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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!
Food and service were fab!
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!
Great service from the door to the bar and then onto dinner. Everyone was in step the food was fantastic I recommend the short ribs
Simply one of the best restaurants anywhere. Great and simple decor, tremendous service and absolutely delicious cuisine. Vegetarian friend who was with me felt the same. Can't wait to be back in Jax for another wonderful dining experience!
For our first time, it was wonderful. We enjoyed the wonderful food and great service. Will recommended to family and friends!!
The food and service were excellent!
We had a party of four and ate there before our show at the Moran theatre. It was an easy walk from the theatre. The food was outstanding and service great. We would definitely recommend Bellwether to our friends.
Four of us had a light dinner at Bellwether before the theater. All ordered happy hour wine at $5 per glass. Two had double cheeseburgers with fries while the other two chose the brisket sandwich, one with carrot soup and the other with potato salad. The portions are not large but that allowed us to enjoy dessert -- cocoa tacos and green tea soft serve. All the food was delicious. The only glitches were the less than hot (temperature) cappuccinos that two of us ordered and the up charge of $1 for spice added to the fries which we were not told about. Other than that, David provided outstanding service throughout.
Enjoyed everything! Our server, Collin, was awesome, insuring we made it to our performance on time and suggesting great food and drink options. Only disappointment was that they ran out of the gnocchi carbonara at 6:30pm so had to order alternative entrees.
What a wonderful evening. Charlotte, our server, was fabulous. She was attentive & extremely knowledgeable. The food was delish with a bit of a twist on the normal traditional fare. Will definitely be back!!
I found Bellwether online when searching for a restaurant near the times Union center. I am so glad I found it! My friend and I had a wonderful lunch. We shared a strawberry feta arugula salad which was fresh and lovely. Then we had the shrimp and grits which was very flavorful and perfectly seasoned. The honey jalapeno topping which was both spicy and sweet added extra pizzazz to an already delightful entree. Even our service was well above average. Our waiter was the perfect combination of prompt, efficient and friendly. All in all a delightful experience!
Charlotte was a great server - amiable and knowledgeable. The food was amazing. We will definitely be back. Each one of us had unique and delicious flavors in our dishes.
Our only unfavorable comment is that the chairs are not comfortable!!
The ambiance was cold and sterile, walls were too bare for the height of the ceilings.
The back room looked better but we were not seated there.
The noise level sounded like people in a large warehouse, a lot of echos.
Not relaxing or inviting at all.
My husbands Salmon was very good; my fish of the day, flounder, was good just too much going on with the accoutrements. Way too much going on in that dish.
The server was very attentive but almost to the point of trying too hard, at times it felt uncomfortable.
Great lunch experience. Efficient and courteous staff. Delicious lunch options.
We enjoyed a pre-theater dinner at Bellwether. The chef has some creative combinations of flavors, the chicken burger being the one I tried with pleasing Mediterranean flavors that were not overwhelming. Salads were fresh and tasty, again with a variety of ingredients that tasted delicious together. We arrived early and were seated immediately. The entire staff was friendly, welcoming and helpful with menu items. Although wine and spirits are featured, my husband had a local beer that he enjoyed trying. The modern setting is very sleek but the chairs were a bit uncomfortable and low for me. It became more noisy as the restaurant filled with guests causing the music to be overpowered by conversations but everyone seemed to be having a good time. Wait time for dessert was long and coffee was not piping hot. Overall we were pleased we found Bellwether and will visit there for a meal again.
Service was great and food was phenomenal!!
We enjoyed our selection from decadent burger menu & very good drinks from the bar.
Great location. Service was ok. Food was excellent. Price in line with expectations.
We made a reservation for 7:30 but were able to get seated much sooner. Most reviews mention that David is a great server, and I could not agree more. He picked up on the fact that we were going to a show and worked to get us taken care of promptly. The food was delicious; my entree did not allow me room for dessert, so I'll definitely have to go back again to try the hummingbird cake! Thank you for a delightful pre-show experience.
The service was excellent!
The food was delicious!
The experience was just great!