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About Jake's Grill - Portland

Adjacent to the historic Governor Hotel, Jake’s Grill brings the classic American Grill traditional dining experience to downtown Portland, OR.

Inspired by tradition, Jake’s Grill is proud to serve the finest meat and seafood in a classic, uncomplicated style. You will find the best steak in the city and of course, the best fresh seafood.

Our classic bar serves hand-built, hand-mixed cocktails and a wide selection of single malt whiskies.

Jake’s Grill can accommodate 20 – 60 guests in our banquet rooms. Let us host your next event and ensure that every detail is seamless and professional. Create a custom menu and experience that you and your guests will enjoy.

611 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00am-10:30am Saturday-Sunday 7:30am-1:30pm; Brunch: Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am-4:30pm, Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 4:30pm-12:00am Sunday 3:30pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Alder

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 220-1850

Website:
http://www.jakesgrill.com/

Catering:
We offer off-site catering for groups from 15-1500

Parking Details:
Valet parking available through the Governor Hotel's entrance on 11th street. With plenty of street and adjacent parking lots and garages.

Public Transit:
Directly across the street at SW 10th and Alder

Executive Chef:
Brian Light

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Jake’s Grill offers an exceptional dining experience in the tradition of the classic American grill, featuring aged steaks and the freshest seafood. We have 3 rooms available for hosting private parties, from 8 to 50 people. For groups larger than 50, please ask for Jake’s Catering.

Jake's Grill - Portland Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (33)
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Romantic (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Cozy (23)
Great for Lunch (20)
Business Meals (19)
Casual (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Authentic (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (12)
People Watching (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Seasonal (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Scenic View (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

My go to location for important business meetings and conversations. Excellent service with great food. Plus you can use the paper table cloth to take notes ;-).

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

A wonderful brunch on the week-end. Nice choice and fairly priced. Alexia was our server and she was great!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

We enjoyed everything! The table was a little creaky.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

All the food was outstanding except for my grandsons broccoli cheese soup. The cheese was curdled! I don’t think there’s any excuse for this in a restaurant of that caliber. I hesitated to say anything to the waitress because this really was a gift for my two grandchildren for Christmas. We just decided to use it in January. I didn’t want to spoil the mood. Although they have been to this restaurant many times, it was my first visit. I liked the ambience, and we did get a window table which was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

I love this solid long term icon restaurant in downtown Portland. You can always trust you will get a very good meal, and the service has always been fantastic. Had a table by the window and it was perfect for a business conversation. Not loud at all. Classy and good all the way around!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Always good food and good services. Convenient location and parking garage.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

During the holidays my wife, her cousin (a very busy lady) and I meet at Jake's Grill for a quiet, chatty two hour lunch. This has become a tradition. We have never been disappointed. The food is great, the service is polite, friendly and efficient and the prices are reasonable.
I request a window table (if possible) and so far our luck has been good.

Thank you Jakes.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We have reviewed our love of this restaurant many times on Open Table as we frequent it often. The space is one of the loveliest restaurant venues in the city, service is always exceptional and the food and Martini's the best.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Still has fair pricing in a city where food has gotten expensive. And quality continues to be consistent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I would normally recommend Jakes on any occassion. However, after going there for a holiday, i would recommend avoiding Jakes on any of the big or romantic holidays. Even though i made a reservation weeks in advance, we were sat nearly an hour past our reservation time. It really put a damper in our evening since there wasn’t even space for us to sit or have drinks at the bar so our party was forced to stand for an hour waiting. Once being seated It took an additional 30 minuets to order food. Our server was wonderful, It was apparent she was stretched thin and not very supported. I was disappointed to be in charge of making plans and putting so much faith in Jakes to make our dinner experience perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Although this restaurant is generally a good choice they clearly blew it for New Year’s Eve. Perhaps greed took over as they clearly accepted far to many reservations and therefore could not handle the volume. I heard 3 other people ask for the managers name as they were very unhappy.
Our reservation was for 7:00- we were finally seated at 7:45. Then it was another 45 minutes before our order was taken, and our semi warm food arrived 25 minutes after that for part of the table and we all got to wait again for the rest of the table to get served.
Good restaurant on a average day but never for a holiday.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great. Enoviorment was good too. But our server was awful. Keep forgetting about us and took 10 minutes to even greet us after we were sat.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was horrible- expensive.
Salad was soaked in dressing and wilted. It had been sitting in a bowl dor a long time.
Fish was over cooked and dried out.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went alone for my Christmas dinner. It was fabulous. Great food, good wine... nice staff! I loved my experience!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Jake's Grill. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the service was friendly and efficient AND the food was great. I had a very pleasant surprise -- my entree selection included an appetizer plus dessert. Each course was wonderful and very tasty. A great dining experience in every way!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Poor food
Poor service
Over priced swill
The meal reminded us of a salt lick

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were seated next to the server’s station so we asked for a different table because there were many open. I used to be a server and my husband currently is one so we understand that there are server sections and a seating chart order, but this table was atrocious. As the server took us to a different table she told us she would probably be chewed out by her boss for switching our table. What are we supposed to say to that? Was she looking for a bigger tip? Hoping that would change our mind? It was unprofessional regardless and made me anxious the rest of the night because I don’t like getting people in trouble or having that over my head.
There wasn’t enough time in between each course and the food came out fast, like Applebee’s fast. This isn’t a problem normally but I was under the impression this was a slower paced, fine dining establishment.
My food was cold but good. My husband’s was delicious. The staff was attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the buffet on Christmas Day. The ballroom was so festive with the decorations and the food displays. The service was great--waiters were so attentive. I would certainly do this again. Thanks.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Good food. A little pricey for what we got but we enjoyed it. Had to send a glass back because of the lipstick

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Every Christmas morning we seek out a hotel restaurant to have breakfast. This year we picked Jake's Grill because we like the ambience. The service and food was great. They have a professional wait staff and it was a pleasure spending the morning with them.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wasn’t very good. Waitress was not happy to be there and showed it. Not very accommodating.

Foods as just Ok for the price. It was a fixed price menu and you could tell the food was just mass produced and thrown together.

Besides being Christmas Eve, it was also my husbands birthday which they knew about, and nothing special was done.

We won’t be back. It was too bad because it such a lovely evening up till then.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This restaurant needs a reset. It needs the improve the following: 1) Not seating our party of six at two small round tables in the bar and near a very noisy kitchen with dropped plates and staff shouting at each other; 2) the "prix fixe" of $36-$42 was not a good value--patrons should have been given the option of ordering off an a la carte menu as well; 3) the food was inconsistent: one of our party ordered a prime rib that was a fatty, greasy mess; another member of our party had a pasta dish that bland and tasteless; and, 4) a long, long wait to give our order to the waitperson and actually receiving the meal (about two hours). For the price of this meal the quality was not very good. I am not sure we will come back because this restaurant does not represent a good value for the money. Jake's Grill overall grade: D.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything was very good - the only minor downside is that we weren’t served our bottle of wine until well into our entrees (we’d ordered it with dinner) so we returned it.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our drinks and meals were divine, however the management and waitstaff left much to be desired.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Not great service but it was Christmas eve. We told the server that we had hour and that would not be a problem. Never saw our deserts even though we charged for them.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Disappointed Christmas Eve dinner
Sat in the lounge because we were seated in the dining room by a window - too cold and a big dog on the floor under the table next to us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

I took my team of six people there and everyone enjoyed their meals. Great wine selection. Fanstastic steaks!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Lives up to all the good things about Jake's Crawfish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent service from wait person. Meatloaf was a little dry but tasted great! I used to come here often when Jake’s did the food; unfortunately, The food quality now is not up to Jake’s. Miss the pot roast!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Drinks were good. Filet Mignons were egregiously overcooked. Atmosphere had a lot of charm and character but what they did to our poor steaks was tragic.

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had not been to Jake’s with our family in the past - only one previous time for a business dinner with 20 people. The food was not prepared to our order nor was the food all that great! We had a Wagu steak that was tasty - but again not prepared to order specifications. We shared an order or Mack n Cheese that was COLD and bland, the crispy onions on the Mack n Cheese was the tastiest part of the dish. One of our guests order his Burger Rare and it was well done. The other guest had the Meat Load dinner- she liked it, her favorite part... The Mashed Potatoes.
I only had a Wedge Salad-which I enjoyed.
Our waitress was HORRIBLE! The slowest service I have encountered in years- no personality, forgot our drinks - and never checked back to see if wanted another drink!
I was sooooo disappointed for a bill that was over $150.00!

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

It was Amazing. We loved it and our server was awesome!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great place to stop on the way back from the Winterhawks game, as is just feet away from the Trimet stop.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was excellent and the service started out good but faded about halfway through our meal. I had made a "birthday celebration" reservation but they had no clue. Overall it was an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was great and they did great with making accommodations to the meal for me. I was doing the Whole30 when I came and they were very helpful with the changes I needed to make to my meal so I could eat. I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent in every way! Must get the butterscotch pudding for dessert... out of this world!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My wife and I have eaten at many a fine restaurant and this one let us down. The halibut my wife ordered was overcooked and tough and when she tried to remark about this to the waiter he turned and walked away. My filet mignon was very tasty, but the bearnaise sauce was a very small portion even for the tiny steak. The amount of lobster was excellent, but did not make up for the paltry sense of what should have been a special meal for the prices charged. We expected fine dining and we got chain restaurant quality.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was well prepared and the service was excellent. We had a very nice, quite meal with friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I have always been impressed with Jake's food. This time was no different. My one complaint was that our waitress seemed pretty rude throughout the entire dinner. She was upset because she was so busy and was having trouble keeping up with everything. She talked to the entire table but ignored me the entire time. When I tried to order, she made it seem like I was interrupting her. I asked for a refill of water at the beginning of the meal and it took over 15 minutes for her to fill it. She came by one time and filled everyone's water at the table but mine. Even the other people at the table were commenting about how she must have had something against me. Other than the waitress, it was an overall good experience

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Business Meals
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