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About 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.
The dining room inside provides an intimate experience with its turn of the century belle époque décor. Or you may put in a request for a view to enjoy the magnificent fountain and mansions built for the 1904 World’s Fair or 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 . All outside dining requests will be accommodated by availability and cannot be guaranteed.

48 Maryland Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Courtyard seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Cross Street:
Kingshighway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 361-7227

Website:
http://www.scapestl.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available 6 days a week. Metered & Garage Parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Simon

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Nestled in the historic and charming Central West End, Scape American Bistro offers four wonderfully unique spaces to meet your special event needs…from a small intimate affair or a spectacular 250+ person function.

Scape American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (7)
Scenic View (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

This used to be our favorite brunch spot. The crepe wasn't really a traditional crepe but rather seemed to be made with a kind of filo dough. The chicken and chorizo burrito lacked the prior flavor it used to have. The iced tea was the murkiest, cloudiest, most bitter we have ever had.

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·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I went to Scape to celebrate Valentines day. We had a gift certificate, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience with or without the certificate. We shared an oyster appetizer which was wonderful. She had salmon, while I enjoyed boulliabase. Both were excellent as was the wine we shared.

The server was attentive without being overbearing.

We both loved our evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service outstanding. Question on the bill resolved.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 6 days ago

Extremely poor customer service. There were multiple menus floating around with different prices for items. I saw one price for a filet and was charged another (higher) price. Management was no help. He even accused me of lying about the price ($100 meal and a $9 discrepancy). The manager had no regard for customer satisfaction and walked away without resolving anything. I will definitely not be back and plan to tell everyone I know about the poor treatment I received.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall a Great Valentines Day! Food was good...drinks were on there way to being good (but maybe could use some assistance) but overall nice. Love our Tuna Poke App...and Lobster Pappardelle was 👌.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Visited on Valentine’s Day.
Restaurant called a couple of day ahead to make sure we were actually going to use our reservation.
Very Nice place. Food was very tasty.
Beet salad, while delicious, was woefully short of beets.
Salmon was fantastic.
6pm reservation.
Asked for sparkling water, but was told the shipment did not arrive.
Server forgot to bring the desert menu.
Server was very polite.. I liked him.
Overall, a little pricey, but we would go back!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

The gentleman at the front table looked likea owner or manager, but did not engage with the patrons. I would have liked that.

Tags: People Watching
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything we tried was delicious and we really enjoyed it

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Visited on several occasions without concerns with service. Made online reservations and invited relatives to join with spouse, Very.....disappointed with server. Slow with orders and incomplete when food arrived.

Would consider again in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This is a sophisticated presence in the Central West End with good food and drink.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food for brunch and very reasonably priced. It wasn't loud like a lot of places. We had a nice round table and the conversation was very easy.
The waitress tried but wasn't the most attentive and they weren't all that busy. Plates sat on the table long after we had finished eating.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The staff was excellent! We were seated before we had the chance to tell them we had reservations! The food was really delicious and the bottomless bloody mary bar was awesome!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to the Saturday brunch and it was delicious. Everything on the menu sounded great - we are definitely going back!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food, especially the butternut squash ravioli! Cozy atmosphere and attentive staff!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful food, wonderful service as always! One of my absolute favorites in St. Louis. There’s always a pleasant atmosphere and the staff is very courteous and attentive.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First visit but won’t be the last. Clayton valet met us as we pulled up and we were seated immediately by the hostess. She took a moment at the table to describe a few of the specialty drink selections. The ones we tried were generously poured and interesting.
Our server, Cobi, was attentive and helpful with suggestions or descriptions when needed. The ahi tuna poke is a MUST! The French onion soup is a shareable size and very rich.
Looking forward to trying Scape for brunch!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was spotty at best. Once seated we were waited on quickly but once drinks were served our waiter did not ask us about refills on hot tea or coffee. Water was readily supplied but coffee was refilled once at my request but the additional cream I asked for never materialized.
Good came out in three chunks with much too much time between deliveries. My bring item was the biscuits and gravy that were very short on gravy, not more than a couple of tablespoons. I asked for additional but by the time it came the biscuits were dead cold.
Overall a disappointing visit.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 17, 2018

A nice meal for hosting out-of-town business colleagues, bit pricey, good food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We all enjoyed our brunch at Scape. Everyone was pleased with their meals and we can be a tough group! I had the California Benedict, which I would recommend. The atmosphere was nice and the restaurant was warm on a very cold day.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was just ok. Entrees and dessert was really good.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Delightful evening

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Normally, we have enjoyed great food. However, the short ribs were mediocre: as if they were reheated and a bit dried out. Great service, and drinks fine. Somehow, the meal was not up to snuff on Friday after New Years. But, have had other great meals. Will try again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Had a great business meal here. The atmosphere was good for discussion and the food was fantastic. Fairly quiet night (COLD OUTSIDE) - so noise not an issue. I heard the outside dinning in the summer is FANTASTIC!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The New Year’s Eve pre fix dinner was disappointing and mediocre. The carpaccio was a little tough. The soup, although tasty, was barely warm. The duck enter was good. There were two choices for dessert and they ran out of one of them. Scape is one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis, but it missed the mark on New Year’s Eve. That being said, it would not stop me from coming back to Scape, except for a pre fix dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have enjoyed meals at Scape in the past but were very disappointed in our New Years' Eve experience. We were not told when we reserved that the full menu would not be available. Instead, there was an $80 fixed price menu. We found many of the menu offerings unappealing. A seafood sausage had a mushy unpleasant texture. The kale salad was largely large under-dressed leaflets of kale. The hanger steak was tasty, but hardly the centerpiece of what was a pretty pricy menu with limited choices.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We also enjoy the experience at Scape. The servers are polite, informative but not too engaged. The food is consistently good and when the flatbread was a little overdone (which we didn't notice), the server discussed with the chef and they made us another one. The chicken dish is awesome and the ambiance is great. Thank you!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was cold would be the theme that each of us would agree in our party of eight

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic meal! My husband and I made a last-minute dinner reservation the Saturday night before Christmas. We had been for brunch but never for dinner. It turned out to be an absolutely wonderful date night. The service was very friendly, easily accommodating us arriving half an hour early, and the food was phenomenal. I definitely recommend it!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Scape is a great spot for dinner and drinks. When the weather is nice the patio is beyond compare and a rare St. Louis Gem. The Manager, Kacy does and amazing job keeping the place humming. Check it out.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had an amazing dinner, great wine, and A+++ service by Chris!
Wonderful evening!!!!! Not one complaint. He made sure we had enough time to eat and make our show! His food /wine suggestions were fantastic! We will be back and promote the restaurant and open table on social media!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Chris was an amazing server. We were celebrating our engagement and he did everything he could to make the night enjoyable for us. His knowledge of the menu was great and he did an amazing job giving suggestions based off our taste. The food and drink was exactly what you paid for. And the truffle fries were a table favorite. Thank you Chris for making our family celebration a great night.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lovely place very good food. The waiter was a bit inexperienced but passable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with soft lighting and a quiet, romantic atmosphere. Food was excellent and not outrageously priced. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was delicious and service excellent. I'm vegetarian and had the spinach and goat cheese omlette (with egg whites). My friends had various other brunch items and everyone enjoyed their food. Our waitress was attentive and the food came out quickly. The ambiance was lovely and the prices were reasonable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife had the special which was fish (I can’t remember which kind) and scallops. It was ok. She liked the scallops but the flavors of the dish were not great and overpowered the seafood. (Vinegary and peppery was how she described it)

I had the pork porterhouse coooked medium. Served atop cheese grits. The flavor of minw was quite good but the pork was tough and over cooked.

I also ordered the fried doughnuts with coffee ice cream for desert which was the best thing that I had that night.

Service was great and our waitress was cheerful and attentive.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had time in STL before a flight and picked Scape for its reputation and brunch menu. We were beyond impressed. Beautiful neighborhood, gorgeous interior, great service. Our group of 8 didn't have a single complaint about any aspect of the experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a great brunch. Nice atmosphere to take a friend from out of town.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We booked for a small baby shower. It was wonderful! Very accommodating and we had excellent service.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Casey is probably one of the best, most reasonable managers I’ve met. She is custom to each table she visits. Our waiter was terrific, explaining the chef menu and making great recommendations. Excellent food and service all around. Scape did not disappoint.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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