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“An enjoyable visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jack Niemann's Black Forest Steak House

Jack Niemann's Black Forest Steak House
638 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, WA 98230
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Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Blaine
Cuisines: Armenian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“An enjoyable visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Stopped in the restaurant on a Friday night without a reservation and were seated immediately. Enjoyed a pleasant dinner and a very friendly and efficient server. i had the bavarian platter and it was very good. The German fired potatoes were excellent. There aren't a lot of restaurants in Blaine; this one is likely the best.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Langley City, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“fantastic food-great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We dined at this restaurant on a sunny evening. The restaurant is located across from the harbor in the quaint town of Blaine. from our seat you could not see the view but it was a beautiful drive before and after. Our hostess seated us immediately and I was attracted to the decor as we walked thorough. some beautiful light fixtures and dark woods. The menu was extensive and most of us ordered schnitzel although they had a variety of options including burgers and steaks. Our waiter was efficient and helpful. The food we received was excellent both in flavour and in presentation. The portion sizes were very generous. i could not finish mine and my husband with the large appetite was full. I would definitely like to go here again. I thought the prices were reasonable although a bit on the higher side from most in the area but the quality here was well worth it. This would be a wonderful special occasion restaurant to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or what have you. The Schnitzel Oscar was superb.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blaine, WA
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56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Over priced and under served”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

When this restaurant opened we had hope for a really good fine dining spot, but it was very disappointing. The server was rude and arrogant about the service, saying basically that we did not really understand fine dining. I have literally traveled the world eating in fantastic restaurants and I KNOW fine dining. The food was overpriced and mediocre in quality. The bread was just plain white "store bread" not dinner rolls or good quality bread. Wine was way overpriced for the area! Mostly the service attitude was the reason I would not recommend it.

Visited October 2012
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Independence, Oregon, USA
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Much more than a "Steak House"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were really happy when Jack Niemann decided to open his 4th (?) steak house here as we had been to the ones in Bellingham and Everson. Not only has Jack mastered the grill and the restaurant business, he has put together a great menu which is sure to please (because everything on it will be enjoyed).

Don't be misled by the name - this is much more than a great place for steaks. The seafood is also great and the international selections are extraordinary.

They will certainly deserve an "excellent" when the staff are more experienced (and the prices are a bit lower).

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Extraordinary Steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We ate here with friends. Three had the 6oz steaks, and we very pleased with the flavor and how they were cooked. The fourth member of the group had the schnitzel with crab and asparagus. That was a disappointment. So I would highly recommend the steaks, but not the schnitzel. Cannot comment on the other entrees.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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