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Chez Leon

  • Dining

    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Sneak Preview: The Libertine Aims to Reclaim Cool in Clayton

    Opening day draws near for The Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton). The married team of Audra and Nick Luedde, who moved last year from Chicago to Nick's native St. Louis with their young son, plan to debut their 60-seat restaurant, with acclaimed chef Josh Galliano leading the kitchen, on M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Openings & Closings 2012: The Final Reckoning

    Yes, 2012 has been over for a few weeks now. No, we're not done looking back at it just yet. Don't worry. This isn't another Top Ten list. No, what we have here is Gut Check's annual omnibus listing of every restaurant that opened, closed, both opened and closed, relocated or changed its name in 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Owner Nick Luedde Discusses the Libertine

    Gut Check learned last week that St. Louis native Nick Luedde and his wife, Audra, planned to open a new restaurant called The Libertine, with acclaimed chef Josh Galliano (An American Place, Monarch) in the kitchen. We had a chance to speak with Nick Luedde this morning about his new venture, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    May 2012 Openings & Closings

    The month that passed was an exceptionally busy one for openings: new Mexican restaurants for Chesterfield and Webster Groves; a new bakery for south city; the long-gestating (and televised) spinoff of Sweetie Pie's (9841 West Florissant Avenue, Ferguson; 314-521-9915) and Sweetie Pie's at the Mangr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Chez Leon Closes

    Rumors started swirling online yesterday, and now Gut Check can cofirm that Chez Leon (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-361-1589) has closed. "Times aren't the best," owner Leon Birnbaum tells Gut Check.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    The Gut Check Valentine's Day Reservation Guide: One Day Out

    Valentine's Day is TOMORROW, you guys! If you haven't made your dinner reservations yet, you must be screwed, right? (Or not screwed, as it were.) Fear not! Gut Check's perusal of OpenTable has found several tables in the 5:30-9:30 p.m. window still available -- including two very well-known resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Gut Check Valentine's Day Reservation Guide: One Week Out Edition

    Image via​Valentine's Day is a week from tomorrow, you guys! Last week's edition of our Valentine's Day reservation guide found some decent tables available, via OpenTable, at some of St. Louis' favorite restaurants. Seven days later, many of those prime tables are gone, and we've given one m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    The Five Most Promising Menus From Clayton Restaurant Week

    As we told you yesterday, Clayton Restaurant Week runs from Monday, January 23, through Sunday, January 29. Participating restaurants have three-course prix-fixe menus for $25, tax and tip excluded. You can see the full list of those restaurants and their menus on the official Clayton Restaurant Wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    St. Louis Chefs Are an Educated Lot

    Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.​Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not." The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Duck a l'Orange at Chez Leon

    Canard a l'Orange at Clayton's Chez Leon -- worth a second bite.​ We recently found ourselves supping at Chez Leon, the posh Clayton temple to all things Frenchified. And that, of course, meant chowing down on some duck -- because if there's anything the Frogs know how to cook, it's a nice fat can ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 24, 2010
  • Dining

    February 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.2 - 1.8

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Off the Menu: Joe broke news about the closing of the CWE Companion cafe, David Bailey's upcoming venture, and upcoming openings of Babbo and Olive Street Smokehouse.STL Bites: Bill had a posting frenzy with info about his favorite dried pasta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Restaurant Roll Call for 2009

    RFT editorial coordinator Courtney Schilling and I did our best to compile as thorough a list of openings and closings as possible. Inevitably, though, some places will slip through the cracks. Please drop us a line or leave a comment with additions or deletions. - IanIan FroebMcCormick & Schmic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    FoodWire: Chez Leon Reopens in Clayton

    George Mahe broke the news on Feast on New Year's Eve: Chez Leon is now open at its new location, 7927 Forsyth Boulevard in Clayton. The venerable French restaurant departed its Central West End location in October. (The space is now Brasserie by Niche.) The new Chez Leon is open for lunch 11 a.m.-2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    2009 in Review: September

    ​​September is a very special month here not only at Gut Check International Headquarters but at the RFT as a whole: We release our annual Best of St. Louis issue. Check out our winners in the Restaurants and Food & Drink categories. The rest of the month, after the jump.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 11.21-12.4

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly celebrated Thanksgiving with creamed leeks and a proposal. She shared lots of Thanksgiving favorites, contest ideas of Menu for Hope and her future great-great grandmother-in-law's spinach recipe.Cupcake Projec ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    FoodWire: Brasserie by Niche Opens Tonight, Tuesday, 11.17

    Brasserie by Niche, the latest restaurant from Gerard Craft of Niche and its still shiny-and-new sibling Taste by Niche, opens for service this evening at 5 p.m. at 4580 Laclede Avenue in the Central West End. As its name implies, Brasserie serves classic French brasserie cuisine, with chef Perry He ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 14, 2009
  • Dining

    October 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Introducing Sweet Scout: The Sweet Scout is Introduced to Crème Brûlée

    User "Jellyfish Juice," Wikimedia Commons​Adrienne Jones is a writer, photographer and world-class eater who blogs at A Girl and Her Camera. She loves desserts and has been known to take to a frosting tub with little more than a spoon and a well-tuned sweet tooth. She will report on her lates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 9.5-9.11

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Becky and the Beanstock: Becky finally reveals her secret dish - vegetarian hot dogs in pretzel dough blankets. Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly went wild with spiced dove breasts.Bruno's Dream: Bruno made carrot gelato for LiveSTRONG Day. One ... More >>

  • News

    May 23, 2007

    Can't Miss Summer Adventures

    As always, weve found cool ways to beat the heat.

  • Calendar

    November 2, 2005

    Here Fell Some Mighty Folks

    Hoobellatoo celebrates the found & lost

  • News

    May 25, 2005

    Seize the Days

    A dozen things you just can't pass up this summer

  • Dining

    March 24, 2004

    It Must Be Love

    Oh, Moxy, your food puts us on cloud nine!

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    French Cuisine

    Café De France

  • News

    June 26, 2002

    Thai Taste

    Week of June 26, 2002

  • Dining

    June 19, 2002

    French Connection

    Leon Bierbaum's renowned namesake restaurant needs some polishing

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002

    French Cuisine

    Cafe Provencal

  • Dining

    January 9, 2002

    French Toast

    Under new ownership, Malmaison still turns out some of St. Louis' best French food

  • News

    December 12, 2001

    Baron Rothschild

    He can turn bricks into gold, junk into antiques, disasters into opportunities. But Pete Rothschild just can't transform his reputation.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Maitre'd

    Leon Bierbaum, Chez Leon

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    French Cuisine

    Café de France

  • Dining

    December 13, 2000

    Side Dish

    What comestibles do local chefs take on the road?

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Restaurant District

    Central West End

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Neighborhood

    Central West End

  • Dining

    April 12, 2000

    Wiping the Plate Clean

    Our intrepid reviewer calls for the last check and leaves some generous tips

  • Dining

    December 29, 1999

    Eat Drink Man Woman

    Taking some time to let 1999's dinners digest

  • Dining

    December 15, 1999

    BUTTER UP

    Indulging a taste for decadence at the elegant Chez Leon

  • Dining

    December 8, 1999

    TABLE TALK

    Tidbits from St. Louis' restaurant community

  • Dining

    June 30, 1999
  • Dining

    June 30, 1999
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