About North Beach Bistro
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
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
Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-4pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
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North Beach Bistro features live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30pm - 10:30pm
North Beach Bistro offers a private dining room / art gallery for onsite catering. The room comfortably holds 80 people for sit down dinners and 100 for reception style events.
We also are available for offsite catering functions.
There is an ample amount of parking in front of the restaurant.
There is a bus stop and a Beach Trolley Stop in front of the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Our private dining room accommodates up to 100 people. Located next to our dining room, our private room doubles as an art gallery. Enjoy your event while being surrounded by fabulous art work from local artists.
North Beach Bistro Ratings and Reviews
This was a nice quiet place to have dinn ...
This was a nice quiet place to have dinner. Went to celebrate a birthday and had a couple glasses of wine a delicious dinner. It was nice atmosphere and made it easy to have a nice conversation with the people at our table.
Our waiter, Kent, was FANTASTIC! First t ...
Our waiter, Kent, was FANTASTIC! First time guests of the restaurant, he helped us and our young children select our entrees, and his suggestions were spot on. My six year old son, a self proclaimed macaroni and cheese aficionado claims their Mac n Cheese with Chicken is the BEST he has ever had! We also had the scallops, the steak, the gnocchi, shrimp and grits, cheese board.... a little bit of everything! And the cheesecake should NOT be missed! Thanks North Beach Bistro for a delicious meal! We look forward to visiting again, the sooner the better. (:
Food has generally been good in the past ...
Food has generally been good in the past. The appetizer, mussels, were bland and the mussels were not fresh. Average at best. Main course was scallops and risotto. The scallops were fresh and well grilled. The risotto was awful with way too much garlic and potentially rosemary. Each bite was uneven with almost a metallic flavor. The sauce from the risotto ruined well grilled scallops. No real checkpoints by the waitress during the meal. In addition, both appetizers and main course were slowly produced leading me to believe they have kitchen/chef issues. It was a slow night. Won't go again since there are too many good restaurants in the area.
We went for New Year's Eve for dinner an ...
We went for New Year's Eve for dinner and understood there was a set menu. It took quite a while to get our food and drinks. From the appetizer to the dessert, there was nothing remarkable about any of the offerings. If you are going to have a set menu for the holiday, the food should be fantastic. In this case, the food was not good at all, and with no other options, we left hungry and unsatisfied. When we were done eating, we were enjoying each other's company and were spending time talking to our friends. Unfortunately, we were asked to leave because they needed the table, which is understandable. However, there is a nice way to tell people their table is needed, this restaurant did it very poorly. As much as we liked the first experience at this hotel, the second visit may be our last. There are plenty of choices to eat and when the food is weak and we are treated rudely, we aren't sure we will come back.
Second time I had been there! Loved the ...
Second time I had been there! Loved the special I had.. Mahi, Brussel sprouts with an amazing sauce on it...everything was delivered promptly... my husband had seafood paella which he felt was average...we would go again!
We ate there Christmas eve. We were seat ...
We ate there Christmas eve. We were seated immediately. Waiter was great. Attentive but not intrusive. Great food. CookeD as ordered. Most efficient staff I have ever encountered. Most highly recommend. We will be back.
we did not eat at this restaurant becaus ...
we did not eat at this restaurant because when we showed up for lunch at 11:30, there was no one in the restaurant. the doors were open but no customers or employees to seat us. We ended up at the restaurant next door.
Nice restaurant with a lively bar (Trivi ...
Nice restaurant with a lively bar (Trivia Night). Paella was not authentic but an original fusion with unique flavor. Tasted like the saffron was substituted with beef broth or maybe fish stock. Tenderloin was a complete failure. Cheapest, thin cut of beef had no flavor and tasted boiled. Obviously didn't use a hot enough grill to sear the meat first so it boiled on the griddle in its own juices and dried out. No grill marks proves this, as does the lack of any carmelized skin. Mentioned to the waitress and only got "Oh I'm Sorry". Stick with cocktails at the bar. You can get much better food at better prices.
My husband and I were celebrating the 27 ...
My husband and I were celebrating the 27th anniversary of the night we got engaged, and chose the Bistro after reviewing the menu. I asked for a quiet table so we could have a conversation and also so we could sit side by side. When we arrived, the hostess said our table was ready and it was a private booth away from the rest of the tables in the room. We were able to sit side by side -- so we want to give the Bistro kudos for actually paying attention to our requests! We shared the crab cakes as an appetizer, and had the short ribs with mushroom risotto for dinner. The crab cakes were excellent (and we used to live in Maryland, home of the crab cake!!) and the short ribs were tender and delicious. We had a nice chianti that was inexpensively priced with dinner. My husband had the bread pudding and I had the ice cream since he didn't want it. Our waiter, Charlie, was excellent and did a great job of helping us choose between entrees and also not order too much food. All in all, a great evening, made even better by the thoughtful attention to our requests and great service.
We have now eaten at North Beach Bistro ...
We have now eaten at North Beach Bistro two Thanksgivings in a row and we look forward to eating there again next year. We look forward to their Thanksgiving buffet all year long and are sad when it's over and we have to wait another year for it. The food is excellent, the selection expansive and the service attentive and we would highly recommend North Beach Bistro to anyone looking for a classy place to dine and entertain friends or family.
We came here last year at Thanksgiving a ...
We came here last year at Thanksgiving and it was definitely our top choice again this year.
I've said before, if you need a special place to have a great Thanksgiving buffet, this is a can't miss destination.
The service is good and everyone is willing to help you have a great dinner.
Everything and I mean everything they put out is very good.
Always sending out warm turkey, stuffing, gravy and the ham is also great.
Carving station is an added bonus for tender and juicy prime rib.
Dessert table has many choices. I didn't count them all, but I would guess ten choices and everyone in our party of 7 thought they were all great.
Last but not least, the Shrimp are fantastic and a great bonus for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Try it next year.
You won't be disappointed.
This place had several good reviews, tha ...
This place had several good reviews, that's why we picked it, but were very disappointed. That food was not so good. We had ordered the Mayport shrimp soup to start, and it was something but not sure what. A red broth with 3 tiny shrimp in it. Then the entrée, nothing to write home about it. Even the ketchup for our son's fries had a hot maybe tobacco added to it. I think the chef was trying to be a bit too creative. Didn't work. Won't be back. :(
Have always enjoyed the food at NBB with ...
Have always enjoyed the food at NBB with good choices ranging from comfort to creative, some really good sauces, and very good desserts. Maybe it is me, but people seem to be getting noisier in restaurants, not to single out NBB, as it is universal. Our server Stephanie was charming, very efficient, and accommodating to reasonable requests from our group. She is definitely an asset to this restaurant. I appreciated my reservation being honored upon arrival, another plus. Will we in our group return? Absolutely!
Food. BAD. People and staff. Cool. I ...
Food. BAD. People and staff. Cool. I ordered the French Onion Soup ($7). It was tasteless. Seriously I think a can of Campbells would have been better. I ate here once before about a year ago and it was really good. So 1. Either they have a new chef who is over his/her head. Or 2. Just a bad kitchen night. The owner and staff are all awesome. I hope it was just a bad kitchen night. The place was packed so WTF.
Food was very good but pricey. Also, yo ...
Food was very good but pricey. Also, you can't order drinks at happy hour price and then use your Groupon to pay toward your meal. We should have been given this information when we ordered our drinks. This seems ridiculous when the cost of the meal was twice the value of the Groupon.
I must admit I was enticed by the Open T ...
I must admit I was enticed by the Open Table 1000 points and the multiple reviews that seemed to suggest that it was pretty good. It was OK but really I wouldn't go back. I ordered the happy hour wine (Sauvignon blanc) but it was pretty bad. I ordered a glass of a non-happy hour wine that was much better. when the bill arrived it was only $1.00 difference! ($6 vs $7). My husband had the burger that was highly recommended by the server as fresh beef, bakery rolls, fresh cuts fries and even homemade mayo. Well it was really just OK, nothing special. We also had the hot crab & artichoke dip that was not very good. Little or no crab I could taste or see and super salty. The people there were nice but I would try another place next time in the area.
Our usual place to meet with friends bec ...
Our usual place to meet with friends because it is upscale, quiet, & innovative.
This time they had a lobster, filet special for $19.99 and 3 of us ordered that. Would have been a bargain but the lobster tail was very small and the filet was not top quality. On the other hand what do you expect for that price. I had the ahi tuna tacos which are on the appetizer menu. They were great and sufficient for a main course.
Kaitlynn was our server and very good. Replaced a spilled martini at no additional cost.
Cordial greeting by Katie, Special event ...
Cordial greeting by Katie, Special event..wine tasting/dinner...LaVonda (waitress) took special care of us. Other waiters & waitresses checked up from time to time. Food was excellent as was the choice of wines. Katie escorted 3 of her friends(regulars) to our table(7 chairs). Our table had more laughter than any other. Katie has ESP, apparently. This was the end of Anniversary Week & an excellent end it was!! Thanks, Katie & NBB, for a memorable & super enjoyable evening. I believe we were also the last to leave! Hope we get invited back for their next Wine/Dinner! Poison Ivey & Lorna Doone
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