Thursday, February 29, 2024

Cafe La Vie

I was lucky to be invited to a birthday party inside Le Meridien hotel in downtown Clayton.

I was surprised to find a quiet and upscale hotel restaurant, with cushy seating no less, and immediately thought this would be the perfect place to take my parents who long for quiet dining. Not to mention that I knew a bartender who loved their job. (Be sure to check out the cocktail list, but all your favorites are there.)

The restaurant actually has its own name so you can look it up directly and make a reservation, although probably not necessary most nights as it is still mostly hidden. You can also take advantage of the hotel's parking garage too.

Patience started with the Lobster Bisque, a generous and filling portion, while I'm always a sucker for a Mayfair Salad.

Lobster Bisque

Mayfair Salad

Speaking of weaknesses, we all pretty much got our favorites...

I ordered the Feta Risotto that came with huge chunks of roasted butternut squash.

Feta Risotto

Patience had the pasta dish, Campanelle A La Vodka, which was cute trumpet-shaped noodles with pancetta and prosciutto on top.

Campanelle A La Vodka

While my Dad chose the Beef Short Rib that came with a generous amount of goat cheese polenta!

Beef Short Rib

Patience couldn't resist the Creme Brulee either as we were celebrating birthdays!

Creme Brulee

All around winners and I'm recommending this place to everyone who keeps asking me for upscale Clayton restaurant ideas!


Cafe La Vie =

Photos by Patience Scanlon