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“Great opportunity during restaurant week”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Jackson 20

Jackson 20
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Ranked #34 of 752 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: South Pitt
Transit: King Street Metro
Description: Celebrating Modern Tradition
San Francisco, California
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great opportunity during restaurant week”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

During the days leading up to the inauguration, the town of Alexandria launched an "inaugural restaurant week". Too often, these promotions provide minimal opportunities to actually sample the menu.

Not so the case with Jackson 20 who for $35.13 not only offered their entire menu but also provided full sized portions for selections. Although there was a slight upcharge for the ribeye, everything else was open game. Be wary of the muffins and breads offered With some honey butter, one could easily eat ones fill.

We opted for the beet salad and the house salad as our appetizer choices which were filling but not too much. For a place lauded for its meat, particularly pork, we landed on two fish selections (the trout and salmon) that are both regular staples. Neither disappointed as they were fresh, colorful, and not overcooked.

The dessert were just overkill. But since included, could not say no. One offering easily could have served two or more. If only had more people to share, would not have felt so guilty for not finishing them.

If get the opportunity to try this restaurant attached to the lovely Monaco, do so. Restaurant week or not, it will be worth the effort.

  • Visited January 2013
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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Quality didn't live up”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I tried the Jackson 20 for lunch hoping for something special. The shrimp fritters weren't cooked through and the burger was so soggy you couldn't pick it up. I was also not excited about their lunch menu. This was during Restaurant Week when they should be showing their best. It definitely felt like a wasted $30. They weren't too busy and had no excuse for not trying to make up for their mistakes.

  • Visited January 2013
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Bay Shore, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“very nice expensive though”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The wine and the get togethers in the lobby for wine and coffee was very enjoyable. Our room was by the elevator so we had to hear the ding all night.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Ruth47286
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Alexandria, Virginia
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291 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Wonderful fresh food with very varied selections. One in our party is gluten free and the server could not have been more helpful. He even brought her fruit in place of the delicious biscuits I was eating. Try the trout it is outstanding as is the Amish chicken.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Travelwestport
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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Dinner at the Bar”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The beet salad was well balanced - acid, salt and sweet. The ribs were so- so. Not smoked, just baked. The Mac and Cheese and Greens that came with them were better. The Mexican Chocolate Bread Pudding was awful.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank mommyrants
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