Black Sheep Restaurant
Black Sheep Restaurant

Black Sheep Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://blacksheep5points.com/
  • Phone: (904) 380-3091
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour: Daily 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 3:00pm, (limited menu 3pm-5pm), Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (limited menu 11pm-midnight), Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm (limited menu 3pm-5pm),
    Roof top dining, bar and lounge Sunday - Thursday 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00pm (Limited menu 11-midnight)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Waylon Rivers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The Riverside Trolley is available during Lunch hours Monday-Saturday.
A word from Black Sheep Restaurant
Black Sheep is an independent restaurant located in Jacksonville"s historic 5-Points in Riverside. Our focus is on fresh, local ingredients, hand-crafted food, and gracious service. We offer a full bar, signature cocktails, craft beers and an excellent wine list. We offer fast-casual lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Monday through Saturday, and brunch Saturday and Sunday.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Black Sheep Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (81)great for outdoor dining (78)neighborhood gem (74)special occasion (60)hot spot (51)romantic (43)scenic view (43)good for groups (40)vibrant bar scene (37)great for brunch (33)notable wine list (29)late-night find (21)great for lunch (20)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Scotty2Hotty
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in Jax. Always a hit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Suberb. Our server Amber was excellent!
    HollyVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Best dining we've had in a long time. Service and atmosphere were terrific. We sampled 6 appetizers instead of a dinner meal. Great way to experience a restaurant. We'll go back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful rooftop experience & inside dining too
    ChipandNancyVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We were there on a Sunday for an early dinner, so no crowds or high noise levels. Food was great and so different and fresh - thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food at high prices
    lucygirlVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    To start with I had made a reservation. The restaurant had many empty tables but they seated us right near the front door to the lobby so we could enjoy the cold air whenever someone came in or out. I had them move us and guess what: we got a table right next to the noisy bar! I was missing silverware but no one noticed. We ordered 2 side items for sharing with our entrees. They were dumped on the table without serving spoons, but it's ok because I was given a steak knife for my salmon! The salmon was underdone, the kale was overly salted, and the desserts were forgettable. We had 2 glasses of wine, 2 entrees, 2 sides, 2 coffees and 2 desserts for $120.00. No appetizers, no salads, no soups. Thought the price was high for the small portions. Will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beet Salad!
    DowntowOtown
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Mmmm, the Beet Salad was so delicious, I could have eaten two! Fun cocktails and farm-to-table concept combine to make Black Sheep a great place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant.
    Eatout2much
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I had to take one star away because they told me upon confirmation they would do something special for our anniversary (provide desert) but they did not. Otherwise. Great place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Brunch
    Duffy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My wife and I took our 22 year old daughter to Black Sheep for her birthday. We found both the service and food to be outstanding. I had the shrimp and grits, my wife had a fried green tomato BLT, and my daughter had the Truffled Black Hog Farm Egg Toast. Of course, as when we try any new restaurant, we sampled each other's entrees. Every dish was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    What a nice evening for a special occasion! We celebrated our anniversary at Black Sheep with out of town friends and had one of the best meals ever there. I would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could not have been happier.
    et2sw
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    There isn't enough good things to say about this experience. Between the roof top lounge bar area with fire place to the indoor nicely lit dining are and the quiet outdoor patio right in the heart of five points, the environment has something for every occasion. The food was outstanding. There is something on the menu that could fit any type of palette. Guys, if you want to go all out for your lady this place will definitely impress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Definitely a must for romantic dinners. Roof top scene was great along with great service and food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Brunch.
    PennyG
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The best part was food, followed closely by our waiter and the brunch cocktails. Foods we had - Short ribs, roasted mushroom & fontina omelet, pastrami hash, & something with pork belly & poached eggs, all the meals were excellent. Appetizers of fried olives with pimento cheese & fried green tomatoes. The olives were perfect, the tomatoes were okay. The cocktails were great with the Heaven's Gate receiving rave reviews from all. The coffee was excellent & locally sourced. Our waiter & all the wait staff were pleasant & attentive. Even as party of 7 on a Sunday I had an issue with being seated at the entrance with a reservation since one of our guests has anxiety attacks. I probably would have received the same seating as a walk-in.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic roof top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Recommended by a coworker and I am so glad I went to Black Sheep. The roof top is awesome for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    jlnegron
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was great, I waitress was a bit tired, but her overall service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very popping
    TheKents
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Been in Jax 10 yrs wanted to go someplace new it was awesome a little pricey al a carte but all in all a great evening rooftop is a must 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak au poivre
    Enjoyment
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    While the steak was grilled medium rare as requested, it had not been marinated to infuse the pepper flavor. Sauce served with peppercorns was not cuisine-worthy. Nine in part. All seemed to enjoy
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place with an inventive menu.
    beachdinersVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Black sheep is a great place with an inventive menu, reasonable price inventive drinks and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food in Jax
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I moved here from New Orleans and have a pretty high standard. This is by far my fav Jax restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ccburg
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great ambience, food was good. I particularly enjoyed my French onion soup. The pork shank was a very substantial meal. I would go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious!
    AMST
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had a great time here! The food was delicious. It was hard to save room for dessert because everything was so good but I'm glad we made room. Go with friends so that you can try several things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual Dinner with Colleagues
    JoeR
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Nice casual dinner with colleagues from out of town. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Ordered apps, Pountine w/fries and Ravioli with Duck. Amazing. Ordered salmon which was very good but it was about a 3-4oz portion, and maybe 3 fingerling potatoes halved to fill the plate and some random peas. Presentation and taste was very good. Not worth the price considering the portion size. Rooftop open air atmosphere makes up for some of the portion size shortfall. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    Jessicav
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We dined at Black Sheep for at least the 6th time, which is a lot considering we live in Orange Park. The food was wonderful, we ordered so many snacks & apps that we never even made it to the entrees but I am dying to try the Sunday night fried chicken for two special amongst other delicious offerings. We also had a couple different cocktails which were very good, the dusty boot is awesome if you like bourbon & black pepper & they actually make a Sazerac properly, which trust me most places don't! The best drink I have ever had here was The View From the Top, but sadly it was not on the menu this particular evening. We were too full for dessert but if you're not DO NOT miss the malted milkshakes that come with homemade "Oreos". So yummy!
    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, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Experience
    Joan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Made reservations at Black Sheep several weeks prior to the day. Was pleasantly surprised w/ a call the morning of to confirm the reservation. A group of 6 of us arrived early & headed to the roof top bar which is much more sophisticated than a "roof top bar". We were greeted immediately & taken to a table. The sky was overcast & the temperature pleasant so it was wonderful to be outside. Our waitress, Lyndsey (sp?) was very knowledgable about the food and drinks and very attentive. We enjoyed being roof top so much we decided to have our dinner there. The food was superb. We all ordered something different and none of us were disappointed. The creme brûlée is a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband started with the scallops (which were cooked perfectly) and pork belly which was very good (although he wished there was a little more pork belly). My fried olives stuffed with pimento cheese were yummy as always. My husband's pork chop with corn middlins and spicy hollandaise was DELICIOUS. My spare rib was delicious as well, but I'll get the pork chop next time! I got the cheese and bacon grits as a side which complemented the tender spare rib nicely. My birthday dessert was the salted caramel creme brulee which had a crunchy sugar crust over the silky custard...yum! The only disappointment was the removal of the stout my husband was looking forward to and a loud party a few tables over. The service was also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Seating
    KayY
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    3 Day in advance reservation and I was seated right next to the door, inches from where people entered the restaurant
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Neighborhood Gem
    JaniefromJax
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food, vibrant location and fun to eat inside or out! There are adults of every age and stage here . Energetically loud inside so since we were there with an elderly relative and her hearing is an issue we just ate outside and enjoyed the neighborhood folks going here and there past the patio as we dined. Menu is fairly small, but there is always something delicious on it so that doesn't really matter. Try the savory bread pudding if one is featured, it is a personal favorite and my family also loves the pimento cheese stuffed/fried olives. We aren't able to get here often, but we never pass up an opportunity to go when it arises!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, greater Locale
    DrFrozen
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Neither I, nor my date, was disappointed by our night at Black Sheep. We started our evening on the rooftop, which had an awesome view of nearby downtown at night, before making our way inside due to a chill in the air. The ambiance and decor was top notch with a modern, almost Manhattan, feel to the styling. My steak was cooked perfectly at a nice medium-rare and my girlfriend's dish was equally well prepared. The prices are quite high, certainly suitable to the type of place many would consider a "special occasion" dining experience for most. All in all, we walked completely satisfied with our night at the Sheep and would go back again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome place
    AwZ0919
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My husband and I definitely enjoyed ourselves at your restaurant for our anniversary. I immediately feel in love with the place. And the food was exquisite. Thank you for a lasting first impression.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service
    Anthony
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The short ribs were great and my wife had the shrimp and grits!! Our server was very knowledgeable and the service was great! It was a awesome birthday dinner! We will be back! Rooftop dining and bar is a must see
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Tamoya
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I went with my girlfriend on our 1 year anniversary, and it was amazing. I've never been before that occasion and I'm glad I picked the place out. Great food, Great service, Great ambiance, and was over all just amazing.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SUSIE
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING, ONE SUGGESTION MY FRIEND HAD GRILLED SNAPPER WITH CALMS IN A BOWL WITH BROTH AND NEEDED BREAD TO BE ABLE TO EAT EVERY BITE, HAD TO ASK FOR BREAD WHICH CAME AND WAS PERFECT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love this place. It's perfect.
    Breezysbaby1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I went for Brunch with my dear friend and since she doesn't get out much I advised her to dress up and wear a hat. We enjoyed the food and service we received. The rooftop is the best place to sit and enjoy your time here so we made reservations just to be on the safe side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Black Sheep review
    Foodisgood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was perfect except for the hostess downstairs. She was very rude and gave me an attitude about my reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was amazing!
    TheBean
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We will definitely be adding into our traditional no cook Friday rotation! Yum yum!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dinner
    DiningOut
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We arrived and were promptly seated. I ordered a BBQ Duck Sandwich and it was fantastic; the shoe string fries it came with were okay. We also got the Mac n Cheese on the side - it was delicious. We ordered two of their Vodka drinks off their menu and they were tasty - the cucumber one had a stronger carbonation to it than I expected. Food didn't take too long to come out. We ordered bread service as mentioned on the menu but it was terrible - I can't recommend that to anyone. It was too hard and difficult to chew. Otherwise it was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service - exceptional
    BrainVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The gentleman who served our meal up at the rooftop bar was a great addition to the experience. It started to rain and he was more Concerned about us and our Experience than he was about his tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat!!
    romantic11111
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Nice neighborhood restaurant. For some could be considered a bit expensive, but it has great food and nice ambiance. Try the beet salad!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Menu!
    newbiefoodie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We were out for anniversary celebration for my daughter & son-in-law and found the menu options & roof top atmosphere a great choice. Each of us ordered different entrees the crispy snapper, Black Hog chicken, steak au poivre & Lil Moo ravioli with duck confit & each one was excellent. Shared desserts of salted caramel crème brulee & rice pudding. The crème brulee was definitely the favorite. Black Sheep is now at top of our dining out list. Service was friendly and great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for drinks and appetizers
    2JWSVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went for an early dinner on Sunday and the drinks and appetizers were so good, we'd probably go again just for that, then go elsewhere for entrees. This time we did have entrees here but we were disappointed. We both got the kale and smoked trout salad and it was 1) the smallest entree salad we've ever seen and 2) without taste. After I had finished mine, my wife added a lot of salt to hers and gave me a taste and that made a big difference, so probably being unsalted was the main taste problem. But it was a really small amount of kale for an entree salad. And that was the only entree that sounded particularly healthy for us or fit good with our diet so that's why I say we'd mainly go again for the drinks and appetizers, most likely.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gastro Pub
    FoodTravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Jacksonville. Although the standard menu always delivers excellence, watch for the specials as they are typically superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday fried chicken!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A must go spot for Sunday fried chicken with rotating southern sides served family style (2 people per order)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.