Met for a casual Sunday brunch. It was mid-January, so not very busy; our server was terrific and brought us delicious drinks as we perused the appealing menu. One of us had steak and eggs and pronounced them excellent; the others had crepes which were rich and wonderful. What a cheerful, light-filled spot!
CoD was perfect: fresh, light, Mediterranean flavors! So good!
Went for a birthday dinner. The first time for both of us. Wait staff was pleasant and friendly. Food was amazing...
Food was excellent but had reservations and still waited nearly an hour for our food. Worth going to for the food but must be willing to overlook the slow kitchen.
We had a lovely Sunday brunch! Food was great and the staff was outstanding. Our waiter was Ian and he made helpful suggestions and kept an eye on things without being intrusive.
Our party of three for Saturday evening dinner agree that our experience was outstanding at Petite Jacqueline. Our server was professional, friendly, extremely knowledgeable about menu choices, prompt with coffee/drink refills - everything a good upscale server should be. Our dinners were also far above average fare - the boeuf bourguignon, the swordfish entree, and the roast half chicken were fully enjoyed. We skipped appetizers and salads in order to savour desserts. And they were all worth it! The prices are worth the experience.
We enjoyed lunch prior to taking our daughters to the airport. Menu selections satisfied us all. Service was very attentive and friendly, with no rush, no hurry .
In all, a very relaxing dining experience.
I was given the prime corner round table, and a gentle and infinitely attentive waiter for an early dinner on New Year’s Day. The grilled octopus was crossed off the specials board even before I could order it, with only two parties in the whole restaurant! That must have been the lunch special as well. I ordered the Prix Fixe menu rather than go with my gut desire to have Steak Frites. Later, after dinner, I wondered why the chef chose the specific components of the meal. Though they were delicious, they seemed an odd assortment: Green salad with Orange dressing, Black Rice, Swordfish, grilled Brussel sprouts, pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, and Opera cake (white cake w/lemon curd, blood orange and grapefruit, and layers orange and chocolate ganache). So, I looked up food symbolism and discovered that every one of those ingredients were facets of protection, prosperity, and good luck...all blessings for a shiny new year. So glad I ordered the chef’s menu!
This is one of our favorite spots in Portland. Always great food and amazing service with good vegetarian options and great seafood. We spent New Year's Eve here and the prix fixe menu was perfect. Can't wait to return again soon.
Wow , they were so in the weed all nite . Bartender was running the door , bar and also in charge of the to-go orders and expo .
So sad this could be a great place ,
You need to regroup and figure out what’s next . This way you won’t be in business to much longer .
Telling your customers sorry at the end is not going to fixed it .
I’m a paying customer and I’m not going to pay with my $ your mistakes for been under staff.
You need to revised your wine service , open a bottle and live it for the customers to pour their own wine is not call service .
Our third dinner at PJ and just as wonderful as the previous two. Great bartender, very correct dish preparation and such a fun spot
My husband and I went to Petite Jacqueline for brunch yesterday and were very pleased with our choice. This was our first visit, but definitely won't be our last. My husband's omelette and Bloody Mary (great horseradish flavor) were quite tasty and my mushroom and arugula quiche was absolutely delicious. We will definitely go back for dinner some evening.
The kitchen turns out well-crafted dishes (salade Lyonnaise, roast half-chicken, olive oil poached swordfish), but the portions are so gargantuan that I lost my appetite staring at the mountain of food, most of which I doggy-bagged home.
Nice date night spot!
Good food. The foie gras is very good but it is not worthed for the price though because the piece is very very small. The swordfish meal was excellent and a worthed value
Food, service& atmosphere made for one of the more memorable Christmas Eves for our family.
Christmas Eve dinner. Great time. Wish we lived closer.
There is real satisfaction when you have the desire to lick your plate, which is how I felt.
Waitstaff was great and knowledgeable food was prompt and delicious.
Went for brunch - Food and drinks were great. Ambience and view of city during holidays were beautiful. Menu is reasonably priced, was provided with table requested. Waitstaff could’ve been more attentive and charismatic - always seems to be slow service with brunch even without an overly busy restaurant. Overall, enjoy going to the restaurant for brunch/dinners - will continue to keep coming back!
Food was absolutely delicious! I had the swordfish and my husband had the duck special. Creme brulee was perfect!
I was expecting more based on the reviews, & while this was good, there were no flavors that were memorable. There was one and only bathroom, therefore, a steady line, which was awkward by the entrance.
We've been here a couple of times...reliably good. This time two dishes were a bit saltier than we would like(the French Onion Soup and Salmon Crepes), but otherwise...creative dishes served with a smile and a professional attitude. Beautiful large windows and comfortable surroundings.
Always a treat and a lovely place for a celebration. Our server (tall young man with glasses who has been there every time I've been in the last couple of years) is awesome!
We got excellent service on this quiet night. Food was superb as was the service. One cannot ask for more.
Great service, delicious food at a great price! Highly recommend
Great food, as always. Great setting. Love this place!
Always a treat in every way.
Seated right away, service was excellent without being ‘in your face’, food came out in a timely fashion.
We had extra people join us half way through our dinner and they were very accommodating!
Amazing service beautiful area and great food
Excellent food and service
Fun place to meet a friend for lunch
Warm, welcoming bistro with just the right amount of service. Delicious prix fixe dinner paired with yummy wine. Couldn't have been a better experience on a frigid winter evening.
I love the ambiance located in the heart of the Old Port, tall windows with eclectic decor. I can always count on a good meal with great service.
The bistro was charming, the food wonderful, and the service excellent. I will be back!
I rarely leave reviews but felt the need to for this restaurant. This was one of the best meals I have ever had. I ate there the night before and the only thing on my mind all day was the butternut squash risotto.
As always, amazing food, great service! Continues as one of our favorites in Portland!
Very good except that the pepper steak which I had ordered to be cookefrdoum rare was actually rare and though tasty enough, was hard to chew. Wine tasting was excellent and reasonably priced
Awesome! Bourginon was out of this world!
Always consistently very good. Food/Service and festive