Sauce Magazine – Timothy’s The Restaurant will open in Creve Coeur in August
Timothy’s The Restaurant will open in Creve Coeur in August
Early next month, Creve Coeur will host a brand new American fine dining restaurant when Timothy’s The Restaurant opens at 12710 Olive Blvd., in the former Olive Street Cafe space. The restaurant will be owned by Tim Metz and Sean Olson, who also own the popular local sandwich chain Pickles Deli. This will be the team’s first full brick and mortar service.
Metz said the idea to open a restaurant came from his friend Steven Manns, who previously worked at Herbie’s and Akar. “He approached us two years ago and he just said, ‘You know what we should do? We should open a restaurant, ”Metz explained. “We said we would be okay if we found the perfect space.” After a brief search, they realized that Olive Street Cafe was vacant and jumped at the chance. “We studied space and fell in love with it,” Metz said. “It took a lot of work, but it’s all falling into place now. ”
Timothy’s menu will be upscale American, according to Metz, who originally designed it as a comfort food spot. “When I tell people that, people thought, like, fried chicken or shrimp and handfuls, improved in some way or another,” he said. “We have mussels with curry on the menu, we have a cheese stuffed tater tot which is just delicious.” Other potential menu items include a puff pastry dish, a steak dish, and homemade pasta; Metz added that there will be a strong presence of vegetarian and vegan options. Desserts will be prepared on site, including a range of frozen treats. “I love to make ice cream,” Metz said. “It’s one of my passions.
Manns will lead the drink program, which Metz says will contain 150 to 200 bottles of wine. “He’s very French when it comes to wines and what he likes,” Metz stressed, adding that there will also be a wide variety of non-French wines available. Classic cocktails will also be featured, with mocktails from local cocktail syrup producer Pour-Fections.
Metz said Timothy’s aims to be open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Metz said. “Right now we’re just trying to get our feet wet.”