Louie Restaurant In St. Louis’ Demun Neighborhood
In the thriving Demun area of Clayton, a new Italian-themed trattoria is now nestled amidst the coffee shops, hair salons and retail stores, with its subdued Brooklyn-esque feel.
Louie, developed by St. Louis chef and restaurateur Matt McGuire, is, in some ways, an homage to the former restaurant he ran in St. Louis for 13 years, called King Louie. But the restaurant also has a freshness about it, evidenced by starters like the winter salad with farro, pomegranate, blood orange and delicata squash, and the Roman gnocchi with pork ragu, Béchamel sauce and pecorino cheese.
Several vegetable plates are also available to go around, showcasing the wide variety of produce available in the region. Vegetarians can also select from several pizza and pasta dishes, including the agnolotti pasta with butternut squash, brown butter, sage and walnuts—or the chitarra pasta, served with tomato, basil, chili and Grana Padano. But meat-lovers also won’t go hungry: the restaurant also offers enticing roast chicken, pork chop and grilled strip-steak dishes, the latter of which is served with potatoes and salsa verde.
Pair your delectable meal with a fine wine, beer or cocktail from the full-service bar—and be sure to test out the patio once the weather gets warmer.
706 DeMun Ave.
Clayton, MO, 63105
Cover photo courtesy of Sarah Boyle.