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The Port - St. James Hotel, Red Wing, MN

The Port - St. James Hotel

4.3
4.3
261 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar

The Port is currently open for cocktails only, no dinner menu available. Sit by the roaring fire and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail. Open Thursday-Saturday from 4 pm - 12 am (midnight).

The Port Lounge is located in the lower level of the St. James Hotel. To enjoy dinner at the St. James Hotel, please secure reservations through OpenTable for Scarlet Kitchen & Bar.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lounge
    Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (651) 388-2846

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Contact sales Department at St. James Hotel

  • Neighborhood

    Red Wing

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Parking details

    Parking available at any of the 5 parking levels at the Saint James Hotel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Champagne & Sparkling

  • Argyle, Brut 2012 Willamette Valley, USA$67.00

    • Argyle Extended Tirage, Brut 2001 Willamette Valley, USA$107.00

      • Duval-Leroy, Brut NV Champagne, France$80.00

        • Bruno Paillard "Premiere Cuvée", Brut NV Champagne, France$88.00

          • Vueve Clicquot Ponsardin, Brut NV Champagne, France$100.00

            • Veuve Clicquot "La Grande Dame" 2006 Champagne, France$216.00

              • Moët & Chandon, Brut Imperial NV Champagne, France$106.00

                • Moët & Chandon Dom Perignon, Brut 2006 Champagne, France$262.00

                  • Taittinger "Comtes de Champagne" 1998 Champagne, France$244.00

                    White Wines

                    • Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc 2016/2017 Marlborough, New Zealand$47.00

                      • Blanchet "Vielles Vignes", Pouilly-Fume 2015 Loire, France$49.00

                        • Domaine de Saint-Pierre, Sancerre 2016 Loire, France$52.00

                          • Santa Margherita, Pinot Grigio 2014 Italy$42.00

                            • Raptor Ridge, Pinot Gris 2015 Willamette Valley, USA$36.00

                              • Anne Amie, Pinot Noir Blanc 2010 Willamette Valley, USA$108.00

                                • Hedges Family Vineyard, CMS Blend 2015 Columbia Valley, USA$42.00

                                  • Yalumba "Y Series", Viognier 2015 South Australia$31.00

                                    • Stags' Leap, Viognier 2012 Napa Valley, USA$51.00

                                      • Joseph Drouhin Saint-Vernan, Chardonnay 2013/14/15 Burgundy, France$46.00

                                        • Joseph Drouhin "Laforet", Chardonnay 2016 Burgundy, France$49.00

                                          • White Oak, Chardonnay 2015 Russian River Valley, USA$46.00

                                            • Talbott "Logan", Chardonnay 2014 Santa Lucia, USA$51.00

                                              • Trefethen "Oak Knoll", Chardonnay 2016 Napa Valley, USA$61.00

                                                • Jordan, Chardonnay 2013 Russian River Valley, USA$88.00

                                                  • Shafer "Red Shoulder Ranch", Chardonnay 2011/2012 Napa Valley, USA$104.00

                                                    • Domaine de la Racauderie, Vouvray 2013/2014 Loire, France$39.00

                                                      Rose

                                                      • Left Coast Cellars, Rose of Pinot Noir 2016 Willamette Valley, USA$37.00

                                                        • Marques de Caceres, Rioja Rosado 2016/2017 Rioja, Spain$33.00

                                                          • Raptor Ridge, Rose of Pinot Noir 2016 Willamette Valley, USA$36.00

                                                            Pinot Noir

                                                            • Joseph Drouhin "Laforet" 2015/2016 Burgundy, France$50.00

                                                              • Bouchard Pere de Fils, Bourgogne 2016 Burgundy, Francy$55.00

                                                                • Bouchard Pere de Fils, Pommard 2011 Burgundy, France$115.00

                                                                  • Joseph Drouhin, Pommard 2007 Burgundy, France$119.00

                                                                    • Argyle 2018 Willamette Valley, USA$55.00

                                                                      • The Eyrie Vineyards "Estate Grown Reserve" 2011/2013 Dundee Hills, USA$115.00

                                                                        • Raptor Ridge "Barrel Select" 2013 Willamette Valley, USA$60.00

                                                                          • Raptor Ridge "Shea Vineyard" 2012 Yamhill-Carlton, USA$100.00

                                                                            • Anne Amie "L'iris" 2012 Willamette Valley, USA$120.00

                                                                              • Red Car "Sonoma Coast" 2014 Sonoma Coast, USA$89.00

                                                                                • Goldeneye "Gowan Creek Vineyard" 2013 Anderson Valley, USA$125.00

                                                                                  Unique Red

                                                                                  • Joseph Drouhin "Beaujolais Villages", Gamay 2015 Beaujolais, France$40.00

                                                                                    • Renato Ratti, Barbera d' Asti 2015 Piedmonte, Italy$48.00

                                                                                      • Jacuzzi, Barbera 2014 Mendocino County, USA$42.00

                                                                                        • Dry Creek Valley "Redemption", Zinfandel 2013 Sonoma Valley, USA$45.00

                                                                                          • Cline "Big Break", Zinfandel 2014 Contra Costa County, USA$64.00

                                                                                            • M.A.N., Pinotage 2015/2016 Coastal Region, South Africa$32.00

                                                                                              • Juan Gil, Monastrell 2012/2014 Jumilla, Spain$39.00

                                                                                                • Marques de Caceres, Crianza 2014 Rioja, Spain$40.00

                                                                                                  • Udaca "Eloquente", Colheita Dao Red 2015 Dao, Portugal$35.00

                                                                                                    • Borgo Scopeto, "Chianti Classico" 2013 Tuscany, Italy$50.00

                                                                                                      • Castello Banfi, Brunello di Montalcino 2008/2010 Tuscany, Italy$128.00

                                                                                                        American Merlot

                                                                                                        • Bacchus "Independent Producer" 2013 Columbia Valley, WA$45.00

                                                                                                          • Ferrari Carano 2014 Sonoma Valley, CA$64.00

                                                                                                            • Charles Krug 2012 Napa Valley, CA$54.00

                                                                                                              • Trefethen "Oak Knoll" 2014 Napa Valley, CA$79.00

                                                                                                                • Duckhorn 2013 Napa Valley, CA$105.00

                                                                                                                  • Newton "Unfiltered" 2008/2012 Napa Valley, CA$112.00

                                                                                                                    • Shafer 2012/2014 Napa Valley, CA$275.00

                                                                                                                      Syrah and Syrah Blend

                                                                                                                      • Cline "Cashmere", Red Blend 2017 California, United States$37.00

                                                                                                                        • E. Guigal Cote du Rhone, Syrah/Grenache 2015 Southern Rhone, France$40.00

                                                                                                                          • Clos du Mont-Olivet, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 Southern Rhone, France$75.00

                                                                                                                            • Emmanuel Darnaud "Les Trois Chenes", Syrah 2013 Northern Rhone, France$55.00

                                                                                                                              • d'Arenberg "d'Arry's Original", Shiraz/Grenache 2013 McLaren Vale, Australia$45.00

                                                                                                                                • Penfold's "St. Henri", Shiraz 2007 South Australia$112.00

                                                                                                                                  • Two Hands, "Bella's Garden", Shiraz 2012 South Australia$129.00

                                                                                                                                    American Cabernet and Cabernet Blend

                                                                                                                                    • Hedges Family Estate, CMS Blend 2015 Columbia Valley, WA$49.00

                                                                                                                                      • Fransiscan "Magnificat", Meritage 2012 Napa Valley, CA$98.00

                                                                                                                                        • Rodney Strong "Symmetry", Meritage 2012 Alexander Valley, CA$116.00

                                                                                                                                          • Opus One, Meritage 2011/12/14 Napa Valley, CA$292.00

                                                                                                                                            • Alexander Valley Vineyards "Cyrus", Meritage 2012/2013 Sonoma County, CA$102.00

                                                                                                                                              • Viader, Cabernet/Cab Franc 2000 Napa Valley, CA$150.00

                                                                                                                                                • Chateau Haut-Batailley Pauillac, Grand Cru Classe 2004 Bordeaux, France$119.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Alexander Valley Vineyards, Cabernet 2016 Alexander Valley, CA$49.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Jordan, Cabernet 2014 Alexander Valley, CA$106.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Trefethen Estate "Oak Knoll", Cabernet 2015 Napa Valley, CA$138.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Chalk Hill, Cabernet 2005 Chalk Hill, CA$107.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Charles Krug "Vintage Selection", Cabernet 2012 Napa Valley, CA$126.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Kenwood "Artist Series", Cabernet 2007 Napa Valley, CA$142.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Altamura, Cabernet 2008 Napa Valley, CA$162.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Stags' Leap "Artemis", Cabernet 2015/2016 Sonoma County, CA$136.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Shafer "One Point Five", Cabernet 2014 Stags Leap District, CA$150.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Chateau Montelena, Cabernet 2013 Napa Valley, CA$98.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Caymus, Cabernet 2015 Napa Valley, CA$150.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Chateau Montelena "Estate", Cabernet 2005/2008 Napa Valley, CA$188.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Caymus "Special Selection", Cabernet 2009/2014 Napa Valley, CA$258.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Shafer "Hillside Select", Cabernet 2009 Stags Leap District, CA$302.00

                                                                                                                                                                              What 261 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              4.3
                                                                                                                                                                              4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                              • 4Value

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. DM

                                                                                                                                                                                DougM

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                The port has not been open for Dining for some time. The port is open for drinks only. I would strongly suggest you stop taking reservations for a non existent Dining experience. The St. James staff was shocked when I said I had a reservation to eat at the port. I had to show them my confirmation to prove that I was not crazy. So you might say that our dining experience was less than satisfactory. My overall rating would be. “ 0 “

                                                                                                                                                                              2. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                First of all, the hotel and restaurant employees were fabulous! Open Table needs to know that the Port Restaurant does not serve food, so the reservations are useless. They due offer a very nice charcuterie plate. They were able to get us into the other restaurant at the hotel so it worked out well.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on June 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate the compliments and we're happy you were able to try our restaurant, Scarlet Kitchen & Bar. Thank you for your feedback! Warm regards,

                                                                                                                                                                              3. TK

                                                                                                                                                                                TristaK

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall2food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                I have been to the Port many times over the years. I was unaware they were basically closed because of Covid. They make excellent drinks and the service was superb but not having a full dinner menu really disappointed us. I will NOT be back until the Port is back. Also losing Jimmy’s Pub which also added to the atmosphere of the hotel. St. James Hotel will suffer greatly until those two huge draws return!

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on May 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Trista - Thank you for sharing your feedback. We have not offered our dinner menu since we reopened in October 2020. Thank you for being a returning guest all these years. We appreciate the compliments on the drinks and the service. We encourage you to visit our newly remodeled restaurant, Scarlet Kitchen & Bar. It provides a different setting and feel, but worth the visit. Warm regards,

                                                                                                                                                                              4. TT

                                                                                                                                                                                TedT

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Although not fully open for full dining, it was nice to just get back into that great ambiance and have a couple prohibition style drinks. As always, longtime bartender Lori was gracious and makes you fell special.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on April 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you, Ted, for your review! We appreciate your warm feedback and compliments on our team. Come again soon!

                                                                                                                                                                              5. T

                                                                                                                                                                                Tracy

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Staff friendly & knowledgeable. Exceptional experience & amazing workers.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on May 7, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you, Tracy! We appreciate your kind feedback. Cheers!

                                                                                                                                                                              6. SA

                                                                                                                                                                                SARAHJ

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                We enjoyed our stay, just far enough away from home to feel like a mini-vacation. It's a blessing to live in this part of the country and have so much to explore right in our own back yards!

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on March 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you so much, Sarah! We're thankful you gave us a try. Come again soon! Safe travels,

                                                                                                                                                                              7. KP

                                                                                                                                                                                KarolynP

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                This is a lovely place with a great atmosphere for drinks and dessert. They were not serving food at the time of our visit, but the menu items available were delicious and definitely worth trying. We would certainly recommend this place to anyone coming to visit Red Wing, MN.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on March 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                We appreciate your recommendation, Karolyn! Thanks for stopping by and giving us a try. Cheers!

                                                                                                                                                                              8. LB

                                                                                                                                                                                LaurieB

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 14, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Lori makes the best drinks ever! We really enjoyed the charcuterie board also! Perfect ambience at The Port!

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you so much, Laurie! All the best,

                                                                                                                                                                              9. n

                                                                                                                                                                                none

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                currently they don't have food except for a cheese/meat/bread tray, but that was amazingly good!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 5, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for your feedback! Cheers,

                                                                                                                                                                              10. TG

                                                                                                                                                                                TeresaG66

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Great bartender!!! (No food is served due to COVID, but we knew that ahead of time/well advertised.)

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 1, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We appreciate the compliments on our team. All the best,

                                                                                                                                                                              11. BJ

                                                                                                                                                                                BrentonJ

                                                                                                                                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Lori made the night memorable, but great drinks and apps.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on January 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you, Brenton! Come again soon,

                                                                                                                                                                              12. RR

                                                                                                                                                                                RitaR

                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                We previously had a lovely dinner at The Port and were excited to visit again. Unfortunately, due to terrible service (the busperson kept refilling our water as our server was nowhere to be seen and we waited nearly half an hour between courses), we sat for dinner for TWO HOURS. Nothing was comped, no apologies were offered. We saw other tables come and go in the time it took us to get served. We did not ask for anything unusual - only two appetizers. I would NOT recommend the 'market cheeses' appetizer - not well described. We had a 2" x 1" slab of blue cheese, two tiny dried up crostini, one of which had a dab of tomato confit. My husband's NY strip was more charred/bloody rare than medium rare. My market fish, thankfully, was halibut and was excellent, so we shared that. NOT WORTH the price or the wait time. I am sad to have to report our disappointment.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on March 6, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Rita - we are sad to learn that you did not have a great experience with us. We sincerely apologize for the service and your overall experience. I shared your comments with the manager of the restaurant and the chefs to look into what happened and to use this as a learning tool for the team. If you would like to speak more about your experience, please contact Nicki, The Port Restaurant Manager at 651-385-5543. Again, we are so sorry and encourage you to visit us in the future. Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                                                              13. k

                                                                                                                                                                                kcmickelson

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Loved this place! The thick stone walls, the fireplace, the excellent food, the very kind wait staff - all of it was lovely. We had the best mussels we've found in the state of Minnesota. Very cool bar, too, where we had a drink before our dinner reservation time.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on March 6, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for your warm comments! Glad you had a wonderful experience with us. Happy dining,

                                                                                                                                                                              14. KG

                                                                                                                                                                                KathleenG

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                First time we have been at The Port in the St. James Hotel. The ambiance was great situated in the basement. It looked and felt like you took a step back in time. The food was excellent. The French Onion soup was the best we have ever eaten. The steaks were tender and cooked as ordered. The scallops were cooked perfectly pan seared and not rubbery over rice that was a perfect match with mushrooms, parmesan and a buttery sauce. We will definitely be returning.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on March 6, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for stopping by! We appreciate the compliments! I shared them with the Chefs. Hope you can return again for an anniversary, birthday or night out on the town. Best,

                                                                                                                                                                              15. CH

                                                                                                                                                                                ChrisH

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Mushroom Swiss burger was hands down the best burger I have had. Highly recommend

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 21, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Chris - thank you for taking the time to write a review! Our mushroom & swiss burger is very popular. I recommend the california chicken salad too. Happy dining!

                                                                                                                                                                              16. R

                                                                                                                                                                                Ringo

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                The service, food, and aomdanc were all great!

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you Ringo for your review! Well wishes,

                                                                                                                                                                              17. LT

                                                                                                                                                                                LarissaT

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                This is an absolutely lovely place. So unique. The food was great. We went over Valentine’s Day weekend so it was a set menu and pricier as you had to order an app and well as a dessert.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 21, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Larissa - thank you for your feedback! We appreciate it. Happy dining,

                                                                                                                                                                              18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall2food1service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                We didn’t realize that on Valentine’s Day,that there was a limited menu....the steak was burnt and overdone and the dessert had no flavor.. terrible for having to pay 59.00 a person..

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi diner - thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're so sorry that you did not know that we were offering a limited menu for Valentine's Day and you were disappointed with your experience. The chefs were informed about your comments on the food. We encourage you to visit our restaurant another time so you can try a dish from our everyday menu. Warm regards,

                                                                                                                                                                              19. AM

                                                                                                                                                                                AngelaM

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                We had dinner at The Port on Valentines Day so our expectations were high. We knew they would have a prix fix menu but were disappointed with their limited choices. For 59.00 I had a Caesar salad that was missing one of the ingredients, spaghetti with black bean meatballs (the sauce was good), and strawberry shortcake with dry, inedible biscuits and chopped strawberries. It just wasn’t worth it.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Angela - thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're saddened to read that you were disappointed with our menu choices on Valentine's Day. Your feedback was shared with the chefs to incorporate your feedback into future experiences. We encourage you to give us another chance in the future. Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                                                              20. PS

                                                                                                                                                                                PaulS

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Our evening experience turned out better that could have been expected. After dessert we found two seats at the bar. Lori is a fabulous example of a wonderfully friendly professional Mixologist.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for your review, Paul! We appreciate the compliments! Best,

                                                                                                                                                                              21. RP

                                                                                                                                                                                RogerP

                                                                                                                                                                                Yosemite

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Special Valentine's Day Menu offered good choices, nicely prepared and presented with tasty wine pairings in a lovely setting. Very pleasant evant.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for the feedback, Roger! Thank you for celebrating the holiday with us. Cheers!

                                                                                                                                                                              22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                The St James was fantastic. Open Table not so much. I had made the reservation through open table and had even confirmed the reservation. I received a confirmation. We arrived ahead of our scheduled reservation only to find they did not have our reservation. It’s Valentines Day of course they are fully booked. I am in tears. I have been very ill recently and it’s the first time that I am well enough to go out. Thank goodness for Nicki the Manager. She asked if we would be willing to have a table in the lounge that it shouldn’t be a long wait and that she would purchase our drinks while we waited. Not only was she empathetic but truly made us feel special. The food and service was fantastic. I will call the St James directly from now on to book my reservation. I am very disappointed in Open Table. But I am so very happy with our experience at the St James. Troy -Tammy

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi diner - thank you for sharing your experience. We're so sorry to read about your arrival. We will look into OpenTable to see what happened with your reservation and why it wasn't on the books. We're happy the issue was resolved. Thank you for your flexibility. We appreciate you celebrating the holiday with us. We hope you continue to feel better in the upcoming weeks. Sending you well wishes. Come again soon! Best,

                                                                                                                                                                              23. HE

                                                                                                                                                                                HEATHER

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                The staff went above and beyond for me and my fiancee! 10 out of 10 for service!

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Heather - we appreciate your review! Thank you for the warm comments. Come again soon! Best,

                                                                                                                                                                              24. BK

                                                                                                                                                                                BrianK

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                As much as I would like to, I can't quite recommend The Port. For $40 steak I would definitely be looking for something of considerable thickness (1.5 - 2") and more flavor character. This was clearly a bulk choice steak and not work $20. Portion size was considerable, as I ate half of it but then did not get my to go box back. I chose not to ask for it as we were staying at a local inn anyway. I also tried the salmon ravioli (special) and was glad I only had to eat one bite. The menu lacked creativity and depth for entrees. The appetizers where quite good (Fries, Cheese plate and crab cake). I think there are better values in the area for just as good or better tasting food.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Brian - thank you for sharing your feedback! Your comments were shared with the Chefs to ensure better future dining experiences. We encourage you to try us again in the future. Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                                                              25. AL

                                                                                                                                                                                AngieL

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Had dinner there friday. Showed up early for our 7 pm resevation, got right in. Menu is limited to about 6 entres. Sides are extra for most. I had ceasar salad and crab cake appetizer as my meal. It was good. Boyfriend had gnocchi and added head on shrimp. He liked his fine, bit didn't rave about it. Cool bar in the basement. Ambiance is nice. Drinks are $10+/ea. Also had brunch buffet there sunday morning. A bit overpriced for the offerings but food was good. Good place to visit, but not dying to go back asap.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Angie - thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback. We hope you can visit us again for a special occasion. Well wishes,

                                                                                                                                                                              26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Great experience! Friendly staff- if in Red Wing- this should be a required stop!

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 7, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for your kind feedback! We're happy to read you had a great experience at our restaurant. Hope you can stop by again in the future. Happy dining!

                                                                                                                                                                              27. TG

                                                                                                                                                                                TeresaG66

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, which we noted in our reservation, and the hostess & server were both nice enough to congratulate us, etc. We love staying at The St James Hotel and a nice meal and martinis at The Port makes it even better!

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on February 7, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Teresa - thank you for writing about your experience with us. Happy Anniversary! We appreciate the compliments. Come again soon! Cheers,

                                                                                                                                                                              28. CH

                                                                                                                                                                                CourtneyH

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Been to The Port 4 times in two separate night stays at the the St. James. Every experience I've had has been consistent and amazing! The food leaves you craving more, the atmosphere is quite, comfortable and cozy and the service is top notch! Left feeling completely satisfied with the entire experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on January 24, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you so much for your warm review, Courtney! We really appreciate your comments. We hope you can dine with us again in the future. Well wishes,

                                                                                                                                                                              29. MD

                                                                                                                                                                                MinnesotaDave

                                                                                                                                                                                New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                It's a great vibe in this historic building! Very nice setting. My wife and I had dinner and drinks. She had the scallops and mushroom risotto. I had the filet. Both of our meals were excellent! We've dined in the best restaurants in the Twin Cities and the food quality compared favorably. Service was a little slow the night we were there, as they seemed to be short handed but the staff handled themselves exceptionally well and they even comp'd our soup without us even asking. Overall, it was a very good experience and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something upscale while still feeling friendly and casual at a price that beats the bigger city restaurants by quite a bit.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on January 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi traveler - thank you for your review! We're happy you enjoyed your experience. We're sorry to hear that service was slower on the day you visited, but we appreciate the compliment on how you thought our staff handled the evening. Thank you for the recommendation. We do hope you can visit us again in the future. Happy dining,

                                                                                                                                                                              30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Had a late Christmas lunch with my family. Loved the ambiance and service. The place was not super busy, so it felt as though we had our own private room and server. Food was great. Will definitely return.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on January 13, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi diner - thank you for celebrating with us! We're happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for sharing your experience. Well wishes,

                                                                                                                                                                              31. GG

                                                                                                                                                                                GuthrieGirl

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Our ‘Go-To’ place in Red Wing!!

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on January 31, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi friend - thank you for your comment! We are honored The Port is your go-to restaurant in Red Wing. Cheers!

                                                                                                                                                                              32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Great bar, decor, service, food, ambiance- the prix fixe menu with wine pairings was great

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on January 10, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                We appreciate your comments, friend! Thank you for the compliments. Come again soon! Happy dining,

                                                                                                                                                                              33. TZ

                                                                                                                                                                                TerriZ

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                We went for dinner for New Years, and everything was yummy, well prepared and great presentation.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on January 10, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for the kind feedback, Terri! Cheers to 2020!

                                                                                                                                                                              34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                We spent the night at the hotel and had a romantic dinner. Very casual dress. My wife and I had steaks which were perfectly done and delicious. The sides and sauces were OK. Very nice overall.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on January 2, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi diner - thank you for staying at the St. James and trying out The Port. The restaurant is perfect for special occasions. Hope you can visit us again in the future for a birthday or an anniversary! Cheers,

                                                                                                                                                                              35. MT

                                                                                                                                                                                MatthewT

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Good food, quiet music, great night. We'll be going back again.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on December 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for the review, Matthew. We're happy you were able to experience The Port. Come again soon. Cheers to the New Year!

                                                                                                                                                                              36. D

                                                                                                                                                                                Daniel

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port is great. Food is creative and the bar staff know how to make the standard drinks righjt and have creative suggestions for those in the mood for something new.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on November 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Daniel - thank you for your kind words! We truly appreciate your feedback of your recent visit to The Port. Happy Holidays. Cheers!

                                                                                                                                                                              37. AP

                                                                                                                                                                                AP45

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                The price was too high for the small portions. If the price was about 1/2 I feel that would be fair.

                                                                                                                                                                              38. C

                                                                                                                                                                                Cknowlton

                                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Truthfully, the service isn’t great. The bar area is nice, drinks are made perfect and bartender is very friendly. The serving sizes are a bit small for the price. I do really like their French onion soup, not sure why people don’t like it. The host was super friendly and did more then he had to( he did most of the stuff our waitress should have) our waitress wasn’t very attentive, had to ask the host where she was twice because we didn’t see her after we got our food. Tried to email the st James about our evening but no reply. Id recommend this restaurant but I think it all depends on who’s your server because in the past we’ve always had good service.

                                                                                                                                                                              39. RW

                                                                                                                                                                                RonaldW

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on October 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                To be honest, We thought the food we were served was not as palatable as hoped, especially for the price. My steak had to be returned for additional grilling. My wife's salmon was tasty but what was served with it was not. The chef's soup had a real bite to it which our server forgot to mention. Although she was very accommodating. We would have to hesitate to recommend Port to friends after this our first visit.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on November 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Ronald - thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I shared your comments with the chefs to ensure better future experiences at our restaurant. We appreciate the compliment on our servers. We encourage you to give us another try in the future. Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                                                              40. j

                                                                                                                                                                                jeffp

                                                                                                                                                                                Des Moines

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary staying in a Suite at the hotel and booked a table for dinner. Service and food was awesome definitely coming back here again.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Port - St. James HotelResponded on November 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Jeff - thank you for your review! Happy Anniversary! We appreciate the compliments. Come again soon. Best,

                                                                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                                • 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

                                                                                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                              The Port - St. James Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                Red Wing

                                                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                Lounge
                                                                                                                                                                                Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

                                                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar

                                                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                Parking available at any of the 5 parking levels at the Saint James Hotel

                                                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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