St. Johns Town Center (997-9233; thecapitalgrille.com). Upscale steakhouse dressed in crisp linens and serving Kona crusted dry aged sirloin with carmelized shallot butter, porcini-rubbed Delmonico with eight-year aged balsamic. Private dining room and chef’s table available. L, D, FB, CB, O, RA, BR, VP, TO, WA, $$, ALL.
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9822 Tapestry Park Cir., Southside (928-9277; iiiforks.com). Sleek and swanky steakhouse serving USDA prime beef and succulent seafood along with extensive wine list. Private rooms and outdoor seating available. D, FB, CB, O, RA, BR, VP, TO, WA, $$, ALL.
2032 County Rd. 220, Orange Park (269-4198). Open for more than 40 years, Whitey’s is a local dining institution. Regulars visit for a chance to sit on the huge waterside deck, gawk at the menagerie of stuffed critters on display and partake in steamed snow crab legs, boiled shrimp, fried grouper and sautéed crab cakes. […]
218 First St., Neptune Beach (246-0881). The chalkboard menu is a neighborhood landmark. Regulars come for the fresh shucked oysters, seafood gumbo, grilled mahi and Key lime pie. L, D, FB, O, TO, $$, ALL.
St. Johns Town Center (645-3474; mitchellsfishmarket.com). Upscale but casual restaurant near JTB features a menu 80 dishes long highlighted by items such as Little Neck clam chowder, broiled sea scallops and lemon pepper grilled chicken. L, D, FB, CB, BR, TO, WA, $$, ALL.
1501 Riverplace Blvd., Southbank (398-3353; chart-house.com). The exterior of the waterfront restaurant is probably the most unusual in town. Inside is a dramatic, dimly-lit, dinner-only restaurant best known for its seafood, prime rib, salad bar and Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Upscale. D, FB, *, RA, RS, BR, X, $$, ALL.
1986 San Marco Blvd. (398-3005). San Marco Square’s upscale dining option features a casual interior and a menu that draws inspiration from Spain and the Mediterranean. Tapas items, salads, meats and pizzas made in a wood-burning oven are top sellers. L, D, SB, O, RA, TO, WA, $, ALL.
25 Cuna St., St. Augustine (810-2400, tastetapas.com). Innovation and seasonal variety are the hallmarks of this chef-owned restaurant, serving grilled hanger steak, baby lamb chops, and seafood paella. Tapas menu. Courtyard dining and a private room for intimate gatherings. Live music nightly. L, D, B/W, RA, RS, O, LE, WA, $$, ALL.
3551 St. Johns Ave., Avondale (387-0700, bluefishjax.com). Replaced Sterlings in Avondale. The interior and menu were updated—lots of blue (fitting, of course), serving oysters, steaks and chops. Extensive wine list. L, D, SB, O, BR, *, FB, RA, TO, =, X, $$, ALL.
619 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach (285-0202). Relaxing oceanfront restaurant specializes in seafood spiced with Caribbean, Cajun and Southern flavors. Offering fried green tomatoes, seafood gumbo, coconut shrimp and blackened snapper. L, D, SB, O, BR, VP, FB, TO, RA, $, ALL