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, 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
The Tavern Kitchen & Bar
The Tavern Kitchen & Bar - CWE Ratings and Reviews
Our meals were absolutely delicious; the ...
Our meals were absolutely delicious; the food is creative and the presentation is artistic. Mandy, our server, was friendly and efficient and thoroughly familiar with the menu. She did an outstanding job. A memorable meal, although a bit pricey--but good value. Can't wait to go back.
Delicious - wish we had saved room for d ...
Delicious - wish we had saved room for dessert (which are home baked to order mid-meal), but we were full. This restaurant is suitable for people wishing to indulge calorically - or for those who would like to order clean, simple, fresh lower caloric options. Fresh fish and shrimp with different prep options. Our server was knowledgeable, kind, helpful and professional. Would definitely eat here again.
The food was not the quality I have had ...
The food was not the quality I have had there in the past. They did not bring us bread and it took several times asking to get it. Then, our side was forgotten completely. The entire time we were there out waiter seemed bother by us and definitely didn't give us the same service his other tables around us were getting. I will not go back to The Tavern in the CWE.
This was our first visit to Tavern CWE. ...
This was our first visit to Tavern CWE. My wife and I were with another couple. Everyone really enjoyed the cocktails and food, but the service really put it over the top. Our server, Jeff, was incredible. He was attentive and helpful throughout. This was truly one of our best dinning experiences in years. We will definitely be back for dinner and I would like to try brunch (I've heard great things).
My husband and I came for Sunday brunch. ...
My husband and I came for Sunday brunch. We had eaten here for Easter Brunch and saw several things on the menu that we were interested in trying so we decided to come back.
For an appetizer we had the Lobster Beignets. My husband loved them. I thought they were good, but would opt to try something different next time. For our entrees my husband ordered the Country Fried Steak and I had the Waffle Trio. When our order arrived my husband said he wished he had gotten what I did. He said his Country Fried Steak was good, but mine looked better. I can tell you the Waffle Trio was amazing. I would definitely get it again. So, so good!
our food was excellent we ranged from po ...
our food was excellent we ranged from pork to salmon to chicken and beef. All selections were great. Our server Mattie was outstanding and had a great knowledge of the menu. The noise level is a bit high, but I suppose if you ate outside it would be better. Overall I will be back.
I have now been to this restaurant twice ...
I have now been to this restaurant twice and both times were excellent food and service. We sat outside both times, which is always my preference, so haven't dined inside. We took a couple with us the second time and they throughly enjoyed the experience too. Highly recommend the entrees and appetizers that have three choices on the same platter. It gives the chance to try several things at once and makes it easy to share. The desserts, which need to be ordered early in the meal so they can be freshly baked, were exquisite.
Rough start with seating due to water is ...
Rough start with seating due to water issues, they got us to a new table. From then on, we had a marvelous meal. The lobster gnocchi & seafood tasting board were delicious. Dessert of gooey butter cake with blueberry ice cream is worth stuffing yourself for!
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.
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