Special Valentine’s Day menu and wine pairing option were a real treat. Food was excellently prepared and presented; a truely flavorful delight. Wine choices were delicious. Our first visit will keep us coming back.
A great place to spend your Valentine’s Day dinner with your partner.
We were greeted by name without even asking. I asked if perhaps we'd made a scene the last time were there but no, we must come here too often. The Valentines Day three course prix fixe menu was wonderful and the wine pairings were great ant at $12 a great value.
We'll be back!
An excellent spot in the heart of the Old Port, with authentic French cuisine, romantic atmosphere, and superb service. Ideal for a date, anniversary, or to expand your palate with their exceptional array of fine food and drink.
wonderful small resto in old port of portland. fun, lively and engaging barback and management really cares, we waited a little while for our entrees and they comp'd our affagato for dessert. classy.
Love Petite Jacqueline, even moreso at this location than when it was at State and Congress. The food is outstanding/authentic French at an affordable price. The location in the old port is a gold mine. The atmosphere is like a Parisian Cafe. The music fits the decor...truly lovely. I've been on multiple occasions, but this most recent visit was for a business meal...we were interviewing someone for a job. There were four of us. We selected Petite Jacqueline, because it was one of the only good Portland restaurants open on a Monday night. We had fondue as a shared appetizer (note: this was my first time having fondue, and it was very good, served with cubed baguette, sausage, cherry tomatoes, and diced apple). My main course was their half chicken dish...very comfort food...roasted chicken with mashers, gravy and carrots...lovely. My colleagues had the cassoulet and special (tri-tip with fries featuring aioli and cheese...kind of like a poutine presentation). Both of my colleagues raved about their dishes...one of my colleagues is from Montreal and she said the cassoulet was authentic and outstanding. Our interviewee had their vegetarian ravioli main course and loved it. For dessert we had their affogato, pot de creme, and creme brule. All of the desserts were, again, outstanding. Our wines were sauvignon blanc, blanc de blanc, syrah, and malbec. All good accompaniments to our dishes. Will continue to visit Petite Jacqueline. On other occasions, I've enjoyed their mussels and their artic char. Five stars.
I'm in my happy place when I'm at PJ. I love the food. I love the ambiance. And the staff is lovely.
Got the last reservation on a Saturday night and we were thrilled!
The staff treated us like we were their first guests!
Duck and Artic Char Papilotte were featured and delicious! Maine doesn't have many French Restaurants, so if you love authentic French food, you should go!
Great service and atmosphere, my "French Attitude Burger" was cooked to perfection, and our entire table loved their meals.
Had date night with my husband and its definetly one of the best restaurants we've been to in Portland! FONDUE was amazing and our meals were just as great! We can't wait to go back!
Started the meal with nice inventive cocktails. We both had Salads Lyonaise - delicious. They held the last cassoulet for us - thankfully!! It was an original take on an old favorite of ours. We split it. Also could get a half carafe of wine, which isn't that common these days. Waitress was a bit overwhelmed with an unexpected theatre rush, but was so gracious to us that we didn't mind at all. She and the bartender were both terrific hosts.
Had a great dinner and such a relaxing time. We will definitely go back again. Portland has great food and here is another example.
This was my first visit to Petite Jacqueline since they relocated to the Old Port. It was a wonderful experience. The larger dining room made for very comfortable seating compared to their older quaint but tiny space. The service was very good, but could have been a little bit warmer and more engaged. The food is as wonderful as I remember from the old space. It was a cold night and I had the cassoulet for my entrée. It was superb. And the foie gras appetizer was also wonderful. With apps, salad and entrée, we had no room for dessert, but we vowed to go back for coffe and pot de crème sometime in the near future.
Great dining experience, menu is just right, but would like just a couple more desert options. Customer service is the best in Portland, friendly from start to finish.
superb food and service. quite moderately priced for the quality
A gem with exceptional food, service, and atmosphere.