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St Jack

1610 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2502
+1 503-360-1281
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
1610 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2502
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Super friendly service. Steak tartare, utter lettuce salad, cervelle de canut, daily fish special, steak frites and a bottle of wine. Heaven.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St. Jack is a quintessential French bistro, walking a thin line between cozy and cramped, buzzy, dimly lit and serving standards like oysters in mignonette sauce, foie gras, steak frites, and some hard to find cheeses, including a few from unpasteurized cheese, which is about...More

Thank Lawyer_in_Motion
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't terribly impressed with the food at St. Jack. They definitely fall in the "precious" category of restaurant that I want to avoid. The food was fine, but didn't warrant the price. For instance, how do you end up underwhelmed by a Lobster and...More

Thank jay s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for my birthday and it was everything we expected for a perfect dining experience. Waitstaff was friendly but not overbearing and the food was delicious. Will definitely return with guests.

Thank mariefm9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped and grabbed a table outside for happy hour. The oysters are a great deal but give the liver mousse a try - outstanding.

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We didn't have reservations but walked by and decided on the spot to give it a try. I had read the reviews in advance, some claiming it was average and one that said the food was a little too salty. Now in retrospect, I'd have...More

Thank ScottNewportCoast_CA
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Ah, St Jack is reminiscent of small backroad French bistro in cuisine and ambiance. The craft cocktails were inspired, the wine list was deep, even by the glass. We enjoyed our beverages with a couple small plates. A soft, garlic-infused goat cheese and thin-sliced mini...More

Thank VaporK8
Reviewed 30 May 2017

What a wonderful dining experience! All different kinds of tastes starting with appetizers and then a fromage sampler with an amazing bread. I had the fisherman's stew which had a variety of tasty shelled fish in a very nice broth. The desert menu was amazing...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We just arrived in Portland and checked in our hotel in the northwest part of Portland. I read about St. Jack's happy hour special on oysters. We arrived in time for happy hour. The bar area is very bright and cheerful. Our waitress was Cecile....More

Thank waterloodaddio
Reviewed 29 April 2017

When I think of a French Bistro, some words that come to mind are charming, cozy, laid-back, great food. Well, St Jack's did not meet these expectations. The restaurant, while very nice, seemed a bit pretentious. The food was simply average. I had the veal...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2502
    (SE 21st Ave and Clinton)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-360-1281
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Chef and restaurateur Aaron Barnett's unique menu feature rustic dishes from the countryside of Lyon, the heart and soul of French cooking.
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