According to most restaurant critics, the perfect surf-and-turf meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic steak and seafood the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of fine surf-and-turf fare and drinks at Benny's Steak & Seafood. The downtown dining destination inhabits a convenient plot on the Jacksonville Landing, with patio views overlooking the beautiful St. Johns River.
After fresh river winds have breathed adequate life into your senses, apply your revitalized vision to Benny's tempting menu of salads, soups, and surf-and-turf specialties. Put some power behind your search for the perfect entree with an order of fried gator tail served with rémoulade ($8.95), or warm up your tongue with a serving of mussels milanese with garlic, shallots, mushrooms, basil, capers, and lemon-chardonnay brown-butter sauce ($8.95). Chef’s specialties include the broiled blue crab jumbo and lump crab cakes over organic greens and sweet and sour mango salsa ($22.95), and the classic chicken florentine, served over garlic spinach and topped with a shrimp-alfredo sauce ($19.95). To get your hands on some prime turf without having to move in with your mayor, ask your server for a 12-ounce New York strip steak ($24.95) or a roasted rack of lamb coated with a fresh-mint demi-glace sauce ($27.95).
Complement your edibles with feast-worthy vistas out on the riverside patio, or savor the view from the comforts of Benny's elegant interior dining room, equipped with a see-through wall. Clean white linens and handsome burgundy hues make Benny's a sophisticated stop along the Landing, with diverse dinner options for every palate and ambience as warm as a puppy's armpit.
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2 Independent Dr.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202Get Directions