Saturday and Sunday, 10 to 2:30
Weekdays, 11 to 2:30
Only At our Bar and Patio
Monday through Friday, 5 to 6:30
Every Night, 5 to close
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We had scallops which were well and for dessert Creme Brûlée done in a shallow dish with wonderful flavor
Good simple food and good service. Really liked the vibe of the place
Food was great, friendly server....no complaints! Would definitely recommend.
This place is a gem! The food and service were absolutely wonderful. I've had onion soup all over France and this may have been the best I have ever had.
else to sample fine French fare than Portland Maine!!Scallops were perfection. Steak frites and onion soup also very good. This owner did his grandmother proud.
Great, authentic French bistro - really hits the right notes. Great service, all was just terrific.
We had a delightful and delicious Sunday evening dinner. Service was attentive but not overwhelming; food was exactly as we wanted it; cocktails and wine were good value. Dessert was the perfect ending.
Warm welcome and friendly, knowledgeable And capable service. The food was wonderful. Melt in your mouth steak au poivre, buttery salmon with a tangy spiced sauce, large tender scallops - all special and memorable. Highly recommended.
Lovely anniversary brunch, our server was terrific. Thank you!
Lovely food, atmosphere and staff
Salmon was excellent! Broccolini was very, very salty and rather tough and "uncuttable" with the table knife and fork. Too noisy and we were forced to really raise our voices to be heard at our table, which I think everyone was forced to do all over the restaurant. I'm thinking of trying lunch at some point to see if it's quieter and free of the Saturday night celebratory crowd. As I said, the salmon was really great and that leads me to believe that lunch might be wonderful.
I have been to this restaurant more than a dozen times. Service was horrible. I ordered a bottle of wine ($50). She brought the wrong wine which was a $100 bottle. She tried to open it without showing the label. Food was not prepared as requested. Server never checked to see if things were ok. This server has ruined our interest in returning.
As always, love the atmosphere, the service and the special attention paid to our raclette order.
The food and the atmosphere was just what we were looking for to celebrate our first dinner out as a married couple. I greatly enjoyed the carrot salad and the risotto. My husband loved the French onion soup and the scallops. Fantastic cocktail menu as well. Thanks!
Had dinner with 4 of us. Everyone’s dinner was very good except mine. I ordered “smoked salmon in a crepe. It turned out to be hot. To me when it says “ smoked salmon” it means nice thin cut cold salmon. It should say hot smoked salmon. Big disappointment. Could not eat it. One person sent back Onion soup for more melted cheese on top ,then it was delicious. It is a very good menu. Can not wait until they have sweetbreads.
Have.benn here often and hav always enjoyed it but this latest experience was a disappointment.
Service was very slow and food was just okay.
What a great place. We had the fixed price 3 course special, a great value for really well prepared food.
We had a great evening out! Food was awesome. And, I had called ahead to ask about gluten free options since I have celiac. Very accommodating. Mussels were yummy as was the risotto. (Wish they had GF bread to soak up the garlic butter.) When I called I mentioned it was our anniversary. We were delighted with corner table and complimentary sparkling wine. Very nice touch. Thank you!
We were disappointed with the quality of the food. The soup du jour (potato-leek) tasted thick and heavy. It seemed like cheese might have been added. The flavor of leeks did not come through. The ham-and-gruyere crepe was nothing special. The crepe was uniform and pancake-like. It looked an tasted like something that could have been bought at a grocery store. It did not seem like it was freshly cooked - there was no crispiness on the outside parts of it. Very ordinary. The steak in the steak-frites was very nice and flavorful though. And the service was excellent. Just expected better food from a traditional French restaurant.
Brunch was delicious. Loved everything about this place and will definitely come back when we go to Portland again.
Fantastic little spot in Portland. Highly recommended!
Always awesome cuisine! This time didn’t disappoint! Service, atmosphere, food, wine were all exceptional!
Petite Jaqueline is a sweet find. The service was fabulous! The food was very good! However, I suggest they serve their delicious bread in better volume and more pleasing basket, instead of a napkin.
Duck Breast was disappointing. Do classic don’t do a spin on a classic
Petite Jacqueline is a stunning small French restaurant in the historic Old Port Area. The food was outstanding. My wife & I have eaten at the great majority of the best restaurants in Portland — Bon Apprtit’s 2018 top restaurant city in the US — and Petite Jacaqueline is now at the top of the list. We had steak frites & salmon, both cooked to perfection and the plates were elegant. The service was excellent & ambience casual. The view from the restaurant is of older brick & stone buildings, a small brick square & cobblestone streets. We felt as if we were in a bistro in Europe. Don’t pass on the desserts; the crepes & dark chocolate mousse-like offering were superb. An outstanding gastronomic experience with no pretension or fanfare. As we like it.
My husband and I love Petite Jacqueline. The food, service, atmosphere is just wonderful and so French!!
Always on our short list when staying in Portland!
We booked a table for 8 o’clock, the restaurant was busy but most of the tables were already eating. After being seated we were left for 30 minutes with not a word from any staff members including the lady that seated us. The tables next to us were all being served or checked on and we were ignored. I tried to catch the attention of one of the waiters and was ignored. My partner and I got up and left, as we were going out the door the staff began bickering about who’s table it was to serve. Very disappointing as the food looked lovely and the prices were good.
Wonderful in every respect. Waiter Kyle was wonderful and knew the menu. He was aware of our gluten allergy as soon as we sat down. Food was excellent. All in all a fun experience.
This was my 4th visit and the first three were very good/wonderful. This time is was lunch. I ordered the crepes thinking this was a specialty and they would be delicious. Turned out my crepe was dry and browned which made it dry. Very disappointing. The banana-rum pot au creme did make me leave feeling happy. Will definitely go back and skip the crepes.
Dined here an a Tuesday night with a 7:30 reservation and were seated promptly. Restaurant is lovely and the food was very good. Green bean almandine and roasted peppers apps were excellent as was the chicken main dish and the hamburger. Only complaint was when we ordered the mains at 7:40 we were told the chicken would take a half hour and it arrived at 8:30. Too long a wait when restaurant was less than full. Would have given it 5 stars otherwise.
Have been to Petit Jacqueline at least 5 or 6 times. The food is always great. Not too adventurous but very well executed. We really enjoy the restaurant for date nights when we can have a nicely paced meal and catch up on conversation. The service on our most recent visit was not quite up to our prior experience but it was a minor issue. We caught the end of summer season which is time where we often avoid going downtown and the crowd was a little more boisterous than we typically find mid week.
The beer list is most limited and does not contain any light nor domestic brands. Poor with respect to the bar offerings.
For a restaurant marketing itself as a French place this was a big disappointment. Crepe was a thin pancake and undercooked. Also cafe at lait wasn’t on the menu but props to the waiter who asked and made one. Won’t go back as there are too many other really good places to eat in Old Port/Portland
We were able to get a table for two at the last minute, and we were very glad that we did. The Duck special (Saturday night) was AMAZING. We should have shared entrees as there was no room for the desserts, which all seemed that they might be amazing. The servers were fun and attentive as well.
Great wait staff, menu and food, in a romantic setting with a good wine list and after dinner drinks.
It was a very hot day and the ac was broken but we were not told until we were part way through our meal.
Best Onion Soup on the planet!
Outstanding all around!
Wonderful, per usual. We love the ambiance. Cocktails & wine were delicious, the food was all prepared very well. Portions are always on the small side for us but we’re active people with small kids—we probably need to be fed more than average! Good reason to get dessert (which was great).