Jake's Grill - Portland
Jake's Grill - Portland

Jake's Grill - Portland

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jakesgrill.com/
  • Phone: 5032201850x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00am-10:30am Saturday-Sunday 7:30am-1:30pm; Brunch: Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am-4:30pm, Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 4:30pm-12:00am Sunday 3:30pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Light
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer off-site catering for groups from 15-1500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alder
  • Public Transit: Directly across the street at SW 10th and Alder
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available through the Governor Hotel's entrance on 11th street. With plenty of street and adjacent parking lots and garages.
A word from Jake's Grill - Portland
Adjacent to the historic Governor Hotel, Jake’s Grill brings the classic American Grill traditional dining experience to downtown Portland, OR.

Inspired by tradition, Jake’s Grill is proud to serve the finest meat and seafood in a classic, uncomplicated style. You will find the best steak in the city and of course, the best fresh seafood.

Our classic bar serves hand-built, hand-mixed cocktails and a wide selection of single malt whiskies.

Jake’s Grill can accommodate 20 – 60 guests in our banquet rooms. Let us host your next event and ensure that every detail is seamless and professional. Create a custom menu and experience that you and your guests will enjoy.
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Jake's Grill - Portland reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (20)romantic (18)notable wine list (18)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (7)hot spot (6)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I am always trying new things at restaurants but always love a good steak. I got a NY Steak and felt that it was cooked perfectly but the quality of the steak was way below the quality that a restaurant of this class should be serving. I have had better quality steaks from a basic grocery store Not Choice grade thats for sure
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice meal on a rainy night!
    David
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had not been to Jake's in a while, and it was well worth it. My wife and I are trying to have more "special" dinners away from the kids, and this was the kind of evening we were looking for. The service was excellent and the food was great -- loved the tilapia! We won't be strangers in the future!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fairly Priced!
    Tturner360
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We happened upon this restaurant through Open Table while visiting Portland. The food was good and fairly priced. It was mid-afternoon and the restaurant was quiet but it looks like it is well maintained and the staff was very hospitable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh food, fine ingredients
    HealthspeakerVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great west coast seafood, carefully prepared, in a steakhouse. We enjoyed our meal and the careful attention to a hungry grandchild. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you want a great meal
    Haardrock1141VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Visit Jake's. The food was excellent and the service beyond reproach. The Filet was excellent and the Tilapia was spectacular. This was the best meal my wife and I have enjoyed in several months.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Portland meet spot
    Maddog88
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Jakes grill is always great for a business lunch, dinner with friends or whatever. Service and food are always consistently good in my experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyon mediocre
    RestaurantLover
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food quality here is the same as any chain restaurant, edible but not inspiring. The "prime" steak was tough and the other menu choices unappealing. This is standard American fare for average American people.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Good Overall
    marcietomasello
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was good. Service was good. Ambiance was good. Would definitely go back. Cocktails were watery to my taste (shaken too long with ice?).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business dinner
    badgerDan
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I took 7 business colleagues to dinner at Jake's and was very pleased with the restaurant and service. Great selection, steaks and starters. I will use Jake's grill for future events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service
    Pittsmaster
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Service was good. My steak was ordered medium-rare but came too rare. It was still good and I didn't mention it to the server. Floors are old and appeared overdue for replacement. Selection and taste of drinks were top notch. Bread was a little hard. Peach cheesecake was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite place
    Lovely
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We just Love Jake's, great food and it feels comfortable. Good menu and they know how to cook fish!! We only had a glass of wine, but was very enjoyable, look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Diner
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Not sure why but my husband were seated in an isolated area of the restaurant that was a little on the dark side. We would have preferred to be closer to the action and windows since it was a sunny early evening meal. We made our reservations more than a month in advance so I don't know why we were seated there. There was also fruit flies at our table which was annoying. The food was ok but considering my overall experience I think for the money, I'll choose a different restaurant in the future. I can't really not recommend Jakes but I'd recommend other restUrants before I'd recommend this one. Disappointing for us.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    celebrated a birthday and they brought out a lovely choc. cake with ice cream which we all shared. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon and it was great for a nice light lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classy place to take guests
    BellaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We are regulars at Jake's Grill and always enjoy treating out of town guests to this gem. The food is always excellent, the restaurant is lovely and the customer experience is great. I highly recommend this place for its consistent high quality food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    PeggysPicks
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my 81 yr old mom to Jakes for her birthday prior to attending a concert downtown. We had excellent service, the food was great and we truly enjoyed ourselves. My mom had raw oysters in the half shell and she was in heaven. They were fresh and delicious. Jakes is a great place for special occasions, happy hour snack, or any time. It is located in a good area downtown, parking across the street, lots of activity outside. I have been to Jakes several times and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    FoodieNewby
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had friends in town from Germany who wanted an American steak. Since steak and Jake's are synonymous, we took them to Jake's Grill. Our group ordered the 24-oz T-Bone, the beef stroganoff, the Alaskan Salmon, and the stuffed salmon (brie, crab, and shrimp). Everyone really enjoyed their meals. The steak was perfect (according to Jens) and so was the salmon. Great place to bring visitors or on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tremendous
    Scott
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Hats off to Angelo! A great greeting at the door and follow up at the table. Later showed us around the restaurant and up to the hotel Sentinal. Thank you. A much enjoyed evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Italophile
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great old Portland atmosphere. Attentive service. Food is good, but not extraordinary. Oysters and simple fish dishes are always good and fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was outstanding.
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I really enjoyed eating here. Michael, our server, was great. I would recommend this place for any special occasion you have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Bachelorette Ever
    WithRelish
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our group of 5 ladies arrived a little late for our reservation for 5:45 on Saturday, August 9 (we went to the wrong Jake's at first!), but we called in and everybody was really nice about it. We were seated immediately, received excellent service, enjoyed fantastic food and drinks, and had a great time. Several people came over and complimented our handmade top hats, and our waiter even brought a tiny pitcher of simple syrup when the bride's drink was a teensy bit tart for her taste. I had one of the best daiquiris that I have ever tasted, as well as a filet mignon that absolutely melted in my mouth. The Halibut with Pistachio Pesto was amazing, as well. Thank you, Jake's Grill!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    EncinitasFoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is one of my Portland favorites. The food is always excellent, they are very accommodating in handling special food requests and/or dealing with dietary restrictions and the atmosphere is very nice for a conversation with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    Greatservicw
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food and drinks were great but our waiter Stephen was absolutely phenomenal , best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoy this restaurant.
    Judiby
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    As always, Jake's was great. They are so considerate to guests celebrating special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, superb service
    pdxfoodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I hadn't been to Jake's in a while and decided to go for dinner there with a friend. Had the Mac and Cheese and a mixed greens salad (their only dinner salad option). The Mac n Cheese was just so-so ... not a whole lot of flavor, really could have used a variety of cheeses and some sort of crumb topping. The salad was overpriced (7.99 for just lettuce and vinaigrette dressing). If you're into steak, that's really what they are known for ... if not, I would go elsewhere. I do have to give kudos to them for service, however ... attentive, friendly, and seem genuinely appreciative of your patronage.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dessert
    DDGastonVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I stopped in to enjoy a late night dessert and was thrilled to see that their options were all made in house. The raspberry dessert with a pistachio sauce was heavenly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This couldn't have been worse
    trailrunner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Turned up for an 8:00 reservation, told they were running 5 minutes behind. Finally seated 40 minutes late. Waiter nowhere to be found. Ordered wine, wrong bottle brought to table. Ordered meals, mine was cooked (actually not cooked) and it took 30 minutes to correct. By this time my wife's dish was cold. The managers response was "save room for dessert". Lastly, when the bill came it was also incorrect and it took another 20 minutes to sort that out. Absolutely nothing positive in this experience.
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  • allover great experience
    JannaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Prime rib special was fabulous!! I had been to Jake's Seafood many times, and this was just as good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night on the Town
    bogwon
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Three of us had fish and all three were perfectly prepared. In fact, I've never had better rock fish and I live in rock fish country. The fourth member of our party had the top sirloin and while it was cooked to the correct donenes, the meat quality was average. What was ironic was this was Jake's Grill and not Jake's seafood a block or two away. The service, of corse, was impeccable. Jake's is a tad spendy but well worth the premium when you want a superb dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit Mediocre
    Consumer
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My meal was very bland, my wife said her's was "alright" we both agreed we wouldn't make it a point to return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long Timer
    PDXEatersFromTheCouv
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Good as always. Always see the same, competent professional wait staff focused on customers. Friendly, upbeat place. A Portland gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1074 reviews are from the Jake's Grill - Portland reviews archive.
  • No pretences
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Simple and to the point. Great food, great beer, great wine all with a minimum of fuss and in a friendly casual atmosphere. Better than the average but not at all stuffy. Beautiful historic building and decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what it use to be
    TeddyzVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I travel to Portland several times a year and have been to Jake's Grill several times. It isn't what it use to be since becoming a part of the Landry group of restaurants. It was OK, not that reasonable for the quality, but not memorable either. For the same amount of money spent, ($100./pp including tip and wine) you can do much better elsewhere in Portland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Everything was old, tired and boring. Go somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Jake's Grill has an exceptional variety of food selections, especially the seafood, much of which is wild caught and very fresh. The service is terrific, friendly and there when you need them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Wishes received & appreciated
    Judiby
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had our 25th anniversary dinner at Jake's Grill. The staff couldn't have been nicer. They reserved a window booth for us (as requested) and even made up personalized menus to honor our big day. The environment was charming and laid back and the food was pretty good. M husband really enjoyed his prime rib Sunday special. My sirloin was a bit tough and the peppercorn sauce was kind of harsh and not what I expected. But all in all it was a nice experience and I'd return. We went to Jake's for Christmas dinner and that's what brought us back. They make your visit a happy one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing steak and seafood
    MarkC
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The best in Portland! Great food and service in a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch menu
    luvpugs
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We have been coming to this restaurant for the last 15 years. Great for special occasions and even just a quick lunch. Service is excellent and the food is so delicious. Love the Fried calamari (the best in the NW) and all seafood entrees. Also, the company I work for go to Jake's for our Christmas party every year for a number of years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    MysteryDiner
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Thought the food was great. I had the rib eye and it was awesome. Was very pricey though. Wouldn't recommend going there all the time unless you have a deep wallet. Great for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Downtown Seafood Stop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Always consistent seafood quality and service. Great clam chowder. Friendly service and wide ranging wine list. Great place to eat before the theater.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • out
    chetcheda
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    For the amount of food you get over priced-sourdough bread very hard could hardly even cut it with a steak knife, my jaws hurt after I was done.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate