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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Group Dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Ray D
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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Waterloo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
1 review
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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Wentzville, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were here for an anniversary in the wine cellar, which most people don't even know exists. The service, food and drinks were the best we have had in St. Charles. The filet and salmon were perfection along with the mashed potatoes and asparagus. Afterwards we danced and enjoyed a few more cocktails. It was a little louder upstairs where... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went to dinner on one of the last beautiful nights here in the St. Louis area and chose Quintessential because they have outside dinning and an impressive menu. We ordered the ahi tuna tacos as an appetizer (without the taco shells) and were treated to a nice amount of tuna with a very asian/thai flair. The tuna was a... More 

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Saint Charles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I hear wonderful reviews about this place. First time was so so, they were busy and more concerned about the "who's who's of St. Charles" over customer service. Second time I went was with a group of Ladies. One of the ladies in our group was not used to upscale places as she has lived most of her life in... More 

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Hannibal, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Nice service and nice menu selection. I enjoyed the decor, trendy yet relaxing. Large portions of food served. The crepe dessert was really good.

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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, Outdoor seating

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?