In August, Saint Louis University introduced the repurposed building downtown at 100 North Tucker Boulevard as the new home of the SLU Law School.
On the first floor is a beautiful new restaurant called The Docket. It provides a place for SLU law students and faculty to have a bite and a sip, but it is also open to the public. The Docket is close to the Civil Courts building and just a block from St. Louis City Hall.
I spoke to executive chef Treff Baker about the food at the Docket, although I started our chat (3:53) by asking about his first name Treff. Family name? (Click below to listen.)
Here are some pics of Docket food. From among the dishes I sampled, my favorite was the Papperdelle Bolognese pasta dish (third photo) with a spicy sausage. Click HERE for a link to The Docket’s menu.
The Docket has a cool bar area with a good selection of local beers on draft.
The Docket is open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open til 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, til 10:00 p.m. on Fridays. Also open for dinner on Saturday evenings 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
General manager Jorge Rama says, “The idea here is really to bring the downtown local community as well as the SLU law students, faculty and staff, the civil community, and kind of get everybody together and get them to all mingle together.”
But how’s your burger, Jorge? “Our burgers are sliders, Missouri grass-fed. It’s super delicious! We have no gas grill here so it’s actually wood-fired.”
It’s worth noting that The Docket is run by Bon Appetit Management Company (Bamco), the same group that is in charge at Panorama in the new east wing of St. Louis Art Museum. Bamco also handles food service at a large number of institutions around the US including Washington University here in town.
Click HERE to go to The Docket’s Facebook page. Reach The Docket at 314-977-4615.