I went to St. Germain for the first time for lunch yesterday and I would have to say my experience was rather uneven. To begin with, I thought the ambiance was a nice combination of traditional and modern sensibilities and fairly pleasant to the eye. For the food, I ordered the Escargots as an appetizer and athough they were fairly tasty when they arrived at the table they were luke warm. As for the main course I ordered the specialty of the day (Coq au Vin) and it was superb.
With respect to the service, although they were friendly they were not particularily professional for a restaurant (compared to say Rouge) that is considered to be one of the better ones in town. Perhaps it another example of our ongoing "Service problems" in this city. Anyway, all in all my experience wasn't too bad but I'm not sure I would run back.