My husband and I had been talking about going to this place to enjoy nice cocktails since we moved to the Boston area 3 years ago. We heard that it was completely remodeled to be a more contemporary atmosphere, catering more to young people, but we still had high hopes (even though we aren't that old - in our 30s). Just wasn't what we expected. I guess we were expecting an upscale bar with an intimate feel and an attentive bar staff. Instead, it was a large, busy, hotel bar basically. Nothing special. The bar staff actually took a while to take our order and then billed us incorrectly. They were swift to correct the error. The most disappointing part was that it wasn't the historic gem we thought it would be. The drinks were good. Nothing wrong with them, but again - nothing to write home about.My husband tried the St James. I'm pregnant, so I got the only nonalcoholic offering, "mixed juices," which was fine, but I've experienced more upscale concoctions at much less high-end spots.