Scape American Bistro
Scape American Bistro

Scape American Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scapestl.com/
  • Phone: 3143617227x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;

    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Kelly
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Let us cater your next event and make it memorable! We can accommodate private groups from 2-150 for a special evening, cocktail reception or corporate event. Our European Style Outdoor Courtyard can accommodate groups of 200 to 500 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jamie Wallace 3143617227x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kingshighway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available 6 days a week. Metered & Garage Parking also available.
A word from Scape American Bistro
Set in the center of the historic Central West End of St. Louis, Scape serves an eclectic menu featuring classic dishes hand crafted from the freshest ingredients. Nationally acclaimed and award winning, Scape's menus are innovative, seasonal and sustainable. Its skillfully prepared menu is complimented by a warm, sophisticated setting and knowledgeable service staff that shares a passion for dining well.
Request a table on the front patio and enjoy the magnificent fountain and mansions built for the 1904 World’s Fair or ask for a table on the back courtyard where you’ll enjoy the majestic setting of a brick patio, a 60 foot wall of ivy, stone columns and Italian rope lighting . The dining room inside provides an intimate experience with its turn of the century belle époque décor.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Scape American Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (37)fit for foodies (36)special occasion (33)neighborhood gem (33)romantic (26)great for brunch (17)good for groups (13)notable wine list (13)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Anniversary Date
    MmMmgoodfood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A lovely dining experience! The food was delicious. I got the duck confit and my husband got shrimp and lobster scampi, both excellent. The service was attentive and gave helpful recommendations. We dined inside but the back patio looked gorgeous and whenever we go back we'd love to eat out there. A lovely casual elegant local restaurant feel. The seating hosts were excellent too, we had made a reservation on open table and it seemed the reservation had been lost but they honored it and sat us quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch
    ErinS
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Varied brunch menu. Service was a bit slow, given how empty the place was, but we were happy to pass the time. Food was really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deb
    Deborah
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Arrived with a group of five. Service, especially from our server, was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thumbsup
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a wonderful experience. All four orders were made to perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Generally Fantastic
    Doug
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I've been to Scape for brunch many times and am always pleased. On this last occasion my "brunch" was on the late side at 1 pm. Despite the restaurant starting to quiet down, service fair at best. I'll go back for sure and even recommend it, but one fair experience leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Luckily, all other experiences have been great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mark covington
    mark
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    First time. We will return. Service was best part. Good value of entrees to price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dinner 4 Date Night
    JCulligan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a great dinner at Scape. Wife had Duck Confit which was excellent, I had Atlantic Salmon which was also very good. Bread and Scones were fantastic as well
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great dinner!
    DiinStLouis
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Another delicious dinner at Scape. From start to finish, it was very good. Don't miss this gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Restaurant in CWE
    Mick
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had dinner here recently. I had the vegetarian lasagna, which is has no noodles. It was creative and excellent. My husband had the scallop dish and said it was also very good. We split the shrimp and grits, very tasty. My only comment is on the service, the staff needs have a refresher course on customer service--making sure diners have proper utensils, asking if they want to be seated in or outside, preparing tables in advance for reservations made on Opentable.com. We will return, the food and ambience were lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Love the food, love the patio, love the location, great night out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Sunday Menu
    FoodieTJVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Our only disappointment was the limited Sunday menu. We did not know they only had a limited menu on Sunday until we sat down. We had the Calamari, French Onion Soup (me), Caesar Salad (my wife), Chicken and Filet. All done perfectly and excellent!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service wasn't great!
    DanMac
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We were with a party of 6. Our table was slow to be greeted by the server. Everyone at a table had a difficult time hearing the server because he mumbled. We all had to ask him to repeat himself. The server made our party feel like a nuisance and not like guests. The food was good but not GREAT! The value just wasn't there in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delishious fish
    1234
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Came with friends and had the halibut.... Was sooooo good I came back three days later to have it again. They didn't have it but told of another fish they had that night..... Wonderful. The chef really knows how to prepare fish amazingly well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunday night quick dinner
    DanWVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    made a sunday 9pm reservation through open table. restaurant was empty except a few others - looked on my phone and it said the place closed at 9pm. didnt feel rushed by the waitress, but we just ate quickly so they could close. would like to go back and actually take our time. my steak was a bit over cooked (no pink or red even though i asked for med-rare), but i didnt send it back b/c again, we didnt want to keep the staff there late just for us. my wife's calamari was tasty. worth a full visit to see what the restaurant can offer - i will give them the benefit of the doubt.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    Cindy
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food, service, and ambience were exceptional. Felt like a "vacation" destination meal. Lovely selection of dining venues within restaurant: street side, indoor, or (ivy-walled) patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Could have been 5 stars except.....
    Stlouisfoodiegirl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We really wanted to award Scape 2 more stars but couldn't because we felt that our meal was very rushed. There was little break between courses. This was a special occasion dinner for us, which we mentioned to our server upfront. We would have liked to have had more time in between courses to talk and enjoy the beautiful surroundings that is Scape. I didn't finish my cocktail until halfway through the entree. I had planned to have wine with dinner but it was too late. The food was very good. Caprese salad is a standout as was the gazpacho. But the seafood scampi did not benefit from the addition of raw heirloom tomatoes. The creaminess of the scampi was not at all complimented by those tomatoes. Dessert was delicious. Next time slow down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Favorite Restaurant
    Ksborder
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Think my title says it all... My fiancée and I love Scape! So much so that we are getting married there in September! We have dined there many times, and each time the service has been phenomenal, the food amazing, and the drinks most excellent. You can't go wrong with Scape, and take my advice, the Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken has to be experienced! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    hbmohr21
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I went with friends, celebrating our anniversary. It was a great night with amazing food, and wonderful atmosphere. We didn't have to wait for anything, but our server paced our food and drinks wonderfully. My water glass was never empty, which is a huge plus for me, and they were very accommodating even though we were 15 minutes late for our reservation on a Saturday night. It is perfect for a special occasion or just to go order drinks and apps with the girls. I can't wait to go sit on the patio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Dinner!!!
    werfoodies
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have dined at this restaurant a dozen times and it is one of our favorites! The wait staff are always friendly and knowledgeable! The food is out of this world fabulous (along with the wine selection)! This time I took the cork home so I can find that wine in our local stores.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the menu at Scape Bistro
    GoodStLueyEats
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I've dined at Scape many times but this was my first time for their "Comfort Food Sundays." Apparently, on Sunday they serve an extremely pared down menu - 2 apps, 2 salads, 2 soups, 1 'turf' (though they also had a 'turf' special the night we dined), 1 'surf' and one pasta. Scape is a 'seasonal' restaurant that has their mainstay of house faves and a small amount of seasonally changing apps & entrees. Sunday is their day to try out new dishes that might make it into the seasonal rotation. Scape also has a seasonally changing drinks menu and i had a spectacular summer citrus cocktail. I had a great ceasar salad followed by the really tasty gumbo shrimp (w/ jalapeno!) and cheddar grits appetizer out on the back patio. A lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louise
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Excellent dishes from the beginning till the end! Perfect for the special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 848 reviews are from the Scape American Bistro reviews archive.
  • Donna
    SupperClub1of8
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our supper club has dined together for 8 years and visited over 80 St. Louis metro area restaurants. Scape rates in the top 5 of all places in which we have eaten. The ambiance was elegant without feeling formal, service was professional and the meals were both visually appealing and full of flavor! Someone's chocolate dessert was an actual work of art. While we try to find a new restaurant each month, we occasionally repeat and Scape will definitely be on that list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out with the wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Had a great night as always. Food was flavorful and done to perfection.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beyond expectations!
    NDHthePhD
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is certainly a special occasion restaurant, and by that I mean it was a little expensive. However, it was worth every bit of what it cost. The service was attentive and respectful. The waiter was well-informed. My wife ordered the short-rib goulash and I the scallops. The food was incredible! She raved about the full flavor of meat and stew. The scallops were the best of the dozen or so orders I have eaten in St Louis. Sides of c-flower and b-sprouts were also uniquely flavored and went very well with our entrees. Don't forget to try the sweet potato potato salad. What a great discovery. All this on top of very classy presentation. I'm looking forward to declaring another special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    For the third time in a row we have gone to Scape only to find that they "don't have mussels tonight". The four of us were disappointed because that's the reason we went to Scape. Their entrees are good but their mussels are fabulous - if only they served them. Next time I'm calling before I leave home and going somewhere else if the are out of mussels.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as before?
    mestiza
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Time ago (some years) I went for dinner, and I remember it was delicious. I went for brunch and...surprise...they have run out of what I wanted to eat. Finally my food was on the table and....it was really salty and full of pepper......too much for my taste....it felt like hot and not just for me. For the both of us. Beside that the service was really bad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomodating for large groups
    MicahBVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Even with a party of 10, the restaurant was willing to provide separate checks--which is a pain, but made life easier for the group. There is also an excellent variety of dishes to accommodate all tastes and dietary needs, right down to the gluten free lasagna. It was also easy to order light or heavy--with lots of appetizers, small plates and large entrees. One person had a burger, a few had soup & appetizers, others steak or fish. No complaints. It was all very good.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MaplesyrupVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Very creative Spring 3 course special with great wine pairing. Fresh, nicely balanced flavors.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A TOTAL AND COMPLETE TREASURE!
    cece
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    My sweetheart and I visited for a very special occassion. We were NOT disappointed. We found this gem on the internet by chance; and much to our delight, we're sooo glad that we selected this particular restaraunt! The food, ambiance, service and overall experience is one that we are still raving about. The view indoor/outdoor was a treat for the eye. The outside back of the restaraunt (esp.), is top notch.The duck confit, ribeye, soups (french onion, butter nut squash). The appitizers and on, and on. My advice GO THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KBL4Cars
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Excellent choices!! Superior taste! We will go back!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite enjoyable.
    jshigdon
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Special neighborhood, pleasant ambiance, good noise level, not dead but conversation friendly. Slow start to the service but good after that. The waiter knew what he was doing and he represented the menu well. The food was the highlight of the evening. Every bite was delicious and the menu held many more tempting selection. Dine here it probably can not go wrong.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a delight
    agsuestl
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Once again our evening was perfect and I would recommend this restaurant for an wonderful dinning delight.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great brunch, great waitress
    cmore7418
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The Croque Madam was fantastic! Loved the atmosphere for a nice but not fussy Sunday Brunch
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's the rush?
    GourmetmomVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We dined at Scape on Thursday, April 10th and while we enjoyed the food, we were seated at 7pm and our appetizers were served by 7:15 and entrees by 7:25. Hard to enjoy when we felt beyond rushed, even though there were empty tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of the best
    Mike
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Best restaurant of several great St . Louis restaurants. Has it all, great food, flavorful, well presented and served efficiently. Quiet patio for outdoor dining in good weather. All around, can't fail experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Food is great and service great but I can get all of that for less. This would be a once a year stop for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • White tablecloth
    Mike
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    One of the best white tablecloth restaurants in the City at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, waitress eh.
    CWElivin24
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I had the scallops and they were tasty, my only complaint was our waitress. I could tell she didn't like us from the beginning but we weren't there to make friends? One of our party members asked for a 'to-go' bag and our waitress brought back a bag with only one handle claiming she didn't want to waste it. After spending $300 on a 4 person dinner I think she could have spared us a new paper bag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu's changed
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The food was good from the limited Sunday night menu. Before diningI looked online at the menu and was disappointed when the normal menu doesn't apply to Sunday nights. The menu is for Sundays is listed under special events which is odd. The salad had a bit too much dressing but was good and the French Onion soup was strongly flavored which I liked. Although we dined early, they were out of mussels which my friend wanted to have. Service was good and help was friendly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food and service were very good. Good portions for the price. We each had a different entree, duck, scallops and the fish of the evening. We shared the mussels and THEY WERE OUTSTANDING! My daughter is a wine rep in VT and was very impressed with the wine list. They even carried some of the wines her company represents. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.