About The Jackson

Like the abstract expressionist masterpieces of our namesake Jackson Pollock, every dish is a masterfully crafted composition of textures, colors and tastes designed to provoke and inspire. Under the talented direction of award-winning Chef Justin Vaiciunas, our menu is a dynamic, ever-evolving canvas celebrating seasonal ingredients and international techniques.
Justin Vaiciunas, Head Chef of The Jackson

Justin Vaiciunas

Co-owner and Head Chef

A Rochester Hills native, Chef Justin Vaiciunas brings his award-winning expertise and artistic vision to The Jackson. His lifelong passion for food and culture has taken him across the country’s top culinary destinations opening hotels and restaurants – from Miami and The Hamptons to Chicago, Palm Beach, San Diego, and Dallas.

Winning Metro Detroit’s Best Chef and the city’s Best New Restaurant in 2015, Chef Vaiciunas has proven his mastery goes beyond technical skill. With a deep appreciation for local, seasonal ingredients, he creates every dish with a profound artistry and soulfulness aiming to provide a dynamic and captivating dining experience.

Michael Mauro

Co-owner and Sommelier

Leading The Jackson’s beverage program is Michael Mauro, our resident wine curator and East Lansing native. Michael’s lifelong passion for wine and spirits has earned him esteemed certifications from the Court of Master Sommeliers, Wine and Spirit Education Trust, and the Sake Service Institute of Japan.

With an expertly trained palate, Michael has curated an exceptional wine list celebrating both renowned and up-and-coming vineyards from across the globe. Yet his true devotion lies in showcasing Michigan flavors and locally sourced ingredients.

Whether a celebrated vintage or a creatively crafted cocktail, each libation is meticulously chosen to achieve perfect harmony with The Jackson’s cuisine. Under Michael’s guidance, every sip promises to elevate your dining experience through his masterful pairings.

Michael Mauro, Head Sommelier of The Jackson


184 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309