Jake's Grill - Portland

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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.
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AC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a meal or happy hour. Food is top of the line and drinks are all you paid for!

CT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Jakes never fails. Quality. Great atmosphere. Service exceptional.

AW
Montana
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake's is a beautiful setting with great food and good service.

TJ
Portland
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Chloe and Mary Ann
Had a beautiful evening

z
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a nice dinner at Jake's. Very pleasant old school dining room. Food was excellent as usual. I was surprised to be served a small broken up portion of rockfish, the rissotto cake was good, the crab corn salad was barely a few kernels sprinkled around, no crab was seen or tasted. Seems to me the price was $26-27, and I did think the whole dish was skimpy and overpriced, considering that rockfish is a relatively low priced fish. Im not a big fish/seafood eater, I look for fried razor clams usually. Didnt find them on the menu so I could easily choose the rockfish or fish and chips. All in all a very nice evening, and tasty chocolate molten cake for dessert. Waiter Robert was very attentive, and helpful. Jake's Grill is my favorite location.

j
Portland
157 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jake's Grill is the perfect place for Date Night in Portland if you want to be in a room with tons of warmth and charm, or if you want fantastic Martini's, or if you want the most professional, friendly servers in the world, or if you want consistent wonderful meals, then this is the place.

JF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The only thing worse than our table was the entree .

A forgettable meal.

DL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met a couple we wanted the catch up with after two years. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive. We stayed 4 1/2 hours and felt welcome till the end. An ideal dining experience.

JG
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and great service. Anthony took very good care of us.

DB
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Mary Ann our server made our night negative. From the time she greeted us until the end, it was a disaster. Every question on menu or restaurant specialties was answered with sarcasm and negativity. If I could have walked out of the restaurant, I would have. The food was excellent but I will never return or recommend this restaurant.

D
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambience of this restaurant. The rich wood walls and architecture was very cool, including the grand fireplace. The bread was good but the butter portions were small. The salads were excellent. My wife loved her scallops. The crab cocktail appetizer was also great. My ribeye steak was only average. But the loaded baked potato was amazing.

FR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening. Great food, service, atmosphere and great wine.
Would recommend this restaurant to those that enjoy really good seafood.

OS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. I ordered the lunch steak salad and the steak was tender and flavorful. Greens were fresh and crisp.

RC
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I frequent Jakes Grill several times per year. Business Breakfasts are usually spot on. Today it was a struggle as the flat top was not working and the Labor Day weekend has sapped the inventory.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was the service phenomenal, but the food was absolutely delicious. This is a must dine for anyone visiting Portland. It was our anniversary and they were so accommodating. Even the menus were tailored to our celebration. Whenever we're back in Portland, we'll be dining here again!

OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not very good. Will not go back when there are so many better choices.

K
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous breakfast. Excellent service. Lovely hotel.

NG
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service. A short walk from the Marriott. The only negative was a pesky fly nearby. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Our server recommended the berry tart for dessert and it was so delicious.

FL
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant in Portland. Great service, great food, and a great experience.

MW
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The waiter led with asking my fiancée “when the baby is due”. She’s not pregnant and it made us both uncomfortable. We stayed for the meal, as Jake’s has always been one of our favorite places to eat, but this experience probably means that we won’t be back.

DS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant experience in Portland. Food incredible and service impeccable very highly recommend for your dinner plans. So good, we are dining there again tonight!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Business meeting

TO
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friend I hadn’t seen for 15 years. Working on a project in Pdx till he retires.

JY
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's difficult to find a place which takes reservations for brunch, so we chose Jake's Grill. Turned out, it was an excellent choice. It was quiet enough for three of us to talk easily, had very good coffee (one of my major criteria), superb praline bacon, fluffy pancakes and perfectly cooked eggs. But best of all, the server was so good: professional, friendly, quick, knowledgable. We will definitely be coming back here.

L
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My in-laws took us out for our 6th wedding anniversary. We had a lovely time, good food, good company.

TJ
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an Excellent server. And a good window place than earlier asked for.
Front host took good care of us. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, GREAT service! I made a last minute reservation for my 3 year wedding anniversary here, mentioning our anniversary to them. We arrived early to a very nice concierge that had custom made menus made for us!!! They seated us immediately at a larger window table, the waiter came over and was extremely polite and helpful with the menus! This excellent service continued throughout the evening and before getting our check they had rolled up our custom menus that read “Happy anniversary Chris and Kourtney” tied with a bow! Everything about our experience here was excellent leaving us with a memorable 3 year anniversary!! My wife and I will definitely be coming back!

AN
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience. The staff were all so attentive and the food was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Everything was cooked to perfection and the flow of things coming out from the kitchen was also perfect. So we never felt rushed and could really enjoy every bite of our wonderful meal. I love the location of Jakes as well. You don't have to fight for parking spots in that section of town so you can really get the downtown experience without ridiculous crowds, even on a Friday night.

A
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I recently went here for my 21st birthday, and it was good. Except my boyfriend and I got medium rare steaks, and when we received them they looked well done. It did take a while for the food to come out, but besides that it was okay!

MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a family party of 5 out to dinner for a special occasion. The ambiance, service, and food at Jake's Grill were all excellent! Our party ordered entrees of steak, halibut, pork, and fried chicken, and all of them were well flavored and delicious. We'll definitely return to Jake's Grill.

MW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We go to Jakes every few years for a dose of elegant old Portland. The food was excellent, with one small glitch -- my wife's filet mignon was not medium rare as she had requested -- more like medium/medium well. Our server quickly put in an order for a new steak and within a few minutes the manager appeared with a whole new plate and a perfectly broiled filet. A very positive dining experience.

DA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Prime rib was just okay. Stuffed salmon was well liked as well as the Dungeness crab cocktail. Absolutely love the non alcoholic drink menu especially the blueberry Palmer and spiced raspberry drink.

BF
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Our big group really worked our server Anthony. He did a great job and we all loved our meals.

AC
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their steaks are consistently good - tender and very flavorful. Our server was wonderful. There was a bit of a wait for our cocktails but they were very good with generous proportions.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the service was great. The Kentucky Smash cocktail was amazing. We chose to sit outside (we were the only ones) and the server was very pleasant. Didn't act as if it was an imposition at all, even though she was working in the bar. Our food arrived timely and hot. If I ever return to Portland, I will definitely be returning to Jake's Grill.

JN
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake's Grill is our go to for classic dining. Excellent upscale comfort foot perfect for a special occasion or just a night out. The staff is always accommodating and friendly. The atmosphere makes you feel as if you stepped into timeless elegance.

B
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with an excellent menu, service, and ambiance. It was also convenient since we stayed in the Sentinel Hotel.

OT
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

four of us celebrating a 38th wedding anniversary where I was best man. Server, Mary Ann, warmed up to us and provided pleasant and professional service, with complimentary dessert to celebrate. Food was terrific, anniversary couple thought it was the best meal ever.

k
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Average food and subpar service
Nothing special just ok

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Found this restaurant not far from our hotel and made last minute reservations. We were greeted and sat quickly at a very nice window seat. It is a large restaurant but looked like they were using just one side of it as it was early and on a Thursday evening. Our waiter, although not overly friendly, was good at what he did. The food was presented well and had very nice flavors. I had the Ahi tuna which was very good. They said it would be hot spicy with an 8 out of 10 but I found it slightly spicy and not spicy hot. Preferred it that way so I could enjoy the flavor of the tuna. My wife had a steak which was perfectly cooked. She ordered the butterscotch pudding which she said was very good and worth the calories. Highly recommend trying this restaurant!

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