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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JS
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and the wait staff was excellent.

KW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid service with initial greeting by Haley. Bonus round, impeccable service from fabulous Ms. Kristi and team.
We enjoy the food with amazing service. Thank you 🤙🏼

L
Portland
85 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our meals were quite good and I especially liked the wedge salad. My husband's salad was HUGE, and he said it also was quite good. We both enjoyed our entrees that evening.

MM
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! I would recommend Jake's to anyone.

SD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the very wonderful meal on Veteran's Day. My wife and I had a wonderful time. Gladly reccomend Jake's to anyone heading into downtown.
Shawn

MA
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated 2019 Veterans' Day with complimentary lunch. The Blackened Rockfish on Crispy Lobster cake was delicious.

RW
Portland
56 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Without a doubt, the worst food we have had in Portland!
Someone needs to have the kitchen look up a recipe for Chilaquiles, and then follow it carefully. What I got was plate full of mush!! The Yamhill scramble was also a poor dish, with the so-called Jake's crispy potatoes nothing but a shoe-leather look and worse taste.
Will not go back!

G
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Service was beyond amazing! It was our first time in Portland. What a friendly city! Jake’s was a last minute decision and a great one! Fortunately Open Table had reservations available. The Dungess crab dip was yummy ( but not enough for three), the French onion soup was wonderful.. comfort food. We also ordered the fettuccine short ribs ( basically beef stroganoff!). Excellent.. and the steak Diane. Great cocktails/wine. Did I mention how awesome the service was??!! Lol

J
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and spectacular Filet Mignon. Always a good idea tongrt the Creme Brulee for dessert.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with attentive staff and great food. We had a great time celebrating a birthday dinner and would not hesitate to go back!

P
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration and it was lovely. The server was so nice and helpful and the food was delicious.

SC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

See you next time.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT
Portland
40 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

As long time residents of Portland we decided to re-visit one of the iconic restaurants in the City, Jake's Grill. The dinner was a complete disappointment. First of all, one goes to a restaurant to enjoy the food and sadly, the food at Jake's was not worth repeating. The calamari was tasteless, the fish entre overcooked, the sides were swimming in fat and broth; in a word, the food was terrible. While many tourists are attracted to Jake's from it's long standing reputation I'm afraid this restaurant has fallen from grace and is living solely on it's reputation. This is not a place to bring visitors, business associates, or friends. Sorry.

KM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a business lunch. Two of my colleagues and me had an outstanding lunch and the noise level was such that we were able to enjoy the meal and the discussion. We will be back.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Very average food, and nothing amazing! Much better locations throughout Portland that would be better to go to

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday dinner and I had an amazing experience! Outstanding service, very tasty food, and a wonderful setting. I would love to return for another occasion!

GG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Five of us ate dinner at Jake's Grill this evening for my mother's 85th birthday. Our waiter was nice and tried hard, but the kitchen was off. The ribeye steak was undercooked and stringy, the crab cake was cold inside, the scallops were tasty, but had unadvertised bacon for a non-meat eater (they made another one without bacon). The grilled king salmon was good, as were the Caesar Salad and the complementary creme brûlée that the waiter provided as a peace offering at the end

CB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I was extremely disappointed in my meal. The halibut was over cooked and very dry. Sauce did not make it moist. What a shame to ruin an expensive fish that can be so delicious. I expected more from Jakes especially as it was highlighted that evening.

K
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Lunch service was so unorganized. It took 10 minutes to find a price for a lobster tail, which my elderly mother wanted for her birthday. I had to ask for her drink, which the waiter forgot. The lobster would have come on a plate by itself for lunch if I hadn’t asked for a side dish. The check included a meal for $25 that I hadn’t ordered. I wouldn’t return there again. It is a tired, old restaurant with clueless and thoughtless service.

KW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early to celebrate John’s birthday. Impeccable service with great food and seating in the corner window table.

Thank you 🤙🏼

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Love the atmosphere and location. Food is pretty overpriced for the end result. They will make it right if they mess up, but quality is not the best.

LW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to this restaurant several times, and am never disappointed!

EB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. Staff found out and did so many things to make the night special for us. Our server was fabulous. We have been to Jakes many times and have never been disappointed.

KC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and dining experience! Went for a business dinner and will likely attend again.

j
Portland
158 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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. A special thanks to one of our favorite servers Mary Ann, who always makes our evening special.

KK
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Almost all of our food was amazing. The kids popcorn shrimp was the only thing that wasn’t good (it was almost all breading). Our steaks, hamburgers and tuna were all fantastic! We were a party of 8, but they squeezed us into a table that was meant for 6 so it was really crowded and our waitress was just ok, she forgot items and hardly came by our table. We eat at Jakes every time we are in Portland and typically have amazing food and service.

M
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially liked the French onion soup.

WM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was not very good. I had the Blue Plate special. The chicken was overcooked, dry, and tasteless.

HK
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming here when in Portland. Food has always been solid along with quality service. The room is very old school and cozy which is a nice change of pace from more modern spaces found in many restaurants today.

M
Portland
59 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food as always and being a landry restaurant the cash perks are excellent. Even got a free dessert in a landry promotion. Recommended.

BM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ordered my Steak Medium, made sure to ask if Their Medium was mostly cooked with a little pink. Was told yes, personally explained I wanted pink not medium rare. Steak came out Medium Rare almost Rare. Other then that, the food was great, I did eat the Steak, Our evening was going to well to send it back and disrupt our evening.

TC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My filet wasn't very warm and my very large potato was very undercooked.
Disappointed this time around.

R
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server was very nice, but obviously new, had to repeat order, ask for items more than once. Otherwise all was very good.

PE
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

With a reservation and plenty of open tables in the main portion of the restaurant, we were seated all alone in the hotel section of the restaurant that has no ambiance (we had button ups, dinner jackets and dresses so it want an appearance issue). A waiter in training couldn’t open a bottle of wine (all good but for an upscale restaurant this was kind of embarrassing for everyone). Ordered a Black Manhattan, told the waiter the ingredients because the bartender never heard of the drink and then I got a bourbon mixed with Jaegermeister. A basic cocktail at a high end steak and seafood restaurant shouldn’t be a problem.
After waiting a good 15 minutes after the salad course, Medium Rare steaks were both served extremely rare.
Not upset about the experience. Typically don’t complain. But Jake’s should be embarrassed with your effort. Especially in a town like Portland.

Clark

s
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vick Tori’s was a great server — very attentive and friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Worst service I’ve ever had. It would’ve been a better decision to have left after the first 10 minutes. Food was pretty good, but we will never be back

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The scallops were the best!!!

KN
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jake's was delicious. Fresh seafood! Great steaks. Staff very knowledgeable about the menu!

BM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A restaurant that does not disappoint! Will always come back.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional, attentive service throughout dinner. The ribeye was amazing and the cream spinach was the best I’ve had. Thank you very much.

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