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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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Winona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome! The staff, the food, the drinks, atmosphere all top notch. Great place to relax and have a drink and dinner.

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Thank perrinr2016
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hello Friend, I truly enjoyed reading your comments. Hope you are able to come back and try some new dishes. Jimmy's pub is also a good time and that is located on the 5th floor. Take Care, Jackie More 

Backus, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough about our good eats at this restaurant. It was beautiful, classy and romantic as well as historic. We enjoyed the ahi tuna tartar (absolutely amazing) the seafood pozole and the helluka pork chop. Wonderful food and the wine and dirty martini's were hard to beat! Can't wait to return!

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

Hi Kim, Loved reading your comments. I may be a little biased but service, menu creations and atmosphere are one of a kind here in town. Glad to know the food was (absolutely amazing) and I will be sure to pass along your comments to our head Sous Chef. Take care, Jackie More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everytime we have stopped to have a drink or two, we have been fortunate to have an excellent bartender who took outstanding care of us and everyone else in the room. Just wish I could remember her name, but trust me, she is/will be one of the best bar staff person you will ever experience.

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Thank TheKid1111
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hello there, You are referring to Lori in the Port. I will be sure to pass along your comments and she is a great bartender and we are glad to have her. Come see us again soon! Cheers, Jackie More 

Rochester, MN
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner last Saturday night with another couple. We all ordered different entrees and they were all outstanding. The service could not have been better. The food was perfect, in every way. Staff all courteous and helpful. We will be going back soon!

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Thank SAL611
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you again for your comments and I will be sure to pass it along to our Port staff. Glad to know we will be seeing you in the future. Take care, Jackie More 

Fontana, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This isn't the place for you if your looking for swimming pools and health clubs. It is a need old (but updated to modern standards) riverboat landing hotel. It is located downtown within walking distance of the park, marina, and a number of pubs and restaurants. There is also a very good dining establishment on site as well as a... More 

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Thank sarahcW3283YF
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, I enjoyed reading your comments and I couldn't have said it better myself. Being centrally located in the heart of Red Wing provides a great atmosphere and experience for our out-of-towners and new guests. Please come see us again, Jackie More 

Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We visited tonight for our second wedding anniversary and we are so glad we chose this restaurant! It was very quiet because of a Tuesday, we where sat right near the fireplace which was nice. Food was an A+, my husband had the beef tenderloin and you could cut it with a butter knife. I had the aged New York... More 

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

Hello Candice, Loved reading your kind words and that we were your 1st choice again for your anniversary. I have made note of your comments and intend to look into those portions, but very glad overall you had a wonderful evening. I will also pass your comments along to Lori our Bartender :). Glad we will be seeing you in... More 

Park Rapids, Minnesota
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288 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 10 November 2016

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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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?