We had brunch and really enjoyed
We had brunch and really enjoyed the bloody mary and mimosa bar. Very generous items on each bar. Totally worth it!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Brought my family there for
Brought my family there for the first time, everyone loved it!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
SqWires is wired to please!
Excellent salads and mushroom risotto with shrimp - very attentive wait staff. Parking is great and on site (a big plus in the area). Very unique lighting fixtures, vintage radio displays...we'll be back!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time at
This was my first time at SqWires. I was pleasantly surprised. Had great meal...from appetizer (3 spreads with pita) to my entree (a special for the evening...Walleye). Service was great. Will definitely be returning.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We (2 couples) had a wonderful
We (2 couples) had a wonderful time at SqWires. Griffin, our waiter, was fabulous.
The menu was easy to navigate and the food tasted beyond good.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out - excellent
Great night out - excellent food (our group had the sampler appetizer, meat loaf, vegetarian lasagne, and shrimp & gritts). The food and drinks were priced right. Our waiter was great. We loved the decor and live music. Highly recommend - we'll be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, good food,
Great service, good food, nice ambiance. Our group of 7 had a great time!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and lots of it
I dined here with business colleagues and we were very pleased with the quality of the food. The short ribs, in particular, got rave reviews. We were amazed at the size of the entrees - all could have fed 2 persons. The service was warm, friendly and efficient. I would definitely return and recommend SqWires to others.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great all-purpose restaurant/bar.
Great all-purpose restaurant/bar. I've been there for happy hour, but this time was there with my parents for dinner. Both were fantastic. Their fish dishes are particularly fantastic. I had the Alaskan cod, dad had the salmon, and mom had a dish with clams. All were fantastic. Drinks are tasty, too. A great spot in a great neighborhood. Highly recommended.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
SqWires is a good example
SqWires is a good example of an original restaurant that has stayed fresh. The decor stays true to its beginnings but offers a comfortable eating environment. As the evening was perfect we chose to eat out front. Service was attentive and knowledgeable offering prompt attention without too much push. There was a little snafu with one order being behind the others. Prompt attention to the miscue and a quick apology made it easy to overlook and it did not affect the experience. The food was excellent. We didn't miss much having wine, appetizer, main course, dessert and coffee. It was a great experience that I would highly recommend to others. We will be back.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sat on the patio -- very
We sat on the patio -- very nice! The food was great; however, the service was poor. It took 20 minutes to get our drink order (there were only four of us).
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
great customer attention
It is nice to have a place to enjoy great food with a personal touch. The waitstaff here starts off cheerful and continues with wonderful attention to how the dining experience is. My last 2 times here have been consistently enjoyable. I am always happy to know that there is concern for how the experience is going and that it is addressed right away....for example...our main dish took a little longer than expected and as a result, manager Ken made sure he apologized for the delay and provided dessert on the house....he went above the call of duty. However, this kind of attention makes me want to return and spread the good word about the great quality of food and service that is happening here now. Also the fish tacos were fantastic.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sqwires was fantastic! Small menu but food was excellent quality and large portions!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service, AMAZING food!! Took advantage of the square plates deal which allowed us to sample a variety of food. All was good!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was awesome and the
The food was awesome and the selections and specials were great. The two very large overhead fans made our table a bit too drafty and chilly. if not for that, the ambience ranking would be higher. Definitely a place well go back to again and again.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the Tuesday special Square Plates! Plenty of variety and plenty to eat...Now I just have to go back for some entrees!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
...going back in time
This is a top notch place - the neighborhood is restored and maintained beautifully, which enhances the value of the restaurant. There is a feeling of security and safety around the area and allows you to enjoy your evening in this delightful restaurant.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Awesome Experience
The service and food and ambience, everything was top notch again at Sqwires. It confirmed again its status as my wife and I's #1 restaurant in St Louis. Even with a wedding going on in the event room the ambience was kept at the right level, we were always attended to, our table was ready immediately on arrival. The waiter was superb, we did not feel rushed even with it being a Friday night and it was a perfect night out!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is great and the service is attentive. Good weekday specials. Very spacious, good for big groups.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
SqWires has good ambience
SqWires has good ambience with its decor remaining true to the original factory occupying the building. Try the braised short ribs - a wonderful, fork-tender, perfectly seasoned piece of beef served with a savory mushroom bread pudding soaking in an herb flavored sauce. It was excellent. A group was playing and singing music that could be related to by many generations. The oldest person in our group is 92 - she enjoyed the music as much as the younger people sitting near us - a rare thing these days..
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good considering
I was happy with my experience, though the server forgot the appetizer we ordered and was definitley not interested if we were in need of anything. But seemed quite attentive to all of his other tables. Well, the food was good and the band was nice.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprising menu and brunch menu
Fantastic Bloody Mary Bar and great variety on the Sunday Brunch menu. Took some friends from Indianapolis there and they couldn't stop talking about the place. They definitely want to go back next time they are in town.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu has a good variety of options for non-meat eating people. The staff were very accommodating.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place! The food is always outstanding and the restaurant is always lively. I think they have the best french onion soup I've ever eaten. I have the shrimp and grits and my partner has the linguine with clams. I enjoyed mine but it could have been a bit less spicy, drank a lot of water to get through the meal. The linguine was fantastic, that's what I think I 'll have next time. Am already planning on returning.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fiancé and I went here
My fiancé and I went here to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. The food and service were excellent. We had the dips appetizer, I had a quinoa salad and he had a spinach salad and then I had the Blackened cod and he had the chicken pot pie. The portions were huge so I would suggest splitting a salad or just choosing between appetizer and salad but overall a great dinner!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall experience was very good. Brunch is exquisite. It is a la carte, not buffet. The food is outstanding. The restaurant prepares a large island in the center of the restaurant for patrons to make their own drinks (bloody mary/mimosa/bellini) and gather fresh fruit. It is second to none. The a la carte menu has everything and more you could want for brunch. Our party of eight, including two mimosas, ate for $110 before tip. That is a great value!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic with a twist!
Sqwires has an amazing dish of slow braised short ribs served with a mushroom bread pudding. It is an amazingly tasty twist on traditional ingredients. Decadent layers soaked in a rich broth capped with meat that melts in your mouth. Second visit I had to have exactly the same dish, and it was as good as I remembered it! Salad, rolls, happy hour shrimp, and desserts were all good as well. Only complaints were that entrees were brought before we were finished with our salads, and the singer was way too loud for a dining room setting.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a dog friendly restaurant
We have eaten at Sqwires many times. The food and service is always exceptional. The weekend brunch and bloody mary bar are not to be missed. Many restaurants claim to be dog friendly but are anything but. Sqwires is REALLY dog friendly.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and great music is what you find at Sqwires! Their seafood gumbo was excellent as well as their meatloaf. Alan Ox was playing and he was teriffic was usual.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good!
We've been to SqWires before and returned for another nice time. The food is good, the portions are plentiful, and the ambience is nice. The waitress must have been "new" as we had to ask for different things. For example, one person in our party ordered a beer and she brought the can which he opened. He asked if they had frozen mugs but she came back and said no but did give him a glass. Same thing with another person in our party....she ordered champagne which came in it's own can and she opened it and poured it herself. So, perhaps this waitress needs some additional training. Other than we had a good time.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the Hash!
Our second time to SqWires. I like the Bloody Mary Bar although the ingredients were not as good this time as they were last time. Pricey but really good. Do your self a favor and get the Beef Brisket Hash and eggs. Wonderful
Just be very specific on how you want your eggs. I decided to go with 3 instead of 2 over easy. And the eggs were a little too done but doable. I think they're skillet must be really hot because my wife's omlet was a little over done on the outside too.
Not so bad she felt compelled to send it back but I find its advisable to be very clear on how you like your eggs cooked.
Bottom line everything else was very good Two thumbs up!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
this establishment has a lot of personality - while one feels they have had a dining experience, it is not at all stuffy or formal. It has a "global" feel to it. Server was very nice and also personable - the service was slow, but he was not. Have been there a few times and always enjoyed it.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and atmosphere
We went there after a crowded Cardinals game -- we had reservations but at 6:45 it wasn't too crowded for a Saturday night. The food was excellent - I had the ratatouille and my husband had the rainbow trout. The kids pizza was large (10 inch?) .... I will go back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting and Eclectic Menu
There was so many interesting choices on both the regular and the "specials" menu that it was very hard to make a selection. There were 7 people at dinner, and each of us ordered a different dish and table ordered three appetizers. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Appropriate portion sizes and beautifully served. We had a wonderful evening and we will be back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back!
We hadn't been to Sqwire's for a few years, but wanted to give it a try after we stopped in with some friends after a wedding for a drink. Started off with a great wild mushroom appetizer and finished with an awesome salmon dish. We really enjoyed the live entertainment. I believe her name is Jessi and she added to our wonderful experience. We will be back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit. The atmosphere was interesting and fun; the wood burning fireplace was an added pleasure. Servers were friendly, informative, and courteous. The menu had a good variety and interesting/different items from other restaurants which we truly enjoyed. Our waiter also offered suggestions which were helpful. A good time was had by all. We will definitely return and bring some friends with us.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ordered us a birthday cake
My group of 10 meets once a month and this month we had 4 birthdays. I called to see if we were welcome to stay late for a 1.5 hour meeting and if they had birthday cake. I was told they used two local bakeries that I could pay for at the time of our luncheon and with just my information about how many to serve and that it should be chocolate, they provided a delicious cake from one of the best cake bakeries in St. Louis. It was painless planning for me and we were well received for the afternoon. Everyone enjoyed their entrees, of various kinds. We'll be back!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Sunday Brunch!
Great site for meeting out-of-town friends hoping to dine in an historic STL neighborhood.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM