CRW menu is full of bayou favorites. Start with the shrimp and grits and don’t pass up on the New Orleans bread pudding for dessert.
For reservations, call: 314.727.1908
Spanish tapas FTW! Cool down with some gazpacho, then go for the garlic-rubbed beef tenderloin. Calorie counters can count on the ensalade tomate stupenda, made with local heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs, burrata cheese, corn relish, and fried artichoke hearts. Then you can finish off with more gazpacho (fruity dessert version) or some dark chocolate mousse.
For reservations, call: 314.863.9909
Start with the cannelloni, then move into more Italian deliciousness with the chicken brochette: a lightly breaded breast topped with olive oil, lemon, and garlic, served with wild rice.
For reservations, call: 314.863.4567
Summer calls for seafood, and St. Louis’ premiere fresh fish bistro is serving up the finest in the Lou. Start with the crab chowder (or the bistro market salad if you’re watching your figure), then dive into the chef’s catch of the day. Finish off with the dessert du jour.
For reservations, call: 314.721.9400
The patio at Napoli is always a good idea, so head here for CRW post-work with some of your 9-5 crew. Start off with the cioppino, then go classic with the veal saltimbocca. For dessert, take a wild turn towards the tartufo: chocolate amaretto ice cream in a cocoa shell.
For reservations, call: 314.863.5731
Some of Herbie’s classics are making an appearance on the CRW menu. The arancini starter is an Italian dish consisting of rice balls stuffed with a savory filling of gruyére and mushroom duxelles, which is then coated in breadcrumbs and fried and served with a tomato sauce. For your main, we recommend either the duck confit pasta or the pan seared scallops. You’d be remiss not to order the flourless chocolate espresso torte with berries for dessert, which you should totally make a la mode for an extra two bucks.
For reservations, call: 314.769.9595
Their perfect cream spinach alongside a signature filet is perfect for the Keto-crazed dieters in your life. (You should probably stop hanging out with them, though).
For reservations, call: 314.783.9900
Dinner only. Reservations are highly recommended. When placing your reservation, call the restaurant directly and mention “Restaurant Week".