517 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA | Directions 9025433.864649 -118.396396
Classy experience in this easy-going beach town – In a town that is very casaul, the local eateries seem to focus on sub sandwhiches and casual food. Jackson Village Bistro serves up gourmet food such as my favorite Filet Medalions with Porcini Mushroom sauce. Yummmmmmm. You can also bring your own wine or experiment with flavors by ordering the wine flight in-house. Great service too!
Best Filet Mignon in Hermosa Beach!!! – I recommend the Filet Mignon w/ Cabernet-Gorgonzola Sauce, it is the best! You get a big 12oz filet, with an exquisite cabernet-gorgonzola sauce... it is the best 28.95 i've ever spent!!!
Wonderful Food & Atmosphere – What a wonderful find! Cozy and romantic, with real personal attention and homey decor. I had the Risotto with filet and truffle oil, and it was amazing! Please heed my advice: This awesome place only has about 6 tables, so make a reservation!
Enjoyed a great meal – Menu was recently revised. Nice wine pairings, great dessert menu. Food was great and reasonably priced.
Good but not great – My husband and I ate here on a Saturday night for our wedding anniversary as it was local and casual. The food was good but not outstanding as I had expected from the reviews. It overall had a nice ambiance and the wait staff was attentive. We will return and try it again.
So Great! – Food and Service were exceptional and the $5 corkage fee doesn't hurt either! Had a late dinner there last Friday, everything was so wonderful including the chef/owner taking the time to talk to us for at least 10 minutes. I can't reccomend this place enough. The dining area is a little small, but that's definitely part of it's quaint appeal. WORTH A TRY!!!
Very romantic – I took my girlfriend there for an anniversary dinner. It was perfect. The food was great. I had a chicken dish served with plantains. It was great, and I'm sure we'll be back. Make sure you make reservations. It's a very small place that books up quick.
Good food, slow but gracious and personal service – The thing that stands out most at Jackson's is their service. It's not fast - the restaurant is on the small side and slows service down in addition to just not being able (or willing) to crank out food as quickly as many. But the fact that the owner often serves when he has a spare moment, will always come by to make sure everything is okay (as if to acknowledge that no night is ever 100% perfect from the kitchen AND also just to be genuinely welcoming), and small touches (hummus to start with great, freshly baked bread) far outweigh the few negatives. I had the burger and it was a bit torched - seared too much on the outside, and far less than medium on the inside, but not minding it, I said nothing and enjoyed the balsamic onions, blue cheese, garlic, and hand-cut fries accompanying. My girlfriend's pasta was a surprise - the crab essence was pronounced throughout the dish. Chocolate souffle won't win any awards but is pleasing and had a perfectly-sized vanilla ice cream scoop and chocolate and blackberry reduction on the side. Jackson's would be 5 star if the food were better - it is still very good, and the owner truly cares! And so we return again and again. Haven't touched steaks, meats, or fish on the menu. French onion soup is as good as others describe...
tight seating, good food – I went with a friend to Jacksons in Hermosa beach and found the seats to be uncomfortable, and tables were small and jammed together because the space is limited there. Our table was right at the entrance, and customers were milling about us because they had no where else to wait. The food was great, and wolf blas wine was excellent. I would suggenst going on a week night, and try to miss the crowds, it would probably make for a much more favorable experience. Try the herb chicken, it's fab!
Quaint Italian Bistro--Great place to dine! – Since I am new to the area I often check reviews and wanted to provde you with a honest review of Jackson's. I just dined there for the 3rd time last night with a few friends. Jackson's came highly recommended when I moved to the area and it has held to it's reputation! My first impression when I walked in was a small crowded restaurant (not from the area and have never been to a bistro). We sat outside under the heater and quickly the small restaurant took on a charm of a family place. The service is a little slow because they are very busy so don't go if you're in a big hurry, but for a nice relaxing evening it is perfect! We had a great bowl of homemade soup (they always have a new special in addition to their french onion), homemade bread is brought out piping hot with hummus (great flavors!). We enjoyed some wine and had great coversation while our entrees were prepared. The reason it may take a little while is the food is obviously prepped from scratch with great flavors and attention to detail. I had the penne bolognese and can't seem to drift from this each time I return. The chicken and salmon are my friend's favorites. After a great dinner with generous portions, we shared a dessert---to die for! What impressed me the most is that Scott the owner will usually visit your table at some time in the night. Last night was only my 3rd time back and he asked "haven't you all been here before?". It is above and beyond hte customer service of anywhere else I've been when the owner/chef comes out to greet you. So if you're looking for a fast dinner with a waitor constantly at your side, this may not be for you, but if you'd like a quaint dinner with a nice pace and time to enjoy your food and relax and enjoy great flavors, a touch of traditional Italian atmosphere, you must definitely go to Jackson's--and return again! :)
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