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St Jack

4.6
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1929 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Chef and restaurateur Aaron Barnett's unique menu features rustic dishes from the countryside of Lyon, the heart and soul of French cooking. We are excited to offer full service in the dining room. Please make a reservation for your party, bring a mask, and we can't wait to serve you!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, beautiful space. A little pricey and the music a bit loud though we loved it!

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JTH70
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a lovely restaurant... table ready on time, incredible service & help with menu suggestions. The pot de wine are amazing.

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AnnieP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doing a great job with COVID procedures. Very clean. Spread out tables inside and out. Large windows open for air flow. Amazing food!

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viplocalNWneighbor
Portland
47 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We understand the pandemic has taken a toll on restaurants and we were pleased to support st jack, one of our favorite pre pandemic dining spots. Unfortunately they have thrown out all standards and turned themselves into an undesirable experience with sour and rude front of house staff. The hostess looked like she just rolled out of bed. Literally no effort made in her appearance. We had made a 5pm reservation and were there 7-10 minutes before 5 as that is also their opening time. There were a few other guests waiting. We all got seated in their temporary outdoor seating. All good. Other tables all got their cocktails ahead of us even though we were first to order. We ordered the famous and delicious pate and two burgers. We were eager for the pate. 47 minutes after placing our order we received our two burgers from the same hostess but no pate. She told us it would be out shortly. We had her cancel as we were anticipating our starter before entree. The attitude from this person who just repeated she would pass on the feedback was not on par with the restaurant this once was. Shame. We’ve seen many restaurants adapt their services and experience and we get it. But we did expect a dining experience with great service when paying their $40+ for entrees and $14+ for cocktails you can’t serve me looking like you fell asleep on the couch before your shift and treating me like you really cannot be bothered. So many restaurants need the type of outdoor seating at jack has and value every customer. Really disappointed to the degree we won’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The burgers were amazing! Cocktails pretty good. Wonderful service. Little chilly in the restaurant but they are great about opening doors and keeping tables far apart with everyone masked.

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KuMoeDee
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well spaced out. They can open windows during covid times. Felt very safe.

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RickA
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great feel and creative menu. Friendly staff. Good bar tender.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impeccable! Best burger I’ve had in recent memory. The baguette and butter were insane - we were freaking out over it :) And the cocktails were skillfully crafted and on point. Thank you for this lovely experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad to dine again at St Jack!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, but the service is what made it stand out to my guest and me. Shelby, our waiter, was OUTSTANDING! What a nice guy, and what an excellent server. The whole experience was first class: food, wine, and service. I’ll definitely make this one of my mainstays each time I’m back in Portland.

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JimReview
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Poached prawns were especially good!

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ChefShui
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We love St Jack. Our first ever visit not sitting at the chef’s counter and seeing what all is going on. And Covid. Waitress seem distracted having to manage the bar delaying our salad course. They left windows open, which was nice from a Covid standpoint, but frankly cold. Was not our best visit, but the food, especially the salads, are worth going back again and again.

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vipHeatherC
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I miss the full menu, St. Jack did a great job of outdoor dining. I was craving lamb, and their lamb chop hit the spot!

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PDXDiner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I rarely write a review but we were very disappointed with our meal and experience . Poor service and overall value. Servers unprofessional- very unwelcoming. We were seated at a table on the corner when other more desirable tables were available.
We tried to order a drink and starter and were abruptly told we could only order drinks, not our starter. Oysters delivered without a word - we had to ask where they were from which isn’t typical when oysters are served. My husband had lamb which was lukewarm and lacked flavor. My halibut entree was delicious but not worth the price. Overall underwhelming.

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Mozzer
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great outdoor seating situation. 😊😊😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love St Jack. Best burger in town!

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vipMichaelC
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Steak was over cooked. I sent it back, chef and manager blamed me claiming that it was an opinion. They really did not apologize or even offer up a cup of coffee. Wife ate her whole entre before my re-fired and then under cooked steak arrived. Again, restaurant blamed me. Not a pleasant anniversary dinner. i have been to St Jack's on many occasions and was shocked at the lack of customer care. Wait service was excellent, management was terrible.

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kerryb
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st real restaurant dinner out since March to celebrate our daughter's 16th birthday and it was absolutely fabulous! St Jack's is always a favorite but I was a little nervous thinking it would all feel a bit awkward. The staff was fantastic and put us at ease from the moment we arrived - everyone in masks and so warm and welcoming. Tables outfitted with hand sanitizer and digital menus (scan the QR code on your phone) set outside and spaced well apart. The best part was the fabulous food we have missed so much. They are serving a full menu and we ordered all our favorites - oysters, chilled shrimp, butter lettuce salad, steak frites, their amazing bread & butter plus a special halibut entree that was to die for. They are even making the mini madeleines to order and served them right out of the oven with a birthday candle for our daughter - she was over the moon... and so were we. It was the best night we have had in such a long time. Thank you so much!

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MichaelH
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Disappointing. We've long been fans. Untrained servers. No mussels (long a feature). Overpriced from pre-pandemic levels, particularly the wines. I sympathize with the stress caused by COVID and we'll try again after the restaurant can hopefully return to normal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Everything we ordered, with the exception of Oysters, were overly salted and didn’t have any balance of flavor. Halibut was nicely crusted but just way too salty to eat. The lamb was cooked right but again was overly salted to the point we were getting dizzy. Oysters was very good tho. Also, $4 for 2 small pieces of Baguette that wasn’t even heated? $39 for Halibut that was so salty that it was inedible? Bad food, crazy prices and indifferent service.

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ChristinaR
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Outdoor seating only. But those pomme frites are amazing and so is the dessert. It's worth a trip just for that.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for the value. Enjoyed the atmosphere too. We had the Tarte and the Burger.

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SandeepH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, eclectic menu with nice choices. Good flavors. Pricey. Great date spot

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StephenE
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Items on web site menu were not available.
Lamb was undercooked.

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Turk
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It rained for the first time in a month and since there was only outside seating we had to wait for a covered table. The food was great as usual, as was the service, under the conditions , with the rain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Food was amazing and drinks were equally as good! Thanks for the hospitality!

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Brice
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday.

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Jamies
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt very safe with the COVID19 precautions. Friendly and attentive staff. Sat on patio, so a little noisy but worth it to be able to be out and keep all safe.

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Andy179
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to see St. Jack's open again for table service. One of my favorite spots in PDX

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vipTijjers
London
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

One of my favorite Portland restaurants, opened for the first time since lockdown. That in mind there were some issues, drinks were constantly late and we had to remind 3 times.

I didn't feel the experience reflected in the price. Hopefully they will get it right and I will be back.

Halibut was delicious.

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erins
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic French cuisine that was all well seasoned, the halibut was exceptional when an amazing green sauce. Would recommend the burger as well!

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vipChris
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent as always. We started with the butler leaf lettuce salad and jumbo shrimp as well as the tomato soup and all were excellent. The salad was bigger than expected! We happened to be there on a slower night and the kitchen inadvertently made an extra mussels and frite order - our waitress came over to offer it as an appetizer gratis - what a treat! The mussels are always excellent.

We opted out of the March prix fix menu since there were a couple other favorites we wanted to enjoy. My wife had the and I had the sea bass - both were prepared very well. If I had to try to find one little gripe it would be that the bread offered to our table had a charge attached. When spending as much as we did the bread should come free but other than that it was a great experience as usual. PS - The fresh baked madeleines are to die for!

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vipBillG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice to have this restaurant 1/2 block from my condo.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started with blood orange house made soda which was delicious. The salad course was one scrumptious butter lettuce with vinaigrette and a spectacular smoked mussel Caesar. My date ordered the stuffed duck breast which was so good he asked for bread to sop up what remained after he devoured the plate. My order was the vegetarian option, ricotta dumplings, every bite was better than the last. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The only annoyance was the ambient sound level was deafening making quiet conversation quite impossible.

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vipLittlePuffy
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Portland Dining Month to celebrate a birthday. My companion ordered the Seared Foie Gras appetizer. Wow... outstanding! His entreé was the Stuffed Duck Breast, he loved it. For dessert he had the Black Lime Tart... is was excellent. I ordered the Portland Dining Month menu. The vichysoisse was generous, if a bit subtle for my tastes. The duck neck was delicious (warning: presented with the head!). The Madeleines were fine, but not near as special as the other dessert. The coffee was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We gathered for a table of ten. It’s not too noisy at all. Mussels were fantastic.

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GailS
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Portland Dining Month menu was very mediocre. The portions were small perhaps aligning with a $33 price tag. For me, the best course was the soup. It was pretty downhill after that. Madeleines were the dessert which was in the menu last year. Being a French restaurant, they clearly could have expanded their dessert repertoire. Won’t be going back any time soon to the restaurant but the bar is always enjoyable in terms if the selection, food quality, price and the sommelier’s wine choices

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lindaxc
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Attention by staff minimal. Took too long to be noticed by the door/host station. We had a reservation. Food very slow in coming to table. Not a very lively or friendly staff. Off night we supposed. Very few diners. From order to arrival entree took 1.5 hours. Starters were order of 6 oysters (recipient had intestinal issues overnight) and overly vinegar-ed carrot salad for the other guest. Shared duck breast and totally delicious black cod.
First time at St. Jack as we try all the finer dining locations around portland, OR.

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vipelizabethjayna
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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St Jack does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. St Jack also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 360-1281.

St Jack is rated 4.6 stars by 1929 OpenTable diners.

St Jack does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://stjackpdx.com/info/.

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.