If you're like most people, January is a time for dieting, eating healthier, and hitting the gym. Three weeks in, it’s time for a cheat meal, or maybe you get that nagging urge to break up the eating at home routine. Luckily, Clayton Restaurant Week is here, and it's the perfect excuse to get out of the house and eat at one of the city’s best restaurants for a great price. Nineteen 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 restaurant extravaganza.
For a complete list of participating restaurants and menus, visit Clayton Restaurant Week's official site.
These restaurants have opened in the past year, so if you're looking to try something new, now's your chance.
Take out the whole family for a chance to take advantage of one of the best deals of CRW. You get a choice of any shared plates, soups or salads and choice of any specialty pizza from the menu.
The BAO has many options to choose from for both 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!
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 with foie gras butter at a $15 surcharge), just don’t miss their flourless chocolate espresso cake.
Downtown hotspot Copia relocated to Clayton last summer, bringing with them a great wine list and updated American creations. Copia is offering both the $25 and $35 option of the same menu, just with different size portions.
Some of the areas best steaks in a romantic setting make 801 a great choice for a cozy date night. Get your choice of the Caesar or wedge salad alongside a 6oz filet. Their famous creme brûlée is one of the dessert options, and if you don't get that, you're not our friend.
Don't let 801 Chophouse's steaks cloud your vision—801 Fish isn't to be missed! Pick from blackened swordfish, seared scallops, or seared King Ora salmon, then treat yo' self to their flourless chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse.
Chef Brian Moxey has recently taken over as head chef, and you won’t want to miss any of his delicious creations. The Tortelli Di Zucca with garlic, calabrian chili, pumpkin seed, parmigiano, and aged balsamic is perfect for a cheat day pasta. You also have the chance to get their famous brunch-only burger with Dashi onions and fontina cheese, which will melt your brain.
If you aren’t looking to break ties with your health kick just yet, Avenues roasted Scottish salmon is a great choice for almost any diet.
Crushed Red's CRW menu was designed to feed 2 people for $25, so stick to your diet and treat your favorite gym buddy to dinner. Choose one shareable, two salads and one pizza. OR go wild and eat it all yourself.
Cold January temps calls for their yummy chicken tortilla soup as an appetizer, and the portobello fajitas for a veggie friendly choice.
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.
It’s too bad wine isn’t involved in the courses, or we’d eat here every night this week. Have them pair you a crisp white to go alongside the tandoori salmon, prepared with cilantro mint chutney, roasted red pepper quinoa, macerated greek yoghurt cucumbers, and microgreens.
Go for a college basketball game, and pick your favorite from their CRW offerings, just don’t pass up the Chocolate Brownie Sundae for desert.
Start with the cannelloni, then move into more Italian deliciousness with the chicken brochette—a chicken breast, lightly breaded, topped with olive oil, lemon and garlic and served with wild rice.
One of the most can’t miss dishes during CRW is Oceano’s warm water sea bass, served with sweet corn and asparagus risotto.
Go classic: veal saltimbocca.
Head over for happy hour and stay for dinner, starting with their perfectly fried calamari, and following it up with either the smoked beef short rib or the butternut squash ravioli.
Their perfect cream spinach alongside a signature filet is perfect for the keto crazed dieter in your life (you should probably stop hanging out with them, though).
Sangria and Spanish tapas can brighten any gloomy January day. The Pescado Romesco pairs nicely with the aforementioned sangria.