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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Jacksonville / Northeast Florida? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Salt at The Ritz-Carlton restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3191)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Amelia Island
About the restaurant
Salt, a AAA Five Diamond award-winning restaurant features simple ingredients from the earth and the sea, properly seasoned and artfully prepared. With more than 400 available wines and an innovative menu showcasing the bounty of the season, Salt offers a dining experience that is a rare combination of the relaxed and refined. As a tribute to the contemporary coastal setting, more than 40 varieties of salt, harvested from every corner of the world, are available to enhance the flavor and appearance of each exquisite dish.

****STRICT DRESS CODE: ALL gentlemen are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes in the dining room. Hats are not permitted.

****Salt requires a credit card to secure all reservations. All credit card information will be processed securely. No-shows or cancellations less than 2 days in advance will be subject to a charge of $75 per person. Changes to the guest count made less than 2 days in advance will be subject to a charge of $25 per person.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
I ordered the Dover sole, okra and asparagus and it was Delicious !!!!! Excellent service, ambience and music.
A photo of Burlingame restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2392)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Fernandina Beach
About the restaurant

Featuring made-from-scratch, fresh, seasonal dishes and craft cocktails, Burlingame creates an enticing dining experience. We realize that dining out is about more than just the food on the plate and drink in the glass. The total guest experience should be delightful. Here you can laugh with friends, visit with family or have an intimate dinner for two and our wait staff will work to ensure your experience is beyond your expectations. Our staff will be there when you need them but tonight is about your party not about us. If we do our job right you won’t even notice us.
We want your experience to be exceptional, and that’s why the guest experience is our focus.
Tuesday wine discounts: 25% off all bottles.
25% auto-gratuity is added to tables of 8+ guests.
Top review
BrittanyJvip
Dined 2 days ago
My husband said this is the second best steak he’s ever had and worth the price. Halibut was phenomenal and so was the fish dip. Will definitely be returning. Great and attentive employees and our server was top notch!
A photo of Eleven South Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3967)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Jacksonville Beach
About the restaurant
At Eleven South, our food philosophy is simple – a taste for every palate and a palette for every season. Our menu is the centerpiece of the dining experience and features an exclusive variety of seafood, steaks, fresh fish and pasta dishes. Our open flame mesquite wood grill is our distinction and adds delectable flavor to many of our signature dishes from our signature Sea Bass to our steaks and appetizers.
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TerriK
Dined 2 days ago
Johnny was an awesome server. Very attentive and the food was outstanding! One of our favorite restaurants and worth the drive. The.noise level was a lot but it was ok.
A photo of Bar Zin Bistro and Amelia Island Wine Company restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1555)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Fernandina Beach
About the restaurant
A neighborhood American Bistro & Wine Bar. A casual yet upbeat venue.
Top review
Carolynvip
Dined 7 days ago
Bang bang shrimp awesome; French country salad our favorite salad in amelia; crushed tuna a definite repeat so good
A photo of Forgotten Tonic restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2606)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
St. Augustine
About the restaurant
A hidden neighborhood gem featuring modern twists on comfort food, an extensive wine list & craft cocktails. Indoor & outdoor dining. Happy Hour Mon-Fri
Top review
southernfoodievip
Dined 1 day ago
Forgotten Tonic serves up amazing American Style food. Each dish, while simple are crafted with the best ingredients and seasonings. The atmosphere fits perfectly in the funky hip vibe of historic St. Augustine. The best part of this dining experience were the amazing cocktails. Having a cocktail here will make this one of the most memorable dining experiences you have ever had. The service here is great, the waitresses were knowledgeable, attentive and and timely in their service.
A photo of Town Hall restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1154)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Jacksonville
About the restaurant
Led by two-time James Beard nominee Chef Tom Gray, Town Hall is a community gathering spot for sharing good food and drink in good company in the heart of Historic San Marco. Our contemporary American menu draws inspiration from the seasons and we fill our menu with ingredients from local farms and artisan purveyors. Start with our Cured & Aged meat and cheese tower or Duck Fat Cornbread with spicy slaw. Signature entrees include Housemade Pasta & Sugo, Seared Scallops and Filet Mignon. From our Brunch menu, enjoy classics like Smoked Salmon Toast with Truffled Egg Salad, Crab Cake Benedict, or French Toast to pair with a mimosa or bellini.

Full craft cocktail bar offered with wines from around the world and Jacksonville’s finest local craft beers served in our comfy lounge, bar or intimate full-service dining room. Happy Hour offered daily, private dining and group bookings available. Join us for our weekly themed wine tastings on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm - 7:00pm.
Top review
NCAbuildervip
Dined 3 days ago
I’m always impressed with the creativity of the Town Hall team. Great service and our cocktails (love that they have Flor de Cana rum) and entrees were smashing.
A photo of Old City House restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2017)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
St. Augustine
About the restaurant
features creative cuisine, spiced with variety, in a casually elegant dining atmosphere. Located in a beautifully restored 19th century building, the Old City House offers it’s guests the chance to experience a personal selection of world cuisine in a Mediterranean atmosphere. Only the finest ingredients are used and all entrees are prepared to order featuring fresh seafood, pasta, beef, lamb, and pork. The intimate and charming dining room is conducive to a relaxed, comfortable meal which is served by a knowledgeable and professional wait staff.
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lisabells
Dined 7 days ago
Lovely ambiance with yummy food. Enjoyed our meal immensely!
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4.7
4.7 (5921)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
St. Augustine
About the restaurant
Enjoy casual dining at it finest, the Raintree Restaurant & Steakhouse, recognized Nationally and Internationally for over 43 years as one of Florida's top destination Restaurants. The Raintree is renowned for its consistent, award-winning menu, consisting of Prime Steaks, Lamb, Poultry, Veal, fresh Seafood and more. The Raintree has a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Wine List and a premium bar, served in the warm, intimate atmosphere of a restored 1879 Victorian home. The home is surround by a brick courtyard with Gazebo's for outdoor dining. Even if you choose to dine elsewhere, join us afterward in The Dessert Bar, choose from our Famous Crepes, Ice cream Drinks, Dessert Martinis, Cappucinno & Espresso or indulge in a fine after dinner Liquor or Cognac.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We came for the first time and made sure it would not be our last! Everything met our expectations, if not exceeding them. This is a destination place in a great touristy town. 5 stars for sure!
A photo of Hangar One Bistro Airport Eatery & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (579)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
St. Augustine
About the restaurant
Watch the airplanes take off & land
An aviation dining experience
Two spacious climate controlled indoor patios with views at the main runways, airport taxiways, jet and aircraft parking areas and the Mantazas Water Inlet West of Vilano Beach will make your visit an unforgettable dining experience.
Top review
DeniseNvip
Dined 5 days ago
Came for dinner with some friends from Ormond Beach, sat on the closed in patio overlooking the airport runway and had a delightful meal from start to finish - the Batard bread appetizer is delicious and the scallops are yummy
A photo of Argyle restaurant
4.6
4.6 (240)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Ponte Vedra Beach
About the restaurant
Now accepting reservations for Lunch AND Dinner! Please call us for parties larger than 6 people.

Argyle brings the coastal chic vibe to Ponte Vedra Beach, serving Contemporary American fare with a focus on local FL ingredients. The menu will be an extension of Chef Blackford's personality and passion for cooking. He loves tradition and comfort food, and strives to enhance it's greatness. Look out for his Red Lentil Falafel, Pastrami Sandwich, Wedge Meets Cobb Salad, Fish Tacos, & Smoked Chicken Enchiladas. You will recognize many of his lunch items by name, and experience greatness at first bite. Chef makes many of our breads in-house, as well as tortillas, salad dressings, pickles, and pastas. Ingredients are carefully sourced to bring out the best in each dish. Guests can enjoy our meticulously curated wine/cocktail list to enhance the dining experience while the visual opulence and décor creates a swanky vibe to transport you to a good time.
Top review
RICHARDS
Dined 4 days ago
Food was delicious. Service was outstanding and Isaac was especially great. Noise level was excellent, however the restaurant was not completely full. My only criticism is that when a couple is sharing an entree it could be shared in the kitchen prior to it being served. It’s a little awkward trying to divide a plate with other diners at the table. If necessary, a small upcharge could be stated on the menu
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