Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of surrounding geography with today’s deal: for $18, you'll get $40 worth of sandwiches, salads, and rustic American cuisine at Wild Horse Grill. Located in Chesterfield, the family-run operation offers both casual cuisine and fancy fare, along with an outdoor patio, delicious lunch and dinner menu, and non-corporate ambience.
Saddle stomachs with an order of creamy artichoke-and-spinach dip ($7) or hickory-smoked rainbow trout over triangles of warm pita ($8). Deck out filet mignon (from $23) or flat-iron steak ($20) with complementary sauce (port wine veal glaze, sherry lobster cream, or black truffle butter), or top with sautéed onions and mushrooms ($2) or shrimp ($5)—Wild Horse Grill serves only USDA-certified Black Angus beef hand cut and trimmed daily. For a simpler lunch, stick with sandwiches including a traditional club ($8) or grilled chicken sandwich with pepperjack cheese, sun-dried tomato mayo, and 'shrooms ($8). Wild Horse also serves a variety of wraps, soups, and salads.
Wild Horse's outdoor patio, dotted with lush greenery, fountains, and decorative torches, accommodates flaky climates with overhead electric heating on cool nights and fans for warmer days. An overhead cover shields sitters from gusty winds or abrasive sunray attacks. Stop into the 10-year-old eatery to lunch casually, or nosh outdoors without the hassle of dragging out your dusty lawn furniture and garden-gnome companions.
- Yummy! We loved our food and the overall experience. Would highly recommend! – OpenTable user who dined on 4/10/2010
- Excellent! Was my second time there and was excellent both times! – Open Table user who dined on 3/29/2010
- The atmosphere is beautiful an very warm and inviting. The food was phenomenal, many dishes were traditional wih [sic] a flare and they really had something for the whole family to like. – C, Urbanspoon
Wild Horse Grill
In 2013, after more than a decade in business, the owners of Wild Horse Grill felt like they needed to shake things up. So they brought in Executive Chef Ray Carpenter, a Travel Channel-featured pro renowned for his prior work at Niche Restaurant and Prime 1000 Steakhouse. His two biggest influences on the menu have been an emphasis on using local food producers and a balance of classic and contemporary techniques and flavors.
But even the most conservative palate can embrace Carpenter's modern style. It's subtle—from the sous-vide cooking method he uses to inventive sides like the mushroom hash he pairs with Maple Leaf Farms cherry-wood-smoked duck. Still, Wild Horse's steaks remain a hugely popular draw, with Black Angus cuts aged at least 28 days before being plated as 8-ounce filets or 32-ounce bone-in rib eyes.
The restaurant is known for its quality, yet it's far from stuffy—every weekend there's Fried Chicken Sunday and on Wednesday evenings guests can bring their dogs to the patio, which was voted to the top 10 most dog-friendly patios by the Riverfront Times. Wednesday evenings are also the grill's Pups on the Patio night, where a portion of the purchases of customers with dogs is donated to animal shelters.