River and Post

4.5
775 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Welcome to River & Post - a casual dining restaurant bringing a trendy environment, great food, and breathtaking views to the exciting area of Riverside. A spacious rooftop bar overlooks downtown Jax, straight down the gorgeous St. John's River, past the glow of the stadium, and on up to Dames Point. Our menu features locally sourced selections from land and sea. You’ll come for the view, but you’ll come back for the flavor. You'll find an atmosphere like no other and a culinary experience that will make you, well, yell from the rooftops.

Disclaimer: River & Post does not offer the full dining menu or accept reservations on the rooftop. Our Rooftop Lounge seating is on a first come first serve basis and opens daily at 4:00 p.m.

For parties of 10 or more, at least half your group must be present to be seated. We will then hold your reservation for 15 minutes to wait for your additional guests. If your guests do not arrive, we will reduce the table to fit your current group.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday: 4:00pm -10:00pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Rooftop: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(904) 575-2366
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Post Street
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Parking details
There is available parking behind the restaurant in unmarked spots, adjacent to the main entrance on the corner of Riverside and Post Street as well as public parking across near the Garden Club.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 775 People Are Saying
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SP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I like the ambiance but it is way too loud inside, my head hurt. It was difficult to hear my date. I would go back to try the rooftop area, it may be more desirable.

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

asked for window seating...did not have us down for that or that we were celebrating birthdays. Tried to seat us by large party...noisy....asked to be moved to window table..they did....very very loud. Servers not very good...the server who brought out food was terrible...so bad. Several things about food did not reach expectations. I enjoyed other visits ...at lunch...very happy...will not be returning for dinner...will try lunch again. very disappointed so were our guest.

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DJ
Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

River & Post has a highend feel and very friendly, accommodative staff. Food is tasty and fair value. Definitely a nice spot on Riverside area.

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DS
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was very loud. Needs sounding boards. Our server, Rhonda, was awesome. Very accommodating, kind & efficient. We will ask for her the next time. The food was excellent. I had the salmon & my husband had the rib eye. Excellent choices.

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SS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , service , roof bar and view. Overall good date experience. Thanks.

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TJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Rooftop was amazing and service was great. We will definitely be back.

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

Anniversary

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

We visited the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate my mom’s birthday. The party overall was running a little late due to unforeseen circumstances, and the hostesses at the front were very patient and kind. They were also very accommodating to seating the wheelchair in our party as well.
Our waiter Chris was attentive, kind and knowledgeable. We ordered quite a few things on the menu, and there was NOTHING we did not like. We are looking forward to visiting again.

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KT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 year anniversary

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MG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing and delicious and the view in the rooftop was incredible. Definitely a great place for a date night. Highly recommend it.

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Loved the food and experience!

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PM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on time, staff were very professional. Atmosphere was excellent. Food was excellent. Overall experience was very good. Highly recommend for all occasions including business dinners.

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JW
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Gorgeous place. Delicious food. Beaux was fantastic. The acoustics are awful. We were in the enclosed area near the back and we couldn’t hear each other once a large party came in. It took some time to get drinks and water refills.

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JH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

In my reservation I asked for a booth in the back where it is quieter. My reservation was for 4, but only 3 of us arrived. I was told the booths could only be reserved for parties of four. We waited on a table in the back room. It was tolerable until a large party was seated and then the three of us could not hear each other speak. Finally my guest got up and went over to the table and asked that they tone down their conversation. That helped somewhat.

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EB
Jacksonville
544 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to River and Post and our experience was far better. We arrived early had had a glass of wine on the rooftop deck overlooking the river and downtown. We managed to get a few photos before it started to rain. Luckily, we were under cover so all was fine. For dinner downstairs, we requested and received a table in the back of the restaurant overlooking the large oak tree. (During our first experience, shortly after the restaurant opened, we were seated in the front, by the bar and the host stand - noisy and busy). We split the smoked fish dip to start. For dinner, I had the hangar steak and my husband ordered the chicken thighs. Both entrees were excellent. To complement the meal, we ordered a bottle of the Acrobat Pinot Gris which we were familiar with and which was exceptionally well priced. Mary provided outstanding service throughout. We will be back!

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I celebrated one of our birthdays with dinner at River & Post. The rooftop bar was packed at 6:30, but the view was spectacular and vibe was exciting. Service was good despite the big crowd. We went downstairs for our reservation at 7:30. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions. Three of us chose the special flounder over risotto which was delicious. It’s a bit loud inside but the decor is beautiful. We all loved the atmosphere and our dinner.

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view, service and food were all outstanding and enjoyed by my group. Will definitely recommend to family, friends and coworkers. Matt our waiter was extraordinary in making sure we selected the best entrée for our individual taste. He was always there to make sure our needs were met and overall made it an excellent memorable experience.

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GP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations. Shrimp and grits were awesome. Fried seafood platter was awesome too. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We were greeted by smiling hosts, excited to sit on the roof prior to our reservation, only to find out it was closed for a private event, which we were okay with as it was close to our reservation time. We sat and waited for maybe 5 minutes before a server actually greeted us. We ordered drinks immediately and reviewed the menu. Upon placing our order the food came out fairly quickly. While I was pleased with the service it took a turn after receiving our food. I ordered the blue crab beignets and grits, the beignets were bland with no real flavor and the grits were a little gritty with no seasoning. There was no salt or pepper on the tables either. I did finish the grits as they were much better than the beignets. I managed to stomach one while my husband tasted the other and the rest remained sitting their the entire evening. My husband ordered the fried fresh catch and shrimp platter and it was pretty good, although the fries were rather disappointing. The server only visited the table once following dropping our food and I sat with an empty water glass for almost 30 minutes. I had to ask the, what I presumed to be the manager when HE brought us our checks. No ask about dessert or anything. This was me and my husbands first real date out since having our son and it was just mediocre. I would recommend the restaurant for the view but not some of the menu items.

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service . Attentive Server, good menu selection. Recommended to me by a friend, I went for my Birthday dinner. Enjoyed the atmosphere and convenience to where I live. The food was tasty and attractively presented. Will add this to my favorites list.

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SA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and Holli, our waitress was the best! We really like her attitude and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great location and our server was very charming and fun! The food was unique and delicious!

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A
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary here. Good atmosphere, good food. Four stars as food wasn't as good as last time here and service wasn't anything special. Overall good experience.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was really nice. It was my date first time going and he was very moved by theplace. The rooftop
music was nice , mellow. They played a variety of music and kept the guest engaged. Very nice smoothing.

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b
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Luckily we were in no hurry. Had reservations and still waited 30 min. After being seated had find manager get service after waiting anther 10 min
The waitress never brought second glass wine ordered . Still great food and view on top . Will go agin and hope for better service

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JM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view from the roof lounge. Great service both on the roof and in the restaurant. Loved the food! Excellent value. We will be back

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c
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time. Loved the roof top bar. Good service. Food in restaurant was good. If we go back I would be more interested in hanging out on the roof top and having tapas.

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TC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well run. Service is spot-on. Staff is friendly & knows the menu. Food never disappoints. You should go!

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p
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I went to Saturday lunch with a friend. I ordered a lobster roll. There were globs of stringy lobster that I had to spit out. I didn’t complain because it was would have made my friend uncomfortable.
I thought it was a little pricey for the amount and quality of the food. The service was excellent and the ambiance was superb!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the roof top bar

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L
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service by Patrick was well timed and friendly. Food was delicious and served hot & fresh and perfectly presented. Atmosphere was relaxing and welcoming.

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SD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’ve been numerous times. I love the ambience and fresh seafood offering.

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s
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time on rooftop bar prior to our reservation time. View was great.
Dinner was excellent. Everyone (6) enjoyed their meal. The servers were polite and helpful.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome and suggested both meals that we chose to order. Fantastic experience!

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HD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt was an awesome waiter! Great first experience at River and Post, food and drinks were delicious. Love the scenic view on the rooftop bar

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ZW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The taste in food was good however since I got it late I assume the waitress got it from the kitchen once she was ready...the service was horrible. Me and other guest at my table was given water and no option for anything else to drink. She seemed aggravated as if she could care less if she waited on our party of four. With the prices of the meals plus appetizers she could have made about 40.00 on one table in tips unfortunately her service was unacceptable. Management did nothing about it so here is the review.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Best service and welcoming crew. We will definitely be back.

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G
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Very nice service & ambience. Fun area upstairs on rooftop but only
drinks & appetizers there. Have meal downstairs then up top for after drinks.

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S
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our meals. Bread is $4.00 but worth it. The butter was delicious.

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D
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Arrived before reservation and went up to rooftop & had drinks overlooking the river. Very nice. Then back down for a great meal. Our group shared Stone Crab appetizer (delish) & each had a different entree: Boulabaisse, Ahi Tuna, Shrimp & Grits and Fried Clams. All we're very good. Service was prompt & complete. Will definitely go again!

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