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Passport at The Art Institute of Jacksonville
Passport at The Art Institute of Jacksonville

Passport at The Art Institute of Jacksonville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aijaxpresents.com/
  • Email: wpthompson@aii.edu
  • Phone: (904) 486-3000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tues - Weds: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Chef William Thompson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View
  • Private Party Contact: Chef William Thompson x
  • Entertainment: Culinary Programs & Curriculum

    Academics - Culinary

    Choosing among culinary schools can be difficult. Your search can end here at The Art Institute of Jacksonville, where you can learn the real-world skills and gain the hands-on experience you need to get started and pursue opportunities in the dynamic culinary field. There's nothing quite like working in the culinary profession. It's a palate-pleasing combination satisfaction and knowing that you've found your niche. Choose from our degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Not all culinary programs are offered at all locations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Baymeadows
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Art Institute offers free parking in our parking garage. Park and walk to the main entrance. Passport is located on the third floor of the building. When you get to the third floor walk right or left and view our teaching kitchens before dining.
A word from Passport at The Art Institute of Jacksonville
Passport is the student run restaurant of the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Jacksonville. The cuisine is contemporary American with influences from around the world. The restaurant is staffed by students while being supervised by the Chef Instructors. Each quarter a new class of students begins and a new menu is implemented by Chef Bill Thompson to reflect the seasons. The students are then trained on each kitchen station where they produce the recipes for the guests. The serving staff also rotates each quarter. The restaurant is open on Tuesday and Wednesday lunch from 11:00am until 1:00pm. The Art Institute is located at 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "So you go to Ai for amazing creative food, which is still present. However, the amazing food is now served on paper plates plastic forks and cups. They have entered fast casual market wow. So I guess the Ai students are learning to be cooks at chilis or applebees "fast casual" hmmmm. Oh well the hidden gem is gone."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "They have cut the full service, no more breads, bouche amusee, but the food is still top notch with generous portions."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My friend and I found out about this restaurant from my granddaughter. It was really an enjoyable dining experience. The food was excellent and all the personal went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The food was just in the right portions, so we had room for the delicious desserts. The presentation of the food was also very impressive. We have told our friends about how impressed we were and have encouraged them to try it sometime. ."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Be aware that this is a teaching restaurant and you make be at the beginning of a teaching session so service might be a little slow and the students may not be completely familiar with the service. But, you can't beat the value of what you get for the money. We had small plates and appetizers, a large plate and dessert. I wasn't hungry the remainder of the day. The deserts are large enough for two or three people."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Fun to watch the students - food is wonderful and you prices are incredibly low for this food quality. Go enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I was a little dissappointed that they were out of the cassoulet. That is one of my favorite dishes. The lamb ribs were excellent. However, I had the duck and it did not realize that it came with jalapenos on top of it and the sauce was a bit to spicy for my taste. I did remove the jalapenos but it the after affects were not good for me. I would suggest that the server let you know how spicy a dish is after you order it. I have an gastric disease and it inflammed my condition."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The food and service were unsurpassed as we enjoyed lunch this week. Each time we go, we feel like it cannot get any better. But each time seems to amaze us. The Moroccan quail was tender & meaty, with only a few tiny bones - a lot of meat for a $3 plate. We totally enjoyed the sweet potato ravioli as an appetizer, the lamb ribs as the other entree, and the guava flan for dessert. One great thing about this restaurant is that your server is also one of the chefs for most of the semester, so he/she knows each dish inside & out, so their recommendations are very worthwhile. You will love this place and return often! [Tuesdays & Wednesdays only]"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the mussels! I didn't know duck could be so lean, tasty and tender...yummy."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The creative food prepared by students of the Jacksonville Culinary Institute was delicious as always -- and a great value in terms of price relative to quality. Service was a bit spotty but the wait staff are students as well, learning the business. And since this was only the second week of the semester (new menu), a few kinks are to be expected. Tables are available in the kitchen or in the dining room overlooking a large lake. Highly recommended. Be sure to make reservations on OpenTable since days/times are limited."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This restaurant had amazing food. The price is awesome and the service is great! Love the experience. Will be eating there often."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Creative and excellently prepared food in a comfortable setting overlooking a lake and the demonstration kitchen. Because this is a school, the service level is acceptable for students in a learning situation but would never work for a high end restaurant serving similar quality food. But if you aren't in a hurry and want to try unique and delicious small or large plates at bargain prices, this place is for you!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We were a group of five (5) and we took a co-worker there for lunch to celebrate her birthday. The host sat us at a round table in the corner overlooking the water, which was very scenic and nice. The food was outstanding and the presentation ("plating") was beautiful. The service was great. We ordered several "small plate" items so that all of us could sample everything, in addition to the large plate items (entrees) that we ordered (each of us ordered something different and we even tried a bite of each other's entrees). We truly enjoyed our dining experience, and although it was a bit of a distance for us to travel ... we will definitely dine at The Passport Restaurant again."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "I was so happy to have found this great lunch spot, you have to make a reservation to get in and they dont advertise that I know of. But the place was great it was fancy food but at cheap prices. We loved it!!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013