After having two mediocre meals and terrible service at Jackie's in the year or so after it opened, I had pretty much decided I wasn't going back. That was until I heard Frank Morales of Rustico had taken over as Exec. Chef. I had enjoyed a couple of meals at Rustico and was eager to see how and if Jackie's food had changed.
The verdict: Dinner at Jackie's last night was delicious. I had the crispy Crispy Hudson Valley duck leg and sausage with turnips and mandarin oranges. wonderful flavor and textures. My husband had the root vegetable and cornmeal cake with tomato, forest mushrooms and pickled peppers, which he loved.
Jackie's had pretty much received great reviews in the press but not from any of my friends who dined there. I hope to spread the word that it is now worth another try.