Brasserie by Niche

Gerard Craft strikes again. The acclaimed young chef has reinvented the venerable Central West End French restaurant Chez Leon (which relocated to Clayton) as a casual mecca for your favorite French dishes, from the cheese-crusted crock of onion soup to a killer cassoulet. The prices are reasonable, the dishes unpretentious. The emphasis here is on good ingredients prepared with skill and care rather than showy technique. Consider the meltingly tender beef short ribs or a tender piece of salmon paired with braised leeks and lentils. Appetizers include very good pork ptés. The beer list is excellent.

Restaurant Details

Gerard Craft strikes again. The acclaimed young chef has reinvented the venerable Central West End French restaurant Chez Leon (which relocated to Clayton) as a casual mecca for your favorite French dishes, from the cheese-crusted crock of onion soup to a killer cassoulet. The prices are reasonable, the dishes unpretentious. The emphasis here is on good ingredients prepared with skill and care rather than showy technique. Consider the meltingly tender beef short ribs or a tender piece of salmon paired with braised leeks and lentils. Appetizers include very good pork ptés. The beer list is excellent.

Map

Nearby

  • or

Newsletters

Join Riverfront Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Crowds Turned Out for STL Fest at the Big Top at Grand Center [PHOTOS]

Due to rain, the sold out STL Fest was moved from Saturday, May 21, to Sunday, May 22, which seemed just fine…

By Jaime Lees

Crowds Turned Out for STL Fest at the Big Top at Grand Center [PHOTOS]
49 slides

Live the California Dream in This Shrewsbury House [PHOTOS]

This modern, open house looks like it was picked up on the west coast and just dropped down in Shrewsbury. The three…

By Jaime Lees, Riverfront Times

Live the California Dream in Shrewsbury [PHOTOS]
27 slides

We Saw So Many Fancy Doggos at STL Groom Fest [PHOTOS]

The 6th Annual STL Groom Fest took place in Wentzville over the weekend, drawing in local groomers, fur sculpting enthusiasts, and competitors…

By Jaime Lees

We Saw So Many Fancy Doggos at STL Groom Fest [PHOTOS]
142 slides

The Show Me Burlesque Festival Was Wild [NSFW PHOTOS]

St. Louis’ Show Me Burlesque Festival returned to St. Louis this week and burlesque fans came out to enjoy the show. Lola…

By Riverfront Times

The Show Me Burlesque Festival Was Wild [NSFW PHOTOS]
132 slides