About Bistro Aix

The restaurant is currently closed due to damage by Hurricane Irma and is currently undergoing restorations. We are working hard to re-open as soon as possible.

A city-hip restaurant located in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco district, Bistro AIX brings an intriguing mix of vibrant sights, sounds, and flavors to Jacksonville.

Seasonal French bistro-inspired menu features wood-fired oven and grilled specialties including pizzas, pastas, risottos, steaks and seafood, complemented by professional, unpretentious service. A Wine Spectator Restaurant Award recipient, Bistro AIX offers over 250 wines by the bottle and 50 by the glass. A wide variety of hand-crafted cocktails and specialty martinis are available from the full bar.

1440 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday - 11AM - 10PM
Tuesday - 11AM - 10PM
Wednesday - 11AM - 10PM
Thursday - 11AM - 10PM
Friday - 11AM - 11PM
Saturday - 5PM - 11PM
Sunday - 5PM - 9PM

Cross Street:
Phillips Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 398-1949

Website:
http://www.bistrox.com/

Entertainment:
BarX is located next to Bistro AIX and offers Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 3:30-6:30

Catering:
Whether casual or formal, any occasion calls for the ultimate Bistro AIX experience." Your event will be completely coordinated and managed by our experienced team and you will discover that we place the same emphasis on taste and service at your location as we do at the restaurant. The Bistro AIX catering staff will customize all aspects of your event including menu, flowers, bar service, and audio-visual needs to make your event spectacular.

Parking Details:
Three private parking lots are located behind the restaurant on Phillips Street. Street parking also available.

Public Transit:
JTA routes available through San Marco BLVD.

Executive Chef:
Ian Lynch

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bistro Aix Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (5)
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Romantic (4)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Bistro Aix was closed, OUT OF BUSINESS!!!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Ratings based on our prior experience. Restaurant currently closed after hurricane and couldn't officially cancel reservation. Went to sister Italian restauant instead.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We had a wonderful time! Can't wait to come back again!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

This restaurant is charming and a great value. The service is top notch, and the wine list is very approachable. The food selection covers every area. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Gordon is amazing. The best service we have had at Bistro Aix. Give that man a raise. He also knows about South African wine, so he own us over. :-)

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our evening at Bistro Aix was a special occasion, a birthday celebration. The restaurant staff could not have been more helpful in making the evening a great success for our party of 8. Prior arrangement was made easily for a birthday cake baked on premise and served as a surprise for our son. The dinner service was excellent as well. The food was prepared perfectly from the appetizers to the entrees. Also, I like the alternatives the restaurant offers to order smaller size appetizers, salads, and entrees versus full size. Perhaps more originality in the menu would have resulted in a five-star rating for the food, but, overall, Bistro Aix is a restaurant we will continue to visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Waiter seemed bored. Never asked for a drink order. Had to summon him to table several times from talking to fellow workers. Need to get their service on track.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Everything we had was delicious..service was excellent..a perfect place for tasty, well prepared fresh foods with excellent flavors and preparation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fantastic food and service. We ordered 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 3 desserts (for 3 people) and we all cleaned our plates. The portions were just right and the waiter had some really good recommendations and knowledge of the full menu.

The total will be a little pricey if you go with a full course meal + wine. But it's worth it for a special occasion and the food is well worth the cost. Definitely put this on your list of places to try.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Nice place. Great ambiance.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Amazing!! Food and service was impeccable! Have gone every weekend since we found it! Ask for jonathon! Great service!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We were looking for a place for a rehearsal dinner in the Jacksonville so we made reservations for dinner out. Was just average nothing spectacular.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

THIS IS A must try for Jacksonville

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food is always amazing. Service is sometimes questionable. Overall, one of our favorites in Jacksonville

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing always! Delicious food, fantastic service and great atmosphere!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Very disappointed. Service horrible, slow and took too long to get water, drinks, bread, place order and food! Not very busy so unsure why we had such long waits. Waiter would disappear for periods of time then bounce back for a second then disappear again. Never once asked how are meals were. No plans to return any time soon.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our meals were delicious and amazing. We had a wonderful time as always.

Tags: Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The duck confit was outrageously good

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was awesome, but the service sucked. It was my first time in Jacksonville and my firs time eating at Bistro aix. We had 5:00 reservations and we're the first table to sit, but was not greeted until after two other tables walked in and got there drinks and bread. I don't know if it was because we were two black females or what. But was not good

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 4, 2017

She had swordfish, I had chicken, extremely delicious.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Seated promptly when we arrived for our reservation - thank you. Homemade blue cheese chips incredible-wonderfully thin and not oily. Salmon appetizer was outstanding. My wife had the tuna entre and loved it. I had the hangar steak and ordered it medium, came out rare. They took it back and it still came back rare. They apologized, sent it back and brought a fresh one cooked perfectly-medium plus. Hangar steaks are a little tough and need to be cooked more to break down fibers. If cut thin, probably not a problem but these were cut in chunks. It tasted wonderful. Dessert was the strawberry crepe(wonderfully light) for me and my wife had a chocolate torte cake that she is still talking about-LOVED it. Service was outstanding and the owner/manager came over, apologized for problem w/ the hangar steak and no charged the entre. Very professional and appreciated. This just became my favorite Jacksonville restaurant. We live 70 miles away but we will be back and they are now our go to restaurant in Jacksonville. We were referred by friends and I can see why this restaurant has been around for 18 years. They get IT-great food, great service and fairly priced. Thanks for a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great wine options, including a port from 1965 that we had with dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Always a pleasure. The food was phenomenal, per usual.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

So delicious ,I could go back again tonight. We all had fish that was prepared to perfection. Salads yummy ,and desserts devine .

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Delicious food with outstanding service. Salads are great.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Can't believe we've waited so long to try it out! Food, service, and atmosphere were all awesome! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Mom's Birthday

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We felt rushed. The food runner took our appetizer and we were not finished. The seating by the dessert area is not the nicest and that's where they put us though the restaurant wasn't crowded. Wasn't the best Bistro Aix experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 13, 2017

just hope that I get credit for this lunch meal that I put together. My clients arrived and were seated before I got there and I never received credit for it because I just walked over to their table and didn't check in the maître Di

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 9, 2017

7/9/17 - Our Daughter's Birthday... We asked her to pick where she would like to go to dinner and she did not hesitate to say "Bistro Aix, as she had eaten there before and said it was great... This was our, (Mom & Dad), first time and she was right... The food was superb, our waiter gave us great service, and the manager visited our table which was very nice. We had a very special bottle of wine delicious dessert that made our dinner complete and very happy that our Daughter picked "Bistro Aix"... We will definitely be back...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 7, 2017

First time dining at Bistro Aix and it was a treat. A nice mix of choices on the menu from fish of the day to pizza.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great for lunch and dinner. My Son's favorite restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 3, 2017

College daughter and Dad foodies !!
Love love love this restaurant ! Exquisite food.... escargot, cheeses with honey comb and everything else after abs dessert and coffee !!! Our fave

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was great. Would have preferred another seat in main dining area, rather than off to the side, as place was not that crowded. Wait staff very attentive. Great place for dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This is the first bad meal I've had after years of being a guest of Bistro Aix. Service was bad/spotty, apps were cold, steaks were over cooked (one was basically ruined, a crime to do that to filet mignon), and I'm pretty sure the salad I received wasn't a caesar. My food, the braised beef shortrib was a bit cold, but was properly seasoned and cooked. The polenta was "just under" cook consistency, and the vegetables were not cooked thru, as their centers were firm/hard (carrots). The other two guests had filet mignon, medium well. One received was overcooked to well-done, and the other was more well done/burned, beef was no longer tender. Also, there was no consistency in their specialty beverage, the french mule arriving quite gingery the first time, but second round was just booze, no flavor. The restaurant did replace this drink and it was almost on par with the first, but not as gingery.

Not sure what was up this evening, but this was the first time at Bistro Aix for one in my party, and I can assure you they won't be returning. Quite a first impression your food/service had on him. As for myself and my partner, I chalk it up to a rough night in service, not enough to get rid of me, I'm afraid. :)

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Always a reliable favorite ! Great atmosphere, good food, knowledgeable friendly staff.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 30, 2017

It was a wonderful meal and our waitress Ashley was amazing!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 29, 2017

One of my go-to places. Usually exceptional. Tonight I found the steak in the steak frites to be tough. All other items were great.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The atmosphere and people where awesome. I really enjoyed the Roasted chicken, it was hot and tasty.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Really good food for a great price. Experienced waiters

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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