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
The Tavern is a fun place, ambiance is e ...
The Tavern is a fun place, ambiance is excellent, in old brick building. Food was very good, always well prepared, a bit pricey. Menu identical to west county sister restaurant. Overall, a great restaurant, one of my favorites in the Central West End.
Very happy overall. 2nd visit. Had the c ...
Very happy overall. 2nd visit. Had the chefs trio. The food was good overall, but I felt the risotto on the scallop dish was under seasoned. Mainly lacking salt. Love the atmosphere, and service is great. The sushi roll served as an appetizer is incredible.
service was left wanting. the food was ...
service was left wanting. the food was served cold, sent back, returned just as cold. we were given desserts on the house for our troubles, and we were served not what we ordered and could not find anyone to help us. NEVER GO HERE!!
We went for my best friends birthday. Ou ...
We went for my best friends birthday. Our service was outstanding. Our waitress was engaging and the bartenders were helpful. There was not one thing we ordered for dinner that wasn't excellent. Location and ambiance were great as well. Birthday boy had an amazing time as did all his friends. Absolutely recommend this place!
Everything we had was great. They have e ...
Everything we had was great. They have excellent cocktails which is a must in the STL restaurant scene. The Brussels sprouts are worth trying if you love Brussels sprouts. The squid ink pasta with scallops was delicious. Can't go wrong with the Filet Trio. The chocolate cake dessert was worth the calories.
WOW! Executive Chef Harold Sexauer has ...
WOW! Executive Chef Harold Sexauer has shown some true creativity in the design of his menu. He obviously created so many wonderful dishes that he had to offer "The Tasting Boards". When I saw the menu (on Line) I had no idea what I would order. There were just too many great choices. So, "The Tasting Board" choice was the only way to sample this Chef's creations. Our server James was outstanding We would ask for him on our next visit) and made excellent recommendations. My wife had the filet trio & I had the Oak Plank. Just excellent!!
I had read that the bread served could be the reason you would visit the Tavern. Well it is that good. A great starter is the "Surf & Turf Sushi Roll".
If you like a creative cuisine this is the spot.
This was my second time there for the se ...
This was my second time there for the seafood sampler - delish!! We ate too much and then heard about the amazing desserts! We'll be back for sure!! It's loud but a fun crowd, and wouldn't be appropriate for a quiet romantic dinner; however, the food is AMAZING!!
Really enjoyed our dinner here on Octobe ...
Really enjoyed our dinner here on October 15th a group of friends. Everyone loved their entrees and the scallops that I had were terrific. Everyone in the restaurant was friendly and attentive. I will definitely come back !
Excellent dinner. Couldn't decide on jus ...
Excellent dinner. Couldn't decide on just one entree so had the oak plank trio...chicken saltimbocca, filet with grilled shrimp, and mahi with wok veggies. Parmesean garlic pull-apart biscuits were a great starter and gooey butter cake with homemade blueberry ice cream was a great finish. Nice wine list and delicious coffee. Excellent service too!
This was my first visit to this location ...
This was my first visit to this location since an old favorite left (the prior restaurant at this location, Duff's). I was extremely pleased by all aspects of our dinner. Creative dishes, a wonderful specialty bread offered as part of the meal at the beginning, unique cocktails, an attentive manager and knowledgeable waiter made this a fantastic dining experience. I can be picky, but The Tavern was excellent in all respects. We will be back.
Great fish dishes as always. The halibut ...
Great fish dishes as always. The halibut was cooked perfectly, paired with the caponata sauce. Asian salad was crisp and the ginger peanut dressing was perfectly umami. Loved the cinnamon donuts with maple bacon whipped cream.
My favorite side dish is the tater tot Casserole! It's like a creamy Mac and cheese, only with tots instead of Mac.
A little on the pricey side, but perfect for special occasions.
The interior is rustic and modern. Solid ...
The interior is rustic and modern. Solid menu of fish and other meat. Great execution on the fish. We skipped wine and got drinks. The drinks were ok, not great.
Overall the experience was outstanding. The CWE is a fun place and this place fits right in. It's suitable for an intimate dinner or for a large group of friends.
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.
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