Eleven South Bistro

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
At Eleven South, our food philosophy is simple – a taste for every palate and a palette for every season. Our menu is the centerpiece of the dining experience and features an exclusive variety of seafood, steaks, fresh fish and pasta dishes. Our open flame mesquite wood grill is our distinction and adds delectable flavor to many of our signature dishes from our signature Sea Bass to our steaks and appetizers.
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MH
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! Great food good staff

JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Waiter was not accommodating of dietary restriction. We asked to not have wine sauce three times and finally got "only a little". Also were not greeted well and didn't hear the specials. Said this to the manager and he didn't say sorry. Made it seem like it was our fault. Would not return.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very high noise level. Hard to talk at dinner table without screaming( almist).. maybe some acoustic ceiling tiles or ?? Would help

DW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eleven South is great for business and/or just personal dinners. My wife and I frequent as often as possible! Server Jack is a breathe of fresh air....the food is fantastic especially the fresh sea food.
From the way the valet and welcome to the time you leave ....FABULOUS service.

Duncan/Nancy Wall

W
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years. It used to be quite fine.
Last evening we had the worst dining experience we have had in all our travels worldwide. Admittedly Jacksonville has outgrown its availability of good restaurants. So 11 South, like others, is now overrun with crowds. But that is no excuse for the deafening clamor, slow kitchen and poorly prepared foods that were dished out to us last night. Tables were over stuffed with too many people at each one and the noise level from overcrowding was TERRIBLE!. Stay away from this place if you are seeking fine dining with fine service and a pleasant atmosphere!
We just cancelled our next reservation for thxgvg dinner which we have enjoyed in previous years. AT THE VERY LEAST, 11 SO. SHOULD TAG THEIR BEST CUSTOMERS AND FIND A WAY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM ABOVE THE WALK-INS WITH 4 CHILDREN ON A FRIDAY. I know they are not desperate for the business...the place is swamped; so they better get smarter about how they operate or their current fans will be going elsewhere..Hate to see a good restaurant go BAD!

OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak tartare was delicious, as was the double bone Duroc pork chop. As always the service was outstanding and the cuisine an epicurean delight

BF
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Eleven South is a great venue for meeting friends having cocktails and dinner.

ER
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience !

T
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 8 on a golf trip looking for a great meal, and we found it! Eleven South had our table ready when we got there, and service was spot on from start to finish. Cocktails and wine were good, and everyone loved their food. I had the tuna and avocado tartare followed by rack of lamb and both were delicious. Highly recommended.

CA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second time here for dinner. We loved it. We had the leg of lamb again with a Caesar salad and it was amazing. The bread pudding was done very nicely. We were seated in the private dining area which helped with the noise at the bar. It would be nice if bread service was included. We will definitely return.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! It was our first anniversary and they went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed ourselves and the food was fantastic! Our server was incredible as well. 10/10 highly recommend!

OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was wonderful.

DV
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are foodies and always enjoy Eleven South every time we eat here regardless of if we are there for lunch or dinner. Our dinner this weekend was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Four of us shared several apps, my favorite being the Empanadas. For my entrée, I had the paella. It was delicious. Four of us shared one dessert each having a bite or two. The food, company, and service was wonderful, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone considering it.

MM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

While the majority of people I know have eaten at 11 South and raved about it, for me, not so much. I have a very special diet and only order veggies - brussel sprouts; mushrooms; and asparagus. The brussel sprouts were barely cooked, therefore, almost non-edible. The asparagus was okay. The mushrooms were the best because they were the only vegetable that had any seasoning. Some people will probably read this review and say a person with a special diet shouldn't eat at 11 South, but I disagree. It should not matter what you order, even if it's just bread, it should be tasty and palatable - particularly at the prices 11 South charges. My other reason for the low rating was due to poor/inattentive service. I had to retrieve our server from the service bar to finally take our order as he was just standing there talking to the bartender and he didn't even refill our wine glasses after he served our dinner. Very poor service for such a "high-end" restaurant in my estimation. So, I'm going to "recommend" 11 South to a friend unless I know the owner will be there (apparently that makes a difference).

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was very salty, lamb was tough

SG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Consistently good which is important to me. I can't wait to return.

f
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised when we walked in. Great date night feel as well as upscale! Our server was fantastic and very knowledgeable. The food from beginning to end was the best we have had, and we eat fine dining every weekend at different restaurants. A plus is they allow you to bring your own wine with a low corking fee.

OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant..no loud music to cover up our conversation. Professional service!!

HP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Way too loud.

OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Definitely worth trying! One of the best dinners we’ve had in Jax Beach and the surrounding area. Very flavorful dishes. Amazing creme brûlée’ dessert. Very kind and friendly staff...from the valet, hostess, servers... all very very courteous and friendly. They were genuinely very happy to talk with on a nice evening out.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an excellent dining experience. The food was superb.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was amazing. We will be back

G
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it have been completed coming here for years. Lunch/dinner never didappointed!

RL
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!! The pistachio crusted salmon was amazing!! My husband had the New York strip and it was cooked perfectly.

DD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I eat there all the time and this was just not their best effort.

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding food quality, flavor, presentation. I will go back.

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Jacksonville. We all agree that the steaks are the best we've had anywhere. The filet mignon with either the truffle compound butter or the black garlic compound butter are outstanding. We had the ribeye special the other night, too, which was divine. We love bringing friends here to eat at the bar and watch the steaks grill, or sit in the charming dining room. Christopher, our favorite waiter, always has the perfect wine advice for us. There is a very nice wine list. The bar is intimate and the bartenders are awesome. This is the perfect regulars spot, though I know visitors find their way here as well.

LP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful evening. The food was delicious and well presented. The watermelon and goat cheese salad in particular was marvelous. The glasses of wine were moderately priced. I rarely order desert, but the food was so good, I went for it; the chocolate espresso pot de creme satisfied my chocolate craving. My only complaint is that I asked, before being seated outside, whether there would be any mosquitoes; I was told that the area was closed in, so it wouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, I got over 20 mosquito bites; I was moved inside, but I wouldn't recommend sitting on the outdoor patio. This is a fine restaurant, and the prices were very acceptable, in my opinion. It was a great meal, and I would go to this restaurant again if in the area.

AR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Great service. The Scallops, Steak, Lobster Tail all excellent. My Husband had the 16oz Steak.

MT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The noise level made conversation extremely difficult, to the point that we will probably not go back for dinner. That’s a real shame because the food was very good, and the restaurant very attractive.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful find. Food and service wonderful!

RK
Jacksonville
38 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience and delicious dinner. This really good team! Well done!

PR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and ambiance was friendly with great service.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

l
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food at Eleven South is Wonderful. The noise level was unbearable. We had to shout to hear each other. I was there a few weeks ago for lunch and it was the same. Not sure what is going on.

L
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful! We had a nice table outside so it was a little quieter than inside. The wine selection was nice, the food was excellent, and the service was even better!

TB
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we want to take people celebrating something the first choice is always 11th South. Such great food always. Our table had the sirloin steak, paella, lamb, and grouper. All the meals came out perfect.
The staff is so respectful of the guest and never never rush you to make any decisions about anything.

S
Jacksonville
56 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, lots of interesting things to select from. I elected to forgo an entree and have the leek soup special, peach/burata salad and spicy octopus appetizer. Definitely want to return soon to try other things. Couldn't add a dessert unfortunately but tables on each side did. You can't go wrong here!

MS
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. The wine list was very good, but pretty pricy for the selections. We have had the same wines much less expensive in other establishments. The greatest complain was the NOISE. Terribly loud, both in the bar and the dining area. I could not converse with my wife right across a small table for the whole dinner. we both agree we will not return based on that issue alone. OSHA would have required hearing protection, and I'm not making that up, over 85db loud. Not the place for a quiet, romantic evening.

y
Jacksonville
242 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted an easy late evening "dinner" and found a perfect one at Eleven South - dined tapas style on empanadas, octopus and burrata, paired with an excellent cabernet. Their food is delicious and dynamic - hits the spot!

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