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Jake's Grill - Portland

Adjacent to the historic Governor Hotel, Jake’s Grill brings the classic American Grill traditional dining experience to downtown Portland, OR.

Inspired by tradition, Jake’s Grill is proud to serve the finest meat and seafood in a classic, uncomplicated style. You will find the best steak in the city and of course, the best fresh seafood.

Our classic bar serves hand-built, hand-mixed cocktails and a wide selection of single malt whiskies.

Jake’s Grill can accommodate 20 – 60 guests in our banquet rooms. Let us host your next event and ensure that every detail is seamless and professional. Create a custom menu and experience that you and your guests will enjoy.
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556 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(556 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 556 reviews
5 stars
(246)
4 stars
(190)
3 stars
(71)
2 stars
(39)
1 star
(10)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(272)
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  • romantic(151)
  • great for lunch(143)
  • fit for foodies(140)
  • neighborhood gem(113)
Jake's Grill - Portland Reviews List
Review 1 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
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Review 2 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
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Review 4 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 5 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Birthday Special

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
""I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Great for birthday dinner.""
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 6 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 7 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
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Review 8 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 9 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2000
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Review 10 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Jake's never disappoints. The steelhead was over-the-top awesome!"
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
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Review 11 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 12 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 14 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 15 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
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Review 16 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
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Review 17 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The delicious restaurant of a meat dish

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I ate a meat dish and fish dishes.
It is both delicious.
I rather recommend a meat dish.
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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 18 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
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Review 19 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 21 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Birthday Brunch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Met our nephew and his family for birthday brunch. The food was great and we all had a wonderful time getting caught up on family and friends. One enjoyed meat loaf, another fish and chips, a third the salmon salad, the fourth a Reuben, and the last an omelet. All were enjoyed."
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 23 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 24 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My Favorite Fine Dining Spot

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Jake's has one-of-a-kind ambience. It's not just another McCormick & Schmick joint. While anything you eat here will be great, it's my go-to place for steak. But if steak happens to be not in the budget, their pot roast of meatloaf will be better than prime rib at many other restaurants. Many of the servers are real pros who have worked there for more years than they'd probably care to admit. BTW, they are reputed to have the best Happy Hour deals in town. They even have weekend Happy Hours, but be sure to check the weekend times first. They are different from normal weekday happy hours. They have a late night happy hour menu, too, in case you just got out of a nearby theater."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 25 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The food and service were absolutely excellent!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Review 27 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 28 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful old school ambience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Jake's Grill was the perfect backdrop for a meet up with a long lost cousin. The service by all including the hostess as well as our server were superior. Everyone chose a different item on the menu, and everyone was very pleased with their respective delicious choices. My cousin was hard of hearing and the noise level was so conducive that we were able to carry on lovely conversation from across the table from each other. I would definitely recommend Jake's Grill to family and friends. Thank you for a wonderful food and ambience provided by Jake's Grill's staff."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2012
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Review 30 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our favorite restaurant downtown

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We love Jake's Grill and stop for dinner often when we are downtown. The architecture of the interior is warm and inviting, the service is always excellent and the food very good. This is one of many reviews I have placed on Open Table and Jake's has never disappointed me."
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 31 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Unfortunate

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Our family (husband, adult son, and I ) dined at Jake's Grill this week for a special dinner.
The restaurant is beautiful and the service was excellent; that being said the food was a disappointment. All three of us ordered steak (striploin filet, sirloin filet, and the flat iron) and it was adequate at best; little flavor and not the most tender of cuts. I can deal with tenderness issues but the lack of flavor for that price was a deal breaker. Too bad, because it certainly is a lovely restaurant, but I cannot see us returning with better food elsewhere in the city.
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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2014
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Review 32 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2010
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Review 33 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great service and food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Server was Respectful, Welcoming, Relaxed. Servers worked together well. Chef/ hostess/ server were ready and happy to accommodate Allergies. Great ambience with original early 1900's wood/tile design architecture with grand ceilings and mural in the side room. Food was delicious: steelhead, cod fish and chips, burger, and a couple of steaks, salad, french onion soup, clam chowder and calamari (not over cooked:)."
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 34 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 35 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointed in experience

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We celebrated the purchase of our new home with our realtor. We have not been to Jake's Grill for a few years but always enjoyed the food and the experience for a special occasion. And were looking forward to dinner there.
We noticed right away that the atmosphere had changed significantly. The restaurant used to be a bit darker and more intimate. The restaurant was opened up and had fewer comfy books. We were quite surprised to see paper menus without any binding and paper covering the cloth tablecloths (who does that?) We were very disappointed in the menu which had few seafood selections and really no "specials."
The waitress was very slow, not attentive and didn't listen. My husband asked the waitress about the wine I ordered, but when it hadn't arrive with dinner I told her to forget it. It seemed like everyone waited on our table - it was a bit odd. We ordered appetizers, salads, dinner and dessert. The prices at Jake's were comparable to a nice restaurant, but the portions were skimpy. It was just okay, but certainly not worth the price and a disappointment for a special occasion. We will not be returning."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
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Review 37 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/14/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/14/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/14/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 38 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2013
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Review 39 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Took a client to lunch; very nice place.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 41 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Hubby's Birthday Dinner - BIG HIT!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Went to dinner with friends for my husband's birthday. What a great experience. We haven't been to Jakes Grill since the Jurassic era, but when it was suggested we jumped at the chance to go again. We live in Washington, so the drive into Portland was the usual mess....but once we were seated at our table, we relaxed immediately. I had the best Manhatten I've had in years, the rest of the table had their drinks and then our server brought out menus - - with "Happy Birthday Dave" printed on them....what a great touch!!
Our dinner was incredible - Lovely FRESH salads (greens that could have been art, they were so beautiful); steaks done to perfection; a stuffed pork chop that was consumed almost bone and all; and Salmon that was enjoyed (and bites shared) until the only option left was to lick the plate.
Our server did not rush us - nor did he ignore us....he was there when we needed input or more water, (or butter for my potatoe) but didn't hover asking "is everything okay" every 5 minutes.
We don't get out for a really "nice" dinner all that much any more....but when we do, we like to be treated well, fed well, and appreciated. Jakes Grill did all three - without breaking a sweat.
WE'LL BE BACK!"
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great bruch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We joined friends for Sunday brunch. Had a good meal with excellent service in a booth next to the window."
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Christmas Dinner

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Ate here on Christmas Day. This is the third time I've had may holiday dinner here and based on this experience I'll likely be back again for future holidays. The holiday menu offers several high-quality choices. The place was packed so the atmosphere was lively. The service was excellent especially considering how busy the restaurant was. My only complaint was it appeared the restaurant over-booked itself. Our reservations were for 7pm but we didn't get seated at our table until 8:30pm. That's too long to keep a customer waiting who has reservations! Luckily we were able to stake out a table in the bar while we waited."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 45 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Romantic

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The tables along the window on Alder Street have curtains that can be drawn closed, makes for a very romantic evening."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Comments

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Albertina was a great wait person...nice window table...food and wine she recommended were terrific (Shea chardonnay & pinot)
One of our favorite dining experiences
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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 47 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 48 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 49 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 50 for Jake's Grill - Portland
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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