James Le Restaurant
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.
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*
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
Good services and food for Christmas Eve with my family
But there is no ambiance at all. We were maybe 10 person in the restaurant. A bit sad. The decor is beautiful.
Le service était excellent, la nourriture aussi. Ils ont souligné l’anniversaire de ma femme également, ce fut super apprécié.
The restaurant is good, I always loved the birthday cake!
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.
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...
One of a kind, was a delightful experience..will be back soon
Bien aimé le lieu, service correct, nourriture assez bonne. Niveau qualité/prix idéal pour MTL à table mais pas plus.
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
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!
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 ...
Very nice food and service in a nice but quite dull atmosphere
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.
Un cadre majestueux, une cuisine raffinée et innovante. Une équipe particulièrement attentionnée. Merci pour cette merveilleuse soirée d'anniversaire !
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)!
Incredible restaurant. Great innovative food and can’t beat the ambiance.
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.
We were there for a date. The oysters are particularly fresh. We enjoyed our scallops and seafood spaghetti.
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.
Beautiful place great service and delicious food friendly service
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!
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.
Unique presentations, outstanding flavors and service made a birthday dinner special for my wife. This place knows how to please.
Fabulous place! Love the beautiful ambience and the decor of XO. The service is beyond your expectations! The food is plentiful and delicious!
Very nice cozy sophisticated restaurant . Amazing service and good food
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 🇨🇦❤️❌⭕️
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!!!
I order a steak very basic the food tastedt was not up to the standards of a 5 star restaurant
Steak at the Keg is much more better
Very pricy for what you get
Also when first arrive the service was not quite professional than we got switched to another waiter and things got better
The best place to be for a business lunch or dinner.
Everything was absolutely lovely!
Friday Jazz night lovely.
Went for our 2 year anniversary, food delicious, the sommelier was wonderful
Merci à toute l’équipe ce fut un très beau brunch
My husband and I dined here on the final night of our honeymoon. Unfortunately, the experience left much to be desired.
The food was good, my husband enjoyed his salmon and my filet was okay. I will say that the foie gras was DELICIOUS, easily one of the best we’ve had!
Our experience suffered on the service... our water glasses were empty for the better part of our meal, as was my wine glass. It was not an overly busy night and our server and other waitstaff passed our table many times despite us trying to get someone’s attention to fill our water glasses and bring a wine list before our entrees arrived (neither of which happened). When our entrees came, I found my filet over cooked. This would not have been a big deal had our server checked in before my husband was nearly finished with his meal, at this point I had little desire to extend our meal for the correction. They corrected the temperature, and the second filet was fine, but arrived well after my husband finished his meal.
We really loved our dinner at XO. My appetizer of melon and prosciutto followed by a very tender fillet mignon was excellent. The restaurant ambience is magnificent. Service was also terrific without being formal and stuffy. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Very poor experience. In two words: no interest.
The food was mean and very mediocre, the service was average, the rib we paid $190 for two was of hardly average quality and overcooked.
We were a party of four and they could not adjust to a dairy-allergic guest (they just remove all sauce and sides making the meal very dry)
The restaurant was rightfully empty and frankly this is what they deserve. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants in Montreal but XO is an embarrassment for the city. Never again!
Good food, excellent service, very enjoyable setting.
Mom's 81st birthday celebration. Wanted to try another highly rated Montreal OpenTable restaurant. It was attached to the St. James hotel so should be outstanding? 4 of us for dinner. Recommendation: Buyer beware!! Do NOT recommend!
The bad/ugly. Our bill 915$ (4 people - 4 dinners, with wine) - 3 dinners horrible. Server came by - apologized and told us that 2 of our dinners would be removed from the bill since they were not up to par? but then when we reviewed the receipt closer next day and discovered they discounted it only 30% (2 plates) - 3 horrible pieces of meat (discount of 27$). So the restaurant management? figured since the meat was poorly cooked and we didn't eat the majority of it they felt they could charge 60$ instead of $90. Shameful.
The chef - c'mon we asked for medium rare! Who is in charge of meat purchases? Management dropped the ball.
filet mignon - ordered medium rare - arrived medium+, gray color?? My mom sent it back and the restaurant delivered another one that was cooked a little less but the meat was poor quality. My mother had to spit out gristle 3x - in a filet mignon? and then simply had enough. (thank goodness for appetizers, and wine)
striploin - was told this was the menu item to get - ordered medium rare x 2 plates - both came out - medium+. Not very tasty, and quite chewy. Only had 1/2 mine - would have had a better piece of meat from steakfrites. So 3 pieces of meat poor quality. At least my husband ate his salmon.
The appetizers - calamari, and fois gras. Very nice x 2.
Dessert - good.
Winelist - wonderful.
The service - very good. Courteous, and accommodating.
The good thing is there are a ton of other places in Montreal that are amazing and will continue to explore. XO fell quite short of the expectations for food. Would NOT recommend.