216 11th Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach (241-1112) Upscale eatery earns high marks for its extensive wine list, mesquite wood grill and outdoor patio. Seafood martini, lobster “mac and cheese,” miso-glazed Chilean sea bass and mesquite grilled certified angus beef tenderloin highlight the menu. L, D, FB, CB, RA, RS, O, BR, VP, TO, LE, WA, $$$$, […]
319 23rd Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach (270-0356); 5613 San Jose Blvd., Lakewood (737-2874); 3 St. George St., St. Augustine (824-6993) Famed for its enormous orders of cheddar cheese fries, Cruisers is a casual and family-friendly burger and sandwich joint that also serves Tex-Mex favorites like quesadillas and tacos. L, D, B/W, O, TO, WA, $, […]
117 W. Adams St., Downtown (355-3793) Downtown hotspot serves an innovative menu featuring twists on favorites like mac and cheese gratin, apple and goat cheese salad, fried green tomato BLT and full service Lavazza espresso. Loose leaf tea selection. L, D, B/W, TO, WA, $$, All.
333 N. Laura St., Downtown (366-6911, x231) Inside the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, this chic eatery serves food that rivals its artwork, with dishes like spicy salmon soba, coconut and curry chicken, grilled asparagus and blueberry salad with goat cheese and toasted Georgia pecans. Wine tastings every Thursday. Upscale. L, D, RA, TO, X, […]
3585 St. Johns Ave., Avondale (387-0606) Food might be the main attraction (regulars swear by the grilled salmon salad, Kobe beef burger and prime rib), but it’s not the only thing that draws guests into The Brick. Outdoor seating, live music (usually of the groovy, jazzy variety) and a happening bar also make it an Avondale […]
112 Bartram Oaks Walk, Fruitcove (287-0766) Serving a variety of meat and seafood entrées such as pan-seared sea bass, filet mignon au poivre and scallop and shrimp Newburg. Private dining room. Upscale. L, D, FB, CB, RS, O, BR, TO, WA, $$$, ALL.
4840 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Center (345-3466) Diners have four distinct areas in which to enjoy items such as herb-rubbed campfire steak, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, roasted vegetable pasta, and iron skillet macaroni and cheese with lobster. Upscale. L, D, SB, FB, CB, RA, O, BR, VP, TO, LE, WA, $$$, AX, MC, V.
Sawgrass Marriott Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach (285-7777) The upscale décor is befitting the Marriott’s signature restaurant. The menu changes with the season, but diners can expect a variety of grilled steaks, chops and seafood. A three-course fixed-price menu is always a popular choice. D, SB, BR, VP, FB, CB, RA, $$$, ALL.
950 Sawgrass Village, Ponte Vedra Beach (285-3017 aquagrill.net) Established in 1988, featuring lakeside patio seating, private banquet facilities, aged Angus steaks, fresh seafood including live Maine lobster, chicken, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Casual. L, D, FB, CB, RA, RS, O, BR, TO, WA, $$$, ALL.
[nggallery id=7 images=1] The Corner Bistro and Wine Bar is the newest eatery to enter the Tapestry Park lineup, joining III Forks and Lime Leaf Thai in a mixed-use development that has become a hot spot for restaurants. Owner Andi Vito used ideas he had from years spent building restaurants while working as a contractor to […]