The Libertine

img_9032 Orange Juice & Guava Mimosas

img_9051 Country Fried Dry Aged Steak & Eggs

img_9086 Chilaquiles Skillet

img_9062 Lemon-Lavender Scones

After visiting so many brunch spots, the quest to try out new restaurants is sometimes overcome by the desire to just visit a favorite. Luckily, this morning was not one of those mornings as we were truly excited to try out a restaurant that somehow had gone under our brunch radar. Last week, while strolling through Clayton Art Fair, we saw sidewalk seating spilling out from various restaurants, and Libertine is the one that caught our attention. First – how did we not know they served brunch? Second – what were those amazing dishes that were being served at each table? Third – how did a waffle cone fit into the menu? Fast forward a week, and we were happily seated on the sidewalk perusing the truly inspired brunch menu.

Our server was quite enjoyable and quickly sold us on the Guava Nectar Mimosa & Orange Juice Mimosa (in the “With Bubbles” category). He helped us narrow down our options, but really the only way to fully understand each dish is to see it. For example, the Waffle vs Waffle consists of a Belgian Waffle topped with a Dark Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cone… and while we didn’t go for the sweet option this morning, the kiddos at the table near us did so we were able to get the full display. At our table, we were served Country Fried Dry Aged Steak & Eggs (my husband is still raving), Chilaquiles Skillet, and the house made Lemon-Lavender Scones. Once presented with three beautifully arranged dishes, we paused to reflect on the display in front of us, and then decided on our plan of attack. The pictures above can explain better than I can write, so I will just let you admire those.

Libertine has secured a spot in our must try again list. We will be visiting again (hopefully soon) because I have more questions about this menu and can’t wait to try even more dishes. My only point of caution is that the prices are a bit higher. If you’re looking to slam a few mimosas, just note the $12 price tag before committing. But, they are delicious and worth every penny, so I would recommend ordering at least one to sip on while you wait for your brunch feast to arrive.

P.S. If you happen to be reading this post while waiting in the long line at First Watch, do yourself a favor and walk across the street… Libertine will not disappoint (unless you are looking for diner style prices).

Website: www.libertinestl.com/
Address: 7927 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-862-2999
Brunch Hours: Sun: 10:00am – 3:00pm

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