The J Bar - Davenport

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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.

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victoriao
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow for the lack of people dining. ..

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Maura
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at the J Bar! Our server was fabulous, food was delectable, and we felt very safe. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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Doobs
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated outside (where we requested) immediately. Service was excellent. Quality of the food was very good - dumpling appetizers and steak dinners. This was our first time visiting and the atmosphere was very nice.

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love going to the JBar and dining on the patio or inside. It is usually nice and quiet, which makes our dining experience much better. The food is always perfect. Their salads are huge and is more than enough for both my husband and I, so we can also have an appetizer or small entree. Very good cocktails also.

The only thing we found a little off-putting on this visit was that none of the wait staff or servers were wearing masks. They did make sure that people were setting at tables that were at a safe distance from other patrons, but the lack of masks made us both uncomfortable.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good but the service was a bit slow eventhough the place was 1/2 capacity.

Korean noodle was excellent and fish and chips was ok. Carrot cake was dry and did not have more than two bites. Waiter did remove the dessert from our bill.

I will probably go back to give this place another chance.

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QCFriends
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dining area well-spaced for social distancing. Those that wanted to be around other people closer together had a great bar area to do so. Food came out fast. Current limited menu still had good variety to satisfy many tastes and diets. Service attentive, helpful, and polite. Gave us space and time to talk, and politely interrupted us to be sure our experience was good. Excellent and safe place to go in this pandemic.

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Nanette
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were able to eat in a dining room for the first time since this Covid 19 crisis. It felt a little awkward. I was disappointed in the ambiance because I’m sure of the precautions and other diners were dressed in t-shirts and jeans. The servers were dressed as cocktail waitresses, maybe doing double duty? She was very nice though and our food was good.

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JimG
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I don’t know the name of the young woman with the long braids, but she was outstanding! She was gracious answering questions and provided attentive service.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Jim! We are so pleased you had a great experience. We will be sure to pass on the kind words to the team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

TERRIBLE service. My teenage daughter was there for dinner prior to a high school dance. My daughter asked what the soup of the day was, as she usually orders soup wherever she goes. The waitress responded, “I don’t know, but it probably sucks anyway”. She asked the others in her group, “what are you looking for, like chicken strips?” And offered them kid’s menus. I was really hoping they could of had a nice meal. They’re not toddlers. My daughter ended up having a salad and the other 3 had chicken strips. I’m sure some servers don’t like having teenagers, but we taught them how to tip, they have their parents money and they’re great kids. My daughter loves to try different foods and loves all different flavors. It should have been a fabulous meal to start a special night and your waitstaff bombed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've made the J Bar a Valentine's day tradition for the third year now and they've been outstanding every time.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for choosing us for the special occasion! I am so happy to hear you always enjoy. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentines day

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails!

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you! I will be sure to share with the team!

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BillW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greated right away. Was given a choice of available tables. Service was great. Food was great. Was just a bit noisy, but no too bad.

Overall, Great. I will be back.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on February 12, 2020

Bill thank you for the review. So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. I will be sure to share with the team. Thank you!

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MegH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food / beverage!
Our server was great !

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on February 6, 2020

Meg thank you for the kind words! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Drink prices were expensive for a Monday night. Surprised at no specials. Had a Long Island tea that was pretty weak. Nice n comfortable. Service was 5 star! Will be back for food, but not drinks!

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. I will be sure to share with management. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice quiet location, small with a great ambience about it. Food was very good. Drink selection was stellar.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for the 5-stars and kind words! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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TheresaM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks, food, and service! We only had appetizers which were really good, especially the Taco Bites. The sauce on top of the dumplings was too salty for my taste. Every cocktail we ordered was fantastic and really nicely balanced. Really enjoyed the ambiance as well.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on November 25, 2019

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

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Christmas celebration with girlfriends

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on November 14, 2019

We appreciate the 5-Star rating! Thank you for celebrating with us.

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SarahM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We were very disappointed in the J bar. It was very dark in the restaurant especially when seated in the corner of the room. It took a long time for our actual server to come to our table. The food was overpriced for mediocre steak and a couple of undercooked fingerling potatoes. The steak was flavorless and the salad was not fresh. We will not be back.

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MikeD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bartender (Austin) was great, very good drinks. We enjoyed the food very much.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on October 17, 2019

Mike, thank you for the wonderful review! We will make sure to tell Austin to keep up the great work.

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fromRoseville
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was unclear from the web site that this is a restaurant associated with a hotel. It functions like the typical hotel restaurant. The menu is extremely eclectic - with things sort of mexican sounding, or sort of italian sounding, or sort of asian sounding.

They have a decent beer and wine menu and the usual assortment of mixed drinks. We started with the tuna tacos. They were fine, and were on a smear of guacomole super heavy in cumin. I ended up having a sandwich and was asked what I wanted it with it - they listed a bunch of things and I chose the soup - and was surprised that they added an extra charge for it. The food was certainly fine, but there was nothing particularly noteworthy about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going to the J-Bar. Great food with a nice ambiance.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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ColleenT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! It is definitely our favorite place to eat dinner in the Quad Cities.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on September 10, 2019

Colleen, thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MarilynF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A beautiful, well decorated dining room and bar. Cesar salad was plentiful and delicious. The turkey burger was good, however the condiments could have been better.

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on August 20, 2019

Marilyn, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post the wonderful review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on July 9, 2019

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

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Melissa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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...

The J Bar - Davenport
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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vipOpenTable Diner
London
215 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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EmilyN
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The J Bar - Davenport
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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vipLisaA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

The J Bar - Davenport
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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dawnb
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on May 29, 2019

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

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PamelaA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The J Bar - Davenport
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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WymanL
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on May 17, 2019

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

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Bettfam
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and fantastic Mother’s Day brunch

The J Bar - Davenport
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The J Bar - Davenport
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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JaniceC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on May 1, 2019

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

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was outstanding!

The J Bar - Davenport
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for the great 5-Star rating!

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vipTDNUTE
Des Moines
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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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BonnieY
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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

The J Bar - Davenport
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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PMDJW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

The J Bar - Davenport
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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