Jake's Downtown

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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Jake's Downtown is located in the heart of downtown Billings in the historic Grand Building. Jake's Downtown has been recognized by the community as the best "All-Around Restaurant" in Billings for multiple years in a row. Known for its mouthwatering steaks, Jake's also offers a wide range of menu items ranging from seafood to duck, or enjoy our casual bar menu served in both of our bars. You will find a great selection of wine, domestic, import, and local craft beers as well as the most popular spirits. Let Jake's give you a dining experience to remember.
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, awesome service as always.

AP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We come to Jakes every Valentine’s Day weekend and this year was disappointing. We got there an hour before the kitchen closed, I ordered a sirloin medium well and it came out very well, dry, and my baked potato was still hard. My dad ordered a prime rib medium rare and it was cooked medium well and was the thinnest prime rib I have ever seen. We really look forward to our yearly ritual, but this visit was less than satisfactory.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mussels appetizer was not great. The tick cream based sauce doesn’t mask the essence of frozen mussels. I followed that up with the buffalo chicken salad which was on the disappointing side. Was smothered in to much dressing. Next time I won’t order either of those things.

MT
Montana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is our special place. Our 1st date night was 8 years ago at Jake's, so we try to make it to Jakes around the same time every year. The food is great and service is always top notch! We appreciate the hospitality!

MT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food lacked flavor, crab was “fishy” and service was subpar. Will be a long time before we return to Jakes.

TS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had the Valentine meal, it was good except for the chewy steak

S
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had been to Jakes a couple of times over 20 years ago and were back in the area so we had to come back. We were not disappointed. Just as good as we remembered it!

C
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciated the friendly service and being tended to throughout our meal.

RH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food fantastic. I left a debit card on the table, my waiter found me and returned to the motel down the street. Food was great. Drinks also can't be beat.

C
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining here. Six of us went for my husband's birthday, and everyone liked their meals! My favorite is the coconut shrimp. The dip has changed, and I prefer the old version. However, my husband likes the new spicier version!

JM
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my kids there for dinner. Enjoyed the evening

B
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing and comfortable with dim lights and beautiful classic decor. We would return again and again. Prime Rib very flavorful, and the butter cake so rich but worth every bite!

RM
Montana
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing I would improve is the bread. As the first course served, it was also our first impression. It was bland and not up to the standard of the rest of the meal. I always order the charred Ribeye, and my husband, the Coconut Shrimp. Both were simply amazing! I relish the table set-up, the service, the ambiance - everything! Eating at Jake's is an experience I look forward to. I love how they provide the best service without imposing on your date. No doubt, our favorite place to eat in Billings.

KH
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first time to Jakes being new to the area. Food was good and server was friendly.
Only complaint would be the table we sat at was tight to a wall to once you were in your not getting out and the water shelf felt like it was right against my shoulder. A little disturbing with wait staff grabbing the water off the shelf all the time.

m
Montana
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My wife and I went to Jake's during restaurant week. We each ordered items from the special menu. She liked the Phily Cheese Steak soup, my salad was pretty mediocre. Her bacon wrapped scallops were not done properly. The bacon had not been pre-cooked at all so it was only about half done. The scallops themselves were just okay. I had tenderloin medallions which were quite good. She had cheesecake for dessert and it was worse than disapppointing. It was a no-bake cheesecake. Really? A restaurant that wants to pass itself off as close to fine dining serves no-bake cheesecake? The pastry chef needs to find another line of work. It has been at least 10 years since we've eaten at Jake's and this was likely the last time. The service was very good and it was reasonably quiet.

DD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top shelf....never been disappointed....many years keep coming back to Jake's

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steaks and service.

SA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Steaks cooked perfectly!

F
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great. Great hostess, and service was prompt, although our server seemed like she could have been more knowledgeable about the menu.

Food was ok....not great. For the premium price they are asking, I expected great. I didn't get it.

We ate in the dining room, and there is an adjacent bar just outside of the formal area. I think stopping in for a beer and appetizer would be much more pleasurable than dropping close to $100 for a subpar dining experience.

TK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service was great. Will go there again when I come through Billings.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service great and the building was fun.

l
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding! And so was the chef. Really good steak.

CB
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miranda was an excellent server! She was pleasant and made us laugh! Jake’s is lucky to have her!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was frwst

k
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Nice restaurant, great service, not the best steak I’ve ever had, but a good one....it’s a little noisy but you can carry on a conversation.

JC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! This restaurant is a bit pricey but the food was delicious.

m
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. We really enjoyed our meal in Billings, Montana. Steaks, of course, were superb.

OT
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service!

GG
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you can fit it in to your schedule, James is the place to dine. Food is always great and service is superb. Never disappoints.

MG
Montana
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food in Billings. Always consistent, and offering decent specials. Great steaks and seafood. Has it all.

LM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Jakes was just great. Had the salmon and calilini with a delicious house salad. Very nice wine selection, excellent food and great atmosphere. Would go back in a heartbeat.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance! Service and food were extremely good!!!

JR
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a round table with 7 of us. We could hear each other well enough to carry on conversations. The food was excellent as was the staff. The cost of the meal was very reasonable.

LY
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and food. We visit every year as we pass through Billings. We love it!

C
Montana
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

OT
Fargo
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Sauce 👏

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal - first time in Montana and our fly fishing guide suggested Jakes - he was spot on. Very cool place and one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten. Friendly service and quite quick despite being very busy - even though the staff looked like it was a normal size crowd - they handled it well it seemed. I loved this place and if I ever go back I’ll be sure to stop in again. Keep up the great work !

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the salad fresh and the wine by the glass was a very fair pour. The "baseball "top round steak, with baked potato, salad and a good red wine is terrific.

D
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This place is highly overrated--we selected this for dinner based on the reviews and also two suggestions from others. We spent a week in Billings while my Dad was recovering from open heart surgery, so we were able to experience numerous dining options and were happy with each of our selections except for this place. The food was mediocre and the service was poor. For example, the hostess showed us to our table and then departed before we were even seated or telling us who are server would be. When they brought the entrees, they sat them down and walked away without saying a word or asking if there was anything else we needed (there was, since they forgot the oscar topping on my husband's steak, which they brought out about 5 minutes later.)

LH
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very prompt service and noise level very good and not disruptive. Also, the waiter did not interrupt conversations to ask about the food, etc.