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Jack's Restaurant/Bar
Jack's Restaurant/Bar

Jack's Restaurant/Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jacksdp.com
  • Phone: (949) 489-1903
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 8:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Jack's offers full service catering as well as party trays to go. We are a wedding specialist as well as home and office parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: Jack's has a 40 seat banquet facility
    for formal and informal sit down dinners as well as an enclosed patio which seats up to 30 persons.
  • Private Party Contact: Jack Loconsolo (949) 489-1903
  • Special Events & Promotions: Jack's will be serving dinner starting at 1:00pm on easter sunday, we will be offering our full dinner menu and our turner new zealand all natural meats and fish menu including turner lamb!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional parking available at the corner of Amber Latern and Del Prado at Pulse Fitness.
A word from Jack's Restaurant/Bar
Jack's Restaurant is a casual dining experience offering Turner New Zealand all natural meats and fish as well as Italian cuisine. Dinner is served seven days a week starting at 5:00pm. Breakfast on Sundays 8:30-2:30 Catering and banquets are available. Great for business groups. Happy Hour everyday from 5:00pm until 6:30pm in the bar.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Vacationing in the area, Jacks felt like the place locals go to get a solid meal. We enjoyed our meals and may have been the best Italian food we had on our SoCal vacation."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Long time patron. always enjoy Jack's. Food is always excellently prepared and the wait staff is attentive. Would recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Dinner at Jack's is always amazing. Helpful servers who have been with Jack for many, many years who know the menu, ingredients and are extremely helpful in choosing just the right thing for each individual. I love the HIGHEST quality in menu items and family recipes for several generations. It's my "classy" Cheers in the neighborhood and I can take any friend and/or family there to be delightfully surprised. I LOVE Jack's."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I am in town visiting and needed to find a nice place to take mom for dinner for her birthday. I went on Yelp and this place had great reviews, I checked out the menu online and thought looks good. We got there early, they were able to accomidate us. Everyone was friendly, food was great. The owner came by to wish my mother happy birthday. I am very happy I chose this place, will definately go again. Highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "What a find! Food was outstanding! And great service. Best cannoli I've had in years."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been going to Jacks since they opened years ago and have never been disappointed. It is consistently excellent in all areas. Although it's easy to pass by this restaurant without ever noticing it, it is always busy which proves that if the restaurant really has something great to offer, people will learn about it. The manager even addressed us by our name when he said goodnight to us as we were leaving."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I have been dining at Jacks since 1998. We have taken numerous groups and friends to Jack's and everyone, with no exception, loves Jacks. Jack's offers a wide selection of meals and the quality, flavor and freshness is consistently excellent. Jack's prices are very reasonable, along with providing Gluten free and Organic choices. Jack's will continue to be our go to spot!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is simply the best restaurant in Orange County. My wife and I dine here almost every weekend that we are in town."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food & service were very good. Fish was especially fresh & tasty."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Exception food and service. Ambiance is a plus. Never really loud even when crowded. Food quality is great, year after year. Same staff there for years, obviously a great place to work."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We have been eating at Jack's for several years. Great food and service. Jack is very nice and friendly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Why is Jack’s one of our favorite restaurants? We love the friendly atmosphere, the personal touches by the staff, the great food, and a pleasant environment conducive to having good conversation. I could go on, but... You get the idea. It’s great!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The decor is a bit dated but clean and comfortable. Waiter professional and prompt. Food very tasty and nicely presented, menu with nice variety of options. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Jack's is as impressive for Sunday brunch as it is for Monday through Sunday Dinner. The menu carries a ton of options from unusual appetizers, to organic meat and fish dinners, to authentic Italian pasta dishes, to the best thin pizza in Southern California. That is just the food. Jack himself is another matter - he is your quintessential restaurateur. Always a hello with your name, always a nice little story to tell, and always glad to see you. His recipies all his and there is always a new dish to try. Jack's attracts a friendly clientele, many of whom are regulars. There are three dining room areas, but you can sneak into the bar at 5 if you're just dying for his yummy food and cannot wait for the proper dinner hour."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Ok so I read the reviews and either we are completly off base or most others are liars or family members. This place is tired and the food is really bad. Might be the worse dining experience we have had in years. Place is dark, the menu was ugly, our table had a big chip taken out of it and the prices are close to Andrea in Newport and that is a five star. Sorry"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Our new favorite local restaurant! Very friendly staff, wonderful and delicious food choices. Good service and nice ambience. Tables were ample distance apart so nice for conversations. Wine affordable. Although appetizer order was delayed, entrees were timely. We sometimes had to ask for water to be refilled. Looking forward to return visit."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Jack's is an amazing place. Food is great every time we come. Love the eggplant parm and can't get enough of the mashed potatoes and carrots. Steaks are fantastic. Fish is delicious. We are never disappointed here. One of our favorite places to eat!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We always enjoy dinner @ Jack's. Our favorites are the trout, veal marsala and if calves liver is the special ... it's the best! Drinks are good, service is good, food is great ... what more could you ask for!"
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "I found this restaurant through Yelp reviews. Excellent food with a wide choice. All entrees ordered by our group were fantastic. We also liked the selection of organic items. When in Dana Point, we most certainly will dine here again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We passed Jack's in the afternoon and decided to give this new restaurant a try… only to find that they've been in town for 16 years! The ambiance is okay but it was quiet enough to converse comfortably; something that's becoming harder and harder to find these days. The food was good (incredibly tender lamb chops) and the servers were attentive. It's a couple of blocks from the bluffs so there's no view but lots of artwork on the walls. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Wonderful service and charming restaurant. I am so glad I found this place! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our table server the pony tail lady who take our order was extermey rude, cranky & very unpleasant, but other who serve dishes was fine. You food was excellent, but the whe dinner was very uncomfortable becuase our table the pony tail waiter."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I'm a foodie, but my wife has a lot of dietary restrictions. Where could we both be happy with the dinner selection? Jack's! Their grass fed meats and wild caught fish made for an excellent selection of appetizers and entrees. Clearly, their kitchen is accustomed to customizing food for their diners, and our waitress was remarkably knowledgeable about the preparation of each dish and what alternatives were available to work with my wife's restrictions. Food, service, and ambience were outstanding. Jack's has the charm that is lacking in those large, impersonal, franchise restaurants."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is by far the best restaurant we've experienced in South Orange County (and we've tried many). The food and service is consistently the nest. Jack is always gracious and makes sure that the restaurant runs like a clock. Great staff who have been there many years; ther's a reason for this!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Jack, What a great experience you provide for local folks. Food was great and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Your friend Costello,"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food at jacks has never disappointed. It is consistently the best. We have been going here for years and I have never had one thing on the menu that I didn't enjoy completely. They are very attentive in their service and every time we are there the owner, Jack, comes and says hello and thanks us for our business. You don't get that from many restaurants."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Jack's is a local favorite of ours. While we've always enjoyed our dinner, our favorites are the trout, duck, lamb and veal. Well, I could go on and on, but basically the food is good. Drinks aren't so bad either! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We had a bit of time off from a conference and found this online. Only a few minutes from the Ritz. Food was very good and wine selections were good and economical. It was a nice getaway and seemed like a local hangout. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Our group of 4 included one vegetarian, several meat-eaters, one gluten-free. The menu - including a couple of useful specials - catered to all our tastes easily. The drinks are excellent. Try a Blue Martini with bleu-cheese-stuffed olives. Service is friendly, fast, and informative. This is some distance from home, so we tend to go here mostly on special occasions. It is always a pleasure. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "consistently great food and service. we have been going here for 3 years and always 5 stars !!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "a restaurant that has wonderful menu selections, from high end, such as fresh halibut in a wine sauce, to pizzas. Each item is cooked to perfection and we have never had a bad meal, nor service in the past 10+ years that we have been going there. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Jack's for Easter Dinner. We have been extremely busy,and have not been getting out that often,so we were really pleased to be personally greeted by Jack-which I know he tries to do with everyone,but that he remembered us as well. Our server continued this rare graciousness which eminates throughout the restaurant. The menu was superb, with such a selection of creative offerings of "real food" yet obviously prepared with a lot of forethought and talent on the part of Jack and his Chef.We already know what we are ordering next weekend when we go back...and back...we may be busy but not too busy for the really good things...Jack's is one of those."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My wife nor I wanted to cook so where does one o on Easter? Easy our great stand-by Jack's. Made reservations and even though they closed early we never felt rushed and the dishes we had were, as usually, prepared to perfection. We both love this place!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The best meal on the table by far was the Filet with mashed potatoes, grilled carrots and a red wine reduction. Cooked perfectly, tender, scrumptious. A step down was the Rack of Lamb and the Veal. Very good, but not as good... Pass on the seafood pasta arribiata. We ordered it spicy, which it wasnt. And I wouldnt call it "seafood" - its more like (excessive) Calamari and assorted other pieces of shrimp. But I would go again, and order the Filet. Like I said. Excellent"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We come here regularly, even thought it's a bit of a drive for us. Try the eggplant Parmesan appetizer, which is the best we've had anywhere, bar none."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "There were 9 of us, and we were all happy with our food, the service and the ambience. A great success all around."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Drink wasn't cold enough. Salad was warm and server got the credit card charges mixed up. What can I say"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We just kept eating, and drinking, and eating. All off the happy hour menu. Eggplant parm. Nom nom,"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a great dinner ... rack of lamb and duck. They were both wonderful. The drinks are great and service is always nice. Congratulations on 16 years of wonderful dining!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Always a great time at Jack's. From walking in the door to the service then on to the food one word describes it all - Excellent! Our go to place for many years now."
    Dined on 3/21/2014