Jake's Grill - Portland

4.4
2241 reviews
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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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TD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

my friend and I ordered the halibut stiffed with seafood. It had a bad aftertaste as if the fish was bad. My other friend ordered the steak and asked that it be prepared well done.l the first vtwo times they brought it out it was medium, then rare. The third time it was charred beyond being edible.

We also ordered the bananas foster. I never thought it was possible that that tradional dish could be ruined but Jakes managed to do so. The chef should pull out a reciepie book. there is no cake or pudding in BF, and it should have more than 3 bananna slices. What a joke!

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SG
Portland
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and lunch was delicious. A perfect business meeting with a client.

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P
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My experiences at other McCormick & Schmick restaurants have been disappointing it I have always had good experiences at Jake’s Grill. The service on this particular evening was gruff and not special in any way but it was efficient and correct. Otherwise the food was excellent a little speedier than it probably should have been but an overall enjoyable evening.

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LE
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and priced fairly. I will be back for sure.

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L
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was fabulous! Especially our server “Angela”!!!
Recommend the seared Ahi and crab dip. My husband loved the Stroganoff. I did too as I kept stealing off his plate. We will certainly return on our next visit to Portland.

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

Always a reliable and pleasant place for any meal. Ranks at the top for room ambiance, service, and food preparation.

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K
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

It was busy, service got a bit slow toward the end of our meal. Food was good but not great. Forgot the whipping cream on my moms waffle, she never got her potatoes either. The hot water for my tea was not hot. I will be back though. One of my favorites. Great atmosphere. Polite staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I ordered the eggs Benedict and it was good. Nothing extraordinary or extravagant. Came with diced potatoes which were also good. Portion felt correct. Not too little or too much we could finish our plate. Our waiter was friendly. It was a pleasant experience for Mother’s Day. I’ve been here a few times before this. Would recommend!

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CK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Daughter never got potatoes w her waffle. Asked for and got charged fior side of toast-never got it. Ordered app of lox/bagels that came half way through our brunch. Waitress offered biscuits that we were charged for and arrived very late. Thought the Belgian waffle was VERY basic ( syrup not even real maple) and rest of food ok but not amazing. Servers were friendly. For prices, quality could be a lot better.

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NA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful breakfast, with a 2and 1/2 year old in tow. We did our best to manage and engage her and the waiter was most understanding. The food and service were excellent.

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CF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food, and love their happy hour. Service was fantastic when we came in the morning for a Mother's Day celebration. Only a couple pieces of feedback they could improve upon.
1) I called ahead to make reservations for Mother's Day, and they let me know there is a buffet for the special day. So I went ahead and made the reservation for the morning. But was then surprised to arrive and they informed us that the brunch didn't start until late morning, so we got their regular more limited menu. Would have been nice for them to tell me ahead of time that we were NOT getting the brunch when we made our reservation.
2) their normal breakfast menu is rather limited. Suggest having a few more options, and would suggest always having pancakes available especially if they have kids dining there.

That being said, the food they do have is excellent. We still enjoyed our meal.

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p
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are addicted to Jake's tenderloin tips salad!!! They offer lovely wines and also wonderfully refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. We just really enjoy Jake's Grill very very much!

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AI
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Portland would not be Portland without this iconic dining room and bar. I have never had to explain to a bartender how to make my favorite cocktails as is often the case elsewhere, and our waiter on this visit with out of state friends was charm itself.

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D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good, not outstanding, and pricy!

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KB
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely establishment perfect for a celebration. The service was excellent, and so was the food.

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b
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant! Wonderful food, excellent service and setting is just great!

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MR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Great food! Drinks were spectacular 🤩

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F
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Food was incredible and staff was so accommodating.

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BF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Location is perfect and the food and atmosphere were excellent!

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T
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

I love the food! However, we had an older female waitress and she was horrible. Unhappy, almost rude, and just plain depressing to be around. It was a team celebration and I manage a sales/cust service team. I would never allow an employee to be as depressing/unhappy, as her. We all commented on how bad she was. You need to do some observations, focused coaching and a SMART action plan with her on how to be CUSTOMER OBSESSED. I would never allow her to help me again.

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p
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. the food is always excellent! The servers are wonderful.

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J
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

Great food and service!

We come here often.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Waiter was on autopilot. Average experience. Food was fine, but not amazing for the price.

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RW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed with Jake's Grill. Food is always good and it is pretty quiet generally.

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VP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake's was a perfect place to go for our Easter Brunch! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Very accommodating to our large party -- especially since we had two little ones in our group. The Easter Bunny was a great touch ! We would love to return next year.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Our waiter was not knowledgeable enough and told me the only decaf tea they had was one kind and then when he brought over a selection I saw that there were many decaf choices. He also didn’t get us bread like the other customers had so I asked for some. He was not a good waiter for this caliber of restaurant. Our food took very long and the people next to us that were seated after us received their food before us and about 15 minutes after they ordered. Our food took 30 minutes. The lighting was bad and we couldn’t see the menus. There were a couple of light bulbs out.

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L
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are excellent. Brunch is delicious on Sunday mornings. We always enjoy our dining experience atJake’s Grill.

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PD
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The interior is really interesting and historic. Food and service is OK.

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m
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One my absolute favorites in downtown Portland. Recommend the steaks, the french onion soup & the onion straws.

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EP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always quite good, but service is phenomenal.
Our waitress was attentive to every request, but never over-bearing.
This is our "go-to" restaurant when my friend and I meet for lunch in downtown!

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, it was perfect for our birthday outing!

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OT
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour was fantastic, excellent food choices and value.

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I like going to Jakes, we have our company holiday party at your location. the food on Saturaday was less than average for what the price. For my halibit, i thought it should be outstanding, but it was cold, over done, somewhat tough.
thank you

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DH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic! Even had my meal comped by another guest which was so very kind and unexpected of course! Can’t wait to play it forward

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Boise
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful building. Friendly and efficient staff. Really good food.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

I reserved a table for my husbands 30th and a nice dinner that we typically don’t go to. The waitress wasn’t nice, and things seems rushed. All our food including appetizers, entree and sides came all at once. It’s appeared as if we weren’t as important as other tables.

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My best friend and I visited Jake's grill on the recommendation of the hotel we stayed at. We were not disappointed. The food, atmosphere, and service were outstanding.

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SG
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for quiet business lunches. Food always great as is the service.

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M
Portland
53 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is always fresh and nicely prepared here but what makes the visit special is the excellent attentive service. Communication and timely delivery of courses with little waiting time make the visit here outstanding. The servers are paying attention to their tables and a pleasant evening always results.

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PD
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely enjoyable evening. The hotel is beautiful and the food is decadent. Loved the waiter. Quick service and great deserts!!

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