Jacqueline

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Jacqueline is a seafood restaurant + oyster bar in SE Portland's Clinton/division neighborhood.
Our menu changes daily to reflect the perpetual bounty of the pacific northwest. We go to great lengths to source our oysters, fish and vegetables, and work directly with our suppliers as much as possible. In fact we are certified smart catch sustainable by the James Beard foundation. 96% of our oysters and fish are certified sustainable.
Jacqueline takes its name from the Wes Anderson film the life aquatic with Steve Zissou, imparting a romantic aesthetic with a nautical flair.
Jacqueline embarked on her maiden voyage August 2016 and continues to grow as a neighborhood favorite.
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4.8based on all time ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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SR
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice cozy restaurant. A little pricey for the portion sizes/food quality. Attentive service.

N
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended chef tasting menu. Worth every penny

PV
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacqueline is one of our favorite restaurant for sure. This time we had the tasting menu. My wife and I don’t eat meat and they substituted perfectly for us. Starting off with oysters it is always a must! Captain Zissou would be proud!!

DH
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unique dining experience. Good food and nice space. A little expensive for the quantity of food. Service was friendly and energetic.

U
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our meal at Jacqueline was excellent. We tried several topnotch appetizers including the beet salad and crab rolls. Our main dishes including the halibut and scallops were also delicious. The key lime dessert was remarkably good. If you like outstanding seafood preparation, this is the place for you.

DY
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Portland best spots - top 5 on my list all time!

SR
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Jacqueline's. Amazing food and we feel the best value is the tasting menu. Just let them decide what will be for dinner. You will be so glad you did. Our finale was a smoked trout. Best trout we've ever tasted. Deboned and presented like a jeweled crown.

Now all that is good to say, but if you have just a short time for dinner, stop by for a cocktail and a lobster roll or two. Best ever!!!

FR
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about pairing wine with our meal. :)

GW
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm not usually a fan of hip and quirky restaurants/food, Jacqueline's was fantastic. Don't be intimidate by the "weird" food. Everything we tasted was delicious! It actually made me more open to giving other places a try as well, assuming other quirky places do food this good! The flavors are very complimentary. Give them a try!

DM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good oysters great buy

M
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent and the service very good. However, the noise was almost unbearable (and we were in the oyster-bar area). I don't think I could have stood the main dining room due to noise. I'm not sure why more restaurants aren't installing inexpensive angled acoustic ceiling panels.

The oysters were a hit with most of the patrons during happy hour ($1 each).

There also appears to be a very back room, and I'd recommend that to cut down on noise. The noise also tended to abate with the end of the happy hour crowd (at 7pm).

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant, always amazing flavors, best oysters in town. We were there on fish fry night, and so I had the fish and chips, and they were fantastic. Great, reasonably priced wine list and delectable cocktails too. Highly recommend Jacqueline!

s
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Your buns have shrunk ... I remember the lobster buns being a lot bigger

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with great food. The staff is so friendly and kind and the food is creative and delicious.

LT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous and inventive food! Order the fixed-price dinner. A great value and everything was delicious.

HM
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was outstanding and our server was very friendly and offered lots of great suggestions. The lobster roll is an absolute must... we ended up ordering aa second round of them! The crudo was delicious and perfectly paired with the citrus. We also really enjoyed the Brussel sprouts, poke and the beet salad. We were group of 6 and ordered quite a few items on the menu family style and were pleased with each and every dish!

FA
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed the dining experience and attention to detail. Service was impeccable. Staff knew their responsibilities and how to service guests. When I had a question about my entree choice the staff member who brought the food could explain in detail. Great menu options with descriptive colorful information. I wish I could have tried everything. Affordable prices. Thank you for the experience and know that I would come back to share Jacqueline with friends or family.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We returned to celebrate birthdays. From 2 months prior. As good. Service was great, attentive and informed.

Food was outstanding. We sampled as much as we could. All of it wonderful. Dollar oysters until 7 were quality. Wine selection was excellent.

Noise level is the only complaint.

RP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Portland. From the cocktails to the service to the food, everything is top notch.

MB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizers to our salads and entrees, Jacqueline delivered! Great spot, which I will definitely frequent again. Our service and server was fantastic as well!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic food. Unique ambience - like a converted home.

H
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining out month three course meal was outstanding.

NC
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Jacqueline for the first time last Monday night. My husband had a half dozen oysters. He loved all the different “sauces” in the eye droppers! We shared the steak tartar, which was amazing. I ordered the scallops. They were super delicious, and as my husband had been craving fish and chips for a few days, he ordered the Monday night fish fry. It did not disappoint. Great service, too. Looking forward to another meal at Jaqueline.

e
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A phenomenal dining experience! My only regret is I waited so long to come here.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner. We got wine, oysters, and the chefs choice. One of the best dinners I've had. Thanks Jacqueline!

EH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was scrumptious and the ambiance was great. The only negative was the noise level... it was hard to hear our own conversation. But well worth it!

LD
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Happy hour oysters! Food was great and our server was kind- we had a positive experience!

PJ
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious- can’t wait to go back! Especially the crab and lobster appetizers! Music seemed a bit on the loud side. Very warm & welcoming ambiance.

TN
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great seafood restaurant. Cool vibe, great food and during happy hour, you can get $ 1 per oyster! We ordered a number of offerings but the Dungeness crab toast & fried whole sea bass with Asian herbs were the best.

GS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with 1 dozen oysters. They came with bottles of hot sauce (including horse radish) and mignonettes. The crab toast was decedent, the quail delicious, and the steak tartar is a must. Can not wait to come back!

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tremendous food and exceptional value. One of the best restaurants in Portland on this matrix.

g
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had dinner at Jacqueline twice and both times I have enjoyed the best meals I have had in Portland. They are known for their seafood dishes and oyster bar but their side dishes are both innovative and delicious . Try their smoked potatoes, beets and blood orange salad,sauteed sunchokes and Dungeness crab toast. The four of us shared a whole cedar planked trout that was outstanding. If you go during happy hour, they offer $1.00 oysters and a discount beer. Service is attentive and helpful in describing dishes. The ambiance was lovely. Jacqueline is a little pricey but it's worth every penny. If I could, I would dine there every evening.

FS
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute small place. Found it after looking at so many Portland restaurants. The food was well done and not to heavy. The service was great. Fun spot! Would definitely go back and recommend!

WP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit dark at our table but other than that everything was wonderful. Eat course was fantastic

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Portland restaurants. It’s always a treat to dine here, whether with friends, girlfriends, or a date. The oysters and the Dungeness crab toast are must haves.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The trout and oysters were amazing

l
Portland
65 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day early celebration. This is traditionally what my husband and I do and we couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience. Love the food and our wait person was outstanding and very helpful in helping us order. We will will be back, as so many people are doing, which is why it’s so hard to get a weekend reservation! Understand totally! The food and flavorings are outstanding! Kudos to the chefs and wait staff!

ML
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything. Best place to dine for seafood.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in Portland!

MG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and innovative dishes. Excellent service. Too noisy.