St Jack

4.7
2022 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 2022 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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

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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!

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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.

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JaneK
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

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StephanieA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
vipJustinB
Palm Springs
7 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
1 review
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.

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JeffK
Portland
4 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.

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blasphamy
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dinner and drinks are always assured here. French food is the best, and they do it quite well.

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Lolo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good and service were impeccable. I met friends here that I hadn’t seen in over a year! It was lovely all around. Only wish we could have been indoors 💜

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vipTheatergoer
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and service. Very cold when table is near curtain that outside.

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vipNancyG
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely yummy food; ate outdoors with heaters and seamless service. Cocktails fantastic! Wonderful evening that was much needed for sanity. Highly recommend, wonderful experience.

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vipENOFILE
Seattle
173 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always forget how casual Portland is. My expectations for St. Jack were French bistro, diners looking chic, waving their hands around to emphasize a point. Nope, St. Jack is bare wooden tables, servers mingling with diners who are dressed for a long hike into the wilderness. There are no Hermes scarves at St. Jack.

Our server Shelby, became part of our family before the evening was over. He was engaging, intelligent, and an integral part of the gestalt at St. Jack. Food was universally good. The pate en croute reminded me of France. It was not overly "meaty," thick, like many prepared in American kitchens. St. Jack's version used finesse, a light French touch in their preparation. Chicken Liver Mousse was a wonderful spread for the delicious baguette. Ooh La La!
St. Jack's hamburger was very good, large but thin, not thick like many American restaurant burgers. It was easy to digest without a mess. My mussels were devoured, and the pig in me soaked a baguette in the sauce after the mussels were all gone. Fries, Pomme Frites, whatever you want to call them, were fantastic!

St. Jack's dining platform was Covid aware, most of the tables outside, warmed by heaters. Inside, St. Jack seemed empty, tables spaced accordingly. We had a horrible table, a two top tucked away in the corner, with no sight lines. Fortunately, Shelby and the wonderful food made up for our isolation. St. Jack will be fun to return to when Covid is defeated and our world returns to a semblance of normality.

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AndrewTurner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful experience all around, and taking Covid precautions seriously!

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 2022 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.