Clayton Restaurant Week | July 16 – 22

The fifth annual Clayton Restaurant Week—popular for its prix fixe meals and charitable donations to Operation Food Search—is back again the week of July 16–22, for its summer edition, with three new restaurants added to the mix.

Three-course dinners are priced at $25 and $35 per person. And some restaurants take online reservations. Tax and tip are not included.

The full list of participating restaurants include:

801 Fish



CJ Muggs

Cafe Napoli

Cantina Laredo

The Capital Grille

Crushed Red

Dominic’s Trattoria


Louie’s Wine Dive

Oceano Bistro


Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Among the extensive list, patrons will find the dinner items range from a rainbow trout at Oceano Bistro to a 6-oz. filet mignon at Herbie’s to a mushroom-fontina beef burger at Sardella. Venues are also offering Newton Red Label Chardonnay and Terrazas Reserva Malbec by the glass for $7, a specialty Belvedere cocktail for $7, and Elysian Superfuzz, Goose Summer Hours, Kona Big Wave beers for $5 each.

If you’re feeling a little generous, add an “Extra Helping” to your bill, a $5 donation made to Operation Food Search, a St. Louis food bank and the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state, according to a press release. The event served over 11,000 diners last summer and raised more than $4,000 for Operation Food Search.

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The Bao Bun & Bar | 14 N Central Ave

Lunch today was delicious at the recently opened The Bao! Housed in the former Coastal Bisro space, the BAO boasts an eclectic mix of design elements that somehow seem to work: light-colored tabletops, Midcentury American furniture, and shades of gray. The lunch menu includes soups, salads, bowls, and other-worldly snacks. When dinner hours commence, expect an amped-up cocktail program, izakaya-style dishes, and full table service.

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Sardella Now Serves Brunch Everyday

Sardella, Gerard Craft’s alluring restaurant in downtown Clayton, announced today it will now serve brunch seven days a week from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The restaurant previously only served its brunch menu on Sundays.

The new brunch menu now combines some of Sardella’s breakfast and lunch offerings like yogurt and granola, a soup of the day, three salads and sandwiches, and an antipasti plate of roasted vegetables, market cheese, and conserves. Its Sunday brunch favorites from executive chef Ashley Shelton, like Cacio e Pepe Eggs and Eggs Benedict Raviolo, will remain.

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6 of Clayton’s Most Romantic Dinner Spots

I Fratellini: One of three eateries owned by celebrated restaurateur Zoë Robinson, I Fratellini is considered by many to be the most romantic restaurant in St. Louis. The small, sophisticated interior is the perfect setting for two people to enjoy a superb Italian meal.

Bar Les Frères: Robinson’s second restaurant, located across the street from I Fratellini, doesn’t skimp on romance either—the walls are even red. If French cuisine is more your style, this is the place to go. The seating is very limited, though, so you’ll want to act quickly with a reservation.

Billie-Jean: Robinson’s newest restaurant, located on the same small stretch of road as her two others, focuses on American and Asian cuisine. The space is surrounded by black and dimly lit, so you’ll have no choice but to focus on your dining partner. Billie-Jean will no doubt be filled with couples on Feb. 14, as the dining room doesn’t even have tables that seat more than four people.

The Capital Grille: While the main courses here are nothing to brush off, they aren’t the only great options. The Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese is another star of the menu. The service is personable, which is perhaps a reason why some guests dine so frequently that they decide to rent one of the wine lockers that are integrated into the décor.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: You can’t go wrong at Ruth’s Chris. The opulent atmosphere, exceptional service, and sizzling steaks can satisfy any couple. Get dressed up, order a bottle of Napa Valley cab, and split The Porterhouse for Two.

801 Chophouse and 801 Fish: The lavish interiors of these two restaurants, located across the street from one another, embody the idea of fine dining. The steaks at 801 Chophouse are first-rate, and the seafood at 801 Fish is some of the best in the region. To top it all off, the service will make you feel like royalty.

This article originally appeared in STLMag