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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
  • "Mathew's is by the far the best restaurant in town as far as the quality, consistency and down right deliciousness of the food. It is definitely the place for a special occasion but also the place just if you are in the mood for REALLY GOOD FOOD. The service is fantastic and they are also very accomodating to any food preferences, allergies, etc including gluten free."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "For my birthday, we went here to celebrate. Everything was great except my wife's grouper. When Shen mentioned it, the staff immediately offered her something else, though it was after I had finished and she picked at her meal. They did remove it from the bill though. Having been here many times, this was the first thing that wasn't up to par. My scallops were great. The flourless chocolate cake for desert was a perfect finish."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We had an anniversary to celebrate, and a gift card, so ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings. We were somewhat alarmed when our first two dishes were "raw food": beef tartare, and seared tuna(both were quite tasty), but the filet mignon that followed was cooked to fork tender perfection. It may have been our collective imagination, but we both thought that the tasting menu portions have increased in size, to the point that we needed a take home box for half the filet. The wine servings were not stingy, and our server was quite capable in describing each selection. Matthews is tough to beat anywhere."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Insufficient staff for a Monday night. If they want to be open on Monday it should be staffed properly."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "A singular birthday dinner blossomed into a solely superb dining experience! Everything I put in my mouth was heaven! I had the grouper...excellent. The ambience and service...top notch."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Everything seemed to flow well at Matthews for a fine dining experience, complete with high points and challenges. The high points existed in every serving, starting with the fabulous escargot and the beef tartare and rolling through the rich pasta dishes. The challenges were left to desert as the Curry gelato was not my favorite, but I was happy to try something new. The service was superb and very professional. I was pleased to see the restaurant noted my preferences before dinner as well as noting my girlfriend's birthday in chocolate syrup script. I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food experience is always delicious though be prepared for upscale prices. Ambience is cozy, but if you're looking for a romantic setting, be sure to ask for a booth."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Love the food, love the feeling. great service. Escargot was off the hook."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This is, by far, my favorite restaurant in Jacksonville. Nothing even compares to it. Being a public relations professional and a self-described foodie, I am often asked about my favorite restaurant. Matthew's holds the title and has for quite some time. Matthew's makes you feel like the only person that matters to them, which is a lost art in the restaurant world."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Our table of 4 all enjoyed the dishes we chose to eat for dinner. Loved the truffled fries and the polenta was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Jacksonville. True gourmet food. Excellent service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our dining experience at Matthews was one of the best that we've had in Jacksonville. Overall, the food was innovative (and delicious!) and the service was exceptional. The entire staff made you feel welcome, almost like a part of their family without losing their professionalism. Every course was superb--innovative twists on each dish; the sauces were outstanding and the presentation was flawless. The crème brulee with corn and caramel popcorn was the finest that I've ever eaten, anywhere! The wine selection was fabulous though the choices were so numerous that it was a bit overwhelming. My wife and I couldn't recommend Matthews"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a great first time at Matthews. We went for my fiance's birthday and the food was delicious, our server was great and helpful! We will definitely come back for special occassions."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had my birthday dinner there and the service and food was beyond amazing! Our server was David and he could not be more helpful and knowledgeable. My husband wanted to order the escargot appetizer and I turned up my nose at it never tried never wanted to and through Davids description of the escargot he convinced me to try it and it was incredible. After dinner we were so stuffed we passed on desert, but they brought out a plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate and a watermelon sorbet. Not only was it delicious, but the presentation was beautiful. Thank you Matthew's!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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
  • "I have had the pleasure of dining at Matthew's several times now. From the moment you walk in, you are greeted and treated like a prized customer. The cocktails and service at the bar are great, the greeter is warm and friendly, and the service at the table is awesome. Great Food, Great Wine, Great Service AND consistency!! I will be back again and again!"
    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
  • "there was an error with my bill and it was handles very professionally and quickly."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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