We opened our doors on June 24, 2008 with a goal of giving the Jacksonville area a restaurant different than any other.
Locally owned and operated, our objective has been to create a place that has fabulous food, a great environment and appeals to all aspects of our community. The vision of North Beach Bistro is a collaboration between renound Chef Tony Pels and Executive Chef David Seavey.
Tony Pels, who worked around the world and studied under such greats as Wolfgang Puck and Michel Richard, mentored Chef David for fifteen years at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa.
Personally recruited by Chef Tony, Chef David signed on as executive Chef at North Beach Bistro. Tragically, two months prior to our restaurant opening, Chef Tony Pels passed away. His spirit will forever live on at North Beach Bistro through his creativity, generosity, and love for life that he passed on to every person that met him.
Throughout many changes, our restaurant embodies great food, great service and a great atmosphere, thanks in part to a fabulous Chef and a great staff. With the belief that Chef Tony is always looking after us, we believe that our dream will be a success.
~Chef David Seavey~
Chef Dave Seavey is a rare commodity. Not many Floridians can say they are true natives. Born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Chef Dave is an integral part of this community. With the wealth of changes that have besieged Jacksonville, some things stand the test of time. Those being great restaurants, great people, and a great sense of community.
Chef Dave embodies all three. Loved by everyone, Chef Dave has made a name for himself in the Jacksonville area. Starting from humble beginnings, his drive, ambition and determination make him one of the premier chefs in Northeast Florida.
Chef Dave studied under renowned Chef Tony Pels, who he credits as his mentor and inspirations in achieving his culinary dream. Under his guidance, Chef Dave worked for fifteen years at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa. Among his many other achievements, Chef Dave is accredited with opening The Augustine Grille, the exclusive fine dining restaurant inside The Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa.
Chef Dave’s passion and desire catapulted him to the ranks of Executive Chef at The Sawgrass Marriott’s Beach Club Resort and Spa, where he worked for five years. Due to his culinary talents, Chef Dave was personally recruited to head up the opening of North Beach Bistro as Executive Chef. Chef Dave conquered this challenge with the same veracity and determination he puts into all his ventures making North Beach Bistro one of the best restaurants in Jacksonville.