Jackson's Food and Drink
Jackson's Food and Drink

Jackson's Food and Drink

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://jacksonsfoodanddrink.com/
  • Phone: 3106065500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm

    Happy Hour - Monday- Friday 4pm- 630pm
    Dinner - Sunday - Thursday 5pm-9pm

    Dinner - Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm

    Late Night - Friday and Saturday 10:30pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Catering: Outside catering available as well as In-Office business lunch catering.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Parking and Valet available
A word from Jackson's Food and Drink
Jackson’s Food + Drink shares the plaza with the ArcLight theater on Rosecrans Avenue on the border of Manhattan Beach and El Segundo. The menu focuses on New American Cuisine – a low-key gourmet style with authentic robust flavors using the best farm to table ingredients. The restaurant includes a full bar and features abundant seating including a heated outdoor dining area and is open for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, and Late Night. Both valet and self parking are available on the west side of the building.

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Jackson's Food and Drink reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)fit for foodies (28)great for lunch (18)good for groups (17)great for outdoor dining (15)late-night find (9)special occasion (9)notable wine list (8)vibrant bar scene (7)romantic (6)hot spot (5)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good for pre or post movie dining
    Vinerunner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went with a friend to celebrate both our birthdays on a Saturday night. Chairs a bit uncomfortable - hard wood seats. My salad was not impressive only had one tomato and two shaved slices of parmesan and was wilted with dressing and had a dried hard root mixed in which was an indication not cleaned well or checked in the kitchen. Our salmon was delicious with the couscous.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    RBDiner2014VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was a great place then they allowed people to crowd the back area where people dine. They stood drinking and hanging over us at our table which was not enjoyable. We finally asked to be moved. Sad- we used to love it there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for all occasions
    MsagmanVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Many think of Jackson's only as a pre or post movie (Arclight next door) spot....they are soooo wrong...with respect to the "only". Yes, it is great to grab a drink and some appetizers or meal before or after the movie....we usually do the appetizers, as I gotta have my popcorn in the movie. The menu and drinks are great! We often share a variety of dishes. Must trys - Oysters Rockefeller, Filet Mignon Risotto, Miso Black Cod, Seared Pork Belly, Pizza,....ok, I gotta stop...getting hungry just thinking about it...and I just ate lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls night out After Yoga Class
    jachristie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had the special Sea Bass and it was prepared beautifully and a generous amount, it was served with Fennel and Quinoa. One friend had the Asparagus side with an egg- great protein injection and very delicious. Another friend, had a pizza, thin crust, rustic generous portion- she was very pleased. And the last entree was the short ribs, generous slab of meat, no sugary sauce, served with parsnip potatoes. We were all please with our meals, the waiter was attentive at the same time never hovered-we did not feel rushed. We went on a Friday night at 8:00pm. It is a great neighborhood gem, casual enough we came after yoga (with a nice cover-up).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't go wrong
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food. Nice wine list. Always delicious. We went with family and our good friends at another table with their family. Good taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    DukeVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is one of our favorite places to go to. Consistently excellent food, perfect happy hour selection- a great value no matter what you order on the menu. A favorite is the chili of course. But the filet steak just melts in your mouth as does the salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorite spots
    Heidi
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I always love the ambiance on the patio and the delicious food. This last visit was not up to the typical service we've come to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jackson's is Great!
    joenet
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, good cocktails, great service. My only complaint is the noise level - it can be really loud sometimes when it's crowded. Luckily most people filter out by 9pm so if you take a later table it should be moderately easy to hear people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love it when figs are in season...great salad with figs. Also had the honey-chipotle glazed chicken breast with spicy black beans and plantains. One of the best dishes of this kind I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great casual dining
    FashionLALA
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My fiance and I decided to try this resteraunt to celebrate our engagement after hearing from friends what great food they have. Based on the location, menu and menu prices, I expected the place to be nicer. I understand rustic charm but the table was wobbly and there were only 1/2 booths (with chair on other side of table) and overall very casual. The tables are very very close to each other so there is absolutely no privacy. With that being said, the service was great and the food was amazing. My fiance had the petit filet and it was perfect! I had the chipotle honey chicken breast with plaintains...they were nice enough to let me sub out the beans for polenta cake. It was fantastic and perfect light portion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good as always.
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wednesday lunch special is the grilled cheese sandwich with a tomato soup. Both items are really good. We also had the chili, which we've had many times and it never fails to be meaty and full of flavor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PeterVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Unusual menu items, all prepared well. Small place, patio seating larger then the dining room. Noisy, like a competition between the bar noise and the music, each trying to outdo the other. Not a place for a quiet relaxed dinner. Flavors were good with the food, though not all items on the plate were hot. Vegi's & Potatoes sit on the plate waiting for the main dish and cool down before being served. The menu items and the preparations do warrant a return visit when in the area and possibly trying the patio area to see if it is quieter. Great corkage and wine program, Wednesdays no corkage fee and wines under $50 half price, this alone makes it worth going back to try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great after LAX!
    kwarming
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We were looking for a place to get a bite and a drink near LAX airport, and we found a gem! Perfect spot to unwind, decent beer and wine selection, great small and large plates to choose from. We will NOT be sitting in traffic anymore now that we've discovered this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improving!
    DiningDocsVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Jackson's has improved, and we are glad to see it! The service has gotten better but still could be better (it's hard to get servers' attention). The first time we went the food was truly disappointing; but we gave it another shot and overall the quality was better. The preparation is still TOO heavy on SWEET and on BUTTER. Some dishes feel like a dive into a sugar jar (notably the pomegranate dressing) or a butter dish (e..g, pasta tasted dipped in butter). A lighter touch on the sugar and a turn to olive oil over butter would likely help them continue to improve. The ambiance is fantastic and we'd love to be able to go back regularly. Will try again in a couple months and see how it goes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Vibrant place; bar was small but full, great feel w mixed woods and stones. Food was good, presentation was missing and wow the price,expensive, it was $100 for me and my date w only one glass of wine each.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service OK, food makes up for it
    Tx1234
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food very good, we couldn't decide what we wanted since it all sounded great, so we went with 6 different apps. Miso cod and risotto were the two standouts, but the Mac and cheese was also delish. One star off for service...never received the straw I asked for twice and my husband had to go find us silverware since our waitress was nowhere to be found and there wasn't any at our table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattan Beach Gem
    VivSVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We went to Jackson's for lunch for the first time. We were so impressed with everything there. The lunch was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BMB1677VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was bland on this visit but service was exceptional...as usual!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant experience- Great Risotto
    ItalianSpouse
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Jackson's is has steadily improved since their move to the new location a couple years ago. The newness has worn off and the restaurant is not as crowed and noisy. You can actually have a very present meal of great food. The wine list is filled with reasonably priced selections so there is no need to bring your own. Jackson's is really a nice and friendly place to dine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great comfort food, done well.
    SouthBayAce
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Jackson's is a great place for great food, done in a "comfort food" style. Excellent dishes, great service, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was really good
    DelishVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The service however, super slow, interruptive and he didn't listen well. We don't drink wine so, that fact seemed to take the wind right out of our servers sails. From that point on he seemed not very interested in taking care of us. the Black Cod was amazing and so was the Sashimi salad and brussel sprouts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food!
    kishmo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was amazing-brussel sprouts and miso cod were so tasty. Hubby had the rib eye, which was pretty huge. Table service was a tad slow, considering the restaurant was only half full, but the wait staff was very friendly and tended to be chatty with the guests, which was pleasant. Hostess was very sweet, and seated us immediately for our reservation even though we were a little early, while she was also moving tables and distributing menus. Parking in valet is convenient and only five dollars with dinner which lets you also shop or go to the movies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    service was just ok. Food was average. I think overpriced for what you get. I know several other places in the south bay to go for much better food and service at the same or better prices. however, this is very convenient if you're going to Arclight to see a movie and have about an hour to eat.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food without good service
    pickyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was pretty good here but the service is very slow and lack a great deal. The server we had seemed like he was not pleased doing his job. I always try to be friendly and polite with my severs but that doesn't always seem to help and it's starting to be more of an issue. I spoke to other friends who went here and they felt the same way.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice surprise
    honestanddirectVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    we are at the Marriott quite often for business and always do the staples like M&S or Fleming's. the 1000 point table got us in the door and it was quite enjoyable. good menu, great staff. Small issue with an under-cooked steak, but they remedied it. My only bad review would be of the chocolate mousse dessert. We all agreed it was the worst we have ever had so I would avoid it. Other than that, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Filet Mignon Risotto
    XtinaMcCrazy
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Everything else I tasted was good, too. Caesar salad, fries. Those dining with me raved about the macaroni and cheese with bacon. Someone had the Cuban chicken and was very satisfied. Overall, the food was really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    birthdaydinner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Came to celebrate 3 birthdays.. The waiter (red hair) was very helpful and appeared to be knowledgeable about the menu. The food was hot went received. The drinks were flowing and if it was to take longer , the waiter explained the wait. The french fries and the pizza was very good. Even though I requested well done, my meat was close enough.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met my food allergy issues
    MamaRVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I have severe food allergies (admitted to the hospital 2 weeks ago from swelling in my throat) and explained this to the waiter. Jackson's was VERY accommodating to my needs and very understanding of my situation. I had a great meal that they made specifically to order, meeting my requests and needs. I was very impressed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 267 reviews are from the Jackson's Food and Drink reviews archive.
  • Ray144VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is a lovely little restaurant next door to PF Changs and directly opposite the Arclight theatre in El Segundo. While it's not a fancy place décor-wise, the food is very good and there's a nice assortment. I had the pork belly polenta which was excellent and the rib eye steak which was perfectly cooked. The sauces they serve with the fries are also a nice accompaniment. My son had the pepperoni flatbread pizza, which he raved about. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jackson's is a gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Jackson's is a small restaurant with pleasing decor. It offers quick, quiet, and relatively upscale food in a convenient location. Parking is easy. It is especially fitting for dinner if you're going to a movie at ArcLight, don't want o madly rush, and will take a little time (45m+) to enjoy a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Short Rib Tacos on Tuesdays
    RedondoBeach
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Tried one taco and because it was so GOOD, I made them my main meal and just had a salad to go along. The beat and goat cheese salad was done well. Very tasty!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful service
    SKLAVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Went for an early dinner on a Monday and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was Happy Hour all night. The chili was EXCELLENT (I wouldn't typically order it but my date wanted it). The waiter had the best suggestions and was very attentive and the kitchen was quick, too.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night out
    Happydiner
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Celebrated a birthday at Jackson's. First time dining there. Dinner was very good and so was the service. Honey-Pomegranate Salmon with Raisin-Almond Couscous was delicious as well as braised short ribs and bread pudding dessert was awesome. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fathouse
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were excited to try Jackson's but the food was just not up to the price. My steak was over cooked and very tough. The side dishes were just okay.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost lost a friend
    Live2eat
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The filet mignon risotto with truffle oil is to die for. Shared it with a friend and we fought over the last bite. Dreaming of it since Friday. Spinach flatbread was also delicious. Cocktails were perfection in liquid form.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    mojogirl
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Fourth time at Jackson's. Have never had a disappointing meal. Also love that they have a "quick menu" at the bar for patrons who are on their way to the ArcLight Theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Wait to Go Back
    wundrland
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    In addition to the food being spectacular - the miso cod, the roasted chicken, the tomato and burrata salad, and the butternut squash soup - and the dessert being out of this world - blueberry pie and chocolate pot de creme, the owner himself was great to talk with. He spent a lot of time at our table sharing his history with us, which we really enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    DrGOVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Monday Night happy hour was Fabulous. The drink specials are a great deal. The regular menu looked great, I'll be back for dinner very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scrumptious Menu
    Susan
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Loved Jackson's when it was in Hermosa. So happy to find them in a new location in MB. The food will not disappoint...it's an amazing blend of flavors and prepared to perfection. Jidori Chicken, Black Cod and Lamb Sausage Flatbread made for an unforgettable dining experience. The dining room area is intimate and quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great gem in El Segundo!
    SouthBayFoodie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our second time here and the food was again excellent! Every dish we tried had great and unique flavors. The proprietor, Scott Cooper, even came out to deliver some of the dishes and to see how we were enjoying the experience. Short ribs, miso cod, burrata salad, brussel sprouts, ahi salad were all delish! Looking forward to trying more new dishes the next time we're here!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate