The Hilltop

4.7
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226 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Our restaurant is a beautiful Victorian-style mansion, nestled among towering oak trees,offering an unforgettable experience. A Memorable Dining Experience. The Hilltop’s unique old-world atmosphere makes for the perfect setting for your special occasion. Let us help you create your unforgettable evening. The Hilltop is designed for entertaining from two people to a large party. The rooms are suitable for different sizes and styles of parties. Guests feel relaxed and at home in our Victorian Mansion. We offer served meals featuring Prime Rib with celebration desserts such as Chocolate Overload or homemade Cheesecake. For the larger parties we offer full meal buffets of heavy hors d’oeuvres menu with delights such as Grilled Salmon, Herb Encrusted Mahi Mahi with Champagne Cream Sauce, Chicken Marsala and a wide choice of salad. Luncheons are by reservation only for groups of 15 or more.
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Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

If you go after 9pm you will be the only one dining. Small bar had about 4 people. Food was not the best. Steak was tough not tender, baked potato was over cooked or probably had been sitting out and was reheated. Bread was hard as a rock. Grilled zucchini was good though. Ambiance was nice and could really be a good place to eat and enjoy a meal if they made a few changes. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

D
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening. The food was great although we felt the crab cakes lacked ample crabmeat. The seafood combo was excellent and the side dishes were very good and flavorful. The salad was a full size and very fresh. Our waiter was great and accommodating and the place has lots of charm. We both felt it was plenty for the price and we want to go back and try some of the other dishes that looked really good.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

OT
Tallahassee
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had escargot an bread an chardonnay. Was all so delicious as always. The piano man is always fabulous. We love it there.

OT
Tallahassee
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually go on Friday, but decided to go Thursday this week. We had the escargot, as always, and it was so delicious. We love the bread. We got there for happy hour and house wine, chardonnay, is $3.50, an delicious. We had the chicken Sergio. It was amazing. For dessert I had a bananas foster martini. It was all so delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. It has amazing delicious food, elegant ambiance and the whole staff is nice, and wonderful. An very helpful.

OT
Tallahassee
128 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have the escargot. Its amazing. So us the hoyse Chardonnay. The service is always wonderful. Christi the bartender is fabulous.

CB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. The service and food was outstanding. And the blackberry cobbler is best I have ever had!

PR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The lamb was phenomenal. The filet mignon was a little dry.

OT
Tallahassee
129 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escargot was amazing. Christi bartender was awesome an one of the owners, Chad. They are all nice an awesome. Soo is the fpod an drinks. They have a great happy hour too.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Place was quaint. Didn't have many customers for a Friday night. Food was just average and was only warm when brought to our table. For the price $135, I expected better service and better food. I've had better steaks at the chain restaurants. It was my 1st visit and my last.

KR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner and experience. My go to local date place.

OT
Tallahassee
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the escargot as usual. It is so delicious. The best escargot I've ever had. We got there in time for happy hour, the $3 house chardonnay. Is delicious. Christy the bartender is always awesome..

OT
Tallahassee
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weve been several times an always have the escargot, which is the best I've ever had. An we had the salmon with mashed.sweet potatoes. Which were amazing. Happy hour prices are awesome. An.so is the house chardonnay. This place is awesome. I highly recommend it.

OT
Tallahassee
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had escargot, which I always get here, and I love it. Theres is the best. We made it in time for happy hour, which we had the house chardonnay, which was $3.50 a glass. We also had a salad and chicken, picatta , I think. It was alll so delicious....... for dessert key lime pie. Was all so amazingly delicious. The owners were there, they are so nice an welcoming. The ambiance is perfect. I love this restaurant an highly recommend it.

DR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was medium - not exceptional as we sat with empty wine glasses for quite a while before being asked if we wanted another. The food was good, but again not exceptional. We consider ourselves "foodies" always looking for great places to meet our friends at and we were checking this place out as an option for our next group get-together. We will not, however, suggest this to our group. Considering the price, I don't feel that the service and food lived up to it.

BT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service was excellent however a large party convened & it got loud... fortunately
we were almost thru with dinner, so we got out just in time....

TB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and one of the best rack of lamb I've ever had.

WW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall a great evening. Service with Angelo was great. Prime rib great also. The seafood New Orleans was a little disappointing. The scallops were tough and shrimp so-so. Next time I will do prime rib. Prices are a bargain for all you get!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was not good. Only one waiter who seemed more interested in speaking to the people at the bar than waiting on the tables. There were only 4 tables with patrons. We had to finally ask the girl bussing the tables to let the waiter know we were ready to order. Took forever for him to come back to refill drinks, etc. my daughter asked for more rolls and we never got them

JR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to the Hilltop. It is a place where we love to bring friends and family. You can actually have a conversation around dinner and hear one another. The atmosphere, service and food and always wonderful!

LR
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience . Staff was super friendly and the food was awesome and the atmosphere is beautiful I highly recommend this place. It is a beautiful old looking home with a bar area, And beautiful area for outside wedding ceremony overlooking a Koi pond, a glass sun room dining area also over looking the pond . There are many other large rooms to host a party, wedding reception or a large gathering. This was a gem hiding in Orange Park. They say has been here 30 years. And who knew there was a hill in Jacksonville. LOL

S
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to the Hilltop in a while. We were very pleased with everything from drinks to dessert. The quality of the food was great. We were treated like family, thank you Angelo, and will return soon.

The Hilltop
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review and all your wonderful words. We greatly appreciate this and we are so happy you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Stacey Martorano Manager/Event Coordinator 904-272-5959

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal very much. It had been a couple of years since we had been and it was great to see nothing has changed. The food and the service was great!

BG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We went for Mother's Day brunch, overall was plenty of food and good layout. Only minor complaints, the desserts weren't labeled so it was difficult to determine what each one was; also, prime rib ran out shortly before the last seating, and there was a 20 minute wait before more was available. Better planning would have made for a more enjoyable experience, but its definitely something we'll try again in the future.

DC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 30 plus years of enjoying the Hilltop, it remains a jewel in the crown of Orange Park.

MW
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantasic and plentiful. The grounds are gorgeous. Angelo, our server, was amazing!!

C
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Parking was terrible. Your website did not say it was a buffet. Felt the buffet lacked
uniqueness for the cost. Some in our party thought it all excellent.

TI
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food and service were great. Love this place.

MZ
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sorry, just not a fan. Shrimp was terrible, hard. The omelet station was the b st but that’s a lot of money for an omelet. Need some people checking for refills on dishes.

S
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The building was probably nice in its day but it is run down and not well kept. The food was marginal at best with a semi'tough NY strip. The service was terrible. The food was brought out and set on a stand feet away while we looked at it waiting for our server to serve it to us. My wife had to take my glass and find a waiter to ask for a refill.

MA
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The reviews on Yelp gave this place 4.3 out of 5. We just didn’t see why? My wife ordered Filet Oscar style and the crab meat was burnt and nasty, and the bernaise sauce was like custard. My steak was excellent, but I got collard greens as a side and it looked like canned spinach. This place is absolutely beautiful, but we wouldn’t go back.

CL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service, Great Scenery!! Hubby and I will be back!

SC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my birthday with family and friends, first time there and was impressed. Loved the building, grounds, atmosphere, food and our server, Angelo, was excellent. He gave us history, descriptions of food and was generally informative, polite and not intrusive. Also appreciated the piece of cake he gave me to bring home. We will definitely be back!

D
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very slow service....
Food was great ... have been before and service was better

DH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 2couples eating 4 different meals. Each one of us loved the food. The atmosphere was wonderful. We have found our new favorite restaurant.

The Hilltop
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hello DavidH, Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review and very kind words. We are so happy you found your new favorite restaurant! We look forward to your next visit and getting to know you better! Sincerely, Stacey Martorano Manager/Event Coordinator 904-272-5959

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TM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth visit. All were 5 star. The servings are large and presented nicely. The servers are polite and attentive. It is nice to go to a restaurant where you can carry on a quiet conversation.

The Hilltop
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi TomM, Thank you so much for your visits here as well as the 5 Star Review. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Stacey Martorano Manager/Event Coordinator 904-272-5959

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a
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was great. The price and value are totally matched

The Hilltop
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi ara1234, We are so happy you enjoy each visit with us. Thank you so much for your very kind words and 5 Star Review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Stacey Martorano Manager/Event Coordinator 904-272-5959

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MS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, and they make a good martini, my favorite restaurant in Orange Park for an upscale but casual meal

The Hilltop
Responded on March 19, 2019

Good afternoon MichaelS, Thank you so much for the 5 Star Rating! We sincerely appreciate your feedback! So glad you are happy with your Martini...Kristi is an amazing bartender! We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Stacey Martorano Manager/Event Coordinator 904-272-5959

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a
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have dined at your establishment and I totally Love it!!!

WT
Jacksonville
36 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great. The menu had good options and there were a lot of great specials to choose from.