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About Matthew's Restaurant

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 nearly 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).

2107 Hendricks Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, Steakhouse, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Alford Place

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 396-9922

Website:
http://www.matthewsrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is complimentary

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Matthew's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (37)
Romantic (36)
Special Occasion (33)
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Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for a Date (29)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Tasting Menu (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Anniversary

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I recently made our annual trip to Matthew's for our anniversary dinner. We were a little hesitant about doing "the same old thing" this year when so many other restaurants have opened in town. Luckily, we stuck with Matthew's and it paid off. We'll never consider anywhere else for our yearly special occasion.

The service is outstanding and the food was incredible. Our server actually recognized us from one of the prior years. As far as the food goes, we decided to try the Chef's Adventure which was a 6 or 7 course meal and were not disappointed.

We can't afford to go to Matthew's often, but for something like our anniversary we go all out. Thankfully, the folks at Matthew's make us feel as though we're getting our money's worth.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant was fantastic. The food and the service were equally awesome. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Jacksonville.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had an amazing experience recently at Matthew’s for our wedding anniversary. Pavel, our server, was incredibly professional and helpful. The food was delicious! Matthew’s even surprised us with a dessert plate. We will be returning to try the tasting menu soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 5 days ago

Matthew's food, as usual, never disappoints. The food was amazing. Service ... while good, was lacking the attention one would expect of a AAA Four Diamond restaurant. We were never offered bread--- odd as all around us were offered the bread selections. Waiter and attendant were average. Attendant, not so much. At $200 for two, I should not have to worry about empty wine & water glass. Though the wine for myself and guest was excellent. Those around us were celebrating either an anniversary or birthday---- we were just dining after three day weekend. Perhaps that is the key to get bread and attention?

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was fantastic and our waiter was delightful! Will definitely go again when we are in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our server was Davlin was Amazing!!! His recommendations were spot on!!! He deserves a Raised!!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great as always! Matthews Tasting Menu never disappoints. Each course was excellently paired with an interesting wine and the desserts are out of this world!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Steak was way under cooked sent it back and still came back under cooked.
Service was great

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great drinks although very slow bar. Wife's Halibut dish was fantastic, however, my KC strip steak was terrible. very thin full of gristle and fat

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 10, 2018

My wife's dinner was poorly prepared and the waiter only wanted to tell her how wrong she was, which she was not, her fish was mush. Also, the waiter took our bottle of wine after pouring the first glass, but never came back to see if we required more. Had to get another waiter to bring our bottle to us so we could serve ourselves. Probably will not go back after that waiter experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

My experience at dinner was awesome! Eat there on Tuesday evening and everything was excellent and the wine list was extensive. The Potato leek soup and Home aide bread was delicious and the short rib dinner was also amazing.

Too full for dessert but the menu looked tempting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent table fare. Fantastic service. Would definitely dine here again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Matthew's is a chic upscale dining experience. However, the staff welcomes you and makes you feel like you are their only guest. I highly recommend Matthew's.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

As always, service and food was impeccable. We've been to Matthews many times, but this was to celebrate my Mother-in-laws 70th birthday. They decorated her dessert plate with birthday wishes and the host came over to ask if she was enjoying herself on her special day, so she was very happy - which makes for a very happy daughter-in-law! Thank you!!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Having been to Matthews many times over the last several years and being very happy with all foods i have tried (and the service), this visit was disappointing. While my party was seated at our designated reservation time, it took a little over 20 minutes for anyone to come to our table. We had to ask for bread and water on several occasions. While the food was ok, the presentations were not what I have come to expect. I have often told friends that the food is so good it is like a 'party in your mouth' that you will never forget. There was no party this time. I sincerely hope that this was a fluke and that they were just having a bad night.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Worst service! Had to ask for utensils. Had to remind pepper for salad. Waited long time for drinks. It was a cold night, but food was lukewarm. Really disappointing meal

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good food. Our waiter seemed overwhelmed. A bit of an off night- steak not cooked to order and soup came out Luke warm. Usually they are much better. Will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Matthew's was very well organized for New Years Eve. A great menu with items that were hard to choose between, but all selections delivered. Excellent service from David. Pavel's wine list was impressive, too. Unusual to see a Chateauneuf-du-Pont Blanc on a U.S. menu. Nice that the management invited us to watch the midnight fireworks from the lobby and served free champagne. Nice also that we were allowed a post-JAX concert seating at 11:00 pm.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great restaurant. Has been for years. Would have been 5 stars across the board, but there were some loud New Year's Eve revelers there the same time as us that made conversation difficult. But Matthews and its staff were terrific, from the valet to the server to the chef. Easily one of Jacksonville's best.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve - the quintessential dinner event that just seems to invite the devil into the details at so-called "fine" dining establishments, was conspicuously and delightfully absent from the first moment we walked in to Matthew's, all the way through to our final goodbyes to the incredible staff who had made this dinner event one of the high points of dining in 2017. And we're talking all major points between New York and Miami over a year of intense travel for my wife and I.
Do you know that feeling of comfort and being well cared-for, when everything around you including all of the local luminaries and beautiful people seated in the room just fades away except the company you are with, like when you dine at your favorite spot, where you are well-known and have been a regular for years and always get your favorite table? Well this was our first visit, and given this restaurant's reputation at the top of the "food chain" (sorry, couldn't resist), I was pretty nervous, as we were with new friends (clergy) and had just been their guests at the magnificent New Year's Concert at St. Johns Cathedral.
I could go on, but I think the foregoing tells you everything you really need to know about Matthews. What about the food, you ask? As if it really matters, every dish was sublime, creatively imagined, beautifully plated, served with precisely the proper amount of intervention into the guests conversation. I say this because if you are braving New Years Eve night at a top restaurant and spending this kind of money, the idea of bad food, poorly presented is not even on your radar of expectations. So yes, the food was spectacular, easily Michelin 2 Stars if not 3 Stars.
So would we go back? If we could afford it, we'd get an apartment upstairs and move in tomorrow.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time at Matthew's. Went there for New Year's Eve. Wait staff was professional and knowledgeable of the wines and food. Able to answer all our questions. Place was very pricey so for us it will only be an occasional splurge. We had a four course price fixed menu. Got to select from 4 choices in each course. Food was great on presentation and taste. We thought the size of each course was small, but at the end of all four, we were comfortably full. One of our party requested wine with each course based on the waiter's recommendations and with each course she was very pleased with what he selected.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great, (service, atmosphere, friendly staff) except the food was not up to there normal standards. Food could have been warmer and the sauces were not quite compatible with the main course selections. Desserts were very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Matthew’s is a gem!
It’s always an amazing experience the food is incredible with a service to match.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I’ve been dining at Matthews for special occasions for years and it is consistently the best fine dining in Jacksonville.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a fantastic meal here the night before the TaxSlayer Bowl in December. Great service and very good food. Appetizers and wine were particularly unique and flavorful. We started with a junior server who got a bit confused, so she handed it over to a senior experienced server who was GREAT. Quiet and upscale environment. Somewhat pricey, but very good food. One of the better spots in Jacksonville.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went for Christmas Eve, excellent as always, only negative, and not much of one, was that we had an efficient but impersonal waiter. Would have been more enjoyable if he had been more engaging.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Portions were ridiculously small and when you factor in the prices, it was even more absurd. I understand why they didn't even turn all their tables once. Will not return

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We love having dinner at Matthews

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Ryan our server was attentive and professional. Made great recommendations.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Normally this is a very good restaurant. However, on this occasion my food (duck) was not very good. My wife's dinner was fair. The wine prices were hight. Fortunately the service was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our Anniversary and Matthews made it wonderful Excellent service and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The worst service!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Matthews was always my favorite restaurant but our experience was not up to the normal standard. Unfortunately the service was ok and the food wasn’t up
To the high standard we were used to. Disappointing

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My first time at Matthews. Service and food was outstanding. Facility was smaller than I expected but didn't detract from overall experience. Will visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The ambiance and service were excellent. The food was beautiful and tasty. The only issue was my entree was tepid rather than hot. I did not complain as I did not want to wait for it to be redone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food and service.
Somewhat too tight spaces .
Needs to and ready to expand.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Great for date night, anniversary, birthday or intimate celebrations.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were passing through Jacksonville and wanted a nice dinner. We threw an internet dart and landed here.
Three things make a for a perfect dining experience in my opinion: food, service, atmosphere .
All three are impeccable at Matthew's .
Go!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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