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Quintessential Dining and Nightlife

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American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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149 North Main Street, Saint Charles, MO
+1 636-443-2211
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
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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  • 24
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy hour

I enjoyed a happy hour with some of the best appetizers I've had in a long time. The wings were some of the best I've had! We ordered 4-5 appetizers for the table and all were awesome! Great atmosphere and service as well. I'll be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
RLBaker8
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we didn't intend to eat here, we were parking and saw the restaurant across the street fro another popular down town St. Charles restaurant. And we saw the street sign of the special and I said lets try it. So we had a small order of creole wings(6) total, awesome, crispy but no bread ding. I had a Chardonnay... More 

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

We are glad to here you enjoyed your dining experience here at Quintessential Dining & Nightlife. We like to offer our guests a daily fish or seafood special. Stop by any night of the week to enjoy live entertainment and happy hour for our bar top guests Monday-Friday from 3-6:30 pm. Thank you for taking the time to write a... More 

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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed a happy hour with some of the best appetizers I've had in a long time. The wings were some of the best I've had! We ordered 4-5 appetizers for the table and all were awesome! Great atmosphere and service as well. I'll be back.

Helpful?
Thank RLBaker8
Reno S, Manager at Quintessential Dining and Nightlife, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We offer Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-6:30 pm to our guests sitting at the bar. We also have daily drink specials in addition to our $4 signature martini specials on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Eight of us ate here on a Wednesday night during the Christmas Traditions Celebration. We had a wonderful experience. I had the toasted ravioli and the mushroom crostini as my meal and it was delicious. Some of the other dishes ordered were: Caesar salads, Beer Cheese Soup, Club Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, Nacho's, Steak Sandwich and Fajita's. Everyone seemed very happy... More 

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Thank kathybuxton441
Reno S, Manager at Quintessential Dining and Nightlife, responded to this review

Thank you and we appreciate your review! I'm glad to hear that your party had a wonderful experience with us. It also looks like everyone tried a little bit of everything. May I suggest trying one of our specialty desserts such as our Creme Brûlée Trio with chocolate turtle, vanilla, and strawberry Champaign flavor on your next visit. Thank you... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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219 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We went on Thanksgiving Eve for a family birthday. We got there early and sat at the bar waiting for everyone to arrive. There was a decent guitarist on stage, and it was a bit chilly because the door was open. We had gone upstairs to look for our party, but it was so loud upstairs that we came back... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I apologize that you felt that our music was too loud. We are a dining restaurant Monday-Saturday 11 am - 10 pm and 9 pm on Sundays. Another as aspect of our establishment is that we offer a nightclub after 9 pm on our Terrace level (smoking) and 10 pm on our Main level (non-smoking)... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

When you're looking for a special dinner out, you should go to "Q". The food is amazing but a little pricey compared to the other restaurant/bars on Main St. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Laurie19602014
Reno S, Manager at Quintessential Dining and Nightlife, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of our establishment! We strive to provide our guests the best quality contemporary american food and atmosphere in the St. Charles area. May I add that we also host and cater special events as well. For more information please visit our website at q-stl.com Thank you again for dining with us and we look... More 

Honolulu
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380 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Nice enough place in the historic Saint Charles area. Upstairs has restaurant tables and bar area, a large out door veranda to eat outside but covered, actually quite comfortable. Food was eclectic and good, not great. Downstairs restaurant & bar area is cooler if the temperature outside is hot. The music is loud throughout, sometimes they also have live music.

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Thank Cardiotron
Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Q has a diverse menu, a decent wine list and decadent desserts. I hosted a bachelorette party in their wine room and it was gorgeous. It was nice having a private room so we could be loud and silly for the party but we loved the touch of class this room brought to the event. Our server Toson was very... More 

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Thank bjoux1122
Saint Charles, Missouri
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My husband and I used to go here all the time. We walked in yesterday to have lunch and a glass a wine. We only set for maybe ten minutes and had to get up and leave. The smell of rancid food and moldy something was to much . The service was none. everyone working there were more worried about... More 

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Thank monicamarberry
Saint Charles, Missouri
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Q. We had 35 people and they set us up in the VIP area. The staff did an excellent job setting the tables, the cake and present tables were perfect. They had a table for the place cards, flowers (which they ended up having to set up) displayed perfectly and... More 

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Thank Pamela B
Tampa, Florida
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Had some great chicken wings and other appetizers The salmon entree was mouth watering Great atmosphere Parking is an issue in that area

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Thank Kalyan D

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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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?