Jake's Grill - Portland
Perfect Mother's DayWe had a lovely Mother's Day dinner - food and wine were outstanding.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMbest eggs benedict and MimosasI've been to this restaurant for breakfast and dinner quite a few times and I can honestly say there is nothing to complain about. Great service (even on a busy mothers day brunch), amazing food, and relaxing/ engaging environment. This is the perfect place for a date night, special occasion, or Sunday morning brunch with the family. Great Mimosas too!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Jake's, ButWe love Jake's rib-eye steak that you get at dinner time. Had steak and eggs for mother's day breakfast. We were surprised and disappointed. It was a good sirloin steak I guess but expected more from there. What would be wrong with at least a choice of steak from Jake's at breakfast? We built the place up to be smacked down with a sirloin that any restaurant would serve. Today I would still recommend Jake's for a great steak at dinner (pricey, but worth it). I wouldn't recommend for breakfast, at least not for a steak and eggs breakfast.
I am hopeful that Jake's may add to the breakfast menu:)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceEverything was wonderful. Love their fish and chips!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis visit was a bit disappointingThis visit was a bit disappointing for us. We had made reservations for 4 but they seated us at a table set for 2 with no menus. It took quite awhile to get the other two place setting and menus. Jake's Grill wasn't up to their normal level of service this time but we will be back.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMTony was an excellent waiterTony was an excellent waiter with great suggestions and special touches.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBob was a great waiter andBob was a great waiter and you could tell that he really loves what he does. He did not make us feel rushed, and as I heard him interact with the other tables around us, he made personal notes, appropriately, with customers, making it a personalized lunch. The food was very good, although, I would have liked to know that they put green peppers in their country potatoes. It was not listed anywhere, and I don't like peppers at all.
I would return to Jake's. We came by streetcar, which dropped us off about a block away, and picked us up just across the street.
My only complaint was that it was a bit breezy in there with the fans going, but I also did not mention this, or ask them to turn them down. So no fault of theirs.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoy going to Jake'sWe really enjoy going to Jake's Grill. This was a special occasion and our dinner, the service, the location of our table, the restaurant's ambiance exceeded our expectations.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed Jakes - have dinedI enjoyed Jakes - have dined there before. I had a light dinner, an appetizer and a salad. The beet salad was outstanding but the crab cocktail was expensive and although the quality of crab was good, the quantity was very small for the price. I won't order that again but I will definitely dine at Jake's again. I also had breakfast there the next day (staying at the Governor) and service and food was fantastic (Yamhill scramble - yummy!)
The dinner saving grace was the excellent host team that took pity on me eating alone and seated me in a small window table - nice!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMKitchen needs help!While out service was outstanding both my wife's and my dinners were less then expected. Both of us ordered steaks medium rare and both were over cooked my wife's was closer to well while mine was medium. After the issue was brought to our waiters attention he quickly ordered another steak which was over cooked as well. Even though the manager took her steak off our bill which was very nice but for a restaurant in Portland Oregon with average steak entree of 40.00 plus salads and side dishes I expect much better the 3 burnt steaks. Shouldn't have happened in the first place let alone second and third. Service was great ! Kitchen needs help.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent....aThe food was excellent....a lot of different choices. Our group ordered just about the entire range of the menu; a pasta dish, seafood dishes, a pork dish and a steak. Everyone loved what they ordered. There was a great wine list with a good range of price points. I didn't leave room for desert which I quickly regretted after seeing what the rest of the group ordered. Service was good, our waiter was helpful with food choices but not super attentive to things like empty wine glasses (I might have had a glass or two more with my meal) but overall very nice. Good spot for a small group!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite place to dine.Our server was awesome! She checked in on us making sure we had everything (server job duties) but the what made her great was she had a great personality. Other than doing her just her job, she dialogued with us, we all laughed and when she said, "If you need anything, just holla." we loved her. The service I received was great and as we all know it depends on who you have to make your experience a great one.
As, for the food, we had the crab and shrimp cake, oysters on the half shell, calamari, we had the steaks and salmon. The steaks were cooked to order and cooked perfectly to what the "rare, medium, well-done" standard (we know each place has its own definitions), they were tender and juicy. Overall Great Experience.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Food, ServiceI took a young business associate to lunch and requested a table where we could discuss matters privately. We had an excellent table, very private and quiet. And for Jake's Grill that is exceptional because they are always busy. The food was superior and tasty. Service was perfect. One of the best dining experiences in a long time. I have often had dinner at Jake's but this lunch was a treat. I will do lunch there more often.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAttended Easter Brunch, foodAttended Easter Brunch, food was outstanding. We didn't have kids with us but they had a magician and the Easter bunny in attendance. Wait staff was very attentive. Have had dinner there also, excellent!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEven after several years ofEven after several years of living in the area, Jake's continues to be a highlight of visiting downtown Portland.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTop-five list for special occasionsSplendid pork chops. Jake's is on my family's top-five list for special-occasions.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM