Brasserie Saint James

BEER AVG
3.91/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

901 S Center St
Reno, Nevada, 89501-2307
United States

(775) 348-8888 | map
brasseriesaintjames.com

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Added by marct on 10-14-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
28
Ratings:
199
Reviews:
43
PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
4.1%
 
 
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Photo of evanwoertz
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of AmishLightning
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Very large place perfect for a beer at the bar or a large party. Several rooms; several bars and lots of beer on tap. Nothing that will change your life but all true to style and excellent quality. The brewers here know what they are doing. Worth the trip.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.73/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of DovGibor
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.15/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Brasserie Saint James is a Belgian beer bar (mostly) with great food.

It's a big place that seems smaller, because it's got several different rooms. We ate in the main bar, full of old wood and cool decor. It's classy without being upscale, if that makes any sense. There are side rooms with TVs and games, and a completely different vibe.

It's a brasserie, as they say. That means a certain kind of Belgian/French food with strong flavors and a fairly casual vibe. Think mussels, grilled oysters, cassoulets, and braised meats and stews. I had a Basque mussel dish that was the best food I've ever had in a brewery or brewpub. I'd go back to this place just to eat, even if they didn't have beer.

The beer is mostly Belgian styles. There are a lot of different saisons and farmhouse ales. The quality ranged from very good to excellent. There is also a double IPA, which any typical American brewery (not doing Belgians) would be very proud of. They offer a tasting flight of 7 generous pours (prob. 5 ounces, maybe a bit more) for $12, which is a lot of great beer for a great price. Regular pours are generally 13 ounces in tulips.

Overall, Brasserie Saint James is one of the best combinations of food and beer that I've ever seen.

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Photo of Spoda1983
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of flexabull
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Inviting, cozy, with lots of warn wood and a definite European feel to the place. Fairly busy on Friday night too.

Quality was good, I tried only one beer (Daily Wages) but I thought it was very tasty. They had I believe 8 or 9 beers on tap, with a definite focus on European/Belgian styles.

Service was a bit of a let down. Our server was pleasant enough, but painfully slow. My friend ordered a second beer and it took almost 20 minutes to arrive. As I mentioned, it was busy, but not so busy that it should take that long to get a beer.

Food was really good. Best meal I've had at a brewery in sometime.

Overall, a very nice place. I hope my experience with the service isn't the norm because this place could be fantastic.

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Photo of mjstern70
5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I love this little brewpub. Their selection is great and has a wonderful open feel to it. Nicely put at the top of the hill.

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Photo of Mig1921
4.65/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Beerart888
5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Jayhawknv
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Aldogg007
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Fantastic food awesome beers that are out of the box and not your regular lineup! Highly recommend this gem of a place.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BobbyDigitali
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of achilles2k
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of TwoBeers
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Schwegler
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MFauver35
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of BuckTuckian
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Copernicus
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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