Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian

3.9
2767 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual

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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Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Visited for Sunday Brunch. Service was horrible at best. Restuarant was dirty. Food quality was ok, but not worth the cost, horrible service, and poorly kept dining facility. Too many better options in DC Metro!

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I have been to Jackson 20 two times prior and never had this kind of experience. Our waiter was not very polite, he acted as if we were a burden to serve, after waiting approximately 10-15 minutes to take our food order to begin with. Items were served by passing them across someone else's plate (a huge no-no) and the eggs were overcooked and the bacon was burnt. I am unsure if I will give Jackson 20 another chance after this experience.

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G
Richmond
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The service was excellent and attentive, Hector in particular.

However, the food was not up to par as is our previous visits.

We specifically ordered eggs medium well so they were not rock hard but they came so fried up they had no taste. Also, the red skin potatoes were so fried up. Please bring back the hash browns or offer red skin potatoes that are roasted or boiled - it bit healthier! The ham was better than usual thanks!
Thank you

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JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

extremely friendly service..... delicious food.... will be going again the next time we are in Alexandrian.
Actually went two more times after this visit Went for breakfast two more days and it was excellent.
Both the hostess and the waiters at all of our visits were extremely friendly and excellent.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jill, Thank you for dining with us. We are so happy to hear of our excellent service. We hope to see you back soon! Kind Regards, Sylvia

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M
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

This was my second visit. Food was mediocre, service was neglectful and prices are high for what you get.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide a positive dining experience for every guest. If you have additional feedback regarding our service of food, please let us know. Thank you. Kind Regards, Sylvia

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great breakfast with wonderful service.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded 5 days ago

Hi John, We're so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Please come back and visit us soon. Kind Regards, Sylvia

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was ok....lights were out for a while but came back on in the middle of eating. Waiter seemed to be rushing while taking our order too....

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you dining with us and for your feedback. We do apologize for the electrical outage, as we were working quickly to resolve the issue. We hope that you will give us another chance and come back to dine with us. We just rolled out an exciting 7-day brunch menu! Kind Regards, Sylvia

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Power in the restaurant was off and ate entire meal in the dark without comps or management acknowledgements. Waitress was rude and not attentive. Food was not that great for the price.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the Jackson 20’s “salad bar!” A green salad with a protein and three side salads...all for $18! Please, order this wonderful, fresh dish next time you’re there.

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DO
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We had a family brunch on Sunday after the marathon. We were fortunate to have reservations as the restaurant was completely booked. Lovely setting, although noise levels were pretty high. Food was very good. Service was fairly relaxed, which gave us time to chat.

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Extremely underwhelming. The service was terrible. Simple requests like ordering seltzer water and putting the drinks on a certain credit card were screwed up and took multiple tries to fix. Food was flavorless.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi Rachel, Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your honest feedback and will use it as an opportunity to learn and better our guest service. We hope that you will give us another chance to provide you with a better experience. If you have further details regarding your dining experience with us, please do not hesitate to let us know. Kind Regards, Sylvia

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C
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

We have been taking my family to Jackson 20 for Easter for the past 4 years. We will never go again. First, we show up and they don't have their full menu, but instead have some $36 per person brunch menu. Nothing on the menu was appealing, so we all just got the traditional eggs breakfast. The service was terrible. Waited a half hour to have someone come out and take our order. Food came out 20 minutes later before the drinks even arrived. The food was ok but not worth $36 a person...because it was eggs. The 4 of us had breakfast, 2 had mimosas, and 2 coffees and we spent over $200...for bad service, and ok food. We will be taking our family to Mia's from now on.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi Court, Thank you for choosing to dine with us this past Easter. We apologize for our delayed customer service. We also appreciate your honest feedback regarding service and food quality. We aim to provide our guests with an enjoyable dining experience, holiday or not. We hope that you will give us another chance and dine with us when we change over to our new, highly anticipated menus. Kind Regards, Sylvia

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LC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Unfortunately we didn’t have the experience I was hoping for. It was Easter brunch so prices were higher which was to be expected, but the food was nothing special. We literally did not see our server after placing our order. Other people brought our food and we had to hunt someone down for our check when it was time to leave and still we never saw her. We never even got the family dessert offered to us (that came with the meal). The atmosphere was cool but not worth going back unfortunately

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi Lindsey, Thank you for dining with us this past Easter Sunday. We appreciate your valuable feedback. We do apologize that you did not receive the family style dessert with your meal. If you could, please kindly provide your email address in a private message, so that we can rectify our mistake and further discuss any other details regarding your dining experience. Kind Regards, Sylvia

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Pretty bad service, super slow on a non-busy weekend morning ... then food showed up cold.

Had to stop other servers to get coffee refills or to get the bill or to send food back. There were only two of us. Seemed like most patrons were having same issues/frustrations, waiting for service, bills or creamer etc.

Breakfast was okay...could’ve been a local diner if I had my eyes closed.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hello, Thank you for dining with us. We apologize for the lack of service that you received. We strive to provide great customer service to each and every guest. We appreciate the time you took to go into details regarding your dining experience. We will use this feedback as a training opportunity to elevate our guest service. We hope that you will give us another chance in the near future. Kind Regards, Sylvia

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CD
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive service, great food, nice atmosphere

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi Clifford, Thank you for dining with us! We're ecstatic that you enjoyed your time spent with us. Please visit us again soon! Kind Regards, Sylvia

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EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

For party of 5 adults we appreciated sitting at round table toward the back of the restaurant: conversing was easier and it was somewhat quieter.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi Ellen, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for your valuable feedback regarding seating. We hope to see you again very soon! Kind Regards, Sylvia

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

Place was super loud for being half to 1/4 full. Food was uninspiring.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 18 April 2019

Thank you for dining with us and we apologize for the lack of experience. We appreciate your honest feedback and take every comment into consideration for improvement. Kind Regards, Sylvia C.

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SH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I loved Jackson 20 as a brunch spot but its been a few years since I last went. I was surprised at the quality of the food for dinner. It was definitely just "meh" and not worth the price. The chicken was dry, the mashed potatoes overly peppered and the sauted spinach was greasy. My fiance had the monkfish and also found it underwhelming. The dessert was described as having both peaches and berries but only had peaches and was overbaked. The service was EXCELLENT but did not make up for paying more for the food than it was worth.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 18 April 2019

Hi Sarah, Thank you for dining with us and for your feedback. We appreciate any feedback that will help improve our food quality. I'm happy hear that our service was excellent! We hope you will give us another chance and dine with us again soon. Kind Regards, Sylvia C.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I have actually told everyone that I know NOT to EVER eat at this place! The service was HORRIBLE and the food was even worse!

They did not have the food that I ordered which I did not get notified of until the rest of my parties food was being brought out! I then ordered the chicken and waffles although I should have listened to the warning of another disappointed patron at the front of the restaurant. IT WAS EASILY THE WORST MEAL THAT I'VE EVER HAD AT A RESTAURANT!!!

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 18 April 2019

Thank you for dining with us and I apologize for the service and food quality you received. Your feedback will help us improve our service and elevate our food quality. We strive to provide the best service and food and do hope that you will give us another chance. Kinds Regards, Sylvia C.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

I’ve been here many times...usually I love it for the atmosphere, food, service, and most importantly BRUNCH MIMOSAS! But the last time I went the service was bad, they changed the mimosas to $10 per mimosa instead of $3 per mimosa for brunch and our appetizer came out with our food instead of before, it wasn’t hot, and we saw our waiter about 2 times the entire time we were there. We had to keep asking other people to help us. I don’t know that we’ll be back.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 18 April 2019

Thank you for dining with us. Your feedback will help us improve not only our service, but your future dining experience. We hope you will give us another chance and dine with us again.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I was disappointed with the service because I made a reservation the day before to have brunch with my family on my birthday. We arrived 10 minutes before the time of the reservation and still had to wait 25 minutes for the staff to prepare a table. After we all ordered our food, we sat there for 30 minutes only for it to be revealed to us that our table's order was "lost". When we finally got our food we were too annoyed to fully enjoy it. The food was great and our server was did cut our bill in half because of the terrible service we received. Definitely will never eat here again.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 18 April 2019

Thank you for dining with us and your honest feedback. I apologize for your dining experience with us. We strive to make every dining experience with us enjoyable and stress-free. We will take your feedback and share it with our team to help improve our guest service. We do hope that you will give us another chance and dine with us again. Kind Regards, Sylvia C.

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h
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Seemed to be understaffed, food was under seasoned not a great experience overall which is a shame because we’ve been coming here for years.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 18 April 2019

Thank you for your feedback. This will help us improve our service and food quality. We hope that you will give us another chance and dine with us again. Kind Regards, Sylvia C.

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LZ
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was a very special day for us and Jackson 20 made it even more special. The staff took wonderful care of us, the food was delicious and the drinks were very tasty. It was the perfect finish to our engagement night! 👍🏼

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 18 April 2019

Congratulations on the engagement, Lauren! Thank you dining with us and we're so glad that we were able to help your celebrate your engagement night. Please visit us again soon!

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Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our group of 11 diners were delighted with the delicious food and helpful friendly service. And it was quiet enough to talk! A lively lunch spot!

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian
Responded on 18 April 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We're so delighted you had a great dining experience with us! Please visit us again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful staff and delicious food! I would def recommend the BELT and the Blackberry Fizz.

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CC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I’ve been here years ago for dinner and finally got the chance to visit it for brunch. It was delicious and surprisingly the portions were mighty. I plan to return!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Breakfast with friends

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place for Sunday Brunch! We had a reservation for 9 AM, were seated immediately, and enjoyed prompt service with a knowledgeable waiter in an elegantly casual, comfortable environment. The food's delicious (one exception being the chicken and waffles - chicken a little dry - maybe over-fried (waffle scrumptious with fresh fruit salad included). Other winning choices were the brisket hash (delish), the eggs benedict with crabcake, and the turkey club. The place was humming with patrons by 9:30.....definitely recommend and will be back (can't beat the free parking, service, and the food - something for everyone!

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R
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Went for brunch and we were sat immediately but then we had to wait over a half hour for anyone to come over to us. I asked for our drinks waitress asked us to order and explained that my sister was parking and would be right there and the waitress kept asking us to order when I said that I wanted to wait till my sister got there. She asked 3 times and stood there it wasn’t busy. I work in restaurants so I’m very understanding but this was ridiculous. I love Jackson 20 but this visit was awful.

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HS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We certainly won't be back. Sliders with BBQ sauce so vinegary that it was barely edible. Chicken and Waffles with fried chicken that wasn't cooked all the way through and service that was slow, slow, slow. Luckily the people I was there with were great, or this would have been a total bust. Too many choices in Old Town to ever waste time here again. :(

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Service was poor. Management not responsive.

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D
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The Resturant was a minimal capacity yet once the food was delivered no continuing service. I had to request the check after being left alone for 45 minutes without offering more water or more oj. Very disappointed, I have been looking for a place in the area to enjoy. I left truly disappointed.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service at Jackson 20 is always great. I've been to that restaurant for brunch and dinner before and would recommend it to anyone.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place for brunch! Convenient location and food was amazing.

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B
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

They messed up my reservation a little bit but were very accommodating in solving the mix-up. However, even after that our waiter was a bit off. He was really nice but not very attentive given the relative calmness of the restaurant at the time. But then he comp'd my friends birthday drink and dessert. Overall good but not always the best.

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AA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Hector was pleasant, professional and attentive. Now there were 2 things. When I called to ask questions about brunch back in February, they told me they offered a big bottle of champagne for mimosas and that I was not the case. We were disappointed that we had to pay either $9 for a glass of mimosa or $35 for a regular bottle. The other was a $3.50 per person if you brought your own cake, and they told me no charge when I called
But I will go back based on excellent food and service.

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CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious! Great service too!

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M
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

The hostess was incredibly rude and it took 10 minutes for the waiter to come to our table after we were sat, but the food was wonderful.

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SB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server Hector was excellent. Best eggs Benedict in Ild Town

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CM
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my 2nd time in the restaurant. I enjoyed it just as much as the first.

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