Scarlet Kitchen & Bar

4.6
155 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy Red Wing by experiencing a wide variety of upscale casual dining while taking in stellar views of the Mississippi River. Sit around the Red Wing Pottery table sipping one of our cocktail creations, share an appetizer with friends, or simply enjoy the inviting atmosphere. Offering elevated, New Age American cuisine. The menu is globally-inspired and sourced with local ingredients. Reservations required.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors when waiting in lines for service in accordance to state guidelines and will be available to guests upon request. St. James Hotel may elect to refuse service to patrons not wearing a mask.

Please be courteous to other reservations, maximum of 2 hours per table. Patio seating closed for the season.

Support Scarlet Kitchen & Bar during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so friendly and very good at her job. The food was amazing. We had the market steak and market fish. It was a filet and yellow fin tuna

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded 12 minutes ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We appreciate the compliments. Come visit us again soon. Happy dining!

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WilliamS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stay at the St. James Hotel about every 6-8 weeks and eat 3 meals in Scarlet. Again, on our recent visit, the food was spectacular and the service great. The chef at Scarlet is at the top of his game. Highly recommended.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, William! It was good to see you again. Thank you for coming back and visiting us every couple of months; we appreciate your support. See you again soon. Cheers and safe travels,

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krisch
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, great service and the food was delicous!

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback! We appreciate it. Cheers to good food and good company!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came for Valentine’s Day, and drove about an hour away. We have never been to scarlet kitchen, and were blown away by the food. Please give your compliments to the chef, we will definitely be back! Can’t wait to try out your patio this summer. Thank you for the great experience!! Can’t wait to be back.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for coming to visit us! We're so happy that the drive was worth the visit. You'll love the patio; we're hoping for good summer weather this year. We appreciate your feedback. Safe travels and come again soon! All the best,

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful, attentive, friendly, but not overbearing. They did a great job considering COVID restrictions.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you, Jennifer! All the best,

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michaelh
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engaging but respectfully distanced service. Excellent food. Timely service.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for sharing. Warm regards,

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VickiF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food made from local food sources. Healthy options. Great staff and atmosphere.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much, Vicki! We appreciate the compliments. Come again soon!

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JimW
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scarlet has really upped its game. The food, in a word, was exceptional. Amazing flavor in everything and great service. I've always loved the St. James and have spent a lot of time there over the past decade, but this trip had me blown away by the food. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Hi Jim - we loved reading your review! Thank you for your kind feedback. Our culinary team is phenomenal and love what they do. We appreciate your recommendation. We can't wait for you to visit us again in the future! Happy dining,

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a Valentine's weekend getaway at the St. James Hotel. Since the outside temperatures were subzero, we booked Saturday night dinner at the Scarlet Restaurant at the St. James. The $65 prix fixe menu was intriguing. Four courses with three choices in the first three each creative in description but so exceptional in execution by new Chef Cory. The champagne feta salad with roasted squash, pomegranate seeds and candied pecans was among the most balanced, flavorful salads we've ever eaten. On the second course, my wife shared her generous meat and cheese board and I shared with her my umami-rich sweet and spicy fried rice, a blend of crispy sweet potato pieces, bean sprouts, scallions, jalapeno, pickled fresnos, and cilantro seasoned with soy mayo and sesame seeds and topped with sweet Thai chili-seared pork belly. If that was the sole dish of the evening, I would have left satisfied! My third course cherry noir duck was a point-counterpoint of herb and garlic duck leg confit and medallions of duck breast herb oil seared over roasted brussel sprouts + bacon + white hominy bits sprinkled with a bourbon and black cherry gastrique. Again, one of the best dishes I've ever enjoyed. We ran a list of comparisons from a bistro in Paris to a restaurant in Denver, the prior best duck dish I'd had. My wife enjoyed a cauliflower puree, asparagus, charred tomato in a Calabrian chili sauce over handmade orecchiette pasta, topped with arugula and cracked pepper garnish. Fabulous! The fourth course dessert options were chocolate or vanilla, both creatively plated with the chocolate mousse drops on chocolate layers and ganache between piped meringue with cherries served under smoked glass hood. What fun! The drunk in love vanilla panna cotta with pomegranate seeds, poached peaches and red wine sauce was a grand finale. We envision this young chef's meteoric rise in regional cuisine!

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for your thoughtful, detailed review, Stephen! Our team went above and beyond for Valentine's Day, highlighting their creativity and talent. We appreciate the compliments and hope you can visit us again soon to try our full menu. Safe travels and happy dining!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and excellent service! Quiet atmosphere also.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thank you for the review, Michelle! Hope you can visit us again soon. All the best,

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NitaC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tony, was efficient and friendly. The food (steak salad and walleye sandwich) was beautifully presented. The hot tea came with fresh cream and honey. The background music was relaxing, perfect volume. Watching eagles fish on the Mississippi added to the experience. Our take-out shrimp alfredo dinner was also enjoyed immensely. And we felt very safe in spite of the Covid pandemic.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 8, 2021

Hi Nita – Thank you for your review! We appreciate the compliments on the service, food, and atmosphere. Thanks for sharing your day with us and giving us a try. Your support means a lot during these crazy times! Come again soon. Safe travels,

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vipTeresaG66
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place, fun atmosphere.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 1, 2021

We love our beautiful space. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your experience. Cheers!

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MichelleV
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I ate here for our wedding anniversary. The food was amazing and the waitress was the best! She even remembered my drink order from the night before.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 27, 2021

Thank you for celebrating your special occasion at Scarlet! We appreciate the kind feedback and the compliments. Our team knows how to create memorable experiences. Happy anniversary! Come again soon when we reopen the patio this spring/summer! Sincerely,

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Londonlife
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you so much! Come again soon,

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WilliamS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had 3 great meals here in 2 days. The chef know what he is doing, and service is great. Highly recommended!

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 25, 2021

We appreciate your recommendation, William! Thank you so much for your feedback. Our team is phenomenal. Happy dining,

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded all expectations. Made staying in the hotel that much more magical

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

Happy to hear Andrew! Thank you for stopping by and giving us a try. Come again soon. All the best,

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vipLoraleeH
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The atmosphere & decor were light & airy. Water view which is nice too. I look forward to coming back in the warmer months to sit outside & enjoy the view. The service was average, we had to go up to bar for a soda refill. I think they were short staffed because of Covid-19. They also stop serving breakfast @11:00 when check out from hotel is @11:00. That was disappointing too.The food was very good & we felt the prices were reasonable.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

We appreciate your feedback, Loralee! We're eager for spring and summer to come so we can reopen the patio. We'd think you would enjoy the space. Check-out for the St. James is at noon. We hope you can stop by and visit us again soon. Safe travels,

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JudyP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance and service. Good drinks and meal, but chef’s specials priced a bit high in my opinion, love the remodel!

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 18, 2021

Hi Judy! Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate your warm comments and support. Come visit us this summer when our patio is open! Happy dining,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good. The bartender/server was very good also

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 18, 2021

Thank you, diner! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, management, food, and selection of cocktails. Would highly recommend and can’t wait to go back.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate the warm compliments. Come again!

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jfoodie
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Setting is beautiful but one dish was over cooked.

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BrentonJ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place in Red awing for drinks and dinner.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you so much, Brenton, for your review! We appreciate your support. Best,

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Sylwia
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Steak was well done, when we ordered steak medium rare. We ordered meatballs dish and both were cold.
Gentlemen cleaning our table was very quick and nice.
Overall restaurant looks very pretty:)

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 2, 2020

Hi diner - thank you for your feedback! We appreciate it. Your comments were shared with our chefs and team to learn and better future culinary experiences. We love our new space :) Come again soon! All the best,

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Sally
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our lunch and the services of our server. We felt very Covid comfortable throughout!

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi Pixie, thanks for coming by for lunch! We're happy to see you felt safe with our safeguards and precautions and had a great experience. Come again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was really good and the service was thoughtful and prompt!

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 29, 2020

Good Morning- thank you for your feedback! Our team is appreciative of your comments! All the best,

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Rachel
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty food! The ambiance was decent but I thought the restaurant would be a bit fancier. Overall it was a great experience though.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thanks, Rachel! Excited to read that you had a great experience with us. Happy dining,

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vipJulieR
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newly remodled with excellent food and staff. We will be back for more great food.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for stopping by and giving us a try, Julie! Can't wait for you to visit us again. Highly recommend the grilled brie sandwich with sweet potato fries for lunch. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible drinks and food. The staff was wonderful as always.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you SO much! We appreciate the compliments. Happy dining,

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vipKarin
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was just outstanding, sometimes a surprise for a hotel restaurant. We both had Swedish meatballs, which were the best I’ve ever tried. We also ate breakfast the next morning which was also excellent. The wild rice breakfast bowl was a big hit. Service was great both times. Ambiance was just average. We will definitely go back next time we are in the area. Highly recommend this restaurant. They easily accommodated our gluten free requirements.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 26, 2020

We loved reading your review, Karin. Thank you for your kind feedback and the compliments. We're so happy that you enjoyed breakfast and dinner at our restaurant. Come again soon!

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Kitt
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food and ambience is good. But the service we received was poor - 1/2 hour wait for a simple breakfast. No good explanation by our waiter, who was so busy chatting with other patrons that we had to ask him to check on our order.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 26, 2020

Hi Kitt - thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate you sharing your experience. We apologize for the service you experienced and will address this with our team. We encourage you to give us another try in the future.

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RichN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decor a mix between casual and fine dining. Tasty food except for some undercooked turnips. Great service

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you stopping by and giving us a try. All the best,

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KellyE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So good! We had a wonderful brunch! This restaurant is very well appointed and the menu offered great variety. Yum!

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you, Kelly! Come again soon,

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vipLoveMN
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really friendly service, lovely restaurant, good food in a smaller MN city - well worth a visit

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 19, 2020

Loved seeing your review! We appreciate the warm compliments. Thank you for your support during these challenging times. Cheers,

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Riggsmama
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the remodel, the food was excellent and Lisa was great!!!

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you for your review! We love the remodel, too. Happy dining,

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ShannonB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and incredibly fresh food. We were visiting from out of town, and a little disappointed with the overall options in Red Wing. We came across Scarlet Kitchen and Bar and there was no question on the decision. Our service was wonderful, attentive, and there was a varied menu for all tastes. Would definitely go back.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you so much, Shannon! Glad you found us and gave us a try during your visit to Red Wing. We hope you can visit us again in the summer. Safe travels,

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jonathanp
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lobster bisque with no lobster and a total BS response from staff ("it's been that way for years")....but still charging $9 a bowl? Really off-putting. What's next? Fish tacos with no fish? Pepperoni pizza with no pepperoni? Total fleece job. Good luck in the future.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 19, 2020

Hi diner - thank you for your feedback. We shared your comments with our chefs to learn and grow for future dining experiences. We encourage you to give us another try in the future. We recommend the wild rice soup or the California chicken salad. Warm regards,

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RoseK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Even though I made a 5:00 pm reservation a week early, requesting a window seat, we were told when we arrived we were told no window seating was available because they were "reserved". However, there were 3 empty window tables and these remained empty. This was disappointing because we were celebrating our 26th anniversary! Both my husband and I ordered wild rice soup to start - which was excellent. I ordered Swedish meatballs. They were just ok. The dill sauce overpowered everything and the meatballs themselves were course and overcooked. My husband ordered an apple chicken entree that he said was good. I am a big fan of Jimmy's (which wasn't open) so I was disappointed to find a bright unromantic "kitchen" ambiance. Our server deserves 5 stars, as does the bartender who made a special drink for me.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 19, 2020

Hi Rose - thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are honored that you celebrated your 26th anniversary with us! Your comments were shared with our team to learn and grow. Jimmy's does have a cozy atmosphere, but our newly remodeled restaurant still offers guests a relaxing, warm space to dine and connect. We appreciate the compliments directed toward a few of our team members. We encourage you to visit us again in the future. All the best,

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner-food excellent! Flatbread pizza amazing! Free birthday dessert! Yum!

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 15, 2020

Happy birthday! Thanks for celebrating with us. Cheers to another year around the sun!

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BarbaraO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, but the portions were too big. Without a refrigerator in our room, I could not take some to go. I usually don’t care about leftovers. But the fettuccini was so good, I would have liked some the next day.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 15, 2020

Hi Barbara - Thank you for the compliment! Microwaves and mini fridges are available to hotel guests upon request for a fee. They are available on a first come, first serve basis. Until next time. Well wishes,

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TedF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for lunch. We sat on the patio which which was very pleasant and, while it was cool outside, had space heaters at most tables. We had not eaten so we were pretty hungry. We decided to start with a couple of appetizers: Cheese curds and spinach and artichoke gratin. The cheese curds were battered with "sturdiwheat" which I was not familiar with but had a texture which reminded me of cornmeal. They come either plain or buffalo. We chose the former. The cheese was nice and melty, the batter was nice and crispy. It came with a dipping sauce which was not necessary.

My wife and I had mix reviews on the the second appetizer. I very much enjoyed it while she didn't enjoy it as much. It is cheesier than other similar dishes which made it very rich. My wife would have preferred more spinach and artichoke,

The portions of both apps were so generous (the gratin could have been shared with two other people) that neither of us had room for an entree, especially because we both wanted to try one of the four desserts on the menu. We selected the bourbon molasses pecan pie which was one of the best I've ever had. I don't like pecan pies that have a thin layer of pecans on top and the rest of the pie is filled with overly sweet gloppy filling. This pie had plenty of pecans and a dense filling, with the molasses and, to a lesser extent, the bourbon flavors coming through.

We both had coffee which was strong and served in a large mug which our very attentive server, Diego, continued to top-off. There are many other items on the menu (e.g. grilled brie sandwich, salmon bruschetta board and poached pears with spiced vanilla ice cream) which we are looking forward to trying the next time we come.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 15, 2020

Good Morning Ted - thank you SO much for your review and giving us a try! We loved reading about your experience. We appreciate the compliments and shared your warm comments with our team. Highly recommend the grilled brie sandwich next time you visit us. It's delicious. Hope you can stop by again soon! All the best,

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Scarlet Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://st-james-hotel.com/gift-certificates/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.