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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.

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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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Let Scape sweep you off your feet this Valentine's Day. Choose whatever your heart desires from our full dinner menu and Chef's special feature menu. All options available Tuesday through Saturday.

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Thu - Fri 5:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM

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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

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (21)
Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Cozy (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (8)
Scenic View (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Casual (5)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 13, 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 13, 2018

Delightful evening

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 6, 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 3, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 27, 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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·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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·Dined on December 24, 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 10, 2017

Anniversary

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 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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·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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·Dined on November 26, 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 19, 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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·Dined on November 17, 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 12, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 3, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was the best I've had. Been looking for that melt in the mouth steak and finally found it. The only thing I need to say and not sure if associated really with the restaurant is the Valet Parking was very slow.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were a party of 7 from multiple cities and Scape did an excellent job making everyone feel at home. Menu is excellent and enough variation to satisfy a range of tastes. Cocktails are excellent and service is attentive without being too present. Great option!!!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Brunch was delicious, but service was mediocre at best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The outside garden is lovely and relaxed while the inside is more formal. My husband is usually more interested in the wine list but was very, very impressed with scallops dish. In fact he is still talking about it. Our server, Carly, was attentive without being intrusive and made excellent suggestions. The staff moved tables so we could sit outside after first being seated inside. So accommodating! Wish we in town more often as we would become regulars.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We are considering Scape as a venue for an upcoming rehearsal dinner. We found the overall experience delightful. I was surprised to find there are several private rooms that can accommodate a private party. Our server did an excellent job taking care of our needs.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very good meal and service..the food was well repaired and a very nice presentation also..we would return here if back in St. Louis.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious food, great service. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We felt the atmosphere in the courtyard was fabulous but for the price, the food was fine, the service poor. We waited a long time for each course. I'd say it was all average. We won't go back.

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

Have not been to Scape for at least a year and it was every bit as good as I remembered. Great unobtrusive service, great food, great space.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The patio decor alone makes this restaurant amazing the food was an added bonus.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had eleven for dinner. Several had special requests. The service was great and the staff was very accommodating. We all enjoyed the dinner and especially the desserts. The courtyard space is wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was very good and the service was attentive with the acception of a few timing issues: The drinks from the bar lagged behind a bit too long, and though the entrees were very good, the delivery could have been timed better so all entrees arrived at the table at once for a better presentation. Overall, very good and we would go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was not as good as it has been in the past. The seafood dish was on the salty side and the Caesar salad dressing did not have much flavor.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was good. Food was nicely done.
! although the salad was average. I rated value poor due to the over priced wine selection.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

No one came to greet our table for 15 minutes after being seated

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Upscale dining in luxuriously decorated space. Great drinks and food and service.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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