Nestled at the foot of the beautiful Britt Gardens in Historic Jacksonville Oregon, Gogi's Restaurant is a must see all year round. An intimate atmosphere paired with exceptional service makes Gogi's the perfect restaurant for any dining event.
I have never felt felt more UNWELCOME in a restaurant!!!!!!
My daughter and I were in town for my niece’s wedding and we saw that this restaurant had great ratings on Trip Advisor, so we decided to give it a try. We called and asked for a reservation at 5:15 and we WERE late — we got there at 5:30. There were only two tables occupied at the time, so it did not seem to be an issue and they did not say it was a problem. I asked for a booth or a table on the sides b/c I cannot hear out of one ear, and tables located in the center of the room can make it very challenging for me to hear, once the restaurant gets crowded. Even though there were about 7 open areas that would have worked, the waitress checked with the manager and said they were all taken. (It is a small, intimate restaurant with around 12 tables). At that point, I really wanted to leave b/c I already had a bad vibe. It was more in the delivery of the message and I just thought that it was not true—-they could have easily made the accommodation. I felt that they knew we were tourists (which we were) and they did not really care. My daughter wanted to stay b/c the food looked really good and it was starting to rain and we really did not have a plan B. Sooooo…. We stayed and it was super uncomfortable (especially for my 23 year old daughter ). We both felt extremely unwelcome and that they just wanted us out of there. I truly have never felt more unwelcome in a restaurant in my entire life!!! They were not overtly rude and our service was fine — everything came out in a timely manner and the food was good. We gave it a B plus, overall. The beet salad was to die for and the salmon was delicious. Over the course of the evening, my daughter and I kept saying — what the heck????? We have not done anything wrong!!!! It was even more odd, considering the restaurant was run by all women. You would think they would be nice to women! We knew it was not just our imagination when, towards the end of our meal, ONE of the waitstaff (not our original server) brought something out to our table and not only engaged in a conversation with us, but continued to check on us for the rest of the meal. I made sure to get her name (Cheyenne) b/c I did not want to lump her in with this negative review. I am not sure if this is a town that does not like tourists or maybe they were just having an off night, or what, but I would ABSOLUTELY not go there if you are in town visiting!!!!!! Also —- if you check my reviews on Trip Advisor —- I rarely write a negative review, but this was so blatant that I felt an obligation to do so. I still left a 20% tip, but it was hard to do so and, as we left, not one person said good bye or thank you.
Gogi's no more
The Gogi's before COVID is no more. What was considered a 4+star restaurant is not even close. Maybe 2+star. The staff is full of excuses because we expressed our displeasure. COVID, OF COURSE. If you're considering Gogi's, call in advance to see what's on the menu--do not go to Yelp. The menu is limited and high priced for what you get. For example, a pork chop with polenta and brussels sprouts was $45, a butter lettuce dinner salad $14! We've lived in downtown Jacksonville for 20 years and have dined at Gogi's many times. Needless to say, we were EXTREMELY disappointed in the menu, the quality of the food, however the service was good.
Wow the decor has changed
Wow the decor has changed since the last time I was here . Fantastic atmosphere . The blue light back lighting the bar almost begs you to have a signature cocktail . The dining experience was delish as always . Service exceptional . Everyone has a great attitude . Shasta was a great server. We can’t wait to come back :)
Creative Fine Dining in Jacksonville, OR
The Chef is creative in not only the food he prepares, but also the enticing plating. I visited with my Grandson and we both thoroughly enjoyed the food and our experience. The restaurant has soft lighting and a very relaxed, but elegant atmosphere. This is a restaurant not to miss when you visit Jacksonville.
Fantastic medley of flavors, immaculate presentation, great service. Our favorite! Upon return visits they always remember the things we like. You gotta try the mustard crusted filet or the duck. Their deserts are pieces of art but I'm always too full to try one!