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About SqWires

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.

1415 S. 18th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-11:00pm
Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm
Closed Mondays.

Brunch Menu served Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm & Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm (Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar begins at 9:00am during Brunch.)
Lunch Menu served Tuesday - Friday 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner Menu served Tuesday - Thursday 5:00-9:00pm & Friday - Saturday 5:00-10:00pm
Bar Menu always available between Lunch/Brunch/Dinner times.

Cross Street:
Park Avenue, Lafayette Square

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(314) 865-3522

Website:
http://www.sqwires.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday brunch, featuring artists showcasing the best of St. Louis" rich jazz and blues traditions.

Catering:
The chefs at SqWires Restaurant work their culinary magic for your parties in our unique catering spaces or at your home or office. Our options emphasize flexibility and we will tailor the menu to fit your specific needs for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether buffet style or multi-course plated meals, cocktail receptions or boxed lunches, SqWires will ensure that your event is a masterpiece. SqWires Annex accommodates seated and cocktail events up to 150 guests. The Front Room is a more intimate setting perfect for groups of 60 or less.

Parking Details:
SqWires offers easy parking in our private lot, as well as ample on-street parking.

Public Transit:
Just a three-minute cab-ride from downtown, SqWires is a 15 minute walk from the Union Station Metrolink Station.

Executive Chef:
Bethany Budde-Cohen, Owner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Business Meetings, Showers, Holiday Parties

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Wed 5:00PM - 8:00PM

SqWires Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Great for Brunch (18)
Good for a Date (18)
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Special Occasion (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Live Music (10)
Business Meals (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Vegan (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Healthy (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

SqWires is always great! Our server, Kat, was outstanding!

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 7 days ago

The turkey sausage was the worst I’ve have. More like an unseasoned turkey slider

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 7 days ago

Second time visiting Sqwires for brunch, and just as good as before! Bottomless mimosa bar is where it's at...$14, and our server came around repeatedly with more champagne. Loved being able to make my own juice combos at the beverage station. The food was good, too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fun, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 7 days ago

We live up the street so we always walk down for a drink & dinner, we love Sqwires and have went there many times, when we have friends from out of town we always take them there for brunch to show off the amazing Bloody Mary bar!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Earlier this year we re-discovered Sqwires. Its been around a long time with lots of changes but the food and service were very good and a great value. On any other occasion, I would have probably rated the Ambiance higher but we were having a family dinner before a show and didn't realize there would be a guitar player in the middle of the restaurant. He sounded very good but made it almost impossible for us to talk at the table. Kevin the waiter and team were very attentive and the food was great. I will go back, but probably not when I want a quite evening.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great place. Great service. Great food. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was wonderful and super friendly. Food was amazing too so we will definitely go back again!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really good time. Great food and drink. Guitar player. Fun vibe.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great happy hour drinks and appetizers! Will return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and drinks. Server was wonderful. Great environment.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a friends’ brunch at SqWuires and were all very happy with our choice. The food was good and it came at an appropriate pace that allowed us not to feel rushed. Would definitely come back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went here for Brunch and it was amazing! Food was excellent and the Bloody Mary Bar was impressive. Very cozy atmosphere as we sat by the fire.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We enjoyed the bloodymary bar and celebrating my husband's birthday.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was worried about the service when I first got there but it all worked out. Great brunch

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I had our first date here 6 years ago and it is "our" place. We have never been disappointed with any meal.., comfort food with a creative twist. The menu changes with the seasons so there are always new creative choices. The atmosphere is very comfortable, low lighting and authentic decor in the renovated wire factory adds to the unique and cozy experience.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Cozy, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great time! Loved the piano player and bloody many bar!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food, great service!! The server was super friendly!!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is mixed. Excellent appetizer however entire was undercooked.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and thoroughly enjoyed the live ragtime music!

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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a great experience here! We went on a Tuesday night for the $5 small plates and it was so fun to be able to share and try some new things! The service was great and I loved the beer/wine/cocktail selection. Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great venue for dinner before heading to theSpeaker Series . Loved the small plates on Tuesdays. Great service too. We’ll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, People Watching
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

When ever we come to St. Louis we have dinner at Sqwires 2 or 3 times a Year. Great location in the French Victorian area east of downtown. Reservations very convenient through Open Table.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Had brunch with family. Creole omlette was the favorite dish. Great Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Although Bloody Mary mix was not excellent. Don't sit near stage when there is live music or you won't hear table conversation. We asked to move and our server had no problem doing that. Service can be slow at times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went out to dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend. We were able to sit outside because it was such a beautiful evening. They had it well lit not overly bright it was just a perfect evening. The food was amazing we have been here several times before and the food and service never disappoints we would highly recommend this to everyone

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The room is loud and patron seemed to be grouped together versus spread out in the building. Food and service is good and the selection is broad

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

BEST BRUNCH IN TOWN! Love the food and the mimosa/bloody mary bar is my absolute favorite. Great service and ambiance too!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Loved the piano!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere! Great food! Excellent mimosa and bloody Mary bar!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Love this brunch ! Best breakfast sandwich I have had in a long time and they have tater tots

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Was excellent ! Small plates allowed for sharing amongst friends.
Service was prompt and friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I entertained a group of 10 people here for business. It worked out great. We sat outside and really enjoyed the menu. Very low key atmosphere with no implied dress code.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Very good food at a reasonable price. The service was good. The atmosphere is unique and inviting.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great meal, unique food pairings. Service was excellent. Will defintiely return.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The piano music is too loud for conversation - they just needed to close the top of the piano. We were there for brunch and couldn't hear each other speak. The rest of the experience was good.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food, service always great. Perfect for meeting with friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was delicious! The Mimosa bar and Bloody Mary bar were fabulous. The setting was energetic and fun! I highly recommend Sqwires!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I really enjoyed my brunch at Sqwires. The food was good, the mimosa and bloody mary bar is really cute, and I absolutely loved the live piano music.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vegan, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went w my 2 girls. We all loved it. They are 10 and 11. Super food. Great service. Awesome ambience. I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Made reservation for 4 at 7pm. Unable to be seated because the table they dedicated for our reservation was still lingering over drinks. Several other guests were seated in open tables but my party had to only be seated at this one table . After 30 minutes of waiting I wanted to leave. All staff said was they could do nothing.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Good attentive friendly bar. Delicious food. Server a good fella. Nice interesting historic ambience. Cool fountain square right outside.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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