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SqWires

4.5
505 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian
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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.
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Phone number
(314) 865-3522
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bethany Budde-Cohen, Owner
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Avenue, Lafayette Square
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Parking details
SqWires offers easy parking in our private lot, as well as ample on-street parking.
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Public transit
Just a three-minute cab-ride from downtown, SqWires is a 15 minute walk from the Union Station Metrolink Station.
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Entertainment
Live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday brunch, featuring artists showcasing the best of St. Louis" rich jazz and blues traditions.
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Special events & promotions
Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Business Meetings, Showers, Holiday Parties
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

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What 505 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesonB 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The skillets are small and left something to be desired. On the other hand the brioche French toast topped with strawberries was to die for. Very flavorful but not rich. Also tried the biscuits and gravy, which were well done. You can tell the biscuits is made fresh. The server we had seemed to be annoyed, took a while to get refills on our drinks.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was fantastic. The service was prompt and well worth the money.

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Debra (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We lucked into this restaurant by chance. I didn’t know what to expect, but it met all my expectations! Excellent food, interesting and creative food choices, terrific and attentive service. We were even mived to a nicer table closer to the fire place! Will definitely go again. Cool renovations!

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ChristineC (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for a Sunday brunch with my two teenage children. They loved it, which makes me guaranteed a return! The coffee is always good, and I love their mimosas. Service was very slow but that doesn’t change my overall opinion. We love it.

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vipTheatreGoer (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The ambiance is wonderful with the fire burning in the corner. The waitress and staff were very friendly . My French toast and sausage were both a little dry, and the sausage was tough. My daughter's scrambled eggs were a little too runny for her and she thought her sausage was tough also. My husband thought his breakfast scramble was wonderful though.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service, amazing food and wonderful atmosphere! Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We each enjoyed our meal. We ordered the Salmon which was cooked just right, not dry or over cooked. My husband ordered the river & thoroughly enjoyed it as well. My some had the pepperoni pizza special (w/out the pepperoni, lol) & he said he could have eaten two. Management came by to be sure we enjoyed our main course as well. We splurged & had the flourless cake, (divine), the strawberry bread pudding (very generous portion) & the adult hot chocolate (which was a little strong for me but I finished it just the same). This will go on our short list for when we are in the area.

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VeggieEater (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Veggie lasagne was excellent

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vipNBrown (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Incredible food and presentation. Live music was fantastic and very nice.

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Neha (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Best brunch in town. They have an amazing bloody mary and mimosa bar. The food is always delicious and reasonably priced!

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vipPicky (St. Louis)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I gave this place two stars because we had a horrible experience. I would usually rate it a 3.5-4. We had a reservation and we requested booth seating, of which this place has a long wall. Sqwires was busy. And we were told reservations are for the round table/chairs by the door with drafty windows. We took the “reserved” table and waited to be served. After we sat at the table for 5-10 minutes, a table vacated in he booth area We weren’t offered that, even though the hostess was aware we preferred booth seating. Finally, a server helped us and he was apologetic. We ordered drinks and he promised to return in a minute to take our order Another 10-15 minutes later, our drinks were delivered. The server promised to come back in a minute to get our order. After several more minutes, we debated about just leaving. As we were deciding, he came to take our order. I could stop now, but know, the order wasn’t made correctly. By then I told my husband to forget it. He ate his food but mine sat there because my eggs weren’t done and the potatoes and biscuit were cold. Another server came to deliver new eggs, but didn’t replace the cold sides. It’ll be a long while before I choose to return!

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was our first time and we all loved it. The food was good and the mimosa and Bloody Mary bar were beyond impressive. The Piano guy was a nice touch as well. It’s not a quiet place but it was perfect for our big group get together.

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Javier (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Bottomless mimosa brunch with live piano music - very much worth the price!

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vipRunner41 (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Ambience was perfect, wood burning fire and nice seating! My food was wonderful and our waitress was very attentive and friendly! I love this place, will be returning soon!

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OhnjaEats (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Pianist was too loud and played a rather aggressive set for a Sunday brunch.

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vippaulajean (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The pork chop entree was good, as well as the fish and chips

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Overall, everything was fantastic. We were doing for Saturday brunch. Everyone constantly had a full mimosa and was able to enjoy the afternoon! I didn’t rate a full five stars because we had a reservation and still ended up waiting 20 mins. Which isn’t bad but personally that defeats the purpose of a reservation. The food was fantastic, absolutely delicious. Our waitress was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Salmon was excellent but pot pie was extremely dry

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Sqwires is an excellent restaurant providing excellent service, exceptional food selections, and a fun, relaxed dining environment.

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vipsuzie (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

It was a very COLD day...so to be able to sit by the fireplace was wonderful! The restaurant was fairly quiet and the food was superior.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing brunch! And the build-your-own Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar is awesome.

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LindaJJ422 (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Make a reservation or don’t go. I made one online, super easy. People without a Sunday reservation had over an hour wait. First time there, was OK but no need to go back for me.

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KWest (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Fantastic as usual!! There was five of us that got together to celebrate 2 birthdays and exchange Christmas gifts so we were there quite a long time. The service was delightful and we never felt rushed! The food was amazing as it always is everytime we go!!

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We are never disappointed when we eat at SqWires. Always great food and drink, and great atmosphere for friends.

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JJJJ (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Recommended by wife, went for my birthday - great vibe, live music was fantastic, very lively - made a reservation Sunday morning at 10 that we didn't need - picked up pretty quickly thereafter. The service didn't suffer despite our waiter being busy with a larger party. Eggs Benedict is my favorite dish so I try it anytime I see it on menu - it was fantastic. Bloody Mary bar and Mimosas are pretty great as well.

Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

SqWires had several, fantastic Vegan choices! I and other members of Meetup Groups I work with as an event organizer look for places that offer quality choices for everyone. SqWires offered a variety of vegan and vegetarian options in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Additionally, the staff provided excellent service. Everyone enjoyed themselves. We will be back.

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retiredteacher (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Had ham and bean soup which was no better than Campbell's and a Caeser salad that had 4 croutons and barely any dressing. My companions were dissatisfied with their food as well. Great ambiance to have a drink, but not food.

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Gfaust (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our first time visiting and we cannot wait to come back!
Our server Kat was awesome and the food was amazing!

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vipDfoodie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We all enjoyed SqWires very much. The menu is interesting and diverse and offers enough choices. All of us were very happy with our meals. I liked the ambiance. I would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The food & drinks were delicious!

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