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  • Address:
    10208 Buckhead Branch Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $30 and under

OVINTE Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ovinte.com
  • Email: info@ovinte.com
  • Phone: (904) 900-7730
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, European
  • Executive Chef: Ian Lynch
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Big Island Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition our private parking lot, we also offer complimentary valet parking Wednesday through Saturday.
A word from OVINTE
Ovinté is the perfect place to enjoy the company of great friends; whether is sipping on wine, enjoying a cocktail or sitting down for a european style dinner of tapas & small plates. Enjoy our large lounge area with velvet couches, dine al fresco under the cedar beam trellis or challenge your friends to a game of Bocce. Ovinté is a destination for gatherings small and large, with many options for enjoying your evening.

Our menu is influenced by the flavors of Spain & Italy, the wine list boasts over 240 selections with up to 75 available by the glass and our craft cocktail menu is second to none.

Plan a visit to Ovinté and enjoy an experience like no other in Jacksonville!

Additional reservations and seating may be available.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our server Scott was professional, not a rookie and it showed in the service which was outstanding. He was attentive and knowledgeable. If we were golfers, he was our caddy and did a great job of helping us select our food and wine. The food was outstanding. Each item was true to it's original flavor and prepared perfectly. We will go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner experience at Ovinte. The restaurant is beautifully decorated inside with tables and a comfy lounge area. We leisurely ordered a couple different wines and tapas which were both full of flavor. Our server, Steve, allowed us to dine and enjoy at our own pace while also providing suggestions for other items to try. I wish I could have Steve as a server at every restaurant I go to. The second round was as good as the first. One caution - this is a spanish style tapas restaurant which also has a few dishes for everyone but lots of new things to try. Dessert Smore's are to die for! Great place for a romantic night for two or a family night of a new dining experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My friend and I went to Ovinte for the first time on a Monday night. The food was wonderful and service was helpful and friendly. We will defiantly be back."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Only the very best things to say. Food superb and out of the ordinary. Great staff. Amazing every time. This is our go to place!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I feel like it's my home away from home. I love the staff! Special mention goes to, Seth, Scott, Ernistine, Cherico, Megan, Josh, Serina, Lauren, Adam, Ian, Chad, Hunter, Julianna, Brian, and Matt outside the vallet captain! Please, if I left someone out kudos goes to the entire staff-:) -Paul Newman"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Excellent experience and looking forward to a return visit soon."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The choice of wines were great. Great for sitting and visiting with friends over a glass of wine. Loved the Tapas!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I have tried many restaurants in Jacksonville and Ovinte continues to be one of our favorites. We have been 20 plus times and have not been disappointed. Dinner on the patio is always lovely and we love their Sunday brunch. Service and food are always incredible."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Ovinte doesn't disappoint with it's expansive wine list and delicious pairings. We had the cheeseboard and small plates that were all sourced from local vendors. As a frequent business traveller to JAX, this is one of my favorite area restaurants and this is one of my "must go's" on each of my visits. Wonderful service, both friendly and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We had a nice evening with a party of 6 for a girls get together. Food was very good as usual and so was service. It does bug me when a server tries to be cool and not write things down though. Especially when he has to come back to the table to confirm he remembered it correctly. It all worked out though and we enjoyed our time. I will definitely go back to this restaurant! Good environment, reasonably priced, great location and yummy eats!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Want to meet up with some friends for a great conversation augmented by some very nice wine/cocktails and excellent tapas offerings? Jacksonville FL now has OVINTE which has a great bar scene - but one where you can make a reservation for a table and not be at the mercy of crowds. The service was outstanding and very attentive - made catching up with 2 old friends a delight - and the reserved table meant we had a place to hang out and enjoy in a energetic bar but feeling like we were pampered and special."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The room was full of energy. Every table filled and every seat filled but service was prompt and attentive. Waiter had no problem that our table did not all get there at the same time. And we continued to order different food throughout the night. The ceviche was awesome and so fresh. The sliders were another table favorite. Can't wait to return with friends again!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great Start for a new place!! The menu will probably be tweeted over time but the concept is great!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We had 6 different items from the menu. All were lackluster. The menu tries to appeal to foodies but the chef does not have the capability to follow through. The Empanadas tasted like they were out of the freezer section of the grocery store. The sauce on the shrimp Romesco tasted of a low quality bottled sauce. Sliders lacked flavor. Thankfully the parmesan fries were there to fill us up. The other items were so unremarkable I don't recall what they were. Would not recommend going there to eat. Have a glass of wine and move on."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Ovinte is one of my favorite places to go. The ambiance is exceptional, the wine is amazing and the service is second to none"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time here for a special occasion dinner. They offer good cocktails nice tapas and a series of small plates that taste great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time to Ovinte and really enjoyed the atmosphere. We only had a drink and two small apps, but very happy and will be back. They also have a brunch, but we have yet to try it."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Food was fantastic! Had reservations for 8 & was seated at 8:15. Waitress was able to transfer over our drinks to our table. Seating was tight at the table. Not much room to get up and down and very close to your neighbors. Service was excellent and we would definitely go back just maybe not for a holiday!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner here on Saturday night. Our waiter was very good at making food and wine suggestions. The only negative was the noise level. It was so noisy that we couldn't carry on a conversation. Perhaps the noise isn't as bad on weeknights."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed Ovinte=met up with some friends for a planning meeting there. We were seated promptly and the menu was explained well. The food was a nice mix and reasonably priced. The vibe was more sophisticated than a lot of JAX restaurants. Parking was a bit tight."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Food wasn't so good but wine choices, service and setting were great. Also no one under 18 allowed after 7 pm-which was nice. Would probably go back for happy hour or drinks only."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Choose this place for drinks and tapas. The intimate setting lends itself to a perfect date night location. Good food and ambiance. Look forward to returning."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We had a small gathering for my sisters 30th birthday. It was great our waiter was wonderful and informative. We sampled almost everything on the menu and loved it!!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Was a little apprehensive when the Queen suggested Ovinte. But....the server was a huge help identifying and detailing the selections. I really liked the variety from both a dollar and a food group standpoint. Noisy place, but it's obvious that is part of the draw and atmosphere. But it was not a deterrent to the evening. Fun place, very good food, and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Went for a girls night out at Ovinte. We enjoyed some delicious wine and shared dinner. We had the lamb shank (which was absolutely amazing, tender, fell of the bone), there was a scallop special served over mashed potatoes with an oxtail gravy (another fantastic dish), and we also had a flatbread. The flatbread was ok - the broccoli rabe was a bit bitter so it left a bitter taste in the mouth. Our server was Scott, who was fantastic. He was funny, attentive, and provided us with a great experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Excellent vibe, service, and food! We will go back to this spot a lot."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was delicious, with the exception of the s'mores for dessert. The cheese charcuterie plate was tasty, but small portions of cheese. Two tiny wedges of each. Moroccan pork skewers, bacon wrapped dates, sliders, art home hearts, pumpkin ravioli all delicious. I can't even remember how many other things we had. Limoncello bread pudding was yummy as well."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Found after poor offerings at another TC supposed hot spot. Just out to grab some tapas and this place was perfect. Great atmosphere, esp waiter Jerico (?), great selection - fair price - and great food. Can't wait to go back and try more! Thanks Jessica (?) for hosting us (last minute)!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere. Food was excellent - we had the bacon wrapped dates, fried artichoke hearts & sliders with truffle fries. Everything was amazing and the service pace was perfect. No rushing you out. Will definitely be going back - soon."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Cool place to dine for tapas and light fair. Check wine prices"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Chelsea, our server, was great. Menu has just the right variety between the tapas and the cheeses."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Visited twice in three weeks with a 7 PM res and were seated promptly. DB9 specialty Martini outstanding. Wine list, dining guidance and service by our server Kelly were outstanding. We were lucky enough by chance to have Kelly as our server on both visits. Cheese and meat appetizers with a Spanish flair are excellent for sharing. Tapas dishes share easily around the table and make a great meal full of variety. Table seating and intimate couch seating create an inviting atmosphere inside. Large trellised patio is an alternative in good weather. Great spot for a date or to enjoy an evening with friends."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We love small plates and here we let our server guide our experience. We narrowed down some choices and he took it from there matching wine with each round of food. We loved everything we had."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "A superb and unique restaurant - the small plates and tapas we tried were all excellent. The ambiance was very charming wth a nice European tinge to it."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was really good, only "quirk" for me was the Tapas concept not something I am used to and I had to order a LOT of food to satisfy me. There were two of us and the bill was 115+ tip"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "St. John's Center finally has a place that serves local food and is NOT a big chain. A bit noisy, but overall a nice experience. The waiter was inexperienced but made up for it with a very good attitude."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Once a pancake house now a culinary delight. Had a great time sampling wine and food. Our server was on top of his game about the wines. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Loved menu of tapas and small plates...great variety in choices. Specialty Manhattan was the best ever...major reason to return! Be sure to reserve a table if that is where you want to sit...otherwise you might be on lounge chairs and sofas or at the bar, both of which a re OK, too. In early Dec I attended a holiday party there...it was "best of season" with respect to wine and food!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We shared a fabulous Christmas Eve dinner with our son. Incredible food, great wine, perfect service, and beautiful atmosphere. Our son, a new Jacksonville resident, absolutely loved it. It's our new favorite Jax restaurant."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I was seated the center of the restaurant. The whole restaurant was very dimly lit.the only way I could see me is to use the light on my cell phone. Manager came over and repremanded us for using a lite to see the menu. he said that many people were complaining about the lights going into your eyes. it was so dark that my wife and I could not see. I just think this problem could have been avoided if they would have the lights brightened up just a bit or given us brighter candles. this restaurant is clearly all atmosphere and fair food."
    Dined on 12/21/2013