The Kitchen in San Marco. Food with a purpose.
One of the cool, colorful salads at The Kitchen in San Marco -- Citrus marinated fresh fish and tomatoes.
The Kitchen in San Marco
is a new and notable gastropub in the heart of San Marco
. It's notable because it's more than a restaurant. It's a place where aspiring chefs from Culinard, part of the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, hone their preparation and presentation skills, and share some food-love with the paying public.
The Kitchen in San Marco is located near the intersection of San Marco Blvd and Nira Streets.
The Jacksonville Culinard program is not well known, but it should be, and the Kitchen in San Marco
will be a showplace for it's locally grown talent. Culinard is serious learning for serious professionals, with accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.
The Kitchen on San Marco lunch and dinner menus change with the seasons, and employ locally sourced ingredients. The craft beers, specialty cocktails, and wine list are all designed for the every day diner.
The menu is as colorful as it is affordable, with charcuterie and Oysters Rockefeller apps, and interesting entrees that are easy to love -- ceviche, duck confit BBQ biscuits and what looks to a heart stopper menu highlight -- the short rib grilled cheese sandwich.
The Kitchen in San Marco is open Monday through Thursday, 11:00 to 11:00, Friday, 11:00 to Midnight, Saturday 4:00 to Midnight. It's located at 1402 San Marco Blvd., near the intersection of San Marco Blvd and Nira Street.