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Bistro Aix
Bistro Aix

Bistro Aix Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrox.com
  • Phone: (904) 398-1949
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - 11AM - 10PM
    Tuesday - 11AM - 10PM
    Wednesday - 11AM - 10PM
    Thursday - 11AM - 10PM
    Friday - 11AM - 11PM
    Saturday - 5PM - 11PM
    Sunday - 5PM - 9PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Zeke Mears
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Whether casual or formal, any occasion calls for the ultimate Bistro AIX experience." Your event will be completely coordinated and managed by our experienced team and you will discover that we place the same emphasis on taste and service at your location as we do at the restaurant. The Bistro AIX catering staff will customize all aspects of your event including menu, flowers, bar service, and audio-visual needs to make your event spectacular.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether casual or formal, any occasion calls for the ultimate Bistro AIX experience. Our dedicated team will work with you to create a corporate function, cocktail party, reception or holiday gathering that is special and distinctly yours, either at our location or one of your choosing.
  • Private Party Contact: Patty Myers (904) 398-1949
  • Entertainment: Le Bar is located next to Bistro AIX and offers Live Music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Join us for Happy Hour from 5PM-7PM.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Phillips Street
  • Public Transit: JTA routes available through San Marco BLVD.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Three private parking lots are located behind the restaurant on Phillips Street. Street parking also available.
A word from Bistro Aix
A city-hip restaurant located in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco district, Bistro AIX brings an intriguing mix of vibrant sights, sounds, and flavors to Jacksonville.

Seasonal French bistro-inspired menu features wood-fired oven and grilled specialties including pizzas, pastas, risottos, steaks and seafood, complemented by professional, unpretentious service. A Wine Spectator Restaurant Award recipient, Bistro AIX offers over 250 wines by the bottle and 50 by the glass. A wide variety of hand-crafted cocktails and specialty martinis are available from the full bar.

The bustling main dining room is highlighted by original 1940s brickwork, a curved marble bar and an open kitchen. A second dining room includes a glowing back-lit onyx bar and open-view wine cellar that bring the feel of the big city to the cozy neighborhood of San Marco. Outside, an intimate dining patio is accented with over-sized flowerpots and climbing vines
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "For the price, the food was just ok to me and the 3 other people in my party. I will probably try this place again to see if this was just an off night."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I are here on a Thursday night and were very impressed with the food quality & service. Our server, Blaise, made the evening unique & memorable. I highly recommend the escargot appetizer and the grilled lamb entree. We will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "It was our anniversary and our first time there. The food was quite good. A bit noisy and service a little slow, but we would go back. We had a nice evening"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious. We went for my birthday with a party of ten. Everyone left happy and we were all raving about each of our dishes. The restaurant was very accomodating for our large party and seated us very comfortably in a side nook that almost made it feel like a private space. The waiter was very attentive and informative about the menu options. The best part was the complimentary birthday chocolate brownie with ice cream. I was totally not expecting that from such a nice restaurant. And it was amazingly good. Everyone tried a bit and loved it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have no problem paying good money for excellent food. Sorely disappointing!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have eaten at Bistro Aix many, many times over the years. On this most recent trip, we had the best waiter we've ever had. He was extremely informative and quick to make menu recommendations. It is rare in Jacksonville to have a server with so much product knowledge. While many people regard Bistro Aix as a fancier, destination spot, I love it for its smoky tomato soup, salads, and pizza. For me, it works great as a casual spot."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was my wife's birthday and a friend took her there. They were both very pleased with the food, but most of all they were extremely pleased with the service."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Wonderful service and enthusiastic waiter. Arrived early and was seated promptly. Food was tasty and the dessert was divine. Banana s foster."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed the food at Bistro Aix, but we had one of the worst waiters ever. The mussels were excellent as was my husband's filet. Bananas Foster were great. We know that it was our waiter in particular that was terrible and not the norm, as we noted other tables getting excellent service. This waiter did not even belong at the local Chili's, much less a very nice restaurant. He did not ask if we wanted an appetizer when getting our drinks (we had to make him stay to take the order), didn't refill drinks or ask if we wanted more, and we had to ask him to clear obviously empty plates."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great place for business lunches/dinners, out of town guests and those you want to have an upscale experience."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Our third trip back since the arrival of the new chef. Food was delicious. Service was lack luster. Timing was good, but we left feeling like we were a distraction to him. We'll definitely return, but this isn't our favorite spot any longer."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Went for my wife's birthday. We have been there before and it has always been good. Both my wife and I consider ourselves to be educated foodies and found the wait staff to be knowledgeable and professional. We started with the warm olives medley as an app. For an entrree I had the Steak Frites, which was spot on and my wife had the Fish Aixoise (catch of the day) which was also excellent. We finished with the bananas foster (2 spoons) Wine list was also excellent. Will be back again and again and again>"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • " Food here is thoughtful and freshly prepared on site. I appreciated the variety of menu options. You can eat light or enjoy an entree that is truly gourmet. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Still a pretty good place for a better than average night out, but there is a new exec chef, and it just hasn't seemed as good as it used to be, the last couple of times we've gone there. Service is still excellent, and when weather permits, sitting on the rear patio is quite nice."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was our first visit. The food was truly outstanding and the service was even better. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and offered outstanding recommendations. But the noise level was so incredibly high, that we could barely speak and be heard 2 feet away. Adding to the loud atmosphere, was the guitarist and percussion (which would have sounded great, if they didn't compete with the loud conversations. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Overall very good dining venue. Have been many times and will return. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I have always loved Aix. Today was a bust. Worst lunch ever. Hamburger too salty to eat. Since when do you cut a burger in half and call it two pattys? Med rare does not mean totally cooked all the way thru. Blue cheese chips served cold. Bananas foster? Really? If your going to call it by the classic name, do it right. Not your version of it. Barely warm bananas, definitely not caramelized. Sauce was so acidic from the lemon. Maybe teach the server to actually ask if you would like more water considering it is 98 degrees out and we were having wine with lunch. Not sure what is going on but between the menu changes and downgrade in service I won't be having $100 lunches for 2 here anymore. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I am torn over my Thursday dinner visit to Bistro AIX, with issues before I even got to the restaurant. Got a voice mail to confirm my reservation, but it required me to call back to confirm, rather than call if not coming. I did, but interesting that they had plenty of empty tables all night. Food was good, but kitchen and wait staff have timing and service issues. Our entrees arrived when we were still enjoying our appetizer. Waiter indicated that the kitchen has their own clock and the servers have to deliver while hot, no matter what. So, I had to choose between letting my entree get cold or finishing my soup while it was still hot. Shame that the quality of the food suffered in that situation, regardless of which choice I made. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We had not been back to AIX in several months and found ourselves disappointed this time. We sat outside (good) as it was incredibly noisy inside (bad). Our cheese appetizer was excellent but the mussels were "just ok" while the fish entrée was excellent. The service was EXTREMEMLY slow; we had to wait 10 minutes to get our wine AFTER the appetizer was served; our waiter only recommended the most expensive wines so we didn't trust his choices, and our second cup of coffee came as we were ready to sign for the bill."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Four of us enjoyed our dinner at Bistro Aix very much. We dined here before a night at the symphony and had excellent service and very good food. Wonderful spinach salad and fish special was very good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed the excellent service. One of the people in our group is gluten and dairy intolerant and our Server was very helpful and knowledgeable in that area. We were in a hurry and she was so efficient in getting our checks and servicing our table. The food was delicious and the Mango Tini was amazing!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Cocktails and food were good, maybe not for the price. The worst part of the experience is trying to hear each other. It was very loud and difficult for my wife and I to hold a conversation. We will return to give it another chance, but we are doubtful."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food expertly prepared and served. Fun place for people watching. Beautiful lounge area. Always a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Aix is known for good food, good wine and good service. It almost always lives up to those expectations. On this visit our servers were polite but seemed a bit weary. Pizza was good. Ceasar salad and beet salad fresh and tasty. Tuna tartar was very good! Order it! Typical to previous visits the dining area is very noisy (to be generous we'll say "energized") a cacaphony of local professionals enjoying food and drink. Try this restaurant. Very good neighborhood feel. You won't be disappointed. Good date spot."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Last minute Mother's Day reservation paid off with a place in our new neighborhood to which we will definitely return. We just moved to San Marco area of Jacksonville and there are lots of good choices. Bistro Aix has a great selection and takes good care of you. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "One of our very favorite spots for special occasions "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Bistro Aix has been one of our favorites for years. Food is very good. If you like steaks, the filet is exceptional. If you are a salad person, their beat salad is fantastic. Service is always pretty good. Oh... and desert is fantastic. I love their creme brûlée! They tend to get busy, so try to make reservations if you can."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been eating here for many years and we have never been disappointed. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary, the food, service and atmosphere was great! Really like the addition of the expanded bar area. There was a jazz ensemble playing in the bar area and we decided to hang out a bit longer. Wait staff in there was very attentive and really nice. I highly recommend Bistro Aix for any occasion!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Celebrating a birthday! Bistro Aix was a great night out! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I live in San Marco and I am familiar with all the restaurants and there. The Aix is my favorite place for meeting with friends. The food is always very good, the service is great, and the ambience is the proper mix of upscale and comfort. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We always be sure to go to Bistro Aix when we visit Jacksonville. Our favorite!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our party of 4 went to Bistro Aix on a Friday evening. The restaurant was busy as usual, but the service was very slow. It took 45 minutes for our food to arrive. Service should never suffer just because a restaurant is busy or understaffed for the evening."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great place to go for your birthday when you're feeling old! Fun, energetic place!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Hard to hear one another speak. Very loud. Not sure what can be done about this."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Initial table was not acceptable for a business dinner. When we asked to be moved, we were placed at a table by the kitchen in an area which was very warm. The temperature fluctuated during the entire meal. Also, it took quite a while to receive our meal after ordering. A bottle of wine ordered, but not presented to the person who ordered it, resulting in receiving the wrong bottle. When the senior member of our party arrived back to the table, she was surprised to see that it was not the wine she ordered. When a bottle of wine is delivered to a table, it should always be presented to the individual who ordered the wine. Overall, although the food was good, the service was not what I expected."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "WoW! Pan Seared Flounder was fantastic, Josh (waiter) was excellent and the wine list is too! Live music from the adjacent Le Bar was Great (Chris Thomas) and the dance/social scene is vibrant. We will add this one to our list !"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Having small children, my wife and I cherish the few times that we are able to carve out time for a date night. I requested a quiet table due to having poor hearing. We were extremely disappointed to be seated directly across from the server station. The noise was so severe that we could not hear each other. Fortunately we were able to get better seating after requesting a change. This is the second time we have received poor seating when reserving through open table. We had great service and did enjoy a nice meal after getting a new table."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "If you are looking for something out the box, not a chain/corporate owned restaurant this is the place! Excellent, food, service and atmosphere! We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Even though newer restaurants have stolen some of the thunder out of the Bistro Aix it still holds its own and with the new Le Bar lounge addition it takes it back to the top, the only thing that could be a little better is the food, it's still 5 star, but compared to other 5 stars it shines a little less. Overall an amazing spot!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Outstanding food. We have experienced Bisto Aix several times while visiting Jacksonville and are never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/28/2014