St Jack

4.6
1937 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Support St Jack during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1937 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was excellent. Wine list was overpriced. We did see a couple tables bring their own bottles. Not sure what the corkage fee would be but seems like a good solution. All in all a winner!

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swotime
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Food was ok. The choices were VERY limited (probably due to Covid). I saw pictures and an extensive menu online and was looking forward to try some of them. Turned out, just about everything I wanted to try was not on the menu at the restaurant. I end up getting the lamb shank which was decent. The burgers the kids had was good also. But the vegetarian dish wasn't something to write home about. Overall, we were a little disappointed. Aside from the great service, there was nothing on the menu at the restaurant that we were looking forward to try.

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vipJeffreyS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food...either from the soup to the desert was tasty. Serve was wonderful. And the restaurant ensured social distanced tables, we felt safe.

JB
JulesB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

have been many times and always liked it but not loved it. This latest experience puts me in the love category - everything was spot on, from wine to service and especially the food. Perfect seasoning, harmonious yet adventurous.

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BethB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Consistent, friendly, knowledgeable and safe. Always a good experience. Do yourself a favor and order the Steak Frites.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Interesting menu and solid but minimal wine list. The food was all well done but not mind-blowing. Service was so-so. COVID makes everything weird so can’t comment on ambiance accurately. Prices were not bad.

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vipExLAlocal
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Doing the best they can keeping it intimate with Covid...still great experience.

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Belicous
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I wish the service was as exceptional as the foie gras. The 3.5 lb ribye was $98 and came 45 mins later very rare not med rare as if they seared it and put in the oven for 10 mins. I expected the pomme frites to be better than just frozen fries from a bag. they have nicer fries at little big burger.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous everything!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JT
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
49 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
7 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.

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

Glad to dine again at St Jack!

OT
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.

JR
JimReview
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Poached prawns were especially good!

CS
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
18 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
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love St Jack. Best burger in town!

MC
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.

SH
SandeepH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

SE
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
15 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!

FAQs

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 1937 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.