Inside 612 Kitchen & Cocktails. | Caroline Yoo
612 Kitchen & Cocktails
(612 West Woodbine Avenue, Kirkwood; 314-965-2003)
Kitchen Hours: 4-11 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-midnight Fri.
11 a.m.-midnight Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.
Cocktail Hours: 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Wed.-Fri., 11-1 a.m. Sat-Sun.
(Closed Mon. and Tues.)
Graham's Grill & Bayou Bar was Kirkwood's favorite watering hole -- a place to grab a cold one, catch a game on the big screen and buy a shot of Jaegermeister for your long-lost high school buddy. This was Kirkwood before the trendy development of Station Plaza and the conversion of the old cinema into fancy loft apartments. It was an institution -- and it still is. Only now, the property is called 612 Kitchen & Cocktails.
The restaurant is owned by Devin and Alison Graham, son and daughter of Graham's Grill owners Dan and Pat. When the elders decided to close after a seventeen-year run, Alison coaxed her brother into partnering with her to take over the business. The new generation of Grahams wanted to continue their parents' legacy, but they also wanted to put their own stamp on the place. After some research into food and beverage trends, they rebranded as a 1920s craft-cocktail bar and restaurant.More »