The Triumphant, Victorian-Inspired Return of Clayton's Restaurant

There’s been a change at Clayton’s Public House. Owners Elizabeth Peterson-Gower and Tony Gower announced that James Wakefield has taken over as executive chef at the year-old restaurant in the Spring Arcade Building.

Wakefield comes from England’s South Coast, where he trained in classical French cuisine. Before joining Clayton’s, he worked at New York’s three Michelin-starred restaurant Daniel.

Wakefield has already started shaking things up at Clayton’s. On June 2, he introduced Sunday Roasts, featuring savory roast beef and chicken dishes. Wakefield further augmented the menu at the British pub by adding crab Louie salad, crab linguini and deviled eggs.

At 541 S. Spring St., (213) 863-4327 or

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