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About The Tavern Kitchen & Bar - West

Our executive chefs minimalist approach to exquisite comfort food by offering a unique dining experience with a beautiful private dining room, an inviting bar and exhibition style kitchen provides a dining experience like any other.

Open for dinner 7 nights a week, the Tavern Kitchen and Bar offers something for every palate from fresh fish, to an award winning burger to vegetarian and gluten free items.

The Tavern is exquisite comfort food, with flavors you know, artfully reinvented.

2961 Dougherty Ferry Rd. Suite 101
St. Louis, MO 63122
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday: 5pm-close

Cross Street:
Big Bend Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(636) 825-0600

Website:
http://tavernstl.com/

Executive Chef:
Jesse Mills

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Tavern Kitchen & Bar offers a unique dining experience through beautiful private dining areas, an inviting bar and Tavern's signature exhibition kitchen in full view. Our private dining rooms feature rustic woodwork in a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
Wine Rooms: 8-20ppl
Private Rooms: 50 sit down/75 ppl reception
Entire Restaurant: 180 ppl sit down/ 250 reception
We can also bring the Tavern to you, whether it be for a business event or personal party!

Private Dining

The Tavern Kitchen & Bar offers a unique private dining experience serving exquisite comfort food artfully reinvented. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business meeting, the Tavern Kitchen & Bar is the perfect choice for your personalized experience to amaze your guests.

The Tavern Kitchen & Bar - West Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (36)
Creative Cuisine (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Tasting Menu (21)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Romantic (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

It started quiet, got packed, pretty boisterous crowd for a Thursday, which was terrific. My regular server was there, Mike is absolutely perfection in service personified. Completely chill, and attentive at once. great recommendations.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was a little slow but the food and atmosphere made up for it. It’s a little pricey but you absolutely get what you pay for—no regrets here!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service. The food is always fantastic. We always enjoy eating at The Tavern. My husbands favorite restaurant.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Interesting and good. Attentive service. Helpful wine steward

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Tavern has always been my #1 favorite restaurant in St. Louis. The food is always delicious, menu changes regularly but it seems the older favorites are always still available. Best of all, you are served more than enough. Not a fan of small plates with 2 bites of decorative food. The service is always warm and inviting and I have never been made to feel like a pain if I try to change something about a main course. The drinks and wine/beer list is impeccable too!
I would recommend this restaurant to families (my 2 young children were always spoiled by the servers), business dinners, family get together, date night, or just hanging out with friends. You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A party of 4 enjoyed different dishes, the exception was our pear salad starter which was outstanding. Gotta have the cinnamon donut holes w- super yummy whipped cream. The Tavern never disappoints but crowded Enugu to feel hip and still enjoy conversation w/ friends. A perfect evening.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service was very good. Had the chicken Parmesan. Was presented with prosciutto in roll form. Easy to eat and enjoy.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and I have been here three times and it is consistently good. The service is jovial, respectful, knowledgeable, and fast. Their timing of courses is perfect.

The atmosphere is quite nice in that it is upscale, but lacks the pretense of other places.

They use quality ingredients and their kitchen staff is accurate and consistent. They also rotate out their menu. If you get the chance, their meatloaf is delicious -- yes, that's right.

Can't recommend it highly enough.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This restaurant is amazing! The food is outstanding and unique. The staff, specifically Johnathon, is amazing! Do yourself a favor, try this place and ask for Johnathon! Enjoy!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is a West County hotspot! Very creative menu especially the tasting boards. They let you sample 3-4 menu items - very generous serving size! It’s comfortable, but maybe a little loud. Our waitress was a pro, and she knew the answers to all of our menu related questions. Freshest fish in town!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Just visiting inlaws in the county and wanted a vibrant, nice place for dinner. The food was excellent! My with and MIL shared the seafood plank, which is a sampling of 3 popular dishes. I had the short ribs on polenta. They were off the bone and melted in your mouth.
I would highly recommend this place for those wanting good, healthy food!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was amazing and service was impeccable!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was my fifth time to dine at The Tavern, so that should say enough. Great menu. Great service. Nice ambiance. For us, The Tavern is a local upscale restaurant allowing us a lovely night out without having to drive to Clayton or Chesterfield Valley. Highly recommend the beet salad!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was ok but the desert was fantastic.
I think we ordered too many different flavors for appetizers and dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Seriously everything was amazing. The sushi appetizer was awesome! Everything from apps, entree, and dessert was unforgettable! We will be back for sure.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was great and creative...only outdone by the service, Sara was wonderful! We'll be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This meal was a pleasant experience. From the yummy, parmesan topped bread in a little black skillet (no butter needed), to the good wine, to the delicious and gigantic scallops. Everything was perfect!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We are fairly regular diners at The Tavern. We have come to expect a very good dining experience and they delivered. My wife enjoyed a salad and the Sushi Roll. I had the Sesame Seared Mahi Mahi. A great destination in West County.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our favorite place to dine!!! Love the interaction, attention and fun atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We have been twice and both times were exceptional. The surf and turf sushi roll is phenomenal. Every entree we have had has been excellent as well. The service is also wonderful. We really enjoy this restaurant for a nice, relaxing, and delicious date night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food and service were outstanding!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Tavern Kitchen menu has changed since the last time I was there, 3 years ago. The menu is not as varied and is a bit more limited. The service is perfect, the atmosphere is very nice and the price for the menu items is within range for what you get and the presentation of the meal. I do not drink wine so I cannot give feedback on that part. It was nice to see them open the retail space next to the original area, giving them more guests at one time. Our server was outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have always loved the Tavern but the last two times we have been there, we have been disappointed. The food used to be top notch but I would say it’s just average now. My steak was undercooked, but my daughter and husband’s steaks on their tasting boards were both over cooked. The food was just lukewarm when we got it. Still really good service, except we had to wait an unusually long time to get the check.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always an amazing experience, every time! Thank you for a lovely anniversary celebration.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food. Had a party of seven for a special occasion. All dishes were excellent. We had the tuna and potstickers for appetizers which also were tremendous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Outstanding again, great dinner. Wine recs are perfect. Donut holes, just save room and get. Noms.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Seated on time, even let us finish our drink at the bar. Incredible service. Quiet, chill, great date spot. Utterly delicious food. Go.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We shared a tasting plate- amazing!! Each enjoyed a salad- beet salad was outstanding
Had a wonderful bottle of Cabernet- made for a nice, relaxing impromptu Friday dinner date!
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Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is our third visit to the Tavern, and it was disappointing. Our server was very friendly , but very busy. Took a long time to get noticed once we were seated. Drinks took a long time to get to the table. Food was just okay this visit. One order was the rib eye special, and a steak knife was brought to the table at least 10 mins after our entrees were served. Steak was under cooked. Ordered medium, but was medium rare at best. With other great dining options in town, not sure if we will return.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our first visit to The Tavern and we will definitely go back. Jonathan was an excellent host and did a great job of explaining the cuisine. Food and service were top notch.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

One of the best meals we've had in awhile at a new restaurant we knew very little about!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food cold. Small portion in tasting board. Was told had new menu but still same.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good food and wine list. The quality is very consistent. Very nice restaurant of a special occasion or date night.

Tags: Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very good food. Was disappointed with the salmon but the filet, tuna, and chicken portions of the tasting board were excellent. Only complaint about service is the courses came out too quickly and didn't lend itself to a very leisurely pace.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The half baked chocolate chip cookie dessert is amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food is amazing. Had a reservation at 9pm but got there at 830 and they were able to seat us. They rushed us through the whole meal. Also at 8:50pm they turned down a table of three girls saying their kitchen was closed, even though our original reservation wasn't until 9. Felt like they all wanted to go home and felt very rushed.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 31, 2017

one of our go-to places for a great meal with excellent service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Lovely evening catching up wit a friend. We were a little early for our reservation. But were seated immediately. Wait staff helpful & engaging. We started off with salads, the beet salad & tomato w/ sourdough. Both fresh with the right amount of dressing. We each had the sushi spring roll for our entre, again fresh & delicious. Topped the evening off with the creamiest creme brulee ever. Always an excellent experience at The Tavern.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Everything was wonderful! Jason was our server! We will be back!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Both my wife and I had fish dishes, her the trio and myself mahi-mahi mahi-mahi. The dishes were scrumptious ! The presentation was inviting and very colorful. Mixes of taste that were unusual but very good. Prior to the entree, I had a caesar salad which was crisp and fresh. For desert we had the chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream with carmel sauce drizzle. It was an excellent finish to the evening. I would note that this is an expensive restaurant so be prepared for a $75/ person meal with drinks.

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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