by Nancy Stiles
Billy G's (131 West Argonne Drive, Kirkwood; 314-984-8000) is now open in Kirkwood. It's owned by Gianino's Restaurant Group, which also owns Gianino's (3735 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Sunset Hills; 314-821-4140), Bill Gianino's (4571 Chestnut Park Plaza, South St. Louis County; 314-892-6326), Frankie G's (867 Horan Drive, Fenton; 636-343-0231), Frankie Gianino's Grill & Bar (1209 Main Street, Imperial; 636-461-2020), Pepper's Bar and Grill (5452 Gravois Avenue; 314-352-9909) and Joey B's (three locations). The new restaurant will serve traditional Italian and American food and use items from the nearby Kirkwood Farmers' Market.
The space includes an outdoor patio which will nearly double restaurant seating, exposed brick, a bar made primarily from reclaimed wood and an open kitchen area. Billy G's hired over 200 people to staff the new restaurant earlier this summer.
Billy G's will be open every day this week at 5 p.m. for dinner with plans to begin the 11 a.m. lunch Monday August 12. Visit its Facebook page for more information.