JJ's Liberty Bistro

4.7
193 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Opened in 1994, JJ's has been one of the longest opened restaurants in Ponte Vedra. Enjoy one of the classic French dishes we have to offer or delve into some more modern American flavors. Choose from one of the largest wine selections in Jacksonville, awarded with two glasses from Wine Spectator Magazine. Then finish off dinner with a freshly made dessert from our very own pastry chef. This local restaurant offers a unique dining experience for everyone from the gourmand to the wine enthusiast, and everyone in between. If you would like to make lunch reservations please call at (904) 273-7980.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.6
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vipcindyk
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and unbelievable deserts!

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KerryL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home.

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Plie24
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dinning there and it was delicious! We ordered the lamb shank and bou

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vipPlanner
Jacksonville
171 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Jacksonville area.

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vipLisaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love JJ's. Delicious food and well informed staff on wine and specials. Our new favorite place in Ponte Vedra Beach!

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vipBrian
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!!! The food is always great but the entree specials were especially yummy this past Saturday. Ben always does an excellent job taking care of us.

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OldDukeDoc
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lamb shank in red wine reduction was outstanding. Salad dressing on the mixed greens...perfect. Wine list needs updating. Service not quite as good as the food.

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vipDaveyBoy
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - authentically French! Great wine list served by highly knowledgeable staff. Vibrant, if dated decor, we make sure we visit JJ’s every time we’re in Ponte Vedra!

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vipQueenBee
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have become disenchanted with JJ's. I do not find that much on the menu that fits my idea of a french restaurant. I get disappointed in the waiter's arrogant attitude; I would prefer a waiter who is more cordial and interested in the guests. We told the waiter and owner we were celebrating a birthday but neither made any effort to do anything special for us.

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BettyL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently had our first experience at JJ's Liberty Bistro to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was beyond expectations! The vichysssoise was perfect as well as the fresh Caesar salad. The broiled scallops and salmon entrees were excellent and then ..... oh my .... dessert!! From a fabulous selection we chose cheesecake and chocolate mousse .... to die for!! All in all, it was a very romantic evening with an unbelievable wine selection! Can't wait to go back!!

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vipPlanner
Jacksonville
172 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner!

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vipyumyum
Jacksonville
249 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor patio. Had the night's special, monkfish. Absolutely terrific!

Paired with JJ's choice of wine we were set! Also had the rare oysters and were thrilled.. never had better.

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vipJeanne
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable lamb shank and bouillabase. Everything was perfect including the service. Had a boubon pecan thing for desert. I was beyond stuffed. But every calorie worth it

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vipSinger160
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I celebrated my anniversary there. There were pros and cons. I noted it was a special event and nothing. I was on vacation as don’t live here and chose here for anniversary dinner. So I would say if you like a little acknowledgement for a special occasion this maybe not it. My bigger issue was My waiter had Zero personally. Never smiled. Definitely gave us vibe he wanted to be somewhere else. I could hear other wait staff telling people things about menu faves and not us. On the plus side they paid attention to me wanting a private seat. The fish and duck were all amazing. Best meal I had on vacation. Just sad I had to watch other tables with nice engaging wait staff and not us. The woman at the front is great. Research your waiter and absolutely go and enjoy! Great dessert too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

One of the best meals I’ve had outside of Europe. Everything was prepared perfectly the owner JJ selected a delicious wine for us after telling him the varietal we were interested in. I will definitely be returning the next time we’re in Ponte Vedra

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vipLMMM
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to JJ’s to enjoy a rare dinner out and we decided to sit inside - and for awhile it was just us in the room. The place has wonderful, Romantic atmosphere and you could easily imagine that you are dining in France. The waiter answered every question and whim - and we had the most wonderful meal from the mussels appetizer to the chocolate raspberry cake dessert. As an entrée, my husband ordered the duck and I had the cedar plank salmon and they were both excellent! He raved about the mussels as well :-). We are already planning our next visit!

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vipTonyandDeb
Jacksonville
27 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem! Delicious food and wine. Great for everyday, business and special occasions!

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EllenJ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful; my new favorite place!

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MikeH
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Brusque service set the tone for an overpriced, mediocre meal. The food was overly salted, especially the lobster bisque.

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vipDorretta
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful waiters (Jordan & Ben) and JJ (owner) is very personable, friendly and knowledgeable about wine. Have never gone wrong with his recommendations.

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vipBrian
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always. Ben provides great service. A must dine location!!

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Megan27
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Owner is a very gracious host, with excellent wine suggestions. The service is always on point and the Chef’s specials and seasonal menus never disappoints.

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ThomasR
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every respect.

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vipdineallthetime
Jacksonville
41 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent choice for dinner, desserts and wine selection

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vipAllenwcole
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, service, and caviar.

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moresun
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had another great meal at JJ's on Friday. Really enjoyed the lamb shank and the wines.

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vipRichZ
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with good food and staff. Cozy ambiance with a wonderful wine list and excellent pricing.

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vipBrian
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We are never disappointed. Jordan takes good care of us every time we dine.

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vipJohnnyB
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great selection of wine, and ownership that makes you feel at home.

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ThomasR
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As good as it gets. Prix fixe menu is always a great choice.

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vipChrisR
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place for great intimate ambiance and fine food. Menu includes French classics and interesting seafood interpretations. Proprietor knows his wines so be forewarned -- hint Grande Bateau Blache for everyday consumption and huge range of French wines etc..

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vipBeachPoppa
Jacksonville
39 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem you don't want to miss in PVB. A major wine retailer and a French Bistro JJ's has a great vibe and really good food. The service is great too!

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vipPlanner
Jacksonville
172 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on patio. Once again an outstanding experience for food quality and service.

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vipAtthebeachdiner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I met a dear friend for lunch. The food was outstanding. The service not so much. The server disappeared several times. Then he was more concerned that his shift was over. Too bad it’s a great place.

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vipMikeK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. We have lived within a few miles of JJ's Ponte Vedra for years and have never tried until now. What a mistake!

From the warm greeting, to the well decorated interior we felt immediately whisked away to somewhere in France! Our waiter was attentive and immediately offered up two glasses of champagne as we perused the menu.

The wine list was amazing and of great value, unlike many mainstream fine dining establishments. As well, the food menu was top notch offering everything from charcuterie to home made pastries. JJ was there in the flesh and stopped by our table to make sure we were pleased with the experience. We were and JJ's in now on our typical rotation.

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vipJaxjamie
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so good, started with champagne, the
Pork belly special was amazing, so many desserts to choose from. Decided on the Black Forest cake which was amazing and would love to go there just for dessert sometime. Everything so good.

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vipBrian
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always. Best home made desserts in the entire world!!!! Jordan takes great care of us anytime we dine.

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vipRobertL
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

J.J Bistro never disappoints. The food is great and the service was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot. Love coming here.

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vipPVGAL
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrating w friends

FAQs

JJ's Liberty Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 273-7980.

JJ's Liberty Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.