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The Scoop: Oceano in Chesterfield to become Bishop’s Post in May

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014



{Classic comfort food at the soon-to-open Bishop’s Post includes menu items like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, short ribs (pictured), and more.}


Next month, the seafood-centric menu at Oceano Bistro in Chesterfield will be replaced with classic American comfort fare. The space at 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West that currently houses Oceano is slated to become Bishop’s Post on May 9.

Last week, an investment group headed by Ben Bishop Jr. finalized the purchase of Amer Abouwardah’s interest in the Oceano Chesterfield location. Abouwardah has purchased that group’s interest in the original Oceano location in Clayton, which will retain its name and concept.

Bishop’s Post will be open daily for lunch and dinner on weekdays and dinner only on weekends. Bishop’s Post GM Christy Rayfield said the menu includes classic comfort dishes like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, smoked meats, classic steakhouse cuts (such as a prime rib and a porterhouse), as well duck, quail and fresh seafood. The concept will be “more casual comfort than upscale comfort,” said Rayfield, whose 15 years in the industry include an eight-year run at the front of the house at Annie Gunn’s and most recently as a wine sales representative for A. Bommarito Wines.

Dave Rook will helm the Bishop’s Post kitchen. Rook’s 30-year culinary career has taken him to places like the now-defunct Aqua Vin and Crazy Fish, as well as Copia. In addition to his executive chef duties at Bishop’s Post, Rook also owns Empire Deli and Pizza downtown, which opened early last year, with brother Mike Rook.

While managing partner Bishop lends his last name to the restaurant, the “Post” part pays homage to Chesterfield pioneer Justus Post, who once owned the land where the restaurant currently sits. Artwork at Bishop’s Post will pay tribute to historic Chesterfield. “We want to embrace the community. We want you to be a part of us as much as we want to be a part of you,” Rayfield said.

Oceano will remain open until Bishop’s Post opens doors. “It will be a seamless transition,” Rayfield said.



The Scoop: More seafood for the suburbs

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Good news West County dwellers: Océano Bistro will be opening its second location tomorrow night, August 1, at 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, a space formerly occupied by Andria’s Steakhouse. The restaurant will feature the same menu as its Clayton location, which was named the favorite for seafood cuisine in this year’s  Readers’ Choice Poll, but it will hold more people. The new space occupies 7,000 square feet and includes 230 seats, three private dining rooms and a large bar. The new restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday for brunch at 10 a.m., with lunch and dinner to follow until 9 p.m.

The Scoop: Expansion, expansion, expansion

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Expansion is the phrase of the moment for numerous eateries around town.

Old Town Donuts recently added a seven-days-a-week location in Cottleville at 3941 Mid Rivers Mall Drive. The other Old Town Donuts has called 508 New Florissant Road in Old Town Florissant home since 1980.

Watch for Sweetie Pie’s soul food rock star Robbie Montgomery to unlock the doors at her third restaurant soon. Sweetie Pie’s Upper Crust will be located at 3643 Delmar Blvd., just west of Grand Boulevard in Midtown.

Finally, seafood restaurant Oceano Bistro is expanding beyond the city limits of its home in Clayton. Locale No. 2 will take the space at 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, formerly occupied by recently shuttered Andria’s Steakhouse, as reported by St. Louis Magazine’s George Mahe. Look for an early July opening.

 — Photo by Greg Rannells

Please your palate at Taste of St. Louis this weekend

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

092011_tasteWith an ever-growing, forward-moving food scene, St. Louis has sautéed, flambéed and puréed its way into the proverbial culinary spotlight … and it’s not even breaking a sweat. But it is something to celebrate. And what better way to savor the flavors that our local chefs are concocting than by taking a stroll down Sauce Magazine’s Restaurant Row?

This year’s Taste of St. Louis, held this weekend in Soldiers’ Memorial, is set to keep you eating well all weekend long as 45 restaurants line up in the heart of Market Street to serve up a mere sampling of the culinary creations they have to offer. Some of the restaurants lined up include Oceano Bistro, Molly’s In Soulard, Mojo Tapas, The Cup, Vito’s, Pappy’s Smokehouse, Onesto Pizza & Trattoria and Hank’s Cheesecakes.

As if that isn’t enough to please your palate, the Chef Battle Royale is sure to be a showstopper. Eights chefs have been hand-selected to have their skills put to the test in 45-minute head-to-head battles that will leave one chef with bragging rights and send the rest home to sharpen their knives. Emceed by Sauce publisher Allyson Mace and Vito Racanelli of Mad Tomato, the chefs competing include Jack W. MacMurray III, returning 2010 champ and the man behind Jack Mac’s Distinctive Taste; Nicholas Miller of Harvest; Jim Voss of Duff’s; Carl Haze of The Scottish Arms; Chris Lee of Sanctuaria; Grace Dinsmoor of Modesto; and John Griffiths of Truffles. The last spot will be decided by an on-air battle between two “mystery chefs,” one representing KTVI and one KPLR. Judges will include Marc Bynum, a Food Network Chopped champion, and Mark DeCarlo, host of MSN’s Road Raves and author of A Fork in the Road: 400 Cities, 1 Stomach.

Taste of St. Louis will kick off this Friday, September 23, with events running through Sunday, September 25 at Soldiers’ Memorial. Admission is free.

Clayton Restaurant Week returns to get you out of your winter restaurant rut

Friday, January 14th, 2011

11411_CRWHaven’t had time to get away for a nice dinner lately? Is there a great restaurant you’ve been hoping to try but can’t justify shelling out the extra cash? Or, as the temperature drops, are you just stuck in a take-out rut? Well, fret not: Clayton Restaurant Week is returning for a little bit of culinary salvation.

Just like last year, diners can show up to several Clayton restaurants from Jan. 24 to 30, to enjoy a three-course meal for just $25. The list of restaurants this year is at 19, with a smorgasbord of cuisines available. Grab shrimp gyoza and the Erik Johnson Roll (filled with crab, cucumber, avocado, cream cheese, tuna, salmon, eel sauce, house-made creamy wasabi sauce and special seasoning) at Tani Sushi Bistro, enjoy lobster bisque and scallop of pork loin Zingara at the legendary Chez Leon or get a taste of Italy with  house-made gnocchi, lamb ragout and lemon-herb ricotta at Luciano’s Trattoria. Salivating yet?

Even better: Sip on a Pearl Vodka cocktail or a glass of Casa Lapostolle wine at a special restaurant week price. Not sure what to with all that cash you’ll be saving? Put it to good use by adding a few bucks to your bill for KidSmart, a charity which provides school supplies and educational resources to thousands of local students each week.

Here’s the full list of restaurants participating this year: Alexander’s, Araka, Bar Napoli, Barcelona, Bar Napoli, Cardwell’s, Chez Leon, J. Buck’s, Jimmy’s On The Park, Luciano’s Trattoria, Mazara, Mosaic Bistro Market, Oceano Bistro, Portabella, Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, Roxanne, Ruth’s Chris, Tani Sushi Bistro, The Crossing and The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton.

With such a great deal available to all hungry St. Louisans, reservations are highly recommended. For more information, or just to drool over the slated menus, click here.

Oceano supports oil-spill fund

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

051210_oceanoLocavore leanings go only so far, especially for seafood-based restaurants in the Midwest. (Not a whole lot of bluefin tuna being raised hereabouts.) As a result, Oceano Bistro will be donating its lunch and dinner profits today to the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund, as it did yesterday. Although the Gulf of Mexico doesn’t supply any of its culinary needs, Oceano still sympathizes with fishermen there affected by the current BP crude-oil crisis – and today, you, too, can show your sympathy by visiting the Clayton restaurant and dining on (say) some wild Alaskan halibut or grilled Block Island swordfish.

A slice of the action

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

At right, Brian O’Brien slices nairagi, or Hawaiian striped marlin, at Cooking With Sauce on Tuesday night. The chef at Océano Bistro in Clayton served the fish with harissa and a salad of Chinese long beans and blood oranges. Next up in the Cooking With Sauce series is Roberto Trevino of Amigos Cantina in Kirkwood. Trevino will present a Cinco de Mayo menu on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom in Maryland Heights. Tickets are $35. Reservations and more information are with Maria Lammert at 314.991.0900 or marial@rothdistributing.com.

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