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Jack Niemann's Black Forest Steak House

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Eastern European, Armenian
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638 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, WA 98230
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good steaks on the border

It is a very good steakhouse. The meat is tender and the portions ample. The salads and side dishes match well. The service is prompt, caring, and pleasant. It is worth the stop before crossing into Canada north or after crossing south.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went there for wedding anniversary. Service was outstanding and I ate the best NY strip I have ever eaten, they had a ridiculous special, for $29.95 you got a 6 oz lobster tail and a 10 oz NY Strip. The lobster tail was perfect and normally my favorite dish, however, the NY Strip was out of this world. It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is a very good steakhouse. The meat is tender and the portions ample. The salads and side dishes match well. The service is prompt, caring, and pleasant. It is worth the stop before crossing into Canada north or after crossing south.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Love this place! Always a favorite of my husband and I. Love the steak and lobster dinner, my husband usually has the fillet mignon. Never a bad experience and just love Heidi and Troy! Always a fantastic time.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Jack Niemann's (Black Forest Restaurant) Usually I don't write a review, which may be uncomplimentary, but I will, at this time. First of all, I have been at this restaurant a few times, and found service and meals very satisfactory and tasty. In fact, there is a statement, by Jack, on the restaurant's menu about how good the steaks are,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband and I just had dinner there. The menu is German inspired but the food was over salted and there was no possibility to have something ever slightly different from what proposed. A bit to pricey too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We came in for a nice upscale dining experience. For appetizers we had the crab cakes and escargot. Both were done to perfection. For the main coarse we had filet Oskar and NY strip with Maine lobster tail. The filet was exquisite practically melted in your mouth. The lobster tail was done so well no butter was needed. The NY... More 

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Lynden, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Before you even clear the front door you are greeted with a full armor about nine feet tall. The place is overflowing with atmosphere. There is a bit of renaissance mixed with cruise ballroom (porthole windows along the wall). We arrived at 4:00pm so we were there for an early dinner and there was no one to greet us at... More 

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I split the 8 oz. bacon wrapped filet mignon, and it was phenomenal! We ordered the steak cooked medium, which was perfect for us (very little pink in the middle), and the steak was complimented extremely well by the side dishes of sliced potatoes and broccoli both with a tasty butter sauce. They were able to accommodate... More 

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I visited for our 27th anniversary and were very pleased. The atmosphere is romantic, dim lighting. The staff was great. My steak was one of the best I have had.

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Madras, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Has no idea we would need a reservation, however we were lucky and they got us a seat. Food was good. Service was Excellent and they were very busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 638 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, WA 98230
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Blaine

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eastern European, Armenian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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