Nona Blue Modern Tavern - Ponte Vedra Beach

4.5
625 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
“This is food the way we like to eat,” says Joe Davi, Founding Partner at Nona Blue.Davi and Bill Bona, also Founding Partner at Nona Blue, saw American dining trending toward smaller portions with different tastes; sharing at tables had always been an option, now it was being encouraged. As the vision for Nona Blue began to come into focus, Bona and Davi began crafting their “Shareables” menu, featuring items that can be passed among an entire table or serve as a meal for a single guest.
What 625 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
T
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We ate outside and had a good time. But it was noisy.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Restaurant was very busy but we had a reservation and got shown to our table on time. Our server, was obviously very green. He seems very rushed and disorganized. I asked for a class of cab when we ordered dinner, but it took 25+ minutes for the wine to arrive, after reminding him several times. “It should be here shortly” was the answer we got at least twice. I was almost finished with our main course by the time it came. Everyone has to learn, but maybe give the guy some help on those busy nights, or you’ll just create a poor experience for customers.

Report
Helpful
CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good overall dining experience. A bit pricey but food was delicious and service was good. Would like to see lore martini options

Report
Helpful
OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food outstanding!
Noise level not so good.
Luckily we were outside.

Report
Helpful
JP
Jacksonville
74 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

First time to visit Nona Blue, and as we walked in it was a full, boisterous crowd some places two deep at the bar, even well after Happy Hour. We were seated promptly, but with the large crowd, the wait staff were overworked.
The drinks were good, appetizers large, and the food itself very well prepared. The pork chop was huge and perfectly seasoned. And the meatloaf sliders were wonderfully done. Unfortunately, the wait was long, and several of the specials were out. Our server was harried by the number of tables he had, and in the end, we took most our entrees to go.
Again, this seems a great place to hang out, meet friends, and enjoy drinks and appetizers, but not somewhere for a quiet dinner with small talk or business.
That said, we will go back. Food was excellent!

Report
Helpful
S
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very lively atmosphere. Definitely recommend making reservations. Drinks were on point and food was very good. Was surprised how quickly we got our food after ordering. Will definitely return.

Report
Helpful
G
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here. It was busier than I thought it would be. Our reservation really saved us a wait. We sat at the bar since we were early. The drinks were quick. The food was amazing and we had good portions. It was pricier than I normally like but it was a special date night. Our server was quick and very friendly.

Report
Helpful
SM
New England
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit and we were very happy. We will be back

Report
Helpful
DW
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come for dinner 2-3 time each quarter, special dinners with friends and family. Tonight just the three of us for a 530 reservation. Seated upon arrival, Lenny was our server. Quick with a smile and drinks, we were intrigued by the specials. Our starters included fire grilled artichokes, margarita flatbread, crab martini, with entrees of Chilean sea bass (the best we’ve ever tasted), street tacos, and mussels. We love their cocktails- Better than Therapy and Baby blue Cosmo! Please try the carrot cake and banoffee pie! Thank you Lenny, she is attentive, friendly, and professional.
Nona Blue is less than a mile from our neighborhood and we are happy to keep it in our favorites.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious! Justin was our server and he made our experience incredible. His recommendations were spot on and his fun, happy personality was contagious!

Report
Helpful
CA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zac was our server and introduced himself as "in charge of your service." That seemed initially odd, until I realized we were being served by everyone, even those passing if they saw an empty glass. Really extraordinary. Love the menu, and the check was reasonable

Report
Helpful
OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go for the prime rib, salmon dip and ahi :) They have the best of both in town!

Report
Helpful
OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great specials steak was great

Report
Helpful
JF
Jacksonville
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived right at our reservation time, and were seated immediately. The evening was two fold. It was Valentines’s Day and my wife’s birthday. Sarah our server was prompt with drink orders and appetizer suggestions. As we looked over the menu we decided on the Fire Shrimp and Shrimp Chowder. Both were delicious. For our entree the selection was unanimous. The French Quarter Pasta. The portions were large and very flavorful. Sarah was amazing! Wonderful smile, pleasing personality, and very attentive. She was not intrusive. We were allowed to enjoy every course comfortably. My son and daughter-in-law joined us and we were given space to enjoy great conversation and time together without feeling pressured to eat and leave. Our desserts of Carrot Cake and Cheesecake capped off the night. Our dining experience and service provided certainly warrants another visit to Nona Blue.

Report
Helpful
GR
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Early Valentines

Report
Helpful
CH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place. It was a little noisy but outside the noise level was better. Food was superb, a good value for the amount of food. Service was wonderful. We will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
o
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We’ve been here a bunch of times and they are always good. Better than most bar food. The server was super nice and the restaurant accommodated special requests.

Report
Helpful
M
Sydney / NSW
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday nite dinner always delicious! Had the Pasta w/Shrimp and ham loved this dish on a cold, rainy night.

Report
Helpful
JJ
Jacksonville
78 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been to this location many times. On this occasion, we went with friends who never ate at None Blue.

We were quickly seated on the deck. We were greeted by our server and placed our drink order. When the drinks were delivered our serve went over the specials and we ordered our entrees. Our guests new to Nona Blue ordered one of the flatbreads and asked for a couple items to be left off and a couple others to be added. She also asked for the salad not to have any cheese. We also ordered the Veggie Burger and the Steak Frites.

The burger and steak were cooked to perfection. The salad was served with cheese and had to be sent back and remade. The flatbread had one item that was asked to 86 and one item that was asked to be added wasn't. The flatbread was sent back and re-fired correctly the second time. The issues caused the entrees to be sent out while we were still eating our salads.

Glitches happen, but the server and the kitchen should have made everything correctly.

This is still a great place for food and drinks.

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Waitress had to be searched for entire time. Others, not her, delivered and helped us. She was rude and cocky. We matched the amount of tip to her service. (More actually.) She came to table
fast for this, confronting us about her tip.
Loudness inside was like Times Square New Years Eve.
Food pretty good.
Bad experience overall.

Report
Helpful
d
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service was great, but the restaurant was really noisy and way too cold. Would go back maybe for lunch or early dinner but would not go back Friday or Saturday nights. Again way too cold and noisy, but good food.

Report
Helpful
JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

We sat outside hoping for a quieter dining experience with our multi generational party, it was louder than we’d hoped but the food was great and the service was solid, so we’ll definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

good food and service. kind of loud and we sat by the bathroom

Report
Helpful
BF
Jacksonville
52 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and thoughtful service. Always way too loud. Hard to visit with my guests due to noise level. Outside to be quieter. Not so anymore.still, a great restaurant. I’ll be back often ‼️

Report
Helpful
P
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pork chop usually great. Sent it back was cold inside. Obviously grilled off earlier. Reheated but dry.

Report
Helpful
m
New England
63 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our first visit here. They called to confirm our reservation and to clarify what sort of table we wanted. Corinne, our server was terrific, very knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back soon!

Report
Helpful
H
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The menu is Blah, too ordinary. One could not conduct s conversation

Report
Helpful
OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience!

Report
Helpful
OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun times and Kelly was amazing

Report
Helpful
OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good, as usual. Recommend reservations (phone or open table). Dining and cocktails at the bar is an enjoyable alternative.

Report
Helpful
DC
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great experience!!! First time back to this restaurant in a while and we were pleasantly surprised. We were sat right away in an incredible booth. The service was incredible!! Our waitress, Kelly, was so accommodating, knowledgeable, and kind. The good was fantastic and the dessert was phenomenal. Perfect date night and can’t wait to come back.

Report
Helpful
SE
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff. Definitely would recommend.

Report
Helpful
LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Son’s birthday dinner

Report
Helpful
JM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in lively, pretty environment. One of our favorite spots in Jacksonville area.

Report
Helpful
PW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was slow and waiter apparently had too many tables to service. The noise level inside is very loud. It’s hard to carry on a conversation .

Report
Helpful
OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was yummy. Had the meatloaf an the Mac n cheese. All food was steaming hot except the mashed potatoes...which were ice cold. They brought us a plate of hot potatoes to correct.

Report
Helpful
DP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I brought my cousin and his family here recently after they just moved to Florida. There were 8 mlm of us between our 2 families, and everything was incredible. The only 1 mistake made was they forgot to blacken the shrimp on my wife's fish tacos, but that was very minor, and they fixed it right way. 3 of us had the fish tacos and they were so delicious. Amber was on top of her game, and made sure we had refills, and that everything was perfect. This was our second time here, and we will definitely be back. We live here locally, and are always looking for different places to dine out. Nona blue is now added to that list.

Report
Helpful
JG
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

Report
Helpful
RG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food throughout the menu! The burger is top notch! Fantastic meatloaf!

Report
Helpful
c
Jacksonville
34 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A nice low-keyed sports bar with a pretty large menu and decent, not great, food . . . although one of my friends ordered one of the specials - prime rib - which he thought was great. I had a cheeseburger which was at the bottom of the list of cheeseburgers I have had. Our server was terrific. Atmoshpere was lively. My golf buddies and I enjoyed it.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
16

Tweets by Nona Blue Modern Tavern - Ponte Vedra Beach