The restaurant was recommended
The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and what a gem it turned out to be. Tucked away near a Fresh Market, the interior very upscale and "urban chic" with a lot of energy and, of course, great food. All in all, a great dining experience.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We heard about this thru living
We heard about this thru living social. We had a great meal value and the service was excellent!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful meal. It was the frenched lamb chops on top of spinach. It was so good I even asked for the recipe and the chef came out and talked to us. First visit to this restaurant and we were very pleased. Great service also. I already told some friends about it.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Celebrated my wife Karan's
Celebrated my wife Karan's birthday with great food & service!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
very nice;good food;reasonably
very nice;good food;reasonably priced.
table legs are annoying
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always stellar dining at Good
Always stellar dining at Good Food Co. Presentation of each item makes a statement and you always sense that the finest quality ingredients and preparation have gone into your meal. We'll be back soon.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food Company is one of
Good Food Company is one of our favorite restaurants in terms of food creativity and quality and a well-priced wine list. Given that the prices seem to be fair given the high quality of the offerings, we are surprised that the restaurant is hardly ever crowded -- a good thing for diners who don't plan in advance. The Rigatoni Bolognese whose sauce contains plenty of the on-site smoked meats is probably my favorite pasta dish anywhere. And the large portion assures me of a second meal at home with the leftovers. My father-in-law agreed that this entree is exceptional and my husband and son enjoyed their crab cakes too. The 2 appetizers (fried green tomatoes and the calamari) we shared disappeared in seconds.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, we had a wonderful
As always, we had a wonderful dinner at the Good Food Company. I had the Messo for my dinner and DH had the steak. He was happy that all of the sides were actually hot (not lukewarm as has been the case in may restaurants lately) and the steak was well seasoned. Loved all on my plate - my least favorite was probably the blue cheese with cranberries - seemed more like a dessert cheese.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
One thing we really like is
One thing we really like is that they let you bring your own wine and don't charge a corkage fee! This is very rare these days. I had the raw oysters at $6 per dozen (very cheap) and my husband had the mussels. They were out of crackers for the oysters, which was odd to me as they have a Fresh Market about 20 steps outside their front door. Anyway, they offered crostini and it was fine. My husband had the filet, which he says it is always excellent, and I had the steak and shrimp. I have had this several times, and the steak seemed to very pretty tough this time, but after all, it wasn't a filet but instead a strip steak I think. The service was excellent as usual and it was a very pleasant experience.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent entrees, dessert lacking
My wife ordered the NY Strip, with dauphinoise potato and bacon tomato hericot verts. The steak is served with a pepper rub that is not listed in the menu. It was a good cut of meat, prepared properly to the requested temperature, and the sides were very good. I had the catch of the day, which was a mahi, served pan seared with lemons, capers, tomatoes, white wine, roasted red pepper butter, herbs, and herb crushed (mashed) potatoes. This was one of the best fish dishes I have ever enjoyed and I had to restrain myself from licking the plate afterwards. Only 3 desserts were available, none with chocolate, and the blueberry goat cheese cheesecake we ordered was dry and crubmly, not at all creamy, and lacked some flavor.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eclectic menu, nonpretentious...
WOW! NOT OFTEN ONE IS ABLE TO FIND A DINING EXPERIENCE WHERE THE MENU OFFERS AN ECLECTIC CHOICE FRO M THE USUAL TO THE UNUSUAL... BEET SALAD, CALAMARI SERVED WITH HOT CHEERY PEPPERS...TO THE PORK CHOPS, CHICKEN. STEAK FOR THE NON DARING LIKE MY HUSBAND...WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE, FRIENDLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE WAIT STAFF...HAPPY HOUR IS JUST THAT....VARIETY OF CHOICES
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
As Always, a Great Experience
We had dinner at the Great Food Company and, once again, had a really fine dinner and experience. I had the tomato and mozzarella salad (to die for) and a rib eye steak. The steak quality, always good, has really improved and can be compared to the quality at Ruth's Chris (my all time favorite steak house). My husband had the shrimp and polenta which he thoroughly enjoyed. The one disappointment is that they didn't have the clam chowder soup. This version of clam chowder is the BEST that I have ever tasted anywhere in the US (we have been to 33 of the 50 states and love to eat out!).
The staff is extremely friendly and really cares that you have a good experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there Saturday night and they had a full house! The service was still very good, although they were out of several of the items on the menu. I had the oyster salad and it was delicious! There were 6 plump fried oysters on top of a salad and it was so big, I took half home. My husband had the mussels and he enjoyed them as well. I had the Seafood Fra Diablo for my entrée, and once again, a big portion and I took half home. Not for the faint of heart on the heat scale! My husband had the filet, and he was a bit disappointed that they had changed the preparation, but he still thought it was very good. They are about to change to their spring menu, so we will see how that is. We will definitely miss the best clam chowder in town!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The 6 of us split the mezzo
The 6 of us split the mezzo platter to start and all were pleased with the variety and the quality. Dinners were all excellent as well and we all enjoyed the 3 bottles of well priced wine. Wonderful place, wonderful evening with friends. Highly recommended.
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Great atmosphere. Very knowledgeable staff. Would definitely recommend for dinner!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a delicious meal and the service was great. we really enjoyed it,
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lives up to the name
A fantastic meal. I had the mahi mahi special (catch of day), she had the crab cakes. Everything cooked beautifully, and not run-of-the-mill as far a flavors go. We're definitely going back.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I had a fantastic meal at Good Food Company. We ordered the mezzo platter to start and for dinner had shrimp and polenta and seafood pasta diablo. Everything was so flavorful! The service was great and the owner was sweet. We will be back!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I didn't know what to expect with a fairly new restaurant - but the food here was well prepared and very tasty. I enjoyed the shrimp and polenta while my companion had the crab cakes. My dish was slightly spicy with a good number of shrimp and sausage but it had a a bit too much polenta. The crab cakes were reported to be filled with crab and very little fill. We topped off our meal with a blueberry bread pudding which was great! My only complaint about the restaurant was the table arrangement...just one or two too many tables crammed into the space. As a result we barely had room to slide into our table space.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Good Food Company reminded me of numerous places in Manhattan that resonated with a particular city vibe from the decor to the food. We had a interesting waitress who seemed to know the menu as if she authored it. The Calamari and the Muffalatta salad were killer, while the NY Strip seemed to be a very dense cut of beef, but very filling too. Very suitable for Atkins, South Beach, and Paleo diets.
I look forward returning in the future.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go for a quality
Great place to go for a quality steak; They specialize in aged meats. The bar has an outstanding selection of unique wines and craft whiskey. I highly recommend this restaurant!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food Company is very good
The food was cooked to order and was very good. Somewhat on the expensive side; our bill was $64 for 2, no alcohol. Wait personnel were quite attentive, but not pesky.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Place
I love near this restaurant and it is great to have a nice bistro near by. Food is great but it is a little loud because of the acoustics.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is always great! The scallops were delicious! We went on Wednesday's Ladies Night and really enjoyed the specials. Amazing martinis and yummy desserts. Shannon is a great hostess! We will be back for sure.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
You know it is a great dinner when the only possible improvement is the coffee. Our dinner was truly outstanding. We had 10 people and everyone will go back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than Good
We picked this restaurant because it was near the beach as a blind choice. We were pleasantly suprised that the decor was far above the typical Jax strip mall restaurant. The chef was in the kitchen, the owners in the house and it showed with the attention to detail. Interesting menu and very accomodating of our vegetarian guest. Will be back.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Good Food Company's name
The Good Food Company's name (many people mistake it for a store) and location (not easily visible from Atlantic Blvd) are obstacles that I hope this restaurant can surmount. The menu is creative and all the appetizers and entrees we have tried have been excellent. While the food is a bit pricey, the quality and portion size make it a good value. And the wine list is extremely well-priced, often less than two-times markup. Before 7 PM, bottles of wine are discounted 25% for happy hour. The Good Food Company also hosts prix fixe wine dinners about once per month which we have participated in and enjoyed.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic Dining at the Beach!
One of the best meals we've had at the beaches! Fra Diablo was incredible.. Chunked with lots of fresh seafood! So So Good! My husband had the bolognese, and he felt it was the best he had ever eaten! Shared the blueberry bread pudding for dessert. We may have over estimated how much we could eat...but again, it was so good!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food repeat winner
It's always good food, and they have the wines and bourbons we want with it. Chef always has a little surprise ready!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, Love, Love!!
Love the Good Food Co! Excellent service and the food is amazing for both lunch and dinners. I always recommend this restaurant when asked for a great place to dine..
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the seafood/pasta dish which I enjoyed very much-however - there were not lots of any of the fish in the portion--I think that for the price- they could have given a larger portion--but who am I to tell someone how to run a business
Prior to that- we had lunch there with some friends-and I had the Cuban sandwich-which I thought was excellent
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Geat! Noise impossible!
We loved everything about our visit to the Good Food Company, except the noise level. The food was exceptionally good and the service wonderful. Unfortunately, I am hearing-impaired and the noise level was unbearable and would definitely keep me from returning. My husband, who has normal hearing, had just as much of a problem. Conversation was impossible. I'm sorry about that because I would definitely go back again if it wasn't for htat.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Good Food Company in Jacksonvil
The Good Food Company in Jacksonville boasts a maitre d' named Jeanine who is an absolute gem. She makes customers feel at home and remembers returning customers and makes them feel special. The cuisine is imaginative and makes wonderful use of in-house aged meat. Portions are generous and meat-starch-vegetable combinations on the plate make for a well balanced meal. All the staff take pride in The Good Food Company and set a tone of friendliness mixed with outstanding service.
The subdued ambiance allows one to enjoy table conversation over a well prepared, well served meal. The focus is on the good food, not on tasteless wall decoration...which is as it should be!!!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Food Company
Should be renamed "The Very Good Food Company". Service was friendly, albeit a bit slow. Manager visited all the tables to check on satisfaction. New menu with a Southern flavor and fresh fish. Happy Hour applies to the tables, too, as it should. Lots of nonmeat offerings, too. Highly recommended.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
FOODIE FIND OFF THE PATH
Its just over the intercoastal from Atlantic Beach- but don't let that deter you from paying a visit if you love great, fresh, inventive food in a metropolitan feeling bistro with a great bar and hand made charcuterie.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Been There Done That A Must
Love It , I've eaten at Many fine restaurants in other cities , Adams Morgan DC, Jean Louis Water Gate, Buddakan,. ect,ect,ect This is the closest to real Chef cooking I've gotten in Jacksonville so far...
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu has changed, so we had a couple of new things to try. We started with the "port and beans" which was slow-cooked pulled port over a fried cake made with beans and some other ingredients. It was very good. My husband and I both had the wahoo, which was the fish of the day, and it was excellent. They had two different preparations, so we each got a different style. It was a very large serving, and the fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. This restaurant is consistently good and the service is always excellent.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Favorite Find for East Arlington
This is a lovely locally-owned restaurant. Casual yet elegant. Adventurous new menu. Enjoyed the chef and staff dropping by our table. We will go back and take friends!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best restaurants in Jacksonville. The crab cakes are superior, as is everything else. A little expensive, but worth it. You will not be dissapointed.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to the Good Food Company and was not sure what to expect but ended up having one of the best meals I have had, period. Everything was fantastic and I have already planned on getting back there as often as I can.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Shelf Dining
This restaurant has really come up in the world! It's "green" to the highest standard and the dishes our party of four had were all divine. Some good Food concoctions seem strange, like some of their bean dishes. Try them anyway. They are wonderful. The appetizers were creative and delicious as were the mains. I can't complain about a thing! I had stuffed mushrooms and they were great.
I gave this place a mediocre review about a year ago, but things have REALLY changed. I strongly encourage anyone who was disappointed to try it again. You will not be disappointed.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner. Fantastic food.
Had dinner. Fantastic food. Sevice could have been better but when the food came, we kinda forgot about the service. Ir was that good. Highly recommended!!!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Chef's choice...
As it was my third visit, I used my experience to focus on what the Chef suggested. I noted the New Orleans style of the dish and there was a choice of grouper or bass. We took both and paired them tall fresh Green Room Pale Ales and IPAs.
The service was excellent and we noted very good coverage at other tables.
The orders came out hot to our table, which I think was the best location in the venue, immediate left of the entrance.
I look forward to returning.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
When you doin't want to drive far
If you live or visit this area this is definitely one of very few better restaurants. Staff is particularly friendly and welcoming. Food is a definite cut above the average and the menu is small but varied. Ambiance could use some TLC, lights at first too bright and ceilings way too high creating a warehouse effect. But this can be overlooked when food and wine is served.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's all in the name!
The Good Food Company is no lie. Everything we ordered was very flavorful. Two of us had steaks impeccably done, I had shrimp & grits which is delicious, and my wife had Bolognese which is also very tasty. We started with crab dip and Corn ben...? (fritters). And finished with pumpkin and oreo mint cheesecakes. Everything was outstanding!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really thought the food
I really thought the food was very creative and delicious all the meals were prepared to order maybe that was in part while we waited so long to be served but I would recommend that restaurant I would highly recommend it
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We eat here from time to time and always have a positive experience. Eaerly experiences were rocky, but in the last couple of years they have really gotten their act together. Nice ambiance and smooth service. Safe shopping center parking lot, no sketching parking situations like downtown Jax.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I treated ourselves to a night at The Good Food Co. We travel about 45 minutes to do so and are never disappointed in the quality of service received, food choices and atmosphere. Look forward to our next night we treat ourselves.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
ALWAYS GOOD FOOD
Once again, we had another excellent meal at the Good Food Company. However, we were concerned about the lack of a crowd on a Saturday night in terms of what this meant for business. I hope they can survive.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, nice size portions. The service was outstanding! It was a little pricey so this is more of a special occasion place for my family.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM