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Jacksons Village Bistro

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517 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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(310) 376-6714
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Jacksons Village Bistro - Hermosa Beach, CA

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Best

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...

Worst

Jackson's is okay. Not the place to impress a date, but fine for a night out with friends. People are usually nice, and ambiance is good, food is okay. Pros: nice people ...

Classy experience in this easy-going beach town 5/11/2009

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! Pros: Delicious Filet Mignon and Mushroom Sauce Cons: Small room, but some consider quant more

Small Gem in Hermosa 12/18/2008

So happy I found this place on upper Pier in Hermosa. It's easy to miss but trust me you'll be happy once... more

Best Filet Mignon in Hermosa Beach!!! 10/12/2008

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!!! more

Wonderful Food & Atmosphere 9/28/2008

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! Pros: Amazing food! Cons: Not one near my house! more

Enjoyed a great meal 9/5/2008

Menu was recently revised. Nice wine pairings, great dessert menu. Food was great and reasonably priced. Pros: menu, food was great Cons: street parking more

Good but not great 8/11/2008

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. more

So Great! 6/12/2008

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!!! Pros: Corkage, Food, Attentive Service Cons: No Music in Dining Room more

Very romantic 5/23/2008

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. Pros: $5 Corkage Fee Cons: Small space more

Good food, slow but gracious and personal service 5/4/2008

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... Pros: caring service, owner, and staff, good food Cons: tough parking, small, busy more

tight seating, good food 4/23/2008

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! Pros: food, wine, managers want to make your experience pleasureable Cons: seating, and parking more

Quaint Italian Bistro--Great place to dine! 1/26/2008

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! :) Pros: Great flavored food, new soup regularly, food comes out piping hot and fresh Cons: Slower service, noisy at times b/c it's quaint and small more

Not horrible, Not great 1/3/2008

Jackson's is okay. Not the place to impress a date, but fine for a night out with friends. People are usually nice, and ambiance is good, food is okay. Pros: nice people Cons: parking, food more

Excellent restaurant 12/27/2007

I just read the review knocking Jackson's - I have been going there for years and love this restaurant . I can't believe those people were really there. Thier review almost sounds like some predatory competitor trying to diss the place. Pros: fabulous unique menu and great food more

Amazing dishes 11/20/2007

I took a chance on this place after reading other reviews. I was meeting a family member who just flown to town. I was a bit taken a back at how small the restaurant, but the hostess and chef were immediately attentive to taking my party to a table of our liking. We started with the mediterranean shrimp on the appetizers and it was AMAZING. the bread and hummus was quite good too. Pros: friendly attentive staff, EVERYTHING we ate Cons: i suppose parking, but you run into that anywher in LA more

Great place 11/6/2007

We recently enjoyed their prix fixe 3-course special for Valentines. It was outstanding. And as usual, the owner/chef took the time to welcome us and chat briefly about the meal and the show ""Top Chef"". On this night we had some duck and filet. On previous visits we've enjoyed some really good seafood dishes. They're real cool about the corkage so we brought a couple of the finest bottles and a great time was had. more

great 7/20/2007

this place is great . they always madk an effort to grow and make things better. the place is unique. that is the charm of this resturant. I love it, I love the people and off course the food more

quiet restaurant 5/8/2007

i recently dined here with a friend and although i was ill (not from the food), i still enjoyed the food. i had the striped sea bass brushed with tapenade with couscous and thought that it was delicious. the bread also happened to be good. my friend had the ribeye and thought that it was juicy. the servers were friendly and not snotty -- they even were kind enoug to give me change for the meters. it was a cozy place, close to the pier but not so close that it was too touristy. i would probably go back. more

pretty good 3/26/2007

Wanted to check out why this local spot had such a high rating. Found the food to be pretty good. Restaurant itself is very small. Felt the shrimp starter was good but too small. The bread was really good too although I didn't like the hummus too much. Staff was friendly. Went on a Sunday night so it was pretty empty. more

Romantic and Delicious! 1/11/2007

The service was very personal at Jacksons; from making the reservation to the ""Happy Anniversary"" note on our bill. The owner even came over to the table to make sure we were enjoying the dining experience. The food was very well prepared and the service right on point. I had never been to a restaurant where you bring your own wine and Jackson's made it a great first time experience. We will be back again and again. It is one of our new favorite local places! more

Bad food.. good service 12/21/2006

We went to this restaurant when it first opened and we really enjoyed it. I moved to the Westside for four years and just recently moved back to HB. I am a total foodie and really enjoyed all the choices that the Westside has to offer. I wanted to find a good restaurant that we can put on our rotation since we do go out quite often. Tonight, I suggested to my husband that we should try Jackson's one more time. We read the reviews and looked at the menu and was quite impress. So away we went.... more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    This neighborhood bistro's enclosed patio fills with clasped-hand couples toasting beneath little white lights. Inside, a giant bay window creates an elegant backdrop for the...

  • 12/19/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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    Tue-Sat 6pm Sun 5:30pm
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