Today, James. is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s business district. We aim to honor that classic Philadelphia tradition by creating a comfortable-yet-upscale tavern with warm hospitality and a locally-inspired menu. Whether you’re joining us for a business lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or simply to socialize, we hope you enjoy.
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The service was terrible!!!!!!
James has become my new favorite go to place. The food is amazing and the drinks are outstanding. The waitstaff is always courteous and attentive. For any occasion this is the place to go!
I very much enjoyed my visit to James. The atmosphere was modern and warm, and the food was very tasty. I was very excited to try the Game of Thrones-themed cocktails. The staff was friendly, helpful and accommodating. I felt welcome at James and will definitely return.
My only issue was that the coffee refills weren't free. They charged $3.00 per refill, so that was a bit annoying, other than that it was great. The waitress was also excellent and attentive as she was quite busy and seemed to have extra tables to attend to.
Unfortunately despite having a reservation and being there when the restaurant opened we still waited 10 mins before anyone came over to our table to help us. Another 10 mins before being offered any kind of beverages, not even water. We were told there weren’t enough menus for the 7 of us. We spent almost 2 hours there waiting for our food which was pretty bland. The waitress was nice but never apologetic for the obvious issues going on in the restaurant and at one point asked if she could have our salt back to give to another table. Overall it was a very disappointing experienced and I will not be returning any time soon.
Very poor service. It took 30 minutes to even have our drink order taken and the poor service continued throughout the meal.
Service was VERY slow....took FOREVER to get our drinks....then another significant delay for dinner.
Convenient spot at 19th for events on the Parkway. Service was attentive, not overbearing; food portions were ample; cocktails on spot. Wasn't sure what to expect and found a modesty decorated, mildly quiet spot for happy hour and lite fare.
Food was very good and a good value. Met for a business meeting and were able to have a private conversation. Great location.
I enjoyed my dining experience at the James Restaurant. I took my friend on a lunch date and we both had sandwiches and drinks. I had liked the crab cakes a lot! I would go back soon.
Good service. Good for quick lunch.
Great brunch menu. Good sized portions. Would come back again.
I went to James for lunch with a friend. Got the Philly burger with house made chips. Burger was good, albeit a little on the small side but good for lunch. Went at 1PM so the lunch crowd was not too loud. Would definitely recommend and go again.
My Bridal Brunch was hosted at this location. The food and service was wonderful. My guest was very much satisfied. We are looking to do more events her. The servers and Manager was also attentive to every ones needs. Great place to socialize.
Quiet and only a few tables. Food good. A little dark (day was dark too). Perfectly adequate and nothing special.
James food was typically excellent and good lunch choices for salads, soups and sandwiches.
Place is classic. Food was excellent. My Wife and I Love this place
We ended up just getting appetizers which were generous and delicious. My wife had the flatbread and I had the clams and mussels. Both generous portions for appetizers.
Marital was a sleepy Saturday but it was very disappointing
Brunch was very good, but it literally took 65 minutes from our order to food appearing on the table. Other guests were having the same issue, but we overheard the Manager blaming the slowness of service on a birthday party the night before that went until 6 am. Waiter was hard pressed to explain, but took nothing off the bill. If the host had explained as we arrived that they were incapable at the moment of getting orders out it might have helped! So many brunch choices in the neighborhood that I can't see ever returning with this approach and lack of accountability.
We have eaten at James many times, enjoying the bar menu. This time we brought 4 guest and dined from the main dinner menu. My gnocchi were burned? Gnocchi are not pan fried. They should not be blackened. My guest's meatloaf lacked flavor and was hard. The drinks, apps, other meals, and service were excellent!
Service was a bit slow, but the food was incredible. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and will certainly be back again.
reviews were fabulous but we NEVER had worse service. we were seated at 6;50 pm we didnt get our food until 740 . this was after i finally asked the server, whats going on- all we ordered was a burger, and a salad 'well that big table has food orders' um, it was just them and us at that point NO restaurant should have an hour wait time for a burger and a salad, especially when it was before the 'dinner rush' fine, we get it then couldnt find the server again i finally caught his eye at 8 i said 'perhaps we will have desert- and when we said well let him know what were having, he disappeared again fifteen minutes later, i said 'ok ill have the chocolate cake, thanks- and can you bring the check as well so that we can get out of here, we have a show to catch' HE NEVER CAME BACK WITH THE DESERT' finally at 830 walked up to him while he was busy chatting up another table and said 'hey just cross out the cake, and give me my check please' and all he did was say 'ok' it was an absolutely awful experience- i dont know what the excuse was, and i don't care what the excuse was ('oh, i dont know whats going on tonight,, its just slow " was something he said ' go to Friday Saturday Sunday instead, and do yourselves a huge favor THAT restaurant was fabulous
We are never in this part of the city, but this restaurant may get us back there. Looking for something not far from the art museum and found James on open table. Wow. Every morsel of food from start to finish was great, and a few great cocktails to go with. The pork chop was one of the best chops I ever ate. My daughter got the burger - outstanding in both flavor and texture. My wife went with Parmesan Crusted Chicken and loved it as well. We started with the cheesesteak pierogies (because how do you pass something like that up?), and my only complaint was I wanted more of them. Our waiter (whose name I wish I could remember) was informative, gave us great recommendations, and just the right amount of attentive. Granted, it was 5:00 when we got there, so it wasn't crowded, but I'm of the impression that the experience would have been just as good at 8:00. We will make a trip back to this neighborhood just for this restaurant again. Go there. Go there now. Run, don't walk.
Went here for lunch. Got the mixed green salad with the rosemary grilled chicken. Chicken was really dry and place seems a bit overpriced. Atmosphere is pretty good, I'd recommend this place for happy hour.
The breakfast burger was a bit too dry for me, kids really like the death by chocolate pancakes. The poinsettia mimosa was by far the best part of the visit for me.
Upon entering James there was an apparent fish and garlic scent that greeted us. We did not anticipate that all of our food would taste of fish and garlic. Of their entire page of red wines, there were only two selections available. The music was too loud for the space— as there were a total of 3 tables and 4 people at the bar. The music was blasting middle school/high school dance music from 1999-2002. It would be a better setting for a group lunch rather than an intimate/romantic dinner for two.
Food and service were absolutely perfect
The meal was great quality but I don’t think it was totally worth the pricing.
They were out of so much dishes and alcohol and the service wasn’t great considering there were perhaps 4 tables seated at that time. I won’t be going back any time soon.
We tried this place during restaurant week. The food is amazing.
Very mediocre lunch
Never knew about this place, while it was okay, probably wouldn't go back. Food was just okay, service was slow.
Great location for a quick business lunch in Logan area of CC. Chicken BLT was delicious (bacon was crispy perfect), colleauge ordered the Caprese Salad, which was huge. Tuna Club also got rave reviews.
We were looking for a casual place to meet my sister-in-law for dinner. It was Philadelphia Restaurant week. They are a couple of blocks from Suburban train station. We were greeted by the hostess immediately. We were about 15 minutes early. Our server was great. She was very knowledgeable about the menu. I wish I remembered her name. My sister-in-law and I had the potato crusted salmon. My wife had the Philly pork loin. We really enjoyed our meals. They also have a really good lobster and crab bisque. We will definitely be back.
The food was excellent. Service was horrible. The waitress breath was horrible. The food runners were rude. Staff was not friendly at all. But the food was great
I thought the food was excellent. Our server was nice but not overly friendly. I loved the atmosphere!
We went to James during restaurant week for lunch. Our soup came out cold so had to send it back but was delicious once it was hot. Our waiter could use improving. when our entrée was served, they forgot an item so by time we got it we were almost done and then took forever to get our bill and when we did, we were overcharged and given the restaurant was not terribly busy, it took a long time to get a manager to adjust our bill. Also, while making our reservation on OpenTable I specifically noted it was a birthday celebration but that went unnoticed as well. So while the food is good quality I do not think we will be returning.
Our food was decent but cold. All 3 diners were served cold food and the waiter never came back to check on us. I blame this on a bad waiter not a bad restaurant. It was not busy so there was no excuse. The portions were big and dessert was good but we waited 20 min for a slice of cake
Food was excellent and the service was prompt and friendly.