Jake's Restaurant
Jake's Restaurant

Jake's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jakes-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2627817995
  • Hours of Operation:
    JAKE'S DINNER:
    Monday 5pm - 9 pm
    Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9 pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    CHARRED LOUNGE
    4:30 pm - Close Monday- Saturday.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jake Replogle
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Jake's specializes in creating custom experiences in a unique setting. Our staff and 3 dining room options can accommodate your next birthday party, family celebration, wedding reception or business event. Please contact Dan Wustrack at 262-781-7995 or catering@jakes-restaurantgroup.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Jake's offers three distinct private dining options. Ranging in size from the intimate Rustic to the granduer of the Great Room. The crackle of the fireplace will welcome your guests to an unsurpassed dining experience. Custom menus are available upon request.
  • Private Party Contact: Laura Chanclier 8779255059
  • Entertainment: Entertain your guests at Jake's restaurant. We offer 3 private dining rooms plus a great patio. Our rooms can accommodate from 8 guests - 80 guests. We can even cater gatherings in the comfort of your own home.

    Monday Nights at Jake's has become a tradition with "Roll Back the Clock.". We offer Our Original 8 oz Filet with choice of our famous onion rings or potato.


    Looking for that perfect holiday gifts? Purchase $100 in Jake's Gift Cards and receive a $20 bonus gift card. at Jake's Gift Cards can by purchased at Jake's Restaurant, via phone at 262-781-7995, or at jakes-restaurantgroup.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barker and Springdale
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Jake's Restaurant
Opened in 1960 by Jake Replogle, Jake's Restaurant has been a standby classic American steakhouse restaurant. Over the last 10 years, Jake Jr. has elevated the offerings by updating the original American steakhouse cuisine. Jake's Restaurant offers warm hospitality and genuine service in an historic 100 year old barn with a natural burning fireplace.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Jake's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (49)romantic (41)notable wine list (36)good for groups (27)great for outdoor dining (13)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Already planning on returning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    A friend invited me to Jake's to take advantage of their steak special, but once we got there and received the glorious descriptions of their fare, we upgraded without regret. In fact, because of Ryan's knowledge of how the food was prepared, I was motivated to try something I would usually avoid (and he was right . . . it's the first time I've enjoyed Brussels Sprouts!) Service was impeccable, warm and friendly. I'm already planning on inviting my DH to join me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Big Deal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The special $13.95 tenderloin was not close to 8 oz but it was good. We were served our drinks and within a few minutes of ordering our food, it arrived. There was no time between to even take a few sips of our drinks and they were weak, small and expensive. I doubt that we will be back. It was just a fair dining experience. The menu did not even list the Monday night special. We had to ask for it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Jake’s was warm and inviting from the moment we walked in until the time we left. The staff, especially Tina, our waitress, was wonderful: engaging and attentive but not intrusive. The food was wonderful, I had the Trio and it was fabulous and I would definitely order it again. We don’t get out as often as we’d like and this was a great way to spend our time and money. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • freddy
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    the food was very good but the drinks were a bit pricey
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening!
    Pianolady
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My husband & I were celebrating our 30th anniversary. Shortly after we sat down, we were delivered 2 glasses of champagne! What a wonderful touch! The food was hot, delicious, and a good value for the quality received. Our server was wonderful, we felt valued and appreciated. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JazzyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Old restaurant with a very old menu. Will never return. The restaurant needs to get into the 21st century in terms of what restaurants are serving today..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Night Dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...seating & service bad!
    Poptart
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was horrendous!! Our "table" was a micro booth shoved in a corner & EXTREMELY uncomfortable for 2 people! I've never seen an arrangement like that before & hopefully won't ever again! We were bumping elbows & couldn't even look at each other unless we completely turned our head to the side. We took turns positioning our legs so 1 of us could stretch them out to keep the blood flowing. Bartenders were clueless but that was managements fault for throwing new employees on the floor on a Friday night with absolutely no training! People complaining drinks were horrible. My diet coke was so watery I could see through it! Refills took forever! Only good thing was great steaks. I'm sure I can find those someplace more comfortable next time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Go for the steak
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went on a Friday. Nice crowd in all dining rooms and the bar area. The ambience reminded me of a cozy supper club. Our server was very attentive, but over-marketed some of the side items (my "life-changing" brussels sprouts and sweet potato were just meh). My steak and the scallops (my date shared a bite) were lovely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaryVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Tasty fish fry is a great dinner. Service is always friendly and timely. We had a perfect dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure!
    Gastro
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Jake's never disappoints! Their expanded menu gives a nod to current trends, yet maintains their standard -and excellent- fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gra18
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The French onion soup is superb. I had the duck with an orange sauce that was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed- Long time customer
    KTGtown
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Jake's reg for yrs. - steaks & standbys still great. However, in the past 3 years the prices have really gone up - 2 sides w/entree but 2 veggie optns- the favs (asparagus/salad not included) Wine servings small -$10 / 5 oz. Ambiance is very crowded/chaotic no table covering- waiters were understaffed and ill-prepared for Friday night. We were able to get a reservation no problem but they could not seat us until 40 minutes after our time and then at that time we had to wait 15 minutes for drinks, waiter forgot to put in appetizer order and food was even later. The host did offer us free desserts after asking how our meal was but I am just really sad that things have fallen off to such a large proportion. Not sure that we will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jake's - a Jack in the Box...
    JohnnyB
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    A pleasant surprise that is! The steaks were among the best we've ever had...and we eat out a lot and love steaks......We have a more "mundane" palette, but the menu items seemed to have wide enough variety to please everyone! We had eaten out the same week at Fox and Hounds and another steak place....they paled by comparison even though the pricing at Jake's is quite a bit higher...if you want great food, Jake's is the place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steak
    1401
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was the best steak that we have ever had. Enjoyed it a lot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • donloi
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent choice for our 57th wedding anniversary. Good food, good service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monday special!
    Brian
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Such a great deal! Jake's always delivers a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for the quality
    DogsLovedLeftovers
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was okay, but given the price, the steaks should have been great. There were a number of other groups around our table who had cell phones that were continually going off and were very disrupting, especially given the closeness of the tables and the small dining room (which was rude and inconsiderate). Tables are very small, especially for our table of 4. It was our first time back in many, many years and we believe it will be our last.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    Rkat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Anniversary dinner at Jake's did not disappoint. From the truffle honey bacon wrapped chestnuts to to excellent wine recommendation by Jake's wife to the fantastic ribeye for two, this place is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very nice, good food, great atmosphere, can't wait to come back again when the fireplace is lit
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Steaks were above average, drinks were a bit below average, tables need covering, ie tablecloth, not a bare table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Night Special
    Linda
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Jake's has one of the most reasonable tenderloin specials in town...would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jakes
    mike
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    a long time patron of Jakes, we looked forward to going, after this last visit we are rethinking that. Seated promptly and greeted warmly. drinks were ordered along with appetizers. this was when things began to go south. the pace of the meal was just too fast, before we even got half way through our appetizer, the main course arrived. Dinning companions plates had very nice presentation, while mine was just meat with potato thrown on the plate.With the waitress seeming to hurry us along once we finished, very comfortable. we were at the table an hour from seating to when the manager asked us to move to the bar. I understand the need to move us if the place was packed, but it was not. In all ,food was great but speed of the service too fast
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is ok
    Dinner4Two
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The last few times that we have been to Jake's, the food & service have been disappointing. A place that charges like a 4-star restaurant ($150-200 for two people on average) should have 4-star service, and not consistently over cook their steaks. This time, our server had too many tables to take care of and was visibly frazzled. Left us to sit for 15 minutes at the table, forgot our drinks, read through specials on autopilot, etc. The food is always pretty good (minus the over cooked steaks). Hoping this place can turn it around though, it has potential if they can tighten up the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Anniversary at Jake's...again
    CityVinny
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had another wonderful steak dinner at Jake's Restaurant (The one on the hill) in Brookfield. Their steaks are always aged to perfection and melt in your mouth tender. We love the vinegar drizzled Brussels sprouts as a side. The wait staff is attentive and accommodating. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I find anytime I dine at Jake's it's always worth it. Everything we tried was very good with the exception to the oysters which were dry. That tells me they were left over, or pre schucked at the beginning of service. Salads, and entrees were fabulous. Wine was a little overpriced, charging more than a lot of high end places downtown. Service was very good. Overall, I would recommend to anyone. Love the ambiance.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - drop in service?
    rick
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food was great as always, but service was poor compared to past experiences. Bar service was bad - two bartenders ignored me & dried glasses unless the manager prompted then. Dining service was slow - waitress was clearly overstretched.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome meal
    Foodies
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We are regulars at Jakes, and always enjoy the food, waitstaff and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service
    Shevak
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Most knowledgeable, attentive server we have ever had, we had a lot of questions about different menu items and though the restaurant was quite busy he took time to answer all our questions and made our experience very enjoyable. Rob was amazing, if you can request him; do so. We had a group of 6 and had a private room with chalkboard and chalk that we had a lot of fun with. Bartender was not on par with the level of service that is expected in this upper priced end restaurant. He was s-l-o-w and greeted us 3 times which means he was unaware of who was in his bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • docbj
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very disappointed! We have been going to Jakes over 50 years. Not the same place anymore! We thought something was up when we got a rather late in the day ok for a reservation. Must have new owners or managers, will not plan on going back. Too bad, we had such fond memories of "good ol' Jakes>
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  • JBeN
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food was superb. Steaks were excellent. Service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pricey, but great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Pricey but great food! Great place to eat, great service. Bar area very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually great
    Dave
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants that we travel an hour to visit. Unfortunately, everything went wrong this time. We were seated 15 minutes late, which was no big deal. From then on everything was late and service was horrible. 40 minutes to get a burger and the fish fry from the time of ordering. No refills of water or opportunities to get ketchup (none served with a burger) or a second cup of tartar sauce. Fish was soggy. A hot fudge sundae ordered without nuts (food allergy) took 15 more minutes and when it finally arrived was coated in nuts. Sure hope they get things straightened out.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth it
    foodiefamily
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were greeted warmly and seated right away with our reservation. However, the waitress was very forgetful and when she did bring things they were greatly delayed. We asked for water for our daughter and never got it. The host asked how many kids menus we needed and then never gave us one. Our wine was too warm and our appetizer of bacon wrapped water chestnuts was burnt and chewy. We waited over 30 minutes between our salads and entrees while people who were seated after us were almost finished. Every time my son made any noise at all, we were glared at by the people next to us. Definitely not the best place to take even well-behaved children. The main course was just average for the price but the brussel were delicious.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too bad, so sad
    elytheeel
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have been Jake's fans since 60th and North. The host and bartender were scattered from the beginning, seating us 40 mintes after our res. The brussels sprouts salad lacked interest, the twice baked potatoes were dense and unseasoned, and the wine list was laughable, including several bottles in the $250-450 range, fine in a more upscale foodie joint, but not here. Burgers overcooked and sent back. My wife and her sister always hit Jake's when she visits, celebrating birthdays and such (and they DO give the celebrant a nice sundae), and they will probably return, but I will be following the words of Taylor Swift: never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever again...I am too old to waste my time and money on so-so food and horrible service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diner from Seattle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A larger table and a more comfortable chair would make this restaurant fit for the extended meal and conversation spot it is. Our server, the Colonel's daughter, knew her role was to make it light and fun for us and she excelled. Food and drink were memorable and delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great food for a great price on Monday night special!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Good food for the price. Nice to know one restaurant can be consistent with all of the competition and the need to be hip and trendy. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gabby1
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We have always had great service, and the food is ALWAYS delish!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks!
    Praise789
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a wonderful meal!! Our server, Rob, was just amazing! My husband and love dining at Jakes! We have yet to be disappointed in anything! Thanks tons!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.