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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
THe food was delicious, the cocktails were awesome. The main problem was the service. We waited almost 30 min for someone to stop by our table after we were seated, and after our food came out, no one came by again for quite awhile. I wanted to order more wine and even dessert, but there was no one to take the order. There was a large party in the restaurant at the same time, and I realize that requires quite a bit of attention, but we were completely ignored.
The food was good but nothing fabulous. We had to wait almost 30 minutes past our reservation to be seated. The waitress didn't seem like she cared. She never checked back after serving our appetizers, main dishes and dessert. I was hoping for a fabulous meal but it was just so so.
Dinner at the chefs bar was a treat, however we often felt forgotten or overlooked by our sever. We would often go long periods without a check in and had to reuse our plates for courses. Our crab gratin was lovely and So was our butter lettuce salad. We wanted to ask for additional baguette for our gratin but never got a chance as our server never checked in with us. Perhaps you should try to go to dinner on a less busy evening (we went on a Saturday).
I can't think of a bad thing to say about St Jack....
The food? Outstanding. OK. Well, the tripe wasn't great, but it was still probably the best tripe I'll ever have in my life.
The service? Pretty darned close to perfect. Attentive without being pesky, and for a busy Saturday night, this can be hard to achieve. We sat at the kitchen counter, so I got to sit and watch the magic in the restaurant unfold, and I was mesmerized all evening long.
For the quality of the food and the service, the prices feel 'right'-and the portions are just right as well-not too much, not too little.
One of my favorite meals in Portland, and I'm already counting the days until I can return.
We had two entrees that were cooked very poorly. The steak was served rare although we ordered medium. The vegetable dish was not warm. We sent it back and it came back the same after about a ten minute wait. A restaurant this expensive should not have these issues with timing and service.
We were happily surprised by how refined this restaurant was, in terms of food, service, and ambiance. We didn’t actually realize there was a separate dining room before making the reservation so instead of sitting in the bar, which has a quite different atmosphere, we sat in the dining room. It felt quaint, understated, and sophisticated. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. And our server was very attentive and super knowledgeable about the wine selection. I definitely recommend this restaurant for a romantic date night or special occasion.
If any restaurant in Portland deserves a Michelin Star, it is St Jack. From the moment you walk in until the time you leave your dining experience will be unparalleled. Welcome to how a restaurant should be run; unique cocktails, delightful service by experienced staff and food that surpasses description. Don’t wait for a special occasion to enjoy one of the finest restaurants in Portland.
St Jack is where you will find the finest ingredients, expertly prepared and meticulously presented.
My wife and I sat at the chef's table and had the opportunity to talk extensively with chef/owner Aaron Barnett. I enjoyed Jack's Manhattan which I highly recommend and my wife enjoyed the Honey Badger. We started off our meal with 6 oysters ( Shigoku and Netarts ), their butter lettuce salad and Cervelle de Canut ( an amazingly delicious cheese "log" served with bread and veggies ). For dinner my wife loved her black cod en casserole and I savored my Oxtail Bourguignon. The meat fell off the bone and the "comfort food" dish was perfect on a rainy Portland evening. We will return and highly recommend St. Jack.
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.
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