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J. Buck's - Clayton
J. Buck's - Clayton

J. Buck's - Clayton Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jbucks.com
  • Email: info@jbucks.com
  • Phone: (314) 725-4700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 4:00-10:00pm
    Bar: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday 11:00am - 1:00am, Saturday 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chris Holmdahl
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • Catering: J. Buck's - Clayton offers a box lunch program as well as an extensive catering menu & is available for other special events in the restaurant and off-site. No event is too big or small!
  • Private Party Facilities: J. Buck's - Clayton offers private rooms seating from 8 to 16 guests. We also have a NEW private "Joe Buck Room" that seats 18-35 people. Areas of the dining room can be sectioned off to accommodate 17 to 75 guests. The "Julie Buck Lounge" is also available for cocktail parties up to 25 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Alli Hughey (314) 725-4700
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wine Wednesday - Every Wednesday we feature a new wine at a special price until the following Wednesday. This wine is always featured as a by-the-glass pour.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carondolet
  • Public Transit: We are 2 blocks from the Clayton Metro-Link Station
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A garage & surface lot is available on Bonhomme. We validate for parking up to 2 hours. See the host desk with you parking ticket to have it validated.
A word from J. Buck's - Clayton
J. Buck's offers a dining experience that will appeal to everyone. The warm, sophisticated, and welcoming atmosphere is conducive to casual or business lunches, romantic dinners or the "Just Because". The ambient style is created by precision lighting, cozy fireplace & gas torch lamps, and a warm and inviting decor. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great time at J Buck's Clayton. Service was quick our server was good and the food was GOOD!!!! Very nice time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Service was slow, poor. We had 4 different people serving out table at different times, and they each were polite but seemed like we were troubling them. Calamari was undercooked; some bits were good, some bits still had a touch of raw wet dough. Salmon was okay, nothing special. Husband's ribs were not interesting. Too bad. We live really close, but will not return. The inside of the restaurant is so pretty but that's not enough to prompt a return."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "J. Buck's is a great place for a quick business lunch. The food selection accommodates a wide range of tastes and the price is very reasonable for the location. Wait staff are outstanding."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I put my reservation in early on the date we were going to lunch; I hadn't realized we had 6-7 coming, not just 4. Therefore, I asked for the private dining area, it was available and we got it. Very nice, great area for business meeting. Food there is always good. Everything went well."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I shared the smoked chicken wings with my family as an appetizer. They were wonderfully smoked, not overpowering. For my dinner I had the ribs and sausage with the macaroni and cheese. The ribs were fall off the bone tender and the sauce was delicious. The sausage and macaroni were flavorful. The amount of food for the price was priced and sized perfectly. The staff could have been more attentive and quicker with delivering the meal. The meal could have been hotter. Overall a good dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Wings We're Excellent. The brisket was dry, ribs burnt. I would go back for the wings. Maybe for a happy hour but the rest of the meal was lack luster."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had made a reservation for Valentines Day, and I was looking forward to an evening of romance and fine dining. I had been to their old location at highway K and 40 (now closed) which was very upscale - dimly lit, candles on the tables, heavy leather bound menus, and an extensive selection of delicious entrees. I was very disappointed when I walked in and discovered that it was basically just a glorified sports bar, with a menu that was mostly comprised of wings, burgers, and sandwiches. They did have a small selection of entrees, from which I ordered salmon that was at best just "ok". It was all the more disappointing given that we had driven over an hour to get there. I would not go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My server was awesome and the vibe was great. Food? Not so much of a big fan. And it was my first Jbucks visit."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "When entertaining clients it is often hard to find a decent restaurant that has a wide variety of food. J. Bucks is the place! Whether it is business related or a special occasion this would please anyone that visits."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Had reservations with 10 friends for my 40th, we were seated fairly quickly in a small private room. I hadn't dined here before and was pleasantly surprised by the room with its own TV and music controls. Two servers introduced themselves and said they would be taking care of us, though we really only saw one of them. Drink service was slow from the start, with bar drinks taking 10+ minutes to arrive. The food was delivered in a reasonable amount of time, except for 1 person's. Her entree arrived 15 minutes later, with nothing but a curt apology and then service got even slower. The last straw was we asked for our checks at 9:05, we didn't leave until 9:45! 40 minutes to pay is just unacceptable."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My first visit - service was great, loved our waitress! Loved the atmosphere of the place. A little disappointed with the pre-picked Restaurant week menu. Choices were great - spinach salad was delicious, filet filled with crab was not as expected. Flimsy-size and I couldn't even detect crab at all. Wanted the pecan pie for dessert, but they were out. I was offered a rain check, which was nice. The other dessert was a chocolate cake. Very disappointing. Dry and just not good all-around. I really want to go back and try more off their regular menu, as I know pre-fixe, restaurant-week menus don't always showcase the best a restaurant has to offer. BBQ looks good. Will definitely be back to try more."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The special menu was very nice, but the Osso Bucco pork shank was one of the BEST dishes we have ever eaten in our lives!!! If it was on the menu, we would have to come in regularly for a fix! Kudos to the chef!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Granted, we made a late 9:45, reservation, but said that we would be ready to order right away and would sit in the bar so as not to keep a server late.There was no one at the front or in the bar.A chef wandered out,I told him we had a reservation,He said, "oh, you do"? and went back to get someone.We ordered off of the CRW menu, but only my bf's entree came out.I guess the bartender thought I wanted to pay the full price for just a salad and dessert? Hmm. I would think that would have warranted further questioning. So I waited for my entree while my bf ate his.Compliments to the kitchen, however, the food was great, ultimately saving the experience, but I judge a restaurant most by the service, and I'm sorry to say that I will not be back."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I work in Clayton so I eat at J Bucks a lot for lunch. Good place to take clients and business associates. Never had a bad experience during the day. This was the first time we tried for dinner. It was during Clayton restaurant week and unfortunately our experience was not a good one. The steaks were overcooked, the carrots were undercooked and the service was slow."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "good food for a good price. Nicely presented. Good for a family dinner or dinner with friends."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Wanted to watch World Series game while eating but not st the bar. Hostess very helpful. I stopped in a couple of hours before reservation time and she set aside a table in the dining room with a good view of the game. My tilapia was really delicious but my friends Cobb salad was very average, but maybe that's what a Cobb salad is. The service was a little under par. We thought the " waiter" may have been a busboy filling in as he knew very little about the menu. We ordered desert of gooey cake with vanilla ice cream upon the suggestion of the "new" waittess who came by at this time. The cake was fabulous."
    Dined on 10/24/2013