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333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 359-5785
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Contemporary dining surprise

Sitting adjacent to Hemming Park and inside the Museum of Contemporary Art is the dining surprise in downtown Jacksonville. The menu is so interesting and varied, I had a difficult time determining my lunch order. Based on the waiter's recommendation, I tried the Shrimp & Grits. It was the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2014
VJHarden
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

nice place, nice food, nice service. Those that eat there are probobly expensing it off an account or our taxes. All suits and ties. Don't get me wrong food is good and so is the service it's just way more expensive than it should be. Lunch is 14-20 per person without tea or a drink. Nice but I'll try the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Sitting adjacent to Hemming Park and inside the Museum of Contemporary Art is the dining surprise in downtown Jacksonville. The menu is so interesting and varied, I had a difficult time determining my lunch order. Based on the waiter's recommendation, I tried the Shrimp & Grits. It was the best Shrimp & Grits, I have ever had. The grits are... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We actually tried the Mother's Day brunch today. The atmosphere was eclectic and the food was fresh and flavorful. Even the kids food was well thoughtful. However, parking was kind of a nightmare and I thought the price point was too high. We also visited MOCA, which is easy when dining here.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Ordered the $16 grouper salad for lunch, I'm thinking it was maybe 2 ounces of fish, maybe 3 fork fulls worth. The bread that came out first was the best part of the meal, nice homemade flavored butter, good atmosphere you can watch the goers by downtown, but I will not be going back. For this price could have gone... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Hmm, what are the positives. Ambience was nice, it was in the museum. Food, was ok, it needed a little seasoning, but good. Service with a smile, didn't get it. Our waiter "j" was a lacking a little. He appeared to be a little preoccupied. But overall it was ok, would I come again; no. But you may enjoy it.

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Cincinnati, OH
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194 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

A little cafe in the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art. Somewhat upscale, eclectic menu with lunch entrees averaging $10 - $12. Portions are ample, almost big enough to share. Good selection of salads, wraps, and other luncheon fare. You wouldn't want to eat there every day but it's convenient if you are visiting the museum.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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85 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

There didn't seem much to choose from in the downtown area. As my wife and I walked to the Museum of Contemporary Art we saw that it had a Cafe. Our experiences with cafes in European Museums have all been positive so we decided to give it a try. The food selection was good and intriguing, but more important, it... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We went in a large group - approximately 20 (and another large party arrived at the same time). The staff was very quick for our order. Food was a bit slow to arrive but what can you expect when they are hit with that many at once. The dinner rolls were tasty---I think it was banana butter! There are a... More 

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denver
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

I had a very good meal with a group of about 20 fellow conference attendees. The service and food were above what one might expect from a museum restaurant. Pleasant, bright, with modern food and well-sourced ingredients.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

When I visit JAX, which is frequently (except in the heat of summer), this is my must-do restaurant downtown. Cafe NOLA (which stands for something) is tucked inside the art museum next to the public library, and is well known and well-attended by the local crowd. Short but great imaginative, artistic menu, with dynamite daily specials. Today I ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: (904) 359-5785
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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