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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Scape American Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Service was slow considering the small n ...
Service was slow considering the small number of occupied tables inside, but yet our entrees came out before we finished our salad, and our waiter took one of the salad plates while we were still eating! We've been customers of Scape for several years, and will come back, but tonight was not a great experience. Music was obnoxiously loud as well.
Went to Scape on a weeknight, very quiet ...
Went to Scape on a weeknight, very quiet. I have been there multiple times over the years, most recently about 5 months ago. The ambience was the same, the host and waitress were great. However, there was a new menu, more limited than before and more expensive. Unfortunately, the food was not up to par compared to prior visits. I might go again to see if it gets back to where it was.
We had a great time enjoying a birthday ...
We had a great time enjoying a birthday brunch at Scape. This was our first time having brunch here after a couple of great dinner experiences. The food and service were great and the Bloody Mary bar was just what you need on a rainy Sunday morning!
First time to the Central West End and t ...
First time to the Central West End and to Scape. The place is beautiful, Greg our server top notch and the food was excellent. Make sure to try the shrimp and grits and the halibut entrée. Great energy in the room and very busy place. Looking forward to trying their new concept scapegoat. Our server did a great job telling us about it and even walked us over to the space. It really seems like they teach the basics which has been forgotten in the city great job.
Came here for dinner because we've heard ...
Came here for dinner because we've heard so much about it from the Dave Glover Show (97.1FM). The location is great and easy to get to, glad they had valet parking. The place has a really cool vibe and the atmosphere is great. We were seated outside and I love he courtyard feel. Our server, Joe asked if we were out for a quick bite or a more relaxed evening, when we told him we had all evening for diner he did not seem upset that we would be there for a while. the pace of diner was good and we did not feel rushed. We ordered a bottle of wine that I'd seen on the online wine list but they didn't have it in house but another wine was suggested and proved to be just as good. We ordered the carpacio carne asada and really like the spicy twist to one of my favorite apps. I ordered the tagliatelle and it was delicious, my boyfriend ordered the lamb special and he loved it as well. We finished our dinner with the chocolate chip dessert and it was great. Overall I like this spot, they really seemed to get busy at about 7:30 and there were times I didn't see any wait staff on the floor which leads me to believe the kitchen had gotten a little backed up. Our server seemed to disappear a few times, didn't refill our wine glasses and we had to ask for water refills a couple of times.
Nice atmosphere, great location, really good food, we will be back soon
We had an excellent meal at Scape. John ...
We had an excellent meal at Scape. John was an excellent server and everything we ordered was delicious. I had the scallops which were prepared perfectly and everything on the plate was delicious! It was my boyfriend's birthday and was a great place to celebrate!
Dinner date before concert at the Fox. ...
Dinner date before concert at the Fox. Had the filet and date had fish and chips. Patio is beautiful and service was great. Travis was very kind and attentive. Filet cooked perfectly paired with a 4 Hands beer which was perfect for weather. They moved at our pace since we had a show to attend. I strongly suggest the cookie dessert.
We were visiting from Texas and had dinn ...
We were visiting from Texas and had dinner at Scape. From the moment we walked in, the experience was wonderful. Our server was Nancy and she was excellent. She was training a new server and so we got two for the price of one. Our food was outstanding. My halibut was melt in your mouth fantastic and the shrimp cocktail were huge and delicious. Finishing off with the banana cream pie was a great choice-it was delicious as well. We will definitely be back!
Five of us went for dinner to celebrate ...
Five of us went for dinner to celebrate our mother's 81st birthday. There appeared to be only one waiter serving the few tables that were booked that night and he was training a new waitress. Service was very poor throughout the entire meal with extremely long waits for him to come to our table. A few times we actually had to find him to be waited on. Overall, it was a very disappointing experience.
Perfect patio weather… Music choice coul ...
Perfect patio weather… Music choice could be better through the speakers but they also had live music later in the evening. Service was great, pork pasta dish was hot and delicious. They had a nice bottle list and a promotion for half off select bottles. Great night !
Went on a date and it was her first time ...
Went on a date and it was her first time here. She loved the Nothing Fight signature cocktail. The service was great and we ended up getting a nice bottle of wine half off because of the Tuesday special on select bottles. In addition to that, we had dessert outside and listened to live music. It was a great time.
Our first time to Scape and unfortunatel ...
Our first time to Scape and unfortunately we were sadly disappointed. We were seated on time on a Tueasday night and there were only 4 other tables of guests. The manager who seated us was the one who got our water and offered to open the wine that we brought. He only decanted half the bottle which showed lack of knowledge of wine. We were not offered a cocktail and he left the table before asking if he should pour us each a glass of wine. This might have been okay except that our waiter didn't make it to our table for 10 minutes. We finally poured our own wine which we did for most of our meal. After we ordered we noticed what looked like off menu items listed on a wall but our waiter didn't talk about them. Our orders took a long time to arrive and were not served by our waiter. He also did not come by to ask us how are meals were. My fish was good but our mashed potatoes were cold. We were on a time crunch with no site of our waiter so we ate our meals as they were. We sat for a long time with empty plates before another waiter came to clear them. We paid our bill - including the corkage fee for the wine that our waiter didn't open and we poured ourselves. After, we did speak with the manager and told him everything that I have added here. The attempted to return our money and also included a gift card. We left both on the table as that was not the intention of our complaint. We had high expectations but will not be returning.
Great meal overall. Beautiful view, gre ...
Great meal overall. Beautiful view, great people watching. Two large groups of beautiful women.. They must take great care of special occasions. I had the Ribeye with a really cool Latin sauce and my date had the Halibut. Both were perfectly portioned and our server (Joe) chose a terrific red blend for me and an American un-oaked chardonnay for my date. Music was upbeat and place was pretty busy, My ice cream was a bit melted when it came to the table but overall I would definitely go back and soon. The manager (Jeff) offered us a tour of the new place next door and a nightcap. People don't do that anymore and made me look good to my date. Thanks again!
Appetizers were really good. We had the ...
Appetizers were really good. We had the smoked chicken flatbread pizza. Caesar salad was good too. Our entrees were a different story. I had ordered the filet which was made 3 times none of which were right. Finally gave up and asked for the check. Our server did a good job though.
I rarely write reviews, but the recent e ...
I rarely write reviews, but the recent experience at Scape necessitates one. The waiter was rude, and did not offer drink refills. He avoided eye contact, so our only recourse was to yell to get his attention. The food was so cold that it would be hard to rate it's flavor. It seemed like it had been prepared the previous night. I understand that there had been a recent change in management, and the current management does not seem to be able to deliver either good food or good service. They have lost me as a customer.
Incredible atmosphere inside and out! T ...
Incredible atmosphere inside and out! This place has the most beautiful patio/garden of any restaurant in St. Louis. Period! To top it off, the food was outstanding and the service is 2nd to NONE! The staff remembers your name and addresses you by Mr. & Mrs (fill in your last name here)! We can't wait to go back!
Enjoyed another great dinner at Scape. ...
Enjoyed another great dinner at Scape. The food was absolutely amazing, with large portions, memorable sauces, and beautiful presentations. The restaurant got busy and our server lost track of us a bit, but that was somewhat understandable. Highly recommend for food lovers. A bit pricey, but worth it.
While the wine and ambiance were wonderf ...
While the wine and ambiance were wonderful and the service was good, I was very disappointed in the food. I ordered oysters and cheese plate and was disappointed by both. The oysters were very fishy to the point where we were afraid to eat them. The cheese plate lacked substance for its price.
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