Dream a Little Dream

Jimmy's Cafe on the Park isn't what our reviewer thought it was, but she's happy nonetheless

A formidable dessert tray proves irresistible -- even if, once again, as with the appetizers, safe bets rule. Of course there's crême brûlée, and of course it is a vanilla-spiked treat; of course there's a lava-centered chocolate cake topped with vanilla ice cream, and of course it elicits sighs of satisfaction. Cheesecake receives a surprising maple-walnut infusion, and the croissant-derived bread pudding is done up with raspberries, chocolate and a Grand Marnier English cream. The sole misstep here is the white-chocolate-mousse espresso cake, which isn't soft enough, causing the layers to separate disappointingly.

With the new bistro, Jimmy's Cafe is bringing in a younger, hipper clientele. It's a smart business move, one that works toward ensuring a steady influx of customers for years to come. Jimmy's may not be the casual and leisurely joint of my dreams, but that doesn't mean it's not a great restaurant to have around.

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Jennifer Silverberg
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Location Info


Jimmy's Café on the Park

706 De Mun Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Clayton


Flash-fried spinach $5.75
Pear salad $5.75
Tenderloin Anthony $19.25
Oatmeal-crusted chicken $15.75

314-725-8585. Hours: 5:30-10 p.m. Monday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. Tue.-Fri. (till midnight Fri.), 11:30 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 2-9 p.m. Sun.

706 DeMun Avenue, Clayton

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