Jacques Restaurant and Bar

3.7
42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Stop in to Jacques, a recently renovated space inside the Marquette Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Serving up innovative Mediterranean/Northern Italian cuisine in a modern and appealing space, Jacques is sure to be a new favorite. Serving entrees such as seasonal pasta, pizza, house made meatballs and more. Jacques’ will feature classic French cocktails as a nod to its namesake, Pierre Marquette, and classic Italian cocktails to complement its Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

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LH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

While our meal was good with generous portions and fresh ingredients, the service was slow and haphazard. With only two other tables occupied in the restaurant we didn't understand why this should be. We would not return.

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A
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my husband for his birthday and we were pleased by the service. food and ambiance.

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BJ
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service and food was good. Be sure to STRESS if you have a food allergy. We had a mishap, but the waitress and manager were both very concerned and helpful.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Took forever for a waiter to get to us despite the restaurant being empty. My dad’s filet wasn’t very good. The pizza I ordered was nice though.

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Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m pretty good at making the arugula, tomato, Burrafato, and fig salad, but Jacque’s was better. The toasted gnocchi was very midwestern style, which is what you hope for in Minneapolis.

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JO
Louisville
97 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is basically the Hotel Bar. So not much on the menu, limited cocktails, no ambiance as it's a hotel bar. Food was hot, tasted good. So would be great for a quick bite, but not for a normal dining out evening. We wouldn't have chosen this if we'd known it was the Hotels lobby bar.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

One server for the whole restaurant. The food was poor, and very expensive. Would not come back.

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T
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Saturday night and the food was delicious. We had the charcuterie board with the smoked duck and it was outstanding. The service was really great.

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K
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Went on a very quiet Thursday night to try a new place. Service was extremely slow considering there were only 4 tables (10 people total). It took a very long time for our food to come. Waitress was very nice, but there were many long gaps without seeing her. Food was OK, but all things considered, we decided no need to go back.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We did not have a great experience. The restaurant is located in the lobby of the hotel which is not evident on the website. It sees a lot of traffic and does not feel “special” as it is not sequestered from the front desk/check-in area. Furthermore, the prices are very high for sub-par drinks and food. Service was slow despite the restaurant being practically empty, although when our server did actually come around he was friendly and knowledgeable.

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VD
Minneapolis
108 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

While the food was very good and I was surprised at the vegetarian options, I was not completely happy with Jacques. I was pretty sure we had eaten there previously, but we were unprepared for a hotel bar with one very overworked waitress. What changed?

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a
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday night business trip. Great food - dry rub wings, leaded chips, several salads and goat cheese pizza. Not too heavy, but quality and filling. Randy took great care of our team - super attentive and the right amount of energy for a Sunday night.

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PS
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent only problem was they did not check me in for reservation so got. An email that my points were not being awarded. Contacted Open Table and points were awarded.

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PM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Nice for a quick bit to eat or a cocktail. Server Janice was excellent. A variety of food options; quality is good, but nothing special. Cocktails are noteworthy.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Little under staffed I thought. My food wasn’t great, but it was a fluke. The server took it off my bill and bought me dessert. She was great!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was pretty dead by 8pm. Food just okay. Services was very slow given how dead the restaurant was.

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a
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food! Service was slow at the beginning

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G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not impressed. Heard it was one of the top restaurants in Minneapolis— I’d rate it about a 4/10.
We went back to have a drink the next day and the bartender was almost rude...like we were bugging him when we asked for a drink.

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D
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Cocktails were great. Wine service was dismal. We ordered a bottle of wine and it didn't come until dinner was ending. We reminded our server twice about it. Short ribs were like an over-done steak rather than the fall apart consistency you would expect. Burrata pizza was very good. I bet it would be good with wine - if you can get it.

Will go back for great cocktail some day.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hal is such an asset! Great service!

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Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Granted our reservations were made during Superbowl weekend, the service and restaurant was extremely poor. Our reservations were at 9:15pm and the server didn't even come to our table for 10 minutes and drinks for at least 30 minutes. I decided to order a bottle of wine so I wouldn't have to wait for the waiter, but they don't leave it at your table (and if they are supposed to, ours didn't). We ordered two appetizers and an entree to share. The brushetta was ok, the shrimp scampi were cold and the entree was ok (I don't remember the name of it).
The restaurant is located in the lobby of the Marquette Hotel. Yes, it snowed and was cold, but when you have tile floors, you need to clean that up versus putting out "slippery when wet" signs. The restrooms for the restaurant were in the lobby, one women's and one men. It was disgusting. Funny thing, the front desk is literally right across the hall from it and they couldn't be inconvenienced to ensure that the bathrooms were stocked with toilet paper, paper towels and empty the waste baskets.
We will never go back to this establishment again. It was expensive for the level of service we received and there are too many others in the surrounding area to check out. Save your time, money and just skip this place!

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m
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were in the restaurant on super bowl weekend. I am sure that this wasn't the type of crowd that they normally deal with. The staff was extremely nice and very helpful even though they were clearly overworked. They seemed to have crowded more people into the dining room and bar than normal which made it hard to get around. Totally understandable on this big weekend. The food was decent, but not exciting or interesting. Not bad for a hotel restaurant.

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GN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This restaurant was great ! food was awesome and service was exceptional.

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RO
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jacques is on the first floor of The Marquette, a great hotel. The space has glass walls to Marquette and 7th, I think it is. Great space to watch the world go by.

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D
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delicious surprise! I had never been to Jacque's and so glad we tried it. The food was absolutely delicious, the service was sublime. The only shocker was why more people weren't there... I HIGHLY recommend it and will definitely go back!

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W
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Really disappointed with the burrata pizza. Pretty sure it was plain old mozzarella. Tomato base was overpowering. Cute space. Had 3 meals at hotel - all meh

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LL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and attention to detail!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant quality, cleanliness, and atmosphere is indicative of the recent renovations and our server's attention and sincerity was above par..knew the showcased drinks and dishes well! Despite the fact it was 4:30 pm on New Years Eve, they were "out" of ingredients (fresh berries) for their signature flagship drink at the top of the menu..?? Really? C'mon management! Our server made up for the manager's oversight despite that. The food quality and flavor was outstanding, really enjoyed the gnocchi dish and the Artisan pizza... Bruschetta some of the best I've had! Unfortunately would give 1 star to the hotel itself as twice in an hour and a half the bathroom was without ANY hand towels or paper waste overflowing out of the garbage, generally speaking the one-stall bathroom (and the ONLY) in the lobby were dirty, wet and not picked up despite 4 staff milling about the front desk who seemed apathetic at best when I politely mentioned it. Unacceptable for a "curio-collection" Hilton property!

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DB
Fargo
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Christmas Day brunch. Enjoyed the low-key approach to "volume brunch," emphasizing scratch-made quality instead. Everything was perfect, from the starters through the entrees and dessert. Killer shrimp cocktail!

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NW
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

A pricey Thanksgiving buffet with spectacular views, good food, decent service, and again great views.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I felt like we were at a buffet at a wedding reception, not a restaurant. A waste of money.

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Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This is for the Thanksgiving buffet. Not as good as the Basil's of old. Service was slow or absent, friendliness was ok. Food was ok but expect more for $50. Moderate selection. Desert selection no better than a typical Sunday brunch buffet. The views are good of course.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for Thanksgiving Buffet which was on the 50th floor. The view was spectacular and the food was even better. Everything from a made to order omelet station, fresh fruit, the fixings of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner plus additional items, shrimp cocktail, cheeses, salad, I could go on and on! Was well worth the price.

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KD
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for their annual Thanksgiving Day brunch/dinner on the 50th floor of the IDS tower not the regular restaurant in the hotel. The buffet was excellent including a brunch table with made to order waffles and omelets. I think it was better than last year. We thought it looked like fewer people than in the past years, so we hope this tradition continues. And of course the view is amazing from all directions!

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GC
Manitoba
388 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A decent hotel restaurant in the Marquette Hotel ( Hilton). The food and service were very good.
I was very comfortable in my table by the window. the server was very attentive.

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OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Limited menu coupled with that lack of the little touch... I give it a good but not great

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l
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great handmade pasta and sausage .. good Italian wines

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MF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This place has some potential, but the service was lackadaisical and the food bland. I might have enjoyed it more had the server brought the salt I asked for. The Minestrone soup was ok, but my osso bucco was not well seasoned nor well cooked. The polenta was tasty. My husband enjoyed his Branzino. The service was very disjointed and casual. The 3 tables on either side of us on Friday night were empty, and in the process of setting them up, someone walked by and tossed folded napkins onto them. I realize they are new, and I hope they smooth out the rough edges by our next annual visit to Minneapolis.

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7
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delish! Gluten free options for pasta and pizza crust. Second time back, can't wait for my third. I started with the farm goat cheese pizza. It had a garlic cream sauce and sautéed red onions, pistachios, truffle oil and local honey. Oh my was it tasty. Spinach salad with orange segments and feta was perfectly dressed. My main meal was the short rib, so delicate it fell right apart. It was smothered in a mushroom ragout and served over roasted heirloom fingerling potatoes. You know the ones, purple, red and white, caramelized cipollini onions and crispy Brussels sprouts. For dessert Sebastian Joe's ice cream. Vanilla, salty caramel and chocolate with heath bar crunch. Nicolette Ave pothole it's called. That gave me a giggle. I've been so impressed with everything they are doing here at the new Jacques'. Well done.

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l
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

The hamburger was 17 dollars. Really? I asked for ketchup and extra onions WHEN I PLACED MY ORDER. The waitress delivered the burger without either. I asked for them AGAIN. She said "well those I have to go upstairs for". (And??? How is that the patron's problem). 10 minutes later she brings ketchup still no onion. Again the excuse that it was "upstairs". Good lord get it together already. At that point I gave up. The now-cold two hamburger patties were so over grilled they were like shoe leather. I called after and complained. Ill see if they do the right thing and make good on a horrible lunch. Oh and it wasn't because they were busy. There were only two tables filled at noon on a Friday 6/30. They've been open for two weeks time enough to work out the service bugs. Also the menu is odd and pricey for lunch especially for what you get. My friend got the cheese steak and said it was just fair. I really miss Basils. This is not even close to a good substitute. Every meal I had there was great.

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