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Matthew's Restaurant

4.7
1309 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
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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).
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Steakhouse, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(904) 396-9922
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alford Place
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Parking details
Valet is complimentary
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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
What 1309 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Always a pleasure dining at Matthew's! They have the most attentive staff in Jacksonville and the tasting menu is always a home run.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was very good and interestingly prepared. Although the escargot was touted and was best for someone who doesn't like escargot (my wife said the dish would have been just as good without the escargot in it). Her seafood pasta was all great. The service was friendly but unprofessional. They offered to keep our bottle of wine on the counter, but then failed to refill our glasses when they were empty. Took utensils off sauce filled plates when clearing and then dripped on the table. Took the luster off their effort to make it all seem very special. Still, a very nice meal.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The restaurant service and food were excellent. A nice seasonal menu selection which we tried most everything on the menu. The wine offerings were pricey, the least expensive bottle of cab at $200. This is probably best saved for a special occasion as it is expensive. But worth it!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is one of Jacksonville's best. Exceptional quality, exceptional service. Matthew's delivers every time.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It had been a while since we had dined at Matthews, and this experience reminded us of what a cut above this restaurant is compared to other dining dining spots in our area. Food, ambiance and service are absolutely top notch.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent in every way. Impeccable service

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had a great meal. Enjoyed the chefs tasting menu. Prior to dinner spent some time chatting with the bar tender. Super cool guy

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely perfect! Food was delicious and our server was amazing. He went above and beyond. Matthew’s has always been one of favorite restaurants. Definitely recommend for anyone that’s wants a delicious dinner in a relaxing environment.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This place is totally fantastic! I absolutely cannot wait to come back. We did the chefs tasting menu and enjoyed the experience service and flavors! The first three courses were seafood and hard to top during the rest of our visit. We had a perfectly cooked and seasoned scallop with accompaniments, tuna in a wonderful lemongrass broth, a mussel chowder, and the mussels were plump and perfect! We also had a rare steak course, i do have to report that i could only eat half of my steak becuase i could not cut through it, but everything else on the plate was perfect, i almost didn't care. A miss for me was the dessert, which was a blonde souffle that tasted like pure marichino cherry juice. However as part of dessert they gave us a free half glass of champagne and two macaroons, and they were so fab i forgot about the dessert that came with the tasting menu. I told my husband to prepare his wallet because this is my new fav place!! I recommend for any special occasion or date night.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Ryan, our waiter, had a thorough fund of knowledge of the menu and wine list. Very personable. Great service. The mussels were plump, cooled properly and the broth was fabulous.

The tile fish was perfect. Duck breast was flavorful, tender and cooked a perfect medium rare. Wine list read like a book. Something for everyone. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Matthews is a small, quiet neighborhood gem with fantastic service and food. We started with martinis and Sturgeon caviar which were both excellent (and obviously pricey). We then had the Japanese Wagyu starter, which comes with a hot stone for you to sear to your liking- fun for foodies, and the escargot which was rich and balanced.
For dinner we shared the Duck Breast and cocoa braised veal cheek. Both were cooked to perfection, but I preferred the veal cheek dish as it offered a variety of flavors and textures. Service was well-timed and friendly, we will certainly be back!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was our first Matthew’s restaurant experience and we absolutely loved it! Already looking forward to going back again. Cocktails were amazing (ask for Duck Duck Wolf :)), service was phenomenal, and dinner was one of the best meals I’ve had in Jacksonville.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic meal--best restaurant in Jacksonville.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Been coming here for years anytime we visit Jacksonville great food the chef tasting menu is outstanding and they have free valet parking

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Exceptional! Best restaurant in Jax for an elegant dining experience and superb service and food. Celebrated my Mom's birthday here last night. Our server Ryan was top notch. Thank you Matthew's. You exceeded our expectations.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was absolutely incredible!!! Compliments to the chefs. We went at what we thought would be a busy time on a Friday night (6pm)....we were the only ones there. The plus side was we had all of their attention and the negative was the same...haha. The host/waiter was very knowledgible and friendly, however a little much and sometimes hovered a bit. All in all we thought the presentation of food and the quality made it very worth the visit and we hope to go back again!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Exellent food. Great service. A little expensive. I wish they had provided more information about parking on their website.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Matthew's never disappoints. Nice atmosphere, wonderful food, great wine.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food was as expected very well done. The service and timing of food was not. It wasn’t busy and we had 50 min between completion of our first course and the serving of our second.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great and attentive service. Surprising varied menu and the food was superb. You’ll pay 3x more in any other major city

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

My husband and I ate there for my birthday and it was hands down one of the best meals I've ever had. We had the Chef's Table experience and Chef Alex and his staff took such incredible care of us and would check up on us thru the evening.

I'm a big fan of ordering the Chef's Menu multi-course option at restaurants since I get to try different things but sometimes not every dish is a hit. But not this time. Each dish was amazing and transitioned well from one course to the next. My favorites were duck confit with risotto, pork belly tortellini, and super tender escargot. We didn't think we could possibly have room for dessert, but the chocolate souffle with butterscotch creme anglaise was so delicious that we are both of ours instead of saving one for to-go.

I absolutely recommend this place for any occasion but especially if you want a special dining experience.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Matthew's was and still is my favorite restaurant in Jacksonville. The quality and variety of the food is excellent, and the servers are tops and very professional. Dalvin did a great job serving our table, and the food presentation was beautiful.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Veal cheeks with foie gras and risotto as well as lamb chops with ravioli were outstanding. Wine list is great if you are loaded.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering starters. Matthew’s classically-inspired French and Mediterranean dishes use the highest quality farm to table ingredients and sustainable seafood. I had the Escargot (prosciutto / spinach / shiitake mushroom / sherry cream emulsion) and Hawaiian Tuna Tartare (cucumber / tomato broth / olive / basil / olive oil powder) as a starter and Prime Beef Tenderloin (asparagus / pearl onion / roasted tomato) as my Entrée,

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Service was excellent. I had to send my steak back. The waiter took care of the situation.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was amazing. Waiter was very attentive. Great drinks. I literally have no complaints!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was Valentine’s Day and we visit other times and this was a special menu which still delivered. The adventure menu pairing with wines option was great. There was one pairing I did not agree with but that sometimes happens. It was a great adventure.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was not near as good as it was last Valentine’s Day. Defiantly not worth $300 for two people.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Dinner took WAY too long. Hour and a half before we got our second course. Desert was dry and lacking but main course was great

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

What a wonderful evening! It was a business meal but we all love to cook and appreciate good food and Matthew's delivered. The menu options were exciting and on trend and the preparation was beautiful and tasty. Thank you for a pleasant evening in Jacksonville.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything I remembered good about this restaurant was there. No limoncello though!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Have they on multiple occasions. Have never been disappointed. Food is terrific. Service excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Have been to Nattgews many times and it's alway a great experience. Wonderful food and terrific service!!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I took my girlfriend for her birthday. The service was superb and the food was nothing short of amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Waiter wasn't very good. He didn't pay attention to details like silver ware and pouring the wine. Usually they have been good waiters.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Our favorite place in all of Jacksonville! Dalvin made our experience so special, thank you for the incredible food and service!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellence food and service. I would recommend for someone looking for a place for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The menu options were awesome! Our server was Sarah and she was outstanding. Perfect evening!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Sara and Marshal were great. Tasting menu and wine were the perfect amount and excellent fare,

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