Jackrabbit

4.2
592 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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SJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance is nice, the food was pretty good and the service was acceptable. For a foodie city like Portland I was a bit underwhelmed.

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MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu was hip and dinner and drinks were spot on. Waiter was great. It was a loud restaurant but overall very good experience.

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M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. A bit pricey for the serving size. Great for groups

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M
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I think of it as a dinner place, but breakfast was very good. 4 people with different meals all were happy. A very nice Benedict variation, salmon and ham. Even the pancakes were light and tasty from our youngest, the "picky eater".

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was ok. Burger was good. Pork chop was very well done and huge. Service was ok. Disappointed.

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GS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We secured a private room and had to commit to a buyout which I had hoped would come with top notch service but was disappointed. Appetizers arrived before they could get our drinks. The drinks came in three shifts and one was wrong. Dinner was served with no silverware on the table. Expensive so the service should be excellent.

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SP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service Great Location downtown Portland

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AD
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would like to go when the full menu was available. Brunch was tasty but the choices were limited.

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KN
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We were seated and then it took a very long time for them to come and take our drink order. Then it took just as long for them to take our food order. But our food came out really fast. I ordered their crumpet Benedict. It was crumpets with deli ham, a poached egg and some really watery hollandaise sauce. I picked the ham off because it was just cold and I don’t really like deli meat on my Benedict. My brother ordered the breakfast hash. That was really bad. No flavor whatsoever. Cut up in really large cubes. Not even salt and pepper was on it. The meat was kind of gray and again absolutely no flavor. We were kind of laughing because we couldn’t even figure out what type of meat it was.It was basically cubed potato, cubed beats, cubed mystery meat and then dry arugula Sprinkled on top. They really need to rethink that dish. I don’t think iI will ever really go there again. Very disappointing brunch. Too bad, the hotel looks really cute

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Food is mediocre, service is just a bit better, atmosphere is good, restaurant design is great.

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Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Customer service was not great, drinks were mediocre.

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BB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the service was great!

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J
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I gave this restaurant a second chance after a horrible first try. The food is good, the problem is the service. Last time the server forgot to put out order in. This time, the order was put in but it took 45 minutes to get it. We were bored and ready to leave. The food showed up late and it was cold. Another table next to us had the same problem.

I rarely have a bad experience at a restaurant, this place was 2 for 2.

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I invited a colleague from San Diego to lunch at Jackrabbit. We were seated at a tall table (they mostly have tall tables except for a few booths) and our server approached immediately. She was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our salads (nicoise and baby butter lettuce with salmon). Her wine recommendations were spot on and we were happily tempted by bread pudding for dessert. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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W
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
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 on April 19, 2019
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
96 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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FF
Portland
12 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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J
New Orleans
2 reviews
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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WA
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service:)

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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
20 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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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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