Jackson's Bar & Oven

4.5
70 reviews
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Opened since 2009, Jackson’s Bar & Oven offers elevated American cuisine that changes seasonally, with a focus on local and organic ingredients. A wine list that features only Sonoma County selections is offered, along with beers on tap and a full bar that features original hand crafted cocktails. Whether you are looking for a sandwich, a pizza, a salad or a rib eye steak, Jackson's has something for everyone, including some gluten free options! They also offer a dessert menu of house made sweets that not to be missed!

Jackson's Bar and Oven is a full service restaurant, that welcomes everyone of all ages, and offers a kids menu. A great place for single diners, couples and families.
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San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We don't frequent Santa Rosa that often, but we find we really like Jackson's when we do.
Menu is diverse, and the food is always good. The vegetarian in the group has no trouble finding something.
Service is always friendly and efficient. (Our server this last time was exceptional!)
We'll go back.

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SD
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hip restaurant with an eclectic and delicious menu. Happy hour is wonderful too

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DH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I ordered several appetizers for our dinner. Everything was delicious. From the burrata to the fried green tomatoes and the lobster rolls. We were also surprised how fast we got our cocktails! It was pretty noisy which made it hard to have a conversation which is why I didn’t give 5 stars.

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SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Good food but noisy beyond belief.
The noise reverberates off high walls and hard surfaces. It also sounded like the bartender was tossing empties into a metal bucket filled with other glass bottles . There is such a thing as a fun and busy sounding restaurant and then there is cacophony.

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f
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise level is almost unbearable. Other than that it's a great place.

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had a great meal on Father's Day. We had reservations at another restaurant, but they were actually closed. Made a last minute reservation on Open Table for 8 people and Jackson's was able to fit us in. They had something for everyone from ages 5 to 75. Food was tasty and service was good for a busy night

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t
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and experience with great service! Highly recommend the burrata appetizer!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was attentive but not overbearing, overall a great experience. Don’t dine there much but most certainly will be going back!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, service was good but a little slow to take order. Noise level on the left side is much better than the right - the right is quite loud.

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r
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We liked that they were not playing loud music. The portions were big!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

I would recommend them that it’s a nice place to eat and the food is good. The service was really bad. Our bill was $500, maybe they were upset serving that much stuff. I had my birthday dinner and even though our bill was $500 they still charged me for my small birthday cake. Most places give you a complimentary dessert for birthdays.

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TS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed Jackson's. The only reason it doesn't receive complete 5 stars is because they don't offer a fish or a vegetarian entree on their menu. I wish they would expand their menu to include these two items as we would surely visit Jackson's more frequently. They offer shrimp tacos and shrimp to add to a salad but that's it. Not much to chose from if you are a pescatarian. It would be good to have a pasta or grain entree for vegetarians too. Otherwise, the service was great and food quality excellent. Loved the burrata, honey, flatbread appetizer.

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HD
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We all love Jackson’s and will go back. We had cocktails and dinner and it went without a hitch. Gave four stars mainly for our server who although very efficient, almost wanted to anticipate what we were saying and was too impatient to let us finish. She is extremely thorough, but almost irritatingly so. Hardly a reason to take a star off, right? There were four of us and we had a good time. Mussels were tender. Lamb sammie was huge and tasty. Plenty to take home. Ditto for the banh mi. Shrimp tacos were lishy although hard to eat on a plate that made your fork go flying if you tried to set it down.

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RJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were stellar. A very enjoyable experience. I will recommend it to my family and friends.

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W
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our favorite restaurants.
The chicken wings are the best, especially without the breading to fit my Keto lifestyle. Burgers with EVERYTHING are a must!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

From the moment we got there we were put off and felt unwelcome. Maybe it’s because we had our 1 year old but she frequents restaurants with us several times a month and a very well behaved. We were not allowed to seat a mere 10 min early to enjoy a cocktail pre dinner and the host seemed rushed and annoyed. We were finally seated (10 min after our reservation time). Our waitress was prompt and courteous. The food was just okay nothing noteworthy which was a bummer because the menu is what drew us in. Maybe an off night for the kitchen. All in all I wouldn’t return.

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TE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Fun vibe, good drinks, great bar, and tasty food. Try the burrata and the pea salad — delish!

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T
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackson's Bar and Oven is always a hit! I love the chef inspired dishes, prompt service, and decor.

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C
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We have dined at Jackson's on a number of occasions. This time we were seated upstairs, and that was a BIG problem. On that small balcony was a table of four who made enough noise to keep up the energy at Oracle Arena during a Warriors playoff game. So loud it truly made our otherwise nice meal
less than enjoyable. I don't know that the restaurant could have told them to tone it down (and I'm sure that they would have been incapable of complying), and indeed Jackson's wants to have a lively atmosphere, so maybe those folks-without-inside-voices are preferred to us quiet middle-aged diners. But it would have been nice if our otherwise very good waitress had said "sorry it's so loud" or something like that, just to acknowledge. Other older couples upstairs also kept looking over in disbelief at the rowdy group. Oh, yeah, the gluten-free pizza was excellent, as always -- the Caesar salad was pretty good.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent! Service was above excellent! We were upstairs so the loud noise carried, and that was the only small blemish.

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CP
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

What I like the most about Jackson's is the consistency of the quality of their food.
Everything is good, every time , lunch or diner
It was a quick lunch and I had the Lobster roll , well prepared , well seasoned , generous on lobster and the soft little rolls were super nice.
Always a good spot to go in Santa Rosa

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s
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great small plates selection. High energy bar scene with specialty cocktails. Great service staff. High energy also means that it's noisy, especially if you sit near front and near bar. When making reservations ask for upstairs or booth towards the back of the restaurant.

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BC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Dinner at Jackson’s was fantastic. Food was excellent and all the staff we interacted with were fabulous. Will definitely go again!

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R
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Happy place with good energy. Burgers were ordered med-rare but came well done. Lobster sliders were good. Come for the atmosphere not necessarily for the food.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mothers Day.

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V
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A bit pricey for what you get. One of us ordered some red onion for his salad and they charged us a $1 for a relatively small amount. I thought that it was ridiculous. Will not return.

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Can be a bit noisy but the food is excellent

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burrata app was amazing and the chicken entre. We sat upstairs so it was nice and quiet. Great food and great service. 👍🏻👍🏻

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F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Too loud for a party of 4. Too bad, this place is great. Pea salad, truffle fries and piZza terrific.

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RB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just what I expected from Jackson’s but the lack of parking keeps me away

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FF
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger ever! Lovely food and service. Clean, attractive restaurant. Everyone enjoyed their meal and would be happy to return.

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BB
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The pizzas were good (but too large for one person); the service was very good -- attentive and efficient. But the noise level made if very difficult to have a conversation without shouting -- just be aware.

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M
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a popular place with an active bar and a great menu. The pea salad was one of the best salads I've had - lightly dressed, fresh ingredients, lots of taste. The people who worked there seemed be be enjoying themselves and were helpful to each other. A good choice for us on our mini-vacation, staying at the Hyatt a few blocks away.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice decor, good food, large portions. Great for families but doesn't feel like a "kid" kind of place. They start kids off with a veggie/snack plate.

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HD
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a friend for lunch and it was a great experience. The service is top notch! My friend ordered his favorite, the mussels with extra grilled bread to mop up the flavorful broth. I chose the chicken salad with gigante beans with a lovely vinaigrette and chewy, yummy croutons. All so good. I just want to go back and try something else.

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Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter was delightful
The hummus THE BEST
the lamb VERY GREEK WONDERFUL

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was awesome

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San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here is excellent, clearly a talented chef capable of making great dishes consistently. My wife and I love it here and every meal is a joy.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cousin came from San Diego I requested the upstairs, and got a special spot overlooking. The restaurant. My cousin was very impressed with our spot. We ordered the barata . She loved it. Also arugula pear prosciutto pizza and caesar salad. Thank you so much for making our visit special

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit to Jackson’s Bar and Oven.
We all were impressed with the quality of the food and the presentation! The oven baked pizza was a big hit! Will surely return!

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