Whiskey lounge offering small plates as well mains. Has handmade pasta, fresh baked breads, and several unusual dishes. Open Mon-Thu 5:00pm-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 4:00pm-12:00am, Sun 10:00am-11:00pm.

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31 Reviews

First Review by SVanSchalkwyk


Points +21

30 Jun 2023

10/10- Definitely worth the drive!

We recently traveled to Small Batch from Indiana. It was excellent. Highly recommend it. The food was incredible and the waitstaff was super friendly and very helpful. We’ll definitely be traveling back just to visit this restaurant!

I had an Asian dish with tofu and veggies that were very well seasoned. My husband had some pasta with eggplant. The sauce complimented the noodles well, the eggplant was incredible. Never had eggplant prepared the way they did. It was very good!

Only regret is not being able to come back a second time!



Points +538

13 Dec 2022

Unforgettable Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Excellent, upscale date spot with some of the best fancy vegan options I've seen. I've never had Lion's Mane mushrooms before, and the way they prepared it was perfectly soft and crumbly. It had a great seafood taste similar to something like lobster and I haven't had anything like it since going vegan. The brussel sprouts and sundae was absolutely amazing as well.


Points +93

13 Nov 2022

Elegant Vegan Dining

Romantic atmosphere and fine vegan dining!

Pros: Accomodating for minimal oil upon request, Warm, kind professional wait staff


Points +473

31 Aug 2022

Fantastic Fine Dining Date Night Spot!

This place is quite fancy and romantic. They had nice ambient lighting and an upstairs seating area. The food was absolutely delicious and most of the menu is vegan (only 2 dishes had cheese). My date and I split the Lion's Mane fare, Brussels Sprouts small fare, and a Sundae. The whole experience was so wonderful. The only con is the portion sizes are quite small! I would still highly recommend though. It's the perfect place to go on a date.

Pros: Lots of Vegan Options, Delicious, Romantic

Cons: Pricey, Small Portions


Points +262

16 Jun 2022


I love this place, it’s a nice date night vegan spot. I’ve had multiple items and they all have been delicious! Especially the green fried rice


Points +140

31 May 2022

Whiskey discovery

The menu is predominantly vegan with two vegetarian dishes which the server told us about. I had the white bean appetizer, green fried rice and crème brûlée. All were good. My partner had the schnitzel. Also good if you have a craving for schnitzel. Whiskey tasting also great. Would definitely recommend this place for a fun evening.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Vegan crème brûlée


Points +110

15 Apr 2022

Great place!

Be aware that this is a vegetarian restaurant and not everything is vegan. They use cheese in some of their dishes.

The place is amazing though!

Pros: Amazing place


Points +212

01 Apr 2022

Soooo incredible!!

My boyfriend took me here for our 15 year anniversary. We were both blown away. The food, the service, the atmosphere. So many vegan choices!!


Points +738

01 Apr 2022

Cute Restaurant

Loved the vibe here. Cocktails were good and unique. I had the rigatoni alla norma and the creme brulee.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Expensive


Points +10220

15 Feb 2022

Nothing Special

Things have ranged from just ok to bad. For example, the brownie I had was tragic. The GF pancakes were ok. They were missing that buttery magic that pancakes are supposed to have (like at Treehouse). The menu has changed so I would be willing to give them another try. Hopefully, they’ve improved the taste and quality.

Pros: Beautiful restaurant space

Cons: Not inexpensive


Points +1153

Mostly Veg
19 Dec 2021

100% vegan and almost entirely gluten-free!

We are traveling to see family and Dan’s nephew took us here for dinner. Wow. The whiskey and mixed drinks were great, but the food was the star attraction. We started either the miso white bean dip and the tempura cauliflower. Then Dan had them substitute rice noodles for the bucatini pasta and had it covered with a sage and pumpkin seed pesto. I had the Country Captain with chickpeas, cauliflower, etc. Divine! Only wished I had room for dessert at the end.

Pros: Lots of creative vegan dishes, Nice atmosphere, Attentive waitstaff


Points +548

15 Aug 2021

So yummy and such a good vibe

This place really went above and beyond expectations. The entrees were HUGE and super duper flavorful and creative. The drinks were yummy. Dessert was massive and delicious as well. Such a cute place, I hope to get back out here again.

Pros: 99% of the items are already vegan , Huge portions, Flavorful & creative dishes


Points +34

24 Jul 2021

Everything is Vegan! Even their desserts. What a wonderful evening of food and drinks.

Although I read Small Batch was “vegan options” it turns out, everything (even this delicious Chocolate S’Mores Brownie Dessert) is vegan. If you’re looking for something more relaxing and not just a quick diner experience when it comes to vegan dine-out, Small Batch is the place.

As if the food wasn’t enough, their amazing selection and knowledge of bourbons and specialty drinks, is icing (Or shall I say Aquafaba) on the vegan brownie :-)

Pros: All Vegan, So many amazing food options, Staff was very knowledgeable


10 Apr 2022

I wonder why they are listed here on HC as vegetarian instead of vegan. There must be something non-vegan.


11 Apr 2022

If they are fully vegan, please send an update to HappyCow.


10 Jul 2022

Hey all, update: I went back recently and they switched up the menu quite a bit actually. So I'm not sure what happened but this time my vegan friendly options were limited.


Points +28

10 Mar 2020

Amazing Vegan Feijoada

Loved it! Great whiskey and food

Pros: Get the bread and curry based butter to start, Amazing feijoada, Great whiskey bar

Cons: A little pricey but worth it.


Points +59

26 Nov 2019

Best meal I had in St Louis

I didn't know what to expect with the Kibbeh, but it was so delicious and I wish I could make something similar now that I have returned home. The vegan cheesecake was also sooo creamy and good.

Pros: good food!, Unique menu different then common vegan menus

Cons: price


Points +42

22 Nov 2019

Good food, good service,great atmosphere

Very nice experience. Everyone’s food was good. Unique atmosphere. Good service. Watch the spicy on the Pad Thai, delicious but too hot. Pricey.

Pros: Lots of unique and tasty vegan options

Cons: Pricey


Points +1461

20 Oct 2019


What a lovely dining experience. Great food, great drinks, great service. Prices are fairly standard for a nice meal out in St Louis. Almost everything can be made vegan and servers ask up front and tell you what can’t be. You’ll want to try a few dishes, so go with someone and share! We got two small plates, a small soup, and one main for two people and were too full for dessert (probably could’ve skipped the soup, but it was light and tasty so worth it). We each also had two of their incredibly inventive cocktails!


Points +19

25 Jul 2019

Go. Seriously!

Outstanding and a MUST-DO in St. Louis, whether you are vegetarian or not. I've been to a lot of restaurants in my 62 years (veg and non-veg) and this place rises to the top of my faves. The menu is eclectic and crowd-pleasing and the food is ridiculously delicious. If I didn't live in San Francisco, I'd be here often. And it doesn't hurt that it has one of the most creative adult drinks menus ever. Go. Seriously.

Pros: Amazing menu matched by flavors of amazing meals, Fantastic adult-beverage list, Super nice service

Cons: It is 1,500 miles away from where I live.


Points +178

16 May 2019

Nice night out

Small batch has GREAT food with very large portions. I had the buffalo cauliflower appetizer, as well as the tacos (veganized). My friend got the poutine and the pad thai. The tacos were basically just beans and sliced fried avocado with raw cabbage on top. They were okay, but I wouldn't get them again. The buffalo cauliflower was delicious, but the pad thai was the star -- baked tofu and a good selection of green veggies mixed into the noodles, with a really lovely sauce. My friend said the poutine was the best she had ever had. Also, if whisky is your thing, they have SO many kinds to choose from!!

Pros: Large portions, Many vegan options

Cons: $$$, Not many vegan desserts


Points +72

05 Apr 2019

Find all the stl vegan date nighters here

Almost all dishes can be made vegan upon request. Food and drinks are good.

Terrible service though. They almost always have us seated for 10-20 min. Before anyone bothers to bring you water or take your order so go prepared to wait.

Pros: Late night

Cons: Bad service


Points +60

19 Mar 2019

Urbane and Delicious

I was passing through on my way back to Cincinnati, and this was one of the only veg places still open after 9 on a Monday, so I went for it almost by default.

I’m glad I did.

This is a nice place. The interior is very well decorated, with a lot of ambiance.

More importantly, the two dishes I tried were excellent. Just a really high food quality. I started with the cauliflower wings. They were deep fried, and when combined with vegan ranch or honey mustard, they took on more of the flavor of a hush puppy than a chicken wing. Still, they were really good.

For a main course I had the Pad Thai, and it’s easily the most flavorful, nuanced Pad Thai I’ve ever had. There was just so much depth to it. If you’re used to a sweeter Pad Thai, as I was, you may be disappointed, as this is a more savory take on the dish, but the quality of it made up for any lack of sweetness.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the portion sizes are fair, if not generous. It’s pricey by Midwestern standards but would be a bargain on the west coast.

My only frustration was that, perhaps because it was late, the bartender who was serving me was quite preoccupied with doing her closing duties and getting out of there. I’m fairly chill about service, but her head was somewhere else completely, and I struggled to get her attention when I actually needed something.

Overall just really refined, quality food that’s mostly vegan.

Pros: High quality, All entrees can be made vegan, Delicious


Points +451

14 Apr 2018

Delicious and Classy

Great atmosphere! Love the decor of the place. Has plenty of delicious vegan options for appetizers, main fare and dessert. Perfect place for a pre-Fox dinner.

Pros: rotating menu, Asian themed food, Art Deco styled restaurant

Cons: wish it was all vegan


Points +379

12 Mar 2018

Amazing food!

I had a special that isn't on the everyday menu, it was a vegan risotto made with coconut milk and topped with tofu 'scallops' and it was SO good. Super creamy and delicious, and the atmosphere is really nice, great for a date night.


Points +86

06 Jan 2018

Great for Date Night

Love being able to go to this hip restaurant for date night with my husband. On our first trip, we got the Pad Thai and Shepherd’s Pie (one of the specials - adapted to make it vegan). Both were amazing. I still have dreams about the Pad Thai, so we both end up getting it each time we’ve been back.


Points +1167

21 Apr 2017

Creative Concept, Decent Food

I love the idea of Small Batch, an all vegetarian whisky bar and restaurant. I have been a couple of times for dinner and once for brunch and always thought my food was pretty good and the decor is beautiful. It surprises me somewhat that they do not cater a little more to vegans, though. The menu changes frequently and nothing is marked vegan/vegan option available, so you have to ask every time. I am a little spoiled in that I like to be able to look at the menu and know ahead of time what my options. Every time I have gone though, there have been good vegan options. The majority of their dinner entrees and small plates can be made vegan, with usually a couple that are vegan as-is. Usually if it is not already vegan, they omit cheese in the vegan option, and they have no replacement (also a little frustrating or at least surprising at a vegetarian place). Entrees are an eclectic mix with things like pasta carbonara, celariac with farro and greens puree, pad thai, risotto, etc. While tofu shows up in a couple of places on the menu, they really don't include a lot of protein in their dishes. Brunch had less vegan options than dinner, but I had French Toast with fried potatoes, which was tasty.
Small Batch does have an extensive whisky menu and their cocktails are delicious. This is a welcome addition to STL for a night out- although they do not take reservations and can get busy on weekends.

Pros: Vegetarian whisky bar- great concept!, Decent vegan options

Cons: Vegan options not marked on menu, No reservations


Points +115

17 Nov 2016

Date Night Only!

We went to Small Batch with our children, another couple and their children. I would definitely tell anyone with little ones to chose another restaurant. This restaurant does at least have vegan options, they were OK and I was grateful they had something for us to eat.

I might go back to Small Batch if it was a date-night, but overall I wasn't super impressed with this restaurant.

Pros: Vegan Food

Cons: Not Family Friendly, Pricey


Points +400

15 Aug 2016

Creative, hip, and exciting!

I loved the drink selection, and although I enjoyed my waffles with caramelized bananas, bourbon-peach compote, and smoked almond butter, I did find the waffles to be pretty dry (gluten-free, maybe?) and the smoked almond butter to be VERY strong (almost overwhelming); however, the presentation was beautiful, the flavors mixed well, and the drink I had complimented it nicely. The chef OUTDID himself (or herself) when we ordered a side of potatoes and a masterpiece of potatoes with a tomato-based sauce came out....I could have eaten it for days. It was glorious! We were there on a Sunday afternoon and the place was completely empty, so we had it to ourselves.

Pros: The chic decor, THE CHEF, Wonderful drink pairings

Cons: To reach the bathroom you must cross into Narnia, A bit pricey

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