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Taste First Street Grille again

Taste at 645 Atlantic
Taste at 645 Atlantic
photo by christina phipps

Taste some of your favorite memories from the First Street Grille - and make some new ones - every Wednesday in Atlantic Beach from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Taste at 645 Atlantic was started by Teresa Pratt and Phyllis Burroughs as a private venue for on-site catered parties and as home for their commercial kitchen to provide outside catering. 

Robert Ricciardelli is an investor in the business and his other business - Brush Painters Inc. - did all of the renovations.  The design is open, making great use of the small area and it has a warm Mediterranean feel.  The glass of the front door of the Oceanfront First Street Grille was made into window art and hangs in front of the east window.  It is a nostalgic reminder of the many good times and great meals so many of us experienced over the years.

With awareness of the love and adoration that the First Street Grille holds in the hearts of the beaches residents, Teresa and Phyllis decided to open up to the public once a week - offering some of the old favorites and introducing some new ones!  They opened up the original First Street Grille, together with the Marvins, in 1990.

So, each Wednesday they open their doors for a "taste" from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The old favorites and new possibilities they offer each week are:

  • Chef Warren's Shrimp Tomato Basil Soup
  • Homemade Shrimp or Chicken Salad
  • Chef's Catch Special
  • Sandwich of the day
  • Homemade Desserts of the day

Without much advertising, they have been packed every Wednesday - so, reservations are a really good idea!  You can dine in or carry out - and you probably will recognize some other familiar faces from the days at the First Street Grille when you go by.

Don't forget that the original dream of Teresa and Phyllis was to provide a private venue with catering on site - what a wonderful place to hold all of your special parties and functions.  And, "Taste is available for private events and catering with menus personally designed for each occasion."

Taste at 645 Atlantic is located at 645 Atlantic Boulevard next to the Wine Warehouse in Atlantic Beach.  Contact them at 904-372-0854.   


  • Great Idea 5 years ago

    I can't believe that with all the "foodies" out there and so many shuttered little places, that there are not more similar shops like this that spring up--limited menu, quality food hand prepared, use local ingredients, and not try to be all things to all people with the overhead of a 7 day-18 hour daily schedule. Outstanding way to get catering gigs as well.

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