Copia Restaurant & Wine Garden - Clayton

3.8
67 reviews
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Copia is the Roman goddess of abundance, wealth, pleasure and harvest. Experience our menu of American progressive southern cuisine featuring an assortment of fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta.
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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was over priced for what we got. The appetizer was good but the steak and jambalaya was not. Service slow.

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SM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were looking forward to having a very nice New Years dinner, but unfortunately did not happen. The service started out great but went down very quickly. We did not get our main course for until 1 1/2 hours of waiting and was never asked if we wanted additional drinks or was our water refilled. The food was just ok. It was not a good experience and we were very disappointed!😫

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I
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Meh. Nothing special. I had the prime rib, which was good, but not as good as other St. Louis steakhouses. The salad was so-so, as were the sides. Many wines by the glass. Service was fine, but the place was pretty empty. Prices are high. Not sure that Copia can compete with other Clayton restaurants, like The Capital Grill. 801 Chop/Fish, Ruth's Chris, etc. Time will tell.

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R
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely ambience. Very small number of customers for Saturday evening. Wine and mixed drink plus one meal were quite good. The other meal, however, was so-so. The waitress and the manager responded to my concern that the lobster in my pasta dish was cold and comped the dish. I would give them another chance because other aspects were all good.

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J
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

One of three tables in the whole restaurant. You would have thought they were packed by how long it took to get any attention from the server. It was 15 min before we even had anything but water. Food took forever and it took forever to get our bill too. The ambience was terrible, brighter than Denny’s. Also the value was terrible- three small scallops on little risotto for $36. We won’t return, way better restaurants for the money.

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OT
St. Louis
38 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Dinner last Saturday night was a mixed bag. The place was half empty which surprised all of us. It's in the old Morton's Steak House and there have been some changes most notably the great bar that was in front has been deleted. Speaking of drinking, the wine list is expansive - one of the better one's in St. Louis.

Moving on to the food; everyone at the table had something different and the results were mixed. The gumbo is outstanding and is not to be missed. The Creole Whitefish Etouffe was fabulous! The Shrimp Jambalaya was just OK, and the Shrimp and Grits were somewhere in between.

We had problems getting a correct bill when we asked to split some charges but other than that the service was fine.

Overall, it was a good not great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was amazing. Thanks for making it a special occasion. Service was incredible.

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KT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice birthday lunch! The salmon salad was delicious and the service was excellent!

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y
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Not a lot of people there on a Saturday night. Love the decor. Good wine list, but bad wine glasses. The gumbo is to die for!

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R
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Only 3 entrees came to the table when there were 4 in our party. The restaurant was not busy. Chef was sitting at the bar!

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Everyone worked to make our dining experience enjoyable.

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GH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic with some exciting options you don’t find everywhere

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F
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Everything was bad from start to finish. The restaurant canceled our reservation 2 hours prior to our arrival, but there were only 2 other tables (2-tops) there, it wasn't a problem. All of the food was mediocre. Crabcakes had not a hint of crab -- small, flat pancakes of breading. Pasta was oily and tasteless -- moved to far with a lot of parmesan. Bacon-wrapped shrimp was burnt and tough, but still tasty (bacon!) Coffee was undrinkable, and we never send things back... especially coffee??!!

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MV
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time. Great food and great conversation. Excellent wine list and you can purchase wine from them if you love the bottle you chose for dinner.

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S
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The food quality was poor. I ordered the Bone-in steak - I've had better at Applebees; much better at Outback/Texas Roadhouse and not comparable to Clayton steakhouses. My GF has Shrimp n Grits - again not impressive.

Staff was great and friendly. They appreciate the feedback. The drinks/Manhattan's were very good.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around! Planning to be a regular customer!

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The place had 4 tables being served at 7:30. We ordered Halibut and they were out. Had to wait to be seated no one at the Host desk to greet us/seat us.

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T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

worst steak ever. We sent a lot of food back uneaten.

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GG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good and our server, Dania was excellent!!

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BR
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuisine, fantastic service - you will love it!

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WC
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We know they are new however they just don’t have it together. Several items came out nothing like the menu said for sides. Prime rib a featured item on the menu was over cooked and just sort of bland. Mashed potatoes advertised as creamy smooth and buttery were lumpy and dry. Place was empty. Cheese plate was really good but crackers that came with it were way past stale.....I mean way past stale.

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c
St. Louis
82 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed. Had been to the Washington Ave location and always had a good meal. Prime rib did not come out right the first time. Did not look like any Prime Rib I have ever had. Even after we sent back the Prime Rib (which was well done) and it came back the second time, cooked better (medium rare) it still was not a good piece of Prime Rib. Broccoli was tasteless and didnt look fresh. Potatoes were good as was the tomato bisque soup. Will not be going back anytime soon.

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J
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat outside during happy hour. Choices of food and drink were a good value but draft beer was not very cold.

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CL
St. Louis
146 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Hostess was rude, waiter was not attentive, and the food was lamentable. Frankly, we were disappointed in the new location after having gone to the downtown one for a dozen times.

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AC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We love the downtown location so we decided to try Clayton. The service was great! The food was aweful. We reordered a filet twice and it still was such a bad cut of meat that we didn’t eat it. Same for the prime rib. The jambalaya was dry and not good. The manager and hostess were so nice and tried to make up for the food. I was informed they are between chefs so hopefully they find someone great soon.

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B
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked a reservation for Copia for restaurant week and their menu looked broad and intriguing. Unfortunately, the food was not good.
1) Salad- the Copia salad was lackluster, it was half a handful of mixed greens and one cherry tomato cut in half with balsamic vinagrette.
2) Halibut- The fish was very tough, bland and difficult to swallow. The sides were not seasoned and also bland. The presentation was great and the platter looked beautiful, but unfortunately the taste was not impressive.
3) The Goey Butter- I was hoping that the dessert may have been the redeeming factor in this three course menu however the goey butter was not goeey but lukewarm and solid like eating pieces of semi sweet tofu.
4) The copia house white whine- overall great combination of flavors, slightly dry but the sweetness makes up for it.
5) Service- We did not realize bread and butter was only upon request, waiters ignored us completely with the exception of the times they brought each course of the meal.

All in all, for a restaurant so expensive, we would have expected at least some redeeming qualities. Having few opportunities to enjoy a nice meal, there are many other restaurants that you should and can try before coming here.

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C
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

It was resturant week but we had an 8:45pm reservation and didn't get seated until after 9:30pm. Outside of that, the service was good and the food was great! I think with some fine tuning and knowing how to manage that fine line of not taking on too many tables and/or having more staff- they will be GREAT!

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J
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Very disorganized place. We had a reservation but the hostess said, "we are not quite ready for you". We said OK and waited at the bar. Bartender promptly ignored us for about 10 min. Hostess complete forgot about us and was chatting with tables outside. We had our 1 drink at the bar, paid and left. No one even seemed to notice.

The people at a bar table behind us were having the same types of issues and we overheard them. Too bad. Was hoping would be good.

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OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Everyone was great. We shall return

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WJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Reservation was for 7:30 pm , food had not arrived by 9pm
when I asked to speak to the host. Just let them know for a special week in Clayton, why did they not have enough staff on duty. They let me know this was not normal, but it still was a special night for there neighborhood.

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r
St. Louis
47 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Four of us went for Clayton restaurant week at 7:30 on Friday night and chose fixed price menu. I knew we might have a problem when our sad and limp caesar salad barely covered the bottom of the plate. My "eggplant stack" was three unstacked pieces of fried eggplant with stewed tomatoes on top of clumps of couscous. No stack, no cheese. I requested a different dish which was served in good time.
Our waiter, Carlos, was pleasant but mostly MIA. He gave us water and house wine and never ask if we'd like another drink-we did, or more water-we did-if we needed anything, etc..
There were long periods with empty plates on our table. Fortunately, we were with friends we hadn't seen in a while and enjoyed our time catching up. At 10 we were asked what we wanted for dessert-ultimately only one item was left anyway.
We were given the wrong tables bill and credit cards. Bad food is not a waiters fault but poor or absent service is. As we were leaving Carlos said, "I hope you'll give us another chance" He knew this experience was unacceptable. Had this not been a benefit for the food bank(maybe that's where our salads went) I would have taken issue with the cost of $35 per person.

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B
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We went to Copia's new location in Clayton for restaurant week. The gazpacho was very good and it was nice they included a glass of wine in the menu. The prime rib was very lackluster which was highly unexpected of Copia since we have had their food in the past and it was great. The desserts were decent and at least since they ran out of bread pudding, they were subbing with a chocolate brownie which was only half the brownie so I don't think you were getting the entire dessert due to the sub. The service was extremely slow and maybe they didn't have a large enough staff to take care of customers during the busy restaurant week. I like Copia but this visit did not impress me but will not keep me from going back.

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

they were slammed during Clayton Restaurant week which leads to the poor service but is no excuse for the quality of the food which was lacking in every dish. Clayton restaurant week should result in return customers but this certainly is not the case here

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K
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We visited for the first time during restaurant week. Very disappointing overall. We had a reservation for 6:45 and were seated around 7:15 no big deal, the bartender was nice and attentive, drinks were good. Once seated and began to order off the “Restaurant Week” prix fixe menu our waiter rushed us and was mostly absent. Our appetizers came super fast. As if perhaps per-plated. Waiter poured our wine when we ordered even though we still had cocktails from the bar. Apps were good but TINY portions. I ordered prime rib, perhaps I should have taken note when waiter didn’t ask for my preferred “doneness”, turns out that was because I got 2 thin slices that had been under a warmer light(it appeared). The people next to us who were ordering off the menu had large lovely looking prime rib that was cooked to their preference. Once we finally saw waiter again we asked for desserts to go when he told us they were out of bread pudding! Why put it on the special menu if you aren’t going to be sure to have it? When we got home we found 2 very small desserts (2-3 bites each) thrown in to go boxes that were below average at best. Too bad we wasted our money and aren’t likely to go back. I was hoping otherwise! Poor showing!

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L
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made a reservation for Clayton Restaurant Week. We were seated promptly & it was a busy night. Our waiter had a large section so he was very busy running around taking care of a lot of tables. Salads were served quickly and entrees in a timely fashion. All were very good. The wine list was quite extensive! The bread pudding for dessert seemed a bit dried out & the Guey butter cake was only ok. It was quite noisy in the restaurant too.
I would go back again & just not get dessert!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to participate in Clayton Food Week and chose Copia, the Service we received was exceptional. I look forward to my next visit.

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m
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I've been to Copia downtown and have always had good meals, this was just not good. We started with a Caesar salad that was totally tasteless the croutons were rock hard and there was little to no dressing. No salt or pepper on the table either we had to ask for it. I had a rigatoni dish that was supposed to have chicken, tomatoes and asparagus. I ate half before I found any asparagus, it didn't taste bad but like the salad was miniscule. It comes in a huge bowl with very little in it. We split desserts a "guey butter" cake and cinnamon apple bread pudding, both awful. I was very disappointed in the food. So disappointing.

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KW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Clayton Restaurant week and the menu was good. Nice variety of options and our server was knowledgeable and very friendly. I would recommended this location

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r
St. Louis
39 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week at copia clayton. Great good. Very small portions of entree.

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ET
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited during restaurant week to experience the newly opened location. There was a good selection of menu options given the purpose. The prime rib was seasoned and cooked perfectly per my choice and my friend's salmon was tasty. We plan to attend again and order from the regular menu.

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