Shrimp & Grits
johnny cake, bread & butter jalapenos, house bacon, roasted corn, garlic cream, house hot sauce
bacon farms lettuce, deviled egg, bacon, radish, cucumber, tomato, red onion, benne cracker, green goddess dressing
The service and food were outstanding, I can’t wait to go back!
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.
Great place for a business luncheon. I would caution to get thee early, as parking is a challenge.
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.
Birthday! Loved it!
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!
Consistently delicious with great service and atmosphere!
Great food and service with David. Little pricey for family of 4 but overall worth it
Bellwether is our favorite pre-theatre dinner spot. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service is friendly. We’ll be back!
Good food, even on the limited bar menu. Wish they would expand to the full menu on nights where there is an event.
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.
My wife and I tried Bellwether for the first time; it was Valentines Day. Our expectations were exceeded. We will definitely return often.
Amazing atmosphere. Fantastic food. Incredible service. Extremely accommodating. Love this place. I hope it sticks around and doesn't change.
Ambience is only four stars as noise level was slightly elevated
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.
Excellent food and terrific service from Collinl Great restaurant within walking distance of the Florida Theatre!
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!
It was our first time eating dinner, and we enjoyed everything from the cocktails to the dessert. We’ll be back soon!!
New favorite place for dinner and drinks downtown. Cocktail selection is great, love the Mexican cookout!
My salad was very salty, but they were quick to fix the issue.
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.
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.
Food was quite good but the service was mediocre at best.
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.
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.
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. :-(
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.
Nice causal place to meet up with friends and family
Charlotte was an amazing server!
Excellent food and service.
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
Awesome food and service; your daily schedules are perfect.
We had a lovely dinner, great server. Would definitely recommend Bellwether.
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
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!!
Love this place. Great downtown restaurant. Great food. Great bartenders and staff. Nice cocktail list.
We had NYE dinner here with some friends and it was great!
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!
Bellwether is rated 4.7 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.