Destination: Bishop's Post

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

A new concept at 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, called Bishop’s Post, has swapped out the seafood of former tenant Oceano Bistro for a menu full of classic American comfort fare. The transition from Oceano (which still maintains its Clayton location at 44 N. Brentwood Blvd.) to Bishop’s Post began in early May, but the Chesterfield community was officially introduced to the redefined restaurant at the grand opening on Tuesday, June 10.

Entree at Bishop's Post in Chesterfield

Image by Molly Rippinger

Walking into Bishop’s Post, much of the elegant Oceano interior remains. Clean lines and soft colors provide an inviting backdrop for the restaurant’s dining areas and curved bar. Lunch or dinner is easily shared amongst good company and conversation at one of the many tables, while sports fans can still catch every play at the bar thanks to a few plasma screen TVs. If the outcome of the game can wait until after dinner, take advantage of the nice weather and enjoy the outdoor space at Bishop’s Post, which has a stunning waterfall running through the wooded corner. There are plenty of tables to enjoy the serene setting, and even a handful are underneath a roofed portion of the patio that’s ideal for less than perfect summer weather.

Chef Dave Rook, who also owns Empire Deli & Pizza, has pulled from his 30 years of industry experience to craft the menu at Bishop’s Post. Starters include flash-fried calamari served with a lemon aioli, chargrilled oysters on the half shell and beef tenderloin bruschetta laced with caramelized onions and roasted garlic. Rook’s own recipe for spicy seafood and andouille sausage gumbo graces the menu along with a variety of salads. Standouts among the main courses include grilled wild-caught salmon topped with a sweet chili and grain mustard glaze and a Maple Leaf Farms duck breast served on a bed of Yukon gold smashed potatoes with a sundried cherry and port wine reduction. True carnivores will appreciate the portion of the menu called “Dave’s cuts,” which contains the scoop on how Bishop’s Post serves up their strip, filet, porterhouse, ribeye and chop.

Dessert is not to be forgotten with decadent options, such as Grand Marnier crème brûlée or “Grandma Birdie’s” bread pudding drizzled with Jim Beam caramel sauce. An extensive wine list offers vintages by the glass and bottle, and area craft brews are available on draft. Bishop’s Post also has a list of 10 signature cocktails and a happy hour Monday through Friday from 4-6pm with deals on both drinks and appetizers.

Open Monday through Thurday from 11am to 9pm, Friday from 11am to 10pm, Saturday from 4 to 10pm and Sunday from 4 to 9pm. 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, 636.536.9404. 

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