Matthew's Restaurant

4.8
1721 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).

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Special menus

  • Six-Course Adventure Tasting Menu

     $95.00 per person
    Starting Sep 30, 2020
    Let our chefs take you on a culinary voyage with our six-course adventure tasting menu; a creative twist on this season’s flavors. The courses of the evenings adventure menu will be revealed as they are served. Please inform your server of any allergens before the start of the meal. Tasting Menus are reserved for the whole table. $95 per person / $145 paired with wines
  • New Year's Eve

     $145.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 31, 2020 only
    Join us in the dining room for a four-course prix-fixe menu for $115 per person. Each course will feature 4-5 options. Cocktails and wine pairings will be available at an additional price. Menu to be announced. Refunds will not be available for cancellations made on or after December 23rd. We will do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee seating requests. Listed price includes tax and gratuity.
What 1721 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone on the staff was wonderful. Members of our party were running late for a surprise greeting/entrance. The hostess quickly adjusted, coordinating for us to sit in an area of the bar where the birthday girl couldn’t see who was entering the building. Once the late guests arrived, we were seated and treated to 5 star service by the waitress and many other restaurant staff. The guests were from Texas, Georgia & Mississippi, and raved about the ambiance, food and service. The entire team made a special night even more special.

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PaulA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Great food. Thank you very much.

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juliek
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eve and the whole staff always take such great care of us. Food is absolute best fine dining in Jacksonville.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and the service team is hands down first class from the bar to the dessert!

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DNasaJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff, nice food, nice atmosphere. Would definitely go again

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vipJasonandLisainthehouse1
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

13th Wedding Anniversary, we had a great time. I would definitely recommend for any/all occasions. 10 out of 10

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JamesA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience exactly what you would expect based on this restaurant’s reputation

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LarryLenz
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional restaurant providing a personal interest with the dining guest. The dining area and the lounge where pleasing to the eye and designed giving a pleasant atmosphere. The food preparation was superb for us to enjoy an evening dining. Overall an enjoyable evening at Mathews.

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vipDaveA
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Had the chief’s menu with wine. Every course was just great. It’s a bit pricy but worth it.

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JSE88
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was exemplary, from curbside to table side. Food was good, but not great - when having a chef tasting menu, one expects at least 1 course to be truly outstanding or inventive, but this didn’t occur. There was not a bad course per se, but several so-so courses & only 1 or 2 very good creations. I will go back to try the entree experience, primarily because of the outstanding service & nice atmosphere.

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RichardL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers, Ryan and Sam were outstanding.
Very professional and attentive. They made my wife’s birthday wonderful.

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StephanieD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were fabulous. The menu offers elevated selections, but there was no pretentiousness at all.

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vipMariaV
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Our favorite restaurant in Jax. Food and service always consistent.

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stepfret
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The multi-course chef's meal was wonderful, and the service was even better! Great restaurant for a special birthday dinner for my wife.

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RodneyM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We chose Matthews as our date night and it was an excellent choice. From the ambience to the service it was amazing. I definitely recommend this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

John Middleton was an amazing server and made our birthday dinner that much more special. The food was fantastic but the service was incredible. We will be back!

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stevef
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Adventure Tasting menu was fantastic, the service excellent as usual, a perfect wedding anniversary celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly delightful evening! We sat at the bar and enjoyed Happy Hour as well as the dining room menu. The French fries are the perfect thing to nibble with drinks and the cheesecake was divine!

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ReedP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My wife and I look for a good tasting menu anytime we travel, but have never been able to find a good one in Jacksonville (where we live). We heard about Matthew's, and gave it a try. I only have one complaint - I'm not a big seafood eater, and usually @ Tasting Menus I always am asked if I have dislikes. I make sure to always mention I'm not really interested and seafood, and chef's always tend to accommodate. Unfortunately @ Matthew's, I was never asked and 3 out of the 4 (non dessert) courses were seafood. That was a little frustrating. I'm not sure if they are willing to accommodate, but you should definitely be aware they will not ask. Other than that, everything was great. I would probably go back, if there was some assurance that likes/dislikes could be accommodated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had the chefs tasting 6 course meal paired with wines. Wasn’t a fan of the first two courses of oysters and scallops. Pasta dish was nice, and the duck was decent. Dessert was not good at all.
Wines did pair well with each course but still overall was very underwhelmed.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was perfect from drinks to dessert. We started out in the bar. Watching the mixologist is very entertaining. When we moved to the dining room, we were greeted immediately. We selected the Red Snapper and Ribeye with two sides. The Ribeye was undercooked to our liking but was taken care of right away. We ended our meal with the melt in your mouth soufflé.

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vipstephang
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We had a 830 reservation. Was seated immediately. After 20 minutes we had to ask to get water. After 30 minutes we still had not been helped at all. By the time the waiter finally asked for our order 55 minutes later, they said they were sold out of the item we wanted. Leaving us wondering if they would have been out had we been properly waited upon.

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foeker
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wagyu Beef was phenomenal. Great cocktails as well

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CJ1083
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Impeccable service and food! Can't wait to go back! Our absolute favorite place in Jacksonville, and has been since our very first in 2011. They NEVER disappoint!

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CJ78
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service. The layout and some seating options are not great. Avoid the tall booths if you can.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were outstanding, and service was top notch. Jeff made our first experience so amazing! Will definitely be back again soon.

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ThomasV
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
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 on September 21, 2020
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 on September 21, 2020
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 on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JohnC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Excellent dining experience. Tops in Jacksonville!

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thefoodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
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
43 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
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will definitely go again.

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

The chef tasting with wine pairings was outstanding!

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Matthew's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1721 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.