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Five Recommendations for Clayton Restaurant Week

The event, in its second year, features 19 local eateries that will offer three-course meals.

Clayton's much anticipated Restaurant Week returns for its second year Jan. 24-30. During this promotion, 19 area restaurants will offer a three-course dinner for $25, not including tax and tip. Many of Clayton's finest restaurants are participating, including , Jimmy's on the Park and .

With a wide variety of food being offered, there is sure to be something to please every diner. But deciding which of the 19 restaurants you'll dine at is no easy task. At Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch,we've put together a guide featuring five top restaurant selections to help make your decision a little easier. Make sure to call ahead for reservations; spots are sure to fill up quickly.

7730 Bonhomme Ave.

Reservations: 314-863-0400

, located inside of the , is an upscale restaurant that offers contemporary American fare.  Take advantage of Alexander's fresh fare by starting with its award-winning lobster bisque, following with its 12-ounce New York strip steak and finishing with peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. For $7 more, you can add a glass of wine to your meal. We recommend the Pearl Clayton Cooler. This sparkling beverage combines Pearl Plum-flavored vodka, club soda and cranberry juice.

706 DeMun Ave.

Reservations: 314-725-8585

With live entertainment offered most nights and a classy, elegant atmosphere, it's no wonder Jimmy's on the Park remains one of Clayton's more popular dining destinations. Jimmy's on the Park is offering a variety of choices for your three-course meal. We recommend starting with the flash-fried spinach. Try the seafood risotto for your second course and finish with Jimmy's Croissant Bread Pudding. This warm raspberry-chocolate bread pudding with crème anglaise is sure to be a winner.

12 N. Meramec Ave.

Reservations: 314-721-7700

Roxane is an eclectic American bistro that is worth a try during Clayton Restaurant Week. We recommend starting with the sea scallops: these tender morsels are baked in a decadent maple bacon cream sauce. Follow up with pretzel chicken (served with garlic and chive mashed potatoes) and a gooey butter brownie.

222 S. Bemiston Ave.

Reservations: 314-726-5757

Remy's Kitchen and Wine Bar offers a wide variety of food with a Mediterranean flair. Stop here during Clayton Restaurant Week for a taste of the exotic. For your three-course dinner, we recommend you start with Remy's hummus. Paired with flat bread and feta cheese, this house specialty is sure to please. Follow up with bronzed mahi topped with shrimp, and finish with Remy's house-made seasonal sorbet.

16 S. Bemiston Ave.

Reservations: 314-727-8264

Just a few blocks away from Remy's Kitchen and Wine bar is Tani Sushi Bistro. Swing by after a visit to Remy's, or spend your entire evening here. With light and healthy fare, Tani Sushi Bistro is a perfect spot to try for those with dietary restrictions. Start your three-course meal off with edamame. Follow it up with the Josh Brown Roll—this sushi creation features avocado, crab, octopus and spicy tuna with ponzu and eel sauce. End your meal on a sweet note with the Godiva chocolate cheesecake.

No matter where you decide to go, you are sure to find something that satisfies your appetite. Support a local  business (or two!) during Clayton Restaurant Week, running from Jan. 24 through Jan. 30.

Maggie Rotermund January 20, 2011 at 02:29 PM
Jimmy's on the Park has a fantastic brunch too!
Kalen Ponche January 20, 2011 at 02:36 PM
Who knew there was a clayton restaurant week! thanks!
Nate Birt (Editor) January 20, 2011 at 03:39 PM
Excellent to know — thank you, Maggie!
Nate Birt (Editor) January 20, 2011 at 03:40 PM
You're most welcome! I just found out about it recently myself, and it sounds like there will be plenty of variety. Hope all's well in St. Charles today!

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