Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian

4.1
2736 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

At Jackson 20 we feature the freshest, seasonal and local meats, seafood and bountiful farm fresh produce that all have a story to tell; Festive spirits and hand-crafted classic cocktails are awaiting you in our upscale urban tavern.

Our New American Mid-Atlantic Menu features the freshest sourced seasonal, local and sustainable meats, seafood and produce that are meticulously hand-picked and prepared by our Chef. We support our local farms all along the East Coast. Our servers gracefully spiel several of the days top selections, give a full menu tour of each section and recommend drink pairings to go along with each item. Come in and taste excellence on a plate as you journey through our menu.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

The Resturant was a minimal capacity yet once the food was delivered no continuing service. I had to request the check after being left alone for 45 minutes without offering more water or more oj. Very disappointed, I have been looking for a place in the area to enjoy. I left truly disappointed.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Jackson 20 is always great. I've been to that restaurant for brunch and dinner before and would recommend it to anyone.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for brunch! Convenient location and food was amazing.

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B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

They messed up my reservation a little bit but were very accommodating in solving the mix-up. However, even after that our waiter was a bit off. He was really nice but not very attentive given the relative calmness of the restaurant at the time. But then he comp'd my friends birthday drink and dessert. Overall good but not always the best.

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AA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Hector was pleasant, professional and attentive. Now there were 2 things. When I called to ask questions about brunch back in February, they told me they offered a big bottle of champagne for mimosas and that I was not the case. We were disappointed that we had to pay either $9 for a glass of mimosa or $35 for a regular bottle. The other was a $3.50 per person if you brought your own cake, and they told me no charge when I called
But I will go back based on excellent food and service.

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CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious! Great service too!

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M
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The hostess was incredibly rude and it took 10 minutes for the waiter to come to our table after we were sat, but the food was wonderful.

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SB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Hector was excellent. Best eggs Benedict in Ild Town

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 2nd time in the restaurant. I enjoyed it just as much as the first.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre. Overcooked burgers and steak. Scallops were overly seasoned. Service was so slow and kids were disappointed that menu said their ice cream would come with cookies but the restaurant didn’t have cookies.

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KC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yes. Lively atmosphere, comfortable seating, great decor, attentive waitstaff.

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Our service was slow and not great. Had to ask for bread and everything else. Was not happy there at all.

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LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Expected better food for the price. The chicken and waffles were nowhere near worth what I paid for them. Who wants bone in chicken with their waffles? Drinks were fine but pricey as well. Lots of options in Old Town, not sure I'd return here for brunch.

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PC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Drink prices are very pricey. Suggestion would be to serve a mid range price wine. between $9 and $11

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Jackson 20 is a diamond in the rough...the pictures online don't do it justice...and the food was delicious, my waitress was a little pushy could have been a bit more friendly but overall a great place for first and future dates!!

LUV LUV LUV!1

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

First time for brunch, and definitely the last.
Corn fritters were just tasteless hush puppies. They claimed to have bits of meat and cheese, and all I tasted were globs of cold corn and dough.
My biscuits and gravy were ordered as part of my breakfast, but arrived with my appetizer. Then, when my meal finally arrived, it arrived cold to acconpany my now cold biscuits and gravy. Not to mention that the biscuits were essentially inedible.... the bottom halves were hard and uncuttable, even with a knife.
Service was slow and lazy, brought me the wrong beverage, no silverware, etc. etc... total waste of an afternoon, and a massive disappointment as I really enjoyed my dinners there previously.
Too many other places in Old Town that knock it out of the park. I will not waste my time here again.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Breakfast portion sizes were good. Service was prompt.

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ET
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nothing special. Ok.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I really wanted to like this place, the ambiance is great but from the moment I walked in—10 minutes before my reservation—things did not go well. They didn’t have a table ready (fine, it was Valentine’s Day), when I was finally seated, while the server was very friendly, she seemed overwhelmed and at points we had to flag her down. The food was ok, not anything special. It certainly didn’t warrant the almost hour wait for the food to be prepared. They did, however, make a goodwill gesture of a free dessert. Unfortunately, by that time dinner had already taken almost three hours and I was ready to leave.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This was the worst service I have ever gotten. We got seated on time and then waited 10-15 minutes for a server to first come to our table. She took our drink order and it took another 15 minutes to get our cocktails. The martini was served warm and we placed an order for a cheese board. We waited for 20 minutes and never got any food to our table. We told the manager that we were leaving at this point and she comped the drinks and we left. Absolutely terrible service and it was Valentine’s Day on top of it. Never again.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The endive salad was a mess and lacked color. The oil used to cook the mushrooms overtook the other sides which was disappointing because they were good. But the letdown was a “peach and summer fruit” small pie with ice cream. It only had pears. I made the waiter aware and his response was “sorry; I hope you enjoyed it. For the price it wasn’t worth the experience. Good drinks though.

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B
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The chef likes onions...everywhere onions

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RF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Maybe the food was terrible because the new chef just started. The rockfish was not cooked properly it was hard and stuck to the skin. The cobbler desert was missing the berries. Awful food.

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Small menu but entrees don't disappoint, more seasoned appetizers would be appreciated.

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LP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

All veggie omelette was poorly cooked with only the spinach not completely raw; no seasoning...potatoes were fine.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and the restaurant's atmosphere is very nice. The waiter seemed to rush us through our meal although there were several empty tables.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

While the food was delicious, a lot of it was cold. We did come on a busy Sunday morning but I’d expect a bit better food quality for the price.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our meal at Jackson 20 was good but I felt it was on the expensive side for what we got. The service was good and we never felt rushed (although the restaurant was mostly empty when we were there). Not too long after we sat down there was a fire alarm and we were asked to wait outside for it to clear. I kind of expected some sort of comp (a drink, dessert?) but nothing at all was offered. I would go there again but only if I wanted to drop a bundle on food one night.

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Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

NEW OWNERSHIP SUCKS.
No more $3 mimosas for brunch.
No more $35 Large Champagne & OJ deal.
No more Bloody Mary brunch deals.
Overpriced food.
This place will close.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Went to The Jackson for a birthday celebration brunch, for the giant champagne bottle deal. We learned that as of two weeks before they no longer carry the giant champagne bottles. They offered us a bottle half the size for the same price. Our server was amazing and worked hard to right the experience, we loved him. The manager probably helped handle things on the back end, but was not very empathetic of the situation when we asked if there was anything she could do to help.

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NY
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Was excited to share Jackson 20 with friend, but I had to bird-dog server and returned wrong drink. I’d also shared service needs in advance, but they were unaware that I needed booster. Disappointed overall. They can do better.

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SD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was fine and the atmosphere pleasant, if a bit dark. It was weird have all manner of hotel guests parade through the dining room past our table.
I ordered my steak medium but it came well done. In the darkness I couldn’t tell until after the servers had already stopped by to ask how everything was. The side of frites was tasty but consisted mostly of “bottom of the basket” bits and pieces.
Dessert was quite nice.

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g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely brunch. Our waiter was the best. Very attentive to our needs. Service was a little rushed. Food was very good. Good value. Would highly recommend Jackson for brunch

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DM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Courteous service and accomodating kitchen staff for my guest special meal request. Delicious strong coffee. Made an advanced reservation and was provided a window table. Convenient parking both on the street and in nearby garages.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I would recommend this restaurant. The only problem that we had was how much cold air was coming through the door. Everyone was freezing at our table and the service was a little off. But to his defense I think he was a little overwhelmed. If anything we would probably come back when the temperature is warmer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Awesome and attentive server, delicious food, no wait time, lovely atmosphere! Highly recommend for Sunday breakfast! We will be back!

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CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took advantage of Restaurant week menu and found a great value. Service was most pleasant and attentive. Food presentation and quality was awesome.

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d
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A bit expensive, but we were served High quality food. I had a scallop dish which was amazing. My hubby had extraordinary prime rib. Sauces were complex and perfect. The bread was home made, very good. Dessert was lovely too. Overall, a great restaurant.

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CH
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Year's day brunch! On holidays when they serve brunch, I recommend a reservation. Every item we've had is good. The eggs Benedict, yogurt parfait, and French toast are all excellent. Missed out on the waffles (they were out) but we've had them in the past and they are also excellent.

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service were good for brunch. Very quiet and prices were reasonable. Food could have been served a little warmer.

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