The Saint James
Appetizing selectionWe went for brunch and were seated in the bar area. The room was bright and comfortable. We decided to get a selection of appetizers for the meal, including tuna tartare, pork belly "sandwich" and duck confit flatbread. All were tasty. The tuna was a bit mushy. The pork belly had layers of delicious flavor including a sweet root beer barbeque sauce. The duck confit flatbread was a wonderful comibination with carmelized onions. Overall, it was a nice dining experience. I'll be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time dinning at TheSecond time dinning at The Saint James. Very good food, service, and general overall experence. Highly recommend.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't believe all of the garbageDon't believe all of the garbage you read about St. James. For some reason, the press decided to pile on. I have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed the food and the experience. Is it five-star dining? No, and it doesn't claim to be. But is it among the best available in the vast food wasteland known as the Main Line? Oh yes.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favorite.llenroc5Great looking dining room. Vibrant bar. And something for everyone on the menu. What a find!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy we wentI saw some contrasting reviews on Open Table, but decided to try it anyway and I am so glad I did! The menu is lovely and the food does not disappoint. The service was impeccable - attentive, but not overly. It got a little noisy as the night progressed. With a little appropriately placed carpeting or soft art, they could probably do something to dampen the conversation noise. But the good news is people were having a great time. A little pricey, but not out of line for the rather expensive Main Line. We'll be back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fava bean ravioli appetizerThe fava bean ravioli appetizer was great. Steak was OK.
The cocktails could use some work. For me, they are too sweet and half-hearted. In this neighborhood, it's hard to find a good restaurant with a cocktail bar. Usually, either the food is really good and it's BYOB, or there are drinks, but the restaurant is otherwise ho-hum. If the drinks could improve, and the menu were tweaked, this place would kill.
The wait staff was very attentive and pleasant.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMcloser but still no cigarThis visit was significantly better than our last one, after which we would not have returned except for the staff changes shortly thereafter. Sadly, our family of 5 was once again crammed into a booth designed for 4 with an extra chair stuck in the aisle, and 2 of our family members are clearly too large to sit comfortably in such close quarters. As before, the place was never even half full - so there was once again no excuse for not putting us at a larger table. The food was fine but nothing was outstanding, and our servers were extremely nice and attentive. The push to sell is clear, e.g. I was asked at least half a dozen times if I wanted another beer after I'd politely said that I was only having one. It doesn't feel successful yet.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA big improvement in food,A big improvement in food, service, and management concerns for satisfaction.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fresh and delicious.Food was fresh and delicious. Waiter was excellent.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMthe waitstaff was excellentthe waitstaff was excellent and very attentive. I felt the food is too pricy for the amount served3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood new findThe food was very good and I loved the decor! Our waiter was great!12/19/2012 12:00:00 AMThis was my third visit. IThis was my third visit. I have enjoyed the lunch menu tremendously. Fresh salads and flatbreads.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM