Permanently Closed - Jack's Uptown Grille

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101 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Jack’s Uptown Grille is a classy, upscale restaurant serving made-from-scratch new American food with a Midwestern flair in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Barbecue, Grill
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am–10:00 pm
Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 399-0988
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Carlos Ortiz
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Catering
We offer catering Monday-Friday through Foodee.com or for custom orders please call and ask for Matty.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Franklin Boulevard & 17th Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking
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Public transit
17th and Franklin
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I was very excited to try Jack's for the first time, but unfortunately our experience was not great. The first impression was our server brought the incorrect drinks to our table. Then every time we needed our server we had to flag him down when he was not standing in the kitchen or chatting with other tables. Our food came but we had to get up and ask our server for plates and silverware, who then just handed us a stack and said here you go.

Overall, the food was good and the atmosphere is great. I would just recommend only sitting at the bar.

BM
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Surprisingly good food for this neighborhood bar/ restaurant.

OT
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We started with the chorizo queso, served in a mini skillet with corn tortillas. This hit the spot for our post beer-bust hunger. There was actually quite a bit, so we asked to have more tortilla chips to finish it off.

There are a good variety of small plates and lunch options,  but only three entrees. Ribs, salmon, for a whole chicken. We decided to order from the lunch offerings. I ordered the prime rib french dip. Amusingly, the waitress asked if I wanted it "rare or well-done". Nothing in between. I asked for rare, but it came out well-done. The bun was almost too large for a person to eat the sandwich without cutting it in half, which defeats the purpose of dipping the sandwich au jus. However, the traditional french fries were thin and crisp--very good!

It seemed funny to me how proud they were of their Fried Chicken Sandwich on the website. They challenge the customer to try it and see if they think it is better than Chick-fil-A or Popeye's. You would think for $12 and one of their few food choices that the answer should obviously be "yes". Steve tried this for his meal. He said it was very good, but seemed to be fried a little too long.

We didn't partake in any adult beverages that evening. However it seems their specialty cocktail is a cotton candy martini. There is a video on their website showing a sweet cranberry and vanilla vodka martini being poured over purple cotton candy in a martini glass. I'm not sure what this would pair well eith from their menu.

Our overall conclusion was that our experience was a little too "beige" for a return visit.

JW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food at reasonable prices! I had Salmon and my friend had chicken. I would highly recommend!

S
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Menu was rather small with only 3 entrees. Although there were sandwiches and salads one would think a place calling itself a grille would have a decent choice of grilled food.

OT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This place is always great. We've gone 3 or 4 times now for brunch. The patio is perfect. The Disco brunch is a little more upbeat and "happening"but regular brunch is just as good. Our go-to brunch place. The food is good, service is always great and the fact you can make reservations for brunch is a major plus.

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service.

AE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jacks is our favorite “go-to”! Perfect for happy hour/ dinner on a Friday night. Service is very friendly and the menu has great happy hour appetizers, delicious salad options for me as well as “hearty” options for my husband. The covered patio is great for all seasons. I also went for Sunday brunch for the first time recently. They offer bottomless mimosas & the brunch menu had a great variety to choose from. They had a DJ & it was 90s theme, which made for a fun, energetic vibe. But if you are looking for a quiet brunch where you can easily talk to the people you are with this is probably not the time/place. Not sure what Saturday brunch is like. Overall, I would definitely recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love Jack’s, for the food, ambience and location! The Power Greens Bowl is my favorite, and their fries have the perfect crunch/flavor!

E
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try Jack’s for our anniversary celebration! It was a wonderful choice. The food and service were outstanding!

AW
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to try out a new place when my parents came to town to visit and Jack’s was the perfect spot! The food was fabulous. My mom even said it was the best salmon she’s had, which is saying a lot in a landlocked state! The service was impeccable and we will definitely be back!

AW
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Disappointing. Food was bland and was supposed to have pork green chile on it but only came with a small container of sweet tomatillo sauce. Toast wasn’t served with anything on it. None of the drinks for the bottomless brunch were good (watery) which is hard to mess up! Patio was nice though.

KV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch

S
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, cozy place with great food and service. The patio is perfect on nice days

LD
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live this place! Shhh, don’t tell anyone, we don’t want to lose our fav spot. 🤫

TS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at Jack's. It was not busy and the food was delicious.

k
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great locals spot!!

BL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu for restaurant week and our server Brittney was fantastic. We were thoroughly impressed by everything.

EB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It was the last day of restaurant week and only a pre-fixed menu was offered with a range of great items on it.. I checked out the menus ahead of time and what I came for was the Mac & cheese & some apps but neither options were offered on the prefixed menu which was a bummer. I asked the waiter if chef was offering anything from the regular menu and he wasn’t, so we went with casual options — a burger and chicken sandwich. Both were pretty good and the best thing was the sides of fries. Seems like a good spot for a simple meal, cocktails and fun desserts.

e
Washington DC
198 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was generally good though a little heavy on onions. Food, especially the last course could have been warmer. Service was excellent. There was a group in the restaurant standing and talking which was somewhat loud.

TM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our appetizers, artichoke dip and empanada, were excellent, as was the butternut squash soup. My wife's salad was disappointing, a bit of lettuce and some garnishment with minimal dressing. Both of our entrees, the pork chop and flank steak, were overcooked and tough. The pork chop was thin and not much to it, perhaps my expectations were too high, I expected a nice fat juicy chop. Didn't get it.
Dessert was good, the triple chocolate brownie, very rich and tasty.
I would mainly recommend for the appetizers and soup. Might try again, ordering apps and a sandwich. From our experience, the main course entrees were not worth the price we paid.

j
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner celebration.

CB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Chicken dish was extremely salty, patio sucks. Have been seated inside only once because it's usually just two of us.

l
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Service was outstanding!

DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was cold and not particularly good, just ok.

OT
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the fish and chips. Good fish with outstanding fries. Not steak fries but skinny, McDonalds-style with a delicious salty and spicy finish.

OT
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and fun drinks!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Poor service. Waiters and general staffed seemed put out anytime you had a question or asked for anything. Did not even get our food for over an hour after ordering. The food was very good and I liked the atmosphere but, service was very disappointing.

L
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant driving by after an adult family outing. It was so good I returned with a friend the next weekend.

JW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cardiac hamburger will be repeated! Sweet potatoe fries are the best!

A
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Jack's Uptown Grill had a great variety to choose from for lunch. The food was delicious and the price was great.

F
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood find. Food is excellent. Super menu. Staff very friendly and attentive

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the At

HD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great all American food. The price is right and the service is great.

RJ
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was typical bar fare of reasonable quality.
Service was good but patio seating was much too loud for normal conversation. The music was way too loud, I would not return.

GS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink options. Cute spot. Was easy to get a table and server was very friendly.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is simply very tasty. And the outdoor patio was very relaxing.

DD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I put together a happy hour get together for three of us at Jack's and although we planned to dine on the patio we were pulled toward the bar seating. The whole space was opened up and there was a sense of the outdoors, even at the bar, which was chic and well lighted. The small bites and cocktails were delicious and the service friendly and fun.

J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend it for lots of things👌 Good atmosphere and good service and food 😃

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