This is the GEM of Dana Point.
This is the GEM of Dana Point. Always excellent food, Always excellent service!
Jack's is THE BEST!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a one of the greatestn"Hole
This is a one of the greatestn"Hole in the Wall" eateries that you may find. We had breakfast and lunch here.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
An 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!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice little local restaurant, serving good food and local flavor.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just 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 AM
great food, ambiance,and service
I 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.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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 AM
Dana Point's Nicest
Jack's always impresses! Delicious food, well presented. Wait staff and chef are proactively accommodating for gluten-free and vegetarian diets. You won't be disappointed.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
everything was perfect!
Jacks is a very pleasant dining experience from the easy parking to the pleasant atmosphere to the flawless food. the owner Jack comes by your table and says hello and checks to make sure everything is to your satisfaction. Always a great evening at Jacks if you like a small quiet clean restaurant with superb food!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love having Jack's as our neighborhood restaurant. It's had to change from our favorite food .. especially the trout. I did try the mussels & spinach linguine and it was delicious. The cocktails are always good!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place. Long time
Love this place. Long time neighborhood fav.
The best pizza.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have been going to Jacks since 1998, we have taken many friends and employees there, everyone, without exception, absolutely loves everything about Jacks and vow to return. The food and service never disappoint! The menu offers many selections and you can't go wrong with whatever you choose. We'd give them 6 stars if we could! Jacks is definitely our favorite restaurant and a local gem!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We continue to enjoy having a neighborhood restaurant that we can count on for consistently good food.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I just love this place. It remains the best restaurant in Dana Pont. We are locals and have been going to Jacks for many years. The menu may change but the quality and service does not, always outstanding. Would and have recommended to others.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and very good food. The egg plant parmesan appetizer was terrific. Kudos to Vanessa as she was very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Acupuncture provider who frequently travels to Italy told me this would be a terrific birthday dinner for my wife. Was he right. My wife's seafood risotto had wonderful seafood in every bite. The service was terrific and the bill was not unreasonable. I will make this a regular go to place for Italian. The only negative was 75 percent of the way through a young electronic devise addicted couple sat nest to us - in a romantic Italian place you can't stay off that!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jack's is always good ... or they make it right, so you can't go wrong! We can depend on Jack's for a great drink and a good dinner. One of our local favorites.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local Spot
Have lived in Monarch Beach for a long time but had missed this gem. Food was wonderful! My guest and I split a ceasar salad
with anchovies and had different seafood dishes. We also took advantage of half bottle of wine special for some pinot.
Food and wine was decicious and reasonably priced. Atmosp[here and service at Jack's was great. Can't wait to go back!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Pleasure
We have enjoyed Jack's for years...excellent menu with quality ingredients and attentive service. It is a GEM.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly atmosphere/fine food
We always love eating @ Jack's. It's a great neighborhood spot that's perfect for a nice dinner.
7/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Old school Italian food
We really enjoyed our dinner at Jack's. My husband and I thought it was definitely an "old school" Italian type place.....salad with your entrees, and anchovies on your Caesar Salad, if you wish.....plus good size portions. It definitely had a neighborhood restaurant feel about it. Certainly better than some of the tourist traps down at the Marina. Glad we went there.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
We can always count on Jacks
We can always count on Jacks for great food and friendly service. Jack always makes sure to drop by and make sure everything is right. Our home town favorite for many years!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in Dana Point. Wife and I trey to go once a month and have never been disapointed.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local Place
Interesting off menu options. Had the filet mignonette pasta and it was excellent. Definitely will return.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jack's is a great place to go
We love the food, service and consistent level of service and quality of ingredients. The owner is friendly and is always visiting with customers. We have never had a bad meal!!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have driven by this place forever and always
said we should give it a try. Finally went with
a friend who had dined there. Really enjoyed
both the food and good comfortable vibe.@
Went back again with family and it was
equally good and accommodating. Will
make it a "frequent favorite" on my list.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Celebration at Jacks
I celebrated my birthday with some girlfriends. They had not been to Jacks before and loved it. They ordered the steak/pasta special and we all shared the eggplant appetizer. I had Salmon Montanara...my fave!! It's always cooked perfectly and with a salad and side of pasta...I was in heaven! We had a fantastic time...our server was attentive but not intrusive. We even get a free dessert with a candle!! Thanks for a great night!!
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Italian Food
We really enjoyed our dinner at Jack's! There was an extensive wine list, the salads were fresh and delishous, and the chicken parmasean was excellent! The portions were big enough for us to split the meal between us and then share a dessert. Definitely a good place to go for a date night!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second trip to Jack's. The quality of food was excellent, the service impeccable and overall it was a very enjobable night out. Will visit again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always wonderful. I love the experience and Jack is GREAT. He supports a healthy way of living and most of all our TROOPS.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
got it all
I cannot say anything except, I am proud of myself for my choice! I had 2 guests and we all thought every morsel was sensational, portions perfect, and we were treated like royalty. I looked into 40 or so other places menus and I just have never been disappointed at JACKs. A consistent winner.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good dinner
Jack's is a great local restaurant with good food, a great bar and friendly service. You can't go wrong whether you want a pizza, pasta or full entree. Our favorites are trout and lamb.
9/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I discovered Jack's several years ago. The eggplant hooked us. We bring guests because Jack's does not disappoint, the quality is constant over the years. I eat fish and every dish is always great. My guest tell me the meat dishes and pasta are excellent. I always recommend Jack's. My grand daughter always said Jack's when I took her to dinner.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat.
The food is consistently very good. One of our favorite places in south Orange County.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jack's is one of the best dining experiences in Southern California. An intimate and comfortable restaurant with delicious entrees, appetizers, drinks and desserts. Organic and grass fed options along with the traditional items gives everyone an opportunity for a tasty meal. Service is excellent, prices are in line. Go.. you'll love it... and there is a real Jack and he's there to greet you.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was in town hosting a group of colleagues with very different tastes. Some of us were vegetarian, others meal lovers, others favored light dishes and fishes, etc.
I picked Jack's because it seemed to offer something for everyone and still deliver a nicer/upscale experience. I wasn't disappointed. Trying to support a large menu usually means that some part of the menu is a compromise - not in this case. All the dishes were tasty and well presented.
Service was prompt and I liked the intimate dining room feel.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local restaurant. We have our favorites, but every once in a while we try something different so now my NEW favorite is the Veal Marsala .... outstanding. We also like the trout, lamb and duck. So seems like you can't go wrong. Nice bar too!
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Come Back Adventure
Celebrated a BIG birthday there and entertained 22 people. Jack was wonderful making it such a great time for me and for
my guests. Food outstanding. Everyone was very impressed. Returned on Saturday evening with more friends and one of
them cannot eat onions or garlic and was treated very special and her meal was fabulous. She was very impressed also.
A place we used to have lunch but now we will be back for dinner!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience
Once again we had a wonderful drink, a great dinner and felt comfortable and at welcomed. We love the fact that if you have diet restrictions, Jack's will do their best to cater to you. The lamb is outstanding!
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a quiet dinner
We enjoyed a quiet dinner and were provided excellent service at all the right times.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best in Dana Point
We are long time customer and are always very pleased when we have dinner here. Tonight we had the Veal Saltimbocca and the Mussels with Pasta entrée’s, in a word “Fantastic”. Impeccable service, great drinks, and Jack always makes you feel welcome.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Jack's is a neighborhood gem!
All the locals eat here so you know it is consistently good! Great food, great service and great ambiance!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Close to home and great food.
I had a party here and was very satisfied that all went well and my guests loved the food and party. I have been back two times since then for dinner and have not been disappointed either time. Celebrated a big birthday and an anniversary since October 13.
Will be back and will bring our friends and family often. Thanks, Jack, for a wonderful place to entertain and be entertained!!
Mary and Tom
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
WE WILL BE BACK - AGAIN!
We are Australian and were visiting the Dana Point area again. It's been 4 years since our last trip to USA and we enjoyed a meal at "Jacks". Our first visit to "Jacks" was very enjoyable, so enjoyable that we vowed to go back. Well, we went back.....and if it is at all possible, this visit was better than the first. The service is impecable, great location, food is outstanding and the "feel" of the restaurant is very warm and comforting. We must also mention that we were greeted and seated by the actual owner -Jack! A nice touch. Overall we rate this restaurant extremely highly and we will be back again. To anyone visiting this area, make the trip to "Jacks". You will be thrilled you did. Congratulations Jack on a fine restaurant.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been coming to Jack's for the past 13 years……always a great meal.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Thanksgiving out ever!
For the last 5 or 6 years we've been going out for Thanksgiving and at most places, even nice ones, you feel that you are in an institutional setting, being rushed through the dinner so the next group can sit down. NOT the case here. We were served at a nice pace, given a verity of dinner choices which were excellently prepared and executed. Very successful evening in our mind. Thank you
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always
The food at Jack's is consistently excellent! I expected the filet to be great, and it was. The biggest surprise came with the incredible carrots... Absolutely delicious.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the elegant little bistro that the "name" chefs try, generally unsuccessfully, to establish. Cuisine is reliably excellent but not "way out;" service is gracious but not pretentious and cordial but not chummy. No better place in SoCal for a quiet, relaxed dinner. A little pricey, but worth it.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious. We
The food was delicious. We had a party of 9 and everyone enjoyed their meal, from fish, wild boar to pasta and salads. Very interesting menu, including raw items.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM