Doro

4.8
417 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Chef Chris Polidoro's restaurant located feet from the coast in Neptune Beach. Creating delicious cuisine in a casual, boutique dining, beach atmosphere.
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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quiet Birthday for my husband

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Fish over cooked, tough and not a good piece. Everything else was good.

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MH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

went early to avoid noise ---seated a large table of women next to us ---restaurant was not full
lamb ordered medium rare ---came very raw ---sent it back ---dinner for 2 --$100 I live in the neighborhood---will not be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

On vacation from frozen MN

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AW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food. Good size portions! Daniel was attentive, knowledgeable and so personable! My sister so enjoyed her first time there! Thank You All!

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H
Tallahassee
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and the food was very creative and tasteful. We would definitely go back.

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EL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Loved everything but the decor, little bit like an ice cream shop :/ would be great to cozy it up and darken it down...but otherwise, GREAT

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P
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second annual visit to Doro and, like last year, we'll be returning twice during our one week vacay in the area. The food is simple, creative, sophisticated but so accessible. They do a salad with Asian greens, Asian pears, blood orange and toasted pistachios that is a still- life to look at and a work of art in terms of taste. Every dish, and we've tasted several, is creative in it's execution but never unusual just to be different. Don't miss the crispy short ribs or the snapper with a luscious compote of cherry tomatoes and olive oil. The cool, smart, simple space is a welcome step above most local fish houses. If all you want is fried fish there are plenty of fish houses in the area. But if you'd like an unpretentious but memorable meal don't miss Doro!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great surprise find for us. Just visiting the area for a night. Wonderful foodie place to go. Wine was very nice and the appetizers were wonderful. 5 stars all the way around.

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to Doro from the beginning and have never understood how people hadn't discovered how wonderful it is....now people get it!! Chef/owner Chris, has presented the beach with well prepared, well presented interesting menus....best at the beach (and maybe in Jacksonville).

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RL
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 1

We have been twice now.The first time was excellent.
This time the noise was overwhelming and my $30 plus steak came out cold.
I sent it back to be reheated and it came back over done.
That happens but not one word of interest or apology from management was very disappointing.
We will probably give it one more try,but not soon.

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J
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fantastic as is the service. One of our favorites!!!

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SK
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doro's has become one of the top dining experiences in North Florida. Executive Chef (Owner) Chris and his staff are top notch! Food presentation, portions, taste, wine list selection, and overall experience has become second-to-none. Strongly encourage the experience. Sonny.

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d
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food, beautiful presentation!!! Quiet atmosphere was a pleasant surprise in any restaurant these days!!

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MR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a large group early in the week. The restaurant is small so once it’s full it can seem loud. However, the food was so well prepared and fresh tasting that I made a return visit later in the week. Can’t wait to go back next time I visit the area. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great healthy food beautifully presented and prepared awesome service low fuss
Love it

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S
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and great atmosphere as always!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, decent portions,nice atmosphere and great service

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Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We started with a bottle of the well-rated Justin Justification red blend chosen from the reasonable wine list. We then ordered two first courses - Asian pear and blood orange salad and kale and beets with goat cheese salad. Both were creative and excellent! My fiancé ordered the lamb entree’ and I had the grilled snapper. Both were terrific. The lamb may have had a bit too much salt on top. We also shared a dessert - warm brioche, homemade orange marmalade and whipped cream. It was simple and good! Service was top notch.

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RC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, great value. Unique, generally healthy dishes you don’t generally find in this area. Wine list is excellent with top-level selections, but also some less expensive, but high quality offerings.

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g
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Chris is the best. He is personable likeable prepares dinners that are sumptuous. His staff is wonderful and the ambiance is terrific. In my estimation the best restaurant in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. A must place to dine. Gary Snyder

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L
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Chef Christopher Polidoro has created a well balanced menu, with fresh flavors. I enjoyed restaurant DORO and can’t wait to go again 😊

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GE
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed it immensely.

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredibly special night!! Extremely delicious food and the best staff to make our night! Daniels wine knowledge and food recommendations were spot on and we cannot wait to come back and enjoy the more items off the menu!

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CN
Jacksonville
75 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best of the best. The food is outstanding in every way, the service is friendly, efficient, and the venue intimate. Love Love Love!!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time. We always walked by, but finally made a reservation. The food was amazing and the service was great. Wife had the short ribs and it made me wish I had ordered it. The schnitzel appetizer was delicious. We will definitely go again.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Wish there were a few more menu options, however. It was my first time, I imagine if menu changes often this would not be an issue.

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d
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

My husband isn't a wine drinker so he ordered a diet coke. He was served a half glass of coke with no ice......then when that was gone he asked for a refill and got a full glass still no ice. He was charged for 2 cokes.....seemed a little petty to us as most restaurants do free refills. Beyond that the food and service was good.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience across the board. Judge for yourself

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c
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doro is our favorite place to take a special friend or a newcomer to the beach. It has classy and yet casual atmosphere and excellent creatively prepared food that we love.

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FD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service. Noisy. Would have liked larger portion. Pricy, but worth it for a special occasion, perhaps not an every week place.

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Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed another evening among friends at Doro. The food is fantastic and I had been looking forward to trying the duck - my gosh, it was so good! A couple of my favorites for first course are the yellowtail tartare and simple greens, which were thoroughly enjoyed. Finished my meal with the brioche custard and a scoop of their homemade vanilla ice cream. Just delightful! Chef Chris and his front and back of the house teams are fantastic and Doro continues to be a gem in Neptune Beach. It’s also lovely going during the week as it’s a lot more chill than the ‘more energetic’ weekend nights (which can be great, but I prefer calmer evenings). Will be back for sure!

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JC
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish there were more than 5 stars to give! Everything on the menu was full of flavor, satisfying and healthy! I have some dietary restrictions and the Chef/Owner Christopher Polidoro took the time to work with me and customize a dish to meet my needs and preferences. It was a beautiful restaurant with a welcoming team and atmosphere. Chef Christopher came out and shook my hand and talked through the dish when I arrived, and I really enjoyed the personal touch. His creativity and passion for beautiful cuisine that nourishes the body was evident. I ordered the snapper and it was hands down one of the best pieces of fish I have ever eaten. Doro works to source ingredients locally when possible and uses Wild Caught seafood. It felt great to be able to go out for dinner and know that the ingredients in my dish simple and clean and would not leave me feeling bad. I left feeling completely satisfied! Also did I mention they cook everything in olive oil instead of refined and progressed vegetable oil? That is so rare these days and so important for our health!

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitstaff was quite knowledgeable, friendly and responsive. The food was presented well and we enjoyed it very much, especially the pote de creme. The atmosphere (the place probably has capacity for only 30 guests) was quiet and perfect for our special occasion. Definitely a return visit is in order.

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OT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!
Another outstanding evening at Doro.
The duck and crispy short rib were both delicious entrees and the wine pairing was perfect.
Thank you Chef Chris and Daniel

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JD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great personalized service. High quality food. The chef accommodated our vegan requests. Very nice overall, our only complaint is the noise level.

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Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great and delicious food. My husband and I like the variety of entree choices as well as wine selections. Love coming here!

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, diverse menu, great service, hip vibe.

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PV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food but won’t go back due to the acoustics. Way too loud. Hard to have a basic conversation.

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m
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional as always

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