The J Bar - Davenport

4.6
99 reviews
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Gastro Pub
The J Bar serves new American cuisine with foodie flair – blending fresh ingredients in unexpected ways. Sip on a glass of wine, craft beer or an expertly crafted cocktail from our mixology menu. Savor your meal in our restaurant or bar – or – take it outside to The J Bar’s patio, the perfect spot to listen to live music, have a drink after work, Socialize with friends or entertain business clients.

Sip. Savor. Socialize. The J Bar is your destination for work or play. We can’t wait to see you for your next meal, special occasion or just a case of the Mondays.

Located in Davenport on Elmore Ave.
What 99 People Are Saying
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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to dine outdoors because of the beautiful weather. The server was extremely pleasant and attentive. We had appetizers that were fantastic and sandwiches which all agreed were great! We felt the price was a great value

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review. We look forward to your next visit!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was nice but when we arrived there were two other tables of people, one in the back area towards the hotel end and another in the bar end and they seated my husband and I right by the table of 7 or 8 on one end which was kind of annoying because I would have rather been at least a table away since all the other tables were open... But the food was good and not too expensive however my husbands beer was $8.50 for a small one...

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Responded on July 7, 2019

Melissa, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your rating with such great feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your experience. We will be sure to address these issues with our entire team to ensure they do not happen again. We hope you decide to give us another chance soon!

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Las Vegas
185 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A really nice find. Everything was great, including the weather, for the awesome outdoor patio. I'll be back!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were absolutely amazing at the JBar! We had a large group for a baby shower on the patio and I couldn't be more impressed with how well it went. The staff kept it fun with no waiting on drinks or food. So glad I went with JBar for this event! I hope they get to read this! I did thank them that night, but they deserve another pat on the back!

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Responded on June 5, 2019

Emily, thank you for the wonderful review! We loved hearing about your wonderful experience! We look forward to your next visit.

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LA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New to Davenport and was looking for a nearby place with a diverse menu & outdoor seating. Found The J Bar & it was great! Food was delicious & plentiful & our server was great too. The only thing that disappointed me was the cocktail that I ordered. It was just okay & it was more ice than liquid. I’d go back though since the food was so good!

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Lisa, thank you for dining with us and providing such great feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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d
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time comeing to the j bar we had brunch. It was very good an will be back again thank u

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Dawn, thank you for the wonderful recommendation! We look forward to your next visit.

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PA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great, the food was excellent, but they did not have the reservation. Thank goodness they had a large enough table available to accommodate our party.

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Responded on May 21, 2019

Pamela, thank you for the great review. We apologize for the issues regarding your reservation. We are happy to hear we could accommodate you and hope you stop in and see us again soon!

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WL
El Paso
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. The family celebrated Mother’s Day there and it was a big hit!! Food was delicious, menu was current and varied, exceptional service and ambiance was unexpected, and price point was spot on!!

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to dining with you again soon.

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Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location and fantastic Mother’s Day brunch

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Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate you spending Mother's Day with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was prom night and it was awesome had a blast great food and great atmosphere!

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service.
I liked the singer they had playing the guitar.

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Karen, thank you for dining with us and providing such a great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed live music!

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place to unwind and dine. Wide variety of food options and reasonably priced.

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Janice, thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

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St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the service was outstanding!

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for the great 5-Star rating!

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TD
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The last time I went to the J Bar, I thought that I I would go again the next time, I was in the Quad Cities. Unfortunately, after this time my mind has been changed by my this visit.
1. It would have been nice to be asked of those patrons already sitting at the "J Bar, bar" if it is OK to change the TV Chanel, to those already sitting at the "J Bar, bar" I was watching what was on the TV.
2. Add additional staff behind the bar when it is busy, so those at the bar can be served properly if you are going to have food service at the bar.
3. The Caprese Chicken was two chicken wings, with Polenta Cakes and cold vegetables for $13 nothing like the Buttermilk Sage Chicken I had enjoyed previously.

The last time I visited, The J Bar, on 3/14/19 I did not receive my points from Open Table and spent $71.

Do Not Think I will Return.

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BY
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow. We only had 9 people but that seemed to be a big party for them.

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Bonnie, thank you for dining with us and providing feedback regarding your visit. We take our guest experiences very seriously and will be sure to address these service issues with our entire staff as a learning opportunity. We hope you give us another chance very soon!

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PM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good but the prices seemed a little high. The service was excellent. Our server was attentive and not overly bothersome. The noise level would have been acceptable if not for the constant chatter from another patron. We both enjoyed our dinner.

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write such a great review!

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YC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had reservations, and were seating right away. The bar area was a little noisy from the open kitchen concept. The food was excellent! And drinks were cold. Would definitely recommend !

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Yvonne, thank you for the wonderful recommendation! We hope to see you for dinner again soon.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, the waitress Raqel was absolutely wonderful! She was very attentive, made food and wine suggestions. My husband chose the steak and I had the salmon, cooked perfectly. It was a Tuesday, so no they were incredibly busy, but still there were guests at various tables, very nice and quiet to have an intimate dinner. Raquel came at just the right moments to ask if we needed anything. Dessert carrot cake and the apple dumpling, both were good, though the carrot cake lacked flavor I thought. Overall, a very nice evening.

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi Laura, thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Our server was phenomenal, food was horrible and not worth the money...will not be coming back

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Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really great time at The J Bar! Cocktail selection was outstanding and service was even better. Lots of shareable apps on the menu so we tried a variety of things, weren't disappointed. Going back soon!

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Responded on March 7, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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TL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was just average. There was nothing wrong with it, but for what I paid I expected a lot more. Also service was INCREDIBLY slow. It took almost 20 minutes just to get our drinks. And almost just as long to get the bill and pay.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation and were seated quickly. It was 10 minutes later when the hostess realized we hadn't been acknowledged and apologized and said dessert would be on them. It was another 5 minutes when our waiter arrived and we ordered a bottle of wine, water and an appetizer. The appetizer took awhile and then our dinner came. Both of our meals were like warm and my steak was very gritty. We ordered dessert and it was good. The overall experience was a little disappointing compared to past trips there. I did appreciate the rose on the table as I had requested for a surprise.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on February 26, 2019

Sue, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your recommendation. We are disappointed to hear that your most recent visit did not live up to our normal standards. We will be addressing these issues with our management team to use as a training tool going forward.

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JG
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

J Bar is a beautiful restaurant to dine at. The menu is simplified so you know you are getting fresh food, and the ambience was modern and refined. Had a great Valentine’s weekend dinner with my girlfriend and will be back to try other dishes.

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Responded on February 26, 2019

Jacob, we appreciate you taking the time to leave such a great recommendation. We look forward to your next visit!

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P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and food was average at best. We will not be back.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. We ordered or desserts to go after watching the waitress bring out desserts to another table. We took them to go in order to share with the family. What we got in the togo containers was 1/2 of what was delivered to the table next to us. Kinda disappointing but the food and service was great. A little pricey but it is a hotel bar/restaurant.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your dessert. We will be sure to address this with our culinary team to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you for providing your feedback!

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Friendly service terrible food. My steak was a charcoal puck. Desert was great!!

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice, food was very good, Made us feel right at home the girl that waited on us did a very good!

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Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you for the great recommendation!

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DH
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was excellent. Took a little longer than normal to take/receive our initial drink order, but afterwards, everything else was very timely. Will definitely eat here again!

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Responded on February 15, 2019

David, thank you for the great review!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We go to the J-Bar fairly often when family stays at the attached hotel and for special occasions. The Cheeseteak Egg Rolls are consistently one of the best appetizers we've had in the Quad Cities.

This visit was a departure from the norm and hopefully just an anomaly. When we arrived someone just called to us from the bar and told us to pick a seat. This caused confusion with our Open Table reservation because we didn't want to yell back our name and info. The cheesesteak egg rolls were great as always, as was the chicken cesear salad and the lime cheesecake. I ordered a special IPA burger and it was okay except for the lettuce on the bottom was wilted and caused the entire bottom of the burger and bun to become mushy.

Overall, it was fine, just not as good as usual.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on February 15, 2019

We are so happy to hear you have made us your go-to spot with out-of-town family! We are disappointed to hear that your recent visit was not one of our best. We will be sure to address these issues with our entire team to ensure they do not happen again. We truly value our guests' feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My table was ready immediately upon arrival. Our server was so friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. We will definitely go back.

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Responded on February 15, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and nice atmosphere !!!!
We will definitely be back !!!

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Responded on February 15, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review!

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great with one exception; one meal we ordered was quite spicy and therefore inedible. The menu should have mentioned the spice in the description.

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the 1st time my wife & I had been to the J Bar. We went for her birthday and really enjoyed the food and service. Both the sea bass and the chicken were excellent, as was the appetizer. We are looking forward to returning soon.

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Responded on February 15, 2019

Larry, thank you for the great review. We look forward to your next visit!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 3 couples in our early 50's. We had mixed drinks, 2 bottles of wine, appetizers, and for our entrees, we had steaks, chicken, and salmon. I can honestly say everything we had was very good. One note about the food would be the salmon. Someone took the time to trim the gray meat off of the fillet. Which makes a cut of salmon almost perfect, if that gray meat is left on it, it will impart a very strong off flavor into the meat during cooking. We will be back!

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SR
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Run of the mill Midwest fare. Chicken Tortilla Soup very salty, as were the polenta cakes that came with the chicken caprese. Good service, once we pointed out that we had been sitting for 15 minutes with no attention. They had an interesting wine tasting system, but they're ripping out the whole thing. Also they had a sewer leak, and some patrons of the restaurant left because of the smell. I'd give them a few months before you try them.

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Probably need more staff, restaurant wasn't that full and or waiter was very infrequently seen. Took more than ten minutes to get our drinks after we waited at least 5 for him to come get the order. Food was good as always and priced reasonably.

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MC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, drinks and atmosphere. Keep doing what you are doing we9.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

$9 All you can drink mimosas from 10-12 on the weekends! Can't beat that and their mimosas were great, not too much OJ

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Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great service. Emily was very helpful. We like to sit outside under the heat lamps. The fire display is a neat look.

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Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were having an after work dinner.
Our server, Emily was excellent.
Appetizers and sandwiches, everything was great!
The New Old Fashioned, crafted by the bar staff are very good. I also tried the Southern Hispitality cocktail. Also very good.
We sat on the patio with the fire going and heat lamps. Nice temperatures.
We’ll defiantly be back!

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