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St. Jack

2039 SE Clinton St. (SE 20th Ave.) Send to Phone
503-360-1281
A romantic spot offering capable and inventive French bistro-style cooking.
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St. Jack Restaurant Review

: Step inside to discover the epitome of a romantic yet casual French bistro. Located in a vintage house in the Southeast's Clinton neighborhood, the space is long and narrow, decorated in a black and white color scheme, and dominated by a mirrored bar. The menu offers generous "small" plates that can be combined for a satisfying meal. Recommended are the crispy pomme frites; the salade Lyonnaise with frisée, bacon, bacon fat croutons and a poached egg; or plump mussels in a broth of shallots, vermouth and crème fraîche. For a main dish, there are steak frites, of course, or a notable roast trout paired with a warm lentil salad and arugula. Adventurous carnivores may want to try fried tripe with red onion mayonnaise or a crispy pork rind with maple syrup. Vegetarians typically have one choice --- perhaps a flaky mushroom and asparagus tarte. When it comes to desserts, there are baked-to-order madeleines and homemade ice creams. At the bar, unusual French liqueurs are available, while the wine list focuses on French, Oregon and Washington varietals, and boasts a few vintages “on tap” from the barrel. Service is classy and relaxed. An adjoining pâtisserie serves savory tartines, soups, salads, coffees and sweets in the morning and early afternoon.

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