The farm-to-table movement continues to gain in popularity for both chefs and diners around the country. Chefs continually work to foster relationships with area farmers and purveyors to obtain the freshest ingredients while diners take a keener interest in knowing the origins of their food. This trend has resulted in an array of great farm-to-table restaurants in Jacksonville. Here are a couple worth exploring:
Located in the Avondale neighborhood, Restaurant Orsay is one of Jacksonville's most revered restaurants. Offering seasonal French fare with Southern influences, Restaurant Orsay relies on local providers to help craft its extensive menu including items such as Sea Scallop Tartare, Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast and Eden Farms Berkshire Pork Chop. The setting feels as rustic as the food, with exposed wood beams and white-washed exposed brick walls, making it the perfect spot to enjoy the freshest French cuisine in Jacksonville.
Black Sheep Restaurant
Making its home in Five Points, Black Sheep Restaurant works closely with local providers to serve New American cuisine with a Southern flair. With a casual yet refined decor, Black Sheep Restaurant creates an inviting space to enjoy house favorites including roasted oysters, Springer Mountain Farm's Chicken and Crispy Skin Salmon. A spacious rooftop bar offers a great outdoor setting with comfortable lounge seating and a large, modern fire pit.
When you call The Hawthorne home, great dining experiences like these are just minutes away. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a tour.