SqWires

4.6
695 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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JR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Chicken Pie Pies were not very hot. They tasted great but could have been hotter.

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NK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yummy food and the mimosa/bloody mary bar was amazing. It took awhile for us to be greeted but once they got the sparkling wine flowing it was refilled regularly.

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The mussels were delicious! I want the recipe!

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at Sqwires is everything that brunch should be.

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BH
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Mark had us in stitches the whole meal. We had appetizers and 3 different pizzas. All were delicious. If you like the pizza crust crispy this is your place. They have a very good selection of craft beers to go alone with the above mentioned pizza. We will definitely be back.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

SqWires was not bad, but it also wasn't good. I think that for the value there are a number of other restaurants that provide similar if not higher quality food. With that said, it is very cute and a fun place to brunch.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The bloody and mimosa bar was fabulous. And the service was great! Will be back to check out a happy hour or dinner.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Mimosa bar was delicious and unique. Overall vibe was perfect for brunch.

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OT
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls night out with 3 friends. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was excellent. I’ve never had anything that wasn’t good here. Great service and food. Great night out.

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GH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always an excellent choice

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CR
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love Sqwires! We had a party of eight and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the evening!

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CJ
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My compliments to the hostess staff. I first had to change our reservation from 5 to 2 due to health issues. Then Sunday morning we had a plumbing mini emergency so again i called to say we were going to be 10-15 min late. Both calls were met w understanding and humor. They didn’t lose sight of the fact we wished to be near the piano to enjoy the music. Drinks were great, breakfast was delicious and the waiter topped off our coffee cups several times. Brunch is always busy at Sqwires and they earn the loyalty every time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is always so good. Never disappointed in the brisket hash or creole omelette!

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FM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Our server wasn't well informed, on dishes, nor did she go the extra steps to acquire a Bloody Mary without high spices! After other guests comment, and another drink choice, she added more comments on Bloody Mary as if she could actually acquire after at least 45-60min. ...which was our first choice. She wasn't too busy with guest numbers. Calamari was crunchy dry, however the wild mushrooms were very good. We've had 2-3 prior visits from central IL

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Carlos, made this girls' night/birthday dinner fun for us! He made great suggestions and kept our drinks filled. He was funny and interesting and we would ASK for him on a return visit. The food was great - the salmon is fabulous. Two at our table had that. I had the polenta with veggies and it was well seasoned and tasty! My buddy next to me had the chicken pot pie and it looked AMAZING with its big, puffy pastry "hat." It looks like this is an even better place for brunch. Can't wait to try it again.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat brunch here every time we visit St. Louis. Wonderful food and Mimosa bar. I especially love the atmosphere and the piano player.

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PS
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
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
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the bloody Mary bar.

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SL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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
4 reviews
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 25, 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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OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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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