About Scape American Bistro
Set in the center of the historic Central West End of St. Louis, Scape serves an eclectic menu featuring classic dishes hand crafted from the freshest ingredients. Nationally acclaimed and award winning, Scape's menus are innovative, seasonal and sustainable. Its skillfully prepared menu is complimented by a warm, sophisticated setting and knowledgeable service staff that shares a passion for dining well.
The dining room inside provides an intimate experience with its turn of the century belle époque décor. Or you may put in a request for a view to enjoy the magnificent fountain and mansions built for the 1904 World’s Fair or a table on the back courtyard where you’ll enjoy the majestic setting of a brick patio, a 60 foot wall of ivy, stone columns and Italian rope lighting . All outside dining requests will be accommodated by availability and can not be guaranteed.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available 6 days a week. Metered & Garage Parking also available.
Private Party Facilities:
Enjoy European flair, warm hospitality, impeccable service and sophisticated cuisine. Our private dining team will work with you one-on-one to personalize your exclusive event. Whether you prefer a formal plated dinner, cocktail reception or casual, laid-back BBQ in the Courtyard, you'll enjoy a great setting paired with our award winning menu.
125 seated, 250 reception
40 seated, 60 reception
175 seated, 300 reception
Private Party Contact:
Melinda Debold : 3143617227x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Scape American Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Highest priced wine of comp restaurants ...
Highest priced wine of comp restaurants - Napoli, Crossing etc. Nice bar - but makes the place very noisy. Very nice patio. Waitress couldn't pronounce names of dishes correctly. Food only so-so.
Staff was awesome even when we arrived c ...
Staff was awesome even when we arrived close to closing.
Only complaint was the kitchen closed at ...
Only complaint was the kitchen closed at 2 and I was allowed to reserve for 2pm. We were still accommodated.
We had Sunday brunch. The food was good ...
We had Sunday brunch. The food was good (but a little pricey). The service was very, very slow; we waited almost an hour for our food and it was cold when we got it.
I love Scape, especially their Sunday Br ...
I love Scape, especially their Sunday Brunch with mimosas! Patio is also fantastic.
We eat here for brunch often! We love th ...
We eat here for brunch often! We love the food and Fhil is a fantastic server!
This is a great go-to restaurant. You c ...
This is a great go-to restaurant. You can always count on excellent food and service! My only criticism is true to our past experiences, their martinis were not filled to the top of the martini glass and the wine seemed very meager as well. This happens every time we go. :(
Unfriendly host, average food, food not as described on menu, slow service, terrible music playing, stale dessert. Way overpriced. Had to ask for wine/cocktail menu.
The food for 3 of us was a ok. One of u ...
The food for 3 of us was a ok. One of us had a steak that was inedible. Instead of taking two vodka gimlets back to sweeten, the waiter brought out a plastic squirt bottle with simple syrup, twice! Very expensive night for so much disappointment:(
I don't think Dawn liked us.
I got cut off above...My one friend did complain a little but It didn't seem like she liked us right from the start I did like the food, and the silverware and my wine was yummy. She thought her burger was over cooked and didn't eat more than a few bites and Dawn never said was everything OK? She just took her full plate away. We did get a complimentary birthday cake for my friend and that was delicious. Thank you
Love the brunch!! I go often for brunch and am never disappointed in the food. The Farmer's Pancakes are my favorite and I crave them like crazy! I would have liked for the back patio to be opened this past weekend for more outdoor seating. Our server was good but when we asked for another round of drinks he brought us our bill.
I had guests in town and they wanted to go somewhere nice for dinner. With the new Executive Chef, I decided to try Scape. WOW. Everything from start to finish was excellent. Service was great and the food was outstanding!!
The food is average for the price . The ...
The food is average for the price . The atmosphere is great . Was hoping for a better tasting meal .
Sea Scallops were amazing! Beautiful eve ...
Sea Scallops were amazing! Beautiful evening on the patio.
I have visited this restaurant numerous ...
I have visited this restaurant numerous times and we loved it.. This time the food was not quite as good and we were very disappointed. The service was excellent.
There's really nothing special about the ...
There's really nothing special about the place. It's very standard, nice-ish American food that is rather over-priced considering how uninteresting it is.
Always a great choice for Sunday brunch!
Always a great choice for Sunday brunch!
Fantastic bloody mary bar. Beignets were a bonus, and excellent. Food was delicious.
Delivered as promised
I was visiting my parents a week after Mother's Day and wanted to treat her and my family to a nice brunch. Scape got high marks for brunch and didn't disappoint. The setting is nice, tucked into store fronts facing an elegant residential area. Brunch options were vast and a few unusual choices too which is good for those that frequently dine outside the home. All in all a very nice experience.
We were celebrating this evening. We ord ...
We were celebrating this evening. We ordered the scape board, the scallops, and the chicken. The scape board had a good variety. The peppered jelly and pickled onions made for a yummy combo! The scallops were seared perfectly although there were only three on the plate- I would have liked more. However, it left plenty of room for dessert. We ordered the banana cream pie with a nutter butter crust. It was more of a tart, but it did NOT disappoint. Our waiter was super helpful as we had to transition from the patio inside, and was very honest about the food. He asked questions about my personal taste preference compared to what he tended to order. Overall, it was a great night!
This is my "go to place" when I have out ...
This is my "go to place" when I have out of town guests.
Checked the website before I made the reservation and it didn't state buffet for Mother's Day. Wasn't expecting the buffet and didn't think it was worth $60/person.
Scape was one of our favorites restaurants last year. The ambience outside is wonderful. The food and service were not as good as last year.
Love it. Food was great. Service was friendly fast. Wine list good. Atmosphere romantic. Enjoyed the date dinner very much :)
Save your money, and eat some where better
Just because a place has high prices for their food, doesn't mean it's good. I would never crave nor recommend someone to come to Scape. Not one dish stuck out to me, and I tried 5 different dishes. We had the scallops, monkfish and chips, the salmon, the macadamia nut chicken, and the kampachi semi crudo app, as well as the Brussel sprouts. Nothing was good, I would say it tasted below mediocre. So bland, not creative in flavor, and just boring. Not one person liked their food at my table. I truly wanted to love this place, I can't stress that enough. Heard good things about it, and was extremely disappointed. Maybe this place is just known more for its brunch rather than dinner??? Now, I'm not from St. Louis, I'm from LA where I've had some of the best of the best. So, honestly maybe I'm spoiled. But realistically good food is good food no matter where you are. And this sadly wasn't even close to being good. -also why are you playing bad 90's Rock at dinner? The atmosphere doesn't make sense. They have a mirror podium with a menu written on it...that isn't even their menu with euro prices? (Not that any of this matters when it comes to food, I just felt like this restaurant didn't know who they were. No sense of identity) Long story short, just go to Taste if you want delicious food worth some money, with an amazing atmosphere. The whole experience is delicious. **also, I will give Scape the benefit of the doubt... I believe they're hiring several new chefs. So hopefully they will give this place a new identity of flavor as well as creativity.**
Awesome all around
This restaurant never disappoints... Everything from the food & beverage to the service and ambiance is top notch. Great for dates, get-togethers with friends, and special occasions. A real class act.
Average bistro food but at a high end pr ...
Average bistro food but at a high end price. Got the Caesar salad, ribeye and banana cream pie. Loved the croutons, the ribeye with the chimichurri sauce, the wild mushrooms and the crust for the banana cream pie tasted like a peanut butter cookie which fit well. I could tell that they were good ingredients but a bit to pricey for what it was for me. Glad I got to go though. Place looked nice, although I was extremely cold the entire time.
I have been to Scape 8-10 times. Half the time the food is good. The other half of the time it is quite mediocre and therefore overpriced. This last time I had the 'halibut that's much like sea bass' that was very overcooked to the point that i couldn't cut it with a fork, and tasteless as well. My wife had the porchetta that was also overcooked and very fatty.
We were visiting St. Louis and was surpr ...
We were visiting St. Louis and was surprised that they had a vibrant food scene scape was one of several during our visit. Frankly this restaurant would be successful in any other major metropolis in the US
The waiter was awfully touchy, both to t ...
The waiter was awfully touchy, both to the man and the women. We'll definitely go back, the food was awesome and reasonably priced but will be requesting a different waiter/waitress.
Bad service and bad food
I have been to this restaurant on another occasion it was excellent. This past Saturday. The service was terrible and the food was bland,not what I expected for the price. We were told the kitchen was backed up. We were there for 2 hours before our meal was served! We will never return
Fantastic meal. Veal bone marrow appetiz ...
Fantastic meal. Veal bone marrow appetizer left me wanting to chew that thing all night. Delicious lamb chops, tender diver scallops, and the Nutter Butter bananna cream pie...the caramelized banannas on top were still warm...definitely worth many return visits.
This is a perfect place for brunch. Ever ...
This is a perfect place for brunch. Everything was excellent!
Easter Brunch a Huge Disappointment
For $50 a head I was expecting more than a seat in the lower level and having to walk up and down a flight of stairs for food. The buffet was extremely limited and they had a hard time keeping what few offerings they had well stocked. Only bread option was bagel. Will never go there for special occasion again. I have dined there for dinner before and it was great. The lower level is fine except not for a buffet that is served on the floor above.
As usual, Easter Brunch 2016 had wonderful offerings and we all enjoyed ourselves. The only thing that detracted from this wonderful experience was the seating had been moved to the lower and 2nd floors because the food was on the main floor leaving extremely limited seating there. Understandably the goal was to include as many people as possible; however, this seating arrangement slightly detracted from the experience.
Scape Easter Brunch
Our waiter was outstanding!! Ambiance not so much. At $50 each plus drinks (my bill plus tip was over $300!) I am disappointed that we were placed in some room in the basement. Not only is this inconvenient for a buffet, but my party did not have the same dining experience as those upstairs!!
Waited 30 minutes to be seated after 1215 reservation for Sunday brunch. Tried to put us in the basement which looked like a cafeteria. finally got a seat by a window. $50 a head plus drinks for very standard brunch fare. No waffles or pastries. VERY DISAPPOINTED
Birthday Celebration- 1st- Timers of Scape
On Saturday, March 26 I took my best friend to Scape for her birthday. It was the first time either of us dined there and we were pleasantly surprised. We'd heard a lot about it for quite some time and wanted to try it. We were pleased from the moment we hit the curb. The valet staff was pleasant, it was expensive either:-) The host and staff greeted us with smiles and banter upon arrival and the atmosphere was absolutely gorgeous. From the full bar, to the sparkling lights and fixtures to the perfectly shined and buffed floors. We were sat by one of the many windows and by the hostess. Lauren(Lo) was our wait person. She was amazing. Recommended food and drink selections with a big smile on her face. My bestie and I talk a lot (big surprise) and she was so patient and nice to wait on us to finish up silly stories and become equally engaged in conversation. She was simply wonderful. Since my friend is allergic to everything :-), she chose the French Onion soup and the Bistro Steak with the bacon potato gratin. It looked absolutely awesome. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. I enjoyed the crab cakes and the diver scallops...they left me speechless.They were fresh, well seasoned, and quite large. Lastly, we took part in the Pomegranate martini and the Pear sangria (x2 each). They were fresh, fruity, thirst quenching and had the perfect amount of alcohol!!! We were running a bit behind for our play (starting at 8 and it was already about 7:30pm) and we were waiting for one of the many delicious desserts on the menu (because it was my bestie's bday- she was going to be treated to one) since we couldn't wait a moment longer, the host came over and gave us courtesy valet, which was so nice of them, super classy!!! To say the least, my bestie's bday turned out to be an absolute hit and we are so glad we kicked it off at Scape. It set the tone for the rest of the evening.
Beautiful space and wonderful meal
Our group really enjoyed visiting Scape. One of the three couples had dined there before, but Scape was new to the other two couples. The restaurant is quite beautiful. Our server, John, was professional yet approachable. He helped with gluten free modifications for one of our friends and recommended an outstanding wine for another. The meal and entire evening had a wonderful pace to it, which is also a compliment to John and the kitchen.
The mussels and crab cakes were great!! ...
The mussels and crab cakes were great!! They used a different variety of mussel than the standard PEI's. Better. The Diablo sauce with lardons was delicious. Fun and spirited wine list.
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