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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Took my fiancé and her family to this amazing restaurant for her birthday celebration. Chef Chad and his staff fails to disappoint as they are amazing by every measure and a special shout out to Jackie, event planner and pastry chef personified, as she created...a carrot cake, vegan style I might add, for Debbie’s dessert and family celebration. Everybody at the table except Debbie, who is a vegan, raved about this carrot cake as I asked my brother visiting who loves carrot cake what his thoughts were and he said and I quote it was the best carrot cake he’s ever eaten, Debbie also took this carrot cake to work as there were plenty of leftovers as Jackie had made an amazing size cake for us and shared it with her school teacher friends and they were mesmerized and amazed at the flavor and taste of this amazing dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant for any dining occasion but if you’re looking for a great birthday celebration for a vegan family member. , Or any family member for that matter, chef C had and his staff can just dazzle you with your magical culinary delights. This is a must stop for anybody visiting Jacksonville or looking for an amazing culinary experience provided by an incredible staff. The picture is the creation chef Chad and Jackie put together for Debbie’s birthday meal. Once again, there are not enough words to express my gratitude and thanks for this amazing establishment and the staff that governs it’s experiencesMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Hilltop Orange Park, Owner at The Hilltop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review, Michael! I do wish Debbie would have enjoyed the cake as much as everyone else, but very happy you were all pleased with her birthday celebration! We appreciate you and your loyal business! Hope you enjoyed your own birthday...More

Reviewed February 25, 2022 via mobile

The Hilltop Restaurant! Went on Thursday night! Such a beautiful place, was seated in the room full of windows overlooking the pool. The food was amazing! I always feel like I step back in time when I go here! Enjoy!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Hilltop Orange Park, Owner at The Hilltop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

Thank you for the review! We love the ambiance also!

Reviewed October 9, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I have been here for at least 5 occasions. The food has always been excellent. And the restaurant is such a little gem off of the busy streets of Orange Park.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Hilltop Orange Park, Owner at The Hilltop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

Thank you for the review! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed December 13, 2020

Has a nice old feeling, food was ok. None of its employees wore facemasks nor were cautious about social distance. It is an easily virus spreader, be careful

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

My husband & I had our Valentine’s Day dinner here last night & it was excellent! Beautiful, antique place with such a great atmosphere & delicious food. We especially enjoyed the piano music. Looking forward to coming back!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

Overall terrible experience.Waiter unattentive. No bread, no refills and our food was cold. The tragedy was instant parties. You think for a 60 meal per person you would at least get actual mashed potatoes. Nope. The desert wasn't any better. Boxed. Nothing freshly made. Valentine's...dinner was terrible.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020

We had dinner Saturday at 6pm. The place is fabulous and southern elegant. The atmosphere is plantation southern, very rich and warm antique charm. Our server Antonio is first class. He is very dignified yet friendly and knowledgable. We had the prime rib dinner which...was outstanding. The 14oz. was prepared excellent and was server with a salad and 2 sides of which i close the backed potato and grilled zucchini. $27.95 is such a bargain that I will become a regular at this fine place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

Nestled in a tree-lined area, the Victorian-style mansion caters to special-occasion events and dinners for large and small groups as well as individuals on a reservation basis, especially on a Christmas eve. Such a high-end dining place, one would expect napkins already on the table,...fancier silverware to match the dining plates, an empty cup on a saucer for coffee after dinner. Unfortunately, not in our case. I don't know if we were just singled out or if it were just a busy evening, but it should not be an excuse especially if it accepted our reservation. The table should have been ready. But no, we have to ask for napkins; then there is this empty saucer which we don't know what it was for. When I asked for coffee after dinner, it was already served with a creamer on it instead of me putting it and in the coffee was a plastic stirrer. There should have been a little teaspoon already on the table for it. Maybe this just something minor that was forgotten or missed, but the 'maitre d' or head waiter should have given each table a thumbs up before declaring it as ready. The menu choices, however, were excellent beginning with the appetizers, the main course, and the desserts at the end. I could have given this a 5 star, if not for the attention to details in the table arrangement that fell rather short. But I will go back there again the next time around.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

With so many dining choices around it’s hard to know where to start but this place was amazing!! I would like to extend a huge thank you to Angelo our server who was simply fantastic! Great recommendations and the broccoli and cheddar soup, scallops &...rack of ribs were simply delicious!! Thank you Angelo also for your wine recommendations - spot on! This place is a must visit, you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

We tried the "Hilltop Restaurant" last night & were NOT disappointed.Celebrating a birthday should always be special,& the folks at this restaurant know how to make it happen.From the moment we arrived,we felt relaxed & welcomed.Our server,Angelo,greeted us warmly & let us choose our seats....Food & drinks arrived quickly & delicious. There are classic items on the menu,fitting for a nice establishment.Dinner is a classy,relaxed event,with great attention to detail. Everything was brought out at just the right time.And it was "perfection." Our 'Petite Cut' Prime Rib servings were a generous size & cooked just right. In fact,I would have to say that both of our meals were perfect in every way.Every single detail of our time at "Hilltop Restaurant" was a wonderful event! If you wish to have a delicious meal,in a beautiful setting,& feel both relaxed a well taken care of,this is the place! We will be back. Five stars,all the way!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

This restaurant is in a lovely setting. I believe it's booked mostly for weddings, etc. but we had a family birthday dinner here for my fiance. It was very quiet in the restaurant which sometimes can be unnerving, but it was still very nice. Everyone...in our party of 10 loved their food. The majority of us had steak, which to this day, most are still raving about. The quality of the meat and taste was superb without the overkill of too many spices or rubs (like Outback) . My sister and hubby had salmon and a chicken dish, which they loved. Usually someone in our group has an issue with their food (there's always one in every group!) but not that night. Dinner prices were very reasonable in fact, on the lower end of fine dining pricing. We brought in our own birthday cake, which they happily served for us. We had 2 servers all night and both were excellent. Cocktails were good, and I don't remember them being outrageously priced. We will be visiting again in a few weeks for another birthday dinner.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Hilltop R, Front Office Manager at The Hilltop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Good afternoon jemlovestoeat, I want to thank you for the very lovely words you had to say. We sincerely appreciate all your feedback and your visit. I'm so glad you and your guests had such a wonderful experience here. Happy Birthday to your Fiance! We...More

Reviewed July 25, 2019

Thank you to the Hilltop Restaurant for hosting my Vow Renewal/Reception on July 13, 2019. This is my 3rd event with this venue and I have not been disappointed yet. The service we received from Day 1 of selecting our room to staying within our...budget for our plated meal with Stacey was like sitting down with a family member or long time friend. Stacey Martorano spirit is just so sweet can't help but love her! Everyone was so accommodating to us and it just made everything so easy and our event just Perfect!! I recommend this hidden jewel of a venue in the Orange Park, FL area for your next event. Thank you, Walker & Co Est 2018More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Hilltop R, Assistant General Manager at The Hilltop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Good afternoon Walker071118, I want to personally thank you for all the very kind words and compliments. I loved working with you as well, while planning your most perfect vow renewal and reception. You are so beautiful in blue! I am so happy to have...More

Reviewed July 23, 2019

The grounds are beautiful, the food was very good. Service was excellent. The Hilltop is known for their festive weddings, and while we were dining a wedding indeed was taking place at the gazebo in their gardens, which only added to the festive atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Hilltop R, Assistant General Manager at The Hilltop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Good afternoon Ana H, Thank you so much for the nice compliments and 4 Star Review. We appreciate your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Stacey Martorano Assistant General Manager Event Coordinator 904-272-5959

Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

Staff very easy to work with both for planning menu and with fitting to budget. Service was attentive, but not a distraction. Food was well plated and tasty. Overall great dining experience.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Hilltop R, Manager at The Hilltop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2019

Thank you so much for this very nice review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your next one! Sincerely, Stacey Martorano Manager/Event Coordinator 904-272-5959

Reviewed May 29, 2019

My husband and I had dinner and were seated in the Garden Room with a pleasant view of the terraced grounds. Our waiter, Angelo, has a very dry sense of humor which we fully appreciated. His service was very professional throughout our 4 course meal....We shared an order of Fried Green Tomatoes which had been recommended and enjoyed them. We also choose the Caesar salad and had enough to take home for lunch the following day. He had the Salmon and I had Crab Cakes which were perfectly cooked and served with well prepared sides. While we were there Angelo recited the dessert menu to other patrons...of course, we had to sample the warm Blackberry cobbler with ice cream! Needless to say we had more "doggie bags" on our way out the door. We enjoyed our dinner, the service and the ambience and will return.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Hello! I am so sorry, I just saw this. Business casual is the usual dress code.
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There are several hotels within a 3 mile radius. Holiday Inn, Courtyard Marriott and Fairfield Inn...all on the east side of Wells Road and Hwy 17. Let them know The Hilltop Restaurant sent you for special rates!
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