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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:
Breakfast / Brunch Menu Saturday 8 am till 2 pm.
Breakfast /Brunch Menu Sunday 8 am till 3 pm.
Tuesday - Friday Lunch 11 am.
Tuesday - Saturday Dinner 5 pm.
Bar menus always available between Lunch / Brunch & Dinner.

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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Details
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

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Great for Brunch (17)
Special Occasion (17)
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Casual (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fun (11)
Cozy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Live Music (10)
Business Meals (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Vegan (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great brunch! The food was phenomenal and our waiter was on-point with his endless mimosa refills.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Vegan
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We met friends for dinner and ate on the patio. The atmosphere was very relaxing and the patio is screened from the street and feels cozy. We could hear the sound of the fountain in the adjacent square. Sqwires seems to allow dogs to accompany owners on the patio and there was an anxious lab at the table next to us. This is not a policy I enjoy but may be an attraction for others. It was an altogether delightful evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Menu selection was fairly limited for lunch. They do specialize in locally sourced ingredients and local brews and spirits. Hamburger, requested medium, was overcooked. Grilled chicken Caesar salad as good. Specialty cocktails were good. Interesting decor in renovated wire factory. Charming neighborhood. Nice outdoor dining available. Interesting, large self-serve Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Our meal was very enjoyable overall. The Beef tenderloin tips entree was really good. The barbecued pork steak, however, was the thinnestwe've ever seen and was WAY over done. The person taking care of us, Margaret, was really super great, and gave us great service.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Sqwires was awesome! The staff was tremendously accommodating as there was five of us getting together for brunch for my birthday. One of us has a special needs daughter in a wheelchair and was running about 20 minutes late and Sqwires was very understanding. Our waitress was fabulous and allowed us to take our time in ordering and to spend time catching up as we don't get a chance to see each other very often. They were definitely busy but we never felt rushed.

The food was amazing as usual. One of us had a breakfast sandwich, another one had a Creole omelette, and someone else had biscuits and gravy. Each one of us thoroughly enjoyed our food. We've been there several times before and have always had a great experience. We will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food and service. Lovely night on the patio.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good food, good atmosphere but chronically poor service. Keep giving them additional tries, but the service is always an issue. Unfortunate because we like them on most other counts.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

The live music made it difficult to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Late-night Find, Seasonal, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We loved the Bloody Mary and mimosa bar! The food was excellent and very filling. Loved everything about it except service was a little slow but with all of the choices on the menu, preparation might be slow. Delicious!!!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere!!! The bottomless mimosas with the variety of juices had a good feel.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing food
Great service
Perfect for a family or a date

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