About XO Le Restaurant
The French called Canada’s main financial thoroughfare "rue Saint-Jacques", and the English "St-James Street". Synonymous with opulence and influence, it was the second street in what is now Montréal. Bordered by banks and named after Jacques Olier, the street continues to be known today as a museum of high finance. Today, Hotel Le St-James, the former Merchants Bank, sits enthroned at the crossroads of history. On midsummer nights, modern-day coachmen in top hats take us back a hundred years to a day when bankers glanced at their pocket watches while crossing rue St-Jacques to the stock exchange and central telegraph offices just blocks away.
XO Le Restaurant, situated in the former Banker's Hall, is truly a beautiful space composed of a dining room, a bar & lounge, two beautiful mezzanines, as well as four alcoves which add an extra touch of comfort and privacy. Chef Robillard's exciting culinary imagination brings you modern, creative French cuisine.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7am to 11:30am Monday to Friday & Sunday,
7am to 1pm Saturday
Brunch: 11am to 3pm Sunday
Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday
Dinner: 6pm to 10pm Monday to Sunday
Tasting menu: 6pm to 9pm Tuesday to Saturday
Bar / Lounge: 11am to 11pm Monday to Sunday
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Square Victoria Station
Place D'Armes Station
Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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XO Le Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This was my worst dining experience ever ...
This was my worst dining experience ever, across 30+ cities in the last 15 years. We ordered dinner at 8:20 PM and were not served anything until 9:45 PM. We even had to ask for the bread after an hour. Then, we got the wrong appetizers - our server came later to tell us that the kitchen did not have what we ordered. We were ready to leave but stayed because he told us our entrees were 5 minutes away. Then we got the wrong entrees - both of us! The server came to apologize again. We asked how long our food would take it would be another 15 minutes. At that point, we just got up and left. How can a restaurant like this continue to be rated 5 stars?
I had the tasting menu, everything was ...
I had the tasting menu, everything was delicious, loved the starters and main dish. However, I wasn't a big fan of the desserts. Service was ok but not outstanding, we felt a bit pushed to order sparkling water and champagne just as we were seated, even before we looked at the menu. Overall, a good experience but could be improved.
Perfection!! From the moment we walked i ...
Perfection!! From the moment we walked in the door, we had the most wonderful experience:) Truly a gem.. Best meal we ever had.. The atmosphere upstairs was quiet and romantic.. Isabella was an amazing server, very knowledgable, enchanting!
We live two blocks away from this hotel ...
We live two blocks away from this hotel (and restaurant). We had company visiting from Los Angeles, and we went here for dinner. The food was exceptional; the service (Jean-Phillipe) was flawless; the ambiance was quiet, elegant and beautiful. We had a spectacular experience.
This place treated us like kings and que ...
This place treated us like kings and queens! The food was amazing! Everyone in our group loved what they ordered and we clean the plates! The chef was doing a contest to create a new dish and we ordered it and tried it, we think his dish will win the prize in the contest. The staff was so attentive and available always and catered to allergies at the table. You have to try the filet and lobster its GREAT! Will go back 100%!!!!
The ambiance is very elegant & chic! We ...
The ambiance is very elegant & chic! We were not as impressed with service or food. The bartender working on the night we dined was not very good--drinks were very tart, messy garnishes. After dessert, we waited 12 minutes before we saw our server in order to get his attention for the bill. I feel like this May be a "hit or miss"type of restaurant.
XO is a knock out... Gr8 ambiance, Gr8 ...
XO is a knock out...
Gr8 ambiance, Gr8 service nice selections.
I had a light meal, a dozen oysters with freshly grated radish root & chopped scallions in apple cider vinegar, a nice off the menu green salad perfectly seasoned & the foie gras pate on a sablè biscuit served with a sorbet & a few other complimentary sides, really good!
Everything here was amazing! The waitres ...
Everything here was amazing! The waitress was great and the food was incredible. The decor was inspiring. We went to celebrate my best friend's bachelor party and we left impressed. I highly recommend this place! It's expensive, but well worth it!
One of our best dining experiences!great ...
One of our best dining experiences!great cocktails, food (outstanding braised beef and tartar), unique cheese selection and outstanding staff: waiters, maitre D' and others. Would rate this is a top dining experience
The ambiance is extraordinary! Great place for 5-7 whether with co-workers, friends or just for a romantic evening. The seating arrangements are great as you have a variety of choices between booths, table with chairs. It's a great place to just sit back, relax and enjoy the evening!
XO is located in a old bank lobby, totally renovated but leaving the classic charm of very special building. The food was well prepared. And some of the presentations were very imaginative. It's a place to dress up a bit to fit the ambiance however some were dressed casually. We would go back.
We went for Christmas Dinner because most other restaurants were closed. We tried to order from the regular menu but advised that choice was the Christmas or Bar menu . We had limited choice so we took the Table de Hot. They dinner was full of gimmicks but filling . After all the courses it would have been better to order from Bar menu because the dinner was not worth $300 bucks for 2
XO again exceeded my expectations.
My anniversary surprise gift to my wife at the same place I proposed to her. I booked the Amour package with couples massage. St. James is truly a five star Hotel with exceptional attention to detail. Everything from the rooms to the service is stand alone. Impeccable experience that makes memories last a lifetime.
The setting of this restaurant is beautiful. The food taste is not as good as the plate presentation. I had a beet salad, beautiful presentation however, beets were not cooked properly. Then I had the filet, the taste was very average. Also, in regards to the service, although our waiter was very polite, he wasn't very pleasant. He barely smiled during the whole service, I was watching him with other tables, he had the same attitude.
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