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DeMun Oyster Bar 

DeMun Oyster Bar has its oysters shipped daily from the Pacific Northwest. (To those concerned about food miles and carbon footprints: Now you know. Then again, if you're going to eat oysters in Missouri, well, there you go.) The menu offers detailed descriptions of the flavor, texture and even the shape and depth of the shell of the varieties most commonly flown in, but the roster varies from day to day. Click here to continue reading Ian Froeb's review of DeMun Oyster Bar. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
DeMun Oyster Bar
740 DeMun Ave. Clayton, MO 63105
St. Louis - Clayton
314-725-0322
Thanks to the presence of the Demun Oyster Bar, perhaps the Demun neighborhood could also be known as "Little Paris."
Beignets and coffee.
The interior of the Demun Oyster Bar has an intimate Parisian feel. The floor (vintage circa 1880) was imported from France, while the mirrors and bar are local touches.
The interior of the Demun Oyster Bar has an intimate Parisian feel. The floor (vintage circa 1880) was imported from France, while the mirrors and bar are local touches.
The oyster bar/ shucking station.
The interior of the Demun Oyster Bar has an intimate Parisian feel. The floor (vintage circa 1880) was imported from France, while the mirrors and bar are local touches.
The sidewalk cafe, with chairs and tables shipped from France, lend to the Parisian sensibility of the Demun Oyster Bar.
The interior of the Demun Oyster Bar has an intimate Parisian feel. The floor (vintage circa 1880) was imported from France, while the mirrors and bar are local touches.
Manhattan Clam Chowder.
Poached Salmon with sautéed vegetable medley.
Shrimp Cocktail.
Steamed Mussels in Tomato Sauce.
The oysters (and shrimp) at the shucking station, front and center behind the bar.
Chef Je Kang shucking oysters.
Chef Je Kang plating the fresh oysters.
Chef Je Kang shucking oysters at Demun Oyster Bar.
Oysters.
Fresh Oysters imported daily.
Fresh Oysters imported daily.
On left is Head Chef Je Kang and, on right, is Sous Chef Jon Huntley.
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Thanks to the presence of the Demun Oyster Bar, perhaps the Demun neighborhood could also be known as "Little Paris."
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