About Clayton’s Siesta Grille

Since our opening in 2004, it has been a pleasure to serve all of you who support our vision for Siesta Key’s best eatery, Clayton’s Siesta Grille. We are committed to exceeding your expectations, by appealing to locals and visitors alike, with our great location, remarkable atmosphere by artist Ron Genta, and of course, our great menu items by Chef Dmitri Xinidis.

Clayton’s Siesta Grille’s success has allowed us the privilege to indulge in some dreams which extend beyond our doors. We have helped to organize an annual golf tournament with the proceeds going to Practicing Good Decisions since 2005. This is a three time award winning reading and mentor program which supports over 1100 of communities school children. In addition to this we have maintained a mentoring program for high school students since day one of our opening. The program is designed to provide our kids with a friendly work environment, encourage the development of work ethic and to teach them to be ladies and gentlemen. We have raised money for, and contributed to, worthy causes including Kiwanis, Seratoma, Rotary, Breast Cancer, Wounded Warriors, PGD, MDA and victims of Haiti and Hurricane Katrina.

We are concerned with helping the environment and reflect this through our oil, cardboard, glass, and plastic recycling program. Other eco-friendly measures we have undertaken include converting vegetable oil to bio diesel fuel and installing high-efficiency equipment and lighting. Clayton’s Siesta Grille could not be successful without you and we hope that you can continue to enjoy your experience with us.

Chef Dimitri Xinidis, our staff and
Diane and Clayton Thompson, proprietors

Clayton Thompson - Proprietor


Chef Dimitri Xinidis - Executive Chef


Fay Lynne Huang - Catering Coordinator



Originally from Athens, Greece, Dimitri Xinidis, Executive Chef of Clayton’s Siesta Grille, started in the food industry by helping out at the family restaurant in Osprey, Florida. Inspired by his parents, Dimitri began his culinary career in 1999 when he attended the American Culinary Academy. Upon graduation, Dimitri was employed with the four star Peabody hotel in Orlando and other prestigious establishments throughout Florida. Clayton’s Siesta Grille’s Mediterranean influenced menu items are reflective of Dimitri’s culinary and cultural experiences.