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European Street Cafe
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1740 San Marco Blvd.
phone: (904) 398-9500
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great joint for a beer and a sandwich. They carry mostly deli style sandwiches, wraps, salads, desserts and appetizers. Their beer selection is better than average, with about ten beers on tap (Delirium!) and about 150-200 brand choice on bottled beers. They also retail individual bottles and six packs in a small beer section, as well as wines.
A: Atmosphere is a mix of yuppie Jax. The people watching is a little better at their riverside location. Seat yourself. Decor is similar to a napa winery tasting room that's trying to do the tuscan thing with a small bar and deli/dessert counter.
Q: Quality of the food and the drinks is very good for our area. I love the middle eastern wrap (Tahini, Hummus, mint, etc.) and my Wife loves their roast beef and cheddar wrap. They have a decent selection that runs from carnivore to vegan and everywhere in-between.
S: Service is just fine. It's a busy spot for lunch and dinner, so don't expect to be waited on hand and foot, but otherwise it's fine.
SL: Selection of their beers is pretty good. They have them grouped by country of origin and what's on tap, with other drink specials and wines. One of the few eateries in Jax that has their own bottled beer that's named for them (European St. Ale). I think it's brewed by Bold City Brewery. I had a Chimay Blue 12 oz. bottle with my meal.
F: Tastes good to us. They have an extensive menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, salads and house specials. Everything is very fresh and locally sourced where possible. They have meaty, lean, gluten free and vegan choices.
V: Reasonable. Most of the plates are in the $5.00-$8.00 range. Markup on beer is in the $4.00 to $8.00 range.
02-20-2011 14:04:27 |
More by Aiptasia
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere - As you walk in the front door your greeted by the display case full of pies. To the left is the bar and to the right is a dining area. I was there for dinner so I didn't really check out the bar the rest of the place had a neighborhood restaurant feel to it.
Quality/Selection - They have about fifteen taps that cover most tastes with craft selections and some decent imports. The bottle list that they have is pretty large with it broken down by which country or state its from.
Service - Our server wasn't the quickest guy around but he was friendly and tried to make everyone happy.
Food - During my visit I got a bread bowl of beer cheese soup and salad for dinner. All I can say say is that was some damn good soup and you should at least get a cup of it.
Overall this is a nice little place to have a meal at a decent price. They have a small section of beer and wine to take home so I picked up a few bottles of new to me stuff.
11-25-2010 00:08:47 |
More by armock
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped by here for dinner during my last visit to Jacksonville. I have been to their other locations and was hoping for a similar experience here.
When entering, you will come face-to-face with a large glass display case. Try to resist those desserts! The bar is off to your left. It is on the smaller side and seats about 10. There is a large dining area to the right of the cases and another one past the bar area. Patio space is also available.
First the good, the food is good with a lot of variety. Good sandwiches, soups, salads and some really nice deserts.
The service was friendly and fairly prompt. The prices are very fair.
They offer a pretty good selection of draft beers. There are some good local choices, well thought out European options, some major US crafts and more than a fair share of macros. They also have a very good bottle selection, so you should have plenty to choose from.
Now on to the bad, I had four different draft beers. Three of them suffered from dirty tap lines. You know that butterscotch funk that you recognize at once. I'm not sure how a place that obviously seems to like beer, can get this wrong. I have not run into this at their other locations.
I will revisit in the future and change my score if warranted.
10-23-2009 17:58:47 |
More by Redrover
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
My friends and I end up here for lunch almost once a week. It is well worth it to wait untill happy hour starts at 2pm.
The servers are usually quick and friendly and the food is quite good for what it is. They have quite a few good sandwiches and German style sausages, but one gets the distinct impression that they don't serve anything that can't be made in a microwave.
The draft selection is pretty basic; a handfull of standard decent quality beers like Tucher and Blue Moon, but they do have Chimay and Delerium on tap as well. The bottle selection is quite a bit better with a lot of imports and a decent selection of micros. However, the bottles are expensive and there is no happy hour break on bottles either.
Overall it's a good place for lunch and a better beer, but there are better places to eat and drink in Jax.
09-01-2007 04:44:31 |
More by nickfl
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This was the first place I bought beer when I moved to Jacksonville. They have a reasonable selection of beers for sale in six packs. They carry a variety of micros and imports, the occasioanal seasonal--nothing exceptional, but a better selection than the grocery store.
The restaraunt serves a variety of sandwiches, most pretty good. There are no dinner entrees. They usually carry a nice selection of desserts. There's typically 15 or so beers on tap, unfortunately they never seem to bring any new ones in. They carry a nice selection of bottled beers, you can get a bottle of Samuel Smith for the same price as a Budweiser.
I've never had a problem with service at this location. The servers are all friendly and competent.
08-06-2006 17:51:53 |
More by arnulfooxblood
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in for happy hour on Monday July 3rd. As you walk in the front door the bar is straight ahead and seats about 12 or so. Large area to the right with tables and a spot for live music (Friday nights). A few tables along the windows to the left and an outdoor patio off the back. Reminded me much more of a breakfast place than a bar, which is where the cafe part of the name comes through.
Very nice bottle selection in the 100 or so range and broken down on the beer menu by country/state. About a dozen taps that focused on German beers - maybe for the World Cup?
Happy hour was half off for draft beer and came in 22 oz heffe glasses or 10 oz mugs.
Had a couple of appetizers - pita and hummus which was great and warm brie which was ok.
All in all a pretty good place for a couple of beers at happy hour, but the atmosphere would prevent me from spending any real time there.
07-05-2006 14:09:09 |
More by paddyos
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The wife and I just had lunch here today. An interesting cafe style restaurant with large picture windows. They have three current locations spread around town and are planning on opening a fourth somewhere in the Beaches area.
Food is mostly an enormous selection of sandwiches, although they do have salads, soups, and bratwurst as well. Ten or so beers on tap including Anchor. In fact there were only two Macros on tap. I was impressed. Draft beer comes in Tall (22oz) and Small (10 oz). Your other choice is about 100 different bottled beers that you can also take to go, and a good selection of wines. Did I mention the dessert? You have to see it for yourself!
Great Service!! Our waitress was very helpful and a bit entertaining. She also infomed us of their Monday special. For $100 you can get any menu item and a small beer every Monday for a full year! Wait that's not all.... you get a special beer mug with your own name and customer number that they keep there until the year is up, then you can take it home yours to keep. Sounds like a good deal to me.
Hours: 10:00-10:00 7 Days a Week
Update: Just found out that they have another great deal. You can request a punch card that has about 80 different beers. When you have had one of each you win FREE (1 per day) draft beer for a full year!!!
08-21-2005 20:12:18 |
More by mtbkjeff
European Street Cafe in Jacksonville, FL