Location & Hours
If you're dining with a group, choose one of Matthew's tasting menus, which offer an array of items for sharing. $99 with wines, $69 without.
- Sleek, upscale, European interior housed in a restored 1920s bank building;
- Open kitchen;
- Outdoor patio seating featuring a fountain and canopies of jasmine;
- New lounge and tapas bar;
- Wine cellar with up to 2,000 bottles;
- Staff sommelier;
- Ceiling-installed Aura Music system playing hand-selected tunes;
- Reservations can be made online.
Medure graduated from the Pennsylvania Institute for Culinary Arts in 1990. The school nominated him for the James Beard Perrier Jouet "Rising Star Chef of the Year" in 1996 and 1997. He came to prominence locally while working at The Grill Room at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, earning the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award. He opened Matthew's in Jacksonville's San Marco district in 1997. Quick success prompted the opening of Restaurant Medure in nearby Ponte Vedra Beach.
Top dishes include the seared blue crab cake with lobster coulis and purple potato caper relish ($14) and the sika venison loin with foie gras, candied sweet potato, black truffle and au jus ($31). A favorite finisher is the warm blueberry pound cake with blueberry compote ($9).
Matthew's boasts one of the area's most extensive wine lists with labels from more than 10 countries and a newly designed wine cellar that holds up to 2,000 bottles.
The Lounge is Matthew's newest addition. Tasty items on the Tapas Bar Bites Menu include sauteed escargot with Himalayan truffles and creamy parmesan emulsion ($10.50), or brillat savarin with spiced walnuts and fresh lavender honey ($6.50). Be sure to try Matthew's Signature Strawberry Martini made with Grand Marnier marinated strawberries and Hangar 1 Mandarin Blossom Infused Vodka ($14).