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“An inventive menu”

Joe's 2nd Street Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Joe's 2nd St. Bistro serves innovative cuisine in a relaxed, island atmosphere. Enjoy fresh seafood specialties in a 1900's home, or outside in a New Orleans inspired Courtyard.
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We very much enjoyed the inventiveness of the food at Joe's. It didn't always work perfectly, but the imperfections were minor. I had the starter of the chicken and andouille wontons and they were a delicious combination of a little bit of sweet and tanginess. The waitress said the chef uses a touch of honey. My husband had the gumbo which was a thick, rich stew that wasn't overly spicy. I did the special of a pan fried mackerel over a lemon risotto and it was the risotto that wasn't quite right with the fish, which was delicate and beautifully cooked. The rice was a little too sweet, overpowering the fish. Dessert was a first-rate white mousse surrounded by chocolate mousse surrounded by cake. The restaurant is small with a downstairs and two stairs up to the bigger dining room. We were "upstairs" and liked it because it gave you a good view over the whole restaurant. Our waitress was charming and knowledgeable. This place is definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We attend an annual dinner here each December. The food is always tasty. Certain days of the week, there is Prime Rib on the menu. Service has always been good as well as the food. No complaints.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

The bistro is located in the quaint downtown of Fernandina Beach.
Its a small restaurant, so reservations are a must. I had the sword fish steak special was moist and tasty. My husband had the prime rib special, which was cooked to medium as opposed to the requested medium rare. The flavor was good. The service was excellent. This is an expensive restaurant, but I think it was worth it.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had an excellent lunch; shrimp & grits and shrimp with linguini we're both very good. The shrimp was fresh & tasty, cooked just right. Service was terrific, atmosphere is nice and reasonable prices for the quality of food.

Thank John W
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Excellent food and service in a beautiful courtyard surrounding. The hostess and our server were professional, friendly and incredibly attentive. Our lunches were well presented and delicious (note - blackened shrimp, a must have item). Prices were competitive with other local restaurants. The restuarant is located on 2nd street a short walk from Centre street, and easy to locate.

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