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Jackrabbit is a new American restaurant in Portland.
830 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST: MON - FRI: 7AM - 10AM / SAT & SUN: 8AM - 11AM
BRUNCH: SAT & SUN 8AM-2PM
LUNCH: MON-FRI: 11:30AM - 2PM
HAPPY HOUR: MON - FRI: 2PM - 5PM
DINNER: SUN - THURS: 5PM - 10PM/FRI & SAT: 5PM - 1030PM
LATE NIGHT:SUN - THURS: 10PM - 11PM/FRI & SAT: 1030PM - 1130PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On SW Taylor Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, inside the Hilton Executive.
Located a half block from Pioneer Square and the MAX.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We have 3 private dining rooms, 2 of which can be combined to accommodate up to 16 guests, and 1 hosting up to 6 guests for more intimate dining experience. Parties of 16 or more can be arranged in our main dining area which can be reserved for semi-private events for various occasions.
Jackrabbit Ratings and Reviews
I went here on a date with my wife. We loved the atmosphere, the fancy hardwood paneling and furnishings and the chandeliers made of bike frames. Our server, Kim, I think, was very attentive. The food was fantastic. I had the trout and my wife ordered the papardelle with lamb. The dessert was probably the best I've had in a year or two.
I was fairly disappointed with my dinner at Jack Rabbit as was my friend that was visiting from out of town. The cost for the two of us to have dinner with one drink each, no appetizers, no desert was $95. Unfortunately for that price I expected something amazing on my plate. I had the Roasted chicken and ordered a side of Duck fat cauliflower; my friend had the trout. Both dishes were mediocre at best. Service was pretty good and probably the best thing about dining here. I won't go back nor will I recommend it to anyone. For almost $100 for two to dine I expect amazing food and amazing service. I didn't get either.
Portland has a short list of true special occasion restaurants, and nothing as new and interesting as Jackrabbit. It is not just a special occasion restaurant but one that serves as a great place for a shareable downtown dinner too. I've had three full meals, a happy hour and a lunch there, and the food always took center stage as being unique or uniquely prepared. We had the braised rabbit, which was very satisfying. The peach and tomato salad was a refreshing departure from the tired omnipresent caprese salad as a service point for the fresh tomatoes. The combination with local peaches was great. When you get tired of SE Portland and the casual dining scene, try Jackrabbit. (I don't work there)
Had a wonderful dinner at Jackrabbit. The menu is reflects the season, the food is amazing, and the portions were really large! Mostly, I can't say enough about the excellent service we received. Our waitress was so nice and very knowledgeable and the main reason we want to go back... (Or maybe it's because of the corn crème brulee we had for dessert??? So delicious and creative!)
My wife and I had heard good things about Jackrabbit from a customer and we had concert tickets nearby for our anniversary, so we booked a table for dinner that night.
First the good news: my wife's $30 trout was delicious. It was cooked whole, with a crispy skin and perfectly done meat. We also had a tomato and peach salad that we enjoyed a lot. Our server was nice and helped us navigate a menu that we found a little puzzling. Maybe because we weren't looking for a world tour of ham, we weren't that excited about most of the offerings.
The not so good news: I finally decided to get the "antique style" burger, because nothing else on the menu looked like where I wanted to invest $30 and the burger was *only* $17. Well, it was not the best burger ever. Not even close. Never mind that while I ordered it done medium rare and it was a shade past medium, the meat was not so much ground as chopped (hence the antique style I guess) and the chopped up chunks were kind of chewy. The meat also lacked seasoning or smoky grilled flavor so it didn't have a lot to offer. The best part was the pickled onions and cucumber to put on top.
While the atmosphere and service were good, we didn't see any reason we would return.
Portland has a very dynamic restaurant vibe, so one expects s new entry to have something unique to offer. I found Jackrabbit to lack in many ways: the menu for lunch was very limited ( touted as a brunch menu, which doesn't bide well for business lunches); and the selection I had was one step up from fast food
We were taken a back some from the host who was attempting to be funny but overall fell flat a few times.
Our server was wonderful! She was attentive and informative and a great personality!
This was my second visit and overall the food was just okay this time. My sandwich was fairly bland. The ambiance is what I love about the restaurant.
Really enjoyed our experience at Jackrabbit! Under $400 for 4 people including cocktails, 8 hams appetizer, 2 yummy salads, nice bottle of local red, pin bone steak platter, roasted cauliflower, 2 tasty desserts, cappuccinos AND the TIP! Considering the quality of the meal, the excellent service and the fun pdx atmosphere, we felt like the price was right. Would definitely go again.
I had beet salad and nicoise salad. My guest had green salad and oysters. Clearly I made the wrong choices. The beets were dressed in vinegar only which covered any roasted flavor, the cheese did not have smoke as described and the presentation was unimpressive with a small pile in a deep soup bowl. The menu descriptions are impressive and the actual product a total let down. The nicoise salad was a total disappointment. My expectation from the menus was to have some cooking or sear on the tuna (described as tuna confit), but it was raw and cold and had a very strong fish flavor. To the chef's credit on this salad the other components were very good and the presentation was impressive.
I've been here twice now, once for an office lunch and once for a Sunday brunch before a matinee at the opera. Both time the food and drinks have been amazing! I was slightly disappointed that the brunch offerings were more limited than the week day lunch offerings, and they were out of a few things we wanted, but there was still plenty of tasty food to be had. Particularly stellar are the Nicoise salad and the Zucchini waffle. While the restaurant was busy and moderately noisy during the business lunch, at brunch time, things were calm and quiet, so definitely a good place to go for brunch if you want to enjoy conversation as well as your food.
Jackrabbit was such a fun find. I am from Orange County, CA and my boyfriend is from Oregon and he found this for us and I am so glad he did. The vibe is casual but the restaurant looks very trendy. Something I can tell about this restaurant is that they take pride in the service they provide to their guests. Our server, Corinna, was informative, friendly, professional, and genuine. She took the time to guide us through the mildly confusing menu and made excellent recommendations. The menu, as stated above was quite confusing and needs to be rewritten. The calligraphy on the headings hurt was not clear. However, the food was amazing! The porkbelly bacon dish tasted fabulous, the rigatoni was so flavorful, and the Vietnamese spice poke thing we ordered as an appetizer just filled my mouth with flavor. Make sure to order a specialty cocktail and save room for dessert. Next time we am in the Portland area, we will be visiting!
Blown away a 2nd time! We've visited twice since they opened and both times it has been such a glorious treat. Spectacular, inventive food, rich and generous portions, very meat driven. DO try things outside your comfort zone (beef heart tartare anyone?) DO ask what's available that's not on the menu (a monster platter of 4 cuts of pork and two huge dungeness crabs with a spicy "devil sauce"). May I recommend finishing the night with a side for a desert - the taleggio grilled cheese with honey! Great service from David and others in the crew - thanks for a great night out!
Th music was load and they were playing rap/ hip hop...they did turn it down when we requested; the acoustics are not good for that kind of music.
Otherwise, the experience was the. very best. The food is unique; very creative flavor sand textures. Love the nose to tail approach. The menu affords opportunities for the experienced offal fan, those who wish to experiment and those who wish to avoid the innards approach.
The creativity and thoughtfulness of each dish is remarkable. Desserts were complimentary to the meal and were remarkably creative! The pastry chef is an unknown but she will rise to fame!
This is world class food; another great find in portland. We'll be back!
Looked for a new downtown location for a quick lunch. Chris Constantino's Jackrabbit, although touted as in the Hilton Hotel, is really a free standing eatery on corner of SW6th and Taylor. Access through door on SW6th. Contemporary setting, full bar, meat-centric menu. My pan seared cauliflower in duck fat (not too greasy!) was perfect accompaniment to the gnocchi in sage butter, both $7. Reasonable for the amount of food presented. Two people could share the cauliflower. Great service. Would definitely try it for dinner when back in Portland.
We have been watching this place since we decided to go on vacation to the Pacific Northwest earlier this year. It did not disappoint. The 8 hams around the world app was spectacular and I had the best roast chicken I have ever had. We also saw the owner Chef Chris Cosentino.
Food was beautifully prepared and flavors were very palatable, however nothing stood out as exceptional. The menu seems too creative for lunch. There are very few "standard" lunch items (salad / sandwiches). My lunch companion had the pork belly sandwich which he enjoyed. I had the chilled green soup and the Tombo Crudo. The flavors in the Tombo Crudo were quite well balanced and it was the definite stand out of the meal. The server forgot our side order and offered to bring a dessert. When the bill came, both desserts were charged which did not leave a great final impression. Overall, the food was good but overall value was lacking and service could be improved.
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