Black Sheep Restaurant

4.5
1263 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Black Sheep is an independent restaurant located in Jacksonville"s historic 5-Points in Riverside. Our focus is on fresh, local ingredients, hand-crafted food, and gracious service. We offer a full bar, signature cocktails, craft beers and an excellent wine list. We offer fast-casual lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Monday through Saturday, and brunch Saturday and Sunday.
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KH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The rooftop dining experience was a fantastic way to celebrate a belated Valentine's Day meal with my fiance. The weather was perfect for it, and even as the night grew darker and chilly, the restaurant offers heating lamps around the dining and bar areas. It gave a sense of contemporary-coziness. The hosts and wait staff were diligent in preparing our table, taking our orders, and checking in on us during our time there. Our server even suggested the perfect wine to pair with my steak - and the food was exquisite!

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NR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Dinner options are very limited. The type of food, combinations, ingredients and price are not for everyone ( ribs and grits ??)

Great service

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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Suzanne a waitress at the restaurant. Had been the best waitress we have ever had. It was my girlfriends birthday and she was perfect. Thank you

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d
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, very accommodationg

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M
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We tried the Sunday special fried chicken dinner for two. The chicken was excellent, but the biscuits were a big dense and heavy and the turnips were undercooked. The service and atmosphere were very nice, as always. We will definitely return, although maybe not for the Sunday chicken special.

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OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday here, the food was delicious it was a little chilly but the rooftop has a wonderful atmosphere

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BP
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding wine and dinner menus. Good variety and really good wine menus. We sat down stairs where they have outdoor seating. Enjoy

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Jeremy was fabulous!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Slow service and cold food.

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C
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent food. The rooftop dining was amazing.

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g
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service and view. This is a Definite repeater.

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SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

We did the roof top seating and the waitress and waiters were overloaded. Our waitress took a while to bring a smile to the table. The food was just a hair under excellent and a good evening overall.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I took a day for ourselves and we could not have been happier to come to this restaurant. We got their early to get drinks at the rooftop bar which was amazing. Dinner was fantastic and the service was impeccable. Will be back in the future. I did not expect reservations to be so hard to get, but I understand why now.

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GF
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were seated right away. The onion soup, soup of the day, and bread service was delivered promptly. Everyone raves about their soup, perfect on a cold day. Our server was patient and professional. She gave great suggestions and constantly refilled our water glasses. The entrees took forever.

We were close to leaving despite the special occasion. It was unfortunate because we had talked up the restaurant to our out of town guests. Apparently our party of eight was difficult to accommodate. All around disappointing. I’m sure the food was good, but everyone was hungry and ate in silence. We had planned to have dessert but opted to just get out of there. Disappointing for the final meal for a 50th Birthday weekend. Next time, we won’t make a special trip to BS.

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ER
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and very attentive and knowledgeable server.

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AB
Miami
75 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice space. Good cocktails. Tasty food with provenance. Professional service.

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

Excellent service and great food! Always enjoy my visit, especially when the weather is nice and we can take advantage of the rooftop dining.

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CS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Black Sheep is a great place for brunch. The food was great and the service was also. It was too cold to take advantage of their rooftop terrace, but it was bright and comfortable in the main dining area.

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DI
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been frequent dinner patrons since the restaurant opened, and would welcome a more varied/refreshed menu. We used to love the pan-seared trout with broccolini and would like to see it as a regular menu option. My companion was very pleased with the duck special, and much preferred it over the regular menu item.

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CW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , great place!! Would go back in a heartbeat. The menu is unique and has great choices to offer.

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MT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed breakfast this Sunday, wait was no long, food was good, a little pricey for small cocktails- only ordered one.

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K
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Tables crammed together, one of which we had to accept because although we made a reservation online for the rooftop, it never specified that it only applied to certain parts of the restaurant (excluding the roof). Food was very slow to come out and was lukewarm and bland...on top of being overpriced. Tiny menu without much variation, and inattentive servers.

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S
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The short rib was out of this world. The kimchi, grits and soft boiled egg all played so nicely together but the grits were the star! My husband said for not being a steakhouse, the steak Diana was great. For dessert, we had the s’more pops. They were delicious and the fire on the plate was fun and whimsical. We can’t wait to bring our out of town family to try!

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KB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An Excellent Choice for casual fare and reasonably priced as well. Parking can be a bit scarce but it's worth the short walk to experience yet a another gem in the area.

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WA
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! They make you feel like a VIP from the moment you walk into the restaurant. I loved that they offer roof-top seating. It was very kid-friendly, I loved that they had options for our 4 year old daughter and a kid's menu. Our server was very friendly and professional. The drinks and food came out in a timely manner and EVERYTHING was delicious! It has a very fun and relaxing vibe. Greatly enjoyed our experience!

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MC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, love the rooftop bar. Definitely recommend.

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SL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent salad, salmon and snapper

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TG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went to Black Sheep for New Years Eve dinner and were very disappointed in the specials. We had eaten there several times and always had a great meal but New Years Eve was an exception. Two of the people in our party ordered the Snow Crab Uni Linguine and found it very fishy tasting in spite of what our server had told us about the dish. The other two members of our party ordered the Cote de Beof special and were also disappointed. For the ribeye (served 2) we found the meat full of gristle and very fatty - not really my expectation for an entree at that price point ($75). Two of our party also ordered the dessert special which was a chocolate mousse with fig compote and both found the fig compote very grainy and bitter and as a side benefit it turned your lips and teeth black. I was also charged for the beer I was served and a beer that was not served since they said they were out of it. Not our best outing at Black Sheep.

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a
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was not happy to see a man in there with a wife beater shirt on and gym shorts. If I'm paying for a nice meal I would like to see people dressed nice.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very welcoming and awesome wait staff. They treated me with kindness and offer suggestions for a good meal. I will be back next time that I’m in Florida

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Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Other than the solemn host, the staff was very friendly and professional. Lindsay helped us with our selections, and the food was great, desserts fantastic. Please bring back the chicken and dumplings. 😊 Nobody cares about lentils. Ha.

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AG
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Would have rated the food and the place outstanding if the food was just a little less salty. Everything we tried was just a tad bit too salty for a taste to really enjoy it to the fullest extent. If we go there again, we will ask the chef to go easy on the salt.

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K
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent choice for a birthday celebration! Wait staff was very attentive without being obtrusive. New dessert menu was awesome!

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always solid. Food, service and the ambiance of the roof: top notch. One of Jacksonville’s few effortlessly hip spots.

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n
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Took a friend out for her birthday this is the second time we went food is horrible
I just had simple pasta it hot hot hot red pepper chilies I said it was too hot to even eat they did nothing about it pasta is cheap to remake bill came out to $75

I have no problem giving a $25 tip because he was kind and polite but the food was horrible and they could’ve done something about it to keep my business they did not!!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

I’ve been to Black Sheep many times I live in Riverside I met my father there for dinner and I made reservations . Set down got the table the only problem that we had was the waitress it took me over 30 minutes to get an appetizer the main course came out then the appetizer came out . My father never got a refill on his drink and we were probably there for two hours . Terrible service

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BW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Really enjoyed the food. Love the city view from the rooftop!

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PR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Every time we visit they do not fail to impress...new dessert menu is amazing...cocktails are VERY imaginative!!!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent as well as the service, noise level a little high.

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MN
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Poor service and timing we waited forever for our appetizer plate to arrive and literally as she was setting it down our dinner plates arrived. Most restaurants would offer to not charge for the appetizer at that point but no not here, we were offered water once and then it was literally 20 min before she returned. Lastly they allowed a table that was set for 6 people to grow to 10 people next to us so we could barely hold a conversation due to the noise level, much better choices around Riverside Avondale in our opinion.

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