CLAYTON DINING GUIDE
The Clayton community features over 70 restaurants within two miles of the hotel.
The following selections are just a few of our local favorites within five blocks.
THE CROSSING (7823 Forsyth ~ Three Blocks) - Co-owners and chefs Jim Fiala and Cary
McDowell, both California Culinary Academy graduates, have teamed up to bring the best of
Italian and French cuisines to St. Louis.
THE GRILL (On property) - The Grill presents classic American beef and seafood, signature
desserts and an extensive wine list where guests enjoy a warm, relaxed, and contemporary
THE FATTED CALF (12 S. Bemiston) - Featuring charbroiled sandwiches, salads, beer and
wine in a friendly, casual atmosphere.
J BUCK’S (101 S. Hanley ~ One Block) – A classic American restaurant established by the
legendary broadcasting family. Upscale yet relaxed environment.
MORTON’S STEAKHOUSE (7822 Bonhomme ~ Five Blocks) – Prime USDA, aged beef, fresh
seafood, whole Maine lobster.
THE RESTAURANT (on property) – Continental and American cuisine served in a world-class
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE (1 Brentwood Blvd ~ Five Blocks) - From the U.S. Prime
steaks, broiled to perfection at 1800 degrees, to the expertly executed seafood, New Orleans-
inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and award winning wine list, this is a steakhouse to
which others aspire.
THE BLUE ELEPHANT (7816 Forsyth ~ Two Blocks) – Authentic Thai cuisine
MISO (16 Meramec – Five Blocks) – A unique dining experience that features an extensive sushi
menu and Pan-Asian Fare all served in a lounge-like environment with music and visuals that
will tantalize your senses.
WASABI SUSHI BAR (16 S. Central - Five Blocks) – Authentic sushi bar and Japanese cuisine.
COFFEE HOUSES & DELICATESSENS
KALDI’S (Carondelet Plaza ~ One Block) – A local coffee house that roasts their own coffee
daily. Fresh house-made pastries and desserts as well as soups, sandwiches and salads.
STRATTON’S (Carondelet Plaza ~ One Block) – An extensive menu selection of sandwiches,
wraps and gelato, perfect for a quick, casual meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
ARAKA (131 Carondelet Plaza ~ Adjacent to hotel) - Natural elements like stone and walnut all
contribute to a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere while maintaining an edgy modern
LUCIANO’S TRATTAORIA (172 Carondelet Plaza ~ Adjacent to hotel) - The Del Pietro
family opened the trattoria in 2002, adding Luciano's to their list of popular local restaurants. It
is known for simple preparation of food and use of fresh, seasonal ingredients.
PORTABELLA (15 North Central Avenue ~ Three Blocks) - Portabella combines what's best
about the city's Italian cuisine with the casual elegance of a New American restaurant. Although
Portabella serves exceptional house-made pastas such as chicken ravioli, the restaurant's menu
focuses on fish and meat dishes. Chefs Marc del Pietro and Thom Zoog use mushrooms of all
types, not just portabella, in many of the entrees. Try, for example, the porcini-encrusted sea bass
with earthy oven-dried tomatoes, tender young asparagus and roasted shallots in a portabella
REMY’S KITCHEN & WINE BAR (222 S. Bemiston ~ Four Blocks) - Featuring a menu of
small and large plates for sampling and sharing based on Mediterranean cuisine: healthy fats
(fish, olive oil, nuts), fresh fruits and vegetables, red wine and limited intake of processed foods.
The wine list is a seven time recipient (2001-2007) of the "Award of Excellence" from Wine
I FRATELLINI (7624 Wydown Blvd ~ Four Blocks) - Wall-length banquettes and high
conversational volume bring an East Side of Manhattan aura to I Fratellini. This handsome little
trattoria serves dishes like a lamb shank over polenta and good salads, often slightly warm in the