We’ve been counting down to the L.A. Jackson‘s opening night since we heard about this amazing rooftop terrace at the Thompson hotel! And the space lived up to expectations. Before you head to the elevators, make sure to soak in all of the amazing decor and ambiance of the Thompson and take a peak into the Marsh House in the lobby. Once you’ve poked around, ride the elevator to the roof to see the L.A. Jackson.
We grabbed a spot at the bar, but there are plenty of large tables inside and out for you to share with other guests or take over with a big group of friends. From our bar seats, we could see all of the action. We loved watching the bartenders mixing and pouring fancy drinks like our Vice Royal (rum, mezcal, smoked pineapple, and bitters) and Beale St. (black tea infused bourbon, vermouth, curacao, amaro braulio, and strawberry shrub).
The L.A. Jackson has snacks, sharing plates, and big entrees to choose from. We went for the broiled oysters covered in herbs, butter and crispy bread crumbs. The topping on these oysters was so good that we scraped the plate for any leftovers! We finished out our meal with the grilled black drum sandwich and the L.A. Jackson burger. The fish sandwich was served on a buttery toasted bun and topped with dill mayo and paired with a side of fries. The burger comes as a single or double patty tower, yum!
Next time we’re in, we want to try the chicken liver mousse, boudin balls, and butternut squash hand pies. And we can’t wait to enjoy the fall weather on their patio that boasts a beautiful view complimented by a gorgeous, large tree as the centerpiece.
C & A