Stone Summit Steak and Seafood to open in Wentzville

Staff is adding the finishing touches to Stone Summit Steak and Seafood in Wentzville. Developed by the same ownership group as Hotshots, Stone Summit will be located at 17 Cliff View Drive. Former J. Buck’s executive chef Patrick Viehmann will don the top toque when the restaurant opens in June. Viehmann is developing the menu based on his decades in the kitchen.

“What I’m doing is taking 25-plus years of experience in different restaurants and incorporating them,” he said. “This is not a menu that someone has given to me. All the recipes, all the menu items will be mine.” While the menu is not yet finalized, fans of J. Buck’s ribs can expect to see a slightly tweaked variation on the menu at Stone Summit.

The beverage program will include craft cocktails and reflect the ownership’s love of wine. “It will be one of the best lists in a 20-mile radius,” said director of marketing Justin Boyd. “We think it will be a destination for wine lovers in the Wentzville area and beyond.”

Those wine lovers will be able to sip on a glass with around 300 of their closest friends in the large dining room or at the large wooden bar planned for the space.

“The owners crafted a space they feel comfortable in,” said Boyd. “It’s just a notch below white linen tablecloth places and will be great for a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday night dinner and also as a place to celebrate anniversaries and special events.”