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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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Wish there was more variety on the menu. Food was cold. Nothing special about this place that I can’t find at any other place that serves brunch.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had a reservation at 7 and we didn’t get our check until 9:30. Service was horrendously slow. We went as part of restaurant week, so maybe that was the issue. Food was also poorly seasoned (not seasoned at all). Would not go back.

L
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

It was like they had no heat. It was freezing in the restaurant. I had to wear my winter coat the whole meal. Which made it very uncomfortable.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Went there for GNO. The food was pretty good but the service was horrible. Had to keep asking for table to be cleared. Didn’t have silverware when different courses came out. Had to ask a few times for it. Didn’t get water refill. Had to ask for that. Dessert came and was put down on the table with our dirty dinner dishes right in front of us and then the waitress left the dishes there. Again had no silverware. When she came back we had to ask her to clear the dirty dishes. Anyway, probably will not go back there. Too many good restaurants to choose from where there is good food and good service

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for leaving us feedback. Your business is truly appreciated. Here at Jackson20 we aim to please, in all areas of dining including service and table maintenance . We apologize that the server did not demonstrate proper table etiquette. We will work on correcting this immediately. I truly hope you decide to give us another chance in the future. We will personally monitor your experience to ensure all dining expectations are met. We appreciate your business, Management, Shabritli Reed

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent customer service— Hector took great care of us!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They did a nice job with offering a lot of choices for restaurant week. However, the food quality was average and service was slightly below average. I would never pay full price for what was provided.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you providing dining feedback. It is truly important that we are aware of guest satisfaction in order to improve on not only our flavors, but our service as well. It seems we did not meet your dining expectations and we truly apologize. We welcome you to give us another try in the future. Our regular fall/Winter menu , may have some other items that may interest you. Again we apologize and look forward to improving your view in the future. Thank you Management,

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m
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service started out slow, but quickly got caught up. Food was very good, nice atmosphere and overall very good service.

OT
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was absolutely fantastic. Service was poor. 1) We were seated 15 minutes after our confirmed reservation; 2) Our food was very late in coming out; 3) The server was very inattentive and we had to ask the food runner or a different server for various things (water, more drinks, new (clean) silverware, etc.); 4) Our “starter” came out with our entres; 5) They forgot two of our entrees all together. Bottom line their seating/server/food running system needs a complete overhaul. The food was on point, but nearly everything else was a fail.

DF
Washington DC
26 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
12 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
117 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.

LD
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to come in for a solo brunch. Bartender Moana is phenomenal with her service and very warming. Love the food menu choices and the chefs prepares everything very well as expected. I always look forward to dining here when in the area!

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded 7 days ago

Hi LDYWDE, Thank you for joining us for brunch! We love Mouna too! Hope to see you again soon!

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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.