Missouri Eats: 801 Fish

At 801 Fish, the chefs work with more than a dozen different seaside distributors to fulfill its “dock-to-door” belief. The new upscale Clayton, Missouri, restaurant features everything from finfish to crustaceans, and each item offered on the menu is flown in from the coast within 24 hours of being cut.

Located directly across the street from its sister restaurant, 801 Chophouse, 801 Fish carries on the Des Moines-based 801 Restaurant Group’s simple yet refined culinary philosophy. This is the group’s second 801 Fish after opening its first in Kansas City.

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A popular offering, the lobster roll, features Maine lobster on a buttered brioche bun with Old Bay-dusted fries and an apple-fennel slaw. From the raw bar, choose from options like the meaty, signature grilled oysters, which are prepared right from the ice once ordered with a choice of Pernod butter, uni butter or garlic and Parmesan.

Enjoy the smorgasbord of seafood offerings in environs befitting the bevy of bait – cool blue lights illuminate fiberglass figures and silhouettes of fish amid dark wood, stainless steel and swirling maritime chandeliers.

For some turf to go with the surf, a grilled prime tenderloin and prime burger are also available; to wash it all down, choose from nearly 1,000 labels of wine. In addition to dinner service, 801 Fish serves lunch Monday through Friday.

Written and photographed by Mabel Suen. This article appears courtesy of Feast Magazine. Feast Magazine is dedicated to broadening the conversation about food and engaging a large, hungry audience of food lovers.

 801 Fish, 172 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, Missouri, 314.875.9636, 801fish.com

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