Jake's Grill - Portland
consistantly goodI always enjoy a trip to Jakes Grill, even now that it is a Landrys . The only problem, and its a big one is the prices are truly beyond belief. So while visits are few and far between, its always good. My wife and I were there Fri last and a couple times the waitress had to run interference for us with the kitchen, I didn't complain to her but my wife asked me how my food was and I told her good but the veggies were cold. The waitress heard me and took it on herself to fix the problem.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPortland dining monthThe special menu for June has no choices, but we were very pleased with all three courses. Our only complaint was too much dressing on what was otherwise an excellent salad. We. We're lucky to get a table by the window, with wood behind us cutting out noise from the main part of the room. Very pleasant server named Shirley . This special menu is great value .6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerMy husband and I had a great dinner and our service was wonderful6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a big group dinner hereHad a big group dinner here for my smart niece who was graduating the next day from medical school. The service staff was very accommodating and extremely efficient. The food and drinks were great and my niece and her guests (my family) left feeling extremely full and satisfied. A good time was had by all.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu Birthday SurpriseI forgot we made the reservation and I told them we were celebrating a birthday. What a fine surprise when we spied the Happy Birthday Bob! at the top of all our menus. The raw oysters, I'm told, were very fresh and exquisite. The thin onion rings were heaping and delicious. My rib eye was the best I ever ate and it paired so beautifully with the Seven Hills Cab.
We all enjoyed delicious plates of beef choices, and hope to celebrate there again very soon. Well Done!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect 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 AMJake's is a favorite for showingJake's is a favorite for showing out of town guests the best of Portland's traditional restaurants where the menu is excellent, the service is great and the location is a reminder of the rich history of the Pacific Northwest. Fun and fine dining in one place...is Jake's!
We had a wonderful dinner. The Sashimi appetizer was one of the best anywhere in the world. Crab cakes were out of this world. I liked the casual service that was available but not intrusive and never made us feel like our lingering over dinner and chatting was taking up a table you wanted to turn. Friendly, welcoming, relaxed, excellent!
We had a wonderful time and I will definitely return with family and friends.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceEverything was wonderful. Love their fish and chips!4/30/2013 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 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