About bb's restaurant and bar

1019 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Consistently voted one of the best restaurants in Northeast Florida, bb's restaurant and bar never ceases to please and surprise the palate of discerning diners, locals, and visitors alike. We are conveniently located in Jacksonville's South Bank Area, mere minutes from Historic San Marco and the downtown business district. Our award-winning wine list, creative daily specials and house-made desserts will have you return for more. Whether you are seeking a groovy place to unwind after work, or one world cuisine with an eclectic flare before enjoying an evening at the symphony, bb's restaurant and bar is definitely the place to be.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - midnight

Saturday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
near Prudential Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 306-0100

Website:
http://www.bbsrestaurant.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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bb's restaurant and bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
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service5
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Briana - did an excellent job. Give tha ...

vip
Dined 6 days ago

Briana - did an excellent job. Give that lady a raise!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Very good food and service.

Dined on April 23, 2016

We had reservations however we had to wait for our table. When they sat us, to our surprise, they immediately brought us a complimentary appetizer and apologized for the wait. Everything from the food to the service was great. We truly enjoyed it.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

BB's regular.

Dined on April 23, 2016

We frequent this restaurant which tells you we like it. The noise level can be problematic in the evening when the restaurant is full. If the bar is busy, which it usually is, don't bother ordering anything expresso because it won't come in a timely fashion. The menu is imaginative and good; it is possibly to dine on a budget with the salad and sandwich side of the menu.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5

Absolutely awesome!

Dined on April 21, 2016

Absolutely awesome!

food3
ambience4
service4

An interesting menu with such potential, ...

vip
Dined on April 20, 2016

An interesting menu with such potential, but falls just a little short in execution. Having said that, I have been a number of times and will keep going back. It's good, but could be great. Don't see this review as bad, go here and try the food. It is better than most and the atmosphere and service give the place a great buzz.

food5
ambience4
service2
value5

Out of Town Visitor

Dined on April 17, 2016

I took my boyfriend to bb's for his birthday because I read the great reviews. We had a reservation so we were seated immediately, though our table was placed awkwardly close to another couple's (it was eventually moved over). The service was okay. The restaurant was busy, but not busy enough to warrant how slow the service became over the night. We were there for 2 hours and had no intention of staying more than an hour or so. The restaurant itself was very nice and the seating was comfortable. Since the place was quite busy there was a lot of noise and I did find myself having to speak loudly at times, but this doesn't really bother me. The food was flawless. I had the crispy crabcake sandwich with a caesar salad and my boyfriend had the bistro steak sandwich. He liked it so much that he didn't want to finish it! We also had the bread pudding which was delicious. We would love to go back, but since we live out of town it will be a while before our next visit. But there will definitely be one!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food1
ambience2
service1
value2

Love BB's

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

We have been going to BB's for a long time. What we especially adore is the great casual food! But most importantly, the staff!!! I have never had a bad server in all the years we have been going. They are amazing. The making the joy of going out to dinner worthwhile. One thing... make some new additions to the menu. even though there are specials, they are always the same. For those who call BB's their "go to" place. More variety will make us frequent more than once a month.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

We had the BEST server at our table! He ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

We had the BEST server at our table! He was so attentive, helpful, and personable. He even took the initiative to make our third appetizer GF when we ordered two others GF because of a gluten intolerant guest in our party. He wanted to make sure she could enjoy all three options. Very thoughtful! As always, food experience was extraordinary. All four entrees were great. Duck, chicken, snapper and desserts too!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Favorite lunch place

Dined on April 15, 2016

Love the food. Love the desserts! Always get great, professional service.

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful neighborhood gem!

Dined on April 14, 2016

My sisters and I needed to grab dinner before going to the Florida Theater for a comedy show. I had never been to bb's, which shocked my sisters. I had a lemon drop martini, which hit the spot. We had the bruchetta, which we all agreed was the best we've ever had. I ended the night with a piece of coconut cake, which also was amazing! The service was great, the drinks were on point, the atmosphere was perfect for a pre-event dinner. I don't know why it took me so long to go to bb's, and I will definitely go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience2
service4

Steak sandwich is the go to lunch meal! ...

Dined on April 11, 2016

Steak sandwich is the go to lunch meal! Fresh fish is always good.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Delicious Cuisine & Friendly Staff

Dined on April 10, 2016

The food at the establishment is as good as any in Jacksonville. The scallops were phenomenal. The only other place I'll eat scallops is at 11 South. The desert selection is outstanding. Also, the bartender, Josh, is great. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

Really good - fell short of great

Dined on April 9, 2016

My wife and I went before a concert at the Florida Theater. Great location for that. The appetizer was the Fried Green Tomatoes. Outstanding. They were so good. We both had the scallops with risotto. The risotto was very good but the scallops were so salty, I'd have sent them back if we'd had the time to wait. Service was very good but it is pretty loud. Don't go expecting a quiet romantic intimate dinner. We had our dessert to go. Chocolate cheesecake and grand marnier cake. Both were great and big cuts.

Tags: hot spot
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Not your every day food

Dined on April 9, 2016

I have been to b b's many times. The daily specials are always fantastic and different from any chain restaurant. They have GF foods, superb salads, starters and food combos that you wouldn't find anywhere else. You can't go wrong with b b's!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

No complaints here all the food was fantastic

Dined on April 9, 2016

I had the scallops with rosotto and the were cooked to perfection and my date had the steak. Everything was wonderful. My only complaint is that it is pretty expensive when you are getting drinks that are over $11 a piece each

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always Spot On

Dined on March 31, 2016

Always great food, atmosphere and service. Super wine selections. Excellent service, ask for Andrea, exceptional server, you will not be disappointed!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Great calamari apprtizer. Loved the brea ...

Dined on March 28, 2016

Great calamari apprtizer. Loved the bread pudding. Service was good and very attentive without rushing us or hovering.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Service and Food

Dined on March 23, 2016

Our waitress was very attentive, and the food was great.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience2
service4
value3

Nice restaurant..food was very good.

Dined on March 22, 2016

Food was very good. Desserts excellent. Small Soave so it tends to be noisy in there.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Just awesome!!!

Dined on March 19, 2016

I wanted to take my wife someplace special that we'd both never been and my aunt suggested BB's. There was nothing to be disappointed in. The food was awesome. The flavor was magnificant. It was my first time having duck and I've got to tell you I was amazed. Just outright awesome!!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome time and meal

Dined on March 17, 2016

Awesome time and meal

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Extraordinary food and great service!

Dined on March 16, 2016

I was beginning to feel sad about the food I was finding in Jacksonville. Then someone suggested we try bb's! What good luck we had, that we were able to reserve a table for the same evening. The chef here has such skill at perfectly preparing and combining flavors and textures. I had scallops that may have been the best scallops I have ever eaten! Perfectly thin and crispy pieces of prosciutto were a perfect counterpoint to the tender and delectable scallops. Risotto in sauce so good I wanted to lick the plate. Save room for the croissant bread pudding! Extraordinary. Wonderful service, too. Thank you, all.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

Service was a bit slow and too noisy

Dined on March 15, 2016

Service was a bit slow and too noisy

food2
ambience4
service2

Server was not very attentive. Rarely ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

Server was not very attentive. Rarely checked in us and drink glasses sat empty. Ordered fish and chips that was very disappointing.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Come here for excellent, creative food.

Dined on March 11, 2016

It's obvious a master chef is fully in charge and all food is from scratch. Sauces are very special. Our waiter was top professional, been there for years, extremely helpful. Seafood over pasta was jump out of shoes good as was short ribs, polenta sticks, almond crusted calamari!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Place

Dined on March 6, 2016

Visited BB's this week with my wife to celebrate my birthday. We have been here several times and have always found it to be great. The service is wonderful. The food is outstanding and very well prepared and tasty. They have a nice wine list and a good bar. It is a favorite place for us and we will certainly return. We recommend BBs to anyone desiring a warm, friendly place to dine with an excellent menu.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food3
ambience3
service5
value3

some room for improvement

Dined on March 5, 2016

Frequently encountered problem: order is plated in stages with the grilled item being added at the end - plate arrives hot on the top, cool at the lower levels, often a starch. When I complained I was quickly provided a replacement. Grits on the bottom still were only warm, not hot, and undercooked. But, overall , we were quickly seated, service was very efficient, and the menu offered interesting options. Would go back, but I wish chefs would solve this problem.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

3/4/16

Dined on March 5, 2016

Table was waiting, prompt service, steak tartar no toast points? actually no bread at all, which was paleo fine, Tile fish (very good) and short ribs for entrees (outstanding)

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great for business dinner

Dined on March 4, 2016

Menu was small but the quality was great. Steak was awesome. Highly recommend for a business dinner.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

love BB's, never disappoints

Dined on March 3, 2016

come here at least once a month, good food, good service and a lovely spot to go to with friends.

Tags: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

great Bistro

Dined on March 3, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants ... go here at least once a month and as we live in St Augustine..home to many great restaurants that is saying something The Bread Pudding is to die for...a must

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

BB's was a great lunch experience!

Dined on March 2, 2016

Originally made reservations via Open Table. Called the restaurant on a couple of different occasions after that to add more diners to our table. Person who answered the phone was always pleasant and accommodating. Upon arriving the table was ready and set up for us so we were in and out without feeling rushed. As opposed to arriving and the staff still needing to adjust the table(s) for a sizeable group. Our waiter was professional yet friendly, attentive yet not overdoing it. The meals and check were well-timed. There was an array of food to include gluten free options which was perfect for one of the attendees. Our lunch went without a hitch.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Always great! Service was wonderful. Foo ...

Dined on February 25, 2016

Always great! Service was wonderful. Food was fantastic. Can Bennett go

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

I might move to Jax to eat at BB's more!

vip
Dined on February 25, 2016

The food is so unique but not pretentious. The waiter (oops cant recall his name-tall, thin, beard & has been there 13 yrs) was excellent. I told him I wanted calamari for lunch and he suggested put it on a salad. Not on the menu but it should be!! Probably the best food I had eaten in several months. I wanted to lick the bowl. It was a little noisy and the place was mobbed, nothing a second glass of wine wouldn't fix. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

I have eaten at BB's several times & has ...

Dined on February 25, 2016

I have eaten at BB's several times & has always enjoyed the experience.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Delicious as always!

vip
Dined on February 20, 2016

Food is always consistent. Lovely mix of options.

Tags: great for brunch, great for lunch
food5
ambience2
service5
value4

Loved everything except the noise!

vip
Dined on February 19, 2016

The title says it all. Food was delightful. Our waiter was outstanding. It was lunch and I had to lean in to hear my table mates over the din. I'll admit I'm sensitive and strongly dislike loud places- but this place could make some changes to the ceiling and remove some of the sheets of wood that reflects everything and help the din. Loved everything about the food. I won't go back to the din.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food1
ambience2
service4
value1

Do not recommend

Dined on February 14, 2016

Lobster was cold, could not eat the claw no tools, best part was the dessert we took home. It was 225.00 for what I could make at home for 60.00. Never going back.

food5
ambience5
service5

Take a tour of the dessert case with you ...

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Take a tour of the dessert case with your server and splurge. Everything we've ever tried has been wonderful.

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Valentine weekend

Dined on February 14, 2016

Had a lovely dinner here on Saturday evening . This is one of our favorite spots to fine . The cocktail and drink list is superb and the entrees are delicious . My favorite part had to be the cake though ! Which is crazy because I'm not a cake person but I love their classic chocolate cake . It is amazing !

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list

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