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The Tavern Kitchen & Bar - West

1727 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Monday-Sunday: 5pm-close
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Phone number
(636) 825-0600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jesse Mills
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Cross street
Big Bend Rd.
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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!
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

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.

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What 1727 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
1.0  Dined 7 hours ago

Very poor service from hostess made us wait, forgot we were there, forgot our name, generally just treated poorly. Left and walked out. Sad. We have enjoyed this restaurant for several years. Not sure we will go back.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined a day ago

Good experience, staff was hospitable and helpful, the food was good but in comparison to reviews we had seen we expected better. My Pork Chop was good and my wife’s burger were both good but nothing to write home about. The sides left quite a lot to be desired, my wife’s tater tot casserole I think it was called was way overloaded with sour cream which overpowered everything else in the dish. My asparagus was excessively covered in butter reduction along with ham and egg? Also the au gratin that came with my pork chop seemed overloaded with butter as well. Staying simpler with the dishes instead of going overboard trying to be different/upscale/fancy in terms of the food would be an improvement here. A simple olive oil, salt and pepper prep for the asparagus would be tons better...maybe do some blind question asking to patrons what they think about the massive butter content of menu items and if they could improve would be a step in the right direction.

vipwineanddine (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service and very interesting menu options and preparations.

vipTGIFDining (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The evening was to celebrate a birthday and The Tavern did not disappoint. This was the first time for the person celebrating her birthday and she absolutely loved it! The scallops were delicious and fixed beautifully. Another entree was the tasting board and that was highly enjoyed and everything fixed wonderfully. The tasting boards are such a great way to try different entrees. I tried the pork chop which was good. This is the first time in many times coming to the Tavern that I would not necessarily rave about the dish. The meat was good but I was not as thrilled with the combination. To me, this dish was good but not unusual or outstanding. The wine suggested was perfect and of course the birthday dessert, which was the chocolate cake with homemade coffee ice cream. We will definitely be returning.

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Eaten there many of times all good results this past weekend the food was not up to your standards at all very disappointed in two different courses

Tarahavery (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We have eaten here a handful of times since we live 5 minutes from it. The ambiance and service is great. On our last visit we were seated immediately, a server came very quickly, our food came out hot also very quickly...if anything our service and food were maybe too quick! We were in and out in 35 minutes but were on a date and definitely not in a hurry. The skillet bread is wonderful, my house-made Sangria was phenomenal, the Romaine Salad was boring and dry (couldn't tell if it had any dressing at all), the Surf and Turf Tasting board was beautiful but all were lacking salt/seasoning in my opinion. Overall it was a bit of a disappointment for a $75 dinner.

pdw1007 (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We always love coming to this restaurant. The food is always great, staff is friendly. We were seated at the counter overlooking the kitchen and it is truly amazing how friendly and efficient the staff is with cooking, plating and serving the food. We get to enjoy great food and a great show by sitting in that location. The short ribs are always amazing and the desserts are truly wonderful. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

@Jason was great, remembered us from months ago

really miss the chalk board dessert menu :-(

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food and wait staff!

Zalice (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The presentation of the food was good, but it wasn't worth the price. My wife and I both tried the sampler meals. The food was good, but nothing special. The only reason I give the overall score a 3 and not a 2 was because of the dessert. The half baked cookie was very good. With the prices being charged, the food should have been much better.

KathleenA (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went on Valentine's Day. They were busy but we still had fast and excellent service, immediately were seated with our reservation. We did end up getting seated next to the bathrooms with no view of their famous open kitchen, but it was at least quieter. Our server was knowledgeable and patient in explaining the menu. I was disappointed that the holiday menu did not allow for substitutions for our gluten-free dietary needs but we still had plenty of choices. All of our food was excellent, far exceeding my expectations. The price is definitely something to raise an eyebrow at (Apps, Dinner, Wine and Dessert = $150) but I will definitely go again for a special occasion. We had a great evening.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Second visit in about a years time. I recommend this place to those looking for a restaurant they’ve never been to and want something different than chain.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Took my special lady on a Valentine’s Day date. Service was spectacular, recommendations were accurate, whole experience was amazing! Thanks

familyvacay (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We are never disappointed. The food and service was very good as usual.

OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome! We will be back!!

Jabulani (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Had a good evening.

strmn (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was excellent! Been there more than a few times. First time i brought our own bottle of wine, was charged a $25 corkage fee a little hefty I believe, same as Kreiss. Usually a 10-15 dollar fee, and if server knows you and you order a drink, they drop the corkage fee. I do not tip on that fee.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food, service etc. a favorite of ours. Never disappointed.

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

Never disappoints. Had not been to the Valley Park location in several years and I believe it improved on the great experiences I recall from my past. It was good to see some old standby favorites and several new items on the menu. It amazes me that other fine dinning establishments have not opened in the area. The Tavern bravely led the way in southwest county and others have failed to follow their lead. Based upon the crowds, the market would support others.

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

The Tavern never disappoints. The food and the servers are consistently excellent.