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Bait, Saint Louis, MO

Bait

4.4
4.4
1031 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Bait is a fine casual seafood restaurant located in the Central West End, located 4 minutes from The Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Our main concept is centered around creating a curated seafood experience with a multicultural twist in an intimate and upscale setting. This, in conjunction with our hand-crafted cocktails and wine from our boutique wine list will provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 405-2797

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We offer small group private dining, large private events, and venue rentals. For more information, please email us at bookings@baitstl.com

  • Neighborhood

    Central West End

  • Cross street

    Boyle Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,031 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Great for Brunch

  • St. Louis

    Romantic

  • Downtown

    Best Ambiance

  • Downtown

    Great for Brunch

  • Downtown

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing Meal! Every dish was filled With wonderful flavor and perfectly cooked! A great team that is customer focused !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I made my reservations three weeks in advance and they gave my table away to people who can a hour after I was there. I was on time. That is the second time this has happened. I have eaten there 6 times but I will not be dining there anymore
  3. GG

    GalenG

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tried to sit us outside when we arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation!! We didn’t ask to be seated outside and I refused to sit outside…they ended up seating us inside but gave me an hour time limit!! Other than that, all was good!!
  4. JR

    JimR

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I did not want to even give a 1 star but it would not let me add my review without it. I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance for a special occasion and got sat in the back room next to the bathroom and by the waitress station where they bitched about customers and sang and danced. When I expressed my dissatisfaction they told me all the other tables were reserved even though opentable showed open reservations and there were tables out front but just because it was a 4 top they wouldn’t move us. Won’t go back, they lost $200 check and $50 tip coz we had to walk out at that point . They also charged us for the drinks and appetizers we did not eat and the manger never came to speak to us. This is the first review we ever gave for a restaurant.
  5. S

    Sann

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I’m a visitor to the area, and This place wasn’t very impressive.
  6. KD

    KathieD

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great brunch! The food was amazing. I loved the French Toast. I had the lobster omelette for my main course and it was outstanding. Can't wait to go there again.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really nice .. just need better A/C.!! Everything else was great!.
  8. EB

    EricB

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent. The lobster fries were delicious. The apple salad was phenomenal. The stuffed lobster and linguine were superb. I will definitely return soon. I would recommend anything on the menu.
  9. ED

    ElaineD

    St. Louis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Salmon was excellent. Also recommend the shrimp appetizer. The wait staff was excellent and so many staff checked in on us although getting our food was a little slow. It was a hot day and the AC wasn't keeping up with demand but it is a beautiful old building and modern interior. We were told new AC coming this week. No surprise that the Place was packed and I Highly recommend this place.
  10. M

    Momduke56

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ordered snapper. Coleslaw needs creaminess. Rice needs spice and salt Snapper needs seasoning and salt
  11. JC

    JasmyneC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food great ambience. The service staff were friendly and very attentive. They were also very informative about the menu and offered great suggestions. I got the Salmon, the white wine mussels and the crab cake. The only turn off was I had to wait about 45 mins after my reservations time for a seat. It was only me so I didn’t mind. I guess no one wanted to sit outside in the heat so that’s why there was a wait for tables inside.
  12. k

    katew

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was fantastic. The servers were friendly and attentive. The food was interesting, beautiful presentation and delicious. It was our first time and a very pleasant Surprise. We enjoyed our creative appetizers and our main dishes. The portions were generous. We had their yummy summer drinks and their Spanish wine. We were very impressed and will revisit as well as let our friends and family know. Very worth going to.
  13. C

    Cece

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time at Bait. The food, service, environment was perfect. I will come back again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I’m pretty disappointed with the dining experience I had at this locale. The staff were pleasant and the ambience was fine enough (not too upscale and definitely not a casual experience). Unfortunately the service was very slow, the food was not great and some of my meal wasn’t served. The price point also was not friendly, and it led to an fairly disappointing evening out. Not attempting to put anyone to blame but unfortunately this was one of the lesser values experiences I’ve had while on a date night.
  15. CS

    CocoS

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third time there and I enjoyed it time. The atmosphere as well as the decor is outstanding.
  16. SM

    SME1

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very enjoyable evening and the food was very good.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. We will see you again!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back!
  19. NK

    NanK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so outstanding as well as warm and engaging service, a superbly creative cocktail artist, and overall vibes that say we care about food, service, and excellence. It is always a treat to go there.
  20. CC

    ChristieC

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service staff the only complaint I had was the hostess kept watching us to the point it was almost creepy otherwise we had a great time and we will be back
  21. V

    Vonaye

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Honestly it was just okay. The waiting area is almost non existent and the seating just seemed a bit cramped (we sat downstairs). My husband enjoyed his burger but the salmon meal I had was just okay. The mashed sweet potatoes, while I like them for Thanksgiving, weren't' great under the salmon in my opinion. I would have preferred a baked sweet potato instead. Unsure how often the menu changes but based on the current offerings we do not feel the need to return.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing!
  23. C

    Connie

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Can’t wait to return!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed Saturday Brunch!! The food was delicious, well seasoned and perfectly prepared. My palate was very happy from the French toast to the Mimosas!!! The way that you Brunch at Bait is a bit different however I prefer it because you get quality food that tastes great and a variety of food items brought to your table to enjoy. You also get to choose one main item in addition to the items they bring for the entire table. I loved the Mango Mimosa Carafe and after Imani's recommendation I chose Shrimp n' Grits and I'm so glad I did!!!! They were perfectly seasoned and the texture was perfect as well!!! (Not everyone can properly cook grits) You get all of the food items to enjoy table d'hôte instead of à la carte. The service was great and Imani was very gracious and helpful!! I will definitely be back!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent! Service was good but very slow. Area inside where we sat was super hot. Air conditioner was not cooling that area. And our 8 pm reservation got us seated about 8:35. Expect delays.
  26. A

    Aflh2o

    St. Louis

    36 reviews

    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The service was spotty. By that I mean, the table next to us (who had a different server than us) was seated after us and finished their dinner (two courses) practically before we got our entrees. Crab Cake was Cake with a hint of Crab :(. Sea Bass was good, but I was so hungry I barely tasted it. The reviews were either fantastic or horrible and we took a chance. We will not go back.
  27. DD

    DeniseD

    Mississippi

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were greeted by a very friendly staff and were seated promptly. The waitress and support servers etc were all very attentive and engaging. The presentation was lovely and the food was delicious.
  28. T

    Tanz

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Out of a lot of the food items on the menu. Also Had to go through 3 of the 5 or 6 specialty drinks on the menu (which were out/not available) before having to order a simple bourbon on the rocks and a glass of wine which were available.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious. The plating I loved. It looked inviting when brought to the table. Our waitress was knowledgeable but slightly timid. Overall the staff was attentive & checked on us frequently.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    It was my birthday. They didn’t have any of the food items I wanted to eat . Red snapper or crab boil so I orders the duck Rangoon and they are three times smaller but they increased the price . They were hard overcooked and dry . I was highly disappointed.
  31. LJ

    LoJo

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a small location but very nice and intimate. Everyone was nice, the food was EXCELLENT. I just wished that every thing came out at the same time.
  32. k

    kaykay

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was just average with limited menu for brunch. Definitely not a good value should you not eat meat and there is no substitute for it.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  34. DM

    DMck

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Only issue was my lobster fries were cold and our server was asked to take them off our bill. She took the fries away from our table but still charged us for it. My Husband did not say anything about it until the next day:(
  35. LT

    LatonyaT

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Will visit again soon.
  36. CB

    CrystalB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    I made reservations for my birthday dinner The Bourbon shrimp could've been 6 pieces for the price or larger shrimp They ran out of two of the things I wanted to order. The lobster pasta and the duck Rangoon I got the steak and lobster tail. I'm nit really convinced I got my entire lobster tail. The meat was significantly shorter than the shell of the tail. We were the last people to leave that night because our server thought she closed our check but she didn't. We sat at the back table in the corner next to the wine cabinet. I didn't mind the table, maybe her section was on the other side of the bar. We waited thanked everyone and left out. I really was excited to try Bait because I heard great things. Maybe it was just an off night. We did have two old fashioned drinks and the two after dinner cocktails and they were excellent.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Karen promptly got us seated & went the extra mile making sure we were comfortable. Each and every item was unique and delicious. Our service (Dom) was excellent & is consistently so. This is such a refreshing elevated dining experience. I highly recommend the "don't blame me" and "amor melon" cocktails, seafood chowder, wings, red snapper, and stuffed lobster linguini. I am incredibly full, but would honestly go back tomorrow-- this is a must! Bravo and thank you for taking such great care of us.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    I enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere at Bait, however, the food is very bland. I had the Brussels for an appetizer and noticed there it wasn't much taste. I ordered the seafood boil and Caribbean rice for my main course and again same issue. I ended up not eating the rice at all and only the crab and sausage in the boil. Everything else was flavorless.
  39. B

    Bruno07

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was very good! A little on the pricey side with drinks but would definitely visit again.
  40. p

    patcus

    St. Louis

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bait was a special restaurant. Gorgeous old home restored to beauty. Delightful host and servers. And the food was not your usual dishes. Very imaginative and delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bait offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 405-2797.

Bait is rated 4.4 stars by 1031 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Bait

4239 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2915

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Boyle Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Central West End

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (314) 405-2797

  • Private party facilities

    We offer small group private dining, large private events, and venue rentals. For more information, please email us at bookings@baitstl.com

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