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For 2
7:00 PM
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503 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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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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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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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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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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Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Business Meetings, Showers, Holiday Parties
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 503 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Debra (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Veggie lasagne was excellent

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

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

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!

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!

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.