St. James Cheese Company (#243, 1/21/13) – 63
Here’s a good little lunch spot located uptown – the St. James Cheese Company. I am surprised it took me so long to go here, but a solid place. I think the ideal thing would be to go here when you have a day off work. Have a sandwich, maybe some white and relax on the patio.
Having said that, do NOT go here and order the Croque Monster and then plan on going for a run later. The online menu says that it’s the Croque Monsieur, but trust me, it’s a monster. Simply a massive amount of cheese, to go with some ham and thick bread. I’m not complaining, but it ruined me for hours. I just laid around on the couch all afternoon. There were plenty of other cheese-related sandwich items that I’d be up for trying in the future, so I expect to be back. The salads also look very good.
Also, keep in mind that it’s a small place with a lot of people just hanging around, so probably not a good spot to try to run in for a quick lunch grab.
As far as a rating. For the food, I’m going with a 35 out of 50 – it’s cheese, cheese is always good, on almost anything. Except ice cream. The service was basic; you order at the counter and they give you a number and bring the food to you, so probably a 12 out of 20. The atmosphere is pretty good too, assuming you are looking for a lunch-type atmosphere and not some sort of romantic candlelight dinner, so I’ll go with a 16 out of 30.
Final total is 63. Wow! Pretty high-ranking, I think. Not bad.