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North Beach Bistro

4.5
730 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
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 Seafood Bouillabaisse or American Kobe Beef Burger

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-4pm
Monday: Closed
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(904) 372-4105
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Seavey
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Catering
North Beach Bistro offers a private dining room / art gallery for onsite catering. The room comfortably holds 80 people for sit down dinners and 100 for reception style events.
We also are available for offsite catering functions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Penman Rd.
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Parking details
There is an ample amount of parking in front of the restaurant.
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Public transit
There is a bus stop and a Beach Trolley Stop in front of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
North Beach Bistro features live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30pm - 10:30pm

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our private dining room accommodates up to 100 people. Located next to our dining room, our private room doubles as an art gallery. Enjoy your event while being surrounded by fabulous art work from local artists.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

What 730 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. A real gem-excellent food, superb service, amazing attention to detail, wonderful dining experience...North Beach and staff never disappoints!!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was great. Mimosas were awesome.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I dine at Bistro frequently, which means I keep going back. Must be something I like about the place!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food and service is consistently great for Sunday brunch in the bar area. Highly recommend the lobster roll if lobster is your thing.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great meal, nice selection. Enjoyed the fried green tomatoes, mussels, Sheepshead fish, and the filet. Definitely worth a visit

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. THEY NEVER DISAPPOINT

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Third time back but the third time was NOT a charm. Water glasses went dry with no attention from wait staff..... food quality was not what it had been before..... in particular the Shepherds Pie was a ??French inspired bowl of dark brown gravy and mushrooms with a "hint" of 5 peas and 4 tiny carrot cubes in the whole soupy mess.....oh and a broken up hamburger mixed in there too. The potatoes (billed as Parmesan Crusted) were 6 dollops on top with an icing squirt gun and not crusted but maybe minimally dusted with cheese although I couldnt be certain. It would have been better to eat it with a spoon but no need since it was not something most GI tracts would want to handle including my own. This place has potential but I am taking a break for a year or 2 to see if they can get their act together.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Just one regular non high top table in the bar area that would work with our friends. I couldn't choose between the crab cakes and bangin' shrimp. The waiter loved both so I told him to surprise me. I had the best bangin' shrimp- forget Bonefish. Each shrimp was still crispy despite the great sauce. My husband loved his meatloaf and our friends were very happy their sliders and esp. the jambalaya. The food was outstanding and the prices low to moderate with good size portions.
There was just one wait person/bartender who had no problem taking care of the 4-5 tables of people in the bar area- which is the only choice at lunch.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Beautiful food. Great coffee. Excellent food!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The steak was delicious and cooked perfectly. I would go back for that alone :)

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day dinner with a fixed price menu.....and everything was wonderful! All food dishes were prepared excellently and presented professionally.
No complaints! We will return!

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Disappointed . I want to like this restaurant. We are local and have come here several times. Sometimes the experience is good and other times not. Tonight we had one of the worst dinners. All three of us. My seafood gumbo was overspiced and overwhelming. The seafood was overcooked. The salad had brown pieces and was not fresh. The fries on my guests meals were burnt. When this was mentioned to our server, we were told their customers liked their fries crisp. These were black and burned. My guests did not complain but they did not eat all their food. I will not be back. Too bad. I really liked the concept.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was good - had the shrimp & grits and the prime rib sliders. Will probably try again at a future date and take advantage of their happy hour.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Made reservations for the dining room for lunch and they sat us in the bar in a corner. Apparently the whole dining room was being used for a meeting for the staff. I was taking my friend out for lunch , it was not the ambience I was looking for, we left and went to North beach fish camp, in Atlantic beach. I would not recommend this place for lunch

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Second time here..... not as great as the first Im sorry to say but still OK. Food quality still very good, chef deserves praise for ingredient choices and presentation. Service not so good tonite.... water ran out twice with no attention and entire meal including salad, sides, and main course delivered all at one time with plates everywhere and the main dish getting cold while we ate the salad..... all said still good but not a home run tonite. Wedge salad was served last time with a steak knife which was great, tonite none so using the regular knife didnt work nearly as well. Will give them another try, still on my list of good places to go.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was great. Charlie was excellent. My wife enjoyed her birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Seated promptly on a Saturday night with a prior reservation. Menu was varied and all food selections were well prepared and presented. Lots of nice touches including an excellent homemade blue cheese dressing with capers and the humus spread for the warm bread loaf. Prices were good considering the quality of the food served. We will be back...... maybe next time at the bar side???

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Amazing meal. Waiter was beyond helpful and entertaining to boot! Definitely recommend this place if you're in Jacksonville. As we were leaving we noticed the vibrant bar scene and live music. It was a great and unexpected experience and we'll visit again when in town.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Overall the service was excellent. I had the Filet Oscar and it was superb. My wife ordered the Caesar salad with grilled chicken. It was OK. Dessert was a cookie skillet with ice cream. It was yummy too.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been here several times and the one thing I can say is it is consistent. The food is always good and the service is always good. I had the pot roast and it was very good. My wife had the filet and was also impressed. The chocolate chip cookie for dessert was also very good. The only recommendation I would have would be to make sure you sit in the back. We were near the front and got a cold blast of air and a blast of smoke every time someone went outside for a smoke. They should make people go out the front door to have a cigarette. Other than that, it was another very good dining experience.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a nice place to have a meal and there is usually a table available. Never disappointed with the seafood tacos.... either shrimp or mahi mahi. The bang bang shrimp is a great appetizer!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Can't beat the Kobe burgers. An exuberant crowd during Jaguars playoffs! Regards, Melinda did a great job taking of us.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

This is our choice for birthday celebrations always! We love the food and look forward to our next trip.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

We had a great meal. It was quiet and comfortable. The white bean tapenade and bread they served before the meal was delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Very good food, great service, all venjoyable will definitely return

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was good, and the ambience was nice. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Kobe burger was awesome.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food. Great service. As always!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service. Food choice and preparation excellent. Price is fair for the quality that is served. Excellent place for fine dining.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve Menu was superb! Chef hit it out of the park with this Prix Fix Menu...As always this wonderful gem never disappoints on service, food or ambiance! Server LaVonda always makes our dining experience even more enjoyable! This is one of our favorite places whether it be a special dinner or just everyday dining out.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We were in town for the Taxpayer Bowl in Jacksonville on Dec. 30th but we stayed on Jacksonville Beach. We went to North Beach Bistro by ourselves (my wife and me) on Thursday night then our friends (3 couples) came down the next day. We got a reservation the next night for 8 at 8:00 and had a great time. We all loved it though we wish they could've stayed open a little later.
Lavonda was our bartender the first night and our waitress the second night. She was great!!! Very friendly and offered great service. We would definitely go back and would ask for her when we do.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Great server and food was great as usual

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Each of our six diners RAVED about their dinners.. from the chef's special prep of local grouper to fried shrimp to the traditional salmon and scallops on the menu, all were very very happy. Our appys were the blue chips and the calamari and they were absolute hits. Chef Dave is so talented... he does amazing things with our local seafood!! Love this place!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

The fresh catch was grouper, so we both had it blackened. It was delicious. Our sever, Lavonda, was excellent (we always ask for her when we stop in). We visit North Beach at least once a month and have never been disappointed.

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We have been to 3 Thanksgiving buffet 's but 2017 was disappointing. The service was mediocre, the food was not as good as years past and the desert bar had only 3 options. The meal was not worth the price.

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

This was a Thanksgiving Buffet with little to no ambiance. The prime rib was moderately tasty but too rare. The thinly sliced Turkey and ham tasted more like deli meat. Dressing, sweet potatoes and whipped potatoes were very good although gravy was lacking in flavor. The aldente beans and carrots were barely warmed. The salad was very good and I mostly ate salad for my $35+ meal. My mother loved the bread pudding and my husband said the small pies were good. When the rolls were finally available they were good. Our hostess was attentive to any beaverage needs that we had. (all extra, even tea and coffee) I may try the regular,menu for a meal but not the buffet Holliday meal.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful spot and Katie is terrific! Have suggested in the past that terrible glare from upper window exists...guests from across the table unable to see faces! Have seen same comments from others. Do not understand why owners do not remedy such a situation...so simple and could be inexpensive!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our fourth Thanksgiving dinner at NBB and they never disappoint. All your T day favorites done to perfection plus carved standing rib roast and peel and eat shrimp

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving buffet with all the usual traditional dishes and also prime rib , shrimp, salads, fabulous desserts!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We celebrated with family members on Thanksgiving Day and it was awesome. The food was everything I could have hoped for and service outstanding. It was a buffet in a room by itself and everyone was able to get through very easily. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will return.!

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