Tasting MenuWas a little suprised that we did not have the WOW experience with the meal. Food was good, but not great like we expected. Service was great.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExpertly prepared and presented,Expertly prepared and presented, a culinary delight from start ot finish. We can't wait to continue exploring Matthew's Menu!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHAPPY ANNIVERSARYWE HAD A DELIGHTFUL DINNER AT AN UNHURRIED PACE AND ENJOYED THE APPETIZERS, THE ENTREES WERE FABULOUS AND THE SERVICE WAS EXCELENT.
WE SHOULD EAT THERE MORE OFTEN!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great night at Matthew'sHad another wonderful romantic dinner at Matthew's. Service is always so personalized and non-intrusive. Dinner was very good; had two local-fish dinners; escargot as an appetizer was outstanding. Great wine selection.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, very good serviceWe started with romaine salads and the foie gras. The salads were very good the foie gras excellent.
We had diver scallops, veal scallopini and pork chop for mains and all were prepared perfectly.
The banana creme brûlée was disappointing. Not bad just not like creme brûlée except for the brûlée.
The service was very good. The atmosphere is good but the tables are too close together for fine dining.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, service andFantastic food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMadure is off the chartsIs there anything Matthew can't do when it comes to food? I haven't been to Jacksonville in 7-years but when I knew I was going back I could still remember how perfect the food and dining experience is there so I made it a point to make reservations for my dear friend's 50th birthday. Needless to say, it was just as perfect as I remembered. Thank you Mr. Madure for the gems you've made in the middle of the cow-crossing. ;)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe wanted to have a distinctiveWe wanted to have a distinctive taste experience and we found it at Matthew's.
Our server, Sarah, was cordial and helped us understand the dishes and make decisions on beer and liqueurs.
Also the price was right.
We'll be back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our second time diningThis is our second time dining at Matthew's and as always, the food and service was exceptional. However, the seating area in the lounge was dingy, particulary the couch. Our dinner reservation was made when they opened and I noticed this as we were waiting to be seated.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place, would defVery nice place, would def recommend it to anyone. All of the dishes were delish! Our waiter was was on point, great service to say the least (he and the food was 5 STARS!!)..BUT...
I don't understand how at 6pm on a Saturday eve (when you just opened at 5:30pm) you are out of the one appetizer I wanted and ran out of the wine I was drinking AND I was out of water half of the evening, had to keep asking for more.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, service andExcellent food, service and ambiance was great for wedding anniversary dinner!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative approaches to wellCreative approaches to well executed cuisine. Attentive, well trained staff. Worth a special trip4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, Matthews providedOnce again, Matthews provided an enjoyable dining experience. We dined with friends who were having dinner at Matthews for the first time. They agreed the food was top notch ... the black olive bread rolls, the different main courses of beef, veal, pasta and the Char were delicious. The wine was full bodied and accompanied the meal well. Our dinner companions especially enjoyed the chocolate torte dessert. The service was attentive as usual and they paid heed to our special need to finish in time to attend a concert.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst time there. We reallyfirst time there. We really enjoyed the food and service4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in Every Way!!Our visit to Matthew's could not have been better. Kenny was our waiter, assisted by Jason. The two of them saw to our every need and provided a very memorable occasion. We had a 6:00 PM reservation because we were headed downtown to a play at the Moran Theater. When we told Kenny our plans, he responded: "What time would you like to leave for the play?" We responded with 7:15 - 7:20 PM. He said simply "No problem", and he was correct. He and Jason expedited our meal, served it very elegantly and met us at the door on our way out at 7:20, thanking us for dining with him at Matthew's. Food was excellent, service was impeccable and they absolutely assured we would be a repeat customer. Well done to all!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I dined hereMy husband and I dined here for our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! (Thank you David and Jordan). The staff there really know how to add those special touches!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was an outstanding diningThis was an outstanding dining experience from the ambiance, service and on to the glorious food. One diner had tenderloin steak that was about the best he'd ever put in his mouth. Another had divers scallops - excellent. The sides were also excellent. We will return and recommend this gem of a restaurant to others. Plus try 2 other restaurants this chef has on the 1st Coast.1/28/2013 12:00:00 AM