It is not hard to imagine that northeast Florida is often the place that comes to mind when considering consuming a fine seafood dinner. With the ability to select the finest catch of the day within minutes of the boats returning from the Atlantic Ocean, procuring the highest quality seafood can offer some of the best fine dining experiences in Jacksonville.
That is only one of the reasons why Marker 32 ranks as the #1 eating establishment by Open Table (2013). Another reason is that Trip Advisor has rated Marker 32 with 4½ stars.
The reason Marker 32 has achieved such high acclaim over the last two decades they have been open is due in part to the owner and operator Ben Groshell, and his experienced classically trained chef artisans. As home to some of the most talented chefs in the area, Marker 32 offers a relaxing atmosphere and laid-back experience, unlike most other five-star restaurants.
What to Eat
For the seafood lover, Marker 32 offers the traditional raw oysters (on the half shell) along with broiled oysters, or fried calamari. Southern Floridians will feel right at home enjoying the crispy conch appetizer with curry dip. Guests with the most particular palette will enjoy the smoked salmon appetizer, complete with potato pancake and American caviar topped with a delectable whipped cream cheese.
The traditional seared catch of the day is offered at market price. The daily selections offered include seared scallops, Marker 32’s unique seafood bowl, fried oysters or Mayport shrimp, grilled local catch, crab cakes, or salmon. For guests with a more “turf” tongue, Marker 32 offers beef tenderloin. This cast-iron seared entrée is accompanied with oven-roasted potatoes with butter, and truffle leak cream. The bone-in pork chop and 12-ounce grilled hanger steak are both also favored.
If the exquisite entrées and appetizers are not enough to keep guests coming back, the culinary desserts certainly are. Marker 32 offers brioche bread pudding topped with their toffee ice cream. In addition, this five-star restaurant offers ricotta zeppola, and blackberry cardamom cheesecake.
Every local resident, and visiting tourist, are highly encouraged to visit Marker 32. It offers an amazing fine cuisine dining experience unique to Jacksonville. With classically trained chef artisans and a knowledgeable wait staff, this five-star restaurant offers a rich and rewarding dining experience that is unique to northeast Florida.