A Contemporary Bistro Highlighting Local, Seasonal Produce in the Central West End

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Nestled in Maryland Plaza in the Central West End, Scape American Bistro exudes a relaxed sophistication, from the warmly lit dining room and elegant bar to the sprawling, ivy-draped patio. Scape lives a double life as a hub for contemporary and creative cuisine and an intimate space for weddings, banquets and special events. As summer draws to a close, Scape’s executive chef Andrew Simon has continued to evolve their extensive dinner menu to highlight locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

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Simon’s passion and pride in his craft shows in the seasonal produce-forward dishes and the thoughtful, vibrant presentation that characterize Scape’s small plates and entrees. Everything, including their perfectly-textured pasta, is made in-house. Current menu items highlight farm-fresh vegetables grown in Missouri and Illinois, like tomatoes and beets: whet the palate with their heirloom-tomato salad, garnished with micro radish, decadent burrata cheese, and smoked pistachio vinaigrette, or select a heartier option—like the Spring Ravioli with ricotta, Calabrese, asparagus, golden beets and bathed in lemon tahini butter.

After 9 p.m., patrons can take advantage of the equally elegant offerings on Scape’s late-night menu, available while the patio remains open. Diners should expect Scape’s menu to seamlessly transition in response to the changing seasons and the chef’s inspiration.


Photos courtesy of Scape American Bistro.

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