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1610 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 97210 (SE 21st Ave and Clinton)
+1 503-360-1281
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Boise, Idaho
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the menu--dishes one would find in France. From Steak Tartare to Gratin d'Escargots for starters to Mushroom and Foie Gras stuffed Quail. The Beef Cheek Bourguignon was tender and flavorful; my companion had the Duck Cassoulet and raved about its flavor. Can't go wrong!

Thank AshleyB63
Pompano Beach, Florida
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121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

For all the reviews, I was waiting for magical french cuisine, but it is just average food with a lot of sauce with even a bit too much salt.

Thank graciane2010
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

St. Jack prepares genuine French cuisine in a comfortable setting on Northwest 23rd in Portland. Tripe and blood sausage for the adventuresome, steak frites for the more cautious. Everything is delicious. For a special treat, try the crispy pork rind with maple syrup. The Lyonnaise salad is also excellent. If you still have room for dessert, the Madeleines are outstanding.... More 

Thank Jim H
Portland, Oregon, United States
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Brassieres in France can be counted on to provide a selection of tried and true French dining staples, nothing fancy just good food in a lively atmosphere. St. Jack is just that. However, the prices, especially the wine, are high enough to be more like a one star restaurant, which St. Jack is not.

Thank Timothy C
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is our favorite restaurant in Portland. We returned just before Thanksgiving and enjoyed every single bite, including fresh oysters, stunning tomato soup, a perfect green salad, steak tartare, steak frites (can't get enough beef @ this place!). Felt as though the bar has expanded; great place for a late evening bite. Service + ambiance are terrific.

Thank Foodtraveler88
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

we came here about a month ago, 12 of us on a Friday night. The reviews promised a great dinner. The food took ages to get to the table, the noise was so loud you could not hear your neighbor, the french-fries came right out of a commercial bag, the price was outrageous and the staff was impatient. our table... More 

Thank DR240153
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Loved the old location, love the new one even more. And same great food. Also a wait staff that knows their wine list. Tres bien.

Thank anncpdx
Skaneateles, New York
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187 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My husband and I sat at the chef's table on a Monday evening. Place was packed. I started with a fabulous mixed green salad and then had the cream of tomato soup baked in puffed pastry. My husband had steak tartar and then a selection of 3 cheeses with bread and a pear puree and persimmon slices. We split the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My waitress was friendly, efficient, and attentive--providing me with extra bread when she noticed I had finished what she served. I had a delicious salad, a goat cheese spread on bread, and a dish containing mussels and clams that was very tasty.

Thank JP C
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ordered Butternut Squash ravioli. Delish! friendly staff. Loved the Mom and Baby sitting in the next booth. Very neighborhoody and warm on a cool day.

Thank ronmj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
    (SE 21st Ave and Clinton)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-360-1281
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?