avenue in clayton photo by michelle volansky

First Look: Avenue in Clayton

Co-owners Bryan and Diane Carr have combined the best of their former restaurants Pomme and Pomme Café to open Avenue, which opens doors today, Nov. 7 at 12 N. Meramec Ave., in Clayton. The Carrs announced they would take over the former Roxane’s space just two months ago, and they’ve transformed the once raucous, eclectic venue into a more subdued, relaxed environment featuring sleek black leather, muted grays and unexpected pops of color.

As chef, Bryan Carr has brought several Pomme customer favorites to the Avenue dinner menu, including rainbow trout amandine, beef shortribs, eggplant involtini and his classic Apples for Olivia dessert. Carr is also debuting new dishes crafted with his precise execution and presentation, like starters of wild mushrooms over toasted baguette and gnocchi, along with fresh, crisp salads featuring kale, farro, roasted beets and more. The new Avenue kitchen means Carr can offer a rotating selection of fresh oysters and french fries, perfect for an entree of steak frites.

Avenue will operate for dinner service only beginning at 5 p.m. today through Wednesday, Nov. 12, after which Avenue will open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on the weekends and a late-night bar menu.

Here’s what to expect when Avenue opens doors for dinner tonight.