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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    December 31, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
cindersail's Reviews
 
Jackson 20 is a modern American tavern featuring regional American food inspired by traditional recipes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Bison byway
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love the dishes offered in Jackson 20. I ordered the bison hanger steak and thought the flavor was supreme and the meat a bit chewy. The vegetables were perfectly cooked and seasoned. My dinner partner ordered the salmon with crispy skin and I tasted it. Fabulous flavor of wild salmon with sauteed brussell sprouts and other vegetables. We ordered dessert and I had the pecan pie which was not like the usual very sweet version. This slice was redolent with bourbon and the filling was well formed not gooey as some are. My dinner partner had an unusual piece of Chocolate lemon meringue pie. It was truly terrific, with a not too sweet chocolate filling topped by lemon layer and meringue on top. Unusual and good."
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf’s French Bistro on the lake in Columbia features classic fare, an extensive, award winning French wine list & a lively Parisian atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Spring into France in Columbia
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This restaurant is new to Columbia and is located on the lake found in Columbia near the Mall. The meal was absolutely delightful. There is a robust range of options on the menu starting with appetizers. I ordered shrimp begniets which turned out to be Shrimp tempura with green beans and lemon. Very tasty and could easily be shared or be a small plate for someone not ravishingly hungry. The duck breast was succulent and was served with a nice assortment of roasted vegetables. Others at the table commented how well they enjoyed their meals, the flavors and presentation. Service was so good it was notable, with lots of staff and management circulating to ensure all was well prepared and executed. We will return."
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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Jackson 20 is a modern American tavern featuring regional American food inspired by traditional recipes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
an indulgent meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2005
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We started our meal with the beet salad. It is so tasty with chunks of beets and apples with a blue cheese dressing. I ordered pork osso bucco with white, creamy polenta and was thrilled with the deeply flavorful pork which was tender and succulent. My partner had the new preparation of crispy skin salmon. She commented that it was delicious and that they had cooked it perfectly. We were so satisfied with our meal that we took a dessert "to go", The ricotta cheesecake was light and just the right touch, which we enjoyed later in the evening. Our waitress Maria took excellent care of our service and we had a wonderful time. We will be returning for sure."
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
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Located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, between Old Town and Crystal City, the Evening Star Cafe is known for exceptional food, friendly but professional service and an inviting 'retro chic and funky' atmosphere. Both a classic neighborhood restaurant and a destination for diners throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, the Evening Star features sophisticated and eclectic American food, one of the region's most appealing and best-priced wine lists, and two separate lounges.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2005
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Virtue is a modern American tavern located near the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria. Our menu offers an array of farm-fresh food and refreshing cocktails to please your tastebuds, and a vibrant atmosphere to make for an enjoyable dining experience at any time of day! Housed in a historic feed & grain warehouse from the late 1800s, Virtue's stunning rustic modern decor is sure to impress.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Hats off to virtue
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I was delighted with the menu and the service and would recommend Virtue Feed and Grain to my family and friends. The appetizer nachos were excellent,made with pulled pork and fresh salsa on blue corn chips. My steak entree was perfectly cooked and the sweet potato hash had a little heat that was tasty but not overwhelming. I ordered the best bread pudding I've ever tasted a tart dried cherry preparation that was light, creamy and delicious. We had excellent service that was thorough but not overwhelming. During our meal two managers checked in with us which I was impressed with. Everyone from the hostess to the waitstaff seemed genuinely interested in our experience. We will be returning to Virtue very soon."
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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Aditi, the name of an ancient goddess, symbolizes the cyclical nature of life. The Sanskrit word, Aditi, denotes abundant, joyful & unbroken creative power that sustains the universe. Colloquially, Aditi means ‘distinguished guest’. Aditi Indian Dining’s new & trendy location in Kingstowne boasts of modern decor, great ambience, a cozy bar & an abundant choice of appetizers, entrees & desserts. We also serve a lunch buffet every day. Our menu features a wide range of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. The menu offers choice for the discerning customer and our team is eager to offer choice on varying spice levels, health & heart friendly foods. We are located in Kingstowne Towne Center across Kingstowne 16 Cinemas in Alexandria and minutes away from all the major highways (395, 95, 495 & Fairfax County Parkway) & close to Vandorn and Springfield Metro. The center also has abundant parking facilities, a large play area for families & is coupled with great shopping.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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Jackson 20 is a modern American tavern featuring regional American food inspired by traditional recipes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2005
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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