The HotPot to rebrand, open new location in Chesterfield

The HotPot in Kirkwood will open a new location in the old Surf Dogs building at 137 Chesterfield Town Center.


While the Kirkwood location is slated to remain as is, the Chesterfield location will take on a different moniker, Sym•Bowl. The location is also getting a new chef, Robert McClellan from now-shuttered Gringo. “We want to focus on making it easy for families to have dinner together,” said HotPot general manager Becky Schoenig. “In the restaurant, yes, but more also to take home.”


The menu at the new location will be the similar to The HotPot, including fresh smoothies and juices, salads and customizable bowls featuring Asian and Indian inspired fare with additional globally influenced flavors in the works. The larger location will also allow for expanded catering and private event space, which will be available to reserve on weekend evenings.


Schoenig said the team is planning to open around early April. Lunch and dinner will be served Monday through Friday, while and lunch will be available on the weekends. Diners are welcome nosh in the 40-seat space or take their meals to go.