St Jack

4.7
2028 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 2028 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarolPDX
Portland
75 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was wonderful but the service was terrible. We ordered three starters to share. They came out one at a time about 15 minutes apart. Just before the third arrived we were informed by our waitperson that they had a trainee chef in the kitchen in preparation for a second location. Note that none of the starters required cooking: Bread and butter, 6 oysters, liver mousse. Entrees came quickly after third starter. Food was excellent but honestly, their second location and a chef in training is not my problem. I expect better service it the price of a meal ($200 for three people, no alcohol) at this establishment. Due to Covid we sat outside with trucks, buses and car’s wizzing by not two feet from our table. Sorry we won’t be back anytime soon.

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RSPDX
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Sat outside during Covid and the patio was comfortable and had enough heaters to stay warm as it cooled off. Felt Covid safe and staff was excellent. Recommend.

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PatrickR
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food as always. I really like this place. And they opened up inside right after they were able, they adapted well to difficult circumstances.

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vipgirleen
Portland
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to for a real French food fix! Delish!

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Lily
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, classic French food without the pretense. Great service and knowledge staff. For outdoor dining between a sidewalk and the street, it felt private and comfortable. A lovely date night all around!

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jordanp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Curbside dining did not replicate the fun and fabulous interior atmosphere of the restaurant. But considering we're in a pandemic, we had a fabulous time dining curbside. Great food, fabulous staff, will be back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality place with friendly staff who are so accommodating. Even though we were the last reservation of the night they made sure we left full and happy! Plenty of heaters on their curbside tables too. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an instant classic. It remains.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food experience

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vipMacallan
Boise
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Everything was great from the beautiful produce to the exquisite duck l'orange.

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TanyaH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved St. Jack's, and I'm very pleased to see that they appear to be surviving the pandemic. We sat at the chef's counter, and even with the plexiglass shields, it was still a fun experience. The food and drinks were as delicious as ever, and the servers seemed happy to be there. It's still a great place to celebrate a special occasion (my birthday) - or any occasion!

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jballone560
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We enjoyed what we ordered but service was weak and the cost was incredibly high for what we got. A few drinks, some bread, 6 oysters and a split main ran us roughly $150. We got so much more from other higher end places. Probably won't return.

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CurtisCarroll
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish was exquisite! Highly recommend St. Jack for any special occasion or to just indulge in some of Portland’s best French cuisine.

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WestSlopegirl
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food. Our server was very helpful in recommending a wine. We were able to order drinks while we waited for our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for making my mom’s 60th birthday incredible! You really made her day and she enjoyed every bite!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance of this place. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was exceptional. We will definitely be return in the future.

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AshlynK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a bottle of wine, a dozen oysters, mussels and steak frites and it was the best meal I’ve had in a while! Service was great too. We were there for a birthday and they brought out a cardamom ice cream that was amazing as well.

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julie
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is hard to rate during the pandemic but considering, it was an excellent meal. The menu was pretty limited.

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gramPDX
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside was perfect as was the weather. Inside with music is too loud to hear, (not very French as I recall from last I visited) Service was complete, and gracious. Included a needed and interesting blended-wine explanation which was a perfect accompaniment.

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PKean
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was probably my 8 or 9th time at St. Jack and the food was gorgeous as usual. I had the mussels, which were superb, and my husband had the duck confit, which was just outrageously tasty. The service was fantastic even though we were sitting outside in the new COVID temporary structures. Will be back soon!

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JTH70
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit, third perfect meal. The mussels were a hit, as was the bavette. Highly recommend the chicken liver mousse and the pot of their house white and red.

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SaraB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, very COVID regulation friendly, great (louder than indoor) atmosphere. Always happy to be here.

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Penelope
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal in their outdoor dining section was amazing! They were not able to seat us until 30 minutes past our reservation time but they brought us champagne while we were waiting and had two complimentary appetizers brought to the table as soon as we sat down. Service was amazing!

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AngieR
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was fine, but not worth the price and I don’t mind spending more on delicious food. Service was terrible! She was very rude and seemed impatient almost. Felt like asking a question was out of the question! Have zero desire to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10 every time. The burger is SO good. Cocktails are phenomenal. Just adore this place.

JP
vipJenniferP
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful interpretation of ingredients. The cicharrones with espellete pepper and maple syrup was so fun and the beef tartar, nuanced for spring, was sublime.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experiences

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed St Jacks for years. This is our first time sine COVID and although many changes it was still was a very special experience - food, atmosphere and service all exceptional!

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vipPDXfoodie
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were awesome!! One of the best we have had in Portland.. we were very happy afterwards.. service is a bit slow but that’s probably due to COVID.. food and drinks were on the pricier side but if you are going for special occasions then I would say it’s worth it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food and service ... one of our favorites.

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SamkStewart
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

KR
KerriR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was pretty slow ... maybe it was training night. Overall, it was really good. The Arugula salad was not good as it was all stock and hard to eat... weird leaf type.

JK
JaneK
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite in PDX! Delicious Burger Salads and Cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely really yummy good time

SA
StephanieA
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. The best restaurant on our vacation hands down!

JB
vipJustinB
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good effort.
Captures bistro feel and ambiance in a NW manner.
Some of the dishes would benefit from more thought but overall great value, friendly atmosphere and satisfying cuisine operating in a difficult environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the city

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KaeC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is definitely a must try in Portland! Don’t forget to order their onion soup, steak tartare & mussels! :)
Great service as well!

JK
JessicaK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even after COVID, St Jack remains our favorite. They havent missed a beat and the new outdoor heated seating is great. Cant wait to go back again.

JK
JeffK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Satisfying experience, as usual with the added benefit of a quiet environment due to COVID attendance restrictions. Delicious starters (chicken liver mousse, butter lettuce salad); superb and original dessert (madeleines w/caramel apple compote and lemon chantilly), and tasty main (ribeye steak frites), the latter marred only by a band of gristle in one end. Excellent service; somewhat limited but adequate wine list with reasonable (~2x) markup over retail.

FAQs

St Jack offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 360-1281.

St Jack is rated 4.7 stars by 2028 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.