Dwight's Bistro

4.8
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246 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Dwight's Bistro, located in Jacksonville, Florida, features a unique blend of dishes from across Europe. The restaurant has private party rooms available for 12 or 20 people. Dwight's Bistro features a wine list that is available by the glass or by the bottle. The starters on the menu offered at Dwight's Bistro includes a chef's cheese plate, pan cooked foie gras and escargot. Chopped salad, Caesar salad and palm salad are offered as well. Entres are served with a vegetable and ravioli and feature veal piccata, filet mignon and crab cakes. Handmade pasta choices consist of fettuccini carbonara, veal sausage spaghetti, ravioli of the day and angel hair puttanesca.
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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dwight never disappoints!

LO
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants around! I’ve been going there for 17 years and it’s always been a favorite.

OT
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at Dwight’s! Our server was stellar: kind, thoughtful and attentive. The food as usual, out of this world - just delicious! Tried the seared tuna for the first time and loved it! Thank you Dwight’s team for making it another great experience for my friend and I. Can’t wait to be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dwight’s is always a good experience. Great food and service.

SB
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have a home in Atlantic Beach, having grown up in Jax. Found this really fantastic small restaurant on advice of friend. Dwight, owner, his wife and Dwights mother all run the business and food. Relatively small menu allows them to keep doing excellent dishes. I had crab cakes that were fantastic- lump crab, just the right amount of filler. Other dishes include snapper and pork chops. The delightful wife gave us tour of eclectic decor of the restaurant.
The outside of the restaurant , in a small strip mall, looks rundown but inside is some of the best seafood- not fried- in the Beaches. We will continue to return to this gem. I would put on par with Doro's restaurant in Atlantic Beach Town Center, another small chef-run restaurant.

CM
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was excellent.

OT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dwight’s is THE place to go in Jacksonville. Quaint setting with Dwight and his staff cooking behind the bar. Fabulous food. Every entree is incredible, but the Sea Bass takes the cake. You can’t do any better than here. My number one restaurant in the Jax area

B
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Good food. Prices are a little high.

C
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food as always! My favorite place at the beach!

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Dwight’s 👍🏻

S
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

This is a “top 50” restaurant? No way. I had veal piccata and he had the quail. Both dishes were underwhelming and made worse by the three veggies served with the meat. Veggies were severely undercooked and had no seasoning at all. Asparagus should have been peeled, the huge hunks of carrot were borderline raw and the corn was inedible (raw). To make matters worse, they were out of the wine we chose and the server recommended a “comparable” substitute that ended up being significantly more expensive. We split a salad (which was good) and really liked the single ravioli that Dwight made to accompany the dishes.v

J
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, every single time!

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo muy bien !!

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't want to rave about this place too much because the rest of the public will find out about it. Fantastic place though and we go there every chance we get. Reminds me of the restaurants in the north end in Boston.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner.

C
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Dwight’s! This is our favorite date night location. We did happen to sit next to some large groups/tables, so it was a little difficult for me to hear at times. But the food is so good the noise level didn’t mess up date night at all!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes were delicious. Pasta was perfection. Paul our server went above and beyond to help us celebrate.

S
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul immediately recognized us although we hadn’t been there in several months.

he and other staff were very attentive and pleasant.

S
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dwight’s is always delicious. The foie gras is unparalleled and every meal is beyond amazing. The service is excellent. Dwight is a food genius and never disappoints.

SF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great time and meal at Dwight's. We shared the Mixed Grill consisting of Lamb, Quail, Fish, Tenderloin of Beef and vegetables! OMG, so good! For desert we had the creme brulee! My wife enjoyed a glass of moscato wine and I had a couple of Stella's. The staff was friendly and professional! It was great talking to Dwight! We can't wait to go back!

LB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Very disappointed in the food.
Have been wanting to dine and experience your place for sometime. it has been highly recommended from friends who frequent there. That person was with us and agreed saying maybe because it's a week night,we always go on a weekend.
I have been in the industry for 40+ years. My son is part owner of restaurants in Denver, so I am knowledgeable and familiar with dining. We did enjoy ourselves but all of us were highly disappointed.
I'm sorry you asked and I answered.
Three out of the four of us said we wouldn't go back.

PT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always & not often enough, when we travel from Georgia, we look forward to Dwight’s every time. We can’t say enough about our great experience! Alex served us & we all fell in love w/her.

CH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! Always a great experience. Great food. Outstanding service.

A
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect dining experience ! I had the crab cake appetizer and lamb chops , my date had a few appetizers
All tasty and delicious ! This was our first visit .

l
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The meal was excellent as well as the company. Had the pleasure of the company of my two eldest children. The front room is quite energetic.

CJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dwight's is my favorite restaurant in Jacksonville!

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our server, Gary. It was exciting to sit at the bar and watch Dwight interact with his staff and guests. His restaurant is a fun and busy atmosphere while still feeling like a quaint, best kept secret type restaurant. Always get a slice of whatever Katie has baked up!

J
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We go to Dwight's for special occasions. The food is generally excellent, however something was definitely off w/the kitchen this time. Scallops were done very well, the carbonara was so, so & the steak was definitely the weakest item on the menu, looking more like a NY strip then a filet. No sure what was going on that evening, but not one of Dwight's finest hour...

CM
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Dwight’s did not disappoint. Food and service was excellent. A little pricey, but more of a place for special occasions .

H
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service owner chef fantastic food

MJ
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Jacksonville! Best chef as well. Food is always the highest quality.

MJ
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal when we eat at Dwight’s. Just had too many people with us to sit at the counter!

PP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Home made pasta was awesome. Little pricy, but worth it.

R
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was great! We started with an appetizer of Escargot. They were not cleaned well and I had a mouth full of sand, also too oily. My entree was scallops. Instead of serving whole they were sliced in half and cooked unevenly. A bit charred, the bitterness was overwhelming.

Maybe next time I’ll order something different. But for our special occasion, it was not a great first experience.

BN
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed ourselves at Dwight’s! He is an awesome Chef and Host.

HH
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always so personable and take such good care of us. The food is always fantastic, the crab cakes are to die for!

KA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and absolutely outstanding food. We have never had a meal that wasn't an absolute delight.

F
Jacksonville
56 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! They are always willing to accommodate your requests.

CR
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute bliss. I love Dwight’s Bistro!!!

JM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dwight's is a Constellation in the Beaches restaurant sky! Amazingly consistent in the preparation, cooking and presentation of their excellent cuisine. Experienced, knowledgeable, friendly efficient servers, they know their wines, and make wonderful suggestions for appetizers and meals. And Dwight seems always ready to create a personal touch. For larger groups they have a large size private dining room, quiet, great for family gatherings. Chic, cozy, intimate setting but not intimidating or pretentious! Dwight and his wife have worked hard at creating a very special restaurant. and a special shout out to Tanya who added to our latest family birthday celebration with her exceptional service, sweetness and efficiency, just like a member of the family!! Dwight's is the Greatest (sorry Ali !!)