Ritz-Carlton Grill reboots as a steakhouse

2010-12-07T10:35:00Z 2012-10-08T18:09:34Z Ritz-Carlton Grill reboots as a steakhouseBY JOE BONWICH · jbonwich@post-dispatch.com > 314-340-8133 stltoday.com

The Grill at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton, the upscale hotel's lead restaurant, has reinvented itself again, this time under new chef Azhar Mohammad. With its new menu (attached), the Grill has jumped into the crowded prime-steakhouse field, which by my reckoning now includes two Ruth's Chris, Morton's, Mike Shannon's, Prime 1000, Fleming's, Al's, Andria's Countryside and Surf & Sirloin. (Jeff Ruby's recently withdrew from the local market and Don Shula's is about to join it. Any number of non-steakhouse restaurants also have one or two prime steaks on their menus. If you have any to add to the list, please do so in the comments section.)

In addition to the prime steaks, the Grill also makes considerable use of cured meats from local provider Salume Beddu. Mohammad also considers duck fat fries to be a signature dish.

Ritz-Carlton chefs tend to rotate from property to property, putting their own styles on the various hotels' menus as they travel. Mohammad previously worked in Dubai, the Cayman Islands and New Orleans.  


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