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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

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Special Occasion (36)
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Casual (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Romantic (23)
Business Meals (22)
Cozy (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Authentic (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
People Watching (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Seasonal (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

I go there a lot, and always enjoy it. This particular time, the restaurant and bar were both packed; I got one of the last two bar stools, and more people coming in. The bartenders were amazing, working fast and hard, and still taking time to be friendly. The bartender that waited on me was Raymond, and he was absolutely fantastic! I got outstanding service, in spite of the fact that he was extremely busy. I enjoyed conversations with others sitting around me at the bar, and they were all quite happy, too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

It was a nice meal

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·Dined 3 days ago

Server was very sassy and rude when we got our food me and my dates steak were the same inside almost raw and my girlfriend ordered medium done while I ordered medium rare when returned to us my girlfriends steak was burnt and look like charcoal mine was slightly better.the waitress kept sass throughout and giving us rude looks comment oh finally done when we finished and took 10 minutes to finish paying with my card I gave her

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was served quickly and the server was very nice. Have come to Jake's for years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I had a great time with my friend and the food and service were great. Great portions and cant tell you how well the staff treats everyone..

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Although the menu was limited for V-day, the food was top notch. The server gave some of the best customer service I've had, he was very polite and attentive. This will definitely be a regular date night place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

We reserved early the same day for lunch, and were very satisfied with our meals. I had the beef dip on a gluten free bun, and it was very good. Lovely room, good service. I would definitely recommend this and would like to go back for dinner sometime.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We thought that the food was outstanding. I had the Ribeye and my wife had the Manhattan Oscar --- both were excellent. And cooked as requested. Our Server Rob was friendly very knowledgeable and efficient.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food, service and environment were all great! Deducting a star because a member of the party’s steak was under cooked which resulted in them not eating with us but overall I’d highly recommend this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was amazing with nice portions. Our waitress, Taylor, was amazing! It was a great night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Ate at Jake's before going to the Portland Armory for a play. What a great night. The dining room was beautiful at Jake's, my salmon was delicious, and the service was wonderful. Will definitely eat there again when I visit Portland in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very nice server and great food. People watching was quite entertaining.
During our business lunch some random man stopped outside our window table staring at us and tried to take our picture!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed a late lunch with the family. Had an awesome sandwich and a fine cup of clam chowder. The service was top notch as always.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Very Nice. One of my favorite restaurants in Portland. Anyone looking for a good steak, look no further. Jake’s Grill has got you covered

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Mara Ann was waited on my large group and did a wonderful job

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food here is excellent. And never too salty, which I appreciate. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. Our server, Shirley, is the best! She made a great dining experience even better. Unfortunately we had an obnoxiously loud man laughing and giggling loudly at the next table the entire time we were there. But that is no fault of the restaurant; it could happen anywhere. Thankfully with the great food, great cocktails and wonderfully friendly service, we managed to block him out as much as we could.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome food

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The booth was great.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The service was unfailingly attentive, personable and polite. Our food was excellent. My wife and I shared a fried calamari appetizer. She had a glass of prosecco and I drank pinot grigio. Then, we split orders of sauteed oysters and fish and chips. The unheralded gem on the plates was the excellent coleslaw.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 21, 2018

When my wife and I travel to Portland we always make sure to eat at Jake's. We have eaten at Jake's on our anniversary for the last ten years.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent food and service. Great experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 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 10, 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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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 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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 (Portland)·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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