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About St Jack
Chef and restaurateur Aaron Barnett's unique menu features rustic dishes from the countryside of Lyon, the heart and soul of French cooking.
Portland, OR 97210
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 10:000 PM
NW Raleigh Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Our dining room and barroom can be enjoyed together or separately to best suit your event. For company celebrations, cocktail gatherings, special dinners or luncheons, our space and cuisine lends itself to Portland elegance, ensuring a lovely, thoughtful occasion for you and your guests.
Private Party Contact:
Kate Icopini: (503) 360-1281
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine
St Jack Ratings and Reviews
Portland's French Bistro. So perfectly French, and so perfect at being French! It's also some damn fine food, and perhaps worthy of a spot on my lust of the city's best eateries.
My table of four shared the sear foie gras and steak tartare, both of which were at the top of their breeds. The foie was perfectly seared and smooth. And the tartare, which I'd been craving for weeks, was so well handled and seasoned. Definitely the best I've had in the city.
My hubby and I shared the oxtail bourguignon and the black cod en casserole. The oxtail was tender, fall of the bone and barely needed chewing. The sauce was so yummy. The pommes purée it was sitting in couldn't really hold its own against the bourguignon, but that's forgivable. The black cod, though...that dish was so flawless. I never knew cod could tastes so good without being fried and served on a bed of chips! The portion size was not enormous, either, which was nice.
For dessert, he and I split the creme brûlée and the maple tart. The creme brûlée was just a little under done.m, sadly, and the vanilla barely came through. The maple tart was excellent, though. The vanilla bean sour cream it was served with really put it on top.
For the 4 of us, with two appetizers, four entrees, five cocktails, and four desserts, it was $360 including tip. Worth every penny. We weren't rushed, service was friendly...it was a good night.
St. Jack is an authentic Lyon-style french restaurant. Food is well crafted and creative.
Wine list matches food well and the glass pours are carefully selected.
Server was great, we had their undivided attention and they took care of us very well.
We enjoyed our evening at this restaurant, but for Portland it seemed pricey both on the food entrees and the wine pours.
Not an extensive menu, but everything on it is authentic, exquisitely crafted, and delicious. Wait staff are knowledgeable and forthcoming about both food and wine. The atmosphere is a bit loud but very enjoyable and friendly. More expensive than many restaurants in Portland, but worth every penny.
We were really looking forward to eating French food again after spending a month in France last year. We were seated at the table right near the door which was chilly. The price for a 3-course meal was much too high for the food. Scallop crudo sauce was thick and sticky to taste. Steelhead was salty and the beef portion was incredibly small. We won’t be back.
Good food, nice service. Was out of white wine we ordered but took a while to find out....
Told kitchen wants entire table's order all at the same time, cannot order appetizers first then place orders for mains subsequently, so okay. Unfortunately had to wait an inordinate amount of time for our mains to come out, over an hour later, despite kitchen knowing already what we wanted (they insisted, remember?). Other than that glitch, and not knowing they didn't have the wine we ordered, it was fine.
St. Jacks towed the line between traditional French and new American. Great foods like the pig trotters and other classic French inspired dishes with a bit of Portland flare shared the menu with some innovative specials that seemed like fun foods for the kitchen to create. The food was very good and the cocktails and wine list were great as well.
Definitely will come back on my next trip to Portland.
Despite being encouraged by wait staff to not order entrees because it would take the kitchen a long time to put out the plate, the entrees were tasty and attractive. It would be nice to have had the bar menu available in the dining room, as we adore the duck confit. I urge anyone to order the lyonaise salad it is arguably the best in PDX
Good food with interesting options. The bartender was awesome and they had a nice selection of unique cocktails. The service, especially the hostess, left a lot to be desired. Any time you asked for something it seemed to be an inconvenience. Just too much attitude for something that was good not great.
We’ve eaten here a number of times and alway enjoy it. This time I had a minor issue with my plate and asked to have the protein cooked a bit more. As a former chef I hate sending food back to the kitchen in the middle of Saturday nights dinner rush. However, much to St. Jacks credit they handled the request with grace and a smile. Kudos to the kitchen staff! We can’t wait to come dine in the bar next time! We didn’t even know that was a thing!
My wife and I go to St. Jack once a year for my birthday and have done so for years. We have never had a bad time and this was another tremendous meal and experience. Awesome service, delicious food and great wine. We are already looking forward to my next birthday!
The drinks were skimpy and our waitress wasn’t particularly concerned when we mentioned it altho she did take it back to the bar and it came back fuller. The cod was just ok- a very small piece and lacked a strong flavor. Escargot which I had had previously and loved was not what I expected- it could have been anything stuffed in the noodle- you wouldn’t have known it was snails. Disappointing and pricey
St. Jack offers French food with a unique twist in terms of flavor and presentation. The escargots were minced and served in pasta shells, the oxtail was similar to pulled pork with its texture and consistency, and the bone marrow had a heavy mustard flavoring. This is definitely not a traditional French restaurant. The interior lighting is dim and the china used are eccentric and add character to the restaurant. Expect moderately upscale, somewhat overpriced dishes served by very "Portland" (quirky and talkative) waiters/waitresses in a hip setting. I would definitely not recommend the oxtail pappardelle as it is not worth the money. I would however recommend the ahi tuna ($14 special, as the server if it is available) as it was light yet flavorful.
Hmm. Not sure what the hype is over. The food was good, as expected. Service was good, as expected. Very disappointing wine/beer list. Would bring our own bottle next time and pay the corkage. Tight tables which meant we were looking at the server's butt too many times as he worked tables alongside. Major turn-off was the music and noise level. Way, way, way too loud to have any kind of an intimate conversation, or any conversation really. Will not go back.
The service was attentive and thoughtful; cocktail preparation and wine recommendations were great. The restaurant is adorable, and super cozy. Unfortunately, during this visit the food lacked the sense of comfort and depth of flavor I normally associate with french bistro food. That said, I've had good food here, and know others that have had lovely meals here.
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