Matthew's Restaurant

4.8
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1695 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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).
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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ThomasV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time customer and fan of all Medure Bros. sites. very satisfactory in all respects. This was our anniversary, a tradition as well as all special occasions. Always a treat for us, friends and family.

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale, romantic, elegant setting. All our dishes were cooked and presented to perfection. Amazing date night!

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7yrAnniversary
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my princess here for her birthday celebration. We had the Chef’s Adventure. 6 course meal prepared by the chef and a surprise at every course with some wine. It was not only exciting but absolutely delicious. Our server Ryan was also great. Very courteous and attentive. Also took the time to explain every course meal with great detail. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JohnC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Excellent dining experience. Tops in Jacksonville!

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thefoodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding!! Nothing else to be said. Highly Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was for our three year anniversary. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious, and as always the staff there is simply the best. We felt welcome, and it made our anniversary meal so good! Can’t wait to return soon.
Thank you Matthews!!

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience3

We were verbally abused by another customer couple on our 28th Anniversary dinner. They were very rude yelling at us and threatening me and my wife's life after kindly asking them to put their phone on vibrate after 3 very loud phone calls. He asked me to come outside so he could shoot me. It ruined the whole night for us. All we wanted was a quiet romantic dinner and they ruined it. The staff did not tell them to put thier phone on silence, nor did they stop them as they hovered over our table ruining our romantic night. If the staff would have acted quicker, it wouldn't have been too bad. Turns out, they are familiar with the people and took their side and was talking nicely to them. There were no politics or anything, just a hot headed, inconsiderate loud mouth who thinks he can whip Mike Tyson's but. I wasn't worried because my wife and I both carry. As good as the food was, I will never visit this place again. The staff made it that way by not preventing this.

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vipHoya
Tallahassee
42 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Matthews is always creative and excellent. We had a wonderful server and were very impressed with the steps the restaurant has taken to ensue people’s safety during COVID. Everyone had masks in, including the kitchen staff.

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Joseph
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Matthew's was the best dining experience that my girlfriend and I have had since moving to Jacksonville, possibly ever. The food was absolutely delicious, the staff was impressively knowledgeable, and the chef has crafted an absolutely artful menu.

Upon arrival, there was a slight delay getting our table beyond our reservation time, but we didn't mind this since we were able to sit at the bar and get our first round of drinks. Once we were seated, our server John (or "Bow") immediately demonstrated both absolute attentiveness to our needs and a well-versed knowledge of food and drink. This attentiveness remained steadfast throughout our dinner, and he answered all of our questions about the menu.

We chose to split a first course, as well as a second course, and then each order our own individual entrees. Our first course was the salumi and cheese platter, which featured local cheddar and a delicious blue cheese. For the second course, we had the stuffed quail (a personal favorite of mine). The preparation method was different from what I tend to prefer, but I really enjoyed how flavorful the sauce was, and the sweet corn puree was a great complement to the savory meat. For the entrees, I ordered the pork chop while my girlfriend ordered the wagyu pasta. John picked out a wine pairing for the pork for me, and I took chef's recommendation of medium pork, which was wonderfully satisfying. The cut had the perfect amount of fat, and was balanced out with the fingerling potatoes. My girlfriend described the pasta as rich, but not too rich, with the beef itself as perfectly tender, and well balanced with the creaminess of the sauce.

Again, the entire experience was fantastic, and I couldn't recommend Matthew's more.

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vipJustadude
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceeds expectations.

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LynnC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will definitely go again.

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vipdfauerbach
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef tasting with wine pairings was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthews was awesome !! Went for my husbands birthday and chose the chefs adventure menu. The food and wine pairing was sublime and the service very attentive and friendly. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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RussellG
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Northeast Florida, excellent food and service

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doug
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the service was impeccable the food is always perfect and the atmosphere is just what you want for a beautiful romantic evening with your lovely wife or friend

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vipSteve
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience

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Angie
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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AdriennR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Food was excellent and our server Ryan was awesome.

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doug
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual I food was great the service was better always a perfect dinner plans at Matthews and tonight we had the tasting menu it was fabulous

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AryaG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome fine dining restaurant that doesn’t make you feel like you’re not boujee enough. Took my wife here for here birthday and they were extremely courteous and caring. Highly recommend for birthdays or anniversaries. Will definitely dine again. Food was incredible!!!

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Blake
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We did the chefs tasting menu and it was fantastic. My wife did have some grit in her scallop but it was a great meal and we will do it again.

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vipgorduno
Jacksonville
37 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Matthew's was outstanding in all respects.

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WalterW
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent with a unique combination of tastes and textures. We have tried many new dishes and have not been left wanting.

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Foodie714
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew’s is my favorite restaurant. The service is great and the food is creative and excellently prepared. If I could afford to I would eat there every night.

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vipCindyS
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of great new items!! Had a couple of favs but tried several of the new items! Perfect!!

Next time, the chef’s tasting!!

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vipub001
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was fabulous. Highly recommend. Great service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex the head chef knows what he is doing, every server is warm and inviting tending to anything you could possibly want and need . Consistently blowing me away every visit is my new favorite memory.

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vipStefS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I have never written a review on open table before EVER. Unfortunately I did not have the wonderful special experience that others have. This was our first time dining here being new to Jax. We got married this past Monday morning and I made a reservation on Open Table for dinner a few days prior, for that same evening. I put extensive notes in letting them know we were celebrating our wedding day. I also corresponded via e-mail on their website and got a response that they would relay to the manager that we were celebrating a special day. While the food was incredible, despite my notes and my email, the staff and our waiter had no idea we were there to celebrate anything - let alone getting married. We frequent restaurants esp high end ones. I chose this restaurant to celebrate our wedding day based on reviews of how special they have made people feel After my mentioning to the waiter twice during dinner that we just got married,he brought champagne after we had finished our meals and martinis. Needless to say we were full and could barely drink them and was too annoyed to enjoy it. We spent a lot of money there. I felt like it was a usual dinner and definitely was not made to feel special.What made it worse is that I gave Management the opportunity to address this by contacting them via email and phone afterwards to provide feedback.The owner himself answered after my calling a second time as I got no response to my email or from my first call. He gave an insincere apology, said will use this as a learning experience for the team, but basically hung up on me when I expressed being upset-at this point by his lack of proactively offering to rectify the situation to keep us as customers. I have been to inexpensive chain restaurants who have done more service recovery. I guess they have enough customers willing to pay $150 per person for dinner. Go somewhere your patronage is appreciated. It's unfortunate as the food is excellent and deserves 5 stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with a great wine list and sommelier. Must restaurant in Jacksonville.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, atmosphere and service at Matthews is outstanding. Jeff our server is impeccable , professional and very friendly. Always enjoy having him as our server!!

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PaulG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been celebrating special occasions at Matthews for well over ten years and have never been disappointed in the least. The food and the menu are always consistent, always excellent. The service is simply impeccable. Restaurant management is outstanding. It is, by far, the finest restaurant in the Jacksonville area. This superior level of excellence makes it all the more confounding that, in recent years, the front-end of the restaurant has been so poor -- specifically characterized by rudeness and lack of professionalism of the hostess employed over that period of time. The incongruity of this person with every other aspect of the restaurant is glaring, a blemish on an otherwise perfect establishment. Management would be well advised to make a change to remedy that element of its patron's experience. Once beyond her, however, the experience is always superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Matthews for a friend’s birthday. It was exceptional- the food and drinks were fabulous, and the service was impeccable. Thank you for such a special evening!!

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GregoryE
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Mathews surprised me by not having more space between the tables. They maintained the normal configuration. If that wasn't bad enough, they seated nearly everyone together at the south end, leaving almost no one at the tables in the north half of the store. I normally would have stayed for dessert, but do to the crowding, I was not comfortable so we left early.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time!! Wonderful food and drinks!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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DeeDee
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!!.... Loved the food and the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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Matthew's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1695 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.