Jackson 20
480 King Street
Alexandria , VA 22314
Phone: 703.842.2790

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Washingtonian Best of Washington

A restaurant & tavern for The People.

That means you.

Jackson 20 is about bringing people together around outstanding food and drink. Named for Andrew Jackson, the notoriously sociable President who insisted on inviting the public to his inaugural ball, you'll find Jackson 20 perfectly located in Old Town Alexandria and serving up the legendary comfort food of the region.

We also take tradition for a little spin, with rooftop garden, contemporary cocktails and delicious updates of American classics.

A good time had by all. That's the Jackson 20 spirit.

Where We're At

Jackson 20
480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 842-2790

Located in the Hotel Monaco in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, adjacent to the Farmer's Market, walking distance to the waterfront, minutes from Ronald Reagan Airport and Washington D.C., Jackson 20 offers affordable breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, outdoor dining, and full-service bar in an elegant traditional setting.

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon Party on July 31 featuring live music, moonshine all night long and late night cheeseburgers until 1am. Reservations recommended.

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Doggy Happy Hour

Doggy Happy Hour at Hotel Monaco has become an Old Town institution. This community event is a howlin' good time, where neighborhood regulars meet with guests from around the world. So join us Tuesdays from 5pm-8pm in our Courtyard, weather permit. Closed for a private event 6/9 and 8/4.

Private Events

Jackson 20 wants you to sit back and relax while we organize your next special event. With so many options we have to offer like Courtyard Cookouts or our newest Happy Hour, “Jackson 5 @ 5”, the hardest decision you will have to make is deciding who to invite! Please contact Elise Prizze at Elise.Prizzi@jackson20.com or call 703.842.2796 for more information.


Happy Hour

What better way to unwind after a long day at work than with us for happy hour, Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm. We look forward to shaking things up with you after work!

Chef Brian McPherson

Jackson 20 is pleased to announce the arrival of Brian McPherson as new executive chef. Chef McPherson joins us after serving as executive sous chef at sister restaurant Poste Moderne Brasserie, and is entrenching himself into the Old Town community, building closer relationships with the Alexandria Farmers' Markets and other local Virginia farmers. Chef McPherson has updated the menu of Southern-inspired comfort food and infused it with his own signature cooking style: "simple food done well." Chef McPherson sources from many local Virginia producers such as Steve Turnage of Weaving Run Farm and Northern Neck Fruits & Vegetables, Polyface Farm, and Bev Eggleston of Eco-Friendly Foods, among others. In the warmer spring months, he plans to create a small chef's garden in the Jackson 20 courtyard. Chef McPherson, a native of Pittsburgh, is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, and his kitchen career has taken him from Pittsburgh to Martha's Vineyard to Durham, N.C., and finally, to Washington, D.C. Since arriving in Washington in 2002, McPherson has cooked in established restaurant kitchens including New Heights, Butterfield 9, David Greggory and Poste

We Welcome Every Appetite

Jackson 20 Restaurant & Bar recognizes that all of our cherished guests have different taste and dining preferences. In order to accommodate every appetite, we are more than happy to offer vegan and vegetarian dishes in addition to our daily menus. Our entire team is committed to making Jackson 20 the best dining experience in Old Town Alexandria. We also serve several gluten free options for any visitor with food allergies. If you have certain request, please let your server or the chef know, as our entire team is familiar with our vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options, and will be more than willing to help you choose a New American dish to suit your preferences.