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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.
Portland, OR 97205
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer off-site catering for groups from 15-1500
Valet parking available through the Governor Hotel's entrance on 11th street. With plenty of street and adjacent parking lots and garages.
Directly across the street at SW 10th and Alder
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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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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