There’s an old Baptist hymn entitled: “Brighten the Corner Where You Are.” That’s exactly what Herbie’s does at the intersection of Maryland and Brentwood in Clayton. My group of Dining Women chose the spiffy, American-French bistro for our monthly soiree, that included a birthday celebration.
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Aaron Teitelbaum (one-time owner of Monarch and Cafe Balaban) has already put his stamp on the historic restaurant, giving it the first name of Herbie Balaban, founder of the Central West End restaurant in the ’70s.
Culinary maestro Ramon Cuffie (recently chef at Parigi) has added an inspired touch to the menu, that features dishes of Italy, Asia, and the coastal American South. More appeal comes with a spacious outdoor patio, that spans the corner.
Herbie’s. 8100 Maryland Avenue, Clayton. Hours: Lunch 11a-2p weekdays; Happy Hour: 2p-6p weekdays; Dinner Sun-Thu 5-9p; Fri-Sat 5p-10:30p; Brunch: 10a-2p weekends. Owner: Aaron Teitelbaum; Executive Chef: Ramon Cuffie.