Longtime kitchen and wine bar closing after more than 20 years in Clayton

Another longtime restaurant is closing its doors at the end of the year in downtown Clayton.

Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, a popular and stylish gathering place focused on wine and small plate Mediterranean dining, will close on Dec. 31, owner Tim Mallett announced. The restaurant opened in 1995 and is located at 222 S. Bemiston Ave.

“With specialties such as Hummus, Grapeleaves, Apple-Golden Raisin Bread Pudding, wine flights and the one-on-one service style, I wanted to lure the Clayton Community with a little something different,” Mallett said on his website. “Since then, Clayton has grown into a vibrant restaurant scene and held its own in St. Louis’ growing restaurant reputation. And although so many positive things are happening, it comes at a time when I’m progressing into a downsizing mode.”

Mallett added that he would not be renewing the Mediterranean cuisine restaurant’s lease in January. The closing date comes just one month from completion of the restaurant’s 23rd year.

Mallett other restaurant, Big Sky Cafe, continues to thrive in Webster Groves. Mallett said that restaurant has seen growth in recent years due to “expanded offerings at brunch, lunch, and dinner” and that the downsizing move at Remy’s will allow him to spend more time on some great things planned for Big Sky Café in 2018, as well as spend time with his growing family.

“With the help of countless employees and managers who’ve carried the torch, I continue to be very proud of the hospitality work we’ve been responsible for at Remy’s,” Mallett said. “I am so appreciative for the good customers who became good friends, for the employees who provided their dedication and loyalty, and for the many birthdays, engagements, anniversaries and other special occasions so many of you chose to celebrate at Remy’s. Thank you to everyone who made Remy’s “your place” as much as it was mine.”

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