SqWires

4.5
679 reviews
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Contemporary American
St. Louis" most ardent food-lovers are regulars at SqWires. Our seasonal menu, created by owner and executive chef, Bethany Budde, features creative interpretations of classic American cuisine, with the freshest seafood, prime meats, and indulgent desserts with our trademark simplicity and richness of flavor. Located in the historic Lafayette Square neighborhood, in the former Western Wire Factory, SqWires preserved original 19th century elements and added handcrafted fireplaces, comfortable leather banquette seating, restored overhead factory pulley systems, industrial ceiling fans and exposed brick and beams to create a notable setting for you to meet and eat and drink. Our outdoor dining is available to enjoy the St. Louis weather in spring and summer.
With an extensive martini menu, ten local craft beers on draft, 50 wines and full bar the choices are sure to please, as is live blues and jazz Thursday through Sunday.

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PS
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All around great and a good value. Really enjoyed our brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch option with an excellent Bloody Mary and Bottomless Mimosa bar.

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SJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent and waiter very nice but took an hour and a half to get entree. Was a Saturday night and there was a wedding event in annex.

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HN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best spots for bottomless mimosas and an amazing bloody mary bar.

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ER
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had breakfast for my birthday. The staff was great and the food was hot and delicious. Highly recommended!

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FW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the bloody Mary bar.

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SL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First visit, service was great. Food was okay but I'd definitely would return.

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GK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sqwires was a great valentines date and we are already planning to return soon!

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K
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SqWires is my favorite restaurants. They have quality food and the freshest salads I've ever had. Tastes like the spinach was picked fresh out of a garden right before you ordered it. I am vegan and they have a lot of options for me to eat which is another reason I like eating there. They have the best servers anywhere - they really seem to care about your experience while you are dining which is unfortunately a rare experience in the service industry these days. They also have a really good happy hour, top notch musicians and the ambiance is great.

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V
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this establishment. We've have been to SqWires several times and it has been a great experience each time. Wonderful food, excellent staff and the atmosphere is relaxing and certainly worth recommending.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all felt we experienced a WOW evening!!! the reservations were easy and well received upon arrival. The restaurant had items of deco that caught all of our attention!! Well done! Mark, our waiter was EXCELLENT!! Food, the timing, the mood and again.....Mark were the best ever. I was able to enjoy feedback from our group of 5 stars all day long on the day after!!

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GH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is excellent and we always enjoy the atmosphere!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love our experience at Sqwires! It’s my go to when I have visitors in town!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottomless mimosas at a fancy & fun mimosa bar with tons of snacks and flavors....we had a blast. 2 hours is plenty of time. Live pianist was awesome. Our server was the best! Everyone who works there was super friendly. Food tasted impeccable. It was my first time going there and now I want to go every weekend!

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k
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is great, the reservation time was respected and the ambiance is always nice. It was a Saturday morning so the bloody Mary and Mimosa bars were going. Part of our table had breakfast and part had lunch and both were very tasty and served hot. I typically go there during the week but this time we went before going to a matinee at the Fox. Nice alternative to the Grand Avenue establishments for a pre-Fox dining option.

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EG
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mimosa bar was a great addition to brunch! We enjoyed everything! Can’t wait to come back for another meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

This was the second time I came here. I love the environment and the food is very good. The only issue this second time was that the food was a bit cold and they seemed a bit short staffed. Other than that, wonderful place.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GreAt food! Great service!
Keep up the oysters and shrimp.

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KG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The restaurant closes at 2pm on Sundays but allowed us to make reservations at 1:30 without a warning. We were not sat for our reservation until 1:50 so it felt a little rushed. When we arrived they were out of most items. Our server was excellent but make sure you go earlier in the day so you can really enjoy it.

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EN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere! One of my fav stl places

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L
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love SqWires. I been going for 6+ years and have never been unhappy

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Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a last minute reservation for dinner for my husband's birthday, and every single person went above and beyond in accommodating my requests. I asked that we get seated near the fire, and they gave us the perfect table near the fire. The hostess was so kind in taking care of my 4 year old daughter - bringing her a whole bucket of crayons and complimenting her drawings. Our server immediately wished my husband a happy birthday - in fact he was wished a happy birthday by the hostess, server and manager- and was a brought a complimentary birthday dessert - all of which were way above my expectations, and really made his birthday special. The food was amazing, the ambience was warm and inviting, and every single employee made us feel special and welcome. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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L
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe for a date. Saturday brunch was delicious with bottomless mimosas, live piano music, and a roaring fire. Would definitely recommend.

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HR
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Service is spotty. Fish for the fish and chips was not crispy or crunchy at all. It seems to always a take at least a good half hour to get lunch after ordering a burger. It's hit and miss with the kitchen.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on a date night with my husband. We’d been here for lunch but not dinner. The selection was great and all the food was excellent. Wine was half price and the bottle we chose was excellent. Live music was a bonus.

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K
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took my parents to SqWires this weekend for their first time and they were very impressed, as was I. I love the bottomless mimosas and snack bar provided with bottomless purchase and very much enjoyed the atmosphere and service. The food is different than most breakfast/brunch places but everyone enjoyed the food they ordered. It is a little pricey, so be prepared to spend around $60 for two people on food and drinks. Definitely worth it though.

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

It was OK. This was the day there was a snow storm, so I assume they were short staffed. But service was slow, our food took a long time to come. My food items were almost room temperature. And I felt that the side items lacked flavor. Not sure I will go back.

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JT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of our favorite places in the neighborhood. we return with friends and family when we ha e the opportunity

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Brunch..place was recommended. Great building and decor of an older reclaimed building. Brunch/Breakfast menu limited with really no SqWires specials or difference makers. Unfortunately couple orders were wrong when they came out, which is disappointing that the server didn’t quality control prior to delivery. Seems like a great place to meet friends and family for drinks. To me it would be a better place if they did specials or less focus on vegan this or that.

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RK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was eh. Was not impressed by the menu whatsoever, but I genuinely loved the setting of the restaurant.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was awesome!! I will definitely be back.

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JB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed an evening at Sqwires with the live music (bluegrass) and the wide variety on the menu. The server was helpful in determining gluten-free options on the menu as there isn't a separate GF menu. Great casual atmosphere!

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CS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Everything was great, but for an unruly table that we were lucky enough to be seated next to. Table was intended for six people? At various time there were ten to twelve trying to crowd in. At various times, the noise coming from the table was over the top. The host should have never allowed this to happen, impacted most people in the restaurant's dining experience.

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

SqWires was delicious. The atmosphere was great and the live pianist performed beautifully.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went to enjoy brunch on New Year’s Day with our toddler. Honestly, the food wasn’t anything impressive. The staff did cater to our daughters needs and the restaurant had a kids menu, which was nice. The best part of the brunch was the bottomless mimosas and the mimosa/snack bar. Our reservation was at 10am, the restaurant was pretty empty, but staff still appeared annoyed that we brought our daughter. This is a perfect place to brunch for those child free or single 20 somethings.

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DF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was not attentive to anything at all. I had to have another Waitress Take care of me.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner catching up with old friends. Karen was wonderful and would highly recommend!

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Missus and I had brunch on Sat. My skillet was delicious, but her Benedict featured cold eggs. This is the reason for the 3 star food rating. In all fairness, she said nothing at the time, but a nice restaurant like SqWires should really be more careful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Beautiful restaurant, but food and service left a bit to be desired unfortunately. Will try again though.

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