Looking for something elegant but low key, check out Jackson 20 which islocated in the Hotel Monaco in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, adjacent to the Farmer's Market. It is also walking distance to the waterfront, and 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.
If you don't have the time to cross the river to explore DC's Restaurant Week, but Alexandria's Restaurant Week seems forever away? Well now you don't have to wait. Chef McPherson is introducing menus for both DC and Alexandria's Restaurant Week from August 11th-24th for Lunch and Dinner. Check out their menu page to see what they are offering at: http://www.jackson20.com/menu.php
Bounty of the Bay Part Duex is on August 17th and Jackson 20 is participating.
Chef Brian McPherson will prepare a family style crab boil in the restaurant’s courtyard, complete with Maryland blue crabs, peel and eat shrimp, oysters rockefeller, summer corn, and boiled red potatoes. The event will take place in the restaurant’s courtyard, weather permitting, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. on August 17th. Tickets are $48 and include all food, tax and gratuity (does not include alcohol). Attire is summer casual (flip flops and t-shirts are encouraged). To purchase a ticket, go to: https://www.cityeats.com/dc/restaurants/jackson-20-dc/restaurant_offers/344.
The restaurant is recognized as a favorite local hang out these days and offers a happy hour where dogs are welcome. 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 on Thursdays from 5pm-8pm in the Courtyard, weather permiting.
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