James Le Restaurant

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520 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Modern European
JAMES Le Restaurant displays all the charms of an establishment characterized by a blend of refinement and utmost elegance: a destination of choice for Montréalers, tourists and business people alike. The wine list reserves treasures selected by Hotel Le St-James' sommeliers in the finest cellars of the world. The charms of the premises transform each meal into an unforgettable experience. Using only the freshest ingredients, our Chef Éric Gonzalez creates seasonal delights for every occasion.
At JAMES Le Restaurant, you will receive gracious hospitality from the moment you place your reservation through the completion of your dining experience. Our menus change seasonally, depending on local products.
What 520 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lieu magnifique, service impeccable et mets délicieux
Parfait pour un anniversaire !!!

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Jany
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

We get at the restaurant at 8 and all the invites were there by 8:30
The service was very long. They send us appetizers that was really appreciated. Then we order food at 9 and we get our plates by 10:45 everyone get very mad and disappointed.

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DenisF
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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MMtl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Une expérience exceptionnelle et ce, à tous les niveaux. La qualité des ingrédients est vraiment remarquable et les plats sont de véritables oeuvres d'art. Le soucis du détail est sans pareil, surtout pour un repas du midi. Le service était attentionné et courtois, en plus d'être très discret. Jeanne a su nous conseiller dans le choix des plats, en fonctions de nos préférences et restrictions. Chaque invité était comblé. L'ambiance est calme et agréable, idéal pour une discussion ou une rencontre. L'équipe a également souligné l'anniversaire de notre invité de manière chaleureuse. Bref, je donne 5 étoiles à toute l'équipe de James Le Restaurant. Merci et à très bientôt!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

La nourriture étaient très bonne mais le service exécrable. Ambiance peu chaleureuse.

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MarcA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You guys made Valentine’s Day magical. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to my close friends.

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GeorgeM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Front desk staff very attentive . From front door to coat check. Maître D ok perhaps a bit chaotic as other couples were waiting for check in . Music was good and soft sound . Able to speak and be heard by other diner. Were not properly informed about flower and loot bag . The lady at the concierge was able to correct situation only after we left the restaurant. That was the only hiccup . Bathroom/ toilet on the top landing would be a good idea.

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Steve
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and great service!!

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Steco
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality of the service is absolutely outstanding

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Pantouf1ard
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Nous étions 4 amis. Au cours de la 1ere heure c'était difficile de discuter car le band de jazz jouait trop fort. Puis, suite à une plainte, le volume est devenu acceptable et l'ambiance était fort agréable dans le restaurant. Le service est impeccable. La cuisine est absolument irréprochable! De toute évidence, il y a un chef de haut calibre dans la cuisine! Le service de valet, jadis gratuit, coûte maintenant 20$. J'y retournerai, c'est certain. J'ai enlevé 1 étoile à cause du bruit lors de la première heure et du coût du service de valet. Prévoir 300$ par couple (apéro, vin, jazz band, taxes et pourboire inclus).

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CBTX
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

J'ai beaucoup aime ma premiere experience au restaurant de l'hotel et c'est sure que ce ne sera pas la derniere... Toutefois, l'assaisonnement est un peu trop sale selon mon gout personnel (la soupe et le veau...), j'ai du mange plus de pains pour pouvoir savourer le restant !
Le choix des plats est un peu limite mais les services - de l'accueil jusqu'a la fin - sont impeccables ! 5*

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

L'endroit est sublime!

Le garçon ne connaissait pas sa carte des vins et ni le menu (5 services).

Le menu était bien mais pour l'endroit aurait pu être plus spécial (l’entrée de tourtière était tiède et très sec..)

Je y retournerai malgré! Un endroit sublime pour un premier rendez-vous ou pour l’apéro

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good services and food for Christmas Eve with my family

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HeleneC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

But there is no ambiance at all. We were maybe 10 person in the restaurant. A bit sad. The decor is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le service était excellent, la nourriture aussi. Ils ont souligné l’anniversaire de ma femme également, ce fut super apprécié.

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FrankY
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is good, I always loved the birthday cake!

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vipfoodaficionad0
Montreal
55 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal with friends. We ordered the following dishes from the MTL a table menu which the ceviche as appetizers and main which consisted of pork & the other was monkfish. Every thing was well prepared & presented. Our waiters were very knowledgeable and accommodating

Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant in such a beautiful setting at the St James hotel. They also gave a very nice brunch menu.

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BenoitD
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Pour un hôtel réputé, je m'attendais à beaucoup mieux pour le restaurant de l'hôtel.
Lustres de cristal très sales et poussiéreux. Napperon de plastique que j'utilise pour l'extérieur sur mon patio.
Suiteur & maître d hôtel pas souriant qui place le service de nourriture précipitamment. Sur les 6 places il manquait un couvert à notre arrivé à la table. Nous avons du nous servir nous-même à 2 reprise la bouteille de mousseux, ce qui est innaceptable dans ce type de restaurant. Aucune empathie vraiment déçu...

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vipSherif
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of a kind, was a delightful experience..will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Bien aimé le lieu, service correct, nourriture assez bonne. Niveau qualité/prix idéal pour MTL à table mais pas plus.

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OlgaB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

La nourriture était excellente mais le service terrible! Il y avait un 5@7/8 dans le resto on ne s’entendait pas parlé. Malheureusement je ne crois pas que j’y retournerais. Dommage car notre repas était délicieux

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was a beautiful setting with great food for a convivial business dinner. It was even better for us because Sunday night was quiet, so we could have a great conversation. The service was engaged and friendly, and the food was delicious. Thanks for a wonderful night!

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StephanieM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I've been to xo before Iast year during MtI à tabIe and Ioved the experience. This years was a bit different. We where pIaced in the front of the restaurant which I don't mind at aII but with a view of the giant fIat screen TV above the bar ... watching the news of Trump's impeachment triaI was not what I had in mind for a nice night out. This is just a generaI rant that I have against modenization and screens which are aIready aII over the pIace. It made this beautifuI restaurant Iook Iike a sports bar and gave it a strange vibe. The food was ok ... not bad, but not impressed. We had the artic char tartare, the veaI and each tried the two avaiIabIe desserts. I have friends who are good cooks and I've eaten much better meaIs at their pIace on a Tuesday. I found that they tried too hard with the goId Ieaves in the appetizer and the desserts and not enough on the actuaI food itseIf. It Iooked very nouveau rich and my Iast comment to my friend was ... a hoteI restaurant wiII aIways be a hoteI restaurant ...

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KimJ
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Very nice food and service in a nice but quite dull atmosphere

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AmiraD
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Ça faisait un moment que avec mon conjoint nous voulions y aller, du coup on est parti pour célébrer son anniversaire. Nous avons été très déçus de la nourriture. Qui ne goûtait vraiment rien! Les pates était trop cuites sans assaisonnement, sans aucun goût. Nous avons à peine touché aux plats. C’etait Si mauvais que les manger était une corvée . On a finit notre soirée au Mc Donald avec une poutine :(
Ça a complètement ruiné une soirée romantique.

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Itou
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un cadre majestueux, une cuisine raffinée et innovante. Une équipe particulièrement attentionnée. Merci pour cette merveilleuse soirée d'anniversaire !

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Nang099
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed the food, the wine and the quiet atmosphere. The service was excellent! It is a bit pricey though, so expect to pay alot for small dishes (although the food was great)!

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vipGBTx
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible restaurant. Great innovative food and can’t beat the ambiance.

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vipkarinanderic
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A remarkable restaurant. The menu was fairly modest in size, but everything we had was wonderful and the wine list was impressive with a number of good choices at modest price points.

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XIANGZ
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for a date. The oysters are particularly fresh. We enjoyed our scallops and seafood spaghetti.

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vipRVET
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Notre diner partait mal, mais notre serveur a ete change, et nous avons pu passer un tres agreable moment avec un service et des plats sans failles.

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HowardS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place great service and delicious food friendly service

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to XO for our anniversary dinner and had a fantastic time. The food was amazing, along with phenomenal service. Will definitely recommend to friends and looking forward to going back again soon!

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vipJlunch
Tucson
15 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant restaurant. Uncrowded on a Tuesday night. Food was excellent. Service a notch above excellent. Bartender is an artist. Not inexpensive, but not excessively so by Montreal standards.

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vipEugeneG
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Unique presentations, outstanding flavors and service made a birthday dinner special for my wife. This place knows how to please.

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vipYolo0818
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place! Love the beautiful ambience and the decor of XO. The service is beyond your expectations! The food is plentiful and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice cozy sophisticated restaurant . Amazing service and good food

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vipYolo0818
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marc Philipe was exceptional! Always making us feel welcomed. His staff is warm and kind and takes care of your every need. We plan on eating breakfast each day that we stay in Montreal 🇨🇦❤️❌⭕️

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CEPA
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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vipKathyW
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

One of the worst meals we have had in a long time. The flank steak (medium rare ordered. well done presented) was like shoe leather and barely able to be eaten. On the bright side my wife's veal was relatively good and they didn't charge me for my main dish. I asked to speak to the "chef" but was told he was off today and the backup (a sous chef) wouldn't come out to speak to us!!!

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