Cocktail bars, Asian, Chinese, Spanish, Vegetarian options
ClosedOpens at 10:00
$$$$ Price range per person $11-30
14 N Central Ave, Clayton
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Clayton, Missouri, USA

This bar specializes in Spanish cuisine. You will like its food, particularly mouthwatering bao, soft-shell crabs and coconut soup. Tasty ice cream and good beignets are among the dishes to be tried at Bao. A lot of visitors order delicious beer. Great coffee or good matcha will make your meal even more delicious and you'll surely come back.

This place is well known for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. A number of people say that the dishes are offered for affordable prices. The lovely decor and exotic atmosphere let clients feel relaxed here. Trip users rated this spot 4.5 out of 5.

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So insanely grateful I chose the Bao for my post-graduation dinner for 22 people!!! This was my second time here and the staff were fantastic no matter if our party was 3 people or 22 people. They have a small, intimate venue so if you're going to reserve for this many people, definitely get it started more than a week out. Kira, the manager, stayed in contact with me over the course of about a week and helped out so much with the menu selection and finalizing all details. (We ordered in bulk using catering prices and did family style). We even had one person with a vegetarian diet and peanut intolerance who was easily accommodated. The food is Asian fusion and my family and I LOVED it. My advice for ordering is that if you go to a restaurant called Bao of course you HAVE to try their bao sandwiches. Pork Belly, Fried Chicken, and Impossible were our favorites. There's so much flavor packed in those little bun sandwiches!! Another favorite dish of ours was the sesame chicken wings dish. And the Bao Beignets too! The one table of ours that got the eggplant dish raved about it. Their cocktail menu is very unique, but has something for everyone. The servers are super good at helping you pick a drink according to your tastes. Finally, look at this menu that they had for us!  It was so personalized and cute!! Thank you so much to Kira, Chef Brandon, and rest of the awesome staff for accommodating our large group and doing it with such friendly attitudes!!! It was such a success. :)
Went with no expectations, but had heard good things. We went on a Thursday around 7pm, there were many open tables but we were told that they had all been reserved, there were only two of us so we sat at the bar with no problems. Bartender was nice, we gave our order of two chicken bao sandwiches with fries. 40 minutes later we still didn't have any food and weren't given any explanation. There were other people in the restaurant but not many. We received our food after around 50 minutes. To be fair the bartender apologized for the wait and gave us each a basic cocktail on the house. The sandwiches weren't bad, but there was nothing special about them, just tied chicken with a tiny bit of sauce and some pickles. The fries were just ok. My biggest issue was the wait and the staff. One of the staff members was just standing in the corner and drinking a beer and at one point at least all the servers went behind the bar and did a round of shots, which seemed inappropriate, especially since it took 50 minutes to get out two chicken sandwiches. Chick-fil-a is faster and more tasty. That's where I'll go next time.
Tasty bites. Can't go wrong with anything. The red bean ice cream bao sandwich is also very good!
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Address
14 N Central Ave, Clayton, Missouri, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Delivery Takeaway Booking Wi-Fi Parking TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 10:00-15:00
MondayMon 10:00-21:00
TuesdayTue 10:00-21:00
WednesdayWed 10:00-21:00
ThursdayThu 10:00-21:00
FridayFri 10:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 10:00-22:00
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