Three Flags Tavern
Three Flags Tavern

Three Flags Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.threeflagstavern.com/
  • Phone: 3146699222x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Tuesday through Sunday
    Tuesday: Lunch 11am-2pm, Limited Menu 2pm-5pm, Dinner 5pm-10pm

    Wednesday: Lunch 11am-2pm, Limited Menu 2pm-5pm, Dinner 5pm-10pm

    Thursday: Lunch 11am-2pm, Limited Menu 2pm-5pm, Dinner 5pm-10pm

    Friday: Lunch 11am-2pm, Limited Menu 2pm-5pm, Dinner 5pm-11pm

    Saturday: Brunch 10am-2pm, Limited Menu 2pm-5pm, Dinner 5pm-11pm

    Sunday Brunch: 10am-2pm

    Bar open to close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John O'Brien
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kingshighway
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Guests may also park in the BMO Harris Bank lot next door to Three Flags Tavern (east of our patio).
A word from Three Flags Tavern
Bringing the finer points of hospitality together with the unique history and culture of St. Louis.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Three Flags Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (95)neighborhood gem (93)great for outdoor dining (64)great for lunch (32)special occasion (29)hot spot (24)romantic (20)vibrant bar scene (18)notable wine list (16)good for groups (14)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (8)late-night find (4)Show More
  • A little boring..
    aisrael001
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food is good but safe which means not memorable. We ordered escargot - tender and mildly dressed. Fried chicken which was dusted with cornmeal, needed more salt or perhaps garlic salt. This dish does not come with a side. Salmon pot pie was delightful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but expensive
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Our table had a variety of items but for the 3 out of the 4 items were overpriced. I would recommend this restaurant for drinks but not for dinner. We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time. The tables weren't turning over as quickly as they expected and while they acknowledged it they didn't do anything about it. Some places will give you a free app or something for the wait. We were seated late and it took a while for the food to arrive so by the time we got our food we were one of the last tables left and felt like they were rushing us out at that point.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three Flags notes
    Eatoutoften
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Salad was great with champagne vinaigrette, shrimp, scallops and grits were excellent with very tasty beer sauce. Steak Diane meat was excellent but sauce was a little flat. Overall the meal was very good. Will definitely return. French Pinot noir was less than satisfactory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pickydiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I thought this restaurant was OK. Food was fine, but quite frankly, I'm tired of the use of pork in everything. It seems like a chef can't come up with good tasting food unless he puts pork in it - even seafood dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    Pamela
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is the second time I have eaten here and both times have been excellent-delicious food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and Interesting Food
    NoFussyFood49
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    It took a slightly special occasion for us to hit Three Flags because, while we would love to eat this way every night, we consider it a treat to spend so much on dinner. Food was exceptional and beyond expectations (and they were high!) Wine list short but reasonable with some really good choices. We ordered Steak Diane and the stuffed pork loin special. Pork was very good, Steak buttery! While they have been reviewed somewhat poorly, I recommend the lobster beignets--get some lemon as splash it over them. It cuts the richness and tastes great! Service lacked some polish but extremely friendly and informative. Oysters 5 ways were showcased and enjoyed by our table. Reserve your table early in the week unless you want to eat at 5pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Pleasant Bistro
    BARSTLVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    During my second visit to The Three Flag Tavern, I again throught the food first-rate, but their service also seemed more efficient. (On both visits, the staff was very pleasant.) The menu, at lunch at least, is limited, but there is something for every taste, and it is excellent. Considering that the place is on the fringes of the Hill, it is amazing how light the food is. Those who are more than sated with the piles of carbs in seas of red sauce available by the platterful nearby will appreciate this alternative. The historic St. Louis décor, is charming and a bit whimsical. The portraits of the founders are treated more like pictures of eccentric uncles and aunts than as illustrations in a history textbook. Great food without pomposity!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great value
    bbbb
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This restaurant takes Tavern to a whole new level! This restaurant is fantastic and the service is top notch but the food keeps us coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodinSTL
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    In my opinion this restaurant is overrated. There was no taste and we could not figure out exactly what the chef was trying to achieve. Between 4 appetizers and 5 main courses we did not find one dish that was worth writing home about. Just overall very poor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Just a great little place...Third time there always good! Have recommended it to all our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yearning for lobsteroll!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went on Saturday at Brunch craving a lobster roll, not knowing it was not part of the brunch menu. Luckily the chef accomadated our craving. it was delicious! We had that and a fabulous Mimosa and were more than satisfied. We loved the outdoor dining space, however had to admit the street traffic is just a little noisy even on a Saturday. All of the other food looked and smelled wonderful! i look forward to my next meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would never go back!!!
    ForestView
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my 83 yr. old Mom here for her birthday with her friend. We ordered drinks, apps, sides, entrees, dessert and coffee. As we were sitting talking after finishing our coffee, the owner came over and asked if we could move tables because there was a party that had specifically requested our table. As we looked around, there were several empty tables. We told the owner we thought it was rude to ask us to leave (which was what it felt like she was telling us) when there were other empty tables. She said they allot 2 hours per table and she had already let us stay an extra 1/2 hour!! My Mom's friend ordered the fried chicken which takes 1/2 hour so it was not as though we were lingering for hours. Very rude-horrible customer service!
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NannaDi
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have a garlic allergy so I was disappointed that both fish specials had garlic. (I don't eat meat). But the trout, on the regular menu was great. Beet salad was very good, but beets a little too "raw"for my tastes. Always enjoy the meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and Tasty
    BobS
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Three Flags Tavern does everything they try to do, and they do it well: They're friendly and knowledgeable, and they've definitely taken pub food to a new level. The reviews in the paper were so enthusiastic that I expected the food to be among the best I ever tasted. It wasn't, but, at moderate prices in a pleasant tavern atmosphere, why should it be? Everything we ate was delicious with the exception of the berry pie for dessert - that was just fair.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie12
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Extremely loud could not even hear server who was inept and inexperienced; over priced for the quantity - $20 for a single pork chop and a spoon of beans; numerous specials that should have been given as a separate menu as a new restaurant they should be keeping it simple and getting it right then add menu items as kitchen and service gets established. The chairs are not the right height for the tables Members of my party will likely not return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    First time dining at TFT. Extremely comfortable seating. Great beer and wine selection. Both my wife and I enjoyed what we ordered. Food was presented wonderfully and the hot food came out nice and hot. I left with a big smile on my face and I look forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent second visit
    STLFoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We enjoyed Three Flags for our second meal and challenged ourselves to order new things on the menu -- as our first instinct was to order the same items from our first visit. Once again the service staff was excellent -- our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, the specials and wine and beer selections. She was attentive but not overbearing; her timing was was excellent. The young man who refreshed our water and cleared the table was most professional as well. All levels of staff suggest a great training and orientation program at the restaurant. All our food was good and well prepared and seasoned. If there was a weak link it was our desserts. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    VSTLVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our server was excellent, she was knowledgeable and if she did not know she found out. We had the paté and a special of calamari as starters and both were delicious. This was followed by the trout and a side of Brussels sprouts and again everything was very good. Sharing the flourless chocolate cake was an excellent finish. I have no doubt that I will return and try out the other enticing options on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner with Old Friends
    Jimandnancy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Wonderful dinner. Great service. We arrived before the noise level made talking hard as it did later in evening. Appetizers of escargot, chicken liver mouse and monte christo were excellent Main courses of the veal chop special and trout were large servings and tasty esp with the sauces. Sides of cauliflower gratin and roasted brussel sprouts were some of the best have had. Ended with the flour less chocolate cake which was very nice. Service was outstanding but not overly attentive. We would gladly return for dinner again or to try weekend brunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I had a great birthday dinner. Dining room was small and a bit too loud, but the food and service were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So lucky!
    bbbb
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    St. Louis is so lucky to have this wonderful restaurant to add to the dining scene. They are so welcoming! The staff is amazing and the food exceptional. It's our 2nd time (only b/c everybody else has found out about it) and we can't wait to come back. Thanks again for another great meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to try dinner
    STLFoodMan
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We enjoyed 3 Flags for lunch on Thursday and could not have been more pleased with our experience. The menu is limited, however there are more than enough selections for a great lunch. The lobster roll sandwich was one of the best I've had, something about buttery lobster meat on a nice poppy roll is just heaven. The jambalaya was delicious and the Cuban Sandwich was a very nice portion size, providing my wife a nice take home snack. Service was top notch and I always enjoy owners who are visable in the restaurant and it gives the place a home like feel. We can't wait to get back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go there
    Alan
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The skillet fried chicken was absolutely worth the twenty minute wait. A first course salad, often an afterthought, is worth the trip there just on its own. The buttermilk pie we shared for dessert was the perfect ending to a truly great meal. We didn't sit outside, but their patio area looked quite charming. In addition, our server was very attentive without being cloying. Overall, I recommend Three Flags Tavern highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Tavern
    Whatever11
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Interesting and delicious food combinations. This place will be around a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice New Place
    BARSTLVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I really liked this place. The staff were friendly and the food was quite good. My companion, who can eat the seafood that I must avoid, was especially pleased by the lobster roll. I'll go back. But, probably due to some glitch, the time it took to get us our food was far too long. The place didn't seem to be understaffed or staffed with hostile or unmotivated people—they all seemed just great, when we had their attention—so I think this was just a fluke.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The hype is true!
    STLFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Three Flags lives up to it's hype! I took my Food Lovers Meetup group and we were wonderfully accommodated. Love the decor and the nice patio too. Service was excellent - our server kept us full of drink and food coming in a timely manner. Our table had mussells, lobster beignets, and octopus as appetizers - all delicious! Main courses: lobster roll (delicious but very small amount of meat), lamb burger, regular burger, fried chicken, and trout. Everyone was happy with their dinner. For dessert, the pot de creme of chocolate was divine! and the creme brulee was as it should be. Great draft beer selection and cocktails were unique. Highly recommend this wonderful gem, and plan to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous First Feast
    toastferatu
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First visit to Three Flags Tavern was in almost all respects outstanding. Cockle w/Pheasant-Pork Sausage appetizer (off-menu special) was absolutely delicious and could have been followed by another order of same. Chopped Salad turned out to be much better than its generic name would indicate. Trout/Marcona Almond was very good w/excellent sauce, though the horseradish flan need some "punch." The Cauliflower Gratin side exceeded expectations. The Fried Chicken, recommended by friend, was also quite good. Service was much better than one has come to expect in contemporary casual dining. Criticism: too noisy. But, that said, the quality food and service received far outweigh any noise complaints and this restaurant deserves high marks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely go back...
    javamama3VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great upscale atmosphere & outdoor patio with variety on a scaled down menu and our food was great. We went for lunch, but have already returned for a late dinner & was impressed both times with our food & servers. The burger was great, the Cuban was pretty good, the seasoned fries with cumin ketchup were a great housemade take, and the mini monte cristos were to die for - with a pepper jelly that sent it over the top & were not mini! I could only finish 2 of the 3. But others wouldn't let those go to waste. Excited to have this upscale tavern in the neighborhood - my husband said this could be his new favorite place. Looking forward to trying the lobster roll next time. Impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Good
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food is good, service is good. Loud dining room...very hard to hear dining companions or wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Jyoungcardfan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    By the time we left, it was packed and the noise level was over-the-top, but that won't deter me from returning. Service was outstanding, menu has nothing typical or mundane (unless you think fried chicken is mundane-it was great!) We were there for 2 1/2 hours and loved every minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NannaDi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The chef was very accommodating about my garlic allergy. The noise level is always too high after it gets crowded. But the food is still worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty, fun, and fresh
    LizSellsSTL
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was wonderful. I had a burger and it was an excellent option for lunch. The fries were seasoned and tasty. It does get pretty noisy, so it is not a quiet, romantic spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food
    Reedelem
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My friend and I had the trout, which was wonderful. Loved the creamy horseradish, even though I'm not big on hot spicy things. This was perfect combined with the lingonberry sauce. The presentation was appealing. Our husbands ordered the brisket hamburger and they loved their entrees. We all shared the cauliflower au gratin - could have used just a little bit more cheese (but then I LOVE cheese)The chopped salad has all kinds of interesting items chopped up small so ever bite had multi flavors. Naturally we all had dessert: buttermilk pie with blueberry sauce and flourless chocolate pie. Amazing. The only drawback is the loud noise level. It was very hard for the 4 of use to have a conversation. Next time we'll try outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Steve
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My wife and I tried 3 Flags for the first time and we were really impressed. We made reservations but arrived early so we decided to eat at the bar. The bar was fun and drinks were reasonable. We tried the Connecticut lobster roll and Pork 3 ways. Both dishes were excellent. The lobster roll has lots of lobster. The pork dish had a delicious sauce different types of pork including a pork chop and a pork loin. The pork was cooked perfectly. We really enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MisplacedTexan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went here to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the service was spectacular. Our server was well versed in the menu and specials, and even explained to us the meaning of the name and history of the Three Flags when we asked her. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    southcitygrandma
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was our second visit and we were just as pleased this time as the first time. Great place with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jane's Retirement.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Good food, good service. Pleasant experience. Thanks for accomodating us
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So delicious!
    mswaykus
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A friend recommended Three Flags Tavern to me so I went in with high expectations. I was blown away by the deliciousness of the menu items. Additionally, the onsite mixologist has come up with some tasty cocktails to enjoy with dinner. Highly recommend the Monte Cristo sandwich and the flourless chocolate dessert. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food and service very good
    winofoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I took a friend there for lunch to celebrate her birthday and arrived earlier than most other lunch diners. It was quiet and conversation was easy. The food and service were very good. As our visit proceeded the restaurant became more crowded and conversation a bit more difficult. I would imagine that at dinner time it would be impossible to converse, especially if the nearby bar also filled with patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    milfodo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The buzz about this restaurant is well deserved. A nice variety of foods. All were a bit out of the ordinary and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic