Black Sheep Restaurant

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

About

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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DeannaP
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everyone was nice the social
distancing was done very well! Things were being cleaned down constantly as well. Waitress was nice just had to keep asking her for things before she finally brought it to you. But overall experience was good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love rooftop dining. Lovely views. They were also playing really good music!

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jaxfinedining
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience5

server could have been more attentive. did not bring a decanter at beginning of dining experience, did not anticipate guest needs by providing condiments or silverware prior to entree, had to ask approximately 3 times for straws that were on the waiters person the entire time, demeanor was not welcoming.

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vipLarry
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful rooftop restaurant with very good food. The view is spectacular. We had a lot of fun and will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time going and was not disappointed! The service was great and the ambiance was nice. Food was amazing, wish we had room for dessert!

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Michael
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE VIEW!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love black sheep

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out for dinner in the last 10 weeks. We sat in the roof, couches are removed and tables spaced, but the same excellent food, service and experience. And we saw a table of 6 that I swear we see every time we go. Glad things are getting back to normal, and masks and 50% capacity aside, last night night reminds us how close we are. Great job, Black Sheep!

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Lovetodineout
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated upstairs, has a retractable roof to ensure sun is blocked but allows for being open when the sun goes down.

No complaints at all. Beautiful evening with excellent food, cocktails, and service.

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BruceB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop dining at Black Sheep is the perfect stop for your date night destination. An amazing variety of great food and drinks along with an outstanding and friendly staff. I just can’t say enough great thing about this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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KURTK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Daughter’s graduation.... dinner for her and close friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and atmosphere is always so great! Music was slightly different though, missed the mellow/classical music

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ashleys
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I highly recommend, weather permitting, that you dine on the rooftop or outside on the patio at the very least.

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vipMilaW
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Slow service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Black Sheep is a great restaurant. The service is almost always excellent and this trip was no exception. Our waiter was great, personable and prompt.

We had multiple happy hour cocktails which were of high quality and delivered quickly. The happy hour drinks are a great value. The Dusty Boot is my favorite and I hope it never leaves the menu.

The food was good and tasty. The kitchen at Black Sheep is one of the best in Jacksonville.

However the price for the food, even for the happy hour items, is getting out of hand. I have visited Black Sheep since they have opened. I’ve watched the pricing on the food increase over time and several items are now 30-50% higher than they were several years ago. Vegetable sides for dinner are now $7-8 dollars. A large salad is $14. These items used to be $5 and $10. The cheapest sliders for happy hour are $9. There is less meat on all three sliders combined than would be in a single small sandwich.

The cheapest main for dinner is a $15 burger WITHOUT CHEESE. A slice of cheese is $1. One. Dollar. So $16 for a cheese burger and some shoestring fries. I know it’s grass fed beef but still! It’s obscene.

If someone at Black Sheep is reading this, please, work on that menu and the pricing. You have slowly priced a loyal customer out of visiting your restaurant. You have good food but the value is no longer there. You have competition now, even in your own neighborhood. I love your restaurant and want you to win me back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the mussels which were ok, but the oysters and the short ribs were delicious. We were traveling from MD to Tallahassee, and called to see if there was a dress code because we were on the toad. We were told to come as we were, true hospitality answer, specially after arriving and seeing how nice the place was.

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bonnief
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , atmosphere and service. We asked for a few specifics and were accommodated perfectly!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location. Food is overrated and menu is kinda boring.

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RjkIII
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to restaurant when you do not know what you want to eat. The menu and drinks are changing, introducing a nice variety. There are some standard items, poutine and wedge salad that are always on point. Covered patio on the roof is a great hang out and adds to the charm of the place.

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Angel
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. We were a group of four and everyone ordered different dishes. Salmon, fried Chicken special, Korean ribs, and a pork sandwich. All were outstanding! After dinner, we also checked out the rooftop bar- very chic! Loved it and will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a phenomenal meal!! Started with the poutine which was every little bit of alright. My wife had the chicken and Brussels sprouts over butternut squash puree with biscuits and I had the chicken and homemade pasta. For dessert, my wife had the chocolate snack cake and I had the banana ice cream fundae. Kevin was our server and he was outstanding. The only thing I could say that needed improvement was our choice of wine, but that was on us. We picked Spanish verdejo to go with our chicken dishes and it did not pair well. Other than that, an awesome meal and we will be back!!

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Drizzle1972
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Let's start with the good... the bartenders were personable and attentive. Now with the bad... for Black Sheep and Orsay to be owned by the same people and have comparable prices, there are night and day differences (food, ambiance, service). I have not had a good meal in multiple visits so Black Sheep is officially off the date night list. Orsay is head and shoulders above!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience5

Food tasted good, as expected. Service was solid. The price was off, far too expensive for what was received. For example, $18 for seared scallops, only 2 scallops...

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Ambiance is a nice classy one. Love the ambiance upstairs as well. Service was excellent which is always a plus. Great experience over all.

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AmyO
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very hip place with a cool drink menu and great brunch. Nice that they serve brunch on a Saturday and that they take reservations. The rooftop bar is very cool and can’t wait to spend some time up there!!

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BoBaswell
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Service. Excellent food but a bit pricey in my opinion. Can get rather loud

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vipShannonM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is delicious as are the drinks. The roof top bar is excellent and remains very warm on cooler nights. Service/staff were a bit stiff and slow for having just a few tables and were not thanked by staff/host as we were leaving, perhaps it was an off night but we felt like an after thought and not well received as customers.

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Pearld
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I am willing to assume that Black Sheep was having a bad day since all the reviews I had seen before going were good. I chose it for lunch with an old high school friend who was visiting based on its reputation despite never having eaten there myself. His wife and I both chose the Spaghetti alla Chittara. The pasta was gummy and broccoli pesto was an unappetizing oily mess. This was mainly a social get together with someone I had not seen for a long time so I really didn’t want to make an issue of the food otherwise I would have sent it back to the kitchen. My friend ordered shrimp and grits and the shrimp were overcooked and the grits sort of pasty. My husband had the hamburger which was definitely the safety play as the French fries were excellent and the burger was acceptable. Nice atmosphere, nice server but I will not be hurrying back.

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truebeliever
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 5 were celebrating my brother-in-laws’ birthday. He and his wife are very experienced travelers who were pleasantly surprised to find some of their favorite wine on the extensive wine list. The two bottles we shared were excellent. Additionally, each of our meals were perfectly prepared. Two of us had the Green Hill Ravioli which I thought was some of the best I have ever eaten. The salads were fresh and full of tasteful veggies/lettuce. The other entrees were also excellent including the Alaskan salmon. The service was also excellent, including the personal presentation of the wine.

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JosephP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is a favorite destination for brunch. we are always out on the rooftop area so the noise is minimal. Food is delicious, drinks are wonderful and the service is fantastic.

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KyleH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and environment. Service was outstanding while wait was minimal.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good overall

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smithjrd55
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I had a phenomenal dinner. I had the short ribs, she had the pork chop and they were both wonderful. Looking forward to going back when I get a chance.

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VictoriaK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Superior service! What more could you ask for. It was wonderful.

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BruceB
Jacksonville
3 reviews