After he took the throne, Napoleon instituted the tradition of serving bread with every meal to put his mother's baguette-heavy care packages to use. Indulge in French tradition with today's Groupon to Chez Leon in Clayton. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $35 worth of French cuisine and drinks during lunch, served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday–Friday.
- For $30, you get $60 worth of French cuisine and drinks during dinner.
Executive chef Marcel Keraval at Chez Leon—winner of an abundance of fine-dining accolades and named Best Place to Eat Out Alone by the Riverfront Times in 2008—delights diners with lunch and dinner menus populated by cleanly executed French cuisine. For dinner, guests can commence consumption with the coquilles St. Jacques ($15), a wanton assembly of seared scallops served in a bacchanal of white wine to render it suitable for introduction to nosy mothers. Diners sink teeth into the canard à la orange ($30), a roasted duck graced with the orange’s sweet citrus flavors and ability to double as a popsicle flavor, or the quintessentially French fillet of beef tenderloin with béarnaise sauce ($36). Lunchtime feasters can start noontime repasts with plates peppered with caper-kissed veal sweetbreads ($10) or a classic lyonnaise salad ($8), before moving on to les plats principaux, such as a tender pork loin with mustard sauce ($11) or the grilled salmon provençal ($15).
Darkly hued walls, whimsical still lifes, and a stately chandelier make Chez Leon an elegant stage for interpretations of Gérard Depardieu's acclaimed performance in 102 Dalmatians. Patrons can select a luxurious wine to complement a lavish meal and empathize with the caterers of the Tennis Court Oath for their unwavering dedication to French excellence.
Executive chef Ben Guthier at Chez Leon—which St. Louis magazine called "a reminder of what 'dining out' should be"—delights diners with lunch and dinner menus populated by cleanly executed French cuisine. Guests commence consumption within the dining room's darkly hued walls, whimsical still lifes, and a stately chandelier, which make Chez Leon an elegant stage for interpretations of Gérard Depardieu's acclaimed performance in 102 Dalmatians. To complement a lavish meal, patrons can select a luxurious wine and empathize with the caterers of the Tennis Court Oath for their unwavering dedication to French excellence.
7927 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, Missouri 63105