In Rhythm With James
PhilaFoodie adds to praise heaped upon James, the upscale new-American restaurant at 8th and Christian.
If thereâ€™s anything about James that could strike a challenging chord for some, it would be the portion size and price. The portions are not large; theyâ€™re elegantly sized, probably more in line with the amount of food we should be eating and not what weâ€™ve been conditioned to believe is necessary. So, those looking for never-ending pasta bowls should eat elsewhere. That said, the meals Iâ€™ve had at James have been satisfying and Iâ€™ve never left hungry or wanting more. The prices at James are in line with what youâ€™d expect to pay at other fine restaurants in Center City. And the stylish food and professional and attentive service at James are definitely worth the money. But the prices mirror the grace and sophistication of the coupleâ€™s creation, making James more of a special occasion destination than an everyday hangout.