About Bistro Aix

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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Romantic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Casual (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Really disappointing experience. We went on Feb. 18th and had reservations for 5:30. Upon seating, we were asked if we were going to the show. I'm not a big Barry Manilow fan so I didn't even know there was a concert but apparently when I answered "no" it made our meal a non priority. Anyone who was attending the show received priority service and their meal orders were rushed causing ours to be delayed.
We received our crunchy tuna roll appetizer but gave up on our dinner after waiting over an hour.
Maybe the staff was running slow due to the recent reopening but they could have at least attempted to explain the wait. BTW. Our order was a med rare burger and seared scallops so it's not like it was a lengthy preparation.
It wasn't a special occasion but when we chose to dine out, we expect to be fed. And if it's going to be delayed, please be considerate enough to explain why or offer us an extra beer while we wait. Unfortunately it felt like our server just avoided us.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful dinner. I had the duck breast, absolutely delicious and it was cooked to the perfect temp. My girlfriend had the steel head trout which, was also very good. We tried the beef tartar for an app and half a dozen moon dancer oysters. Both were fantastic. Also our waiter Dean was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave excellent service throughout our evening.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous as before! So glad you have re-opened. Great food & service!

Tags: Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and food!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyable meal

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

Glad to have them back. Good job all around!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious!!!!! The short rib grill cheese and quiche were both amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

Was excited to try since the reopen and it was disappointing. No real new menu items and the food was just lackluster. The baked Brie was good but why put jam on top and make it soggy? The short rib my hubby had tasted like I could have made it in the crockpot and the carrots were underdone. The lighting is odd and is very bright for a romantic place on Valentine’s Day. Loved it throughout the years but it’s been on a downward spiral since all the changes. Won’t be back. :(

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

Great dinner !! Amazing service !!!!
Banana crepes were delicious!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

So happy to see they've re-opened after hurricane Irma, just as good as ever. Their new Sister restaurant Cowford Chophouse could learn from them about friendly service and accommodating customers while maintaining an upscale culinary experience. I wanted to impress my client who is looking to bring 700 police chaplains to town and the restaurant was exactly what he and I were looking for.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

Food, service, and experience were amazing. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I must admit that I've always been a HUGE fan of Bistro Aix, and counted it as one of my favorite Jacksonville restaurants. Unfortunately, I'm extremely disappointed by my visit after its re-launch last week. The warm, dark, glam ambiance is gone in favor of more senior-friendly cold overhead fluorescent bulb lighting. The blonde chairs and blonde floor wash out the room, and it's louder than ever. The food was well cooked (the menu has barely changed by the way), but the presentation was uninspired and dessert was a chocolate glob. The wine list is not nearly as well structured as it was -- and they're already running out of several bottles. I really hope these early missteps are all related to the re-launch (and not indicative of the "new" Bistro Aix), and will be corrected soon. I so hoped this would be a chance for Bistro Aix to reinvent itself, and it has - only for the worse. I'll be watching to see if they improve. But, I'm in no hurry to return -- and I never thought I would type that about Bistro Aix.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Table was ready 40 minutes after the reservation time. Ordered the fillet medium and it came out rare. Sent it back, came out medium rare. No attempt to remedy other than asking if we wanted the same steak thrown on the grill for a third time.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Glad that they are open again. The a/c was to cold

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It's an amazing place to revisit. We have been patronizing this place for years and its so good to come 'back home'
Food and service top notch as always. So of course we'll be back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Web site still shows them closed. Server was extremely friendly, but service was very slow. Slow enough that we asked for more bread waiting on our appetizer. We have been here before the flood three times and had exceptional service. Food was bland- had chicken and steak. Beet salad was good. Drinks took forever. We were there at 545 pm on Saturday. Heard lots of staff telling others they were new to the business. I'm sure it will get better again. Did not help my $155+ meal cost with tip.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant has just reopened after repairs from hurricane season. They have done a great job remodeling the establishment. The food was excellent. If you like beets like I do, the beet salad is a must. It is prepared unlike any that I had had before. We both had the lamb. a knife was not necessary. The wine list has enough to cover about any taste without extortionate prices. It is located close the the Jacksonville theaters and it opens early enough for a relaxed meal and a trip to the show. Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Went for sons 30 th birthday took over an hour for appetizers after numerical request. 3 to be exact. Told appetizers would be complimentary and a drink for my son. Charged for both. Frequent customer but not sure will return. Awful way to reopen and treat a customer who has visited all amazing forks restaurants weekly.
Disappointed. Dr Gari

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Drink service was incredibly slow. Short rib was over cooked and pizza didn’t taste quite as good as past. I love bistro though and think it was just from being day 2 of being open again. Will be back!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have dined at Bistro Aix over the past ten years. The food has always been consistent in its value, quality and ambiance. This last visit however was a bit off. The simplest of things , beet salad, was less than desired. However, my husband ordered the tuna, which has always been a staple on the menu, and it was fantastic! So, the take away is this, the devil is in the details! you put a heirloom beet salad on the menu, wash the kale it sits upon! No one likes a gritty salad!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great dinner always top notch

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great to get back on their reopening night. Right back on point Kate was the best server, had a good time with her taking care of our table.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

So excited to be a part of the re-opening of Bistro AIX! I was prepared for minor errors, but there really were none. We had soups, entree’s, drinks and shared a dessert. The service at Bistro is unparalleled. The chefs are creative. The food is fresh and sourced from local farms as much as possible.
The new looks suits the environment and it has a very “Gothic modern” feel. Chic and perfect for date night! Worth every penny!

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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Jacksonville)·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Jacksonville)·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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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The duck confit was outrageously good

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