JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst

4.7
180 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
JaK’s Grill is a neighborhood steakhouse that has always featured aged Nebraska steaks and other select item's including our award winning 1/2 lb. JaK's Burger. All of our dinner entrees come as complete meals. We leave the A la Carte menu's to the big boys! With 3 locations including West Seattle, the University District and Issaquah, JaK's has been serving the greater Seattle area for 20 years! Reservations recommended, but not required.

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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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 180 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Donsy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Well, mixed frankly.

1.) Good atmosphere and immediate seating. +
2.) I asked for lemon wedge and Sweet n' Low in my water. I got a slice, not a wedge and no sweetener. "Bar help" came to table with slice, not wedge and I asked again. He came back with wedge saying, "Third time's charm." What?
3.) Crab cakes were nice size, but mediocre flavor.
4.) Onion rings were plentiful but didn't seem to be "panko" fried. +
5.) Bone marrow were delicious, but no spoon to get to them. +
6.) Yorkshire popover (main reason to come to JaK's) was hard and dry Hiss, Boo. -
7.) Carrot and broccoli side were very good. +
8.) Prime rib was done as per request. Lot of gristle + -
9.) Rib cut was smaller than twelve ounces.

Okay, that's enough. We'd possibly return to try your varied selections, but not for the Monday night special.

Thank you in advance of your response.

Pat & Don Flynn

Phone: (949) 892-6922 Txt. (949) 689-8990

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vipOpsman
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Server was new and not very knowledgeable on the steak selections. Service was good and the food was excellent. The steaks were cooked perfectly to a medium rare.
The desert, bread pudding, was excellent as well.

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Freebird
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always love going to JaK's. IMO it's the best value for a great steak dinner, that isn't just a la carte. Also terrific service and drinks. Highly recommend.

JM
JenniferM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Excellent food, great professional staff, very laid back atmosphere.

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The guest that we had with us didn’t get the correct order.

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SimoneB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and Service! Jessie was attentive and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to have brunch in an old school setting

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NellieB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always great food. Not too noisy, but we were there early for 10:30 brunch. Service was great!

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vipFrequentDiner
Seattle
109 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad weekend brunch is back! Our server, Marley, was fabulous and we were so glad to see her back! Food was excellent, Jak’s scramble delicious, chicken friend steak was the best and the eggs Benedict and cheese and mushroom omelette were also exceptional! Over all an exceptional experience! Hope eventually the Happy Hour weekend brunch comes back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever: the salad was extremely fresh, the meat was perfect, the veggies weren’t over-cooked, the potato was great, the service was excellent and they even take reservations these days. I’ll admit that the previous lack of the reservation option had often led us elsewhere because we generally don’t like to wait an hour to be seated.

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LoveJaks
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jak's is the best! Any special event we have in our family...Jak's is always the "go to!" Amazing service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, large quantities of tasty food.

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nancyt
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I are regulars at Jak's. We love the place. We always get the filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes and it is always perfectly grilled. The service is impeccable. They have lots of booth dining, which I really like. And they have one of the best happy hours around!

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susday2003
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service, the server did not rush us and the hostess gave us the booth that we requested. The server was also on point with his recommendations for food and wine.

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SeattleCougFan
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was just fabulous! By far the best we’ve ever had at Jak’s. Wish I knew her name because she was truly fabulous!

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 13, 2021

We are very proud of our current staff! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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Roxy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience2

People were so nice!!! My salmon was awful. Really salty and fishy. Didn’t eat it—took it hope for the cat. Salad was over dressed and soggy like it sat at the order window too long. Dessert took over 15 minutes!!! I have eaten there several times over the years and it was great, but this time the $200 for two was a waste. I took my neighbor’s son, who enjoyed it so that us what the stars are for. Jak’s—turn down your music. Sorry!

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hello Roxy, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent dining experience with us. Thanks you for sharing your dining experience. We will discuss it with our chefs. We are always happy and do our best to accommodate guests while they dine with us, so don't be shy and feel free to ask for the music to be turned down or for food to be remade. We want everyone to enjoy their stay with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Cold mashed potatoes, no butter on baked potato. Cocktail just ok. Steak over seasoned. I rate this a 4 out of 10.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for your honest review. We appreciate all feed back. Your experience will be discussed with the chef team. We hope you will give us another try in the future!

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vipFoursome
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 13, 2021

Glad you enjoyed dining with us! Thank you for the review and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

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vipLASC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A perfect evening!

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you very much for leaving a review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and can't wait to serve you again in the future!

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pickyeater
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I thought the beef skewers were very good and cooked just the way I like them (on the rare side) but the vegetables were unimaginative and there was way to much food. Maybe that's they way the justify the cost.
The Manhattan was a generous pour but not particularly artfully made.
This would be the perfect neighborhood steak joint except because it is so expensive and rushed, it doesn't feel like a good value.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, it helps us improve. We are currently reworking parts of our menu and our vegetable option and preparation will be a big part of that. We hope that you give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Server was perfect.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much for leaving a review! We are very happy to hear your enjoyed the service! We have a very wonderful team currently.

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BillK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

good family b-day celebration - adults and teens...

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 13, 2021

Bill, thank you for celebrating a family birthday with us! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again in the future. Thank you for leaving us a review!

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MARKG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesse was very helpful when I asked for extra pepper 🤣👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much for leaving us a review Mark! We greatly appreciate it! Please come again any time! We keep the pepper mills full at all times!

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JanineT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood spot that's been around forever. Absolutely excellent service, great menu with top notch food quality, and a casual and nice atmosphere for dates, special occasions or family night. Expect perfection in food preparation and attentive service. Great value when you mix it up and don't over order... large portions! The bar is cozy and friendly with happy hour deals.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 13, 2021

Janine, thank you so very much for writing such a nice review! We take great pride in the service we provide. It brings us great joy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We haven't brought happy hour back just yet. The happy hour menu is currently being reworked and will hopefully be finished soon!

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RedesignedMom
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We have been dining at Jaks for over 20 years. It has always been our favorite place to go for special occasions. Many of the staff recognize us and always treat us great. That staff was not working on a Sunday of course. I understand the circumstances have been awful and I really hope they figure it out and get back to normal.

I am very sad to say the consistency of quality has gone way down on all fronts. This is our third try since things have started opening up. Brunch was meh and our other dinner experience was much better than this one. Almost normal I would say, but it was a Saturday night with staff we knew and were so happy to see back at work and I know that can make a difference. This visit was Sunday Father’s Day and it was not very busy. No faces we recognized.

Our steaks were half the normal portion (like seriously 4-5 bites total - usually I wouldn’t be able to finish it even in petite size) and inconsistently cooked. Two of them were overdone. The potato pancakes, which are usually thin and crisp, were twice as thick as normal so extra crispy wasn’t really a thing. Three of the four of us were very disappointed by this as extra crispy potato pancakes are something they look forward to as part of their jaks experience. Side note they changed their fries too from the best slim frites to fat diner fries. Yuk! And the veggies, which are usually cooked perfectly were basically raw. They did try to make it right by buying us desert, which again was half the normal size.

I am sad to have to write this as I love this place so much. I will keep giving them the benefit of the doubt but will stick to Friday and Saturday nights when the good crew is on and hope that the changes made were an anomaly. I really hope they can get back after everything restaurants have been through. I understand and am rooting for them.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 2, 2021

Hello! We appreciate your patronage over the years! Quarantine has been a wild ride. We have been very fortunate that we were able to retain a lot of our staff, but we do have some new faces. We hope our guests give them a chance! Some changes have been made. The terms we use for our steak size has changed. In the past we used petite and JaK's, it is now regular and JaK's. The only petite cut we offer at dinner is only for the filet. We are very sorry you did not enjoy your father's day dinner.

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rlstattoo
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was excellent. Couldn’t have asked for better!

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 2, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! Your kind words mean a lot to us and we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Please visit again soon!

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LesterR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best brunch, exept don't order sausage. Otherwise everything else was excellent.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 2, 2021

Thank you for leaving a review Lester! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Sorry, if the sausage was lackluster!

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DionnaP
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The potato’s and toast were cold. The steak was good. Disappointing brunch on Father’s Day

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LYNNG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a great dinner at JaK's Saturday night. The food was very good and the waitress was excellent. There were 3 of us and we spent 360.00 for our meal. As soon as we finished our desert, some lady brought the bill and as she put it on the table she told us that people were waiting for our table. I was shocked that she said that as she handed us the bill. If we had be sitting there for a while---maybe. But it felt like--- you won't be spending any more money so get the hell out. We spend plenty and probably didn't deserve that ending.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 2, 2021

We are very sorry to hear you felt rushed at the end of your meal. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will give us another chance to make it up to you in the future.

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GenaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thank you for making the visit wonderful as always to celebrate Father's Day.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 2, 2021

Gena, thank you so much for celebrating father's day with us! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and look forward to serving you again in the future!

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Sedg71
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food (filet, burger). Will be back for sure!

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words! We strive to give excellent service. The filet mignon and burger are both great recommendations! We can't wait to serve you again in the future.

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SeattleBuster
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Jak's is reliably good with excellent service and meat cooked to order properly. The restaurant is a bit noisy even when not full. Great fries is that's important to you and a good selection of beers.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on July 1, 2021

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed you recent dining experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We recently expanded our bottle beer selection! Can't wait to see you again in the future.

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LMDseattle
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak tender and cooked to perfection.
Lamb superb

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on June 25, 2021

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us! Thank you for the kind review.

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gwangungnotes
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks. Includes salad and potato, plus bread, which is great.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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vipSheilainBelltown
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So nice to be back! Based on our excellent server's recommendation, I had a crab cake atop my Caesar salad. This was the best crab cake I've had in any restaurant, packed with crab meat, delicately fried, and not overly spiced. The succulent crab taste prevailed. So good! Spouse had a Prime Rib Dip sandwich, piled high with beef and served with fries and a rich a jus. Their signature dessert (which I cannot locate on their online menu) was a triple chocolate torte, all mode, atop raspberry coulis. It's rich and creamy and easily shared. I think we are happily trending towards becoming regulars at this neighborhood gem.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your review, Sheila! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and are planning to join us again!

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VirginiaC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our daughter graduating from University of Washington. We were seated and served promptly. The food was excellent and the service was terrific! The bread was hot, the portions were large, and the steaks and chops were amazing! 5 stars!

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us for such a special occasion and for leaving a fantastic review, Virginia! Congratulations to your daughter! We wish her the best of luck in the future!

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SandiK
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service!! 3 of 4 entrees were amazing. The boneless ribeye from regular menu was surprisingly and sadly quite tough. Pork chop and halibut was wonderful and the special ribeye was great!

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for the review, Sandi! We're sad to hear that we missed the mark on the ribeye! We try our best to serve the highest quality cuts, but sometimes a sub par one slips past us. Please let your server know in the future! We are always willing to correct mistakes and get you the meal you deserve!

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johnj
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

The steak in the steak salad was very tuff without much flavor.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for the review, John! We're very sorry to hear that the steak was tough. We try our best to serve the highest quality cuts, but sometimes a sub par one slips past us. Please let your server know in the future! We are always willing to correct mistakes and want to serve you the best quality steak!

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Hampdenchick813
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good if you eat steak, but as a a pollopescatarian I was severely disappointed with their rubbery, overcooked shrimp.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for the review! We're very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your shrimp! If anything isn't to your liking in the future, please always let your server know! We are always willing to fix our mistakes and get you the proper entrée you deserve.

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SusanT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. The prime rib is fabulous. The wedge salad is a must!

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your review, Susan! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our Prime Rib Special and wedge salad!

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FAQs

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 985-8545.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst is rated 4.7 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

JaK's Grill - Laurelhurst does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://jaksgrill.com/gift-cards/.

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.