St Jack

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$50 and over
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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.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
Hawaii
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is great. Service was adequate but spotty.

SN
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always visit St Jack when I come to Portland. Our favorite dishes this time were the chicken liver mousse, the Duck au Poivre, the mussels with chunky bacon, and the Steak Frites. Service was perfect. The noise level is extremely loud so sometimes it’s challenging to hear across the table.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love St Jack's, remains one of my favorite Portland restaurants. Service, food and drinks are always on point!

E
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the food here, but we won't be back because the service is sooooo slow. The time between when we ordered to when we got our entree was 90 minutes. Just too long.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exquisite!

MW
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too damn loud, won't be returning. Miss the old St Jack on Clinton -- very quiet and intimate.

LU
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was fantastic in every way. Our server had some incredible recommendations (order both the pork rinds and chicken liver mousse and eat them together), the food was delightful, and it was a wonderful night out.

CC
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was very good and the dinner was excellent. We had a very nice time.

AS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It can be a bit loud. Food is excellent. Fun wait staff.

EP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The value isn’t worth the trip. We were expecting it to be along the lines of Le Pigeon, Ringside, Bistro Agnes, and others in that group. For spending $100+ per person, the quality of the food wasn’t quite where we wanted it.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Our server was fantastic.

DA
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was delicious, service was top notch. I have not eaten so well in a long time. Crab salad and the special branzino were out of this world.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptionally great food and cocktails. Wonderful and knowledgeable wait staff. One of the best night out occasions!

TE
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Delicious birthday dinner! Our waiter was so nice.

m
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing. Service was great. Excellent wine. Only minus is the music (awful by spells) and very high noise level.

A
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit to St Jack for Sunday brunch, and it won't be my last. Excellent brunch drinks (bubbles, beer, wine, cider & cocktails), and an excellent menu. The Maple Bacon side may well have been the most delicious bacon dish we've ever had. I had the omelette, which my wife said sounded boring, but it was delicious. Add a side of hash browns for good measure

LU
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! The waiter recommended a great wine. Overall great experience.

PM
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love St. Jack. We're from out of town (in Oregon) and dine here every time we are in Portland. However, two of the last three times we have been there, they were out of Ricard -- bad for a French restaurant! But we'll be back. The steak frites was very good, the Normandie mussels were delicious. The padron pepper appetizer is a hit. Our server was charming and efficient.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

we had a Birthday to celebrate. This is standard European style where time is relative to the company you keep. Great experience for a long visit with food.

J
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is wonderful to able to get the seared fois gras at brunch!! I have ordered it at happy & dinner & always cooked perfectly!!!! Jojo was a 5 star server!!!!

PW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My halibut was very salty and a very small piece for $37.00. it was surrounded by some kinnd of tasteless foam and green sauce. The butter lettuce salad was a lot of lettuce with not much else on it...again for the price not very good. My dinner companion also mentioned that his broth with his mussells was also quite salty.

JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St. Jack never fails to impress. Having dined at both locations over the past six years and always experiencing an exceptional evening, I can’t recommend this place highly enough. The staff are deeply knowledgeable yet equally engaging and helpful, never overbearing or intrusive - really a perfect balance of expertise and effortless empathy - and the food is simply perfect.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We picked this restaurant because of the mostly positive reviews on OT. We arrived on time, and proceeded to wait 90minutes or our food!!! We asked numerous times what happened to our order (as we watched plates of food passing us by). Our waitperson would give a bland look and say "it's coming".No offer of bread, a glass of wine, nada. Two people ordered the lamb confit, which were actually huge lamb shanks. Possibly, they were the reason it took so long. Another order of steak frites arrived barely warm.
The fish was ok.

Needless to say, none of us wanted to eat by the time the food arrived.

LE
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love St Jack!

SJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The chefs were excellent at the chef counter. The food was excellent and the servers could talk to them.

SM
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aaron went out of his way to make my husband's birthday dinner extra special!! Every dish was so special and magical. The whole sataff team was attentive and made it a wonderful evening! Thank you all.

JB
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ended up sitting outside on the bar side and Shelby took amazing care of us. I don't remember the bartender's name but when we had questions about bourbon and whiskey, he came out personally to talk us through the options and made outstanding recommendations. We'll definitely be back. By the way, the Bavette and Frites was divine!

B
Portland
61 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding waitstaff and food. Delicious drinks!

SL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seats in the house are at the counter where you get to see it all happen. Food was perfectly prepared and well seasoned. We will head back soon.

D
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special family dinner. It was the first time at this location, but we’ve been to the east side location. It was an enjoyable time. Great food, great wine and great service. We’re coming back!!

AB
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I hated most of my time there for the prices of everything. We barely got served by our waiter once we ordered small plates and brought our own wine. They charged corkage of $30 and we did not get our wine glasses nor did he pour the wine the whole time. I will not be coming back nor referring anyone there!!

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. Attention to detail for the food by the head chef was on point. Head chef was super nice and friendly, and clearly passionate about the food. The wine specialist was overly kind and happy to help with wine recommendations for the restaurant, as well as, the whole area. Hostess and waitress were prompt and knowledgeable of the menu. Highly recommended.

MI
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very noisy, large party of 14 people in center of what is a small dining room made conversation difficult for all other patrons.

Very limited menu, only 4 entree's to choose from. The only special described to us was an appetizer of stuffed squashed blossoms, which we decided to order (didn't ask the price, and it wasn't mentioned by our waiter). The order came: a SINGLE blossom on a small bed of heirloom tomatoes. Who, in their right mind, who cared about their customers, would even consider serving a small (one small bite apiece) squash blossom to a table of 2 people, and then charge $17.00 for it?!

We finished our entree's, both very good but expensive ($41 for lamb confit, $37 for halibut), and then waited 10 minutes, and then had to asked to have our plates cleared from the table, although it was very obvious to the wait staff, who walked by, but ignored us.

R
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the chef’s counter. Cool to watch them work. Excellent experience for our anniversary!

l
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hash browns are light and crispy yet also decadent. Croissant was perfection with the rhubarb jam. The Paris Brest is the most delicious version of a lox bagel you will ever have. The breakfast sandwich was so flavorful and the boudin dream and expertly seasoned. The servos is always friendly and impeccable. I can't recommend this place enough.

M
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great menu, great food. Our server repeatedly "forgot" to drop off our order resulting in a 45 minute wait for bread and appetizers arriving with our meal. The team there took good care of us though and made it right. Overall it was a good experience, but it could have been great.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious as always!

OT
Portland
39 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have visited St. Jack three times. We noted some new and well crafted additions to the menu. All delicious. The service was good yet we didn’t feel rushed. A very pleasant evening

LS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was mediocre and overpriced for the quality of the meal served.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

14th anniversary

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