North Beach Bistro

4.1
839 reviews
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Contemporary American
North Beach Bistro is Atlantic Beach's best kept secret. Recently voted one of the top 25 restaurants in Jacksonville Magazine, North Beach Bistro offers something for everyone. We feature a casual yet elegant dining experience. Enjoy a cocktail while sampling our tapas menu in the bar before sitting down to dinner. There are many favorites on our dinner menu including our signature dishes Lobster Paella or American Kobe Beef Burger

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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!

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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

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

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

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JB
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great! Our first visit. We'll be back again soon.

North Beach Bistro
Responded on July 7, 2019

Thank you JohnnyB! We'll look forward to your next visit!

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OT
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

North Beach Bistro
Responded on June 25, 2019

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!

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HM
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

North Beach Bistro
Responded on June 25, 2019

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!

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KW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

North Beach Bistro
Responded on June 5, 2019

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

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

North Beach Bistro
Responded on May 28, 2019

We're glad you found us too! Thanks for your great feedback, which we will certainly share with the whole team!

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HH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

North Beach Bistro
Responded on May 28, 2019

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!

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OT
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. The buffet wasn’t as good as it has been in years past.

North Beach Bistro
Responded on May 28, 2019

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!

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Didnt get the booth we wanted, waiter never came to refill drinks, took forever for someone to clear plates off table.

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JB
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to North Beach Bistro a few times now. Our experience has been consistently great food and service.

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MA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a friend's birthday. The scallops were excellent, the salmon delicious. Quiet dining and easily able to talk to friends.

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JJ
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

North Beach Bistro is my favorite "go to" restaurant at the beach. The food, atmosphere, and service are excellent.

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TP
Jacksonville
35 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

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

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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.

North Beach Bistro
Responded on April 24, 2019

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

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TO
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

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GM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

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FC
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

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.

North Beach Bistro
Responded on April 24, 2019

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

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JA
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

North Beach Bistro
Responded on April 24, 2019

Dear JAXDiva - thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback!

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JB
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

North Beach Bistro
Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you JaxBchRes! We're very glad you had a good experience and we thank you for your recommendation!

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V
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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!

North Beach Bistro
Responded on April 8, 2019

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

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FC
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!

North Beach Bistro
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thanks FoodieCat! Hope to see you again soon!

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RM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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...

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CC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

North Beach Bistro
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thanks CarolC - we'll look forward to welcoming you back!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal. Katelyn was a delightful server. Whole red snapper was delicious and presented well.

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CN
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance.

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m
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NBB is my all time favorite restaurant. Two of us had the beef short ribs, and it was like eating velvet. So good...

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p
Jacksonville
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite go to restaurant in the neighborhood. Always dependable Good food and Service.

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J
Savannah
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent. A great place to go with friends when you want to be able to actually have a conversation.

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S
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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BS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

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p
Jacksonville
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants at the Beach! It's consistently excellent!

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CD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I had dinner in the restaurant. The food was delicious and our server Kaitlyn took excellent care of us!

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner (Filet Mignon Oscar). Great service!

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D
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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CE
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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PM
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants - they never disappoint!

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BR
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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