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Vin de Set
Vin de Set

Vin de Set Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vindeset.com
  • Phone: (314) 241-8989
  • Hours of Operation: Kitchen: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday: 11:00am-12:00am Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday: 2:00pm-6:00 , Saturday late night appetizer specials from 10:00pm-close Sunday: Industry night

    Bars stay open later

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, French
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Buettner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For parties of 9 to 20 guests, we have a semi private wine loft overlooking our elegant bar area and a rooftop sky deck. Executive Chef, Ryan Buettner can create a menu according to your taste! This is the Chef's Tasting menu for $59.95 per person. We also feature a 3 or 4 course Prix Fixe menu for this area. Please call 314-241-8989 for more information regarding the Wine Loft for up to 20 guests, For information regarding larger parties, please contact Moulin Events and Meetings at 314-241-4949.
  • Private Party Facilities: Rehearsal dinners, Corporate events, wedding receptions, and social events hosted. Groups as intimate as 10 or as grand as 750. All rooms, menus and service is customized for our guests. All spaces can be equipped with AV and sound systems upon request. Contact Ann Jones for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Ann Jones (314) 241-4949

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mississippi
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample complimentary parking available. Valet parking is also offered Friday and Saturday evenings. There are two private lots - one behind and one adjacent to the building. Street parking is also available.
A word from Vin de Set
An upscale, casual bistro with many dining areas; one with a beautiful fireplace & a lively year-round outdoor terrace featuring approachable, Southern French cuisine.Outdoor seating is not guaranteed at the time of your reservation. The name Vin de Set comes from the phonetic spelling of the French number 2017, the address on Chouteau Avenue. Situated on the roof of a national historic landmark just minutes from downtown St. Louis, Vin de Set offers an expansive open-air deck for dining and outdoor bar, indoor dining rooms and a breathtaking indoor bar. The design is inspired by 19th century architecture which features vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and towering arched windows with panoramic views of the arch, Union Station and downtown St. Louis. The marriage of the existing structure, modern finishes, seasonal classic cuisine of southern France which creates a distinctive atmosphere & culinary experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a reservation but ended up in one of a few booths in the bar.Ambiance was bar like,not fine dining.Overall the food was good, but the chef’s spotty execution needs work.I think we came on “no salt night” because on my dishes I needed to add salt.The onion soup was very good with a dark broth,but it was really sweet and needed salt.The Potato & Gruyere Croquettes were cooked well,crunchy and smooth inside,but again they needed salt and the Gruyere was not detectable.I had some of my wife’s mixed green salad and it was very well made.For my entree,I ordered the Grilled Petite Filets with the Brandy peppercorn sauce.My dish was over cooked and needed to be remade,which they quickly did.Ran out of room,so the rest will be on urban spoon."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Vin de Set is our go to neighborhood restaurant for special occasions. This visit did not disappointed. The food was amazing, the wine was plentiful, and the service was top notch. And don't forget dessert. Totally worth the caloric splurge!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Always a lovely dining experience. Menu is a bit limited, but everything is excellent."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to their brunch after hearing all the amazing reviews. All of the food was cold and we arrived at 11am. This should not have happened."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "the restaurant is beautiful inside and the outdoor seating would have been great except it was 100 degrees the day we went so sitting outside wasn't an option that night. they accomodated us by letting us sit inside and the server was very good even though he had tables outside and ours upstairs. That was a little odd but he did a good job none the less. Appetizers and salads were just great and my wife couldn't stop singing her praises for the Sea Bass. I on the other hand had a less than favorable ribeye steak. It was cooked just the way I like it, medium rare, but the meat itself was tough and flavorless. For a $30 steak I would have hoped for better. I thought that it might have just been my steak but my friend said the same thing."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Had a good experience. Food was not as adventuresome as it was the last time I was there. The manager was very efficient and keep our reservation when we called that we were delayed in traffic. Overall experience was very pleasant."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We hadn't been at Vin de Set in quite a while but was so glad we came back. Just marvelous as we remembered. Brendan was our server and he was fabulous. The best Sea Bass in all of St. Louis and the Petite Fillets melted in your mouth."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We dined at Vin de Set for my wife's birthday on a hot August Friday. We had an 8 o'clock reservation, but arrived 20 minutes early and were still promptly seated. The heat may have scared some off. We had the crab beignets, beef tartare, special garlic soup, split the Missouri trout and got the crembrulee (on the house) for dessert. The best dish was the beignets. Overall, good food, but even better setting. We'll be back sometime to try the Sunday brunch that our waiter raved about."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had a group of nine people. We opted to sit outside. Even though it was a warm evening with the sun down it was defightful. Each person could hear one another as we shared appetizers. The food was delicious with great wine. Several of us lingered for awhile enjoying the evening."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We make the drive from Southern Illinois because we have found the food, service, and outdoor dining worth it! A favorite place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "One of the wife's favorite places. Sat inside for the first time due to the heat. Always a pleasure."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "As usual, the service was outstanding (Thanks, Adolphus), the rooftop beautiful, and the food was delicious. This is really a nice place to enjoy an evening. Our guests had never been there before, and my dad was completely bowled over by the experience."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Staff was very friendly, I made reservations for 8:30 they didn't seem very busy but we weren't seated until 9. Luckily they have a great outdoor bar that we waited at until they came and got us. The food was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary with an exquisite meal served elegantly - simple and superb! Can't recommend highly enough - though I don't want everyone going and making it hard to get in :)"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "All of the guests were eating on the lovely outside dining area but we wanted a quieter space. We had the indoor dining room all to ourselves. A wonderful and leisurely dinner in a beautiful space."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "In St. Louis for business and heard about Vin de Set. We had a beautiful evening with a very comfortable temperature. Our table offered a view of the Arch and downtown St. Louis. The server was professional and attentive to our needs. The starters of scallops or spicy crab beignets were excellent. The main course followed shortly after and the trout and ribeye steak were cooked to perfection. Overall, a wonderful experience and a great way to have a relaxing meal at the end of a busy work day in St. Louis. I will return to Vin de Set when back in town."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Vin de Set offers a unique brunch. There were far more outside diners, than inside customers since this Saint Louis summer has turned to fall-like temperatures. They have house made sausage, a blue cheese salad with lettuce onions and large walnuts, the standard bacon, scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy (the gravy tasted a little sweet--goooood). I learned to take a certain dessert as soon as I get there, because they ran out. It will remain unnamed. The prime rib was tasty, but not for those who like it "done". Those diners can ask to have it cooked more in the kitchen. Soup, creations, dessert, it was all good."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful, I love it when the staff know when to wait on you and when to leave you alone. I don't need a song and dance when filling my water and that's what usually happens, but not here."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Always Enjoy Vin de Set Atmosphere and Rooftop Bar. Unfortunately, the food was lacking. Very unimpressive, and poorly presented food. I had the "special" which that nigth was some kind of Striped Bass with a "grilled" cream corn topping. Looked like a baked preformed fish meet loaf.......Did not feel the love in the food. Otherwise, good atmosphere and drinks were good with a decent wine list. Don't recall eating there before and probably will keep it that way, but love the roof top summer drink experience. Service was good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Ordered a bottle of wine and two house specialties, the food was just okay. The service was very good and the outdoor roof top dining experience was nice. It rained during our meal so that put a little damper on the experience our table for two was moved closer to a larger party to get us out of the rain and under a canopy. Overall I would've expected the food to be better for the price I paid."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Went for the first time and wanted to sit on the deck, but weather prohibited it. Inside was cozy, the waiter was friendly and informed. The food was good and the portions very big, especially for a french restaurant. I will be back in better weather.."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Returned to have dinner outside, beautiful evening. Cocktails were good, beer choice adequate. Dinner was very good, especially the snapper and sea bass. Service was attentive, but the real winner was the weather. One of the best places for outdoor dining."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Thank you to Bobby who was our server, he did a great job!!! Thank you for the great table we really appreciate it. The whole evening was so special to the both of us celebrating 3 yr anniversary. Really loved the note card all the staff signed wishing us a Happy Anniversary, quite a special touch. Everything was amazing"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We have loved Vin de Set but something was terribly wrong in the kitchen Thursday evening. I ordered the petite fillets, asked the server how I should order for the meat to be pink. What arrived was gray throughout. It went back to the kitchen and returned to me about the time everyone else finished their meals. The side dishes on the plate were no longer warm and the meat although pink, was not appetizing because of the amount of connective tissue; certainly not what I expected from fillet. Someone else in our party ordered pork tenderloin which was very overcooked. We spent a lot of money on a bad meal. But mostly, our celebration with our guests was very embarrassing. PS-the server mumbled-we caught about half of what she said."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We have eaten at Vin de Set many times and without exception the food, the service, and the atmosphere were absolutely spectacular: this time was no different. From the moment you enter the place you feel good because it is friendly, welcoming and the staff is professional, friendly--even warm to all, they know what they're doing and they do it well. The same can be said of the kitchen: it is quite clear they know their business and do it exceptionally well. Every appetizer, side dish and entrée were not only delicious but beautifully presented in a manner that says clearly "what you are about to eat was prepared by someone who knows their business and takes pride in it." Just can't recommend Vin de Set enough! Go! Got often!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Long wait for wine, coffee order wrong, long wait for check, waiter frequently MIA so had to make requests of the manager as she walked by. Food was very good."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "On a beautiful summer day in St. Louis, Vin de Set is a perfect spot to have lunch. We were able to sit on the rooftop which enhanced our experience."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had an amazing evening at Vin de Set! The staff was super nice and answered all of our questions about the menu. The atmosphere is unbelievable...great view of the arch with globe lights strung around our heads. The food was amazing too at a great price. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This place was recommend to me for my anniversary dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was juat as good. My only reason for not giving this a five star rating was that we made reservations and were seated in the bar. Not that the bar wasn't nice but I expected a table."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The restaurant, food & service was great. However, it's not for intimate settings as I'd hoped for. The noise level was out of the staff's control. Babies were crying, messed up romantic mood. Great for lunch, though."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I felt it was a limited main dish menu if you're not a seafood person. Petite steaks mediocre...vegetables weren't warm. No Cotswold cheese. Loved the 9" pizza. Could be main course not appetizers."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We went for my mother-in-law's birthday. We had two different bottles of wine and they were amazing! The Chilean sea bass melted in my mouth! Cheese platter was delicious! We will definitely go again! The ambiance was great! Especially since we went on a nice summer night."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This is one of our top picks when out-of-town friends come to visit. The Sunday buffet is terrific, and the dinner fare is usually very good to great. They are using local, if not, home grown this season, which makes the dishes really fresh. The service is very good, and can be too attentive at times. Overall memorable experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Vin de Set never fails to please! Even though it was a hot St. Louis evening, the rooftop deck was comfortable. It's wonderful to be able to have a conversation without having to deal with a lot of background noise. Service and food were outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I sent back the steak I ordered twice. When I got it, it arrived med well, not like the med rare I ordered. The second time around it was well done.... Don't know if it was a new chef but thats unacceptable at $30 for 4oz of meat... Also my fathers prawn were shrimp sized and looked to be reheated. The manager and server were great and comped the meal. But after my dad's second dish tasted like salt had been dumped on it I'm not sure that the service makes up for it..."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We visited for Sunday prix fixe brunch. The spread is generous, everything from prime rib (it's excellent) to smoked salmon (nothing special) to custom omelets (very satisfying), and a table full of delicious looking sugared flour stuff (not my palate). Everyone is very friendly, the food and meal are ultimately satisfying, and particularly so compared to what was available downtown near the ballpark."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I've lived in St. Louis all my life.... 64 years. Vin de Set absolutely fits the "perfect niche" in so many categories......ambience oooooo la la, excellent staff who are on top of everything...from knowledge of the food and menu AND drinks, to extremely respectful of the guests, no matter what their age. In fact the variety of ages is another factor in making this restaurant so much fun. I am in an instant good mood when we decide to go (AGAIN, and AGAIN) to our favorite roof top restaurant with twinkling lights over looking the great St. Louis Sky Line."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A beautiful summer evening on the deck made for a delightful experience at Vin de Set! The tomato salad was fabulous and my sea bass perfect. The two men at our table both ordered the rib eye and were disappointed. While flavorful, the steak was chewy. I was surprised they did not bring it up to our waiter but realized that fact did not ruin our visit and complete dining experience. We will be back but will definitely stay away from the steak!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I loved my meal here, first we split a bottle of wine and a cheese plate. I had the fish special it was delicious. We split a creme brulee for dessert, we couldn't finish it but it was good! The server was very nice and we didn't have any problems. We got here late so there was plenty of seating."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • " Vin De Set was one of our favorite restaurants. We ordered Petite filets and ed a steak. We ordered them medium and both were very overcooked...no pink in the middle at all. I did ask for a new steak and was given one. My husband declined. It appeared that our server was new since she had great difficulty remembering the specials but I still feel she should have handled the overcooked steaks. The manager returned to check on the replacement steak but we barely saw the server. When our bill arrived we were surprised that there was no discount since the server and manager both knew of our dissatisfaction. Again we complained and they adjusted the bill. If I ever return to Vin De Set, we will never order steak...only seafood."
    Dined on 7/18/2014