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$51 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Square Victoria Station
Place D'Armes Station
Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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XO Le Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Date night with my husband. The restaur ...
Date night with my husband. The restaurant came very well recommended and it did not disappoint. The staff and service was professional and pleasant; the food very good.
Thank you for a pleasurable dining experience.
Nous y sommes allés lors de l'événement ...
Nous y sommes allés lors de l'événement Montréal à Table. Super beau menu. Service impeccable, repas succulents et bien présentés. Tout était délicieux. Le dessert, Trompe-l'oeil au chocolat, était surprenant et excellent. Nous recommanderons ce resto et y retournerons certainement. Quelle belle soirée !
The decor is Old Europe type, It reminde ...
The decor is Old Europe type, It reminded me of some beautiful halls I saw in Budapest, with the high ceilings and grandiose finishings. The service was great, our waiter Massimo was warm, friendly and gave us good service. The food was really delicious and original. I brought my mum there for her birthday and she really enjoyed every course. Lovely evening all in all.
Soirée Magique! Nous sommes allés au XO ...
Soirée Magique! Nous sommes allés au XO dans le cadre de Montréal à Table (41$ par personne). Un 3 services très recherché et différent des joues de boeuf qu'on retrouve dans 50% des menus de Montréal à Table. Tartare et salade d'endives pour débuter, Pintade en plat principal, tarte de chocolat et surprise au chocolat en dessert. On vous offre un accompagnement de verre de vin pour chacun des plats. C'était réussi! Un pure délice pour le yeux et le palais. On prend le temps de vous expliquer chaque plat et vin qui l'accompagne. Le service impeccable en entrant, au repas et à la sortie.
Excellent service et le personnel est pr ...
Excellent service et le personnel est professionnel, attentionné mais pas hautain!
Le menu offert dans le cadre de Montréal à Table était exquis. Nous nous sentions pas pressé à sortir de table.
I came here for Montreal à Table and it ...
I came here for Montreal à Table and it was my first time attending the restaurant with my significant other. Keep in mind, it's a french restaurant so for those who have a big appetite, don't be shy with the bread. There were 3 types of bread that came with our basket: Black Olive (my favorite of the bunch due to it's bold flavor), one with nuts and another with white sesame. The bread- soft with a nice hard top.
Our main meal was fantastic and they went well with the wine paring. Finally, desert came and it was definitely a taste to remember. Non-the-less, I don't come coming back for a 2nd visit. Fellas, if you want to impress your date, this is the spot; ladies, you will love this place.
Très beau restaurant et belle expérience ...
Très beau restaurant et belle expérience en général! Les plats manquaient un peu de goût, de cohésion et de profondeur par contre! Très belle présentation! Personnels sympathique, Le service était excellent et les conseils du sommelier était très apprécié pour le choix des vins! Une ambiance idéal pour prendre un bon repas!
First time at The Hotel St James. I want ...
First time at The Hotel St James. I wanted to stay here but it was $600 per night. So instead I stayed next door for half the price. And then blew my budget at XO at lunch. Had endless bottles of gorgeous champagne and took our time having a leisurely lunch. We sat at the back round table and were having a romantic lunch for 2. When 4 obnoxious women showed up and started playing rock YouTube videos on their phones at full volume. We told our waiter how inappropriate it was and the manager came over and moved us immediately into the lounge - which ended up being an even sexier table than the dining room. She even compd us a few drinks for our troubles. Well worth having a drink in the lounge just to see the gorgeous castle like room of XO. Please also take your time to view the bathrooms - more castle like ambiance. Truly the most stunning ballroom for dining I've ever been in. I felt like the princess I am.
Massimo was our server, although everyon ...
Massimo was our server, although everyone at the restaurant seemed to stop by our table at some point to help. That was fantastic. We felt very welcome and comfortable there.
Massimo kept our courses at a pace that was very enjoyable. We never felt rushed.
What a joy it was. We will visit again!
Very good food. A little bit expensive. ...
Very good food. A little bit expensive. Nice presentation of cassoulet fruit de mer. Magret de canard outstanding. Bollenger champagne very good. Dishes little bit cold et lack of blue cheese with the endives. Chocolate desserts original and tasty. Excellent service and spectacular decor.
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.
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