Excellent troutWe come here about once a month and enjoy a nice drink & dinner. The food is consistently good with one of us usually ordering the trout. It's very good. The service is always friendly and the drinks are great.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, ambiance,and serviceI took my girlfriend there for her birthday. We arrived early for a few drinks at the bar. The bartender was really great and made strong drinks. Then it was time to sit - we had a great, friendly waiter, who was also suitably attentive. The food was great too - I had a petite rack of lamb with some sort of deglazing sauce that was excellent, served with mushroom/rice and grilled carrots (that also had some finishing sauce on them). My girlfriend was not as hungry and had a Caesar salad with blackened grilled salmon, which was also very well done. The dressing was clearly made fresh with eggs and anchovies. If you're looking for a great place for dinner, you can't go wrong with Jacks.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMJust the Best!Flat-out the best in Dana Point from the welcome to the service on through the food there is none better. Would and have recommended to others. Always take out-of-town guests to Jack's.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food!So happy to discover Jack's! It's a bit on the pricey-range, but perfect for special occasions! The food was absolutely delicious, the servers were friendly and helpful. I'm looking forward to returning!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Outstanding Treasure!As usual, the food and service here is OUSTANDING! We love this place food is superb, service outstanding, and special requests are taken care of.
One of our favorite places!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the GEM of Dana Point.This is the GEM of Dana Point. Always excellent food, Always excellent service!
Jack's is THE BEST!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good food and serviceAlways good food and service and having the owner be the on site host definitely adds to the experience4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Friendly, greatGreat place. Friendly, great atmosphere and excellent service. Did not rush us; meeting another couple we had not seen in a long time. And the fish....really good!
Has been a while since dining here and why? Will be much more frequent.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly a neighborhood gemIt is hard to characterize Jack's. The food is very good but it is not exactly "plain" and not exactly "foodie" food. There are some excellent appetizers - the polenta and eggplant appetizer (which is actually eggplant parmesan) are the best. The main courses are all well-prepared but fairly standard. As to the atmosphere, it really is "your neighborhood place," suitable for dress-up or ultra-casual, so it's not that formal yet formal enough if you are looking for a romantic dining spot. The service is very good and the staff (and owner) are friendly. All in all I give it a "thumbs up" but it is not the place to go if you are looking for the lastest trendy or adventurous offerings.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHalibut special was wonderful.Halibut special was wonderful. Service was very good.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMJacks is a lovely place thatJacks is a lovely place that we returned to with fond memories. The food is delicious, the ambiance is quiet.A variety of choices, and healthy and tasty Italian food.Would have enjoyed more sea food options , given the proximity to the sea.would recommend this restraunt.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMYou gotta try it!The restaurant specializes in meats and fish fresh from New Zealand, and we went on Easter Sunday for a tasty lamb dinner. The evening met all our expectations—friendly atmosphere, great food prepared deliciously and served piping hot, attentive service. The mushroom risotto served under the rack of lamb was outstanding!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went there Easter.My wife and I went there Easter. Our experience at most restaurants on holidays has been less than satisfactory, but Jack's was a pleasant exception. I had the rack of lamb which was truly outstanding! The service was excellent. We will go back again, soon.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our most favorite places!One of our most favorite places! Always outstanding!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Jack's severalWe have been to Jack's several times and we have never been disappointed. We like the fairly quiet atmosphere and have always enjoyed the food. This time a friendly couple shared a taste of their wine with our group--it was quite good!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMYummyEveryone was friendly & the food was great.
The only thing I can say about the dessert is YUMMMMMMMMMMMMY!!!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a great experience atI had a great experience at Jack's. I was celebrating my birthday and a friend's birthday on my visit. Our food was delicious and a great value for what you get. It's a cute place and everyone was nice. They wished us both a happy birthday a couple of times so it was nice they remembered it was a special occasion. They gave us spamoni to celebrate our birthdays and it was the best I have ever tasted! Will definitely go back with my husband. Very cute place!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSince we have been going toSince we have been going to Jack's, we have had mixed results, but usually good. This was the best by far. Outstanding service, great drinks and the food was wonderful. It was a good night for us. The trout was delicious as usual, but for a special the calves liver was the best ever. If you like liver and are lucky enough to be there when it's being served, you won't be disappointed.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Local PlaceAS always most execllent. Chris our waiter is the best!3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything you could wantEverything you could want in a great neighborhood restaurant, food and service both great.12/21/2012 12:00:00 AMFood is always good.We had the trout and veal ... both were excellent. Salad actually comes with you meal, a pleasant treat.12/3/2012 12:00:00 AM