Clay­ton

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HERBIE’S—Parisian brasserie Eclec­tic. tra­di­tion,A neigh­bor­hoodand a lo­cal café in­sti­tu­tion,in the this burg­ers, con­vivial duck spot con­fit serves crepes, fresh cheese seafood, and bi­son char­cu­terie (Sa-Su). boards, www.her­bies.com.and more. D (daily), 8100 L Mary­land(M-F), brunch Ave., 314.769.9595. Map 4-1A

MOR­TON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE— Steaks. Wine

Spec­ta­tor Award of Ex­cel­lence. Clubby din­ing room with at­ten­tive ser­vice. Fa­mous for USDA prime steaks and whole Maine lob­ster. Pri­vate din­ing rooms avail­able. En­trées $20.95-$34.95. Open for din­ner nightly. (Cards: AE DC MC V) www.mor­tons.com. 7822 Bon­homme at Cen­tral, 314.725.4008. Map 4-2A

POINTER’S PIZZA— Pizza & Pasta. Hand-tossed crust in your choice of reg­u­lar/thick/thin, and top­pings from the stan­dards to turkey, an­chovies and meat­balls. The leg­endary Poin­t­er­saurus (28” of pizza) lives here, too. Wings, gar­lic bread, pas­tas and sand­wiches round out the menu, all avail­able for dine-in, carry-out or de­liv­ery. L and D (daily). www.point­er­sst­louis.com. 1023 S. Big Bend Blvd., 314.644.2000. Map 4-3B

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE— Steaks. Wine Specta

tor Award of Ex­cel­lence. Lo­cal out­post of na­tional chain has a hand­some, posh din­ing room with win­dow booths, tra­di­tional ta­bles and el­e­vated ban­quettes. Spe­cial­ties in­clude filet, cow­boy rib eye and T-bone (served still siz­zling), bar­be­cued shrimp, seafood gumbo. Open for din­ner nightly. www.ruth­schris.com. 1 N. Brent­wood (at Clay­ton), 314.783.9900. Map 4-1A

SUSHI AI— Ja­panese & Sushi. See list­ing un­der “Down­town.” L and D (daily). www.sushi­aist­louis. com. 4 N. Cen­tral Ave., 314.727.1168. Map 4-1A

THE WHEEL­HOUSE— Amer­i­can. Up­scale sports bar per­fect for watch­ing the big game (or the mid­dling game; heck, maybe even the small-time game! There are dozens of flat screens.) From-scratch takes on ca­sual food in­cludes above-av­er­age hot wings, cab­bage wraps, Frito pie, and a stand­out burger. Fish tacos and five mac’n’cheese va­ri­eties are crowd-pleasers, too. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). wheel­hous­estl.com. 314.726.7955. Map 4-1A

WHITEBOX EATERY— Amer­i­can. Care­fully crafted break­fasts (Brioche French toast, bis­cuits and gravy, nutella pan­cakes), lunches (grilled cheese, club sand­wich, Asian chopped salad) and week­end brunch. B and L (M-F), brunch (Sa-Su). www.white­box­eatery.com. 176 Caron­delet Plaza, 314.862.2802. Map 4-2A

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