1314 Prudential Dr., Southbank (398-8989, winecellarjax.com). A lot has changed in the neighborhood since Wine Cellar opened its doors in 1974. The menu features items like jumbo lump crab cakes, salmon burgers and homemade parmesan zucchini fries. The wine list is tops and the décor matches its European roots. L, D, RA, RS, FB, O, […]
60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach (247-0060). Chef-owned, CIA-certified restaurant serving shrimp and goat cheese spadini, Costa Rican shrimp ceviche, seafood chowder, whole fried fish and veal Montrachet. Upscale. Martini room with live music Wed.-Sat. D, FB, CB, RS, TO, LE, WA, $$, all.
TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, Ponte Vedra Beach (273-3238; tpcsawgrass.com). Gorgeous clubhouse open to all serves a variety of fare such as grilled grouper with poblano grit cake, corn-crusted flounder, “Jim Furyk’s” filet mignon and “Phil Mickelson” lobster ravioli. Sunday buffet 11 AM-2 PM, $25. Happy hour Mon.-Sat., 4:30-6:30 PM. B, L, D, SB, FB, O, BR, […]
2107 Hendricks Ave., San Marco (396-9922). As the only AAA Four Diamond and Mobil Four Star-winning restaurant in North Florida, Matthew’s has established itself as the go-to restaurant for culinary creativity and contemporary elegance, not to mention 450 wine selections. D, B/W, RA, RR, BR, TO, WA, $$, ALL.
1527 Penman Rd., Jacksonville Beach (241-4496; dwightsbistro.com). Petite Mediterranean-style bistro, chef-owned and operated for over 10 years, serving fresh ravioli and pasta, “world famous” crab cakes, grilled quail, filet mignon, veal and lamb. D, B/W, RS, $$, AX, MC, V.
Fernandina Harbor Marina at the foot of Centre St., Fernandina Beach (261-2660). Serving an eclectic mix of Southern regional cusine with an emphasis on local seafood and aged beef. Wine Spectator award-winner for four years. Seasonal outdoor seating. Casual. L, D, FB, CB, RA, O, BR, TP, LE, WA, $$, ALL.