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Bocci Bar

16 N Central Ave Clayton, MO 63105 | Clayton | 314-932-1040

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Bocci Bar, a small-plates wine bar from the owner of BARcelona Tapas restaurant, gives Clayton diners a front-row seat to the hustle and bustle of Central Avenue. The restaurant features an eclectic selection of dishes, ranging from chilled soups to Argentine flank steak. Pan-seared sea scallops with an English pea puree are delicate and well-cooked, while Korean pork is creatively served in a hollowed-out apple. The Parmesan chicken broth is a must-try. The dish features confit chicken legs and thighs with meat so tender that it falls off the bone with only the slightest prodding. The broth is rich and flavorful; kale and rice noodles round out the dish. Bocci has a small but comprehensive wine list with several flights and glass selections available on a rotating basis. Every month, the restaurant offers wines and dishes based on a particular country's theme.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Mediterranean, Modern American, Small Plates
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 5-10 p.m. Sat. Closed Sundays and Mondays
  • Price: $, $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended on Weekends
  • Parking: Meters, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Business-Casual
  • Features: Free Wifi, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wheelchair Accessible, Wifi Access

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