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Places to eat

Clayton Restaurants

 Niche Restaurant

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7734 Forsyth Blvd
(314) 773-7755
American $$$

Reservations highly recommended

Chef Gerard Craft recently won the James Beard Best Midwest Chef award, after having been nominated six times.  Niche is considered to be the best upscale restaurant in St. Louis. Diners may choose a four-course prix fixe or a 10-course chef’s tasting (no ala carte items).



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7734 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton
(314) 862-6603
Italian $$

Reservations not accepted.

Another Gerard Craft restaurant, located next door to Niche. Pastaria offers a delicious selection of pastas, pizzas, salads and homemade gelato.

Remy’s Kitchen and Wine Bar

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222 S Bemiston Ave
(314) 726-5757
Mediterranean/Wine Bar $$

Reservations recommended

Remy’s just celebrated its 20th anniversary, and it continues to thrive. The restaurant offers small plates, large plates and dinner flights (three smaller courses). Wine flights are also available from its collection, which has been awarded the Award of Excellence from “Wine Spectator” magazine, 2001-14.

801 Chophouse

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137 Carondelet Plz
(314) 875-9900
Steakhouse $$$$

Reservations highly recommended

801 Chophouse has a menu of aged USDA prime beef, premier wines from around the world and innovative side dishes. It also has a restaurant and bar area that is full of the ambiance of classic New York style steakhouses without having to make the cross country trip.

5 Star Burgers

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8125 Maryland Ave
Burgers $$

Reservations not accepted

Relatively new to the dining scene in St. Louis, 5 Star Burgers recently one the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Burger by St. Louis Magazine. Beyond burgers, 5 Star offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, sides, shakes and floats.

Sauce on the Side

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7810 Forsyth Blvd
Italian $$

Reservations not accepted.

Known for their salads and calzones, Sauce on the Side is a newer addition to St. Louis’s dining scene but has quickly become a favorite.

The Crossing

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7823 Forsyth Blvd
(314) 721-7375
American/French/Italian $$$

Reservations recommended.

This long-standing fine dining establishment offers an ala carte menu as well as four course tasting menus for $35-50.

Dominic’s Trattoria

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200 S Brentwood Blvd
(314) 863-4567
Italian $$

Reservations recommended

This traditional, upscale Italian restaurant offers a delicious selection of pastas, chicken, fish, veal and beef and is known for its excellent service.

John P. Fields

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26 N Central Ave
Pub $$

Reservations not accepted

This casual pub offers a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, etc. along with a great selection of spirits at its lacquered wood bar.

Café Napoli

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7754 Forsyth Blvd
(314) 863-5731
Italian $$$

Reservations recommended

This family-owned restaurant has been a Clayton staple for over 15 years and offers a fine selection of classic Italian dishes.

Downtown Restaurants


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211 N Broadway
(314) 421-0555
Italian $$$

Reservations recommended.

Located on the 40th floor of the Met building, Kemoll’s offers amazing views of downtown St. Louis and beyond (ask for a window seat). Kemoll’s has been offering Sicilian family recipes since 1927.

Carmine’s Steakhouse

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20 S 4th St
(314) 241-1631
Italian Steakhouse $$$
Reservations recommended
Carmine’s menu includes a variety of aged beef and handcut chops, fresh seafood, chicken entrees and delicious housemade desserts. It is known for its homemade toasted ravioli, a St. Louis specialty and has been open for 15 years.

Bailey’s Range

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920 Olive St
(314) 241-8121
Burgers, Ice Cream $$

Reservations not accepted

Roughly 20 different grass-fed beef (or veggie, turkey, etc) burgers headline the menu at Bailey’s Range, along with a few appetizers, salads and sides. Wash down your meal with one of Bailey’s shakes, boozy or not.

Ballpark Village

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601 Clark Ave
(314) 345-9481
Sports Bars/Japanese/Mexican $$

Reservations accepted.

Ballpark Village has something for everyone, with a wide array of dining options including American, Japanese and Mexican cuisines, including Budwiser Brew House, Drunken Fish (sushi), Cardinals Nation and El Birdos Cantina. A great place to watch the game while enjoying food and friends.

Tigin Irish Pub

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333 Washington Ave
(314) 241-8666
Irish Pub $$

Reservations accepted

Tigin’s menu goes beyond the typical pub grub with a range of high quality Irish, pub and new tavern favorites all made from scratch. New snack and sharable dishes accompany sandwiches, entree salads, big plates and desserts.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

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315 Chestnut Street
(314) 259-3200
Steakhouse $$$

Reservations recommended.

Conveniently located inside of the Hyatt, Ruth’s Chris offers its signature 500 degree sizzle and an award winning wine list, in addition to a delicious variety of appetizers, side dishes and desserts.