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.
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
The Tavern Kitchen & Bar
The Tavern Kitchen & Bar - CWE Ratings and Reviews
Since we love the Ballwin location we th ...
Since we love the Ballwin location we thought we'd give this a try for my birthday. It was really special. Service was attentive without being nosy, the menu had creative trios (I loved the seafood one) and my husband's halibut with the Asian slaw was probably among the best things we've ever put in our mouths! Cooked to perfection, not a dry piece and the seasoning was just right. I had the specialty Bourbon, peach concoction and my honey's amber beer was refreshing, just as it should be. Loved it.
While the fish selection was appealing, ...
While the fish selection was appealing, the preparations offered were too involved, and they tended to be overdone (too many ingredients, etc.) How about a simple broiled fish filet. Don't need to pay for all those fancy preparations. The rest of the menu was limited and uninspiring.
Just meeting a good friend for dinner at ...
Just meeting a good friend for dinner at one of my favorite places. Went out on a limb and tried something new - the veggie sushi, and my friend had the regular. LOVED IT. Will be back specifically for it. Nice wine. Great service.
It may be my imagination, but the prices ...
It may be my imagination, but the prices seem to have crept up here. A piece of fish for $40 is pretty high for St. Louis, and this restaurant can't justify it. I recall their other location being much more reasonably priced. As a result, I don't consider The Tavern in the CWE to be a good value and don't recommend it.
Our first experience at The Tavern, foo ...
Our first experience at The Tavern, food was well presented, and absolutely fabulous! We had the Seafood Trio, each one was spectacular, very fresh, well prepared! Scallops were nicely seared, tender and fresh! The duck breast pasta entrée was incredible, as were all of the salads (beet salad, Caesar salad).
Service was excellent with great knowledge of the wine list and menu.
A nice atmosphere, great for business, romantic or just friend get together.
I will say, it was very impressive, everything was perfect, they know how to put it all together, service, ambiance, and cuisine!
Personable service down to the bus boy. ...
Personable service down to the bus boy. Bread course was a iron cast pan of flaky, well seasoned biscuits-very delicious. Chicken Saltibocca, Duck pasta, Surf and Turf trio entrees were excellent, generous portions. We were new to the restaurant and plan to return!
Creativity, taste and execution make for ...
Creativity, taste and execution make for a wonderful combination in each fish, showcasing a combination of ingredients with flavors that are sublime. Not really geared for the low carb crowd, they'll happily modify the menu for those trying to stay in the zone. I'm from NYC and I've got to admit, it rarely gets better than this.
We ordered French toast, not stuffed Fre ...
We ordered French toast, not stuffed French toast. They served the latter. They replaced with the former, but, charged us for the latter.
The fenced patio was quite nice. The table staff were just okay.
Fifty dollars for, for two, for brunch, without alcohol, is pricey. Even for the CWE.
A bit pricy but outstanding food
This was my second time at The Tavern and in both cases I had the tuna though cooked differently each time (you choose your fish and them match it to one of several cooking "styles"), and in both cases it was outstanding. As far as appetizers go, I had the duck gravy poutine one time and the shrimp and grits the other. Both were great, especially the shrimps where the "grits" part ended being tasty without being too heavy or oily.
My colleagues had other dishes with which they were equally happy.
Portions are large so in both cases we ended-up skipping dessert.
There is a vegetarian/gluten free menu, and while it offers slightly more choice than the usual single vegetarian dish that is in order in many restaurants, don't expect as wide a variety of choices as on the regular menu.
The decor is of rustic style and while the ceilings are high and the walls bricks, the noise level was low and we could easily carry out conversations without having to strain one's ear.
The wine list is OK though not particular original or expansive. They do have a list of bottled beers and cocktails.
The prices are a tad higher than in other CWE stalwarts but not by much, and the food is worth it.
Sunday brunch: 1) wonderful waiter, Jos ...
1) wonderful waiter, Joshua
2) chef's Benedict great (should be for $21) with chorizo and beer cheese sauce, but the hash & eggs were really disappointing. We had the same dish several weeks ago and the hash was filled with Brussels sprouts, pork belly and pancetta. Today's was 99% potatoes. This made for an ultra dry dish, really disappointing! The vegetarian hash was equally bad, again a plate of potatoes. I'm not sure we'll return, which is a shame, since we do Sunday brunch frequently.
First time, birthday, date night
From the hostess to the bartender to our wonderful server, everyone did a great job making our dining experience very, very good. I loved my wine, my husband had a couple great beers, the biscuits they bring to the table were exceptional! Poutin was an amazing appetizer. A seafood special with mussels, barramundi and scallops in saffron broth was perfect. My husband loved the meatloaf. Hats off to the hard working chefs in the kitchen!
We loved the vib of the place and will certainly return soon with friends.
My second visit was better than the first one(which was excellent), really enjoyed the special desert of gooey butter cake topped with homemade Blueberry ice cream with sugared lemon twists. Scallops were great & my wife ordered your excellent burger again
Gem in the Central West End
We've been fans of the original Tavern location for several years and thoroughly enjoyed the Tavern CWE. Excellent menu and everything really well prepared. The relatively simple menu belies a really wide variety of offerings. Seafood selections were excellent and the tasting boards are a must.
Good food and ambiance
Went to The Tavern the other night and really enjoy the setting there. There was a lot to choose from and it was difficult to pick. The hamburger was good and the fish was great. I have also been there for brunch and had the veggie hash thing which was great.
My only criticism was that our empty plates sat for a while before being cleared.
This was my second time at The Tavern an ...
This was my second time at The Tavern and it was much more of a let down this second time than my first. My first experience here was fantastic, food and service were beyond phenomenal, so when my friends asked where we should go for Sunday brunch I recommended this place. We had a party of 6, but myself and one other person arrived early. We were sat immediately by the kitchen line which I was excited about because I work in the industry, so I love to see how everything works. It took 26 minutes for someone to come over and touch our table, and that was after I stopped to say that we wanted coffee and no one had came to our table. After that everything was alright,not the best service but the food still came out outstanding. Unfortunate about the really delayed service, probably won't be back for a while.
Good food and service, nice ambiance
After reading previous reviews, I was a bit apprehensive, but everything was fine. The servers were very nice, the food is good, the ambiance is pleasant. The restaurant is priced as if it wants to be towards the upper end of the St. Louis market; it is easy to spend $50 per person without drinks. The most interesting/best values are probably the tasting boards in the low $30's. The fish dishes, in the high $20's, were more standard. I will go back, but I'm in no hurry; it's just one CWE option.
Very Good but...
This was very good however not as good as the West County location. The tasting boards had three items instead of four. I think I was just expecting more because I have been to the West County location twice. I did not know about the CWE until I went to make the reservation and because this was closer my our house we tried it. It was my hubby first time and after hearing about me rave about everything it was a little bit of a let down. We went for his birthday and they gave him a card which was super nice and the kids menu was great. If I were to go again I would choose to go out of my way to go to the West County location.
A Disappointing Experience
Recently went to the Tavern with friends for the first time. The ambience is pleasant enough, but we were immediately struck by the high prices. The food was OK, but not in any way outstanding or justifying the prices. One friend had the hamburger (quite ordinary) for $12; fries were an additional $5. The gnocchi with lobster was dry and the lobster chewy. The chicken saltimbocca was good, but nothing special. Our server was constantly asking us if we were ready to order after we told him we just wanted a bit of time to relax before ordering and he later told one of my friends that the reason the gnocchi with lobster was dry was because my friend didn't eat it immediately. I will not be going back to the Tavern. A very disappointing experience.
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