St Jack

4.6
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

St. Jack is proud to offer a 3-course, $80 per person prix fixe menu to celebrate your special one on Valentine's Day! Chef Aaron Barnett draws inspiration from classic French dishes with a local, modern twist. Reserve your spot now!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1868 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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UK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best French Cuisine in PDX. I like the everything @ St Jack

i
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the cod and scallops with sauce Veronique was amazing!!

b
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Portland.
Everything is exceptional.
A very special experience that we always savor.
Especially the oyster happy hour in the bar from 4P-5P!

OT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Having been here many times tonight was a big disappointment. Two of us had the special veal dish, we would have been better off buying shoes to dine on they would have been softer and more moist. When I told the server she looked at me and asked if I wanted to take 1/2 the remains home, I said a little tough she proceed to ignore me and took the plate. The salad and madeleines were fine.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gr eat food and ambience. Highly recommend!

JV
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Everything about St. Jack is amazing! Only drawback is the noise level. It is extremely loud when the tables fill and the music is a bit distracting, but we don't go there for the music. The food is simply out of this world.

G
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our New Year's Eve prix fixe dinner was very inventive, although diminished by a very tough veal entrée. Service was attentive but noise level was quite loud, as is usually the case at St. Jack but especially on a crowded New Year evening.

DV
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Love the food at St Jack’s!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, everything was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.

LT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive, but not so attentive as to be distracting.
We had three cheeses, all very good; simple, fresh, delicious salads; and steaks which were cooked perfectly. The wine list is extensive. We had glasses with the cheese course and then ordered a bottle for our meal.
The space is small and a little tight so you are close to those dining around you. It's an energetic atmosphere with the kitchen open to the dining space and it gets a little loud, but not overbearing.
We will definitely return and take friends with us.

SH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Except for overly salted mushroom crepes, every thing about the evening was terrific!

LM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was good (though all of our meals were cold- not so nice with eggs). The server was scattered, and the food took ages to come out. The restaurant was not that busy, only half the tables were occupied. The prices are also crazy. $14 for a simple egg dish. $14 for an Irish coffee!!! It was a nice meal, but we won't be back.

FB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at St Jack. Enjoyed well made cocktails in the bar side while seats were prepared for us at the chef's counter. The Shigoku oysters were awesome as was conversation with the Chef/Owner between courses! I've tried several times to recommend St. Jack to friends and family, but it seems everyone already knows and loves the fare here!

TC
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, and neither the atmosphere nor the staff was pretentious. We ate Saturday night in the dining room, and enjoyed multiple small plates: oysters, roasted bone marrow, steak tartare, tomato soup, special gold beet salad, cheeses, canele, bread pudding. We ordered item by item as we were ready to try something else. Servers answered all our questions and were never rushed us. Delicious and leisurely evening.

b
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure bliss.
Oysters, salade verte, tomato soup + bavette & frites = heaven.

OT
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared an amazing meal with friends before taking in a show at CoHo theater next door. Everything was perfect.

M
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the restaurant part the tables are very close to each other and the noise level makes a discussion difficult. Otherwise everything was fine.
I prefer the seating in the bar area.

AL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine French food without a lot of stuffiness. Healthy servings of decadent cuts. Options are limited, but designed well. If it’s offered, there’s a very good reason.

The menu simply says “drip coffee”, but what is served is miles better than the stale Bunn coffee machine image the language conjures.

KM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and atmosphere. Time between courses took forever but the restaurant was busy

KB
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the restaurant and bar are excellent. Drinks never fail and the wine list is great.

l
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Really love the bar at st jacks and will go back to that but won’t be back at restaurant side Service was incredibly slow and confused. We ordered food and after salads took forever to get entrees A waiter came and gave us dessert menus and we said still waiting fior dinner. We finally had to flag down another waiter to ask where our food was. We also could not order from bar menu and entrees tend to be pricey ($30+). It is pretty noisy too
The butter lettuce salad was delicious but group not enthralled w entrees and expected better for price. Overall disappointed compared to previous trips here

EE
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Made our reservation in the main restaurant, table wasn't ready so moved to the bar to eat. Food was great!

LS
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Inventive French food that is absolutely delicious.

AM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch rocks!!!M

HS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a glass of red wine, duck special, and apple canele and it was so good. The server was very polite, attentive without being intrusive, and the restaurant has a French bistro feeling that is lovely. I would go back any time.

B
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

this severs in this restaurant exude an attitude that they are doing you a favor by allowing you to be in their restaurant, particularly the front desk. The proprietor should spend some time in French bistros and take note of how they value their patrons. Less 'the attitude', it could be really good.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond excellent !! Noise level crazy . Service impeccable.

OB
London
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and personal attention at this restaurant are outstanding. The butter lettuce salad is my favorite of any salad served in Portland. The choices for a cheese plate are varied and interesting. We really enjoyed both our entrees. A great place to celebrate our wedding anniversary!

BG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had in a while. The Butter Lettuce salad is something I am still craving, days later. So simple but just perfect!

AJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friends visiting

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ran out of crab and thought the menu was already limited. Burger was really good though.

S
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

St Jack never fails us! We’ve eaten dinner there often and always take house guests as we live close by. This was our first time for brunch and it was excellent. We were seated by a window in the bar area and it was quiet enough to chat..though every table was taken..(the noise level in main dining room has always been a distraction at dinner serving. )We had crab omelette...served with fresh greens, and their pommes frites and a fabulous croissant with homemade marmalade. And to die for slabs of maple bacon. The coffee was wonderful and our cups..beautiful china cups and saucers ..were constantly topped off by Portland’s best wait staff. I can see that brunch is going to be our go to St Jack meal...with a menu that includes everything from omelettes to hearty lunch fare including a fried chicken sandwich and burgers. Good idea to get reservations as it fills up quickly.

CR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noisy, and hard to hear, but food was EXCELLENT! Service was great too!

MH
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the overall selection. Very creative flavors and meal. The service was excellent. The prices are very high.

BF
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a wonderful French bistro experience. The dishes are well-conceived and delicious, and the atmosphere perfectly captures the vibe of a French neighborhood bistro. Highly recommend!

Y
Portland
65 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not a ton of lacto, ovo, pescatarian options and they were out of the cod :(

P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

In addition to the food being great, we were able to get an excellent bottle of very reasonably priced Burgundy to accompany our brunch.

MS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Jack is an extraordinary place where everyone seems to be paying attention to the details that make a visit there a memorable experience. I arrived early and the staff were most accommodating with any and all request we made of them. Drinks were right on, apps were beautifully put together and tasty, and main courses a hit with the whole table.

Will be back soon to enjoy the open-kitchen counter seats.

LR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

If you want to spend time at a nice bar with skilled and friendly bartenders, St.Jacks is a good place to visit. However for dinner, you should pass and consider other options. Limited menu. Poor wait service. Fair food offerings. Prices too high for net experience.

M
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So disappointed. I have been to St Jack a number of times since they moved to their current location. It was one of my favorite restaurants, but i doubt that I will go again. The room was hot and stuffy. The waiter was terrible, perfunctory at best. We didn’t receive our drinks until halfway through our appetizers, and then only because we asked where they were. The butter lettuce salad was so heavily peppered that no other flavors could be detected. The steak was very tough and hard to cut, let alone chew. The waiter never returned at any point to ask how our meals were. He also kept calling me “sweetheart” which I found extremely offensive. Their prices have gone up while the quality, service and ambiance have significantly declined. The one positive was that our water glasses were promptly refilled without needing to ask.