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“Costly, but food and service are mediocre”
Review of St James Place - CLOSED

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St James Place
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Coulter Ave. and St. James Place
Transit: Suburban Square is conveniently located to Septa's Regional Rail at Ardmore Station. Accessible by multiple bus routes along Montgomery and Lancaster Avenues.
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Have been here a few times since it opened. It's nothing special. Pricey, parking is hard to come by, and food and service are mediocre at best. Glad they put Plate out of business, but I wouldn't waste my time by coming here.

Thank jessica7185
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

They have great happy hour specials, something there for everyone, great staff, nice modern restaurant and great food too

Thank fromphilly2ga
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

My wife ate here when the restaurant first opened and swore she would never go back. Time has passed since then so we decided to give it another try. Unfortunately we both came to the same conclusion: Food still needs a lot of improvement. I first had the pork chop for which I needed a saw to cut thru the fat. The waitress and manager exchanged it for the turkey burger that was so dry it tasted like sawdust. My wife said here hamburger was just okay. I have to say that the staff was excellent. The waitress was very professional and the manager could not have been nicer. If only the food was that good.

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1  Thank tripmaster2623
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Double shot tequila sunrise and Sailor Jerry rum (was not informed it wasn't going to be capt. morgan) and coke = $21! It's a shame we won't be back...looks like a real nice place but wreaked of old money and new world prices. We'll stick with our favorites Primavera (great $5 drink happy hour 5-7pm), Tired Hands with some of the best home brewed beer far and near, and McShea's with great food, great service, great drinks and great people. You can keep your suburban square prices! We'll stay on the other side of the tracks for now! PS the bartender was very nice and poured a nice drink in the 10-12 oz glass.

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1  Thank KG42
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Funny how spotty the reviews of the St. James are out here. Within our circle, too, we saw lots of variation from visit to visit. The first time my wife went by herself, she felt that as a woman seated alone she was basically ignored and that the food was mediocre. This time as a family we were very well treated for brunch.The room is spacious with a cool gray toned New Orleans jazzy kind of feel. The wooden tables are roomy and attractive. The food was very creative. A beet salad with steak was excellent. An aged ham with grain mustard, vegetables and baguettes hit the mark as did the Cobb Salad. A macaroni, bacon and cheese appetizer was creamy and the little bits of bacon were crispy. The biggest hit was a french toast brioche with fruit compote and maple syrup. It was very lightly and slightly refried which gave it a great finishl. A hint of chocolate laced the syrup.There were other temptations on the menu from Steak Frites to a charcuterie, an appealing cheese bord, chocolate pancake, wraps, omelettes, crab and egg Hollandaise, a burger, salmon tartare and more. I pigged out (literally) with great sausages and bacon on the side. The bill for four with drinks was a little expensive for brunch ($135 or so before tip) but manageable enough and woirth it.The price steepens because everything is a la carte. The staff was not at all surly and indifferent as described in other reviews. Just the opposite. Maybe they finally get it at the St. James or maybe we just caught them on the upside of the mood swing cycle. We will go again.

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1  Thank TommyBoy94
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