by Ian Froeb
Iron your best white shirt and tie on your finest feedbags: Clayton Restaurant Week is here again. The fourth annual event will run from Monday, January 21, through Sunday, January 27. Participating restaurants will provide special three-course menus for $25 per person, tax and tip not included. Diners can also make a $5 donation to Operation Food Search.
As for any restaurant week, Gut Check advises you to make reservations. According to Clayton Restaurant Week's promoters, last year's participating venues saw their sales increase from 25% to 100%.
(We shudder to think how much more the valet firms made.)
The complete list of participating restaurants is after the jump. You can view the prix-fixe menus for each restaurant at the Clayton Restaurant Week website. As has become Gut Check's custom, later this week or early next we'll provide our picks for the five best (or at least most promising) menus.
Clayton Restaurant Week 2013: Participating Restaurants
Alexander's (7730 Bonhomme Avenue Clayton; 314-863-0400) Araka (131 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-725-6777) Bar Napoli (7754 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-863-5731) BARcelona Tapas Restaurant (34 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-863-9909) Bocci Bar (16 North Central Avenue Clayton; 314-932-1040) Cardwell's in Clayton (8100 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-726-5055) Coastal Bistro & Bar (14 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-932-7377) The Crossing (7823 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-721-7375) Crushed Red (8007 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-8007) J. Buck's (101 South Hanley Road. Clayton; 314-725-4700) Jimmy's Cafe on the Park (706 De Mun Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-8585) Mad Tomato (8000 Carondelet Avenue, Clayton; 314-932-5733) Oceano Bistro (44 North Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton; 314-721-9400) Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar (222 South Bemiston Avenue, Clayton; 314-726-5757) Roxane (12 North Meramec Avenue, Clayton; 314-721-7700) Ruth's Chris Steak House (1 North Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton; 314-783-9900) Tani Sushi Bistro (16 South Bemiston Avenue, Clayton; 314-727-8264)