The St. Francis Inn (Member of the Inns of Elegance) Partners with Select Local Restaurants
Result: Complimentary Dessert for 2 at Some of the City’s Best Culinary Spots!
O.C. White’s / 118 Avenida Menendez /904.824.0808
Enjoy the bayfront breeze while sitting beneath the softly-lit, jasmine-covered arbor or retreat inside this quaint and cozy bayfront spot. The menu features homemade crab cakes, fresh grouper, fresh shrimp, lobster and crab, choice steaks, homemade chowder, chicken, and pasta dishes. Highlights include: Outdoor dining and entertainment, full bar, and Sunday Brunch are among the perks of this place!
Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House / 20 Avenida Menendez / 904.810.1919
Meehan’s menu features a fresh approach to Irish Cuisine as well as local seafood favorites. Fried oysters, oyster stew, shrimp baskets, drunken clams, and “omg” a seafood tower with a combination of only the freshest seafood from Molly Malone’s Cart – oysters, clams, chilled mussels, lump crab meat salad, chilled Irish stout shrimp served with Sriracha Aioli, gazpacho cocktail sauce, and mango-poblano chutney! Fresh mahi-mahi, smoked salmon flatbread, hand-cut Irish chips tossed in garlic, parsley, black pepper, and parmesan; rib eye steak, bangers and mash, steak and stout pie! Reubens and burgers! Desserts? Jameson infused Brioche, custardcereme topped with rich caramel s sauce; mint crème chocolate mousse; Irish crème brulée; key lime pie; and cheesecake! Can’t believe it? See for yourself!
Bistro de Leon / 12 Cathedral Place / 904.810.2100
No stranger to the best, fifth-generation Chef Jean-Stephane is a member of the exclusive Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, a French fraternity of only 100 members led by legend Paul Bocuse (a French chef based in Lyon famous for his upper echelon restaurants and innovative approach to cuisine). On Bistro’s dinner menu you’ll find dishes like roasted camembert served over new potatoes with lardon and walnuts; original Lyon’s gratinated onion soup with croutons and Swiss cheese; and escargot a la bourguignonne.
Ethnic & Eclectic
Casa Maya / 22 Hypolita Street / 904.823.0787
Casa Maya is known for its “Ethic & Eclectic” mix of old and new Latin-inspired recipes that make the best lunch in town while dining inside or outside beneath the shade-trees or on the balcony. Their culinary team of five will wow you with their menu choices like the Yucatan Salad (organic mixed greens, avocado, cherry tomato, fresh mozzarella gourmet cheese, shredded carrots, and organic balsamic dressing; Mayan Soup with vegetable broth, avocado, cheese, tortilla strips, diced onions, tomato, and cilantro; shrimp skewers; Tikia Xic Fish; Aztec Pork; Cordero Rostizado Pan-roasted Lamb Ribs; Ropa Vieja; and Veggie Empanadas!
Gone-With-The -Wind Fabulous
Rhett’s Piano Bar / 68 Hypolita Street / 904.824.6535
Rhett’s is an upscale piano bar with excellent food, drinks, and entertainment. Impressive starts, soups, and salad selection like lobster bisque; summer tomato bisque; goat cheese crouton; tuna stacks; Pan-seared Ahi Tuna Salad; Strawberry Fields salad with organic greens, strawberries, goat cheese, and spiced pecans tossed in a house-made blood orange balsamic vinaigrette. Their entrees? Even better! Pistachio-crusted Lamp Chops; Barolo-braised Beef Short Ribs; Fired-roasted Pork Tenderloin; Island Scallops!
Scarlett O’Hara’s / 70 Hypolita Street (right next door to Rhett’s) / 904.824.6535
A great place to have a drink and a burger, wings, BBQ ribs, sliders, salads, crab cakes, nachos, oysters or anything on their extensive casual fare menu, complete with big-screen TVs on which to watch the game, upstairs Ghost Bar, great nightly entertainment both indoors and out, and a mini dance floor that fills up fast!
Oldest Street In Town – Aviles
Gaufre’s & Goods / 9 Aviles Street / 904.829.5770
Trip-Advisor rank 5 of 295! Darius and Gracie have been welcoming discerning guests to their café for European delicacies for nearly six years. Traditional authentic Greek & Polish dishes.
Top Of The Line
Raintree / 102 San Marco Avenue / 904.824.7211
Enjoy casual dining at Raintree Restaurant & Steakhouse, recognized nationally and internationally for nearly 30 years as one of Florida's top destination restaurants. Good luck deciding which entrée to have, with choices like Beef Wellington; Filet Mignon Béarnaise; Grilled Salmon with Jumbo Shrimp Garni and a Tomato Cilantro Mango Salsa. If you even have room left for dessert, you’ll be delighted with your selection – warm chocolate dome cake, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie sandwiched with Cappuccino Ice Cream, Caramel, and Chocolate; Key Lime Pie; Bourbon Street Bread Pudding, and many more over-the-top temptations! Tip? Take advantage of their complimentary shuttle service TO the restaurant but walk off those calories afterward!