Jackson 20 Tavern & Restaurant - Alexandria, VA, 22314

Meet the Mastery Behind the Menu

  • Chef Brian McPherson
  • Chef Brian at the Pass

Executive Chef Brian McPherson

 “Simple food done well.” That’s how Chef McPherson defines his signature cooking style. The Pittsburgh native is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts who has since cooked in top kitchens around the region, from Martha's Vineyard to Durham, N.C., and finally, to Washington, D.C. After some time at sister restaurant Poste Moderne Brasserie, Chef McPherson now brings his special touch to Jackson 20’s Southern-inspired comfort food menu, sourcing the best ingredients through his close relationships with local farmers. In the warmer months, you just might spot him in the Jackson 20 courtyard, tending to his own chef’s garden.

Jackson 20 Tavern & Restaurant
480 King Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314
Call: 703.842.2790


Named after the notoriously sociable president who graces the front of the twenty-dollar bill, Jackson 20 is an American tavern serving refined comfort food with their convivial hospitality in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Contemporary elegance is served three meals daily in the dining room, with its brick, leather, stone and wood accents. Chef Brian McPherson’s crave-worthy food pairs with creative cocktails from our bar, often sipped alfresco on the outdoor patio. If you’re looking for hearty food and drink in a welcoming atmosphere, you will love being a part of the Jackson 20 family.