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Dwight's Bistro

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1527 Penman Rd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-3743
+1 904-241-4496
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fortunate as a solo dîner to find a place on a Saturday night at the chef's table, aka the bar, which seats only six. Great specials and wines by the glass. Service, as always, impeccable. A real treat.

Thank Garry A
Jacksonville, Florida
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We have been living in JAX for 4 years, tried many restaurants - foodies we are! We frequent fine dinning places and pride ourselves as the ones know good restaurants. However, for some reason we never knew Dwight's until recently from a new friend. My other half got a Groupon 6 months ago. But I resist going for the location.... More 

Thank Roberto32225
Jacksonville, Florida
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We have been to D's many times over the years and every time we go we say we need to go there more often. This Independent/privately own spot well off the beaten path will surprise and delight you. You watch Dwight and Team prepare your meal as the kitchen is open to the bar and most of the main rest.... More 

Thank SC568
Jacksonville, Florida
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Went there Tuesday night for the first time and were we pleased. Nice and quaint inside and the food was amazing. We started off with the seared tuna that melted in your mouth. We had the crab cakes and lamb chops for our entrees. The cakes were all crab and the chops were cooked perfectly and tender, I had to... More 

Thank Susan T
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Small and intimate setting. Our server was informative and attentive. The food was delicious. We were able to customize our orders without any fuss. Will go back. It is a bit pricey, so it's not a place I can afford very often.

Thank auntpittypatty2
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Food and service was good but not as exceptional as I read about. Good date night atmosphere but for the price I was a little disappointed

Thank jet_engine_guy
Jacksonville, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very small restaurant in a non-descript strip mall that is a totally different inside, a very European atmosphere with unique décor, superb freshly-prepared food, decent wine list, friendly staff with the owner-chef on board to meet and greet. A great experience in a world of "chain restaurants".

Thank Chuck M
Neptune Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Ok so we bought a Groupon and spent another 100. What a deal. I don't think Italian meals should be that expensive. Hold onto your wallet. Food was good but not worth the expense. Have not been back and probably will not

Thank larrygiusti
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The food is overpriced and their idea of gourmet is a joke. The restaurant is noisy and crowded. Do yourself a favor and stay home!

Thank hart1172016
Ashford, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is an overpriced restaurant in a shabby parking lot that has very little to commend it. Service was slow, food was average, and yet it was packed. Why? I still haven't figured it out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Seafood, International, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1527 Penman Rd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-3743
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-241-4496
Dwight's Mediterranean Style Bistro is Jacksonville's only Chaine des Rotisseurs member restaurant. This little bistro's strip-mall location gives no hint to the eclectic cuisine just inside its doors. The cozy dining room is adorned with charming accents, mosaic wall tiles, fresh flowers and a 100,000 cork collection. Sit at the bar and watch chef-owner Dwight Delude whip up his rustic fare or sit in one of three individually decorated rooms.. The menu changes daily according to Dwight's whims. Golden pan-fried crab cakes transport you beyond the Chesapeake Bay at first bite. Seafood including Sea Bass or New Bedford Sea Scallops are often an option, but the filet mignon with blue-cheese butter and balsamic reduction is a mainstay. Homemade ravioli come filled with Marcona Almonds, Truffled mushrooms or melted sweet onion, and are served as a side dish for the entrees. Plates overflow with fresh-grilled corn and seasonal vegatables, only adding to the generous portions. Discover why this little bistro is one of Jacksonville's best kept secrets

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