In February 1995, Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar opened in Clayton with a Mediterranean menu focused on wine and small plate dining. 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.
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. That being said, I will not be renewing my lease in January. The last day for service at Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar is December 31, 2017, just one month from completion of our 23rd year.
My other restaurant, Big Sky Café, continues to thrive in Webster Groves. We've seen growth in the last couple of years due to expanded offerings at brunch, lunch, and dinner. This downsizing move at Remy's allows me to spend more time on some great things planned for Big Sky Café in 2018, as well as spend time with my growing family. I’m inviting you to come visit me at Big Sky Cafe, use any remaining Remy's gift cards you may have, and maybe see some familiar faces too. Since Clayton continues to boom with new residential, shopping and foodservice, I also encourage you to please continue to visit our Clayton restaurant neighbors, especially those independents that need your support.
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. 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.
I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season filled with peace. I look forward to seeing many of you one more time at Remy's this year and at Big Sky Cafe in 2018.