Matthew's Restaurant

4.8
1740 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

    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
  • Valentine's Weekend

    $145.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2021

    Join us to celebrate Valentine's Day and enjoy Chef Yim's special four-course prix-fixe menu - available Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th. This menu will feature 3-5 options for each course. Dinner will be $145 per person (includes tax and gratuity.) Menu to be announced. Our regular dinner menu will not be served on these evenings. Please call the restaurant to let us know about any allergies in your party. Refunds will not be available for cancellations made on or after Friday, February 5th. We will do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee seating requests.
What 1740 people are saying
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4.9
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vipSanmarcofoodsnob
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew’s continues to set the bar for fine dining in Jacksonville. From the minute you enter the level of service, attention to detail and quality is second to none

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vippjjb51
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent Matthew’s. We have yet to be disappointed. We had the pasta and the lamb both we terrific. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Years celebration!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthews is always amazing! My favorite restaurant in Jacksonville.

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JanineS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, except headlights shinning in through the windows into my face.

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vipJustadude
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal at Matthew’s. They exceed expectations every time.

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vipkimberly
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan and the other waitstaff were so helpful and amazing. Food and drinks were brilliant.

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vipPhantomWarrior
Jacksonville
47 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was an uncharacteristically off night for Matthews, perhaps owed to Christmas Eve in the time of COVID.

We arrived about 5 minutes before our reservation time and waited about 10 minutes for our table to be ready. Some confusion among the wait staff led to a long 15 minutes without attention after being seated, but once we alerted our hostess that we'd not seen our waiter, the situation was quickly rectified, our waiter appeared and service for the remainder of the evening was excellent. Appetizers were delicious, as was the wine by the glass (first a red to accompany my tartare and then a waiter-recommended Sancerre with my Black Cod). Entrees were prepared and plated beautifully, and my Black Cod was especially delicious. My wife's ribeye was perfectly cooked, though the cut was not especially good with more inedible fat and gristle than I'd expect in a restaurant-served steak. The soufflé' dessert was light and sweet; a fine finish to a hearty Christmas Eve meal.

All in all a solid though not extraordinary effort. In the future I would request an inside table rather than any against the front window as the cushions in the bench seats against the window are tired and one sinks too low for a comfortable dining position.

Wait staff is friendly, enthusiastic and—aside from the hiccup at the beginning—attentive without being intrusive.

There was no valet so it was self park, but there were plenty of street parking spaces without meters available. Lack of a valet could have been due to the night (Christmas Eve) or COVID, or both.

We will certainly visit Matthews again after COVID is behind us and we can more fully enjoy a fine dining experience. Matthews remains a great choice for a special occasion. The dining room is not loud so is well-suited to an intimate meal and good conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal exceptional service. The team members went above and beyond this xmas eve. My husband & I experienced a hard time getting transportation back to our hotel, David who worked there was kind enough to take us back in his personal vehicle. Cannot be more thankful on this cold rainy Christmas Eve. 😊

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vip2McCallsJAX
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner meals for the three of us was exceptionally prepared and served.

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KimA
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I must say my wife and I was disappointed for the first time dinning at Matthew’s . Also this was the first time booking our wedding Anniversary on Opentable and the occasion setting was not to the level I have come to expect. Very mediocrely presented for my 31st anniversary.

Wow really let down.

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthews is a restaurant Made for any special occasion to impress. It is truly high class dining with marvelous service. Our food and wine was absolutely delicious. The waiter was so knowledgeable about each item that I almost wanted to ask him about everything on the menu. My family ended up just getting a first course and an entrée, but next time we are doing the six course meal selected by the chef. Everything was made to appeal to each of the senses and every bite was followed by a “mmmmm”. I highly recommend the chocolate flourless tort, it tastes like heaven. On Mondays they have half off some select wines And the restaurant wasn’t too crowded. It truly was a magical evening that was made special by the staff and chefs.

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vipCarltonD
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a wonderful evening.

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SeanS
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from the very start. Service was phenomenal. Drinks, appetizers were delicious. Entrees were even better. Dessert was incredible. I’d highly recommend and can’t wait to go again.

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RMinardi
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I've never been super impressed with Matthew's menu, we actually had a very negative experience last year but all things aside - you go to Matthew's for the service, which is phenomenal and absolutely top of the line.

The food is good, but I would group it under "standard upscale American fare", and leave the rest for your interpretation.

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JannaT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthews delivers on capturing the perfect dining experience. I highly recommend making any night a very special night by dining there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was absolutely amazing and the service was great!

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vipAudreyC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious meal

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BrookM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Did the Chef's adventure menu paired with wine and it was worth every penny.

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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
5 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
68 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
2 reviews
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.

FAQs

Matthew's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1740 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.