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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.
St. Louis, MO 63104
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.
Park Avenue, Lafayette Square
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday brunch, featuring artists showcasing the best of St. Louis" rich jazz and blues traditions.
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.
SqWires offers easy parking in our private lot, as well as ample on-street parking.
Just a three-minute cab-ride from downtown, SqWires is a 15 minute walk from the Union Station Metrolink Station.
Bethany Budde-Cohen Owner
Private Party Facilities:
Adjacent to the restaurant is SqWires Annex. A unique venue that accomodates seated and cocktail events up to 150 guests using our main level and our mezzanine. Plan your next business function or party in the warm and inviting atmosphere of SqWires Annex or for your smaller more intimate events, the Front Room can accommodate up to 50 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Karen Kruse: (888) 656-6518
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Business Meetings, Showers, Holiday Parties
SqWires Ratings and Reviews
Great restaurant! We weren't quite sure what to expect from all the up and down reviews we read, however, I'm glad we went as this was a fantastic dinner experience! We went with another couple (first time for all of us there) and everyone had no complaints. The building has a lot of character and charm and the outside area for eating looked really good too, although it was raining when we got there so there was no "action" outside. A few of us ordered from the dinner special menu and it was fantastic! It was local vegetables and chicken. Super good! Our server was really good and the live musician added a nice touch to the evening. I would definitely suggest this place to anyone wanting to try a new place. We will definitely be back!
The food is just okay, not worth the price. We had a party of 10 and they ran out of 2 different kinds of liquor that 2 different people were drinking. The staff was nice but not overall friendly. The server wasn't knowledgeable about the specials, he just gave us a paper with the options.
Entrees not brought out at same time. Brought out two salad entrees first then the two chicken entrees 20 miminute later. no refill offered on tea. Had to ask for refill on water. Tried to order one additional goat cheese fritter twice, at time of order and when spinach salad arrived. Never acknowledged or received it. It was a Thursday evening. Fried chicken good but mac and cheese side lame. Seemed like an off evening. May have needed more servers
Had been one of my favorite places.
Great, casual weekend brunch with diverse menu, including good vegetarian options and a mimosa and bloody Mary bar. Renovated warehouse creates a nice mix of industrial and trendy. Good service and great location... but you may need to walk off your breakfast with a Sunday stroll through Lafayette Park. Enjoy!
The mushroom brie dip was amazing and unique. The happy hour is a great deal and the flavor and ability to try a lot of different dishes was super fun. Sitting by the fire and admiring the décor and enjoying the atmosphere made for a great evening. We recommend the chicken and dumpling dish and the muscles but we haven't tried much else just loved almost everything that came out.
We had our monthly girl get together here recently. We loved being sat at a round table to see and talk to each other. The happy hour values were wonderful and the drinks were great. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful. It was a great dining experience.
Great brunch for three adults and a toddler. I had the veggie lasagna, which was very good, and my son had the brisket hash, which was outstanding. He is the world's pickiest eater and he ate it up.
Service was a bit slow, but I would say that's the norm for a place this busy during brunch.
We would come back again.
Some good/some could be better.
Brunch is good. Bloody Mary /Mimosa bar is fun with all the choices of things to add to your drink.
Things that could be better:
don't put horseradish in the bloody mary mix, it's on the bloody mary bar for those who like it. Do put more vodka in the bloody Mary's. They taste like there is no alcohol in them.
Do CLEAN your restrooms!! There was toilet paper and wrappers all over the floor, toilet seats coming off the toilets and it looked like it's been a very long time since it had a good cleaning and dusting.
Put the paper towel roll in the holder, not just laying on the sink in water. It makes you wonder how dirty the areas you can't see are.
Enjoyed our friends brunch out. We were seated right away, with reservation. We did the bloody mary and mimosa bar which was great to get light snacks of fresh fruit, cookies, meat sticks, nuts. Our food took very long, but like i said the bar food held us through. Waitress did not stop by often and not strong in communication. Overall a good experience, the food, drinks, and atmosphere made for the welcoming experience.
My husband and I went this past Saturday. There was a festival going on in the area and they had been open all day. Our waitress was working a double shift and was tired. The managers were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. They appeared short staffed. My food came out after my husband's did because of some sort of error along the way. I was disappointed to say the least - it's been a few years since we last ate here and my memories of the restaurant were much better than our recent experience. Maybe it was a rough day for them and isn't normally this way? That being said, I had the chicken white bean nachos which were fantastic and I got a plate full of much more than I could eat. My husband had the salmon wrapped scallop special and said it was really good, too. We started with the Brie and figs app which was great, too. So, food good at a not crazy price, but service not the best on this night.
Sqwires is a great restaurant that does a number of things very well: they are experts at hosting private events, whether it is a wedding reception, wedding anniversary, birthday or engagement party, or baby shower. They cover them all with class!
Their weekend brunch is a menu driven brunch that offers vegetarian and gluten free selections, if desired. They have a Bloody Mary bar as well as Mimosa specials at brunch. There's a special menu almost every night of the week, whether it's wine specials, shrimp & oyster happy hours, or family-style chicken dinner. The service is very good, as well, and very consistently so. I eat there regularly, have recommended Sqwires to friends and do so here, as well!
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