Bistro Aix
Bistro Aix

Bistro Aix

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrox.com/
  • Phone: 904-398-1949x
  • 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: American, Wine Bar, French
  • 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 904-398-1949x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bistro Aix reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (62)neighborhood gem (61)special occasion (56)notable wine list (40)romantic (38)hot spot (32)good for groups (32)vibrant bar scene (29)great for lunch (24)great for outdoor dining (14)late-night find (14)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • MacFla
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great new menu.....lots of choices....something for everyone...will take several visits to try all of them
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enthusiastic diners welcome
    mvyfoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our table was in a celebratory mood and our server, Danielle, was terrific and very tolerant! The food was wonderful and much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dentalboss
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We love this place traveling through Jax to Orlando. Always very busy so best to make reservations. We travel from Georgia & always love this stop off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    beachgirlamy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I was given a gift certificate for Bistro Aix and used it for our 41st anniversary celebration. Waiting at our table was an anniversary card signed by many of Bistro Aix's staff. The food was out of this world, the wait staff professional, personable and attentive and the restaurant charming. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food in a very lively atmosphere. Great cocktails and wine list. This will definitely be one of our favorites in Jacksonville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill
    FifiFloridaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I always LOVED this restaurant and because of traveling all summer, had not had a chance to visit when the NEW owners took over. WHAT A DISSAPPOINTMENT. I could not cut the AHI tuna with a knife. The food was below average and I doubt I will be going back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tried and True
    SilverPlate
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were a party of three. We have visited several times over the years, usually for special occasions. BA is one of the most well-known independent restaurants, and I have always found it to be a dependable experience. This occasion did not disappoint in terms of the food quality, flavor, and presentation. The atmosphere was great for being able to carry out a conversation. Some of the natural lighting coming in from the street side during the early evening was a little bit of a distraction at first, but that subsided. The server was knowledgeable and courteous enough (not stellar...but acceptable). Two things to improve upon: server appearance (not just ours) is not up to the standards, and the wait time for the check was extreme.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and experience
    GoodEats
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    If you are in Jacksonville and have a chance to go to Bistro Aix you should do it! The experience was great and the food was even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Menu!
    FoodieJaxVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wow, great new menu!! The food and service were fantastic ! Great live entertainment. Thank you Chad! and Chef Zeke and staff !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    JaxdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Bistro Aix has been one of our favorites since it opened 10 years ago. Great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere. We will be coming back soon. I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    Lovemytravels71
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we were a party of six and were all pretty happy with all our food. ambiance was a bit noisy (hard to talk to each other) but still hip and vibrant. escargot was my favorite, i could probably order 5 of this and will be happy with just that and bread. filet was also very good and enjoyed every bit to the last bite. wish there was a pear martini ( i used to get the best peartini from them a long time ago) to complete my dining experience with Bistro Aix. Overall, highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs further review...
    rthatcherVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our visit to the vaunted Bistro Aix in the primetime of Saturday night was interesting as the noisy venue was at least nearly full and I could see all of the management fully engaged in making things work. Our orders were well taken, but the kitchen fell short when the huge steak we ordered came out uneven and darker than my cabernet, though we requested medium cooking and not still kicking...when it came back, there was only 70% of the original steak....still, it was vastly improved in taste. I could tell the kitchen's intent was good and the management did the right things to help make up for the 4th place finish. I will likely return to try the place again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    When reservations were made for a birthday lunch on open table, I had entered a note asking whether our group would be able to bring our own cake. At other restaurants, I have always received a call re: any requests - but not this type. When our 9 group arrived, we were told (not very nicely by the way) there would be a $2.50 plate fee for each person. The girl working the front did not try to ask a manager or even try to be accomodating. We all had previously been to Bistro Aix (and experienced other problems) but this by the far was the most disappointing. Needless to stay, the office won't be back and I will never book an event/meeting at Bistro Aix.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great to be back
    FoodieJaxVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Now that the restaurant is happily under new ownership, I was really looking forward to returning, since, wow 3 years. Not only was I not disappointed but under Chef Ian's leadership, the food is better than ever ! The roast chicken, vegie and salmon pizza, escargot, bone marrow, mahi mahi sandwich: all sublime perfectly cooked and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the same Bistro Aix
    TMoneyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It had been a while sense our last visit. The remodel and live music was a fun unexpected treat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood jewel
    Beachgirl1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was great. Fun menu. The service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation
    eatout
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Make one - this is a popular place! The entire dinner experience was wonderful with one exception. I ordered a filet mignon - medium and it was too raw - I should have sent it back but I chose not to due to the size of my dinner party. Service was great, food as a whole was excellent. Rather noisy so if you want a quiet place this is not he one for you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lotsadeacs
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Dinner was average at best, service lacked. Aix is getting long in the tooth.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will not return
    NcmaestroVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food - good service - medicare The quality of the singer ang guitarist was good. Just was too loud for the space.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Parents came into town for a visit and we decided to try Bistro AIX since none of us had ever been. The food was delicious and the service was spectacular.Definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but ....
    Sd032444
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went here for dinner with 3 friends. 3 if the 4 main courses came out cold, nit even warm. That was disappointing b/c the taste was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KGator79VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Bistro Aix has a great ambiance and great service, their food and menu is good but in my opinion not on par with their competitors (Tavera, Orsay, Blacksheep...) I believe they recently got bought out so I'm hoping that the new owners, who also own Ovinte, will revisit the menu and make some changes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Fast Service
    TwoWeeks
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place had fantastic food, and the service was fast, almost too fast. Sat down and was done 30 min later. Recommended as a gluten free friendly place, and while it does have a few gluten free dishes, those that aren't can't be modified. Otherwise I would completely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little off...
    Jennifer
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I have eaten a number of times at Bistro Aix and I was surprised about my recent lunch experience. Now I understand that lunch time is a busy time, but I wasn't particularly impressed with our server. I don't remember him introducing himself. He didn't write down our orders (there were 5 of us). So my drink and my lunch was incorrect. (Coke zero no ice-- I got ice...ok not a big deal. I ordered the margherita pizza with pepperoni...I got no pepperoni). I would have mentioned this to our server, however, we only stopped once to drop off the check. Our drinks were refilled once by someone else. At this point, I was hungry and we had to get back to the office. I still love eating there, but will think twice about going during lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    TravWhite
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great selection of wine and whiskey. Steak Frites is always a hit.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better & better!
    Sharoncats
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Much better than our last visit and anxious to see what new ownership does.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bistro Aix
    bday40ls
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The beet salad was delicious and I usually don't choose a pineapple dessert, but the pineapple up side down cake was so palate pleasing I'd recommend it to everyone!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • danielmm
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The area is not particularly great, but the interior of the restaurant is nice, and the food is great. It's expensive, so you're really looking for perfection on everything, and it comes pretty close. It wasn't too loud to have comfortable conversations, and the service was perfect. They happily let one of us switch a side item, and they were attentive but not intrusive. We came pretty early (6:30 pm), and the food came out very quickly. We didn't get drinks, but it looked like there was a great selection. And although it's expensive, there are some cheaper options (pizzas, sandwiches) as well. Overall I'd say it's one of the best fine dining options in Jacksonville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Excellent
    NNNK21
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Menu is creative with many options for those of varying tastes. You cannot go wrong with any entree or salad. Desserts are excellent and the wine/drink menu extensive. The service is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    AlwaysEatz
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Bistro Aix is a great place to dine in the San Marco area, its one of my favorite places to go along with bb's and Taverna. Bistro Aix tends to have a grilled tuna option that the other establishments often don't have as an item on their menu, so that's usually my go-to choice. My wife and I also think they have some great cocktails, and will go there just to grab a drink on occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a great setting
    JanzelcVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Always enjoy this restaurant. Good lunch, a little pricey but worth it for a business meeting or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    wrhuyn
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent French inspired cuisine!
    margiebuckhead
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was unacceptable
    Tina
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have no problem paying good money for excellent food. Sorely disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    UNFSocProfVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SATISFACTION
    Robert1VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our special night
    lovefooddrink
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    jswedish
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Wonderful service and enthusiastic waiter. Arrived early and was seated promptly. Food was tasty and the dessert was divine. Banana s foster.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, terrible waiter
    RachelB
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Lunch Place
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I take many of my clients to this restaurant for lunch! Its always good, and in a convenient location to downtown!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juliana Keaton
    JJK50
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great place for business lunches/dinners, out of town guests and those you want to have an upscale experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate