Chris' Pancake Will Open New Location Downtown


Chris' Pancake & Dining is adding a new location. - RFT FILE PHOTO

Some of the best pancakes in the city are coming to downtown St. Louis: Chris' Pancake & Dining will be opening a second location on the campus of Saint Louis University School of Law this fall.

That's according to SLU Law and Chris', which announced their plans this morning for Chris @ the Docket, a new restaurant to be located on the ground floor of 100 N. Tucker Boulevard.

That space previously held the Docket, a restaurant run by catering company Bon Appetit, which closed this spring. The new concept should be open by late September, following renovations to the property, and will bring Chris' classic breakfast and lunch items to diners, along with a new addition: pizza.

As it turns out, pizza is not so far afield for Chris' — its owners are also the family behind Bartolino’s Osteria (with locations in both the Drury Inn and Suites at Forest Park) and Bartolino’s South in south county.

“We are excited about this additional location that will give us the opportunity to not only reach the downtown community but also expand our menu,” Chris Saracino, owner of Chris’ Pancake and Dining, said in a press release. “The new location is home to a beautiful pizza oven that we can utilize to bring in some of the recipes from our Bartolino’s brand.”

Chris @ the Docket will be open to the public, with hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Grab and go items will be available Monday through Thursday until 6 p.m.

Tim Jansen, formerly executive chef at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, has signed on to manage the new location.

Chris' has been open at the corner of Southwest Avenue and Watson Road since 1987 and has earned numerous awards from the RFT, including Best Breakfast with a Hangover and Best Breakfast.

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