Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian

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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 wonderful restaurant.

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, Peter McCall. We support our local farms all along the East Coast. Come in and taste excellence on a plate as you journey through our menu.
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DF
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Usually all food is great. Tonight the french fries tasted like they had been fried in old oil. Everything else was excellent.

DN
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The service was great. The crab cakes were a thumbs down. Not tasty at all,

MA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Excellent service by our waitress. I would not recommend ordering the Steak or the oyster. The restaurant was nice enough to return the dishes for us. Burger wasn’t too bad. Overall poor food dinner menu, better for brunch.

LM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We dined here on New Year’s eve and had to wait 30 minutes before anyone approached our table. The service was less than favorable and they seemed a bit under staffed. The food was okay but our server never came to check on us and the checks took forever to come out. Would not recommend.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

A restaurant of this quality should be embarrassed of service like this. We were waiting over 15 minutes for a server to come to our table. He forgot our drinks, or we would have ordered more. Very slow overall, but you better believe we saw him running for our table as we were walking out to check his tip. It’s not likely we will be going back.

BV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. I would highly recommend to anyone in the area.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service friendly environment and great food

DD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Christmas dinner

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i
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We made reservations for 4 on Christmas eve. We got sat immediately but it took 10 minutes before anyone came to take our order. We got a different waiter without anyone informing us. The foods were expensive and quality was below average. They had 4 items on the kids menu and minimum $12. We end up with a $12 hot dog that my kid could eat bc they burn the heck out of it after messing up her order.
I live in town and will never eat there again or send anyone there.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great, just took forever to get a refill for water, also took a while till we got our syrup for the French toast.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, our staff looks forward to improving upon your next visit! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve you!

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MT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A good spot for breakfast and brunch

SG
Washington DC
178 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed brunch and the service was awesome!

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! We appreciate your business , see you on your next visit! Happy Holidays Management,

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DC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really top notch staff,service,and food!!!!!!

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We had breakfast with our family and it was fantastic. Our waiter who took care of us was also FANTASTIC! We will definitely return to this restaurant in the future! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thank you for your gracious feedback, see you and your family next time !

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

had reservation through Open Table but had to wait 20 minutes to get seated. Kitchen was very slow and it is December, so Old Town is pretty crazy. Love the farm to table concept, although did not realize that it would be meant quite so literally . We did not get any plates until after we finished our appetizers already. So we ate off the table for the first 20 minutes.

AB
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Kitchen backed up. Took over an hour to get our enters

DE
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Breakfast was good. Cocktail was delicious. French toast, eggs good. Avocado toast was mediocre and oatmeal was watery. Server worked hard but seemed understaffed. Good coffee! Good location.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi Debe, Thank you for the feedback. My apologies that your expectations were not entirely met. It is in our best efforts to provide great flavors as well as superb service. I will certainly relay that feedback to our executive chef. Thank you for your business, we can not wait for the opportunity to have you dine with us again! See you next time,

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BM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service.

M
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was great but terrible service. The waiter brought two appetizer plates covered in hair (disgusting) and then took over 40 minutes to get our entrees with no check-ins or updates at the table.

SS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The server was inattentive from the beginning and did not bring us a high chair when requested, did not mention having a children's menu until we were ready to order and we were struggling with what to order our toddler, and did not think to bring us crayons when he finally gave us a children's menu. We had to remind him about everything and ask other servers for help. Our food was very good.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi SylviaS, I would like to personally apologize for the lack of attentiveness you received on your visit. It is in our best efforts to provide exceptional service to all of our guests. Including offering all featured menus. Thank you for your feedback, and we hope that you give us another opportunity to offer great service in the future. Thank you Management,

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CK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Service great. Food not as good as previous visits.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for your honest feedback. Consistency and quality is certainly our goal. My apologies that the food did not taste as great as previous visits. We will do our best to improve and exceed your expectations in the future. Your feedback is appreciated and will be taken into high consideration. Thank you Management,

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PJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A fine place but I would skip the turkey dinner. It was rubbery and under-cooked. I have been here before and really do recommend the place...just not the turkey!

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on December 28, 2019

Patrick, Thank you for the feedback we will do our best to improve on holiday menu quality moving forward. We appreciate your continued business and recommendations. See you on your next visit!

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MA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Awesome brunch spot!

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The restaurant is usually excellent. However this particular instance, the service was subpar. We waited for a waiter to take our food order for 10 minutes, then another 30 minutes for the order to arrive. The appetizer arrived at the same time as our entree. The waiter didn’t apologize for the long delay and the food was somewhat cold.

OT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Good service. Lively bar area

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve eaten at Jackson 20 a number of times . This is anew menu. The wine was excellent and service great. The fried oysters were very good—too bad they took raw oysters off menu, every true bar has them. The brussel sprouts were wonderful too. The bad news was the bone in steak. Way too much fat left on it. You can charbroil fat off easily but I guess they were in a rush . Also the sauce was a bit cloying. Oh well, I bet the fish is good.

EK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Jackson 20 has a delicious seasonally inspired brunch menu. With attentive service, good ambiance and skilled bar staff, choosing Jackson 20 was easy choice.

d
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service, loved the food! This was a wonderful Sunday brunch!

D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was great. Wait staff was attentive and plentiful. Food was very good.

CD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Had a wonderful brunch. They got my friends order wrong and they quickly corrected the problem and brought us each a complimentary glass of champagne. Food was very good!

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was wonderful. Our wait staff was attentive but not hovering. Nice.

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Appetizers were good, food was subpar...appetizers entrees and two doubles each cost more than $200. One of the entrees was stone cold, the other was a steak and not worth $35. Service was fair, not great and the desserts taste like grocery store bakery items with flair added for presentation. We had two desserts during our stay and they were both bland.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I’ve been here lots of times in the past, and always had a good experience, but this time was not good.

Service was friendly enough but slow. They had a wedding going on and I think were a bit overwhelmed.

The food was the big disappointment. Steaks were tough even cooked medium rare. Sides were cold.

I was sad to see this place has gone a little downhill. Hopefully it was just a bad night.

ML
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some friends for breakfast, these special ladies had served with me in the US Navy, we hadn't seen eachother in over 20 years. The ambience at Jackson 20 was conducive to us easily picking up right where we left off 20 years ago, and not to mention their frenchtoast was amazing! TY

s
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a good spot for brunch. The menu is focused - just enough options to keep it interesting. And they were more than willing to make minor substitutions. I will go back for sure.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We wanted to start the evening enjoying drinks on the patio. We were told to order drinks at the bar first. There was quite a wait, and then they wanted us to wait and pay our tabs. We headed outside which was fine except the fire wasn't working properly, so that took away from the ambiance we were hoping for. Once inside our server was talkative and quite slow with service. He was willing to spilt our checks, but it took 45 mins to an hour to do so. Not exaggerating. Weeks later we find that one person was charged for the whole tab even though we all signed receipts. What a headache! I tried to tell my friend of my prior negative experience with service, but she wanted to still give it a shot. I won't be going back. The food was quite good though.

T
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overall the restaurant tries to be something that it is not. It tries to be a niche farm to table high end and it just did not pull it off. The steak was very fatty and stringy with a very marginal glaze. The tartare was quite good, but overall everything else was pretty underwhelming for the price. The Server tried very hard and was very nice, but took way too long in between courses.

MR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had planned to dine for a special event which had been cancelled but we decided to stay anyway. The dining room was a bit crowded and noisy and it took some time to flag down our server on occasion, but the food was pretty tasty and the cocktails were good. Might return in the future.

DP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great for brunch!!

AO
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food is good but was just served cold. If it was hot, would’ve been a different experience.