Open late Fri.-Sat.
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Jo Bar & Rotisserie Restaurant Review: Jo Bar is the sibling of longtime Portland restaurant Papa Haydn. While their menus are similar, Jo Bar's fare is more sophisticated and inspired by the wood-fired oven dominating the kitchen. On warm days, it's fun to sit outside on the Avenue, but on inclement days, indoor seating is appealing cozy. Comfortable chairs, a shiny central bar, and a wide marble counter set the stage. Big windows allow watching the parade of people walking by on 23rd Avenue. Anything coming out of the aforementioned wood-fired oven, from fish to steak to baked pastas, is usually good. Risottos are always a tasty choice, most notably the lobster risotto with a seared scallop on top. Salads are another option; try the bay shrimp cake with mixed greens, avocado and citrus segments, or the steak salad with butter lettuce and brioche croutons. Sunday brunch selections include a duck confit frittata and a smoked salmon crêpe. Desserts range from a warm chocolate cake to fruit cobbler and bread pudding. For a larger selection, you may order directly from the Papa Haydn dessert menu. The bartenders concoct some of the best cocktails in town, and service is friendly and competent.