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bb's restaurant and bar
bb's restaurant and bar
  • Address:
    1019 Hendricks Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    Neighborhood:
    Jacksonville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

bb's restaurant and bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bbsrestaurant.com/
  • Email: info@bbsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (904) 306-0100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - midnight Saturday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Agan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: near Prudential Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from bb's restaurant and bar
Consistently voted one of the best restaurants in Northeast Florida, bb's restaurant and bar never ceases to please and surprise the palate of discerning diners, locals, and visitors alike. We are conveniently located in Jacksonville's South Bank Area, mere minutes from Historic San Marco and the downtown business district. Our award-winning wine list, creative daily specials and house-made desserts will have you return for more. Whether you are seeking a groovy place to unwind after work, or one world cuisine with an eclectic flare before enjoying an evening at the symphony, bb's restaurant and bar is definitely the place to be. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "BB's gets it right every time. Brunch lunch the evening meal or a drink at the bar, BB's never let's me down."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food is always wonderful. Tried the polenta stixx for the first time. They were good but I think the blue cheese sauce should be changed for something else and dress diced tomatoes like the bruschetta."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Fabulous all around. The 4 of us agreed that the lamb burger special was as good as anything we have recently ordered anywhere. In fact, better...."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We always dine at bb's before shows and concerts and have always had a great experience! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "before all plays, concerts this is our restaurant of choice"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good good....great service without being over the top expensive"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Nice place with very good food. Cool structure/art work. I expected a more sophisticated/romantic setting based on website/online description but quite a few tables with young children (we had an 8pm reservation). Also quite a few fellow diners in sneakers/shorts/tee shirts. Just a bit more casual than anticipated. Server was excellent - very peppy and super knowledgeable about the wine list/pairings. Bread pudding spectacular (I believe it's made from croissants!). Will definitely go back if I'm in Jacksonville again"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Taverna is our go to restaurant that happens to be within walking distance from our home. It never disappoints. They do tend to change their menu often which is frustrating if you find a preparation that you love. You can ask them for changes to a dish though, as they are extremely accommodating. We sat outside which is great for people is great for people watching. It was louder than normal as there were quite a few kids sitting outside that evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Bb's had the vibe of a neighborhood restaurant for middle-aged professionals. It is a small place and the decor was nothing special. The food was good, but too complex with odd combinations of favors. Very expensive...everything was priced separately...we didn't even get bread with our meal. The best thing about the meal was the dessert, which was delicious. Overall, very overpriced for what you got. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Reasonably priced, good wine list. Different menu with excellent choices. Attentive service. What more could one want?"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It's a great place for lunch and wonderful service. Can be a bit noisy, but that's the downside of being such a wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Always exceptional. I've never had a bad meal here."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "BB's is consistently a great go to resturant. I'm a vegetarian and they made a special plate of the vegetables they had available. All the food and wine is great!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We visit the area each year for several running events - and going here is always a must! I am picky! I love the food! Creative. Healthy. Wonderful. Have never been disappointed. Can you please come to the Sarasota area! We would love it! Thank you for an outstanding dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Overnight in Jacksonville to run a 15 K, looked for a place to dine within an easy walk from our hotel. By pure luck it was bb's! Blown away by the quality and originality of the food. To start flake pastry layered with cheese, several distinct flavors plus intentionally different temperatures. Main course was wonderful pasta, do not recall the title, but very tasty and beyond the normal. Waiter was very busy (this place is popular) but very attentive and amiable. Decor is good but not exceptional, a bit stark but still a warm enough feel perhaps from the wonderful aroma. Prices are on high side but worth it because of the exceptional food. Pleasant informal feel, not at all stuffy."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It has been a couple years since I have been here and it was as good or maybe a little better than I remember. I took my boyfriend there for the first time and he was impressed. The service was great. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted and the waiter gave excellent advice. I had the scallops and they were perfectly cooked. My boyfriend got a pasta dish - excellent as well. I highly recommend. Great place to go before seeing a performance at the Times-Union Center."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food generally good, nice salmon salad especially desserts, pizza overcooked though and crab cake sandwich not impressive (a lot of filling and not much crab in the cake, focaccia stale, small portion size)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had another night in Jacksonville, so we took some others from out group and headed to bb's. Everyone was raving about the food. Can't list individual dishes because out of six people, everyone thought their dish was the best. Duck wonton, white truffle pizza, polenta fries... the appetizers were amazing, the entrees delectable and the desserts.... well if you can't save room, take some home. We really wish they could open a bb's in our town, we'd be regulars! If you are in Jacksonville, you really need to try this place. (Great service too!)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Ordered the lunch special of a barbecue pork sandwich and although the bun was delicious, the pork did not have a lot of flavor. The slaw served was extra spicy so I was glad it was able to be served on the side. Overall a satisfactory dining experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Didn't know what to expect when we decided to give bb's a try on our trip to Jacksonville - we were pleasantly surprised at the fabulous menu. Everything was so enticing it was difficult to choose, but when we did, we had several arguments over which selection was the best. Everything was cooked to perfection, masterfully put together and incredibly tasty. We have cancelled our other dinner plans and are heading back to bb's before we leave town!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My family and I chose BB's after reading online reviews. We were so happy to find a new place to dine in the downtown area"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is a frequent stop for us, and we were glad to return. The menu was back to normal (after Valentine's Day) and the Duck Napoleon was fantastic as usual. I had the steak as a main. Although bb's is not a steakhouse, this was one of the best steaks that I have had in while. We discovered a new wine (a South African blend by the name of Barista that is really worth a try). Be ware of the desert bar. First you can't miss it if you make the journey to the rest rooms. The portions are enorous and easily enough for two normal humans. Bb's is one of those places that is close the the theater and entertainment venues that knows how to pace a meal, get you out on time and still give you a night to remember."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Perfect blend of textures, flavors and seasonings."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Even with all the road construction going on all around, once inside BB's you forget about it all and enjoy excellent service and food. We live at the beach, and only wish we could come here more often. (The pizza is awesome.)"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The yellowtail tuna tartare was excellent!! I wish it came with a few more crackers to eat it with, however it was great alone. For the main dish I had the jambalaya pizza and my boyfriend had the orecchiette pasta with grilled chicken and calabrese sausage. Both dished were good and filling but not great. It wasn't a problem though because we ordered the upside down rum pecan pound cake and it was also to die for! I definitely cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great creative menu. Food delicious and good waiter. Small noisy restaurant with closely spaced tables. Try the Bacon Bloody Mary."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The service was not up too par. our server was too busy and not too attentive. Only got one glass of water for the in tire evening."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Probably my sixth time at bb's and each time have had a great meal, nice atmosphere and super service. First time not sitting at the bar (btw a small tv would be nice to see at the bar, not to take away from the feel of the place but when dining alone not bad to check out ESPN, Olympics etc. no sound required) and service was great. I always appreciate descriptives from the staff and offering to make a variation if all the ingredients don't mess with my palate. This is a great place to go for contemporary comfort food that is well prepared. And as others will attest the desserts are incredible."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We dined at Azurea last evening and had a thoroughly delightful experience. The service and food were both excellent. The ambience was fine, although it did get a little noisy later in the evening. Over all, we will definitely recommend and return."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food was excellent but our host was not. We never got refills on drinks. We had to make a request twice before we would received the request."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were just visiting the Jacksonville area for one night, and I found bb's courtesy of Trip Advisor. It was very close to our hotel, as well as having a high rating. We were not disappointed at all. The fact that it was very busy on an early Monday night let us know we had made a good choice. The service was excellent, and our waitress was well versed on the menu. The fixed price (sorry, my French is terrible) option was an excellent choice. I thought the addition of a nice glass of wine for $5 was quite reasonable. Portions were large, but still not of the overwhelming variety. Presentation was top-notch. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We've dined there multiple times after a recommendation. The food has always been excellent. We've never had a bad meal. Wish we could say the same for the service. We've only had one good experience with their service. They don't pay attention to the guests, whether it's from not having enough staff or they feel the food is so good that they don't need to try, I'm not sure. The attitude from our last few have been less than good. I wouldn't stop going due to the service yet, but I hope they make an effort to let the staff know that they are there to serve the guests not the other way around."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "everything was great server was quick and friendly food appeared quickly after ordering"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is always great. We eat at bb's about once a month. Valentine's day is not a great choice--as is probably the case with many restaurants. Between the larger than normal crowds and the special menu, the flow from the kitchen was a bit slow (dinner normally takes 65-85 minutes but this time it was closer to 110). The server was very apologetic, but there was nothing that he could do. The meal when it arrived was really good, but if you have a follow on commitment, budget some extra time on a holiday."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food and service is always great at bb's. Our table had the Steak Sandwich, Salmon BLT, and the Salmon Salad. The sandwiches come with 4 choices of sides. We both chose the Caesar Salad. Everything was fresh and tasty. The only negative was the a/c was on when it was in the upper 40s to low 50s. When you see people not taking their coats off, or putting them on during their meal, that's a signal to put the heat on."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waiter Mark took great care of us since we arrived late due to a train. We also had to get to a show downtown. Mark made sure our service was prompt, but not rushed. Food arrived quickly and was excellet. Duck confit napoleon....so good!!!! Only gripe is 6 small chips for tuna tartare."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My wife and I went to BB's last night for an early Valentines Day dinner. BB's is on a fairly regular rotation in our dining out spots and never fails to deliver a top notch dining experience. We had reservations and were seated immediately when we arrived. Service was prompt and courteous and our waitress was completely familiar with the menu and specials. We ordered drinks, appetizers, entree's and took our deserts to go. Each course was delivered just as the prior course was finished and the waitress was very attentive to keeping our drinks refilled and clearing the table as plates were emptied. The night was a romantic, relaxing time that met our expectations and prior experiences with BB's perfectly."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Was a first time visit I planned for my wife's birthday and she and I were both impressed with the whole experience. I booked online for seating and left a comment it was for a birthday and when we arrived, we were greeted warmly with a happy birthday wish. We were seated right away ahead of our expected time and saw they had a full house for a Friday night, good sign. Our server Mark, was prompt and friendly and made us feel welcome. The wine list had a good selection and was well priced. We asked about appetizers and Mark suggested the duck wonton napoleon and it was top notch, a must if you visit. Our first time at bb's was very enjoyable and plan to make other visits to further explore the offerings."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Food was fantastic as was the service. Nice little gem."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We used to eat there a lot. We now go maybe once a year. It is not as good as it used to be."
    Dined on 2/1/2014