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The J Bar - Davenport

4.4
4.4
127 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
The J Bar serves new American cuisine with foodie flair – blending fresh ingredients in unexpected ways. Sip on a glass of wine, craft beer or an expertly crafted cocktail from our mixology menu. Savor your meal in our restaurant or bar – or – take it outside to The J Bar’s patio, the perfect spot to listen to live music, have a drink after work, Socialize with friends or entertain business clients.

Sip. Savor. Socialize. The J Bar is your destination for work or play. We can’t wait to see you for your next meal, special occasion or just a case of the Mondays.

Located in Davenport on Elmore Ave.

Not bookable

Online reservations at The J Bar - Davenport can only be made directly on their website.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (563) 468-6150

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andy Wildermuth

  • Catering

    Let us bring The J Bar experience to you! Our chefs and event team will work to create a catering menu suitable for your needs, please contact us directly for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Our chefs and event team will work to create a private events menu and venue suitable for your needs, please contact us directly for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (563) 468-6150

  • Neighborhood

    Iowa

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at the hotel or the Elmore Marketplace.

  • Entertainment

    Live music Thursday nights on the J Bar Patio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks! Philly cheesesteak egg rolls were spectacular! Will definitely be back soon!

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on November 10, 2020Thank you for the outstanding review! We take pride in our restaurant and we love to hear that everything has met your expectations. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon!

  2. RB

    RobertB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Groups >6-8 are great, but you MUST make reservations! Drinks & Food were fantastic! The menu was a little limited, but great! Service was fantastic, especially since one bartender had suddenly left during busy dinner services! Manager jumped in and help save the evening! Super Service!
  3. WF

    WallFam

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Overall it was pretty good! The service was a little spotty when we first got there. Quite a few tables had not been bussed. We were told my bartender to pick a seat but there weren’t many ready... host and servers seemed preoccupied with other larger groups. Started with one server but never saw her again. Server we ended up with did a great job. Food was pretty good- we both got the salmon dinner. I wouldn’t rave about anything, but the experiwnce was pretty good overall.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on October 8, 2020Thank you for sharing your review. We very much value our guests' feedback and I apologize that your experience did not meet the expectations we strive to meet. We appreciate hearing from our guests on what we could do better. Thank you for your review and your patronage!

  4. RJ

    ReneeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our drinks were delicious. Excellent recommendations from the staff. Food was delicious as it always is. Thank you for making my husband's birthday extra special
  5. v

    victoriao

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was slow for the lack of people dining. ..
  6. M

    Maura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening at the J Bar! Our server was fabulous, food was delectable, and we felt very safe. Can’t wait for our next visit!
  7. D

    Doobs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Seated outside (where we requested) immediately. Service was excellent. Quality of the food was very good - dumpling appetizers and steak dinners. This was our first time visiting and the atmosphere was very nice.
  8. KH

    KathyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We love going to the JBar and dining on the patio or inside. It is usually nice and quiet, which makes our dining experience much better. The food is always perfect. Their salads are huge and is more than enough for both my husband and I, so we can also have an appetizer or small entree. Very good cocktails also. The only thing we found a little off-putting on this visit was that none of the wait staff or servers were wearing masks. They did make sure that people were setting at tables that were at a safe distance from other patrons, but the lack of masks made us both uncomfortable.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was good but the service was a bit slow eventhough the place was 1/2 capacity. Korean noodle was excellent and fish and chips was ok. Carrot cake was dry and did not have more than two bites. Waiter did remove the dessert from our bill. I will probably go back to give this place another chance.
  10. QC

    QCMKE

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dining area well-spaced for social distancing. Those that wanted to be around other people closer together had a great bar area to do so. Food came out fast. Current limited menu still had good variety to satisfy many tastes and diets. Service attentive, helpful, and polite. Gave us space and time to talk, and politely interrupted us to be sure our experience was good. Excellent and safe place to go in this pandemic.
  11. N

    Nanette

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were able to eat in a dining room for the first time since this Covid 19 crisis. It felt a little awkward. I was disappointed in the ambiance because I’m sure of the precautions and other diners were dressed in t-shirts and jeans. The servers were dressed as cocktail waitresses, maybe doing double duty? She was very nice though and our food was good.
  12. JG

    JimG

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I don’t know the name of the young woman with the long braids, but she was outstanding! She was gracious answering questions and provided attentive service.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on March 9, 2020Hi Jim! We are so pleased you had a great experience. We will be sure to pass on the kind words to the team.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    TERRIBLE service. My teenage daughter was there for dinner prior to a high school dance. My daughter asked what the soup of the day was, as she usually orders soup wherever she goes. The waitress responded, “I don’t know, but it probably sucks anyway”. She asked the others in her group, “what are you looking for, like chicken strips?” And offered them kid’s menus. I was really hoping they could of had a nice meal. They’re not toddlers. My daughter ended up having a salad and the other 3 had chicken strips. I’m sure some servers don’t like having teenagers, but we taught them how to tip, they have their parents money and they’re great kids. My daughter loves to try different foods and loves all different flavors. It should have been a fabulous meal to start a special night and your waitstaff bombed it.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've made the J Bar a Valentine's day tradition for the third year now and they've been outstanding every time.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on February 17, 2020Thank you for choosing us for the special occasion! I am so happy to hear you always enjoy. We hope to dine with you again soon!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Valentines day
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails!

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on February 12, 2020Thank you! I will be sure to share with the team!

  17. BW

    BillW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greated right away. Was given a choice of available tables. Service was great. Food was great. Was just a bit noisy, but no too bad. Overall, Great. I will be back.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on February 12, 2020Bill thank you for the review. So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. I will be sure to share with the team. Thank you!

  18. MH

    MegH

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food / beverage! Our server was great !

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on February 6, 2020Meg thank you for the kind words! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope to dine with you again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Drink prices were expensive for a Monday night. Surprised at no specials. Had a Long Island tea that was pretty weak. Nice n comfortable. Service was 5 star! Will be back for food, but not drinks!

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on January 31, 2020Thank you for the feedback. I will be sure to share with management. We hope to dine with you again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice quiet location, small with a great ambience about it. Food was very good. Drink selection was stellar.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on January 6, 2020Thank you for the 5-stars and kind words! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to dine with you again soon!

  21. T

    Theresa

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great drinks, food, and service! We only had appetizers which were really good, especially the Taco Bites. The sauce on top of the dumplings was too salty for my taste. Every cocktail we ordered was fantastic and really nicely balanced. Really enjoyed the ambiance as well.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on November 25, 2019Theresa, thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre Christmas celebration with girlfriends

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on November 14, 2019We appreciate the 5-Star rating! Thank you for celebrating with us.

  23. SM

    SarahM

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    We were very disappointed in the J bar. It was very dark in the restaurant especially when seated in the corner of the room. It took a long time for our actual server to come to our table. The food was overpriced for mediocre steak and a couple of undercooked fingerling potatoes. The steak was flavorless and the salad was not fresh. We will not be back.
  24. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bartender (Austin) was great, very good drinks. We enjoyed the food very much.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on October 17, 2019Mike, thank you for the wonderful review! We will make sure to tell Austin to keep up the great work.

  25. R

    fromRoseville

    Minneapolis

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was unclear from the web site that this is a restaurant associated with a hotel. It functions like the typical hotel restaurant. The menu is extremely eclectic - with things sort of mexican sounding, or sort of italian sounding, or sort of asian sounding. They have a decent beer and wine menu and the usual assortment of mixed drinks. We started with the tuna tacos. They were fine, and were on a smear of guacomole super heavy in cumin. I ended up having a sandwich and was asked what I wanted it with it - they listed a bunch of things and I chose the soup - and was surprised that they added an extra charge for it. The food was certainly fine, but there was nothing particularly noteworthy about it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy going to the J-Bar. Great food with a nice ambiance.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on September 25, 2019Thank you for the wonderful review!

  27. CT

    ColleenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!!! It is definitely our favorite place to eat dinner in the Quad Cities.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on September 10, 2019Colleen, thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  28. MF

    MarilynF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A beautiful, well decorated dining room and bar. Cesar salad was plentiful and delicious. The turkey burger was good, however the condiments could have been better.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on August 20, 2019Marilyn, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post the wonderful review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to dine outdoors because of the beautiful weather. The server was extremely pleasant and attentive. We had appetizers that were fantastic and sandwiches which all agreed were great! We felt the price was a great value

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on July 9, 2019Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review. We look forward to your next visit!

  30. M

    Melissa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was nice but when we arrived there were two other tables of people, one in the back area towards the hotel end and another in the bar end and they seated my husband and I right by the table of 7 or 8 on one end which was kind of annoying because I would have rather been at least a table away since all the other tables were open... But the food was good and not too expensive however my husbands beer was $8.50 for a small one...

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on July 7, 2019Melissa, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your rating with such great feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your experience. We will be sure to address these issues with our entire team to ensure they do not happen again. We hope you decide to give us another chance soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    240 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    240 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A really nice find. Everything was great, including the weather, for the awesome outdoor patio. I'll be back!
  32. EN

    EmilyN

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were absolutely amazing at the JBar! We had a large group for a baby shower on the patio and I couldn't be more impressed with how well it went. The staff kept it fun with no waiting on drinks or food. So glad I went with JBar for this event! I hope they get to read this! I did thank them that night, but they deserve another pat on the back!

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on June 5, 2019Emily, thank you for the wonderful review! We loved hearing about your wonderful experience! We look forward to your next visit.

  33. LA

    LisaA

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New to Davenport and was looking for a nearby place with a diverse menu & outdoor seating. Found The J Bar & it was great! Food was delicious & plentiful & our server was great too. The only thing that disappointed me was the cocktail that I ordered. It was just okay & it was more ice than liquid. I’d go back though since the food was so good!

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on May 29, 2019Lisa, thank you for dining with us and providing such great feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

  34. d

    dawnb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time comeing to the j bar we had brunch. It was very good an will be back again thank u

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on May 29, 2019Dawn, thank you for the wonderful recommendation! We look forward to your next visit.

  35. PA

    PamelaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was great, the food was excellent, but they did not have the reservation. Thank goodness they had a large enough table available to accommodate our party.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on May 21, 2019Pamela, thank you for the great review. We apologize for the issues regarding your reservation. We are happy to hear we could accommodate you and hope you stop in and see us again soon!

  36. WL

    WymanL

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant. The family celebrated Mother’s Day there and it was a big hit!! Food was delicious, menu was current and varied, exceptional service and ambiance was unexpected, and price point was spot on!!

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on May 17, 2019Thank you for the great review! We look forward to dining with you again soon.

  37. B

    Bettfam

    Des Moines

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location and fantastic Mother’s Day brunch

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on May 13, 2019Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate you spending Mother's Day with us. We hope to see you again soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was prom night and it was awesome had a blast great food and great atmosphere!

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on May 8, 2019Thank you for the wonderful review!

  39. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service. I liked the singer they had playing the guitar.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on May 1, 2019Karen, thank you for dining with us and providing such a great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed live music!

  40. JC

    JaniceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to unwind and dine. Wide variety of food options and reasonably priced.

    The J Bar - DavenportResponded on May 1, 2019Janice, thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

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The J Bar - Davenport is rated 4.4 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

The J Bar - Davenport does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Not bookable

Online reservations at The J Bar - Davenport can only be made directly on their website.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Iowa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at the hotel or the Elmore Marketplace.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andy Wildermuth

  • Entertainment

    Live music Thursday nights on the J Bar Patio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (563) 468-6150

  • Catering

    Let us bring The J Bar experience to you! Our chefs and event team will work to create a catering menu suitable for your needs, please contact us directly for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Our chefs and event team will work to create a private events menu and venue suitable for your needs, please contact us directly for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (563) 468-6150

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