Divine Dining at Table One

There is no shortage of restaurants in Jacksonville, Florida but a local favorite like this one will make any night special! If we hadn’t been personally invited to this place (by a local) we probably would not have ventured inside!

Welcome to Table One! Don’t judge a book by its cover. This casual cuisine and wine bar may be located in a strip mall, but it’s a great location for a low-key but fun nightlife in Jacksonville. Ponte Vedra residents would agree it’s a locals’ favorite and closely guarded secret. I mean, who would expect contemporary American dining and fine wines in a strip mall? To our surprise the food was absolutely divine. But shhh…don’t tell everyone!

The atmosphere at this Jacksonville restaurant was top notch as well. Table One pulled off the perfect combination of casual meets classy. Families can feel comfortable bringing children. And any spouse would be pleased with this romantic dinner out. We were infected with the  “let’s have a great time” attitude as soon as we walked in, just like everyone else.  It’s lively and super fun.

There’s no bar food here at this Jacksonville restaurant! The menu is tremendous. They’ve got a huge variety of appetizers, salads and flatbreads, sandwiches, gourmet burgers, and even full-sized stunning world-class entrees. There’s also a lovely assortment of wines and signature drinks. Whether you order the artichoke goat cheese salad, the blackened Mahi, the kobe beef sliders, or the chicken and shrimp linguine, every bite is bursting with flavor. You will be blown away.

Although there is much to choose from on this appetizer menu, we usually opt for the classic onion. The fish tacos may sound unassuming, but they are quite literally the best I’ve ever had. Not sure how they do it, but the fusion of sweet and tangy (maybe it’s mango or pineapple?) with fresh guacamole and other toppings.   Another favorite of ours is the affordable, melt-in-your mouth filet mignon. Very reasonable prices for fine dining at this restaurant in Jacksonville FL. So many things to try yet! Like the Tropical Shrimp Flatbread which features Mayport shrimp with chorizo, onions, pineapple, and peppers. It’s finished off with chipotle sauce and scallions. Or the Buffalo Chicken Flatbread.

Again, the atmosphere is private, inviting, and (dare I say) even a little romantic! If you come, you’re going to see couples, large groups of friends, families winding down after a long day at Jacksonville Beaches. Table One is a really fun place to be and of course, the icing on the cake—I should never leave this out—is the live music schedule. Yes, this unassuming restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida even has amazing live music!

Finding great restaurants in Jacksonville, Florida is easy. Make sure to go out of my way to stop at this Ponte Vedra favorite. Table One is located on A1A just a mile or so south of J. Turner Butler Blvd and Jacksonville Beach.  Find out more about Table One on their web site at www.table-1.com.

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