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“Good atmosphere, good food, less than stellar service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sqwires

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Ranked #293 of 2,880 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lafayette Square
Cross street: Park Avenue
Transit: Just a three-minute cab-ride from downtown, SqWires is a 15 minute walk from the Union Station Metrolink Station.
Description: Located in historic Lafayette Square, the most ardent food-lovers gather around as we offer seasonal menus, beautiful outdoor seating and a to die-for Bloody Mary bar.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, good food, less than stellar service”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Sqwires is in a renovated wire factory and some of the old details still exist, which makes it very interesting. It is located in a nice neighbourhood and depending upon when you are there you will see a mixed crowd. They have multiple menus at any given time (regular, bar, happy hour) which offers options for meals for differing tastes and appetites. The food is good bistro type fare and well prepared with the ingredients often sourced locally.

The service can be inconsistent and some attention needs to be paid by management to rectify that. I have also found it to be a good idea to closely check the bill when it arrives and I believe that it is due to the skill level of the staff rather than any other reason that it is sometimes incorrect.

  • Visited December 2013
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quality food and creativity”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

When I go out for a meal, I want to order something I do not make at home. The menu and specials here made it hard to decide what to choose. The combinations were intriguing and what I expect from a proper chef. I had a brown sugar and chipotle glazed salmon with smashed lentils and green beans. My boyfriend had slow cooked beef ribs over mushroom bread pudding. We ate every bit of the good sized portion. Everything was cooked to perfection. It was busy for a friday night, but the server was attentive and friendly. Compliments to the chef!

  • Visited November 2013
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Frisco, CO, United States
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5 reviews
“Good Food”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food with a fun atmosphere. Not a fine dining location. Nice patio in a great neighborhood. Building is awesome and sufficient parking.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Louis
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“neighborhood gem”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

always great food and wine. service is personal. good square plates and wine nights. good happy hour value. also good for a special occasion. 2 party rooms, 1 with a fireplace. also music on some nights and a nice festive outdoor area.

Visited October 2013
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pretentious Brunch Place”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Let me start off by saying I love breakfast. The best kind of breakfast food is also some of the least healthy food you can put into your body. Breakfast is also one of the easiest (and cheapest, for that matter) to make, so I get a little annoyed when I see what is basically a slightly dressed up "egg mcmuffin" on a menu with a $6 price tag. I'm not opposed to paying for good food, but sometimes it seems like you're paying more for atmosphere than what's on the plate, and that definitely felt like what was happening as Sqwires. I will say it was a nice place to sit and enjoy a Sunday brunch. It's situated in a nice neighborhood and the restaurant was tastefully adorned (although we were relegated to the patio, which seemed problematic for our clearly overworked server, as he spent most of his time waiting on us sprinting inside to check on his other tables).

Visited October 2013
Thank Matt E
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