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Cardwell's in Clayton

8100 Maryland Ave. Clayton, MO 63105 | Clayton | 314-726-5055

Location Description:

Many of chef Joe Hovland's entrées bear a happy resemblance to Thanksgiving plates overloaded with tidbits from eight different platters and casserole dishes. Hovland has an irrepressible enthusiasm for cooking and characterizes the restaurant's cuisine as "New American." He especially likes to prepare fish and shellfish, including outstanding lump-crab cakes. His five-onion soup is perhaps the best interpretation of French-onion soup in town.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, California, New American
  • Price: $$$, $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended on Weekends
  • Parking: Garage, Street
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Business-casual attire
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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