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Quintessential Dining and Nightlife

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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149 N Main St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-2826
+1 636-443-2211
11:00 - 01:30
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Colorado Springs
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720 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After dinner across the street at Tony's, we headed to Quintessential for a nightcap. It was a weeknight, and the building was virtually empty. Upon arrival, the workers downstairs quickly pointed us to the upstairs bar with little explanation, which seemed a bit odd. The bartender upstairs was not exactly thrilled to see us, perhaps because we weren't locals, I... More 

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

We appreciate your review and will use this as a coaching tool. We close our main level after dinner service at 9pm on Sundays and 10pm Monday-Wednesday but keep the roof top open for drinks thereafter. I apologize for your less than friendly experience and once again thank you for your feedback. More 

Idyllwild, California
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we're from southern California, we're used to indifferent service so yes our standards may be lower. Nevertheless, we had a great dining experience here, and although we arrived late just before the restaurant and kitchen were meaning to close, we were greeted warmly with all items still available. Great meat dishes inventively cooked and served were what made this... More 

Thank Marc K
baton rouge, la
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last night in the city of St. Charles, we had dinner with colleagues. The food and drinks were excellent. We had the specialty martinis, appetizers and main course, all of which were good. The live music was an extra perk. I would return when in town again.

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

Thank you for dining with us. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More 

Carson City, Nevada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This restaurant has a late evening service that offers great food, the hamburger and fries are very good and reasonable prices. the help was very attentivce and offering a lot of advice

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

Thank you for the great review! If you enjoyed our burgers and fries you may want to try our signature "Q Sliders," made with our house ground blend, smoked gouda, baby arugula and whole grain mustard. More 

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82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Saint Charles was a fun area to visit, and Quintessential had good food and a good atmosphere. The steak that I had was great, the appetizers were very tasty, and the staff was very friendly and on top of things.

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

We appreciate your positive review. Please come back and visit us, especially during the warmer months where we boast an open air rooftop terrace. It's great for relaxing during the evenings with our live entertainment. More 

St. Louis, MO
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304 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A group of five of us stopped here for lunch while photographing the Fete de Glace in St. Charles. The ambience was nice, and our waitress was exceptional and very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their food. I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Wrap with sweet potato fries, and while it was very good, I thought the sauce could be a tad hotter.... More 

Thank Kim W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We love this place! Along Old St Charles Main Street, great eats and drinks. In the heart of everything that is happening on Main St. You can dine quietly downstairs, or more loudly and in the open air upstairs. The food is great, and the service too. College party crowd, with live bands, or family dining, this place works equally... More 

Thank ginolmeranda
Saint Louis, Missouri
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Simply a Great Place. Locals call it 'Q". Its upscale and casual formal and laid back all at the same time. The place is designed beautifully. There is a long bar immediately to the right when you walk in. adjacent is a large sitting area. Up a couple steps to the left is a separate event space. There are also... More 

Thank stlxer
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188 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

With friends and family, we decided to stop for lunch. The place was empty. Service was fair. We ordered and asked for salads before food- they all arrived at the same time. I had a BBQ burger which was excellent. Moist cooked correctly and very tasty. One person had the Kabobs where were very spicy and the vegetables were over... More 

Thank Lickcreek
Saint Charles, Missouri
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Q is the perfect place for a nice family meal or a great night out with friends! They had delicious food, highly recommend the portabello ravioli and Q chicken! Wait staff is always friendly. We love them so much we had them cater our wedding!

Thank kelseyfunk2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
American, Bar, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?