Lagniappe - Amelia Island

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$30 and under
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The Louisiana French Creole use the term “lagniappe” to describe something that’s “a little something extra,” and that's exactly what chef owner Brian Grimley knows it takes to transform a dish from mere food into an experience you never forget. Inspired by the culture and flavors of New Orleans, Charleston and Savannah, Chef Grimley's Lagniappe- Amelia Island combines the traditions of the French Creole with unique twists on Southern culinary staples using only the freshest local ingredients. And should you wish to elevate your experience by imbibing one of the many cocktails on the menu, you'll choose from a range of both classic and new wave cocktails inspired by the eclectic spirit of the South.
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4.5
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P
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

First night was excellent. The second night they were out of most of the featured items; oysters, mussels,brazed meat and the selections that we ordered were not nearly as good as the previous night. Both times the waitresses were good although incredibly busy. The hostesses on both nights were not very inviting and obviously seemed stressed.

GM
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best place in town! Great food, great staff.

MF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

No complaints... it was 'fine'. Not over the top, but not bad at all. Service was slow, not nice at first, but she got better, nicer.

S
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great! The food was perfect and service too.

C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful place but shrimp and grits made my wife sick. Tasted good but quite rich. My steak was a good cut but underdone and broccoli was barely cooked.

LT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere.. we really enjoyed everything.

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Amelia Island- always fantastic!

TS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The ambience is excellent but the food falls far short

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So best meal all week. I have severe allergies and the chef accommodated me outside the box. Dairy free and mammal free scallops. Risotto. And asparagus. Impressed and now on the top of my list. Thank you!!!!

BO
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent meal on a busy Valentine’s Day. Service could have been a little more attentive, but didn’t take away from the overall experience.

JB
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. One of our favorites here on Amelia Island

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday

P
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I celebrated with my sister . I had the crab cakes with a house salad and the crispy Brussels Sprouts and she had a Caesar salad and jambalaya. The salads were cold and the entrees were hot. The service was attentive but not smothering. A delightful evening. The booths are perfect if you need less noise or a more quiet conversation area.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We arrived early for our reservation and went to the bar, we aired over 10 minutes without ever being served.. We asked for a booth and was denied the first time. When we saw a second one available, we asked again and were told if we wanted it we had to be seated immediately. Went to our table and it was 15 minutes before anyone came to our table to offer water or a drink. Once we ordered our food and wine, we had a very good dinner. Would not choose to return due to the awful service we received.

SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Very accommodating to food allergies. Attentive service and wonderful food. Highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Awesome service. Food was outstanding.

KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the restaurant and the spirit. The food is delicious. They put great attention to food prep so service sometimes takes an extra 10-15 minutes but is absolutely worth the wait.

G
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was superb!

L
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good but also very rich for my taste. Our server was mediocre. He seemed very rushed and we would have appreciated a slower pace because it was not that busy. He talked to fast and was hard to understand.

CJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It’s top 3 on Amelia Island for best food in my opinion.

MS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We will come back

S
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love the food at Lagniappe. However, I would strongly suggest offering half portions at 2/3 price. I ordered the mussels as an appetizer. The serving was MOKRE than adequate for a full meal. I rdered the scallops as a main course and this portion, as we, was HUGE.

I could, of course, have ordered just the mussels as the waiter (who was great) suggested, but my pleasure in dining out is to sample several dishes. Please consider offering half portions (or even smaller!!). Wonderful, innovative dishes!!

JT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Just a bit noisy but that is just people enjoying themselves.

BM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was very satisfying and efficient.
Loved the mussels and your collard greens. Yum!

C
Minneapolis
72 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love the large booths with the high walls. The crab cakes are delicious, mostly crab with very little filler. The pork shank was fall off the bone and my husband thought the collard greens were the best he's ever tried. Our friends both had the Steak Frites and enjoyed it. Service was efficient without being intrusive. We shared the peanut butter pie for dessert. Prices are very reasonable.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Fried fish overcooked and mostly breading. I have had steak there which was a much better choice. Service is friendly and reservation system excellent. Poor menu for Restaurant Week which I would ignore in the future and will not order a breaded entree again. House salad is the best I have had in a very long time. Side dishes well done and very good pecan pie. Will return as overall experience was good and a reasonably priced glass of Merlot was also very good.

QC
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lagniappe was our last night of Amelia Island Restaurant Week, and everyone’s meals were delicious. The specials were amazing, and we had several options to choose from. Our server was very personable, knowledgeable about the food and preparation, and would doublecheck with kitchen if unsure. Always love this restaurant!

JS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience

OT
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was terrific with a nice variety of items suitable for brunch. Love this place.

JH
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love this place. Good food, good service, nice atmosphere. It was a bit loud, which made it hard to have easy conversation around the table, but we managed.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I read the reviews and was really excited to dine at this restaurant, but I have to say I was underwhelmed. We had the calamari for a starter -the sauce they used was delicious, but the calamari was rubbery. I ordered the scallops-it was just ok. Maybe it was an off night, but for the price to dine at this establishment, there really should never be an off night.

v
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Southern flare but not overwhelming fatty food. Friendly environment.

D
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. The design of the dining room is one of the best to minimize noise.

GS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed dinner so much at Lagniappe a week ago that we invited another couple and returned. We were again very pleased—wonderful food and service.

AH
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal at Lagniappe! Service and ambiance was outstanding. Every course we ordered was exceptional. Great for a date night, special occasion or any reason, really. I highly recommend the Found My Thrill cocktail! Not too sweet and really refreshing!

GS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a nice evening with good friends—-it was a very pleasant atmosphere and excellent food.

m
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just an excellent evening, great selections and positive price/ value experience..

BC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with colleagues. Great food and atmosphere.