Aaron Teitelbaum will open another Kingside Diner in Clayton
Kingside Diner is adding a new location in February. As reported by St. Louis Magazine, the second restaurant will be located in the former Parigi space inside the Clayton on the Park building at 8025 Bonhomme Ave.
Owner Aaron Teitelbaum found the space through his work with the building's owners, the Koman Group. “I had been catering and building a relationship with them through Herbie’s,” said Teitelbaum, who also owns that popular Clayton eatery. “When the space became available, we just started talking about working together.”
Teitelbaum said he originally was looking for locations further west, until the Koman Group approached him with the Clayton on the Park location. “The only concept I was interested in expanding was Kingside Diner, and they thought that was a great idea,” he said. “I think Kingside’s brand is really good for Clayton.”
The space will change drastically, though the bones will remain. Teitelbaum said the entrance will be moved, two private rooms will be added, and all the seating will be reconvened. Decor will be changed to mimic the chess theme of the original Kingside Diner, and the kitchen will be closed off.
Executive chef Eric Prophette will continue to oversee the menu at the new location. While the breakfast and lunch offerings will remain the same, Teitelbaum said the new restaurant will offer Kingside After Dark service Thursday through Saturday nights. The evening service will focus on small plates, desserts and a bar program with high-end wines.
“Because we are moving to a residential building, the owners wanted us to be open a couple of nights a week,” he said.
The new location will seat 100 people, and Teitelbaum plans for a Feb. 1 opening.
Sophie Tegenu is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine.
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