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Quintessential Dining and Nightlife

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American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Wine Bar
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149 N Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-2826
+1 636-443-2211
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently we had dinner with friends at Quintessential. There were several large parties, everyone seemed to be having a great time. Quintessential took great care of us. Our server checked in on us, our food came out in a timely fashion. As the evening went on, lots of people were coming in to go upstairs on the roof, which seemed... More 

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Thank artsylaura1980
Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was working with the manager to set up a party on the roof top. I was told the day I was looking at was clear. When he realized the party would have gay attendees, suddenly the venue was booked. No one could have put a deposit down over the holiday weekend. I had tried to put down a deposit... More 

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

Hello, I apologize that you feel that we are not a gay friendly establishment. We strive to provide the same level of service to all of our guests as well as extend employment to all individuals no matter race, social standing, or sexual orientation. I truly believe that your situation was a misunderstanding. We receive many inquiries regarding dinner reservations,... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We declined 1.5 hour wait at Tony's, so we walked across the Main Street for a dinner at Quintessential. To our delight, the food was as good as Tony's at lower prices! Highly recommend the restaurant!

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Thank beechtiger
Saint Charles, Missouri
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is fine, but it seems expensive for what you get. It is also very loud, especially when there is a performer. Not the place to go if you want to have a conversation. But it does have some fun food to try and the chef does change the menu with the season.

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

We apologize that you felt that our menu was expensive as we make an effort to keep our prices competitive. We make all of our food menu items to order and try to keep a fresh inventory. We also try to offer live entertainment 7 days a week and is something that our repeat guests come to expect. We generally... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go on a date I got a very eclectic menu and just about any alcohol you can imagine great service parking's a little bit difficult

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Thank Eric B
Saint Charles, Missouri
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Took out of town family to the Q. As always the food was excellent. The service can be hit and miss depending on the time of night. The service tends to be better downstairs in the indoor restaurant area than upstairs. Drink prices are a little on the high side but the quality of the food definitely offsets this. I... More 

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Thank Wayne636
Philadelphia, PA
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We ate here after my son's recent graduation. It came highly recommended, and the online photos looked upscale. I must say, that I was disappointed in this place. Not only was the atmosphere significantly different (and disappointing) than my expectations, but my dinner was barely edible (duck breast, gristly and fatty). I was not particularly impressed by what I saw... More 

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Thank WISHHERE
Des Moines, Iowa
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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Choose this out of all the restaurants on Main Street and it was a great choice! Did have a bit of trouble at first...got seated, but then sat and sat without menu or water. I believe it was the manager who came by and noticed. He apologized profusely...From then on, service could not have been better! The duck and asparagus... More 

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

Thank you for the positive review and feedback. Awesome to see that you enjoyed your experience with us after the initial lapse in service. I'm also glad to see you liked our Creole burger made with our fresh in-house ground blend. On your next visit try our signature "Q" Sliders, 3 house ground sliders served with smoked Gouda, arugula lettuce... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Quintesentail is a wonderful place to join friends for drinks and dinner. Food is very good and the prices are far.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We strive to offer our guests a great atmosphere whether it be for dining, dancing, or relaxing. Come back and visit us seven days a week! More 

Olathe, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great place to enjoy good food and drink while listening to a DJ. If you like crab, I can highly recommend the crab cake appetizer and the crab stuffed mushrooms. Yummy.

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Thank cam2lewis
Reno S, Manager at Quintessential Dining and Nightlife, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time and writing a review! Glad to hear you enjoy our specialty "Q" Cakes. Next time you come in try our Seared Medallions of Filet Mignon Oscar "Q" Style. Which includes grilled asparagus with bearnaise sauce and topped with a crab cake. You may also add on a crab cake to any steak. Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 N Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-2826
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 636-443-2211
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?