Jackson's Bar & Bistro

(615) 385-9968 | View Website

1800 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN | Directions   37212

36.136700 -86.800765

Open Hours

Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Friday From 11:00 AM To 03:00 AM Saturday From 11:00 AM To 03:00 AM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM

 
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Price: $

Tags: Brunch, Dine At The Bar, Fireplace, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Notable Wine List, Outdoor Dining, People Watching

Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Hillsboro West End

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Reviews for Jackson's Bar & Bistro

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

jacksons is easily my favorite restaurant in nashville! everything i have ever ordered from there has been great. especially the pacific! the servers might be a little slow but the food is good and it isnt over priced. you can leave there for under 10 dollars with more than enough food to eat. the drinks are good too. sundays are 2 for 1 on beers and mixed drinks. plus jacksons is now non smoking so you dont have to worry about the smoking inside anymore and soon the outside should be open with heaters. its a must for the summer.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not impressed – It must have been an off day, but the service was pitiful. The food was decent when we were finally able to place an order (no, it wasn't a busy time of the day), but it wasn't all that. I have no reason to go back and it's unfortunate because it's rather convenient to work.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Food in Hillsboro Village – I really want to like Jackson's. I have been several times and I keep hoping the food will get better. The outdoor patio and convenient location make it very appealing. Unfortunately, the food is HORRIBLE and the service leaves a lot to be desired.

I went to Jackson's today because it is an absolutely gorgeous fall day and I wanted to eat outside. I ordered the Croque Monsieur, a prosciutto and brie sandwich. Sounds delicious, right? It was so bad I actually had to send it back and order something else. I have never sent a meal back to the chef before.

What arrived on my plate was basically two pieces of soggy toast with a circle of Canadian bacon and two chunks of brie. The bacon and brie did not even cover half of the bread. So it was pretty much just cold, soggy bread. I don't know if this is supposed to be served cold or if it just sat out too long, but I could not eat it. I politely asked my server if I could get something else instead. He acted annoyed, but he did what I asked.

45 MINUTES LATER after the rest of my table was completely finished with their meals, I got my food. There were no apologies, no offers to comp my meal. Nada. When I got my replacement meal (a chicken wrap) the pieces of chicken inside were cold while the rest of the wrap was warm.

I will say that the drinks are pretty good and the fried twinkie is amazing. But if you are actually hungy, go somewhere else.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

"Hip", but go outside – Good food, good service and reasonable prices fought with nearly unbearable cigarette smoke. It came out to a draw. Being nearly 100 degrees outside, I chose to brave the indoors. Mistake. If you don't mind smoke or are going at a reasonable temperature and can eat outside, bump this rating up to 4 stars.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not so great – Decided to stop by Jacksons the other night to get something small to eat had have a drink. Our drinks took WAY to long to get to our table...ok..so they were busy. Once we got our food i guess no one was that busy anymore...anytime ANY server walked passed out table they stopped to ask.."how was everything", "can i get that out of your way?"....i got so sick of that question that i snapped back.."no...you can't" after about the 15th time being asked. I got tired of people reaching for my obviously unfinished meal. I guess that made someone mad because when we were in the middle of our dessert, a guy (who i believe to be the manager) walked by and just grabbed our unfinished food. He was gone before i could protest. I will more then likely never go back there. And honestly i had better food at that location when it was New York Bagel.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good cocktails and salads. Too much attention from the waitress. – First visit to Jacksons was a good one. Seated quickly, unique menu with several choices (vegetarian somewhat limited except for salads). Cocktails were great. My only issue was the constant attention of the server. Is everything all right? do you need anything? hows the food? would you like a refill? I know, there are worse things. I prefer the server who automatically refills my glass. We felt like she was constantly interrupting our conversation(s).

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

scared that boyfriend ordered the omelete french fry combo – Everything was great, including this cheeseburger omelet French fry thing that my BF got. Waiter was a great help as it was our first time there.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Aces Year Round – Jackson's is fantastic in the summer with the windows open and the outdoor seating. In winter it's cozy and the floating fire is roaring. The most addictive bartenders in town that love just about everyone (at least they act like it). And the food is delicious. Try the chicken feathers for an appetizer or a whole meal, they're unique and savory. Sometimes it can be a little slow as they have a special seating system. You seat yourself and the servers rotate who takes the table, but sometimes they don't see you I think. If you take the kids go early before the crowds it can be dark and a bit cramped. Outside is fun for kids and good if you get a big table. The patio can also be romantic or a total party. I have spent many nights here and taken people with all kinds of palates and never heard a complaint from one of them. Cheers to Jackson's!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

I'd have been better off brown-bagging it – So I was giving Jackson's a shot. I'd been there for a quick breakfast liquor drink on the way to work, but this was my first time for a real night of serious drinking after a rough day. It was Sunday night, 2 for 1. What could be better? Well...the list is long, and includes a root canal.

I asked for a double top-shelf bourbon with a lemon wedge. Sadly, the deal is only for their well...early times. That's a breakfast liquor, and it was nearly 10pm, lunch time. I had a gin and tonic instead. Sadly, the thing was watered down, and I think it was Burnett's. No lemon wedge. :( Next up was a double Early Times...blech...again...no lemon wedge...and drink specials ended at 10, and this being 10:05, the special was over with. I had to beg for 2 beers at their 12:30 last call. There were no hot girls there. My very hot waitress went home at around 9:30, and I was stuck with this putz that pours light and doesn't know how to talk to customers. wtf? I can't recommend this place to any serious, professional alcoholic.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

blech – I don't understand the popularity of this place. My husband and I had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. His burger was dry and cold. I ordered the fried green tomatoes and some French onion hash browns. The fried green tomatoes were okay -- they were hot and crisp, but the breading was bland. The hash browns were more like home fries, which is fine . . . but they were soggy and barely warm. They were topped with chunks of almost-raw onion and a slice of slightly melted swiss cheese.

Also, for a place with "wine bar" in its full name, they don't have much of a wine selection. I'll leave this place and its barely-mediocre grub to the college kids.

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