100 Best Restaurants 2009: Jackie's
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Jackie's Restaurant
Address: 8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Phone: 301-565-9700
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Cuisines: Modern, Fusion/Eclectic, American
Opening Hours: Open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 10:30 PM; Sunday 5:30 to 10 PM. Open for brunch Sunday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Butter lettuce with anchovy dressing and aged sheep’s-milk cheese; mussels in Madras curry broth with lime jelly and cilantro; pan-seared swordfish with shrimp butter; “Elvis” burger; duck leg with duck sausage; a roast of braised pork, house-made sun-dri
Price Details: Appetizers $2.50 to $9; entrées $15 to $25.

Cuisine: Eclectic American cooking that seduces with its sense of fun and whimsy but wins with its seriousness and execution.

Mood: Equal parts urban warehouse and boho nightspot. Every detail—bustling open kitchen, DayGlo-pink pillows, flashing movies—speaks to dinner as theater.

Best for: Diners who don’t want to drive downtown for big-city dining.

Best dishes: Asian-style pork riblets; miniature Elvis burgers with pimiento cheese; mixed-greens salad with warm Camembert; “nostalgia plates” that have included skillet-fried chicken and house-made German sausage and sauerkraut; roasted duck breast with red-wine glaze.

Insider tips: Co-owner and passionate oenophile Patrick Higgins has put together a surprisingly good list of Rhône reds and also offers a deal on several high-priced wines.

Service: ••½

Open Monday through Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner. Moderate.

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