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Quintessential Dining and Nightlife

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American, Contemporary, Family Fare, Wine Bar
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149 North Main Street, Saint Charles, MO
+1 636-443-2211
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Quintessential has 3 levels of lively, multifunctional space providing...
Quintessential has 3 levels of lively, multifunctional space providing guests with an opportunity to socialize with live music, contemporary food, refreshing cocktails and exceptional service. Located in Historic downtown St. Charles, "Q" is a unique one-of-a-kind fully renovated and locally owned destination spot for your dining and entertainment needs.
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, service...so-so

Went there for dinner around 7:30 on Friday night and it wasn't really busy. There was one other larger group and we had a group of 10. There was only about a total of maybe 30 people in the restaurant, but we had a hard time getting the waitress to get us drinks and pay attention to what we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Jaki H
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Bement, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Albany, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The menu is great. Something for everyone and we had 10 people in our party. All food was good and we were happy with the overall atmosphere. Sit on the roof!!!

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a great local place to have good drinks with relaxing music. We actually did not expect the food to be as good, but we were pleasantly surprised. We shared fried ravioli that was good. I had chicken nachos that were nice and spicy and the guacamole was made well. My husband had steak with tortellini with a spicy... More 

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Reno S, Manager at Quintessential Dining and Nightlife, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing "Q" for your dining experience! I'm glad everyone enjoyed their meals and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the St. Louis area. I recommend you try our Jalepeno and Cream Cheese Wontons, served with a side of Sweet Chili Sauce. Thanks again for your feed back! More 

st. louis. mo
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Been here a few times. Good food and they do have entertainment. They also have outside dining on an upper level.

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Bement, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went there for dinner around 7:30 on Friday night and it wasn't really busy. There was one other larger group and we had a group of 10. There was only about a total of maybe 30 people in the restaurant, but we had a hard time getting the waitress to get us drinks and pay attention to what we were... More 

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Waterloo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My friends and I came here for a bachelorette party last night. The music is good but the service is horrible. The guy behind the bar was rude and had no personality. If you can't have fun and joke with a bunch of girls ordering drinks from you then maybe you shouldn't be a bartender. I haven't ate here but... More 

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had a group of 9 and was seated in the wine cellar of the restaurant. It was very nice and private. The service was great. The entree selection is expansive and food was well prepared. Our small group really enjoyed the evening. This is located on the north end of historic St Charles Main Street around many other restaurants... More 

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Mexico, Missouri
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stopped by for lunch. The food was okay---nothing special. The atmosphere is okay, too. Kind of retro-hipstery so---okay. The service was pretty good, but there were only a couple other tables and there was absolutely no engagement from the wait staff. Almost robot-like in their interaction with us. So, not bad---just okay.. The whole thing is just kind of uninspired.... More 

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Allen, Michigan
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were in town for the weekend and after looking at the options, this appeared to be a good choice. The service was a little slow, but it was a busier day so I have no problem with that. The servers were attentive until the end when it came to paying for our bill. The food was good, including dessert,... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My fiancée and I were deciding on a place on Main Street to have our wedding reception. I had been here before and liked it, so we decided to have dinner here to finally make our decision. First off, the place is perfect for the type of reception we're having. Secondly the food is DELICIOUS!! The Q chicken is sooooo... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

$60 for "unlimited drinks" on NYE, but they wouldn't serve me a white russian. Every time I go to this place, I leave disappointed. I basically paid $60 for three budweisers. You guys suck!!!

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Additional Information about Quintessential Dining and Nightlife

Address: 149 North Main Street, Saint Charles, MO
Phone Number: +1 636-443-2211
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Charles
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Family Fare, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 149 North Main Street, Saint Charles, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 636-443-2211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Family Fare, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Quintessential has 3 levels of lively, multifunctional space providing guests with an opportunity to socialize with live music, contemporary food, refreshing cocktails and exceptional service. Located in Historic downtown St. Charles, "Q" is a unique one-of-a-kind fully renovated and locally owned destination spot for your dining and entertainment needs.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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