Matthew's Restaurant

4.9
1930 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
  • Valentines Day Special Menu

    $150.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Join us Valentine's Day weekend as we celebrate all the things we love! Our Chef will be creating a special 4-course Prix Fixe menu that will be the perfect touch to your romantic evening. Ticket prices includes tax and gratuity, beverages and menu upgrades are not included, but will be available for purchase the night of. No refunds on experience purchases. We will do our best, but cannot guarantee seating preferences. Please let your server know of any dietary restrictions or allergies and we will try our best to accommodate if possible.
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vipGigabytethis
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up and have a drink or two and amazing food.

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RandyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ver nice without being pretentious, Knowledgeable staff. Cozy. Great food.

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HodaT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta bolognese is to die for. I want to try everything on the menu!

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SarahH
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a long time! Food and service was impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is super pleasant and food was phenomenal; we did the dining adventure with wine pairing and were so impressed, it all tasted wonderful. Also there was a solid variety in ingredients and technique between dishes so we really felt like we got to experience a lot from one meal. Also, small but crucial side note, the lemon tarragon focaccia is unlike any focaccia I’ve ever had in my life. So incredible.

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vipCAPTMSC
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beau was an excellent server and wine sommelier. Food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best food we’ve ever had, and we travel a lot! Incredible food and service! Will definitely be back! Thank you Chef Taylor and Bo!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE was a blast! Always excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was amazing and our meal started off with a pleasant ambiance. A large party arrived and the noise level increased beyond an enjoyable level. We could not hear each other so our evening was not as enjoyable as it should have been for a fine dining experience.

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chocolatelover
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve Menu offered 4 choices for each course. This evenings dinner was over the top fabulous in flavors and presentations. Favorites were ahi tuna tartare, fois gras, duck breast, and a densely decadent chocolate dessert. Our server Eve was on point during the entire service. We are so thankful Matthews is are go to restaurant for fine gourmet dining.

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vipKevin
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’ve been to Mathew’s many times, have always ordered from their menu and have been very happy with the experiences. This occasion was different in a few ways, it was the first time I’d had a special menu here (4-5 course for NYE), and was the first time I’d been disappointed. Our reservations were early, for 5:00. We were the second group to arrive and had to wait in the bar for the kitchen to get ready. Other groups arrived and waited. When the kitchen was finally ready groups were taken to their tables. Even though we arrived before 7 or 8 other groups, we were the last to be seated. We were seated 17 minutes after our reservation, and no one even apologized for the wait. It was a bad start. Our server arrived and was a bright spot in the experience, he was personable and professional. The food was well presented, was made of high quality ingredients, but most dishes generally lacked flavor. I will say the vegetable compose and the gnocchi were excellent.

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Scott
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Without a doubt, Jacksonville’s best restaurant.

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mjmay
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the country. We have not been in Jacksonville for a few years and we were happy to find that Matthew's still is knocking it out of the park. I only with it was not in Jacksonville, patrons with flip flops and baseball hats do not pay the respect the food deserves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was excellent as always and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wine. Romantic atmosphere and the cocktails are delicious.

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CBeckstrom
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

I made a reservation for a party of four for 5:15pm for the Chef's tasting menu. Got there a little early (5pm), we waited for about 10 minutes while hostess check to "make sure the kitchen is ready". The dinning room was a little smokey when we got seated. After being seated, we were waited on right away, given time to look over the menu.... mind you, we made a reservation for the Chef's tasting menu. Our waiter seem to know that was what out reservation was for..... no an issues because it seems that you don't need a reservation for it. We got drinks/water right away and was served fresh baked bread. My favorite was the Focaccia (it was the best I ever had). I will start off by saying the food was great! but here's the issues.... we were the first table to be seated for dinner... I figure with a the Chef's tasting, it would be take about an hour and half or maybe even two hours for us to finish our dinner. It took 3hrs...... not because there was a lot of food but because it took so long between courses. The longest was between the cheese course (5th) and dessert course (6th), it was 45 minutes. The waiter only came by to get our plates from the 5th course and refill out water.... The bread waiter (yes, seems like his job was to serve bread to the tables) didn't came by to ask if we would like anymore bread since our wait for so long. Each course was like only two bites because it was a tasting menu...... we started to get hungry again after waiting so long for the dessert course. The food was good, the service from the waiter was good, the timing between the courses was awful....I can understand waiting 5-10 minutes between courses but waiting 20 to 45 minutes was too much. $95 a person...... only to be hungry when we got home.... not worth it. Would I recommend Matthew's?? It's hard to say. The food was good but I wouldn't do another Chef's tasting menu....

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MS90
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was terrible. It took 45 minutes to get a piece of bread. The waiter was unwilling to work with us and very rude and difficult. I would not recommend going to Matthew’s after that experience.

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vipJimmyM
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always first-class service and food preparation. Thank you for helping make my wife’s birthday celebration a success!

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DustinK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew's is a great place to celebrate! Took my family there to celebrate a college graduation. Excellent food, very good service, and the deserts - I had the bread pudding - were delectable. Highly recommend Matthew's to anyone wishing to make a lasting memory for someone special.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Superior food an experience in every way. Expensive but worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chief’s Tasting Experience was a great way to explore 6 courses. The broth and sauces for the dishes were the most flavorful and amazing. We were pleased with the tasting portions as we were satisfied, but not uncomfortably full. The quality of the fish, scallops and beef were top notch. We also had excellent cocktails with the Beautifully Peared really standing out as crisp and very refreshing. All the servers and the chiefs were friendly and could tell that they truly enjoy when customers appreciate their food and experience. Our first experience and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef's menu is well worth the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew’s is my absolute favorite restaurant. I can’t say I’ve ever been disappointed and if I ever did have an issue the staff always takes care of it right away. Last night I had the diver scallops and they were cooked to perfection. My husband and daughter in law both had the pasta which is always a favorite. My son got the tenderloin and ask to substitute the Brussels sprouts instead of the carrots and green beans, which they did no questions asked. He loved it and said it should be offered that way because the sprouts did so much more for the meal than he thought carrots and green beans would. The soufflé was a chocolate that had a bit of a hot kick to it. My husband wasn’t a fan but the rest of the table loved it. As always a great meal with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was out of this world!!! Food was some of the best artisanal preparation I have had in a long time and our server Ryan was totally engaging and professional Truly a 5-star experience worth every dollar

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Lyndammr
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most excellent experience. We had the tasting menu which was fabulous and service remarkable!

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vipBermFoodie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional 6 course wine paired experience. ‘Bow’ was exceptional from sharing his knowledge to his service. A credit to the establishment!

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WilliamW
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We hadn’t been to Matthew’s for a few years due to a bad experience the last time. I’m glad we went back - the food was outstanding and John/Bow our server was exceptional. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing food and service. One of the best restaurants in Jacksonville. Would highly recommend for foodies, date night, special occasion, or business meetings.

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vipBarbaraS
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Very accommodating to our vegetarian requirements. We are consistently pleased every time we dine here.

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ThomasR
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was excellent and well prepared. The service by David was amazing as well. Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food at Matthew’s is very good. I didn’t care for the upsale pitch at the beginning of the tasting menu. Maybe mention you have some options of … but it went a bit longer than it should have. Service could have been more attentive. They were overwhelmed…hanging around chatting. We’ve had better experiences there. Good variety of dishes.

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Larry
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner we had on Saturday night. The staff was amazing - there when needed but not over powering or pretentious . It was a very low key elegant evening. Everything we ordered was spot on and delicious. I love the intimate scale of the restaurant - very warm and friendly.

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AlainaB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, “Bow,” was amazing. He expertly guided through our experience. His recommendation for the caviar was spot on. He created an atmosphere to remember! We will absolutely be back!

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew’s never disappoints! The service was fantastic and our meal was incredible. Matthew’s is always our destination for celebrating life’s milestones.

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LaurenL
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service we received at Matthew’s was phenomenal. All the food and drinks were amazing and plated so beautifully, we will definitely be back next time we are celebrating.

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TRMcD
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good food - will go back for small business dinners

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NLStJohns
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Everyone was very nice and helpful. The food was amazing. Highly recommend you try the Wagyu beef. It's a fun experience and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ryan our server was professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
He gave great explanations of wine pairings and was attentive during dinner.
6 course meal as always delicious and expert
Presentation.
Only negative experience- the bartender was rude and dismissive.

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WalterW
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food with good variety. Five star service including wait staff and hostess.

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BobE
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, very relaxing, wonderful dining experience. Been here before, will continue to patronize.

FAQs

Matthew's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1930 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.