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About The Tavern Kitchen & Bar - CWE
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 6 nights a week, and Brunch on Sundays, the Tavern Kitchen & Bar CWE offers something for every palate from fresh fish, to an award winning burger to vegetarian and gluten free items.
The Tavern Kitchen & Bar is exquisite comfort food, with flavors you know, artfully reinvented.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Contemporary American, Seafood, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: Brunch only 10am-2pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Meter Parking and Public Parking Lot
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Tavern Kitchen & Bar offers a unique dining experience through beautiful private dining areas, an inviting bar and Tavern's signiture exhibition kitchen in full view. Our private dining rooms feature rustic woodwork in a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
We can also bring the Tavern to you, whether it be for a business event or personal party!
Private Room: accomodate up to 40ppl for any event
Entire Restaurant: 125 seats, 200 reception
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The Tavern Kitchen & Bar - CWE Ratings and Reviews
Although we LOVE The Tavern for special occasion dinners we didn't have the best experience this time around. My husband and I were celebrating his birthday (hostess was aware) and a table with 4 toddlers were seated next to us. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for small & active children... we were bummed we didn't have the "adult/romantic" ambience on our date night (away from our children).
The service was phenomenal! From start to finish our waitress was attentive and informative. Her recommendations were terrific. I got the strawberry gazpacho and my wife the beet and artichoke salad to start. Wonderful summer fare. The entrees were perfect size and delicious. We'll be back. Only drawback was the noisy street busker competing with the restaurant sound system.
Husband & I decided to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary upon the recommendation of friends who used to live in St. Louis area. We weren't disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed the menu flight boards to take advantage of the different chef preparations. Husband & I shared each other's seafood and filet flights after treating ourselves to the surf & turf sushi rolls! Loved them! Enjoyed the filet flight better than the seafood flight but it was nice to have the variety to enjoy! Dessert was delicious with gooey butter cake with blueberry ice cream. Service was friendly and efficient with team approach. Ambience is perfect for celebration and location in Central West End offered a nice walk after dinner before returning to hotel.
We had a reservation with Open Table. When we arrived we were 'encouraged ' not to dine outside due to the long wait. So we accepted a table inside. Then we watched from our window seat as several tables turned within 5 minutes
Inside the music playing was New Age with a constant 'thumping' of the bass. Very difficult to have a conversation over and poor dinner music, fine for a bar, but not a meal with friends
Our server was attentive and did a nice job
The entrée of fish was bland and over cooked. A real disappointment as the fish looked to be of good quality
Nice wine selection by the glass
Based on reviews we were expecting something far better then we received
The food was great. However, the noise level so loud that we had to lean forward and shout to hear one another. I get that the brick interior is authentic, but something to reduce noise needs to be done. Despite the great food, I wouldn't go back until this is addressed.
I went there for the first time with my monthly brunch gals today for Sunday Brunch. Everything was incredible. Service was amazing, food was the bomb (the lobster beignets were my fave), drinks were delicious, patio was perfect. Not a single complaint possible. Absolutely going back to try dinner!
Love dining at The Tavern! For me, A must start is the Dorothy Gale signature cocktail, followed with the warm parmesan cheese bread nosh. Since scallops are my favorite, I always try a new method of prep and have never been disappointed! My husband is partial to The Tavern's special brew, Coal Train, provided by O'Fallon Brewery and swears that The Tavern has
the Best Burgers in town! Inside or out , the atmosphere is Great!
We were seated at the table by the kitchen which was so loud we had to shout to hear one another. We had a late (8:30) reservation but were disappointed at the number of options from their menu that they were out of for the night. Seated in a different section and having the full menu I expect we would have really enjoyed it.
This was an absolutely perfect fit for our anniversary dinner! The staff was attentive without being oppressive, and did a great job of introducing us to the restaurant. We had the surf and turf tasting board, and also grilled sea scallops. The food was delicious and servings were generous. We were delightfully surprised by the sangria--refreshing without being overly sweet. I highly recommend The Tavern!
Really a great experience. Food was creative but not too crazy, which is a good thing...didnt try too hard. I liked their unique options w the tasting boards. Hanger steak and mahi mahi were delish!
Our server was perfect. Im terrible and dont remember her name. Tall long dark almost black hair maybe in her 20s.... she was fabulous. Thanks for making our trip from Kansas City great! :)
Lovely dinner with outstanding food in the Central West End. Perfect to celebrate our son's graduation from Washington University. We loved the flights of seafood. Such a great idea to provide small portions of different preparations so you get to try different things and don't have to choose and miss out. More restaurants should do this.
We will definitely be back.
I love this place. The food is always excellent, and I especially like that you can choose your protein and then select among a range of preparations and flavor profiles. They do a lot with cast iron too, from great bread to yummy sides to wonderful desserts
Very average meal at The Tavern. The poke appetizer was very good but the bbq shrimp were very hot and missing flavor. The Filet topped with Ravioli sounded much better then it tasted. The ravioli was rather dry. We asked for extra blue cheese to add some flavor which helped but was surprised to be charged an extra dollar per entre for the the cheese. The best thing we had were the french fries. The broccolini sides were nicely cooked but barely warm. We usually go to the Tavern out west so may go back to the other place as this Tavern does not seem to have the same food quality.
Probably my favorite meal I've ever had! Or at least one of my top 3. The food was simply amazing! The service, ambiance, decor did not disappoint. You must make this your next date night. And trust me- get the beet salad and squid ink linguine with scallops!!!
Excellent but limited options. All items are fresh .. beet salad out of this world good and the burger off the ala carte menu with an egg, which was the referral idea I had was excellent. Decent bottle beer menu but they were out of a few things on the list.. all in all i would absolutely return and try the plank fish option for the fish or beef trio.... good spot, casual but
Fun for a group of 2-6 .... choices are not basics so its a spot for foodies ....
This was first time at the central west end location. My partner and I ordered shrimp and grits and the chicken and waffles . The shrimp and grits were served cold, the chicken and waffle were pretty good but would have expected a garnish or some unique twist. Both of us agreed that the food was not up to the other locations dinners that we had had before.
Most bothersome was the check was inaccuarate. After we left we added up the cost of the items and realized that we must have been given another persons bill. We had been over charged by at least 30 bucks.
My friend said that he overheard another table talking about an inaccuarate bill as well.
This is such a nice location. Hopefully it will get better.
Had a nice seat by the window and the service was excellent from seating to goodbye. The starter was good, but not spectacular. Also shared a beet salad which was delicious. I ordered the seafood trio; very good, but wasn't very hot. My fiancée had the surf and turf; same for her food. The desserts sounded excellent, but we were too full to partake. The Tavern is one of my go-to restaurants and I will absolutely be back. I did feel a bit of a breeze from the air conditioning, so maybe that was the problem with the food being cool.
Came for Easter brunch. Everything was great. My husband only complaint was that I called a few weeks before reservation to see if menu would be pre fixe since it was Easter. I was told it would not be. I based my decision to book reservation on that info. When we arrived, it was pre fixe. Food was fabulous, but like limited. Disappointing when that happens. The carrot cake donuts were sublime. We honestly could have had those and nothing else. My frittata was overcooked. Husband loved chicken and waffles. Coffee good and service great. Would go back but not on a holiday.
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