This time of year I’m always on the lookout for restaurants that offer open-air dining. The Seven Gables in Clayton does that, and more, with a sidewalk patio, spacious inner courtyard, spiffy bar, plus a 32-room boutique hotel. Now that’s full service.
The cafe-style tables on North Meramec are perfect for people-watch in the heart of downtown Clayton. Or you can step into the pub and down a sip, or two, of your favorite refreshment. Or head for the cozy courtyard.
Look for an asterisk beside those menu items designated as ‘Lost Classics.” The memorable dishes are from great chefs and restaurants in the areas over the last 50 years.
If you want a break from the world, head down the Seven Gables’ hallway to the courtyard. The green oasis with ivy-covered walls and shade trees will do more for your well-being than a hour spent with a therapist.
Seven. 26 North Meramec. Open: Monday-Thursday 7 am – 11 pm (kitchen closes at 9 pm); Friday 7 am – 12 am (kitchen closes at 9 pm / bar close at 12 am); Saturday Brunch 7 am – 2 pm & full menu 2 pm – 9 pm (bar closes at 12 am); Sunday Brunch 10 am – 2 pm.
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