tony's patio in clayton photo by adam rothbarth

7 perfect patios to enjoy in Clayton

This week’s installation of our patio series takes us to Clayton, where a few lively outdoor dining spaces can be found among the city’s busy urban landscape. Whether you’re looking for a chill brunch, a late night full of Italian food and wine, or something in between, Clayton will satisfy your patio needs.

If Clayton’s hustle-bustle isn’t what you’re going for, check out our guides to patios in Lafayette Square, Central West End, Webster Groves, Chesterfield and South City. In any case, bon appetit and/or cheers!

Cafe Napoli
If you’ve ever driven through Clayton on a cool summer evening, you’ve likely witnessed the legendary energy of Cafe Napoli’s patio. Add some snacks from the raw bar and a couple Italian classics into the mix and you’ve got a nice little evening on your hands.
7754 Forsyth Blvd., 314.863.5731,

tony's // photo by adam rothbarth

When Tony’s moved from downtown to Clayton earlier this year, it added another chapter to its long legacy as one of St. Louis’ nicest and most consistent restaurants. Its patio will officially open in a few weeks, and we think you’re gonna want to check it out.
105 Carondelet Plaza, 314.231.7007,

On the corner of Maryland and Brentwood, Herbie’s has a large patio that’s open all day long. On the weekend, you can’t go wrong with Herbie’s dependable brunch, a mid-day cocktail and some sunshine.
8100 Maryland Ave., 314.769.9595,

Louie’s Negroni, a wood-fired pizza, some charred eggplant dip, whatever pasta is on special … these are a few of our favorite things. And they’re even better when enjoyed outdoors on beautiful DeMun.
706 DeMun Ave., 314.300.8188,

akar // photo courtesy of akar

Akar’s upscale and excellent menu full of Asian fusion dishes is worth the visit alone, but enjoying it on the patio takes it to the next level. Go to Akar!
7641 Wydown Blvd., 314.553.9914,

Sasha’s Wine Bar
You know what it is. Wine, charcuterie, great vibes, and you can sit outside. Sasha's is a classic.
706 DeMun Ave., 314.863.7274,

Half and Half
For the past decade, Half and Half has been one of Clayton’s steadfast brunch hotspots. And with good reason. Take that morning coffee to the next level by sitting out on the patio for a bit.
8135 Maryland Ave., 314.725.0719,