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St James Hotel, 406 Main St, Red Wing, MN
+1 800-252-1875
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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288 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This turned out to be the perfect place for a get together with old friends - great food, terrific waitress (you rock, Ali!), and quiet enough that we could have good conversations. The butternut squash soup was very good, those of us who ordered the pork chop were pleased as was our friend who ordered the steak. We were not... More 

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Thank OliverandLisa
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hi Oliver and Lisa, Loved reading your comments. I can relay your complements to our chef. Glad to know we are still a great option for our guests and customers. Stop back in when you can... We have some great 2017 dinner specials coming up! Take Care, Jackie More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great atmosphere. food was very good; however, I felt it was over priced for what we got. I have eaten in several high end restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul that cost just as much and the food was much better than the Port

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Thank MJ9856
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your comments and feedback. Being the only fine dining restaurant in town your comments are taken seriously and highlight that we may need to look into somethings. Thanks for coming down to Red Wing and I do hope it was a pleasant experience/time overall. Come see us again when you can. Our menu options are... More 

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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After dining at Staghead, we were looking for a quiet bar to have a few after-dinner cocktails. Jimmy's (upstairs at the St. James) was recommended, but it felt a little too stuffy to us, so we decided to head to the Port. Even though you're in "the basement," it still feels like a nice, cozy atmosphere. The bartender was excellent... More 

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Thank Tamara N
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hi Tamara, Thank you for your comments and I will be sure to pass them along to Lori in the Port Restaurant. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Red Wing and plan to visit us again on your trip back. Thanks, Jackie More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My friend and I dined last evening at THE PORT restaurant at the St. James Hotel in Red Wing, MN. Not knowing what to expect, all expectations were not only met but exceeded, much to our great delight! The dining-room is located below the main floor lobby area, and can be accessed by elevator or stairs (carpeted) easily enough. The... More 

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Thank Wise C
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Wise, Your words and comments were a joy to read! We are proud to offer a fine dining establishment in Red Wing, MN as there are only few to choose from. Being in the industry yourself and understanding the level of service that is expected, was a nice reminder that all the time and effort in proper training and creation... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This restaurant was a "sleeper" in that we did not expect to be so impressed. We'd heard the food was delicious and we had high expectations, but delicious is an understatement. The food is exceptional and the menu is creative while maintaining its familiarity to tradition. The surroundings are lovely -- in a limestone cellar beneath a historic, landmark hotel... More 

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Thank Jazzdat
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hi, I very much enjoyed reading your comments about The Port Restaurant. Very cool to hear we were able to wow you, and you enjoyed the creative entrees our head chef has prepared. A lot of time and effort goes into a dish and your comments highlighted those efforts and are much appreciated! Again, thank you for your comments and... More 

Champlin, Minnesota, United States
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the St James for our anniversary Sat Oct 08. We decided to dine at the Port restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We arrived at 7:15 and they sat us at the first table by the host stand. Assumed the other tables were reserved, or I would've asked to be moved from the high traffic area. The other... More 

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Thank Lori S
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hello Lori, Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your 40th anniversary. Besides your entrees not meeting expectation, I do hope your stay, and our level of service, was able to show through during the weekend. We take your feedback and review very seriously as it is the only way we can improve upon our level of service... More 

Red Wing, Minnesota
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Without exception, the Port Bar is a really pleasant experience. The bartender, Lori, is always up and ready to make your bar dining and beverages into a delightful evening. Try her Tequila Gimlet . . . You are sure to become an affecianado of not only the beverage but also Lori. A soup. A salad. A full meal. Eclectic. All... More 

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Thank wadegr
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hi There, She is a great asset to the St. James Hotel and The Port Restaurant. From her ecstatic personality or just her contagious charisma makes for one wonderful and pleasant evening at The Port. Thanks so much for your comments, Jackie More 

Red Wing, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We love the food here but be careful with your server. We have had a woman that has worked there forever and is rude and unkind and will sour your evening. DON'T GET HER! Apart from that experience, we love this place. I was so upset with her that I contacted the manager of the place and they said she... More 

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Thank Nancy S
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hello Nancy, Please know that we take your concerns very seriously and the necessary steps have been taken to ensure no one else experiences this situation. Thank you so much for dining with us and do hope you come back to see us. Take care, Jackie More 

Red Wing, Minnesota
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Port is a great spot to grab a drink with friends or that special someone. They also have fabulous desserts sure to end your night on a high note. They have fabulous made on location ice creams. My favorite is the salted caramel with caramel popcorn. Trust me on this one.

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Thank FireflyPR
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hi There, The Port Restaurant has atmosphere like none other in Red Wing. Great service, drinks and cuisine is our specialty, but let’s not forget about the deserts! Well said and thanks for your comments. Take Care, Jackie More 

Red Wing, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Very high brow, did not enjoy as much as I thought I would. Over seasoned and over priced. Will not be back

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Thank Hugh W
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hello Hugh, As we are still three months away from our Thanksgiving Celebration and we do not serve it in The Port Restaurant, we are a little bit confused with this review. Please contact us when you have a moment so we can discuss further. Thank you, Jackie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St James Hotel, 406 Main St, Red Wing, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Red Wing
  • Phone Number: +1 800-252-1875
  • This restaurant is at St. James Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?