Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Brunch restaurants in Jacksonville and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at bb's thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat The Blue Fish Jacksonville, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Brunch.
Tantalizing dishes grace the menu at this popular establishment. Whether you have an enjoyable lunch in mind or a casual business dinner, Biscottis won't let you down. If your stomach is already rumbling before you finish reading the starters, wait until you see the entrees. How do flank steak sandwiches, honey glazed salmon BLTs, large fresh salads and unique gourmet pizzas sound? Make sure you head to Biscottis early, because they don't accept reservations and tables tend to fill quickly. (904-387-2060)
River City Brewing Company
Located on the Southbank Riverwalk, River City offers a majestic view and great food, such as local grouper grilled to perfection with fresh asparagus, as well as steak and chicken options. Come via water taxi from Jacksonville Landing or dock your boat while dining or staying overnight. Outside dining is available when weather permits. (904-398-2299)
The Blue Fish Jacksonville
This elegant but relaxed restaurant and oyster bar offers the fresh catch of the day prepared with your choice of herb crusted, pecan crusted, crispy fried, blackened, grilled, and lemon & caper served with various sauces and sides. Other entrees include Shrimp and Grits, Blackened and Bleu Filet Mignon, and Seared Scallops and Shrimp on Mac and Cheese. A charming patio for outdoor dining and live music Thursday through Saturday evenings makes this a wonderful place to chill out. (904-387-0700)
This cool international number, located in San Marco, pulls in an intelligent, well-informed and well-heeled brand of clientele. They're drawn, no doubt, by the sleek, urban environs (read: concrete floors, stainless steel elements), opportunities for people-spotting and the inventive fare. In fact, the dinner crowds often find themselves faced with some rather tough choices – will it be, for example, sea bass with ratatouille, an oven-grilled pizza or something sharable like their "homey" almond-crusted calamari? (904-306-0100)
Arielle's doubles as a fine dining experience and a popular networking place for young professionals. The wide open plan of the main dining room allows tables to be positioned so that you can see the stage (and easily access the hardwood dance floor from wherever you sit), allowing your party to fully enjoy the night's entertainment, whether it's stand-up comedy, poetry, live jazz or a DJ mixing hot dance numbers. As for the fare, Arielle's kitchen serves up delicious versions of seafood bisque, grilled and broiled fish, lobster tail and even certified Black Angus steaks. (904-721-4271)