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Looking for good food & excellent service in JACKSONVILLE, FL - near Phillips Hwy?

holly monday Jan 9, 2007 07:20 PM


I'm looking for a local upscale but not too upscale (no chains) restaurant with excellent service as close as possible to the following address:

2500 Phillips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL 32207

I would like to give a gift certificate. Food type might be continental, American or Italian? Maybe a delicious steak house?

If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated.


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    kayakado RE: holly monday Jan 9, 2007 08:45 PM

    The French Pantry has the best food in town, but they are only open for lunch during the week. There are lots of chain retaurants along Phillips Hwy, but nothing I'd recommend as anything special. French Pantry is not upscale in service, only in food quality. Bistro Aix or other restaurants closer to San Marco would be more white table cloth type places.

    The French Pantry
    6301-1 POWERS AVE (1 block off Phillips and University)

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      kayakado RE: holly monday Jan 9, 2007 08:47 PM

      I forgot the Metro Diner but their upscaleness is only for dinners for special days like holidays or valentines and by reservation, otherwise they are only open for breakfast and lunch - which is definitely not upscale.

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        holly monday RE: holly monday Jan 10, 2007 03:56 AM

        Thanks for the suggestions.

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          mwisdom RE: holly monday Jan 11, 2007 04:55 PM

          For a wonderful, upscale lunch try Bistro Aix on San Marco. They offer a variety of marvelous dishes, prepared by a chef who knows his way around a kitchen. Try the Shrimp Tagliatelli -- its my wife's favorite. Also, start out with their awsome Smoked Tomatoe Soup.

          Here is a link to the lunch menu. You can also get directions from this website, it is not far from the end of Phillips HIghway closest to downtown.


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            MishaB RE: holly monday Jan 13, 2007 03:05 PM

            If you're going to San Marco, The Corner Brasserie (on Hendricks, near Bistro Aix) is also delish. If you don't mind going out to the beach area, Dwight's is yummmy.

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              boogey RE: holly monday Jan 15, 2007 02:50 PM

              athens cafe in the Dupont Station at University and St augustine. Very nice greek and italian dishes.

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                motts50 RE: holly monday Oct 3, 2010 08:53 AM


                Restaurant Orsay
                3630 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

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                  jking3702 RE: holly monday Dec 17, 2010 05:23 AM

                  Orsay wins in my book. The French Pantry you can never get in without huge wait. Bistro AIX smoked tom soup -yum

                  French Pantry
                  6301 Powers Ave, Jacksonville, FL

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