Best Jacksonville, FL Restaurants

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    9. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep is a local foodie "go to" that stands out just like it's name. Housed in an impressive building that jumps out at you from it's more homey surroundings, Black Sheep has a big city presence that feels like...

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    8. Taverna

    Praised for it's fresh ingredients and seasonal menu this locally owned business has quickly risen in popularity. Inspired by the tastes of Italy and Spain, Taverna welcomes guests to dine in an ambiance of rustic...

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    7. Ovinte

    Ovinte is a small plates restaurant with sophisticated style. Designed with casual comfort in mind, Ovinte invites you to grab a drink, share some plates, and stay for a while. The menu has an elegant European...

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    5. Restaurant Orsay

    Orsay is one of the premier fine dining establishments in Jacksonville. This rustic French bistro is passionate about locally sourced ingredients prepared in a technique driven kitchen. Offering classic dishes with a...

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    4. Matthew's

    After receiving many awards serving as chef in restaurants around the world, and building an internationally reknown cooking school, Matthew Medure set his eyes on Jacksonville to further establish his culinary...

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    1. Salt

    Elevating the simplest ingredients into culinary masterpieces, this AAA 5 Diamond rated culinary star consistently impresses both locals and guests alike. Named for the most important ingredient in any chefs pantry,...

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About Jacksonville, FL Restaurants

The Jacksonville culinary scene is in full bloom. Home grown and nationally famous Chefs are putting down roots in J-town to build their own foodie empires. Local Chefs that have made a major influence on Jacksonville’s tastebuds include Jonathan Insetta who after traveling the world choose his hometown to build local favorites Orsay and Black Sheep. Community is of chief importance to these Chefs as they invest as much into the neighborhoods they build their brick and mortars in as they do the staff that make those restaurants successful. Executive Chefs like Tom Gray are going from celebrated staff members to thriving business owners themselves with new landmarks like Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails making a dramatic entrance. The flavor profile of these fine establishments ranges from refined and elegant to casually gourmet with the chief purpose of expanding the taste buds of all who enter. Chef’s tables and adventure menus are making a grand show, as well as open kitchens and small plate themed destinations. These concepts encourage the exploration of great taste and coming together which are clearly a perfect recipe for success in the Jacksonville dining culture.



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