Eleven South Bistro
Eleven South Bistro

Eleven South Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elevensouth.com/
  • Phone: (904) 241-1112
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch : Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Eleven South offers delectable menus for all of your private party needs. Whether you are seeking a private dining room or a lovely get together on our outdoor patio, let us create a personalized experience for you and your guests with the unique atmosphere and menus that are unique to Eleven South.
  • Private Party Contact: Sandy Ingalls 904-241-1112

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Eleven South Bistro
At Eleven South, our food philosophy is simple – a taste for every palate and a palette for every season. Our menu is the centerpiece of the dining experience and features an exclusive variety of seafood, steaks, fresh fish and pasta dishes. Our open flame mesquite wood grill is our distinction and adds delectable flavor to many of our signature dishes from our signature Sea Bass to our steaks and appetizers.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Eleven South Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)fit for foodies (79)neighborhood gem (67)romantic (67)notable wine list (58)great for outdoor dining (38)vibrant bar scene (26)good for groups (20)hot spot (17)great for lunch (16)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • This is a great little neighborhood restaurant
    Oneofthels
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Our 2nd visit to and everything was just perfect. Ambience and layout are great. We sat inside this time but on a good night the outside patio is also great. Bar area looks fun and inviting, we'll try that another time. Good selection of wines for the most discerning enthusiast. We skipped the appetizers and went straight to main courses. The ceasar salad is splendid. Wifey ordered fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp which was fabulous. I had the strip steak with whipped potatoes and couldn't finish it all. We skipped the dessert and just enjoyed the rest of the evening. You have to give these guys a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    DiningDoc
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Spent a wonderful evening with my husband, brother and his wife recently. Jeremy was our waiter and was exceptional. His suggestions were spot-on and his understanding of the cooking helpful. The food was refreshingly different. Great choices for surf or turf. Everything from appetizer (loved the burrata) to salad (try the salad with vanilla pickled onions and sweet blue-cheese dressing) to entrees (horseradish encrusted fish) to dessert (triple chocolate pot de creme with raspberry reduction and biscotti). Even the coffee with dessert did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    SLW01
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Good wine list , food is quite good. smells from the grill are nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends who lunch
    friendswholunchVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant to meet with friends and enjoy the wonderful food. The patio is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent, Good.
    SLW01
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This was a first here, but my steak was way way too salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Randi
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I have taken clients weekly for the last several weeks. The service is outstanding and the food is consistently amazing. The specials are always on point and the wine list is all inclusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It was very good. Not over the top in creative or fancy foodie trends but very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    cottagebythesea
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I've had lunch and dinner here several times, but dinner this week was truly outstanding, usually like to go into town for a special dinner, but just didn't want to drive that far Saturday night, made my reservation here, and was so estatic about the whole dining experience. Waitress and service was extraordinary, food and selection was out of this world. Tuna Tartare appetizer was the best ever. Already recommended to several of my friends. Certainly going again, in fact tonight!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there
    Dan1577
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My wife and I just tried this place. It was very good. It's pricey, but you get what you pay to a greater extent than a lot of other pricey places. I ordered the filet and my wife ordered the scallops. I'd recommend the scallops but if you want a filet, at $35, go somewhere else like capital, Ruth Chris, or Orsay. The filet was probably one of the best quality prices of meat I've found in town, but it's preparation I found to be lacking any flavor. And the menu didn't prvide any raspy options for toppings, sauces, or add ins like crab meat etc. The scallops were amazing! The atmosphere was exceptional. We will go back again, but next time I'm trying the fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Experience
    lovefoodpv
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Hosted a recent birthday luncheon for five and we were pleased with every aspect of the meal. Our waitress was exceptional and food outstanding. I'd been here years ago, after they first opened, and it must not have been the same experience, as I hadn't been back. This time, nothing but accolades from me. There are so many items I want to try on the menu, I'm planning my return visit soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.Beautiful setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My husband and I went to Eleven South for my birthday dinner and ate outside in the lovely outdoor room. I highly recommend both the atmosphere and the food. I had the grouper-superb!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marisue
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Somehow they had us in and out in 45 minutes. When you go out to an upscale restaurant that is not what you are looking for. The salad was warm, my steak was barely hot. My husband had the Mongolian noodles dish which was excellent. That was the second time we were there and we probably won't go back. For the money it is not the food and experience I was hoping for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Waiter
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the ambiance but our waiter was very rude and inattentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Affordable fine dining. Great food lovely atmosphere. Knowledgable staff. Attentive and courteous
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
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    Ddddddd
    Dined on 10/25/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately over rated
    Adamp3p4VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Nice spot, noisy inside then the food was a let down. Two apps one hot one arrived cold. Two Mains one hot one arrived cold Slow service Steak was very poor, no bone in choice, cold and full of fat 50% could not be eaten. Wine was amazing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Creative, flavorful lunch offerings in pleasant settings indoor and out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LouMar
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was really the highlight of the night. Grouper and Mongolian Beef entrees were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dick
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food, the service was fantastic. Unfortunatly the noise level was so loud, you could barely carry on a conversation. Wewill certainly go back and try again to see if the noise level was just a rare happening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic dining experience
    JimH
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From the moment the valet greeted us until they brought us our car the entire experience was first class. The ambiance was perfect for our anniversary celebration. Our waiter Jeremy was outstanding and really made our night great. The food from start to finish was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A really great spot for fine dining
    TBone
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have visited Eleven South Bistro on several occasions in the past, I took my Wife for our Anniversary because I was missing the Rack of Lamb (always on the menu) and wanted to visit again. I made online reservations and typed a message that it was my Anniversary but there was no mention of the occasion when we arrived by the staff. Our Server was awesome, I could never have received better (extremely friendly but not bothersome) service, and there was no excessive delays in the preparations from the Kitchen. I did order the Rack of Lamb and the "Buffalo Rib Eye" (special) which was excellent! No complaints on any of the food, we topped dinner off with a Creme Brulee and paid the check (with a 20% tip came to about $75.00 each).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very good service. But I ordered the lamb and it wasn't wasn't tender at all. Everything out I the kitchen should be perfect when your tab is exceeds $150 for two.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above and beyond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was my 5th visit, and I've always enjoyed the experience. This time they went above-and-beyond to earn my loyalty. I was dining with a couple, and had just started on a Paleo program (no grains, sugar or dairy). In fact all 3 of us had various dietary restrictions. Our server was gracious about all the special needs and offered viable substitutions; the kitchen staff was spot-on with the results. I ended up with their grilled salmon entree, served over a bed of perfectly sautéed leaf spinach and sliced asparagus accents. Hated to forego the sauce that normally comes with this dish, but that was my choice. Since none of the desserts were within my dietary needs, our server offered to bring a bowl of assorted berries. Standing ovation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30th anniversary dinner
    Outstanding
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We were vacationing in Ponte Vedra and the conceirge recommended Eleven South as a special occasion place for dinner in Jacksonville. We were greeted to extra special attention and perfect table location and two glasses of champagne to help us celebrate. Johnny was our server and was fabulous. Will return when we visit Jacksonville beach again!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had been here for lunch a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it and the food was great. We just returned for our anniversary dinner. It was lovely. The food and service were great. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was good but there was a one inch square piece of paper in the scallops....:( The right thing to do would have been not to charge for the plate. However, they decided to offer us dessert instead, even if we were not hungry anymore.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mehh
    Thedobbie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The good wasn't that great! The lobster Mac was horrible. The service was excellent! The outside patio was charming. I had a stomach ache for the rest of the night, not happy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 11 South
    McRibme
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was my first experience going to 11 South and it was absolutely fantastic. The ambiance was noticeable the moment you walked in the door - the restaurant and dining area is very quaint and provides a very romantic setting. Our server was extremely polite and knowledgeable; also, he gave my date and I enough space, time to talk, and enjoy our evening (I like that a lot). My girlfriend got the scallops and he let me try and a bite AND probably the best scallops I've had in my life. All the food was extremely fresh and delicious. Our server recommended getting the short-rib and it did not disappoint - very tender with great flavor. We also got the truffle fries and WOW those were incredible. All-in-all, I highly recommend going!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st time impression
    bubbe4VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Outstanding service and attention to detail, loved that the owners engaged with patrons; service personnel very knowledgeable of wine list & foods would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    timD
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Very nice atmosphere. Great service. Portions were perfectly filling without waste. Raspberry Sorbet is incredible for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • less than expected
    MerryMar
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Eleven south has a nice atmosphere with what appeared to be a very active bar. The menu was interesting, though a little pricey. Our food was good, but not amazing for that cost. Might return for appetizers, soups, salads, since there were several on the menu that I may like to try.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Manager kept it from being horrible
    Oneofthels
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Arrived on time for our reservation and got a great vibe walking in. Great bar area. We were seated quickly outside. We ordered drinks and looked over the menu. We ordered our entrees and that's about when things turned for the worst. People that were seated long after us started receiving their food ahead of us. The table behind us was served the wrong dish and we overheard the waitress mention scallops which is what my wife ordered. She left the dish and told that table she wouldn't charge for the upgraded meal. Then the waitress came back and apologized and took the food back. Shortly thereafter our waiter brought the scallops to is and I lost it. The mgr recovered and gave us a gift cert for 2 entrees on a future visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jbjbVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went with friends for our September birthday celebration and as always, they did not disappoint. Everyone enjoyed their meals...Salmon, Tuna, Grouper. The Bone In Veal Chop was very good as was the Green/White Asparagus Soup with Truffle Oil -- both were specials for the night. Servers were attentive but did not hover. Eleven South is the best restaurant at the beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night
    Tony
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been to 11 South on several occasions. It is one of the best places to take your date for dinner. The food is superb, the specials Devine, and the ambiance wonderful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, wine and atmosphere
    Shelley
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a group of 6 for dinner, sometimes it can be a tad difficult noise wise for conversation but we were seated in a comfy booth with pillows and it was perfect! Great wine list, delicious appetizers, soups and deserts as well as interesting specials. Ideal service too! No complaints from any of us...... If you have not dined here yet... it is time you did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent, Good.
    SLW01
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is always timely and good. Great wine list. Great martinis
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great experience
    11southfan
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We love to come to Eleven South for special occasions, but any time you go to dinner there, it makes it feel like it is a special occasion. After eating at every "high end" rest. and bistro in Jax over the years, this is definitely the best food in town! There are no end to the sauces and glazes and xtra touches, and their steaks are Prime! Get the rib eye with reduction and truffle butter add on, its a steak lovers dream steak. What we love the most is to sit at the bar on Sundays(half-price bottles of select wines are a another bonus)and have bar apps and wine. It is warm a and inviting vibe, and the bar has such a cool retro look. Plus you get to watch the meats being grilled on the open pit oven. Our favorite place to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the beaches
    BeachPoppa
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Entertained out of town guests and had a lovely time. Service is excellent, food is always superb and the atmosphere is perfect. This place is the class of Jax Beach. It's a great adult restaurant with a small but lively bar and an indoor or outdoor dining option. I have been many times and never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Adivinelite
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    From the time you valet, to being seating. Everything was absolutely wonderful, the food was very fresh, down to the sauce! My husband and I will definitely be back again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    dpr17
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Eleven South is a must whenever we are in Ponte Vedra and they did not disappoint tonight! Fantastic service, amazing food, and a killer dessert. Christi did a great job with recommendations, and our food was perfect. The NY strip paired with a lobster tail was outstanding and the baseball sirloin and lobster baked potato was delicious. Topping it all off was what they call Coffee and Doughnuts - light coffee flavored custard, fresh beignets, and chocolate covered coffee beans! Wow! My second time eating there this week. Do not miss it whenever you are in Jax Beach or Ponte Vedra!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet