Bistro Aix

4.3
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$31 to $50
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French
Located in historic San Marco, Bistro Aix offers a seasonal French bistro-inspired menu. Featuring a fresh raw bar along with a wood-fired oven and grilled specialties including fresh salads, local seafood, hand-cut steaks and house-made desserts, complemented by professional, unpretentious service. A Wine Spectator Restaurant Award recipient, Bistro Aix offers over 100 wines by the bottle and 30 by the glass. A wide variety of hand-crafted cocktails and specialty martinis are available from their full bar where they host live music every weekend!
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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, our wine that we ordered was not served until our dinner was basically finished, which was a bummer. The noise level makes it very hard to carry on a conversation, however food will bring us back 👍

LL
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been awhile since I had been to Bistro Aix but it has proven that it is still one of my favorites. My Shrimp Tagliatelle was excellent as always. This time I had the beet salad which was lovely. It could have used a better piece of mozzarella tho. My friend had a wonderful salad topped with fried shrimp and she loved it. The creme brûlée was great again... try some fresh fruit on top please. Our waiter Jessie was very attentive and we did not need so many other people stopping by the table to refill our water glass. It was a bit intrusive and disruptive to our conversation. I do love this restaurant!

o
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big fan of this place at lunch (and happy hour). So many great menu items that appeal to just about anyone and always prepared beautifully. Great place to see and be seen too. Not to mention, a killer martini. Stop by anytime. You wont be disappointed!

MJ
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were very good. Music was a bit loud for casual conversation. Perhaps a bit pricey but quality made up for it.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant a local favorite for close to 20 years. Perfect for a date, dining with friends, or a client dinner. Excellent food and great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

AP
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and we found it to be a great choice for a pre-theater dinner. Can't wait to go back!

SB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

January 14, 2020 was my fourth dining experience at Bistro Aix, but it was disappointing on several points. Starting with the bar, three of our four requests could not be honored. No Southern Comfort? No cranberry juice? No fruit added to an Old Fashioned until requested? As for dinner, scallops were tough and overcooked. Brussel sprouts were hard and undercooked. Food quality and presentation did not justify the cost of entrees.

WD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a pleasant experience even though the entrees were not that great for the price. The cocktails and dessert were delicious. Also very attentive waiter.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish and server was the best

RF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Brussel sprouts were bitter, seasoning of vegetables not to our liking. Presentation of steak a little different.

OT
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Want to give TOP marks for great NYE and we WOULD return but a couple of specific issues. Staff attitude was great though effectiveness was uneven. Started great with flexibility on ingredients but then our appetizers and salads came simultaneously...followed quickly by our entrees. Server was only focused on fitting all the plates on the table rather than how much cold entrees might impact the taste (and experience). Otherwise- great! Drinks, atmosphere, dessert = great.

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good always

l
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local favorite for a nice meal out with or without friends. Food is always great, and the service was top notch.

J
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and can’t wait to come back!

RB
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Food not cooked as ordered

RC
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Long wait time for drinks and food.
6pm reservation. Seated immediately, but 20 mins or more before wine arrived after ordering. Management comped first round. Wait staff was apologetic. Kitchen was way behind because of heavy business on Monday night.

OT
Tallahassee
36 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The muscles were outstanding!!!!

TR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Great cocktails. Wonderful setting. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for the best restaurant in the Jacksonville area.

JR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

New Ownership...hopefully they can find their way and maintain the previous onwers great reputation.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, waitress was fun and amazing! Anyone that passed by filled my drinks and took care of my date and I. There was no waiting on a singular person. Great time!

KS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good overall, food and service with Ryan. Reduce noise level, get quality bread, more bar help as drinks wait was looooonnnng.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch at bistro aix. Our waiter, Brandon, was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was outstanding. We will be back soon!

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow the evening we were there

S
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, welcoming service. Food was delicious. Loved the Aix 75.

MJ
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When I asked for a quiet table, we were seated in the onyx bar which was nice and quiet. Good service too though only ones in that room.

OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok...

RB
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We usually enjoy this place very much, but this night was disappointing, waiter was terrible, we were left most of the time waiting for everything while he was talking to other tables. No matter how nice the food was. Being treated like this is not worth it

CL
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

not at this time please thank you very much nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

MJ
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It became too loud to easily converse.

f
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. One of my favorites in the city. Everything from drinks to desserts is amazing!!!!

MD
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived after a show, they accepted a 10 pm reservation. Very rare in Jacksonville!!!

The staff we superb and welcoming and the meal was served superbly. Although we were one of the last guests they never made us feel as though we were being rushed. Whats more THE MEAL was just superb. We both had shrimp fettuccine - with a salad and a great desert!!!

No wonder why this is one of my favorite places to eat in Jax!!!!!

JD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Superbly prepared and delivered. Thank you!

FJ
Jacksonville
61 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated promptly. Great fast and friendly service. The oysters were fresh, cold and delicious.
I had the Tuna entre: cooked perfectly an absolutely delicious dish. Our vegie guest had a very fresh and generous salad with the delicious vegie potatoes gratin and our other guest thoroughly the tuna tartare app. The drinks and wine were terrific. Highly recommended !

S
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Bistro Axe in many years. The past few times was not the best experience not wanted to give it another try. And they delivered. We had a great time, service and food. We’ll definitely be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and staff very nice and attentive

PA
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Waited 15 minutes before waiter even came by. Took 15 minutes for the first drink to arrive. The cocktail was all water which means it was sitting for quite a while. Took 25 minutes for second ordered drink to arrive AFTER our meal was already done AFTER I had to flag the waiter down to remind him. Very unpleasant experience having water with my meal when a drink was ordered almost half and hour previously. Never even brought bread or asked. Incredibly disappointed as I really enjoy this restaurant, but this awful experience will make me not want to come back for quite a while.

Waiter kept saying they were busy but dining room was half empty the last half of the meal, and a band was playing in bar - then waiters should have advised the entire restaurant not to order any cocktails. Unbelievable. Awful experience.

MP
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service at the bar was non-existent. Ignored by the bystander we sat down in front of. One other person sitting at the bar. We had a 6:45 reservation and were seated at 7:00. Water was promptly provided, but we were never served any bread / butter. We ordered the charcuterie board as an appetizer (it's $25, but not priced on the menu), a bowl of french onion soup, a salad, and decided on that evenings special (lamb chops) to share as an entree. French Onion soup is a cream based (which was listed as such on the menu) and I did not care for it, but that's my personal taste, not a knock on the chefs. Salad was nothing fantastic, but for $14, was expecting a little "wow" factor. After soup & salad, the server said entree would be right out, we inquired about our app & he went in to find it. Charcuterie came out with entree. Charcuterie was a mixed bag, some items seemed to come from a farm in France, others from Winn-Dixie, not worth the $25. Lamb was AMAZING, it was a $51 plate, I never asked before hand, so that was a bit of sticker shock. It was really good, but not $51 good. We split a piece of cake and some coffees afterwards. Soup & Salad - unimpressed. Charcuterie - mixed bag of feelings, kind of phoned it in & not worth $25. Lamb - WAS THE BOMB, but not at $51. Bar service - HORRENDOUS. DINING ROOM SERVICE - Needs to step it up at that price point for dinner. No French Bread / Butter at a French restaurant - huge miss.

LB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious but we sat at least three different times with empty drinks. Our first round of cocktails came out without the appropriate garnishes so the waiter sent them back which was nice. But sitting with an empty drink for 15 minutes at a restaurant where our bill was $350 for four people is inexcusable.

FJ
Jacksonville
100 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal as always! We started with tuna tartare. Then on to steak frites and short rib.

u
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server seemed overwhelmed and slow :( Would disappear for very long periods of time. Food was still good and we still love Bistro Aix! Just not the great experience we usually have when we go. And we go very frequently :)

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