Seven Bridges Grille And Brewery
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Shaw:
3.58/5 rDev -6.8%
My wife and I took my best man here when he was leaving town, which sounds strange since we were up visiting. But anyway.
The place is huge, with very high ceilings and a few TVs. It's a little too dark for my taste. There is also outside patio seating for those who smoke. We got there about 8:30 on a Friday night and it was very crowded, with a 45 minute wait. So we went to the nearby mall for about 30 minutes, came back, and went right to our table. Sweet!
The house beers on the menu didn't look too interesting, so I was going to ask for anything on cask. But our server beat me to it. My buddy and I ordered two cask ales.
I can't remember the name of the ale, but it was excellent. And I mean excellent. It was creamy and had a wonderful coriander flavor to it. My only criticism is that the glasses were fake British pints, probably about 12 ounces instead of the full size imperial pint that they were trying to pass themselves off as.
I ordered a salad, my wife had the tomato and basil pizza and my best man had the meatloaf. All food was good, with my wife's pizza being the best.
I would have had a second cask ale but I had to have their award-winning stout. It was quite good, but not as good as the cask.
Our server forgot to put our order in and was very sorry about it. I thought we might get some comps, but no. No biggie.
Not cheap, but not expensive. A fine brewpub if you're in JAX.
07-01-2007 05:48:27 | More by Shaw
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
My visit to Seven Bridges was a short and memorable one as I had heard mixed stories about the venue from the locals of Jacksonville, FL. Being an explorer of unknown beers and brewers, I made a determined visit to the Seven Bridges to see what made them famous.
As I moved in from a side door to the bar, I noted the venue only had its own beer on tap, but a full bar and wine selection was set up for the dining room. The beers were arranged and there was at least 2 rows of six taps to serve to customers with. Each of the beers had a full description on the menu.
I started with the Iron Horse Stout, which was a delightful and medium bodied ale with an abundance of chocolate in its mix. Richly rewarding to me, I was thinking of growlers of this already for watching NFL in the Fall. I also imagined all of the good foods to pair it with.
Then I chose the Brewmasters' Reserve, which was a unique Belgian-style I had not tasted in a while that was somewhat similar to Ommegang's Rare Vos.
Looking at the menu, I decided to try the Classic Buffalo wings, which proved to be ok, but tasted like they had been held, then quickly fried again. Ok, at best.
Before I left, I saw some encouraging signs of the bar/brewery's future and past actions: cask engines handles in working condition. The bartender informed me that the Brewmaster made casks occasionally and served them on Thursday nights.
While I might discount my food experience here and wait to try other menu options another time, the beers and the venue were good together in their 1940's look. I am looking forward to trying the other selections with friends in tow.
07-27-2013 05:22:36 | More by bonbright7
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
I have been going to their sister establishment Rag Time forever and have always meant to stop by here for a visit. My last trip to Jacksonville finally afforded me the opportunity.
Located kind of near the tony St. John’s Center, it is attractive inside and out.
There is a small outside area near the entrance. The hostess stand is right in front with the bar to the left and dinning to the right. The place has a two story celling over most of it. Notice the tanks on the second floor and then more back by the bathroom. Lots of wood and brick.
If I recall correctly, they had 6 regulars and two rotating beers on tap. They have a slightly different beer and food menu than Ragtime. Everyone in my party was happy with their choices. The fish tacos and Cobb salad were two that really received praise. Beers were to style and fresh (seperate reviews to follow).
Our service was good, professional, quick but not hovering. That is just the way I like it.
This is well worth a stop if you find yourself in this part of Jacksonville. I liked it much better than B.J.’s which is just about 1 mile away.
05-24-2013 17:39:48 | More by Redrover
Seven Bridges Grille And Brewery in Jacksonville, FL
87 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.