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The Port

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St James Hotel, 406 Main St, Red Wing, MN
+1 800-252-1875
16:00 - 12:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lori is the best bartender in Red Wing. And that's a high rating from a bartender down the street. The basement bar is a cool, historic, and classy spot to relax at the end of a long day!

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

Hello Judy, Thanks, we think very highly of her also. Appreciate your comments and stop back in when you can :) Thanks, Jackie More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know that this review is a little late but here goes. We stopped by for Thanksgiving dinner/drinks and although we did not have reservations, the bar area was open so we chose to sit there. The atmosphere is nice and cozy, the architecture is absolutely beautiful and is definitely something to see! The food on the other hand, not... More 

1 Thank erina152
Marilyne B, Director of Sales at The Port, responded to this review

Hello Erina, I am sorry we did not meet your expectations and taste pallet from this past thanksgiving, but thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our menus and preparation are methodically planned out well in advance, but thank you for giving us an honest try. I will present these comments to our culinary team as we... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were here in April staying at the St. James during a weekend get-away. We were excited to eat at The Port after walking by and smelling the aroma everytime we stepped out of the elevator! We were quickly greeted and seated by the hostess and the dining room is so cozy and our table for two perfect. Our waitress... More 

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

Hello Ellen, Glad to know you enjoyed the Prime Rib special. Our menu will be changing May 15th so next time you choose to visit us make sure to stop back in :). See you soon, Jackie More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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

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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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!

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
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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.

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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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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!

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
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 

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
Level Contributor
75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

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 78 helpful votes
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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
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?