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Review of North Beach Bistro

North Beach Bistro
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Penman Rd.
Transit: There is a bus stop and a Beach Trolley Stop in front of the restaurant.
Description: 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
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Three of us went to North Beach for dinner on a weekday night around 6:30 PM. We entered through the bar and there was very loud live music. Great sound for drinks but not for dinner. Luckily the hostess took us into a virtually empty dining room. As soon as we were seated, a charming and knowledgeable waiter came over to greet us.

The menu had a decent wine by glass list. Nothing outstanding, but appropriate for the restaurant. The waiter was very comfortable guiding us through the menu and steering to the best entrees.

I selected the scallops over a bacon corn risotto. Three were three large, well-prepared scallops. The risotto was very flavorful and tasty. Another of our party got the fish and chips. If you like well-battered crispy cod and crispy fries, you will be pleased. The other member of our party ordered the eggplant Parmesan stacks. The eggplant was very well prepared crispy , not bitter with a small amount of marinara sauce and an appropriate amount of cheese. It was a very elegantly prepared and presented entree. Not something you typically see on a bistro menu.

By the time we departed the restaurant was full. It is a moderately priced restaurant with good food and good service.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We attempted to dine here for lunch on Saturday July 22nd. Upon entry, we stood for 2 minutes while waiting to be acknowledged, as no signage suggested to seat yourself. Once we were greeted and told to seat ourselves, it was another 3 minutes before the lone bartender/server came over with menus. (Note; there were only 6 other patrons, so he was not busy.) I ordered a coke, my bf ordered a cocktail and water. The bartender bought him a coke and me the water. The mixed drink took 5 minutes to make. We watched as the bartender looked incredibly lost and bumbling as if it was the first time he had ever made one of their signature cocktails. When he FINALLY brought it over, he said he had a hard time finding the correct ingredients because they kept moving the bottles on him from night to night. We observed as he seemed more interested in 3 men who pre-ordered their food and drinks and overheard him remark that he only had another hour and 24 minutes left on his shift. We also saw a man in a tye-died shirt come out from the back and a man in a polo shirt who went to the host stand, each looking slower and more disinterested than the next. When we decided lunch was a lost cause, we paid our bill, and the bartender remarked to us that he now only had one hour and 10 minutes left on his shift. Total disappointment and a waste of our time.

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Thank NEWMANSBIGFISH
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Dave S, Chef at North Beach Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your recent visit to North Beach Bistro. We strive to provide all of our guests with quick, friendly and attentive service, and it sounds like we really missed the mark during your visit. Please know that we take your concerns very seriously and will be passing your comments along to our staff so that we can work to improve for future guests. Despite this, we hope you will consider giving us another shot in the future.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorites for happy hour food and drinks! $5 happy hour food including crab and artichoke dip, bangin shrimp, prime rib sliders and a couple of other things... but their appetizer menu has a lot of half portions including calamari, crab cakes, ahi tuna tacos, "TO DIE FOR", and mussels! Please Jacksonville try this place!

Thank christi f
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

The food was ok, not outstanding. But the wait staff was very friendly and efficient. Good selection of food and drinks.

Thank Jay N
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

North Beach Bistro has great oysters, calamari and shrimp. Great location right near the beach. Service was excellent.

Thank jasong836
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Dave S, Chef at North Beach Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thanks for the great review, Jason! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to serve you again soon!

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