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Lagniappe - Amelia Island, Amelia Island, FL

Lagniappe - Amelia Island

4.6
4.6
2127 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday Dinner Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekday Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 844-2634

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brett Heritage

  • Neighborhood

    Amelia Island

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,127 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    American

  • Amelia Island

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Amelia Island

    Best Service

  • Amelia Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Amelia Island

    Best Value

  • Amelia Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Amelia Island

    Romantic

  • Amelia Island

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  • Amelia Island

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  1. DE

    DavidE

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and prompt service. We will return.
  2. c

    chawk

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great menu selection. Calamari was outstanding. Would return for dinner again.
  3. EH

    EddieH

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, beautifully prepared and great service.
  4. CS

    ConstanceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my sister and her husband's 50th anniversary. Staff picked up on it and brought them a dessert on the house. A delightful meal and great service. Thank you to Brian and Melanie1
  5. G

    Greatfoodbutpricey

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and great service! Prices are steep but they are everywhere these days! Salmon was very good...cooked to perfection. Crab cakes were also excellent though very pricey. Our table reserved was just what we asked for...a cozy booth for two. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.
  6. LS

    LianaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and experience here is always fabulous! Out favorite spot.
  7. TT

    TexasTraveler14

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were fabulous. Our party of 6 enjoyed several appetizers, steak and fish entrees, and desserts. A burrata appetizer was a favorite, along with redfish and flounder entrees. Desserts were house made. All werelovely and large enough to share. Pacing was perfect. This is the best post-Covid experience we’ve had. Bravo to the staff! We will be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, meal, and wonderful service!
  9. CS

    ChristieS

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service and food. Wanted to change my side for a different vegetable, was charged $7 to do so, I said that’s fine. The side of green beans has SEVEN green beans on the plate. I asked the waitress if this was the normal amount they give for a side of green beans and she replied snarkily “that’s a hefty size”….ummm what??? I laughed at the comment because it was so ridiculous. And she said she would see what she could do. Came back with a additional plate of THREE green beans. I just laughed again. You can’t make this up. She literally brought a plate with 3 green beans on it. The place is a joke and they do not care if you leave them a bad review or have a bad experience. Very expensive for the salty mess of food that it is and the staff are unfriendly and RUDE. Save yourself the trouble and go elsewhere and have a better experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service!
  11. TS

    ThomasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Service was fast. Waitress was very nice and helpful.
  12. PF

    PortsmouthFan

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and stellar service. Not to be missed!
  13. D

    David

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good &service excellent reservation as requested Noise level very high
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic experience. You must visit on your vacation to Amelia.
  15. AW

    AlexW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my wife here for our anniversary dinner/date. Both of us ended up ordering steak, because we’re awesome. She had the fillet and I had the NY strip, both of which turned out amazing! Best steak on the Island so far… Also, we got a little something extra as it was our anniversary and they brought out a chocolate mousse. Absolutely delicious, and rich. 10 out of ten. Would recommend. Actually, we have some foodie friends coming in for the 4th and we’ll likely be back
  16. JH

    JerzyHokie

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite restaurants. Brought another visitor to the island here for another great meal. Can't go wrong with this booking at this place!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with local seafood options, fun/funky ambience, and excellent service. We are glad we found this place while on vacation.
  18. HT

    HungryTraveler

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We were there for Father’s Day and they were slammed. Plastic cups for water, two crab cake entrees came out essentially room temperature (sides were hot), we had a Caesar salad that was super dry with large pieces of Romaine (8” inches long in one case), etc. food quality was good, but not up to what we’ve come to expect and may have been a new chef. My husband was turned off by the cool crab cakes and no longer wanted the meal. When I said this, the owner laughed and not in a good way. Needless to say my husband was not a fan of that behavior. We’ve eaten there often and they’ve always treated us well. This was highly out of character. We did take care of the waiter who did his very best on a tough night.
  19. PM

    ProfM

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary at Lagniappe. We made a wise choice as it turned out to be a special evening at an excellent restaurant. My wife had a filet and I chose redfish. The redfish would have made Paul Prudhomme proud. We plan to return to this restaurant soon and we recommend it to others. We avoided restaurants during the worst phase of Covid, but we feel liberated now. I noticed that Lagniappe has tables sufficiently separated to qualify as social distance. In every way, this is a fine venue for a special event.
  20. LE

    LyndsieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Natalie T was our waitress and she was amazing! We had a party of 8. She took great care of us. Our food was cooked perfectly, served hott and in a timely manner. I highly recommend to go if your looking for something different, not super fancy but could have dressed up :)
  21. j

    jeannes

    Jacksonville

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    What a wonderful experience! We were seated in a booth in the main room, which the hostess explained would be a bit quieter. Colleen our server did an outstanding job of making us feel welcomed. The Blackened Swordfish over Caesar Salad was amazing (highly recommend), and Mom's Pecan Crusted Rainbow Trout was smooth and mild. The noise level was a bit too energetic for us toward the end of our meal, as the evening picked up, but it did make it feel like 'this is the place to be!'. Overall quite delicious, and we'll be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Our server was friendly but a little unsure about the menu . She failed to get the complete order prepared, but offered a free dessert.
  23. H

    Hill

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Decided to go here for Father's Day. Service was excellent.
  24. CA

    CarlaA

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Hostess was so sweet!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The meal was EXCELLENT … Fresh, well-prepared & seasoned perfectly. The service was also outstanding. Our waiter was stellar. The ambiance is nice, but cries out for some soft, slow jazz instead of the harsh television. The noise level is deafening. It was difficult to have a conversation without leaning in & raising one’s voice to be heard or hear.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as usual. We sat outside and avoided the major criticism often stated of too much noise. The L salad is one of the owners best inventions which includes a warm, stuffed red pepper that’s a real taste treat.
  27. DB

    DavidB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Were seated prior to reservation time. Service was good for how busy it was. Food was fantastic! We had the Pork Chop and the champagne chicken. Everything on the plates tasted amazing! Gave the kitchen staff a 12 pack tip for their efforts.
  28. b

    bettyn

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As rated, over all experience was good. However, I failed to pick up my credit card as I left. Since I had made a reservation and am a local thought I would have been notified they had my card. By the time I realized what I did and tried to call restaurant was closed. Left a message waiting to hear back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was recommended by our shuttle bus driver and it did not disappoint. Food was authentic southern cooking and the service was phenomenal.
  30. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every family member lived every single bite! Probably our favorite restaurant of all time. We will be back!
  31. GT

    GaryT

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good food and helpful waiter.
  32. JV

    JeanValJean

    Jacksonville

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was consistent with their high standards. Mike was an excellent server.
  33. SG

    SusanG

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  34. BL

    BandL

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nicely done decorations and seating. Bar and bartenders were great. Food was very good and well prepared.
  35. w

    was1861

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Just wish it wasn't so noisy. Could hardly hear the person next to me.
  36. CE

    CynthiaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The reservation system worked well. I received a text just prior to our arrival that our table was ready, and we were seated as soon as we walked in. The waiter covered all the specials, and the entire menu was full of choices. My shrimp and grits dish was awesome. My husband liked the catfish entree that he ordered. They even surprised my husband with a birthday dessert. I highly recommend Lagniappe!
  37. FF

    FredinFernandina

    Jacksonville

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening with friends, loved the salmon Caesar, my wife had the veal scallopini which was great as well.
  38. R

    Romance

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very glad we had a reservation because it was very busy. Our waitress was very kind and gave great recommendations. The purpose of our visit was celebration of my fiancée birthday and staff made us feel warm and welcome. Great service good food that was hot. Definitely can’t wait to come back again.
  39. CO

    ChattyOne18

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our food and service was good to very good and the menu hA a nice variety. The noise level however was horrendous. I don't know how it was in the front room but in the room we were in which is the one with shares space with the bar it was just awful. We would only eat again at this restaurant if the weather was such that we could eat in the outside Courtyard.
  40. G

    Gigi

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This lovely restaurant is buzzy and noisy but do not let that deter you. The food is absolutely the best on the island and is equal to fine dining in large cities. The menu has a wide variety of great options but we almost always opt for seafood--except for when they offer the pork shank!

FAQs

Lagniappe - Amelia Island offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 844-2634.

Lagniappe - Amelia Island is rated 4.6 stars by 2127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today
Google Map for Lagniappe - Amelia Island

4810 First Coast Hwy Amelia Island, FL 32034

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Amelia Island

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday Dinner Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekday Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brett Heritage

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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