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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:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, Mediterranean, 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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, 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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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (28)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
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Good for a Date (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Tasting Menu (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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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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·Dined on November 5, 2017

From the valet parking to the complimentary after-meal champagne, I was so delighted! And my cucumber Grey Goose martini with delicious! I will definitely come back and visit this place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As always the GI to Resturant for special occasions

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

First time to Matthew's and it did not disappoint. Excellent food and service from start to finish. We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a perfect meal!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent food and service! We enjoyed a wonderful evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Matthew's is always superior: a welcoming bar; extensive and diverse menu; delicious food; generous portions; splendid wine; impecable, unintrusive service; and a warm, quiet atmosphere that promotes rather than impedes conversation. Naturally, an establishment that provides such an experience is not inexpensive. I love the place, and return to it often.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Really nice first experience at Mathew's. It is totally worthy great food and service.
If you are looking for 5 stars quality, this is your place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a wonderful time! Everyone there were remarkable friendly and the food fantastic. First time at Matthew's and I felt very welcomed!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Roasted Brussels sprouts were delicious as were our entrees of Wagu beef Bolognese with pasta and fried eggplant with zucchini fettuccini. Nick provided outstanding service ensuring that we were out in time to make it to the symphony yet not rushed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Matthew’s is one of my favorite restaurants...on a good night. That is the problem. You never know when you will get the good night. I have had terrible service and so-so food and I have had excellent service and sublime food. This visit was a good one. Food was quite good and service was as well. At least the server did not repeatedly call my dining companion, who is a friend but not my wife, Mrs. C. as has happened on occasion.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Matthew's feels very upscale, beautifully decorated. Can't say it would be quiet on a busy weekend, since we were there on a Wednesday, the tables are quite close. Wait-staff is very professional and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the European-style dining, where the table is yours for the night. The food is creative and seasonal. The soups were wonderful, my Halibut was a tad too dry, but the escargot in a sherry cream sauce was unusual and delicious. The flourless black Forrest cake arrived under a glass dome filled with smoke. Beautiful presentation! My one complaint is, that the wine menu is very pricey.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Staff were professional and courteous . Our waiter was very helpful. He made our meal all the more pleasant. Food was creative and tasty. Definitely pleased. Table next to a partition didn't help the ambience though.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

excellent service, food and ambience. highly recommend

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

As always, excellent food, service, ambiance. Very creative menu with food perfectly prepared. It's pricey, so it's a special occasion restaurant, but well worth the investment for that special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was (ok, here's where one struggles for the right word) incredibly wonderful. It was prepared perfectly, each dish. The service was personable and very professional and courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and night out at Matthews. We very much look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

First time there. Loved that you could see clean prep/ kitchen area and it was quiet! Deleon our server was very professional and attentive. This is a special occasion place for our pocketbook. Loved it all!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wine list is not up to date. Server was great. Tuna was very good. Pork chop was good but fatty. The ravioli was great! We had mixed vegetables, Brussels sprouts and green beans as sides. All three of us liked all of them and each had separate dish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My most favorite place especially for a special occasion! Food is spectacular! Service is excellent, love the quiet romantic atmosphere! I can't seem to get past ordering the Diver Scallops! They are the best I have had anywhere! Chocolate soufflé was also outstanding! Yum!!! Had a wonderful birthday dinner there this week!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Awesome spot for a birthday. The tasting menu was amazing!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fantastic food and Nick is definitely one of the top waiters I have ever experienced.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was fantastic, but our server made our night. He was attentive but not too hovering and very friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We planned to dine at Matthew's at 5:30pm before a movie at a nearby movie theater (7pm). We drove from the Beach following recommendations from friends who had been at the restaurant before. We were seated promptly by the hostess and expected top notch service given the restaurant's reputation. The service was off and so was the food. We didn't get any bread until we asked for. My soup was served almost 40 min after I ordered. I ordered the crab chowder and it was delicious despite the wait. Sadly, our main dishes were cold like it had sat for a while. My husband's scallops were chewy . My pasta tasted just okay, nothing remarkable about it. We placed our entire order including our dessert (soufflé) not long after being sat at our table because we had already purchased movie tickets and didn't want to be late. After finishing our main plate around 7:10pm, we were told our souflee was going to take another 10 minutes. When the soufflé arrived, it was beautiful on the outside but very raw on the inside - like they had increased the oven temperature to cook faster but not properly. Our server noticed we were not happy and tried his best to accommodate (brought us champagne for our anniversary, macaroons after the check and cute little plates to keep us entertained). This is the reason we are not giving less stars for service and still gave him a good tip. We were expecting so much for the food and service but I choose to believe they were having an off night and perhaps understaffed that night. We might give it another try.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Classy and great service. Allowed to substitute courses.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere! Chefs table is the best seat in the place! My very favorite restaurant by far!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The A5 Wagyu is excellent and worth the $19 an ounce. 6oz is enough with app and salad or salad and a side.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went for my husband's birthday, tried the adventure chef menu. Great dishes! Loved the special perks. Pricey but worthit

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

This meal was truly a delight from start to finish! Matthew's takes care in ensuring every desire is met. Our waiter was knowledgeable and kind. The staff took such attention to deal. The tasting menu is out of this world! We cannot wait to celebrate our next occasion at this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great food overall, I got to try escargot and it was excellent, the fresh bread being served was a great compliment to the starter. Maine diver scallops were great as well, the corn puree was amazing with the blueberries. The souffle was great, however the order was not sent to the kitchen with the meal so we had to wait a little longer. The only thing that was really missing from the evening was the atmosphere in the dining room, it seemed a bit dated.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Excellent!
We go to Matthew's for special occasions and we are never disappointed. Our waiter, Sara, was lovely (as she always is). We started with a nice dry glass of champagne with a salmon appetizer and shared a salad. Both were so tasty. The split salad was a huge portion that I thought Sara had given us each our own full salad. We had a french pinot noir that was recommended by the Sommelier. He did not steer us wrong! I had a fish dish that was fantastic! It was a white flakey fish called fluke. The preparation was like nothing I had had before. My husband had the filet. He loved it. Perfectly cooked! We did not order dessert because my husband had 2 cakes during the day at work but they gave us a delicious birthday dessert anyway! Can't wait to return to Matthew's.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Service was exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Everything was perfect. Took a friend who'd never been there. Fois gras was plate licking good although I refrained and used bread to get every bit of sauce. Scallop entree with a side of brussel sprouts also perfectly prepared.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent. Never disappointed at Matthews. Food and service top notch.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Truly excellent service and really nice, quiet ambiance. The entrees are a bit expensive for what they are and a little uneven - my pasta with salmon was lovely, while my husband's veal scallopine was tough, very disappointing. The short rib entree was exactly that - one short rib on a bed of risotto. I'm not a big meat eater, but for those that are I imagine they might be underwhelmed with that as as a $30+ entree. The escargot was delicious as a starter, and the creme caramel for dessert (with blueberry sherbet! Inspired!) was a delight. Next time we go I think we'll order the tasting menu to ensure we try the chef's favorites.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Anniversary dinner. David, who had been our server before, made us feel very welcome and added to the celebration with great service. The only negative was that the short rib special, though tasty, had a large amount of fat and since it wasn't a sizable piece to start with, left my husband wanting more than he had left. It is our go to place for special occasions and we will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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