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Matthew's Restaurant
Matthew's Restaurant

Matthew's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.matthewsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (904) 396-9922
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Mediterranean, Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alford Place
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is complimentary
A word from Matthew's Restaurant
Matthew's is one of Jacksonville's most distinctive gourmet restaurants. Enjoy a refined, European-style atmosphere and gourmet cuisine that has made Matthew's one of Northern Florida's most awarded and popular restaurants for almost a decade.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We were celebrating our Anniversary. Our server was knowledgable, prompt and made us feel relaxed. My husband, who doesn't typically like goat cheese, raved about the drunken goat cheese. The scallops were great after a squirt of lime. Skip the rolls unless they offer the olive roll. They are tough to chew, unless they have the olive roll. Try the different salts. Our entrees were delicious, eye catching, flavorful and perfectly prepared. The wine our server paired worked perfectly with our meals. For dessert we ordered the roasted cherry puff pastry tart with tarragon gelato. We cleaned the plate. A nice touch was the Happy Anniversary written in chocolate written on the dessert plate. We look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Fabulous dinner! Classic fine dining! We had only entrees (a special July promotion...buy one entree and get a second entree free) without additional items of wine, salad, or side dishes. We were thrilled with our entree choice. The scallops were extraordinary and beautifully prepared! We added a lite dessert of sorbet & gelato for a nice tasty treat. The wait staff was very attentive and the music in the background was very nice...recorded jazz instrumentals. We appreciate this special opportunity to enjoy Matthew's excellent cuisine at such a savings."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "One of our favorite places. We always enjoy our visits on special occasions."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The ambience and the service were 5 stars. Kelly was our server and she was fantastic. My wife's seared scallops were not served hot (barely warm), the fried olives stuffed with blue cheese were a let down, and my grouper francaise was not hot and was very tiny, but served in a beautiful bowl with spinach. Kelly removed the scallops from our bill and served a complimentary dessert, which was very nice and very appropriate. The last time we dined at Matthews it was 5 stars all around. This time (we were a party of four, for my wife's birthday) not so much. We will go again in the hopes that it was maybe an "off night" in the kitchen. Their employees are VERY professional and handled everything the best we could have expected."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We've eaten at Matthews four or five times, the food and service is always excellent and they have a great selection of drinks and wine."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "It was my birthday. Matthew's made it special! The food and the service were great! I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Matthews never lets us down. Incredible food, incredible service. Our favorite restaurant in Jax!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "One of the best places I have dined in a long time. Portions and price are spot on for quality. Table set and restaurant are perfect for any romantic night out. With the streets of San Marco right out side the door to walk after or before your meal. Servers are 5 star from the moment you walk in to the thank you letter that is hand written and mailed to you."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Can't go wrong. Perfect for special occasions or a nice evening out. Food amazing, staff superb!! Everyone needs to try Matthew's!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The menu was not familiar to me or my husband , so felt uncomfortable with options."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I really want to like this restaurant but it just misses the mark."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in town. Food is great and expertly prepared and presented. The staff is also the best."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Tried the tasting menu and it was a wonderful dining experience to say the least! My wife and I will be back for sure."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed Michael's Restaurant. It was my wife's birthday and she had a great time. We would recommend this restaurant to everyone."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was so looking forward to the chef's tasting, but the selections for that evening were not to my liking. In the past our server has always made great suggestions and altered the menu so that I may enjoy it. Our server not only did not but just discouraged me from ordering it. I also ordered a glass of wine and she poured a smaller portion (I noticed) than any other server. I know this is a small thing but at those prices it would be nice to get the right amount. The restaurant has cut back of small things, no plate cleansing in between courses. It just was off. Will I go back not for a very long time. Very few places hold a candle to the Chef's Tasting and to drive (55 mins.) each way is disappointing to get a bad selection."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food preparation interesting and exciting. My scallops were cooked perfectly and came with bits of chorizo and were topped with a corn salsa. My wife had flounder served with a light broth. Great experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was our 26th Anniversary which needs to be capped off with dinner at the best restaurant in town. This is the place that fits that description on all fronts. Our server, Sarah, is extremely knowledgeable and energetic. You can tell that she loves what she does. The food is always delicious and the wine list is quite extensive and covers every price range. The menu changes with each season giving you very fresh and seasonal options. It forces us to try new things which is a good thing! We will be back but we won't wait for our 27th! We'll be back sooner for sure."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The staff was very attentive, the food was excellent and the environment was nice and peaceful. Excellent upscale restaurant for special occasions!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Matthews a few times now, and have enjoyed both the food and atmosphere. We like to show up 15-20 minutes early and enjoy a drink at the bar before being seated. The service has always been wonderful, and our food has been prepared to the highest standards on each occasion."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Matthew's has become the go-to place for me and my new fiance. We have been there over 10 times in the last year and just this past Saturday after an amazing dinner, I proposed to her. Matthew's was an important part of setting the right mood for the night in which our lives changed and I want to thank the entire staff for being such professionals and masters at their craft. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I went to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. We had never been to Matthew’s before, but our amazing server Kelly was very informative. We did the Chef’s Adventure Tasting Menu paired with wines. The food was AMAZING and service was TOP Notch! Thank you for a wonderful evening. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My son and I shared his 21st birthday dinner at Matthew's and the Chef's Pairing Dinner was absolutely perfect for the occasion. My son's favorite were the venison and lamb, of course. The service staff was very attentive to my son's wine education needs, as well. Excellent food, service, and overall experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We came to Jacksonville from Gainesville Florida for a weekend, and was recommended Matthew's restaurant. The food surpassed my expectations! It was one of the best dinning experience I've ever had! Fresh and cooked to perfection with a great balance of flavors. Thank you for the great evening. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I had booked a dinner for two to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was fabulous. Everything David recommended was just phenomenal and the service he provided was impeccable. Highly recommend it. Only draw back was that weird smell when we first walked into the restaurant. You quickly get over it after you're seated! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "the sulami plate was awesome as well as the pasta dishes we shared and the steak was cooked to perfection. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Matthew's for our 10 year wedding anniversary answe were really amazed. The entire dinner was terrific. Our waitress Sara was fantastic. She was great with her service and recommendations. She even got us a card and had the staff sign it for us along with a dessert that was greatly decorated saying "Happy Anniversary!" A must visit place for great food and service. Thank you Sara and the rest of Matthew's staff for a great treat!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed in the service and food.. Great place to celebrate an occasion - a bit pricey and something you wouldnt do every day, but worth celebrating an occasion..."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We did the tasting menu with wine pairing.server explained each dish and wine. Great food, great wine, great fun."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food is ok, presentation is superb to what you would expect in fine dining restaurants. You pay for the experience but thats about it. a little bit expensive for the quality and quantity of food provided. Would come here for privacy. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "It was our wedding anniversary and we had a gift certificate to Mathews, so we decided to splurge on the tasting menu. Yes, our expectations were high, but unfortunately, as soon as we walked in the door, we knew that something was off. There was a distinct smell, like cleaning solution or used mop water. It was very pungent in the bar area, and slightly less in the dinning room. However, we could still smell it at out table. The tasting menu was OK, two of the six were really good, there other four were average. The worse part for us was the wine pairing. The waiter didn't know anything about the wines and it seemed like we were given what was ever remaining in bottles at the bar. There are better options in town."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "When we entered the restaurant there was the distinct oder of sewage. The smell was not present in the dining area or I think we would have left. After we sat down and looked at the menu we were informed that all the pasta dishes were not available because the pasta machine had broken. I ordered the sole Franchise which was served in a bowl with broth, not the best I've ever had but good. I don't think I'll be back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great service, food done to perfection, do I need to say more! We will return soon."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Restaurants reputation is overrated as our food and service depicted. I've heard how great this place was for years but was sadly disappointed and would call it just an average restaurant. I would not return to this restaurant at that there are others in the immediate area that are far more appealing with the better quality and much better service"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner here--first time we had been there. Salads to start were quite good and different--one was arugula with almond and blood oranges--very tasty. Mains were fine--beautifully presented, taste good but not exceptional. Good breads."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We love the restaurant for our special occasions but it's great for any night."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The food and staff was wonderful. Matthew's made our anniversary complete."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "After another stellar experience in terms of food (kale salad, smoked shrimp appetizer, snapper and gray grouper entrees), wine (many varied offerings at reasonable mark-ups), and top-notch service, my husband and I continue to rate Matthew's at the top of the Jacsonville/Ponte Vedra Beach dining scene with only a handful of establishments in the same outstanding class. Not inexpensive but an excellent value, all things considered."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I showed up and was very impressed, almost overwhelmed by how elegant and modern the restaurant was. Food was excellent, service was very attentive, and the environment was eye candy."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I don't eat out too often but when I do, this is one of my favorites to choose from. I am never rushed and able to enjoy a nice evening out."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Dinner for my husband's Birthday and they truly made it special. We were given a complimentary champagne toast, he received a tasty desert and a very nice birthday card signed by the staff. Our entrees took a while for a party of 4 but the food was great! Great service as well. Definitely on the expensive side but overall it was a delightful experience!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014