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The Port - St. James Hotel
The Port - St. James Hotel

The Port - St. James Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.st-james-hotel.com/stjames/thePort.html
  • Email: info@st-james-hotel.com
  • Phone: (651) 388-2846
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Bar Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Kyle Stumpf
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact sales Department at Saint James Hotel

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available at any of the 5 parking levels at the Saint James Hotel
A word from The Port - St. James Hotel
The Port is a fine dining restaurant located on the lower level of the historic St. James Hotel built in 1875. There are many original treasures to be found in the restaurant. Among them is the iron-gated wine cellar, once used as the hotel's bank vault. At the Port restaurant we serve Contemporary American and Midwestern food, from regional favorites to reinterpretations of classical dishes; all of our seafood is flown in fresh primarily from Alaska and the west coast. The Port is best known for sourcing the best quality seasonal ingredients available. Our menu changes frequently to reflect the current offerings from our region, delivering the best of our local bounty.

The Port is a Winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2013.This is the 10th year that The Port has earned this prestigious honor. We are also listed as one of the few restaurants in Minnesota with very reasonable wine prices. www.winespectator.com

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I live in Winona, our close friends live in St Paul and we meet at the St James for dinner. The food, service has always be excellent and we have never been disappointed. The "Date Night" promotion on Wednesday evening is an outstanding value we had not expected. We will continue to use the St. James as our place to meet as it has always been a great experience."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We were pleasantly greeted and our reservation was acknowledged by a table near the fireplace with no waiting. Our server was pleasant and helpful with our table's many menu questions resulting from the interesting menu and its unique food combinations. Subsequent service was prompt and non-obtrusive. Soup and main courses were served while the food was still hot. Butterfish with fennel was perfectly cooked and very tasty. The pheasant soup special was excellent. Two at our table had the wrapped chicken breast and both gave it excellent reviews. The volcano cake dessert which tasted great was smaller than expected and might not be quite enough to split for a couple but doesn't require as much time on the treadmill the next day."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Although I have to give The Port high points for an interesting menu, they should probably put a couple of things on the menu that will appeal to palates that are not as evolved as others might be. Most of our group had a difficult time finding something they weren't afraid to order. I found the menu creative and exciting but I'm a bit of a "foodie". We were a table of four and only one of us enjoyed our meal. Also, there is a point when you can take the "char" too far. The steaks, short ribs and even the broccolini were charred beyond the flavor enhancing point."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Dinner was rather enjoyable! The mussels appetizer was wonderful. The Lobster Bisque soup was tasty but didn't taste like Lobster bisque. And the short ribs were cooked perfectly. I will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Port is great for occasional date nights. Our favorite item is the oyster on the half shell with habeniro vodka sauce."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Try the seafood selection, and you will not be disappointed. The buffalo tenderloin was also very tasteful. Wish they had separated our tables a bit more, but the experience was great."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A limited menu of about a dozen entrees with an equal number of starters provides plenty of choices for a fine meal. I had lamb sliced over wilted greens all over a risotto type dish made of wheat and wild mushrooms. Delicious. Wife had tenderloin steak with broccolini and an interesting layered potato dish. She pronounced it as wonderful. We both started with a lobster soup which was very good. Service was helpful and friendly. All workers are treated to all new menu items when a new menu is produced which makes them able to answer questions about each dish."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food, but our server seemed a bit distracted at times. Considering the cost of the meal as my husband put it, service and ambiance were nothing too special, but nothing was bad. Food was fantastic. The food was creative and delicious. We would definitely eat there again especially if we were looking for something different to eat."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Spent our 27th Wedding Anniversary at the St James and dined @ The Port for Dinner. Amazing Hotel with an incredible restaurant to boot. Outstanding wine list only topped by a wonderful dinner!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The Waygu short ribs were amazing - simply the best quality beef I've had. The wine list is worthy for the area. Service was the right balance of attention and privacy. Nice work."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was our first time here - we need to try again. The Valentine menu was not the full normal menu - bummer. Our server was miserably un-attentive. However, another table's server was way more energetic and checked in on us several times. For now, I do not recommend this restaurant but will try one more time on a less busy night. Valentine's Day was totally packed all night long - that could have been why we were a litte disappointed. The food did tast great with the exception that my side dish was extremely salty - and I love salt."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "EXQUISITE Valentines 5 course meal. Waytu beef was the most amazing meat I ever ate. And the crab bisque was the best soup you could imagine! Thank you so much! Best dining experience I have had in years, mostly because of the food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I requested a table at THE PORT of St. James Hotel. We had fairly early reservations at 5pm. A very large wedding was upstairs and the parking ramp was completely full. (had to walk 2 blocks to find a spot) We ordered the Mussels for an appetizer, she had the Kobe Beef fillet, and I had the Bison Rib Eye, both were succulent and well executed. The downs: cold cauliflower on the Kobe Beef (apparently the chef does it this way, we had to ask to make sure) weren't ready for that."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I love the ambiance, the wine and the food! Every time I come to The Port I have a fantastic dining experience."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The Port is a real gem for anyone interested in sharing a special evening with a special someone."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Food is well-composed, good flavors, but heavy-handed on salt. Nice wine list. Salmon had a beautiful crust on it, and beggar's purses make a good vegetarian choice."
    Dined on 10/11/2013