Bellwether

4.6
280 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Pre/post Theatre
Follow the pioneers behind Orsay, Black Sheep and BLK SHP at Intuition back Downtown as we open our latest restaurant, Bellwether. This fast-casual yet sophisticated restaurant will offer an eclectic mix of regional fare, with a focus on thoughtfully crafted, locally sourced ingredients served along side gracious, southern hospitality. Featuring outdoor dining, a full bar and private dining options, Bellwether aims to lead the way in Downtown dining.

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vipLeviE
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding, I can’t wait to go back!

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vipRachelJ
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I sat outside which I thought would be nice but the people on the street asking me for things was off putting. My meal was bland. I had the catch of the day. Service was great though.

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TeresaM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business luncheon. I would caution to get thee early, as parking is a challenge.

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Rick
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were early birds (5:15 reservation), and despite the dining room being only partially full, carrying on a conversation was difficult.

Wine list looked good, but both of our choices for wine were unavailable.

Food was excellent, but portions were on the small side.

Service was a bit slow, despite the limited number of guests.

I expected more for my $180 dinner for two.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Loved it!

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vipGGLe
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was our server. It was a busy night and he was attentive and professional while putting up with our antics. Thank you, Bellwether!
Only negative was that the soft serve machine was down that night. But the other meals made up for it!

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bethcourt
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious with great service and atmosphere!

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Debbieg
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with David. Little pricey for family of 4 but overall worth it

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AngelaF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bellwether is our favorite pre-theatre dinner spot. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service is friendly. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, even on the limited bar menu. Wish they would expand to the full menu on nights where there is an event.

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vipbrad
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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floridagal
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I ate there I was not that impressed but we went back for second visit. The food was excellent and the service was too...much more lively and looked very popular. I will definitely go back.

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vipNinaF
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I tried Bellwether for the first time; it was Valentines Day. Our expectations were exceeded. We will definitely return often.

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Jess
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. Fantastic food. Incredible service. Extremely accommodating. Love this place. I hope it sticks around and doesn't change.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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JuanV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ambience is only four stars as noise level was slightly elevated

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vipmuffinbaker
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner at the restaurant and were pleased with the friendly service and our meals. Although the dinner menu is not copious it contains enough variety to everyone’s taste. We missed the French fries which seemed to be ordered at the surrounding tables. Next time we will order the fries.

Bell weather is close by The Times Union Center and The Florida Theatre which makes it an ideal spot for a pre-theatre meal.

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PV104
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and terrific service from Collinl Great restaurant within walking distance of the Florida Theatre!

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vipDonnaB
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bellwether is so convenient for those of us who work downtown Jax. Food is fast and really tasty. Try the charred broccoli. It's the best!

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MichaelV
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating dinner, and we enjoyed everything from the cocktails to the dessert. We’ll be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite place for dinner and drinks downtown. Cocktail selection is great, love the Mexican cookout!

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Velcro
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My salad was very salty, but they were quick to fix the issue.

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francesH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, with Charlotte as our server. The food was divine, as always. We love Bellwether and we’re excited to take friends for their first visit. They had a wonderful experience, as did we. Will continue to be a patron for a long time.

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vipbrad
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hot spot downtown. Great food, well prepared. Laid back ambiance but great food and drink menu. EASY to find, valet parking or plenty on street.

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FLFoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was quite good but the service was mediocre at best.

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vipTracyA
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent happy hour drinks, good food, the manager made a food issue right with a replacement and comped a drink, staff was friendly and helpful. Quick service as well for shows, etc.

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JoLon
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is in downtown Jacksonville. perfect for pre-theater dinner. We were seated in the bar for a 4:45 because we were told all 5:00 PM reservations were gone. The bar was noisier than I prefer. The dining room never filled up though. We did enjoy a happy Hour cocktail at a good price. We could not order from the dinner menu until 5:00 PM but then we did order and shared two menu items. The salmon was good but the Bulgar grain served with it was just OK. The Gnocchi Carbonara was quite good and definitely needed to be shared. service was just OK as we actually had to walk up to the bar and take our drinks which wee sitting there for 10 minutes or so.

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AmyW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is very good, but portions are rather small. My husband — who is not a large man — had to order a burger afterward because his chicken sandwich was so small. :-(

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DianeP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant is small, but cozy. Service was acceptable, a bit slow with getting our drinks. Portion size was smaller than expected on the special pre-show menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice causal place to meet up with friends and family

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vipLeslieB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlotte was an amazing server!

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vipIvonne
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipFrankJane
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went to this restaurant before the Celine Dion concert. It was packed but they had added additional staff. The setting is very very nice. The service was absolutely outstanding and very first rate the food was terrific, innovative, and well prepared. I think it was a little expensive however. I would definitely go back again if I wanted a good meal in downtown Jacksonville. It was a convenient walk to the VyStar auditorium.
My wife was unhappy with one component of her dish, there was a lot of grit in the vegetables. We told our waitress in shortly after the owner came over. He comped us one complimentary dessert but I think he should’ve called her dinner Nevertheless, I would definitely go back. This was a really good place

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Jill
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service; your daily schedules are perfect.

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Jfive
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner, great server. Would definitely recommend Bellwether.

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Ruby
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and management were very attentive. It was getting to be the end of the night and the chef came out to see the patrons. Great experience and excellent food. The duck was especially good

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LucieP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience in downtown Jax. Really enjoyed the food and the setting.
The valet even saw us coming and got our cars before we even got outside!!

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DinnerPossum
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great downtown restaurant. Great food. Great bartenders and staff. Nice cocktail list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had NYE dinner here with some friends and it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Bellwether and we will definitely come back! I got the Sous Vide Chicken and Thigh, while my boyfriend got the Duck... both were delicious! I would also recommend the Korean Fried Broccoli! The staff was super friendly and I loved the ambiance of the place. I can’t wait to go back!

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Bellwether is rated 4.6 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.