The restaurant will offer lunch and dinner seven days a week. As its name suggests, it will present a ‘Casual American’ theme with a menu featuring smoked meats and an array of salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and light entrees. The bar will feature 20-plus beers on draft and a Chill-Rite 32 Beer System that delivers a given brew at its optimal temperature, as low as 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
The space, most recently home to Finale night club, will have a new primary entrance off Brentwood Boulevard, with parking and direct access from an adjacent parking structure. Edmonds will also cater private events on the building’s 10,000-square-foot rooftop deck known for its panoramic 360 degree views of metropolitan St. Louis.
“We liked the location. Brentwood Boulevard is a major traffic artery for Clayton and our restaurant will be prominent on the street,” said Mark Winfield, who co-owns the restaurant with Edmonds.
Oculus Inc. is the architect for Parkside, working from a design developed by nationally known restaurant designer Sue Ellen Langford, Orange County, Calif.
It figures to be a busy fall for Edmonds and Winfield. In addition to launching Parkside, the pair will be transitioning their Jim Edmonds 15 Steakhouse and event venue in Downtown St. Louis to The Precinct by Jim Edmonds. “We’ve had a nice seven-year run with the steakhouse concept but believe it’s time to re-position that space to a more casual, lower price-point format,” Winfield said. “We’ll be closing the steakhouse this Saturday (August 31, 2013) and re-opening it in early October as The Precinct.”
Restaurant is Another Upscale Amenity for Clayton On The Park
The 24-story Clayton On The Park hosts 206 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and is currently 90% occupied. An affiliate of St. Louis-based The Koman Group returned it to its roots as a luxury residence last July. While demand for units in Clayton’s only high rise apartment tower has been strong, Koman Managing Director Jason Braidwood believes the restaurant will spark further interest as the perfect complement to the building’s extensive amenities.
“The restaurant is a great addition to the Clayton dining scene and a superb amenity for residents,” said Braidwood. “The vibe will be equal parts relaxed and sophisticated –as comfortable at Happy Hour as for a night out. Dedicated service to our very active residents, on-site catering to streamline party planning and the possibility of rooftop service are welcome conveniences that complement the urban chic lifestyle that we offer.”