Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
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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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.
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.
Great customer service.
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.
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.
Service great. Food not as good as previous visits.
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!
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.
Great food. Good service. Lively bar area
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.
Jackson 20 has a delicious seasonally inspired brunch menu. With attentive service, good ambiance and skilled bar staff, choosing Jackson 20 was easy choice.
Loved the service, loved the food! This was a wonderful Sunday brunch!
It was great. Wait staff was attentive and plentiful. Food was very good.
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!
The food was wonderful. Our wait staff was attentive but not hovering. Nice.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Great for brunch!!
Food is good but was just served cold. If it was hot, would’ve been a different experience.
Nice atmosphere for a brunch date. The food was delicious!
My guest an I had reservations and arrived at the restaurant early. After we were seated we waited about 20 minutes until we actually had to ask if we had a waiter. We had no water or anything but the moment everyone who came in after us sat down they all were greeted with water. Come to find out the man that actually was our waiter was at the bar texting instead of greeting us and taking our orders. It was a nice restaurant but all the worker walked past and ignored us knowing we had nothing on our table
We have eaten at Jackson 20 for years but never had this problem. I must say that this experience has really soured us on the restaurant.
The wait staff never acknowledged our presence.
We got up and left after waiting at our table for over 15 minutes for any sort of service. No one acknowledged us. No waiter ever walked by to provide water, an update, nothing. After 15 minutes of frustration and hunger, we just got up and walked out. The hostess staff looked bothered by our arrival, and they didn't seem to care that we left. In fact, when we drove by 5 minutes later, our napkins and menus were still on the table that we were sitting at. It seemed like no one cared to be bothered by us.
Instead, we walked right into Vermillion (a great restaurant down the street) and had a great brunch. They have some of the best service in town and creative food.
Food was ok - nothing outstanding. It was a warm day and no attention was paid to keeping our drinks filled and iced.
Food was excellent. Highly recommend the veal dish.
The menu seems much different and pricier since they got a new chef. We ended up going during restaurant week to celebrate a birthday and overall had a good experience. Service was excellent and the food was tasty.
We attended this week for Food week. The food was mediocre at best. We sat for an hour and had only received our starter during that time. The restaurant was not busy at all either. The appetizers were by far the best part of the meal. The pasta, was not made correctly by far and tasted like olive oil and nothing else. We were so hungry by that point it wasn’t worth sending back, since it took so long just to get that. The grits were hard on my friends dish. I am definitely disappointed with this place.
Amazing, interesting food. Great, personable service & other staff. Enjoyed atmosphere & pottery plates! Excellent in every way!!
The place itself was under staffed however they made up for it with the delicious food.
I had a reservation here for 7 people for my sister’s bachelorette party. We ate brunch. We were extremely late because we didn’t plan well for the water taxi and they were kind enough to accommodate us right away when we arrived anyway. Service was excellent. Drinks always refilled and asked if we wanted another round of the alcoholic beverages. Food was delicious, delivered in a timely manner. Server was knowledgeable about the menu and town. Overall excellent experience! I would highly recommend!!
Food was good, had to return mashed potatoes because they were not hot. Three of our party loved their shrimp and grits. My pork chop was good but lots of fat. Husband enjoyed the short ribs. Sides were very tasty.
Server was attentive but in addition to our table she had tables outside so was missing some of the time. She took good care of us.
Went for Sunday brunch. Service was very good - staff attentive to refills and other requests. The food was tasty, but not incredible. I thought $14 for 2 medium pancakes and 2 sausage was a little pricey... Nice place and I would consider going there again.
Food was bad. Service was bad. Will not return
We stood at the door for 10 minutes and no one came to seat us... so we left and went to another resturant down the street
Service was not good. Food was good, but not quite the quality expected based on reviews. Maybe we just picked a bad day.
The staff here is just incredible. Radouan is one o the better waiters I have had in the DC area, the drinks are great, and the food is incredible.
The food was okay.. the best part was the biscuit served in the beginning. The pork was over cooked when I ordered medium and the side of tomatoes was literally just tomatoes and basil. The country fried steak was heavy and not very good. The flatbread appetizer was okay. Not as exciting as I thought it would be.
We went to Jackson 20 because we liked their breakfast menu, especially the B.E.L.T. I was disappointed on looking at the menu to find this item and other old favorites gone. Our waiter explained that the restaurant has a new chef, trying new ideas and fresher ingredients. So we tried....I had the egg white omelet with basil and feta (delicious) and interesting tiny potatoes. My friend had the catfish tacos -- a very pretty plate with a side of salad and sliced cherry tomatoes. The quality was quite good. Our waiter was friendly but not overly intrusive. Bloody Mary s were on special at $5 each. Overall a pleasant experience.