Scarlet Kitchen & Bar
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Homemade meatballs served with buttermilk-dill gravy, quick pickle, fingerling potatoes, lingonberry
Achiote Steak Tips, romaine, elote'd corn, fajita onion and peppers, house pico, guacamole, cilantro lime crema, served with a few tortilla chips and Cholula
Cornmeal dusted walleye, shredded lettuce, marinated tomato, Calabrian tartar sauce
The chef's specials were amazing, the service was wonderful, and we didn't feel rushed or crowded. Can't wait to go again.
Hi there, Jessica! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We're so happy to read that you felt comfortable during your visit and you enjoyed the cuisine! We appreciate your support. Visit again soon. Cheers!
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
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We appreciate the compliments. Come visit us again soon. Happy dining!
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.
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,
Very friendly, great service and the food was delicous!
Thank you for sharing your feedback! We appreciate it. Cheers to good food and good company!
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.
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,
The service was wonderful, attentive, friendly, but not overbearing. They did a great job considering COVID restrictions.
Thank you, Jennifer! All the best,
Engaging but respectfully distanced service. Excellent food. Timely service.
We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for sharing. Warm regards,
Delicious food made from local food sources. Healthy options. Great staff and atmosphere.
Thank you so much, Vicki! We appreciate the compliments. Come again soon!
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.
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,
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!
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!
Tasty food and excellent service! Quiet atmosphere also.
Thank you for the review, Michelle! Hope you can visit us again soon. All the best,
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.
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,
Nice place, fun atmosphere.
We love our beautiful space. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your experience. Cheers!
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.
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,
Thank you so much! Come again soon,
Had 3 great meals here in 2 days. The chef know what he is doing, and service is great. Highly recommended!
We appreciate your recommendation, William! Thank you so much for your feedback. Our team is phenomenal. Happy dining,
Exceeded all expectations. Made staying in the hotel that much more magical
Happy to hear Andrew! Thank you for stopping by and giving us a try. Come again soon. All the best,
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.
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,
Excellent ambiance and service. Good drinks and meal, but chef’s specials priced a bit high in my opinion, love the remodel!
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,
The food was very good. The bartender/server was very good also
Thank you, diner! Cheers!
Exceptional service, management, food, and selection of cocktails. Would highly recommend and can’t wait to go back.
Thank you so much! We appreciate the warm compliments. Come again!
Setting is beautiful but one dish was over cooked.
An amazing place in Red awing for drinks and dinner.
Thank you so much, Brenton, for your review! We appreciate your support. Best,
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:)
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,
We throughly enjoyed our lunch and the services of our server. We felt very Covid comfortable throughout!
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!
The food was really good and the service was thoughtful and prompt!
Good Morning- thank you for your feedback! Our team is appreciative of your comments! All the best,
Tasty food! The ambiance was decent but I thought the restaurant would be a bit fancier. Overall it was a great experience though.
Thanks, Rachel! Excited to read that you had a great experience with us. Happy dining,
Newly remodled with excellent food and staff. We will be back for more great food.
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!
Incredible drinks and food. The staff was wonderful as always.
Thank you SO much! We appreciate the compliments. Happy dining,
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.
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!
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.
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.
Decor a mix between casual and fine dining. Tasty food except for some undercooked turnips. Great service
Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you stopping by and giving us a try. All the best,
So good! We had a wonderful brunch! This restaurant is very well appointed and the menu offered great variety. Yum!
Thank you, Kelly! Come again soon,
Really friendly service, lovely restaurant, good food in a smaller MN city - well worth a visit
Loved seeing your review! We appreciate the warm compliments. Thank you for your support during these challenging times. Cheers,
I love the remodel, the food was excellent and Lisa was great!!!
Thank you for your review! We love the remodel, too. Happy dining,
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.
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,
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.
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,
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.
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,
Birthday dinner-food excellent! Flatbread pizza amazing! Free birthday dessert! Yum!
Happy birthday! Thanks for celebrating with us. Cheers to another year around the sun!
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.
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,
Scarlet Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 156 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.