Jackrabbit

4.2
576 reviews
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Jackrabbit is a new American restaurant in Portland.
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Sun 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 8:00AM - 2:00PM

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Orange County
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Been here quite a few times and really liked the food. Today the food was still delicious but the service was lousy.

First it took a long time for the female server to come up and recognize me. I ordered the food and one drink and they came out quickly. The she disappeared for a long time. A male server saw that I finished my first drink and kindly offered to take another drink order from me.

The 2nd drink took forever.....I mean, forever. This was 11:30 am on a Saturday brunch time. There were only 4 tables. The problem is the celebrity chef owner from California was at the bar counter and everyone swarmed up to chit chat with him, instead of making my drink. I swear my drink ticket was sitting there and the female bartender didn’t even bother to look. Because I could see from where I sat, she was just talking to the chef non stop.

The manager on duty and some of the staff stood chatting and doing nothing. My main server never came back to refill the water glass.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a super great time at Jackrabbit. Our server was really awesome and helpful navigating the menu. The bacon chop and Tempranillo were so good.

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S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The Impossible burger was made perfectly and the drinks were great. The table service, waitress, even the manager, the hostess at front were disappointing. Very slow service by then, and the restaurant was not busy. While waiting for the table, got a few drinks at the bar, that was fun, bartender knowledgeable and made good drinks.

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m
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff and the food was excellent. If you like pork this is the place to go.

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SH
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I cannot think of a single item to criticize Jackrabbit for. The food was amazing, portions appropriate and service impeccable. Will definitely be returning.

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B
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Comfort food at its best! We ordered the deviled eggs and toasted cheese to share for appetizers - both were outstanding, but the toasted cheese with the addition of honey (who would have thought it) was scrumptious beyond belief. My wife had steak, I ordered the burger- they were both amazing. Couldn’t fault this place for food - not fancy, and really, really good. Everything cooked as ordered and spot on flavors!! Only slight nitpick was service was pretty slow - it was a busy night and we weren’t in any hurry so it didn’t matter to us but might have bothered others. Heartily recommend this place!

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r
Portland
95 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

First time at Jackrabbit. Reserved before an event at Schnitzer Auditorium. Timing worked out great, although since the dining area and the bar are essentially in the same room, it was a bit noisy from the after work crowd. The salad I shared with my companion was a bit of a disappointment (limp lettuce is a pet peeve!) but my spaghettini entree was excellent, as was the wait staff and the bar drinks. Will no doubt return in future.

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LF
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Brunch menu is lacking. Ordered 2 egg breakfast that only came with bacon and a dry tasteless bread.

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EV
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was good, not great, for brunch. Drinks were higher than other places

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MC
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We waited almost an hour for our meal to show up. The server was great, the kitchen was terribly slow when the restaurant was barely half full. We were almost to the point of asking for our check and getting fast food on the way home, when our server let us know they were putting our food on plates. Very disappointed in this terribly slow restaurant. Food was good, don’t know that we’ll go back.

The server was good and did comp us our drinks for the delay, which was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We came for my mom’s birthday, but we were not pleased with the service we received and will not be coming back. The main waitress was quite frankly rude and not attentive. When we arrived we waited for 15 minutes for her to come get our drink order. When she finally did take our order, she skipped my mom. When we told her my mom had been skipped she replied with a sarcastic remark. It was very unprofessional and she should have just apologized and asked for her drink order. She brings the drink and my mom doesn’t like it and asks for modification. The waitress very quickly grabbed the drink and apologized and went to go get it fixed - she seemed annoyed and ingenious about the interaction. The manner she took our food order was chaotic and unorganized. She was jumping from person to person, so it worried us we were going to get our food orders wrong. 45 min later our food arrived. The food was fine. I ordered a side of cheese for pasta and another drink and the waitress said she would bring it right back. However, it took 20 minutes to get my drink and 30 for grated cheese. When she brought the drinks, my mom asked about my cheese and the waitress very rudely and curtly INTERRUPTED my mother’s question and said: “The cheese is on its way”. I’m sorry, but grated cheese doesn’t take that long. Eventually, a bus boy comes to serve us water and I asked him for the cheese (this was the third time) and he goes “Yes, I am so sorry. I will check on that because it shouldn’t take that long.” When my cheese was finally brought my food was cold because I had waited so long. Now the check... we were a big group, but we came prepared and had cash to make it easier on the waitress. Our total was $459, we had $355 in cash and 1 card, we asked her to put the remaining balance on the card and she gave us attitude about this request. That was upsetting because we made her life easier. It seems like she did the bare minimum because she knew she was getting her automatic gratuity.

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BB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They have very good, professional and friendly servers.

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DP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but not great, and I expected more from Cosentino. The spaghettini with egg and bottarga was bland, which I don't even understand. We asked for parmigiano to add, which is kind of like asking for ketchup. The oysters and charcuterie were good, hamburger with foie was better than the pasta. The wines were good, but the list isn't broad enough. Taken as a whole, the experience was too expensive for the flavor, and lacked the wow factor. Probably won't be on my list of places to go back to.

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What more could you ask for tasty food & good bar selection and awesome service ...

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CB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Went for brunch. The service was spotty. Ordered the beef hash dish. Cold. The beef was horrible - not even sure what kind of cut it was. Removed all of it from the plate. Would have told the server but the next time we saw someone was when a new server brought the check. Would never, ever eat here again.

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K
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from our waiter for our party of seven. Cocktails were spectacular. Great recommendations on food - the waiter got us to try pork tongue! It was delicious! The only issue of the evening (a plate of broccolini that was very salty) was immediately remedied as he whisked the offending veggies away and quickly returned with a new, less salted batch. I will return to this restaurant the next time I visit Portland.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

We arrived an hour early, let the hostess know we were an hour early and communicated that we would be in the bar waiting. We noticed the hour we were there, there were plenty if open tables, and they forgot about us. I had to go let them know we were ready for our reservation.

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Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I was sadly disappointed in the food. The reviews I read led me to believe that the cooking was interesting, unusual and tasty. But the lamb chops I ordered were just too grisly, had bone pieces and were sliced very thin. They tasted good, but almost every bite had bits that I couldn't chew and had to spit out. Yuck!

The cocktails and desserts were tasty though!

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It didn't feel like they wanted me to be there because I came by myself. I was ignored for the most part despite having a reservation. The waiter seemed annoyed that I wanted to see the Dining Month menu. The food was good but I expected more from the price and the rating of the restaurant. Probably won't go again.

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b
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely drinks and was delicious! Better than the first time I went and so meat-centric it's great!

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G
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was dismal and food was mediocre. We had to wait to order for every course, get up 3 times to find the server, pour wine ourselves and find the server again for the bill. I tried to accelerate things because I had business guests that had to get home to put kids to bed and was challenged on this by the server. And to top it all off, I had to pay a $100+ tip because this was a "large group (8 people). Don't take business guests here if you care about the experience they receive

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P
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for Portland Dining Month with some girlfriends. I got the pasta and my friend got the chicken. Pasta was fresh and had good flavor, but can't say it was memorable. Chicken was cooked to perfection. Just wish the portions were a little bigger. I'm a small Asian girl and not a big eater, but I was left still a little hungry after 3 courses. I know my husband would have been starving.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was personable but timing between drinks and food courses was incredibly slow

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M
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beef heart tartare, spaghetti with duck egg and botarga, and roasted chicken a l'orange with watercress all very tasty. Nice selection of wines by the glass complimented the food. Service was friendly and fairly prompt. I enjoyed all of Chris Cosentino's restaurants from the now closed Incanto to Cockscomb and this Portland outpost was delicious as well.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing. Portland dining month. Food was subpar and service was very slow in a nearly empty restaurant.

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Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Six of us went to Jackrabbit for the $33 three-course special. We were shown to a small and quiet private room, which was very comfortable. We arrived at 7:35 for a 7:30 reservation. We ordered the salad first course, which arrived at about 8:05. Our water glasses were refilled, but we were not offered bread or any other treat. The main courses, of which there were two choices, arrived 50 minutes later. The restaurant was not all that busy--there were as many empty tables as occupied tables.
The food was OK-good; the Caesar salad was not very interesting; the chicken was tender and flavorful, and the lamb burgers were good. The panna cotta dessert was very good.
The wine list is quite expensive, more so than the other restaurants we usually frequent. We paid $64 for a nice but not exceptional Cote du Rhone; that was one of the least expensive wines on the list. When we asked why there was a delay, there was no good response.
In addition, the rest rooms were not well kept--there were towels everywhere.
I would not hurry back.

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NK
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Hostess made us feel unwelcome. Food was uneven. Waiter was great.

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V
Seattle
353 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, wonderful service, a place 2 return when in town!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Thanks for the experience.

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KM
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were really looking forward to trying Jackrabbit as we've heard a lot of hype. Unfortunately, our experience was pretty disappointing. We had a total of 5 dishes, 4 of which were not properly seasoned and were very bland. We couldn't even taste the caesar vinaigrette on the salad, just tasted like plain lettuce. We had two pasta dishes, both had hardly any flavor. My burrata starter dish had a pesto base and even the pesto was bland and needed salt and flavor, that's very unusual for pesto. The only positives were the cocktails, the ambience and dessert. Go for cocktails and dessert if you want to play it safe.

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K
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Overrated. If you want a top notch dining experience for the same price go to Andina.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neat ambiance, very friendly and respectful staff, delicious and unique dishes. Thank you!

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D
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We went to Jackrabbit on a Friday night and ordered from the Portland Dining Month menu. I liked the vibe as we walked in but things went downhill from there. The chilled pea soup and panna cotta were quite good. Everything else ranged from blah to yuk. Especially memorable were the stale bun for the lamb burger and the carcinogenic french fries. Oh, and the under-dressed caesar salad with the brown-edged romaine. The service was marked by long waits accompanied by the paradoxical feeling of being rushed. Happy hour? Maybe. Dinner? Never again.

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TD
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great business lunch experience, service & food. We will visit Jackrabbit again.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the Power Lunch and it was delicious.

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SF
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was excellent, but the noise level, exaggerbated by loud, pounding music, was oppressive.

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EM
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Jackrabbit. Just do yourself a favor and go. Amazing top to bottom.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The red flannel hash was very good, but per the menu, it was supposed to come with poached eggs. I received no eggs. I didn't ask them to correct the mistake because I didn't really care about eating them (or waiting another ten minutes), but $19 for a plate of hash is pricy anyway, so this mistake should not have happened in the first place. That neither the cook nor the waiter caught it... I would definitely go back, but only if I was in that are. I don't think I'd go out of my way to go.

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SA
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing oysters!

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DB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service in a nice, somewhat noisy, dining space. We’ll be back!

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