Matthew's Restaurant

4.9
1836 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
Matthew's is one of Jacksonville's most distinctive gourmet restaurants.The refined atmosphere and innovative cuisine have made Matthew's one of North Florida's most awarded restaurants for over two decades. For the enjoyment of all our guests, appropriate dress for the dining room is Business Casual (no sneakers, shorts, t-shirts or tattered clothing).

Experiences

  • Six-Course Adventure Tasting Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    *A creative twist on this season’s flavors. *Courses of the evenings adventure menu will be revealed as they are served. *Any allergies must be noted at least 48 hours prior to tasting. *Tasting Menus are reserved for the whole table. *$95 per person / $145 paired with wines
What 1836 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Josh makes fabulous cocktails. Bo was an amazing server. The food and wine were pairing were delicious. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.

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Paul
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance in the bar and dining room matched by the excellent service (John/Bow was fantastic, knowledgeable and fun). The food was creative and so tasty at every course turn. They perfectly catered to our special occasion request making the night very special. We'll be back, highly recommended!

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vipJaxmamama
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined at Matthews many times and it is (almost) always great, but our most recent visit for our anniversary was the best yet by far. Our server Bo was outstanding, probably the best service I've ever had at any restaurant ever--can't say enough good things. Helpful, knowledgeable, gracious, friendly. We did the chef's tasting menu paired with wine. It was really fun to be surprised with each course. We always get the foie gras -- best in Jax -- and added it to our chef experience. Bo knew where in the lineup was the best place to bring the foie gras and he was right. I also want to be sure and mention Joshua at the bar--he knows his stuff and is always friendly, including on this most recent visit. The whole night was perfect, I highly recommend Matthews for your next special occasion!

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JeremyB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server knowledge of wine and food was amazing. Presentation was beautiful. Food was mouth watering. Will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and Wife have only done European tasting in the UK prior to Matthew’s. Very Enjoyable Night!

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AngelaM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service at Matthew's-Best Restaurant in Jacksonville!
Enjoy the variety of food choices and beautiful presentation of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Everything was perfect and all of our guests enjoyed the tasting menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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RobertH
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Matthew's is a fine restaurant with impeccable service. The ambience is like no other restaurant in Jacksonville.

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vipGASteve
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Matthews is part of the same restaurant group as Restaurant Medure, at which I had dined on the night preceding my dinner at Matthews. As noted in my review of Medure, my dinner there was basically flawless, so this review should be considered in that context. I ordered the 6-course tasting menu. While the beef tenderloin tartare with capers was extraordinary and the soft shell crab dish was excellent, the pasta course was a bit too spicy for my palette, and the iberico pork shoulder course was too salty; they were good dishes, but just a little "off" for me. The cheese course was good, and the chocolate lava cake with banana crème anglaise, peanuts and cocoa powder was very good. My server at Matthews (John, I believe), who also serves as the sommelier, was the clear winner of the "best server" category of the restaurants at which I dined on this trip in the Jacksonville area (Medure, Azurea, Restaurant Orsay and Salt). His knowledge of food, and especially of wine, is impressive. Overall, I had a great dining experience.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very classy and cost less than what I was expecting!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service in all Jacksonville. Food was delicious. Staff is super friendly.

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MorrisJ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was impeccable ! Nothing was out of place.

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MarthaD
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I celebrated my birthday at Matthews with my husband. We hadn’t been to Matthews since before Covid, and it was wonderful to return to what we consider the best restaurant in Jacksonville. My husband had the pasta radiatori and said it was the best bolognese he’s ever had (including a trip to Bologna, Italy specifically for the dish). I had a bite and it was delightful. I ordered the wagyu steak with a side of foie gras and they were remarkable. I don’t recommend the combination though (my own fault, I wanted both of these) as it’s a very high fat content plate, though oh so delectable. You can’t go wrong with their wines, and the service is always friendly and attentive, without hovering. I asked for a glass of house red and our waiter asked just a couple of questions before bringing a lovely glass of earthy Pinot noir. Paired perfectly with my dinner. Love this place.

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LindaR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasant experience
Drinks are good
Food is excellent with ample choices
Staff is very courteous and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Superb service. Inexpensive but classy

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vipSUSANJ
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

chose prix fixe tonight was a special experience- reminded us of the wonderful Michelin 2 and 3 star restaurants we visited through the years. The fabulous exec chef and owner really comes to the front here with the inventive courses -all superb-due to the decades of experience at the five star hotels in the US and around the world. Special call out to Beaux who told us the history of the restaurant and owner causing us to take the prix fixe. Great story and fabulous cuisine

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MichaelN
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Overbearing service, high prices, the sr rt took great pains to describe ever ingredient, overbearingly so. My steak was inedible at $55 for entree only. Cheese tray had a yellow Brie which was more like a yellow brick. Wife had a Chilean sea bass which she enjoyed. $25 for an inadequate pour of wine?? All in at $325, you can do better

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vipKoreyK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in Jacksonville

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KimberlyU
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience with my husband. The food was absolutely amazing but also the service was superb.

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NYCFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty dishes! I would recommend it to anyone. Ask for a table, the booths are not comfortable as the tables are too high for short people like me.

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ThomasS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite gems In the neighborhood. We have lived in San Marco and 30 years and Mathews has been consistent since they opened. If you haven’t dined with Mathews what are you waiting for? The chefs adventure menu is fabulous give it a go. Cheers
Tommy and Nicole

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vipMicheleO
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were delicious. We always enjoy our meal and the server recommended a fantastic French Pinot that was perfect with our meal.

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Sime
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice! Excellent services

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on every level. Yes, it’s expensive, but we knew that before we booked. It was definitely worth it!

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AndreH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been to Matthew's three times and not one item on the menu has been less than stellar. The staff is attentive, knowledgeable, and committed. Highly recommended for date nights, occasions, or really any night you want that special experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beau, was our waiter and the best ever! Our food was amazing too! Overall we were treated like a King and a Queen it was the best! Beau hands down the knows the menu inside and out; he is really the best waiter ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the 6 course prix fixe menu, especially the first salmon dish. Our experience was unfortunate because of the lack of social distancing of the tables due to Covid.
It was a real shame!!!!

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KellyF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John, the sommelier with the bow tie, transformed our dinner into an experience we will remember for the rest of our lives. His descriptions of the wine and dishes were like he was telling us a story. If there is a 6 course pairing menu in the middle of July, my husband and myself will be back for our joint bday party. 10/10. Highly recommend.

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vip1Foodie
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

We had the chef’s tasting course with supplements and wine pairing.

The service is professional and friendly and the food first rate. Mathew’s has evolved into a top restaurant, not only in Jacksonville but in the state of Florida!

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vipScottW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew’s is always excellent! Last night we had the chef’s tasting menu - definitely a must.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Foie gras, bone marrow with steak tartare, and the escargot were absolutely delicious. Bottle of pinot noir was excellent. Sea bass and wagyu beef were below average especially for Matthews.

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Michelle
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Matthews to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We did the 6 course Chefs Adventure and it was worth every penny. We added the wine pairing and wagyu beef option. It was an experience we will remember for a lifetime. Everything was impeccable - the food (omg the food!), the service, the wine, the cocktails, the knowledge of our server, the valet, it was all perfect. Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a special experience to celebrate something really special.

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dpvb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Matthew's as we have had in the past. Our waiter, Ryan, was great and the manager and staff were very helpful when we had a small issue with a gift card. The food was delicious and the pace was relaxed. Overall, it was a perfect evening. We'll definitely be back again.

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GoJags
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously flavored Tuna tartare
Sea Bass prepared to perfection
Incredible selection of 1/2 price wines on Monday
Superb service

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RobinD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing meal from all points! A true 5 star restaurant and I’ll look forward to coming again

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vipbobb
Jacksonville
32 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it. The service is superb. The food is wonderful.

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atacorion
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Classy place, with great service and food. This is what fine dining is all about in Jax

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Matthew's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1836 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.