New restaurant to open at The Oak Bridge Club

Creative teams behind Cap’s on the Water, Eleven South join forces to open 3 Palms Grille; Second joint venture Roscoe’s to open on Intracoastal next spring


The creative teams behind Cap’s on the Water and Eleven South are joining forces to launch 3 Palms Grille – a new casual dining destination at The Oak Bridge Club.

Currently slated to open late this summer, the open-to-the-public restaurant located within the former Ponte Vedra Golf & Country Club will feature approximately 3,000 square feet of indoor and canopied outdoor seating for 175. With initial plans to be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – with dinner service to be added in the future – 3 Palms will offer a lunch and weekend brunch menu the partners said will lean toward Eleven South’s menu, augmented by the fresh local seafood for which Cap’s is known.

“The focus will be on healthy, clean, fresh locally grown food,” said Eleven South Managing Partner John Nagy, who along with wife/partner Karen Thomas and Bernard and Vivian Derrad of Cap’s, is developing the new restaurant. “At the same time, we want the menu to make a degree of sense for locals stopping in for lunch or to play golf.”

To that end, Nagy said, 3 Palms plans to offer a variety of lunch-type salads and entrees as well as boxed lunches for golfers to take with them.

While the menu is still being developed, Nagy said one planned dish is seared local flounder on a bed of fresh quinoa tabouli, roasted red pepper hummus and pickled grapes.

Nagy said the partnership among the two restaurants and the Oak Bridge Club grew out of plans already underway to develop yet another new restaurant to be known as Roscoe’s. Anticipated to open sometime next spring, Roscoe’s will be located underneath the Palm Valley bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway.

“(Oak Bridge Owner) Dave Miller owns the property on which Roscoe’s is being built, so we decided to join together (with Cap’s) for both Roscoe’s and 3 Palms,” he said. “We’re very excited about the 3 Palms Grille and are looking forward to helping to reintroduce Oak Bridge to the community.”