May 01, 2013

Inside Bar Les Freres in Clayton

Bar Les Frères, the new venture from restaurateur Zoë Robinson Pidgeon and chef Ny Vongsaly (I Fratellini, Bobo Noodle House), occupies a former shoe-repair shop along Wydown Boulevard in Clayton. You will repeat this fact to yourself in amazement and disbelief upon your arrival there and during every visit thereafter. This was a shoe-repair shop? This is a restaurant?

Continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Bar Les Frères.

Photos by Jennifer Silverberg for the Riverfront Times.
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A classic duck Confit over parsnip potato puree with Bordeaux sauce.
A classic duck Confit over parsnip potato puree with Bordeaux sauce.
Bar Les Freres' kitchen.
Bar Les Freres' kitchen.
Steamed mussels soffritto with black-olive tapenade crostini.
Steamed mussels soffritto with black-olive tapenade crostini.
The dining area of Bar Les Freres, located at 7637 Wydown Boulevard in Clayton.
The dining area of Bar Les Freres, located at 7637 Wydown Boulevard in Clayton.
Lobster bisque.
Lobster bisque.
The dining area and small bar at Bar Les Freres.
The dining area and small bar at Bar Les Freres.
Seared prawns with Champagne and shallot butter.
Seared prawns with Champagne and shallot butter.
Exec chef Ny Vongsaly in the kitchen of Bar Les Freres.
Exec chef Ny Vongsaly in the kitchen of Bar Les Freres.
Exec chef Ny Vongsaly in the kitchen of Bar Les Freres.
Exec chef Ny Vongsaly in the kitchen of Bar Les Freres.
Exec chef Ny Vongsaly preparing the cured salmon.
Exec chef Ny Vongsaly preparing the cured salmon.