Jake's Grill - Portland

4.6
2620 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Located at the historic Sentinel 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. Make plans to experience classic dining with us today. Call us or make your reservation online.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2620 people are saying
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4.6
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kathleen
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, great food, great location in Portland! Best place for a guaranteed superb seafood dinner!

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vipDetroit
Hawaii
64 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shirley is a good waitress. Pleasant and attentive. Scallops are good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very nice wait staff! Atmosphere was quiet and intimate.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood pasta & filet mignon are completely amazing!

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RickR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating on the sidewalk/street is great - first come first serve. Cocktails are excellent and the plank salmon is to die for.

KC
vipKatieC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake’s Grill provided a perfect refuge for a post vaccination celebration !

I had the scallops and they were cooked to perfection .👏🏻

Our server was awesome too ; so we’re definitely going back !

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William
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great , as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. The music was more annoying then nice. Maybe if it was a bit lower?
Food good. Nice variety of choices. Great service.

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John
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Their blue plate special cannot be matched anywhere!

CB
vipCharlieB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was good, but not great. For what I paid I expected a better experience.

LB
LightBright
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake’s pulled out all the stops for my boyfriend’s birthday. The halibut was presented so beautifully, and my tuna was divine. The chocolate torte was stellar!

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AllanH
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent especially considering reduced staff, the food was amazing and beautifully plated.

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TerranceL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great can’t wIt to go back on my next visit to Portland

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JohnE
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We have been to Jakes several times and always enjoyed. This time was a little less than. The lobster that I had was tough and very difficult to eat. My wife’s was fine and she actually tried to help and realized that mine was different than hers. Didn’t really get but about 3 bites. Our server was inattentive and we felt like we were constantly waiting for something. Probably won’t be back for a while. It was nice to get out for a change though.

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DonF
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service.. vey attentive server..

Food is always good.. as well as the cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steaks cooked perfect to our desired level. High quality. Wine list has some true gems at good restaurant prices if you know your wine well. Server handled a tough wine bottle opening very well and got it perfectly decanted. Mashed potatoes had amazing garlic flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I was unimpressed, given the state of downtown, COVID and boarded up, you would think more effort would be paid to the customers they do have. The meal I had came with undercooked salmon. Too many other great choices in Portland to eat than to spend your money here.

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ArtM
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was really good but my steak was cold. Excellent Pinot Noir available by the glass. Everyone else in the party had hot food that was very good.

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vipanita
Portland
41 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this restaurant. Food is great and the historic setting makes it wonderful to be there. The service is always great, too.

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MaryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service- also reasonably priced for the quality- thank you!!

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vipartshell
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was just average and uninspiring. Service merely okay. Typical formula chain restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Despite being busy, service was very, very good. Friendly, great recommendations, and timed perfectly. Small miss on the wedge salad; never the right amount of dressing/toppings, and the iceberg was old. Great mashed potatoes!

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vipSandy
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tucker was very nice and accommodating. Great service and ambience. Our request to dine by the window was considered. Thank you. We'll be back.

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BH2000
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Hands down, the strangest restaurant experience I've ever had - and I've been traveling on business for over 30 years, so that's quite the accomplishment.

I made a reservation for 8p and arrived right at 8. Upon arrival, I could see people inside eating, but the front door was locked and a young man was knocking on the door, trying to get in. Eventually the maitre d stuck his head out and said "We're closed." When I asked why, he said "We close at 8p." When I told him I had an 8p reservation, his demeanor completely changed and he said "Oh, you must be Mr. XX, well then come right in!" "But I thought you were closed?" "Well, we close at 8, and initially we thought you were someone else (??), but please, come in!"

We were handed menus and seated and about 30 seconds later, a waitress comes over and says "You know the kitchen is closed, right?" "Um, we were just seated and given menus." "Well the kitchen is closed, so you need to order everything now" and then she stood there waiting for an immediate order. "Do you need the order right this second?" "No, take your time, but I just wanted to be sure you knew the kitchen is closed." "Ok, I'm confused, is the kitchen closed or not? Can we order food or do we need to leave?" "No you can order, but you need to do it now." "Ok well this is all a little weird because we had an 8p reservation." "Yes and the whole restaurant stayed open for you." At that point I wasn't sure if I was supposed to say "Thanks" or "Sorry" or what. Who says that to a customer?

The food was fantastic. My salad never arrived but was on the bill, but you know, that happens, no big deal, we asked for it to be removed from the bill and it was. We were offered dessert, but at that point we felt so unwelcomed and rushed that we just paid the bill and left. As we were leaving, other tables were still eating, so I have no idea why we were treated the way we were treated. Extremely disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was on par with a cheap sports bar but with the prices of an expensive restaurant.

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DaveR
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Salad toppings were good but I wish there was more then just the iceberg lettuce. Salmon stuffed with crab and shrimp were it stuffed. It felt like we order salmon. But overall it was a good environment to hang out. Our waiter was amazing.

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FiorellaB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the food and the service. I also appreciated so much that after leaving a note that it was my husband’s birthday they surprised him with a special dessert with candle!

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BrookeB
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! We came for Mother's Day and we were pleased with the service and ambiance.

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Darren
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It's been awhile since we'd been out to a nice dinner and we're looking forward to a night out at a restaurant we'd enjoyed in the past. Unfortunately our service was really average. Many times we wondered where our waiter was, he didn't check on our food, and just generally was inattentive. Kind of spoiled a birthday/mother's day dinner.

JE
JodiE
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and very good food!

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viporygunbikegirl
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enthusiastic service and care.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall experience was just okay. We waited for while to get a waitress to the point I had to go to the bartender and ask for assistance. The other issue is once waters were brought to the table thinking they would be clean I had lipstick on my glass just what I wanted with all the Covid Protocols in place. The food was good and the wine. The ambiance of the restaurant was nice. The waitress’s demeanor and attitude was somewhat okay. This could have just been a bad night but it was my first experience dinning there.

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Nuttcasepdx
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Jakes!

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AshB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My cedar plank salmon was delicious - tender, crisp, and perfect. Restaurant was super quiet at lunch due to CoVid, but Jake’s is always a good place to eat.

FG
vipFoodieG
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delightful experience with excellent plates. Jake's is quickly becoming a favorite for celebrations.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a treat to finally eat indoors and enjoy our food warm! They are doing a great job trying to make the experience as normal as possible given the restrictions. Food , service as always exceptional!

JT
JimT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant certainly did not have the vibe of the past but was still Jake's Grill. Food was exceptional and in the right portions. Still don't have the full menu from the past but good selections for entrees. Service was good but seemed like our waiter had the whole middle room and at times looked a little rushed. But he did a fine job balancing. Overall a great experience for my wife and I.

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CarrPDX
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

We sat outside so there was traffic noise as expected. Staff were very pleasant. Food was terrible. Clearly a low grade frozen patty for the burger and the cauliflower was inedible. We both had stomach aches afterwards.

We’ve always enjoyed Jakes so this was a surprise, probably quality was cut to get through Covid, but it was so bad... :-(. Hostess, server, all staff members were great, and I’m not sure how the cook/chef could’ve made that burger any better tbh.

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GayleenG
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good and the Portland Mule drink that I had was awesome. We ate outside and the service was great.

FAQs

Jake's Grill - Portland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 220-1850.

Jake's Grill - Portland is rated 4.6 stars by 2620 OpenTable diners.

Jake's Grill - Portland does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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