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Quintessential Dining and Nightlife

149 North Main Street, Saint Charles, MO
+1 636-443-2211
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Ranked #31 of 227 restaurants in Saint Charles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Family Fare
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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76% Recommend
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a place with a great patio, and came upon Q. We sat on their rooftop terrace, watched the Cardinals game on their many TVs and were cooled by the breeze of the oversized fans. They had tables and chairs, along with outdoor couches and lounge chairs that others were using. I had a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great atmosphere. We sat outside on the top deck and they had live music, kinda jazzy. Food was good but make sure you are hungry.

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Q has been on my list for about six months because a friend recommends it. Glad we could have a great dinner out. We had the best table, excellent service and the dinner was delicious. Thank you.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went with a group of ten people in town for the long Memorial Day weekend. We arrived around 7 and by the time we were all done it was almost 10. A bit long for my attention span, but most seemed to enjoy it. The food over all was very good, and I heard no complaints from my fellow diners.... More

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Quintessential_GM, General Manager at Quintessential Dining and Nightlife, responded to this review

Thank You for your feedback, and we hope to see you back very soon. More

Newport News, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had horrible service! The waitress rarely checked on us. We were in a group of 5 people, everyone in the our group was served except me. We had to inquire about my food twice and was finally served as the rest of my group was finishing. Once we were presented with the bill we were happy to see that... More

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Quintessential_GM, General Manager at Quintessential Dining and Nightlife, responded to this review

Let me start by apologizing for your bad experience at Quintessential. We hate to hear about any of our guests not enjoying their experience. After reading your review, the only conclusion I can come to is that you were here on Saturday May 24, 2014 and were part of a group of people participating in an event called Geowoodstock. In... More

Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I went with a group from work to the Quintessential for supper. We say on the upper deck overlooking the Main Street in St Charles. They had great live music and a wide range of modern cuisine items on the menu. We ordered "the Feast" with several appetizers on a large platter. The toasted ravioli and potato skins were great... More

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It has a nice atmosphere but definitely not the place to go for lunch if you only have an hour. I consider this a somewhat business district as lots of offices around but they cannot seem to manage to serve you in an hours time. The food was great once you received it but not enough time to eat on... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Good atmosphere, very good food and good service. We had the fried green beans to start and I had the steak salad. Good portion size and was a great salad. Others at the table got a steak and a chicken dish. Both were very happy.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Dinner with friends in this casual restaurant right on Old Main Street in Saint Charles. Downstairs dining includes a friendly bar, side area for large parties, and intimate dining room with several elevated tables window side for people watching. Upstairs, they had live music at the bar with lots of tables at the open deck looking out over historic Main... More

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A bunch of us went to St. Charles after a long set of meetings... Good Food... Great view..... Nice Atmosphere... Good Selection.... Good Service!

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