Bellwether

4.7
201 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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JE
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing menu and drinks. Atmosphere was fun and modern. Great place for a date or business meeting. We will definitely be back. Thank you for making our anniversary dinner so perfect.

KB
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Medianoche sandwich and French fries. Best idea ever to make reservations because it was packed! I’ll be going again soon!

RK
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooo yummy! Priced perfectly! We started the meal with Fried Broccoli & Poutine... Holy s#%t! The Duck was mouth watering. My girl got the Short Ribs & they were equally as delicious if not better. Must try.

CG
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome !

EL
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bar area was nice and the bartender helpful. Our waiter, David was great. Friendly, informative and helpful. The food was delicious and nicely presented.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress and service was awesome. Food was great too. Will definitely recommend to friends, thanks for the great birthday celebration!

CC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was excellent. I hope we can visit again when we return to Jacksonville!

MM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Rachel, the manager, treated us so well and the staff were great! We will be back soon! Excellent food!

AG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great addition to Downtown Jacksonville. The staff was friendly, the food was great, cocktails were amazing. We will be back.

CD
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great eatery for pre-show in town. The salads were especially good!

OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time and the food was very well prepared. We’ll definitely come back.

B
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our fourth time at Bellwether. Some of the most complex food in Jacksonville. Always a treat. The bartenders make the BEST SAZERAC in the City, and at happy hour prices what a bargain!

We’ve been helped by Thailin the last couple of visits, and she is so great-knowledgeable, helpful, and always smiling. She is fabulous, as are all the wait staff.

Love this Place. One of the few eateries we will cross the ditch on a regular basis to eat!

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. The waiter seemed to anticipate our needs. I had the catch of the day and it was cooked to perfection. It was in a wonderful broth and the mushrooms were to die for. All very tasty and well worth the price.

SA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service is great. Food cooked perfectly and very delicious.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food

AD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious, but portions were small and I was still a little hungry when we left. Service left much to be desired.

G
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellwether is the clear choice for downtown dining. Excellent drinks: whether you’re in the mood for a classic cocktail or to discover a new libation. Superb food: the duck has become my new obsession and you can’t go wrong with their seafood selection. Be sure to ask about the weekly soft serve flavor. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Sleek atmosphere.

OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a nice atmosphere and the waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and able to describe very well the items on the menu. I would go back but it is a little pricey so only for special occasions. The food was good and we were full.

LL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for preconcert dinner. They have a preset menu of apps and entrees for $29 guaranteed to be quick for those on tight schedule. Food was delish. Definitely consider the gnocchi carbonara as an app!!

ST
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellwether is my go to place for lunch. I like to bring friends that work downtown that have never been there before. Always good food and service.

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellwether is the best - great food and service!

T
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and our server (Blair) was fantastic! He made us special drinks which were great! Definitely will be back!

KI
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The utilitarian style decor--hard chairs, hard tables and walls with virtually no sound absorption made this place seem more like a cafeteria. The sound level was not so much energetic but more just annoying. The food was great but I think I will be sitting outside next time and it will be for lunch.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charlotte was our waitress and she was phenomenal and attentive. The food was also delicious and ideally priced.

SG
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Important things first: The food was great -- interesting and well prepared. The ambiance is not so great. The chairs are not very comfortable and the ultra modern look with all hard surfaces makes it very noisy. That being said, we will definitely eat here again.

EB
Jacksonville
585 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had dinner at Bellwether before a symphony performance. We ordered off the pre-concert $29 price fixe menu. Both of us started with the mushroom bisque which was delicious. My husband ordered the short ribs for his entree and was pleased with his selection. I ordered the veggie green curry entree but it arrived missing the tempeh. Our server rectified the situation within 10 minutes. The curry was very good but not as flavorful as what I have had at our favorite Thai restaurant. We ordered the white of the day and red of the day happy hour wines to complement the food. At $5 per glass, both wines were perfectly acceptable. Bellwether offers very good food st reasonable prices in a central downtown location. We will be back!

M
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and drinks! Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious and Colin, our server, was friendly and professional. Great addition for Jacksonville!

JG
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always found Bellwether is a great place to eat, relax and enjoy. We have never been rushed to hurry and order, and the food is always fresh and innovative.

KB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was a little noisy and once busy, service a little slow. Maybe more help needed at this time of the day.

CM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. Obviously the ice cream was off the charts. I will definitely be back many times over again.

p
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Have eaten here twice, both times the food is excellent. Also both times, after order is taken and several minutes later, we are told they are out of certain entrees we just ordered. A little odd before 6pm but the second choices were excellent. Love the Flounder of the day and the Salmon dishes especially. Service is spotty and somewhat slow. Drinks given to wrong people, items asked to be left off of plate served on the plate, etc. Convenient walking distance to Times Union Center.

CG
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.

Great food
Great service
Great decor

Did I say great ??

GREAT

RW
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Delicious food and great cocktails

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Broccoli appetizer was a little cold which is rare from our past experience.

F
Jacksonville
37 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 1st visit here. Our server, David, was excellent. He provided specific descriptions about each dish that helped us decide what to order. Service was attentive, but not smothering. Food and drinks were delicious.

CG
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I eat there every week. Eventually one will assume one day, the hostess will actually have my table ready, and the waiter will remember what I am going to order for the 36th visit
I bring a new guest to eat there with me every time , ( maybe that’s why they don’t recognize me lol )

Other than that , one of my favorite places to eat

🤠👍🏽

W
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked reservation like I always do and they did not have me in the system. But here I am, leaving feedback for a meal I was supposed to be there for. While I am not mad, it was frustrating given the meal was supposed to be a treat for staff who are hourly employees and the time spent waiting to be told we were not on the list was ultimately wasted.

ME
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crazy good food. Amazing service by Tailyn and we rarely get that well acquainted with our server but she was charming and lent a special air to our experience. We’ve told countless friends since that it’s worth the trip JUST to eat at Bellwether. It’s a Do Not Miss!

ST
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellwether is one of my favorite lunchtime places to go downtown during the week. I was meeting a friend that had never been before. I was glad that he enjoyed it as much as I did.

S
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

they have a great 'pre-theater' fixed price meal that is very affordable and has some great items on it. Their happy hour goes until 7:00 pm every day, which is nice.

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