North Beach Bistro
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A sweet lunch treat!
Join us for lunch Tuesday through Saturday and get a complimentary dessert of the day with your entree!
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: April 23, 2019
Ends: April 24, 2118
Availability: Mon-Thu 11:00AM-3:00PM
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
A true Thanksgiving Feast at North Beach Bistro! Featuring our generous live grill station, carved turkey, homemade stuffing and all the trimmings! $36.95 per person, $14.95 for Children under 12 and free under 3!
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Crab dip had very little crab. Could not even taste it ordered lobster roll and shrimp and grits. As a whole meal was very heavy. Very limited menu. Won’t be back
Service and food was great! Our first visit. We'll be back again soon.
Thank you JohnnyB! We'll look forward to your next visit!
Father’s Day Dinner- absolutely fabulous as always and Server Grace is extraordinary as she never disappoints. New owner Daniel is also very attentive to customer service and detail. Will definitely continue to be our neighborhood favorite!
Thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback - we'll make sure Grace sees your comments and we'll look forward to your next visit! Best Regards!
We used to go here very often; we heard it had been sold and was not quite the same. We decided to check it out and can confirm that the food was outstanding, the service was excellent, and it is back on our go-to restaurants on the beach. Chef Thomas introduced himself, which is always a nice touch. In any case, would definitely recommend NBB as a great value for great food. We will be back often!
Dear HMH1, Thanks so much for coming in to check us out for yourself - and we're very happy we didn't disappoint! We really appreciate your taking the time to share your impressions too. Best regards!
We have been frequent customers of this restaurant and have always enjoyed it in the past. Our last 2 visits have been subpar. The quality and preparation of our meals has been disappointing,and we do not plan to return soon.
Dear Karen, thanks for sharing your impressions. While we are of course sorry to see that you didn't fully appreciate your recent experience we would be very happy to discuss in more detail what aspect you felt was below your expectations. Please feel free to contact me directly at your convenience, Daniel Chao (904)372-4105
Alex was our fabulous server. He has a knack for personalizing his interactions with individual guests! Food was yummy and served in generous portion sizes. So excited to find this place!
We're glad you found us too! Thanks for your great feedback, which we will certainly share with the whole team!
Under new ownership and clearly trying to get the kinks out. The food was okay, nothing special. Clearly not one of the top 25 restaurants in Jacksonville as they claim.
Dear HoodieHoo - thanks for taking the time to share your impressions - we have a new menu coming out soon and I'm confident you'll find a lot to love on it - as well as many of our existing favorites - give it a try and let us know what you think!
Mother’s Day Dinner with friends. Excellent food and service as we are accustomed to at this fine restaurant. It is now under new ownership, but same superb service, food and staff. New owner on premises who is very pleasant and a welcomed and refreshing addition to this establishment. Look forward to many more continued visits at North Beach Bistro!
Went for Mother’s Day brunch. The buffet wasn’t as good as it has been in years past.
Thanks for your feedback! Of course we are disappointed to see that you felt our Mother's Day brunch could have been better - we certainly take your comments to heart and will work to better meet your expectations!
Didnt get the booth we wanted, waiter never came to refill drinks, took forever for someone to clear plates off table.
We have been to North Beach Bistro a few times now. Our experience has been consistently great food and service.
Celebrated a friend's birthday. The scallops were excellent, the salmon delicious. Quiet dining and easily able to talk to friends.
North Beach Bistro is my favorite "go to" restaurant at the beach. The food, atmosphere, and service are excellent.
Waited forever to be acknowledged by the server. Apparently, there was some “miscommunication” seafood paella was practically inedible-they did not charge us for it, though. On a positive note, the burrata salad was excellent! Not sure we’ll be going back since chef Dave has gone...sadly, the food Hs gone downhill
We will be back. The music was good, food was good at a reasonable price. Our server was excellent. Even met new friends. Saw some bad reviews here. Evidently there are people who feel a need to complain. There was literally nothing to complain about.
Easter Brunch was way over priced. They ran out of prime rib which is the main reason we went. The little bit we got was tough and overdone. Miller's has much better prime rib for 1/3 the price. The sides and desserts were just ok.
Dear Bede, I'm very sorry to read that your experience with us fell below your expectations. This is certainly not what we strive for! Indeed there was a period when we fell short on the Prime Rib and it took too long to get more on the buffet - once again we regret the impact on your meal with us. We sincerely hope at some point you'll give us an opportunity to make it up to you! Daniel Chao Owner/manager
I went to visit the restaurant during on Easter. I set my expectations for the meal by looking at the menu for the restaurant before making my reservation. It wasn’t until we arrived that we found out they were knly serving a buffet and not the regular menu. There were not many appealing options for the buffet and they were constantly running out of items. They only had one person making omlets and there was always a line. The service overall was terrible and the entire experience was not enjoyable. I would never go back.
The Easter Brunch was not as good as we expected. The Prime Rib was overcooked, the peel and eat shrimp were not fresh and had a bad taste. Our son spit it out saying its they were not fit to eat. The buffet line at 11:30 had empty chaffing, the bacon was under cooked.
There were some bright spots the potatoes, grits, and omelet station was a hit.
Service was lacking on the bar side of the restaurant.
We were hoping to find a new place at the beach but North Beach Bistro missed the mark with this Easter buffet.
Wow, I realize it's hard to find staffing these days but I would be very surprised if an actual chef cooked any of the "food" served for Easter Sunday brunch. Everything was cold. The carved prime "shoe" was not edible. We even waited for a new tray of eggs benedict to come out and they were cold-muffins never saw a toaster or an oven. Also, website should have stated a buffet brunch was being served on Easter and we would have avoided this restaurant, but based on this experience we will avoid in the future buffet or not.
The restaurant should be embarrassed to have charged what they did as well, for the garbage they served.
Dear FoodieCat, We sincerely regret that your experience with us was not up to the standards you expect and that we strive for. Although we took steps during the buffet to address some of these issues we will certainly ensure going forward that our initial preparation encompasses better the expectations of our guests. Should you consider giving us an opportunity to demonstrate our usual level of achievement lease feel free to contact me directly, Sincerely, Daniel Chao Owner/manager
It was a last minute decision after a day out on a holiday weekend with friends and North Beach Bistro accommodated our last minute change for a party of six reservation time with aplomb!
Dear JAXDiva - thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback!
We had dinner here this evening to celebrate a birthday, with friends. There food as excellent as has been the case in the past. The presentation also excellent. It was our waiter's first night and he had a great attitude. We didn't see enough of him, but what he lacks in experience he made up for. This is a neighborhood gem. I have no problem recommending this place to friends.
Thank you JaxBchRes! We're very glad you had a good experience and we thank you for your recommendation!
I had Osso bucco ; wife had short ribs. Meats were cooked well, but same exact goopy dark tasteless sauce out of the jar on each dish. Disappointing; make a sauce guys!
Thanks for taking the time to share your feelings about your experience! I'm sorry your meal didn't meet your expectations - we will certainly act on your comments and on your next visit we would love to have an opportunity to make it up to! Sincerely Daniel Manager
Great brunch on Sunday. Troy was a wonderful waiter and the food was REALLY good!!
Can't wait to try North Beach Bistro for dinner soon!!
Thanks FoodieCat! Hope to see you again soon!
Amazing atmosphere, incredible service, very tasty food, and music Music MUSIC!!! All meal long!!! We didn’t want to leave....and worth the 45 minute wait on a Sunday morning...
This was our first time. The food & the service was good. Also enjoyed the bar with music before being seated in the dining area. Good happy hour & bar bites menu too. Will definitely go back
Thanks CarolC - we'll look forward to welcoming you back!
Had a great meal. Katelyn was a delightful server. Whole red snapper was delicious and presented well.
Excellent food, service, and ambiance.
NBB is my all time favorite restaurant. Two of us had the beef short ribs, and it was like eating velvet. So good...
Our favorite go to restaurant in the neighborhood. Always dependable Good food and Service.
Always consistent. A great place to go with friends when you want to be able to actually have a conversation.
I love North Beach!
Food is always excellent, wait staff excellent, location excellent, but the noise level is almost a deal breaker. It is difficult to carry on a normal conversation over dinner! I said almost😬! We will be back!
It was good, we had to make a reservation and thought that would be fun because there should be a lot of people there it was half empty we went in at 7:30. The food was fine but there was a special menu so not many choices. We had looked at the online menu and had totally different things we were planning to order so we were a bit disappointed about that. Overall it was fine.
Food was over priced for Valentine’s Day. The lobster bisque didn’t have lobster and tasted like cream. Too much sauce on the entree to cover up the poor quality.
One of our favorite restaurants at the Beach! It's consistently excellent!
My son and I had dinner in the restaurant. The food was delicious and our server Kaitlyn took excellent care of us!
Delicious dinner (Filet Mignon Oscar). Great service!
My husband and I usually enjoy North Beach Bistro very much. Although my husband's shrimp tacos were delicious, my “lump” crab cakes where mostly filling and claw meat. Very disappointing. The wedge salad was nice but too salty. We will be back and hope the next meal will be as good as they usually are.
We had the delicious and expertly prepared Crispy Calamari, Lobster Paella, Seared Scallops, Georgia Peach Bread Pudding, and a light, bright Italian Pinot Grigio. The after dinner coffee was excellent. This was our first time to eat here and we were very pleased, making my birthday dinner special and memorable. The attached Gallery 725 featuring original artwork for sale by Peter Max, Pablo Picasso, Alexandre Renoir, and local artists made our visit even more lovely. We will be back and bring friends!
This is one of our favorite restaurants - they never disappoint!
A very enjoyable evening in a relaxing atmosphere. Our waitress was professional & shared good tips on the menu. My daughter & I shared the Bangin Shrimp which were crisp & juicy with a delicious spicy sauce. The calamari were perfectly fried as well. The tortellini special disappeared quickly. The entrees kept the trend going with seared scallops over a creamy risotto and a special of pork shank Osso Bucco. While we have enjoyed the bar & music before this was our first experience in the resturant. Unlike other resturants at the beach you are not crowded next to your neighbors. You can dine in comfort and converse with out shouting. The dining room is tasteful decorated and the seating comfortable. We will definitely be back.