Little Country Gentleman Calling It Quits Despite National Recognition

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       Parsnip miso, root vegetables, pearl onion and Maytag blue cheese at Little Country Gentleman. | Jennifer Silverberg

One of the best restaurants to open last year, Mike Randolph's Little Country Gentleman (8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0719) announced on Facebook yesterday that it will close January 11. His adjoining breakfast spot, Half & Half, will remain open as far as we know. We left a message for Randolph for comment; we'll update when we hear from him. Check out the full announcement after the jump.

See also: Esprit de Course: Little Country Gentleman's grand tasting menu lays down the gauntlet

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Little Country Gentleman

8135 Maryland Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


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abtruj
abtruj

I have eaten here a few times and was always impressed by the caliber and daring of the menu, but ultimately the extremely high prices put me off.  I could do just as well at Niche for less money (and that's saying something, as Niche isn't exactly bargain-priced).  The final time I ate there, the prices had actually gone up and the portions (important but not a deal breaker) were miniscule.


I hope they are able to reinvent themselves as something that can appeal to a broader audience.

Mary McManus
Mary McManus

I don't like this.Sorry to hear it. Mainly for johnny

Laura Messbarger
Laura Messbarger

Wow, St Louis can be a tough population to please!!!!!! Too bad LCG produced a great dining experience.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

I find it funny that all these people never want to put their precious restaurants out here in bumpkin St. Charles and they fail anyway in elite West County.

David Gulick
David Gulick

Yup. And didn't have any desire to go back. Looks like we weren't alone.

brad.thompson
brad.thompson

Only a bumpkin would call Clayton West County

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