GREAT Attentive service And
GREAT Attentive service And Good Food. Allowed Us To Eat And Make It To Our Movie. FinallY A Good Eat By The Theater. ParkIng Always A Zoo By the theater Though. Looks Like A Popular Happt Hour Place For Young Professionals.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love to come here after work with friends. Good menu for Happy Hour. Love the pork belly with polenta and cherry sauce. The cauliflower with garlic and lemon makes your taste buds dance. Delicious food.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice early Sunday dinner.
Nice early Sunday dinner. Gracious service. Fine entrees.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always spectacular
Food is always spectacular here. Order lots of appetizers instead of a dinner and you get to taste all the great dishes they have.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Eatery Find - By word
New Eatery Find - By word of mouth, I was told of a new place to dine had opened up and check it out. I decided to go on line a receive a seat for lumch. I was was surpised at the decor, casual and relaxing atmophere of the restaurant. The food, drink and sevice was excellent. I will truly recommend to others and return with my family. The menu selections were excellent.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very nicely prepared and very tasty - loved the butternut squash soup!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
In a surprising area next to the movie theaters in El Segundo this neighborhood gem has a great, diverse menu that offers delicious, market fresh food at a resonable price.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jackson's manhattan beach
Made reservations through open table and was seated promptly upon arrival. Excellent wine and great recommendations from our server. Was catching up with a friend and he did not make us feel rushed at all nor give us any attitude about splitting a salad and enter. But the miso cod was so yummy that I should've gotten my own! Great portion sizes and reasonably priced for the quality! Will definitely return!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite local
One of our favorite local restaurants - - - great menu, friendly service and nice atmosphere.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Jackson's Manhtn Bch
Good location with ample parking in the nearby garage (take ticket to restaurant for validation). Finding the door was a challenge as signage wasn't great. The lunch menu options were just broad enough without being overwhelming. All our orders were perfectly prepared and delicious. I would recommend it anytime you're in the area.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place for lunch, has a great happy hour, and wonderful for dinner. Inventive menu and great service.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the Sirloin Tips with
Try the Sirloin Tips with Mushroom Risotto. Excellent!!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu was great with so many choices it was hard to decide. Wait staff seemed new and quite slow. I could tell others around me were thinking the same thing. Other than that, it was excellent. I'm still going to recommend, just maybe not if you are running to the movies which are next door!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Happy Hour around!!!!
Best Happy Hour around!!!! Fabulous small plates that are fun to share and priced well so you can go crazy and get 1 of each. And the Happy Hour wine selection never disappoints. And don't let the fact that the dining is mostly outside scare you away. They have heaters that work really well if it is cold and the ambience is great. Reservations are recommended.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thurston was awesome! 1st
Thurston was awesome! 1st time here based off of recommendation from friend- really like it. The dining rooms made the restaurant overall feel chopped up and the front door needs better signage-saw almost everyone stuggle with this. We did multile plates to share so we could try as many things as possible and really liked everything. Favorite was the risotto.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch spot
Jackson's has great food, not too busy, and helpful staff.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food great; ambience boring
A new side area dining room seemed to be overflow from the main dining area, but the decor & ambience were so "back room" and ininteresting that we felt isolated & hidden. I suppose we got seated faster, but w/ reservations I felt as though we should have been seated in the main dining area. The room overlooks a valet parking stand which detracted from the ambience even further & made the entire experience less appetizing.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place near LAX!
We needed a place close to LAX to grab a bite to eat. Being from Orange County, we had not heard of Jackson's Food and Drink before. Thought we'd give it a try. What a great find! Terrific drinks, Excellent Food, Cool atmosphere. Will definitely return.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jackson's is a gem
Nestled in a small group of shops and restaurants attached to the Arclight movie theaters on Rosencranz, you wouldn't expect to find one of the finest restaurants in the LA basin, but that's exactly what Jackson's is, with fabulous, artistic, and delicious food, with excellent variety. The bar selections are excellent also, service is always with a smile, and Justin and Marquel know their way around a coctail shaker. If you go as a single, just show up, find yourself a spot at the bar or patio bar, and enjoy. But if you plan on going as a party of two or more, it's imperative to make a reservation! Otherwise, you might not get in. Word is rapidly getting around!
My favorites: the succulent spareribs, or the tagliatelle.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good First Impression
The two of us went there for the first time prior to going to the movies. Reservation was honored right on time, service was strong and our waitress was good and had solid recommendations that we took her up on. The short ribs were the hit of the night but mashed potatoes were lukewarm. They need more fresh fish options as nightly specials. I would definitely go back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I remember Jackson's when it was located in Hermosa Beach and the food was great!!! However I think I like the new even better. I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
There are a lot of things to like about Jackson's. The outdoor seating area near the fire place is nice. A lot of interesting items on the menu - excellent cocktails, reasonably priced good and unique wines, and lots of interesting food choices. Most of the food is good, with some outstanding dishes - the risotto with filet, snap peas and black cod are all excellent. Some of the menu items could benefit by having simpler sides and garnishes- at times the menu tries to cram too many ingredients into a single dish, and the result is a dish with good quality food but miscast and clashing ingredients. Still, this is a minor criticism of an always enjoyable restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is Great!
Really interesting menu - food is really good. They have small dishes and regular dishes of the same item - you could make a meal out of either one. relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and convenient location
Very convenient for after-movie dining as it's located right next to the Arclight theaters. Nice patio seating, great cocktail list.
LOVE the fact that you can get half-sized portions. I ordered the salmon which was delicious, and just the right size so that it filled me up but I didn't feel overstuffed.
Have been there before and done small-sized appetizers in lieu of an entree; also a good option.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wanted to try this place for some time and decided to give happy hour a whirl. They have great options ranging from polenta with pork, to pizza, and everything we had was tasty. The bar selection is pretty vast and the staff is friendly and attentive. Planning on coming back for dinner soon.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered several things and shared! Everything was really good! Great service!
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
A consistent favorite!
We love Jackson's for dining any day of the week! We are just as comfortable with our teens as we are just the two of us.There are some amazing favorites (salmon, miso black cod, butternut squash soup, all of the side veggies, all of the pastas and pizzas!) and they always have a nice special. The staff are wonderful and accommodating and the prices are spot on reasonable. I also love the option of full or half portions as I don't eat like a linebacker and with so many delicious apps and sides, I like to mix it up. Easy parking and right by the movie theater makes it a frequent favorite.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
a personal and inviting place
I don't often dine in El Segundo/Manhattan Beach area, meeting a friend for a career discussion, I picked Jackson's 'cause it sounded personal.
Roasted lamb with couscous can sounds simple but can be magical in the hands of the right chef; that is what I found at Jackson's. Lamb was tender, cooked just right and melted in the mouth. After having tried couscous in Sicily and a host of sites around the mediterranean, Scott's rendition was personal and memorable. It did not hurt that Mr. Cooper himself brought the food over and Elaine made sure we had what we needed when we needed it.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time we went here. Service was good. Food was very good. The short ribs were tender and moist and the root vegetables were excellent. Wife had the miso black cod which was excellent. Definitely will go back
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great spot for dinner before movie
Went here before catching a 10pm movie. The food was great. We were seated at a table near the doorway to the kitchen; but the hostess made sure we were ok with it before seating us there. I didn't mind. I feel they would have found another table if we had wanted them to. Overall, it was a good experience!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food I've had in months. I like that they have a size choice on many items. Waiter was excellent - he suggested popular items and he did not steer us wrong. A little noisy
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall great food!
Great food, decent prices and portions, fast service. I would prefer a little bit more fish in the small portion of the miso cod fish.
It's very tasty!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy food and drinks!
Great cocktail menu and the bartender serves a mean Moscow Mule! The burrata salad was delicious- hefty serving that can be shared. The short rib dinner was mouth watering good with larger portions that can easily be shared as well. The roasted cauliflower was a perfect side dish to the short ribs, although you really didn't need a side since the short ribs came with mashed potatoes and roasted root veg.
Everything was great- food, service, ambiance! I'll definitely go back!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the menu choices with so many varied options - perfect for people who like to share and want to taste everything on the menu. We will definitely go back and have already told co-workers to give it a try. Great special pricing on Mondays as an added bonus.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
casual, fun setting, always
casual, fun setting, always good food and nice servers
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing meal, friendly service
Brought my friend here and we had an amazing meal with great service. I enjoyed the petite filet with polenta and asparagus so much I had to finish it. My friend ordered the short ribs which was such a large portion she took half home. It's had a warm and friendly ambiance, not pretentious like other restaurants. I'll definitely recommend it.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
What I noticed was the dishes had completely flavors to them. Many restaurants there is no distinct difference in the taste from one dish to another. I really enjoyed the cod with miso and the salad. WILL DEFINITELY GO THERE AGAIN!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant plenty of parking in addition to valet!
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the food choices
Great set of salads, soups, vegetable dishes, pasta etc. Everything was great!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first-time experience
Dined with a friend for very early lunch (11 am) and had: Grilled Asparagus, Poached Organic Egg, Oyster Mushrooms, Lemon Buerre Blanc (small plate) and Butternut Squash with Fiji Apples & Sharp Tillamook Cheddar Cheese soup. Plenty of food for lunch, which surprised me because I can usually eat a house...
Soup was fabulous - I'm a big cheese head, and the combination of flavors was lovely; cheese was not gooey or stringy!
The asparagus dish was tasty, but suffered a bit because the buerre blanc was not emulsified, and rather lacking in salt. I ordered some bread to sop it all up. Didn't suffer a bit!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
very convenient for going
very convenient for going to arclight and LAX. had the burrata and tomatoes. it was delicious. the heirloom tomatoes were ripe and sweet and the burrata was creamy. also had the risotto and steak. steak was tender but the risotto needed to be creamier. it was a little hard. also needed salt or parmesan. one friend loved his fig salad. the other enjoyed a flatbread w/pepperoni although it was a little greasy. service was attentive without being overbearing
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been here about 5 times now, and each time the food and service has been great. We usually try different things, and so far have not ever been disappointed.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food and Atmosphere
We had a group of 6 our for dinner on a Saturday night. Started with some shared appetizers- the Mac and Cheese was fabulous. Everyone ordered something different with ravs all around. The butternut squash soup was rich and delicious, the fig salad I could live on. The main courses were great and we loved the option of ordering smaller portions on some dishes. Then we shared 3 desserts- the Pumpkin pie was wonderful as well the berry pie. Will absolutely return.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch time gem
I used to visit Jackson't in the former Hermosa Beach location. It was a pleasant experience to again enjoy their offerings, this time in the new El Segundo location. Despite a totally different type of location the new restaurant manages to have the look and feel and most importantly the food of the former venue. It's nice to have another good local restaurant close enough to the aerospace companies to get in/out and enjoy quailty food. It's also nice to be able to eat and actually carry on a conversation versus a couple of peer restaurants that are overly noisy ---- nice job Jackson's.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
When one finds a gem like this tucked into a nook of a neighborhood location it is a rare find! There have only been a few that we have found that would cause us to pause and reflect upon "how fast can we come come back for more!" One is on the Hawaiian Island of Hawaii - dead center of the island and now Jackson's. Fantastic! Now on our list of 'musts' each time we are back in town. Thank you!!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood Gem Rediscovered
I was long a fan of Jackson's Bistro in Hermosa and I had not been to Jackson's Food and Drink in awhile. I went with a friend who is much more of a foodie than me and she also loved it. We sat on the patio, so it was not too noisy. We had the pork belly, the aspargus with egg, the filet mignon truffle risotto, the miso cod and a pomegranite and goat cheese salad. Jackson's also has a modest corkage and we brought our own wine. We absolutely loved every dish and I will not wait so long to return.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was exceptional but
The food was exceptional but the service was slow, for the number of guests that were dining in the early afternoon.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
So in love!
I absolutely love this place!
It's cozy, has a vintage feel, romantic, hip.
It's a mixture of ambiance.
The food, amazing!
The service, amazing!
The rustic, cabin wood style feel just makes me feel at home.
The fireplace with the lounge chairs, is great for two friends meeting up, or for two in need of a romantic night.
When you sit at the bar, you see all the fresh ingredients that are used in drinks.
Limes, blackberries, peppers, lemons, strawberries, feels like a farmers market.
There's not one thing, I dislike about this place.
The owner almost always comes out to greet the guest, serve the your dish, or meets you at the front door.
That, is a great person, with a passion for food and people.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
...with a last minute change of plans on Thanksgiving we hunted for a available reservation nearby and found Jackson's!
The thanksgiving dinner was perfect! wonderful flavors, ample portions, happy server, everything we needed, wanted and more than we expected on a holiday and all a a very reasonable price.
Thank you Jackson's! ...we'll be back!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Thanksgiving fixed menu was really good, and reasonably priced. The turkey was very tasty and moist, and the pecan pie was to die for.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM