St Jack

4.7
2141 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 inside as well as the covered patio. Please make a reservation for your party and we can't wait to serve you!

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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shawnlike
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was fine (a bit underseasoned), but crazy-small portions and outrageously expensive. We sat outside, and there were two very good heaters, but the table and chairs seemed pretty chintzy for such a pricey place. The service was efficient but cold. All in all, disappointing.

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marthah
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Jack is one of our favorite restaurants and he food and service is always fabulous

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viplocally1
Portland
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food went downhill. Changing to a whole wheat vs baguettes was terrible and did not make the food taste as good. Food was also overpriced and really not as good as before. Really sad to see it go downhill and will most likely not come back.

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Ioom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service. Only downside was we ordered some bread that we never received

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KathyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful tastes and flavors with great service.
We made a meal of appetizers and salads.
Amazing food, but warning about the jumbo shrimp. They're not jumbo at all.
They're medium at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Overall, the experience was good---food was good, wine was good. Our waiter was cold towards us and gave the vibe that he was upset and definitely unhappy to be working. Definitely understand given the times, just don't like to be treated like I directly influenced his working conditions by dining out at the restaurant. I don't know what my friend and I could have done differently---we were on time to our reservation, ordered efficiently, were polite the whole time, honored our time limit, and tipped well even though service was cold and supar. Probably will not be dining here again as the feeling that you are inconveniencing someone while eating out is not pleasant and dampens the special occasion.

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foodlover
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was overpriced, portions were small, didn't have the first two wines we ordered, sweetbreads were almost unedible.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, outstanding service

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MrChampignon
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning and creative French dining in an approachable but upscale environment.

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CAIN
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food at St Jack was amazing. From small plates to dessert I was blown away by everything I tried. Pretty pricey but I think the food was worth it. The service was upscale but kinda curt and cold. I don’t need a friendly conversation, but do appreciate a nice explanation when it comes to the size or style of certain dishes. Would come back.

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JosephW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good, seasoned and cooked well. Presentation was appealing with the exception of being given an entree on a heavily chipped plate. When bringing this up to the server, he stated that "I got lucky and got a plate that has seem some things". Really? As someone in the industry, I am amazed that a plate like this passed the cook and the expo to get out to a customer. The plate was so worn I thought it might of been an intentional statement from the chef. What is confusing about St. Jack is I am not sure what it is trying to be, casual bistro? Upscale restaurant? Throughout the meal I was given mixed vibes with the food, price point, service and ambiance. If I were to return, I would sit at the bar and order small plates and a cocktail. The chicken mousse was on point!

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GraceL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are amazing. Nice for a special occasion...

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gumanow
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It was my wife’s birthday and got seated close to the windows which was great. It seemed like we’d have an intimate meal and time.

Turns out a locksmith was there to fix the front door so the door was open letting in a stream of cold air. When we told the waitstaff they said, “He’ll be done soon,” and walked off. The guy came back three times to try and fix it during our meal. There were plenty of other tables at the time.

The butter lettuce salad came with dirt in the butter lettuce. And $36 for a bowl of mussels? That seemed steep.

It was so loud we could barely hear ourselves

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Giarose
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was phenomenal & the staff made our anniversary feel very special. When we sat down, they brought out two glasses of bubbly for us, which was such a pleasant surprise!

The food & drinks were divine. It was hard to decide what we wanted - simply because everything on the menu seemed like a fantastic choice. I think my favorite dish of the night though was the escargot.

The patio was perfect - even though it started to drizzle a little while we were outside, we were completely covered & shielded from the elements.

We can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly fantastic. Dining in the time of covid can be trying, but St. Jack was truly a great night. We requested the patio and it was very nice and had a heater that kept us warm. The service was super attentive, our waiter and a host of other folks including the host checked in with us and brought us food and drinks and kept the meal moving as whole.
The food was unpretentious French but with a local Portland twist that made it interesting but also very delicious. There was not one aspect of our meal that disappointed. Overall found this spot welcoming with a great charm and genuinely delicious food and drinks.
Would recommend to anyone looking for a cozy, friendly, delicious French-ish meal.

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MelissaO
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food, such a great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food & service. The outside seating was a bit chilly despite the heat lamps. Next time we will try and book an inside table (we’re on vacation from out of state and didn’t realize how cold it gets!)

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Laurita
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine & converse. Warm ambience with friendly waiters. I was a little disappointed that there was no espresso to finish dinner with.

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Valerie
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed. Ordered olives shrimp and gougeres to start. Waiter recommended the perfect wine to pair. The food was above expectations. Olives were served hot, shrimp was expertly seasoned with a tasty aoili, the gougeres were hot, crispy melty-yum. We had the quail and the albacore for entrees. Both were good but we had filled up on the apps so can’t really judge! We felt it was reasonably priced for the level of food, wine, and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I was really looking forward to having the burger and the took it off the menu. The only reason I go to St Jack is for the burger. We had a drink and pomme frites(that took forever) and left to have a burger elsewhere.

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GaynorH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wine recommendations. Food was excellent.

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vipPPremarks
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply lovely French ambiance with superb food and spot on service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive and magical. Those are two words I don’t use often — especially in restaurant settings. Ambiance was lovely and we received top notch service on 9/24 during our anniversary dinner. Ordered the Particular Hotel cocktail which included vodka, carrot, citrus and macadamia nut soft top. Like what. The oysters from Puget Sound were so fresh and quite possibly featured the best mignonette I’ve had in a while. The seasonal ingredients throughout each dish made huge statements, ie. the pavlova which included pluot — a plum apricot hybrid. Insane. I’m already looking for an excuse to come back to St. Jack.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to get together with out-of-town friends and enjoy the excellent food and service at St. Jack’s. Matthew was extremely knowledgeable about the menu items and did not rush us at all - since it had been several years since we’d seen these friends. I would love to return to St. Jack’s for another delicious dinner!

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vipMargaretS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and loved it. Will return soon!!!

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vipNWFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant!

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vipBill
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very good and creative although bone marrow had minimal amount of marrow and probably not a good choice.
Wine list is very well curated and server was extremely helpful in selection.
Pavlova desert good. Madelaine not very interesting.
Overall a great meal.

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Andi
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

No moderate priced options for entree.

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KimberlyN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the best dining experiences of my life.

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EricL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely fantastic, service was excellent. Prices are expensive but to be expected relative to quality. Very enjoyable experience.

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible birthday dinner with amazing staff & friendly service. The best food ever. Thank you St. Jack!

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JayK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Mussels are the best. deserts are pretty innovative too.

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vipartshell
Portland
52 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

French food in name only and the price doesn't fit the quality. The steak frites featured a skimpy and cheap cut off beef and a huge mound on frozen bagged fries to hide the beef portion.

My Vol-au-vent was more like a floral arrangement run amok than a proper Vol-au-vent. The floral arrangement thus hiding the lack of the main ingredient in the dish.

The tartare was chopped beef with too many fillers to avoid using the main ingredient: beef. Looked more like cat food.

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RobynH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and the food was amazing ✨

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DebbyH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had outdoor seating and it was a bit noisy. The food was really delicious and unusual. We really enjoyed trying several of the small plates. Hubby had the muscles and said they were excellent. The steak tartar and the Gruyere Espelett were really delicious.

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Kayla
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate– birthdays, anniversaries, you name it. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The menu was very limited. For a French restaurant that charged premium prices service was way too casual and an afterthought. $70 for sole for two with no offer to help filleting the fish.

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AnnetteS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outdoor seating was noisy due to location on NW 23rd. Hard to have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the amazing staff that were so kind and considerate

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yourpaljack
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I understand the rights of all people to express their grievances on our city sidewalks. The lone protester who has made it his mission to ruin the experience for St. Jack’s diners no withstanding, it was a beautiful evening.

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St Jack is rated 4.7 stars by 2141 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.