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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
  • Email: jack@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
  • "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
  • "Greeted by Jack! Nice! Special filet pasta and orange roughy with crab... Very good. Pasta with red cream was swimming in sauce. That was a miss. Bread was good . Service was spotty. Free Spinoni was nice."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We've been dining at Jack's since it opened and it's one of our favorite restaurants. Took our friends for their first time and they loved it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening, good food wine and service."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Jack actually seated us! It was the 15 year anniversary of the restaurant and dessert was Spumoni on the house. I had a delicious Salmon-they were so accommodating with my no dairy, no gluten diet. I was so happy with the ease in which they offered changing out vegetables. My friend had delicious lamb-it was perfectly pink. My other guest had the seafood risotto and it was such a generous and very very fresh seafood. Everything was so tasty. I can't wait to return to this Dana Point gem. Satoria"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner with friends. The food and service were superb and we had plenty of time to relax, talk and enjoy the evening."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "As we walk in, the greeting is good, the request for a quieter table honored. There's a group in the outdoor section having a great time. Our booth is the same one we had 2 years ago. The clientele is basically the same, too -- mostly Dana Point natives who love having somewhere to eat where they can depend on great food, a personal environment, and generous drinks. All three times we've been there have been exceptional experiences, of which the grilled carrots are a part (don't pass them up), as well as evolving menu items focused on quality and taste; one supplier is Turner from New Zealand, for both meat and fish. As diners leave, the staff and diners converse about the present dinner and the next. There aren't many places like this."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "When it comes to great food and cordial service in an attractive and quiet setting, nobody beats Jack's. This is the upscale bistro that fancy east-coast chefs WISH they had. Our favorite place for dining."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "When we arrived at Jacks they had NO record of my reservation placed thru open table. I had printed my confirmation from your company so I was able to provide that to Jacks and we were seated."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We had a Reservation ? Had to Wait 15 Minutes ? Vegan Menu was listed on line but NOT at Rest. ? Waiter was Overly Friendly ~ Food was delivered to wrong table & forgot our soup ? 2 Dinners were Good ~ NOT recommended for Vegan's ~ 3 Dinners were ? Birthday Dinner with Relatives from Mass. was NOT as Expected ! Should have Gone to Cannon's ! Pretty Much Ruined my Husbands Birthday"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We love Jacks....it's one of our favorites. Our food is always good, fresh and consistently prepared. It's great that sides/salad are included...that makes it a great value. Our only issue was that we wanted to order from the menu and it was not available on Valentine's Day, it was Prix Fixe (not a big fan of those menus). I was really craving our favorites....the waiter was able to accommodate us which was nice....Thanks Jack!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was good, food was good (and the portion is good). Overall, it was a good experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Jack's is a refreshing find, insofar as they have stuck to a more traditional theme than joining the new wave of trendy "American new" restaurants and loud gastropubs. The food is exceptional. I enjoyed a mushroom and filet mignon fettuccine in mustard cream sauce, and my date had duck breast with cherry sauce that came with spinach and mushrooms. There is definitely something for everyone on the menu. They even have a few vegetarian and gluten-free selections that looked outstanding."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been eating at Jack's in Dana Point for about 14-15 years. We have never had a bad meal or poor service in all of these years. It is our go-to restaurant for special occasions and for a nice dinner out. Jack greets his guests with warmth and familiarity and the food is delicious whether you select pasta, pizza or one of the fine dining selections. Special requests are accommodated with a smile and the staff is very on top of things. My husband wishes they would bring back the Portobello Pork Chops but that won't stop us from recommending Jack's to anyone who asks."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband & I went here for Valentines day. We have never been here before but went on yelp and it hand nice reviews. So we went here. We had a wonderful time, the food was outstanding and delicious. My husband is still talking about it days later. The restaurant was a bit loud but that wasn't that big of a deal and that's the only negative I can think of. Oh and the wine we had?.....TO....DIE....FOR! We loved our visit and I think I will celebrate my Birthday that is coming up!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Found Jack's on Open Table, as I began my search for a Valentine's Day evening. We were greeted immediately and taken to a small table - nice and quiet location. I made a error by not recognizing that Jack's would have a special, limited selection menu. As such, we had to reset our expectations. The halibut plate was wonderful, tender and moist with outstanding flavor. The salmon was tasty, but not dry. The wine selection was ok but they did have a premium red available by the glass that was quite nice. I would like them to expand the bottle selection with some nice higher end selections. Jack's was an outstanding choice for us and I've now added them into my local fav's.."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nice bar, good food, happy helpful staff - what could be bad? This is the kind of place you want near your home - if we lived nearby, it'd be our default for "I don't feel like cooking tonight" nights. Eggplant parm, tomato salad, risotto, pasta with vegetables - this is the stuff I wish my mother had made. It's good - go there and enjoy it!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Excellent service and food. I may have had a little bit too much wine, but I definitely remember a great experience at Jack's."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The chef was able to accommodate a lot of food allergies. They also have most meals capable of being gluten free. Price was very reasonable."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Jack's is a true neighborhood restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and good food. We love the Veal Marsala and Trout."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The combination of great food, elegant and attentive (but not intrusive) service, and quiet ambience makes Jack's the best restaurant in Dana Point, and certainly the best-- and possibly only-- restuarant in the area for grown-ups who want to enjoy gracious dining and the company of friends without shouting at one another. Not inexpensive, but worth it. Have been there many times; have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Although not on the water, the food was great, the service was great. My husband and I will go back many times I am sure."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Good food with all the basics you would expect. I had the piccata and really enjoyed it. Also the calamari app - good as well."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I took my wife to dinner for our 11th year anniversary. From the minute we walked in to the restaurant, we were treated great and service was excellent. We ordered a mojito and a glass of bourbon. We had the duck confit appetizer and it was delicious. We then ordered dinner. My wife had the crab crusted roughy and she loved it. I had the grass fed strip steak served with organic mash and organic roasted carrots. All in all I definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is our go-to restaurant when we want to entertain out of town guests in Dana Point. Splendid food, world-class service and a quiet neighborhood ambience."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Wine list matches the food. Just generic. Pricing is a little high for the quality."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We were a party of 3. Had the veal scallopini, veal saltimboca, and crab crusted orange roughy. All 3 dishes were delicious! Looking forward to future dining at Jack's."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The best dinner selection for New Year's Even dinner. Beef, lamb, fish, duck!!! The food was prepared to perfection. One of my favorite things about the restaurnat is its charm, its small, and you can have a conversation without yelling. Oh yea, the staff is outstanding and cannot not wait to give you their best. I love Jack's. It's my 16th New Year's Eve there!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "First time at Jacks, wait staff was very attentive, sat us immediately. Our waiter was excellent and our dishes delicious from the stuffed halibut down to the fresh berry stack. Loved the food and we'll be back. Really cozy, charming restaurant."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "A delightful evening for a special night. The staff did an excellent job on a busy night without rushing us. We'll be back many more times. Excellent price/value."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "It was a nice evening. We had a nice table in the corner. Pizzas are really the best thing we found and we are a lot! Wish there was a little more of a variety, lots of veal so it's good if you like veal. My scallops has sand in it, bummer. We were in a good mood and everyone was very nice. Service was good but felt a little forgotten because the bartender was our server and he was pretty busy. Good spot. Probably won't return just because the flavors weren't there for us in the sauce but many people enjoy it!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Six of us had a lovely dinner. Duck and Rainbow Trout Alma dine were especially delicious."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Hadn't been there for a while and forgot how good it is. Will recommend and babe back again."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "My wife and I are long time customers and have never been disappointed in Jack's."
    Dined on 12/20/2013