David's Restaurant & Lounge
David's Restaurant & Lounge

David's Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ameliaislanddavids.com/
  • Phone: (904) 310-6049
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:

    6 nights a week-closed Tuesday:

    Bar opens at 5:00pm

    Dining room opens at 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Deborah Gold
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Private Wine Room at David’s is a luxurious setting for intimate gatherings up to 12 guests. You will be surrounded by rich mahogany and fine wines during your culinary experience. This is the perfect room to host an intimate rehearsal dinner, birthday or anniversary gathering. You will be swept away with the Old World ambience and professional service you will experience here at David’s.

    The Banquet Room at David’s can accommodate up to 50 guests. It is the perfect place to host receptions, rehearsal dinners, business meetings or any evening private event. The room can be configured in many different ways in order to host your unique event just as you envision. We have created several banquet menus for you to choose from or we can tailor a custom menu to your specific needs. We are happy to help you with the details of planning your event and look forward to serving you and your guests. Contact our Manager to create the perfect event with no detail missed.
  • Private Party Contact: Blane 9043106049x
  • Entertainment:
    Aaron Bing - Grammy Nominated Soprano Sax player - graces our stage on Friday & Saturday Nights at David's. Relax in the lounge and listen to his cool notes of original songs only at David's Restaurant & Lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. 8th St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available Friday, Saturday & Holiday Sunday's. Parking lot is located behind the building.
A word from David's Restaurant & Lounge
The ART of Dining! At David’s Restaurant we serve the finest seafood and meats available on Amelia Island. Our mouthwatering menu features a wide selections of delicious entrees such as Filet Oscar, Rack of Lamb, Grilled Prime Rib Eye, & Kansas City Strip Steak. On the Sea side Dover Sole, Truffle Scallops, Sea Bass & our Signature Dish: Mixed Grill Risotto. Our elegant presentation & experienced wait staff makes dining at David’s Restaurant a unique intimate dining experience. Attire: Sophisticated casual in the dining room, casual seating is available in the lounge. Our lounge is pleased to specialize in the finest wines, liquors and cocktails, as well as offering live music on the weekends.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
David's Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)romantic (83)fit for foodies (61)notable wine list (45)neighborhood gem (42)good for groups (26)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    RJHIM
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food in this place is fabulous. We had Ceasar salad, filet, and snapper. All were prepared and cooked to perfection! We followed dinner up with cream brûlée and chocolate desert with Irish coffee. Atmosphere and service were great. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The chicken was under cooked. I don't think I have ever returned food to the kitchen but this was inedible. The recovery was good. Service was very good. Prices are too high for the quality of food. Wife's seafood dish was bland. Nice atmosphere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sophisticated design, excellent cuisine
    StPeteBob
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This is a gem. My wife and I were looking for a classy restaurant for an anniversary dinner while staying at an Amelia Island resort. We found David's in some of the tourist brochures and looked it up online and booked a reservation. It did not disappoint. The decor is very upscale - you could drop this in the middle of Manhattan with no problem. The waiter was extremely courteous and knowledgeable. The menu had enough variety to please anyone's taste. Another note, we went on a Sunday evening, and many of the better restaurants in Fernandina Beach/Amelia are closed on Sundays. If we're back in the area in the future it will be a must visit
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David's Delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Was looking for a romantic spot for dinner for our Anniversary weekend on Amelia Island. Googled around and found David's. So very glad we did. Valet parking, great ambiance, cook hip interior with jazz in the bar, fine food and a cool wine list on an iPad. James was excellent server and overall a fine food and fun and romance experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine but perhaps overrated
    mix579VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We picked this because of great reviews and being in easy walking distance to our B&B. To be clear we had a nice evening and enjoyable dinner but it reminded us of many places back home in Boston: fine food but overpriced. Being seafood aficionados we picked two fish dishes. I have never had drum fish before and liked it very much. The salmon was, well, salmon, not more not less. Both came with risotto and a small amount of veggies as sides. The wine list featured a good selection but the prices for the wines by the glass were just exorbitant for what they were. Service was friendly but not overly attentive. In all, we enjoyed the food and wouldn't mind coming back but looking at a tab of $100 for two, with no appetizer or dessert, didn't make me see this as a good value proposition.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joseph
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our server was newer. Our food did not come to the table all at once and I was embarrassed that as a man I was served first. I had ordered the Dover Sole which was good but another of my women friends had ordered the same dish. I sampled the ravioli seafood and it was great. I was happy with the bread in a pirate chest and the he herbed butter was fantastic. I enjoyed the ambience. The amuse bouche was wonderful. The chocolate strawberry was normal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasurable experience
    debsy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have just moved to the area from Virginia and couldn't have been happier. Our server, James was wonderful and very attentive. Very nice touch in the lounge with the saxophone player - Mr. Bing. Very talented. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with the Tastbuds.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A New York restaurant in Fernandina!!! Great food well presented in an elegant setting. The rear dining room is noisy ,the bar is classy ,we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Perfect Evening
    wineywitch
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A special occasion requires a special celebration. David's is a great choice for that special Birthday, Anniversary, or Romantic Dinner. It's intimate seating, informed wait staff and varied menu selections contribute to an enjoyable evening. The evening does not have to end after desert - An unexpected pleasure awaits you in the bar on Saturday nights - Grammy nominated Aaron Bing, an incredible musician who plays Soprano Sax will entertain you with many of his wonderful songs while you sip an after dinner drink. Truly Memorable -
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David's across from Fred's
    Trumpsandgates
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    What a cool spot great food in a cozy environment. We really got lucky while in town for a McDonald's convention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    LouP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food and service was outstanding!! The Red Fish special was great and the Sole Fish was the best we ever had!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • INCREDIBLE SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    My husband and I and close couple friends really enjoyed our evening at David's. It was our first time eating at David's and Patrick was our waiter. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and a complete joy - he was there when we needed him and left us along to talk and enjoy our delicious meal. We will definitely return again when we are back in the area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GA/ FL football weekend
    BBBDGroup
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    From the minute our group walked into the restaurant to the time we left, we very much enjoyed our dinner at David's! This was our second time dining at this restaurant. We wanted a great experience and the staff at David's provided it. Patrick was our main server and he took good care of us. He was confident, fun and very attentive. Our group enjoyed him! The entire staff really took care of us. The wine list was extensive. The sea bass, prime rib and nightly special ( tile fish) were excellent. We will definitely return next year! Our overall experience was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    cjd208
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    From start to finish the staff and food did not disappoint. The specials were great and the Brie was out of this world. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    Jjjr
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Average average average ... High price tag for what you get
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    OlneyNeighborVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    we have eaten here many times, and enjoyed the meal. the crab bisque is outstanding. I had the special of the day TILE fish. just was not to my liking especially the cilantro on top. will stick with the menu items next time. Great Restaurant especially to entertain friends or clients
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too loud. Will not return.
    2Diners
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We requested a quiet table on Open Table which was acknowledged by the host when we arrived at 7:30 on a Monday evening. We were seated in a booth along the wall of the open dining area. However, down the middle of the room were three large party tables which were all full 30 minutes after we arrived. At that point the noise level in the restaurant was so loud we could not talk across the table without shouting. The noise level escalated as the evening progressed to the point of being painful. To make matters worse, we noticed an unused function room near the main dining area. We recognize that restaurants won't turn away large parties, but please find a way to separate them from guests seeking an intimate dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Anniversary Gift
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We are very picky, my husband has no sense of smell or taste and I have stomach issues. He loves spicy fish or beef and ordered the surf and turf, I've never seen him so happy with a meal. David's has my favorite wine, the server suggested a few pairings before she hit on one my stomach will handle. The crab cakes and scallops were...YUMMY. David's food, wines, servers and decor are all perfect for a quite evening with your special someone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • David's
    foodieonthego
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Wonderful menu that includes some great selections. Food was awesome and the service superb. Great evening and would highly recommend David's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening!
    KGB888
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our first experience with David's and certainly will not be our last. Service was outstanding and the food was perfect. Very good for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place!
    Kelly
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My husband and I had delicious meals of fresh sea bass and snapper. The sea bass portion was rather small, but very tasty. The interior decor is very cozy with throw pillows in each booth and stone walls, casting a nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    kaknlak
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is a great place for a romantic dinner. The atmosphere was very classy without being stuffy. The food was very good and the service was excellent! We had the Monday surf and turf special and it was very good. My husband had the Caesar salad and said that it was disappointing and not worth the $10 price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Garyt
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Enjoyed restaurant. Had a 615 reservation. Service was enthusiastic and food excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best upscale restaurant on Amelia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Superb in every way! Wonderful food, impeccable service. Great presentation. The chocolate covered strawberry was a delightful surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went to David's for an anniversary dinner. The outside of the restaurant needs a little sprucing up. But once inside we were pleasantly surprised with our entire experience. The inside was beautifully decorated. The bar area looked busy with very comfortable seating. The dining area was nicely prepared for the dinner crowd. The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. The small little surprises between courses brought smiles to our faces. The dinner was perfectly prepared and delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant and already have.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a gem in Ferndanina Beach
    chip
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    excellent. By far the finest restaurant in the area. a must place to dine
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointed
    ExpectTheBest
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall, the dining experience was terrific, however, I have just a couple of suggestions that would have dramatically improved the overall experience for us and our four guests. Attention to detail was certainly expected at this price, but we found it lacking in terms of (lack of) wheelchair accessibility and (lack of) birthday cake and candle, which had been requested well before hand. As long as you don't have any special needs or special requests, David's great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor menu selection
    Finediner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This used to be one of our favorite restaurants. The menu has changed. Poor choises on all. No pork, one chicken. All steak and seafood. Our service was slow and the food only marginal. Too bad. Still love the bar entertainment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite
    Guttboy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Friend had recommended David's quite a while ago - now I know why!! Great food, atmosphere & top notch attention to detail. My new favorite on Amelia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    Dave
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had dinner at David's a couple of nights ago and had a wonderful experience. It is on par with fine restaurants in NYC, San Francisco, and other cities known for great food. We ate at Salt at the Ritz Carlton the night before, and I would say David's was at least as good as Salt. Appetizers were beautifully prepared and delicious. I had the Filet Oscar, cooked to perfection. David's is classier than many restaurants on Amelia Island. Don't show up wearing your cut offs and flip flops... its a nice place and if you can't dress nicely and drink anything more sophisticated than Bud Light, this place is not for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    bobandjoy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We visited Fernandina for a special occasion and… we made sure to dine at one of our favorite spots, David's! The experience did not disappoint. Patrick was an exceptional server.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Elegance
    ABTurtle
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Fernandina Beach now has a modern, elegant alternative. David's is an escape from the beach scene - and a wonderful retreat into a classic, elegantly modern setting with a delicious and appealing menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb Dining Experience
    bkmartellVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were so pleasantly surprised to visit David's. Never expected the decor we found inside. Absolutely beautiful. The chef prepared our food perfectly and the pallet cleansers between courses was exceptional. From the moment we arrived the staff were courteous and welcoming. Although we don't live on Amelia Island, we would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. The bread presentation inside a treasure chest was a delightful touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always great experience....
    Moogs
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to David's numerous times - service is always good - the food - the best! The menu is diverse and they always have different specials that aren't always the same like some restaurants do. We have recommended it to many people. Keep up the good work
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We dined at David's to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had done the same thing a year ago after moving from California just two weeks before. We enjoyed our meal even more than the first time. The food was very good (my wife's prime was tough, but the wait person immediately replaced it with a fillet which was excellent). My order was some of the best snapper I have had in a long time. The dessert worked. The music was very good, just right for the surrounding environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    GoodFoodCouple
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Good was top notch along with service. A place we would definitely return to
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Time
    Thomas
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    First time at David's. was recommended by local business. wonderful - food was excellent as was the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    eknliz
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My husband and I ate at David's for our anniversary, and had a great time. The food was wonderful I had the truffle scallops, and my husband had the Beef Wellington, both were prepared perfectly. Our server was James, he was very nice and knowledgeable about the food and libations. He makes a fantastic lemon drop martini! Dessert was the creme brulee which was light with a perfect crust. It is pricey so for us it will be special occasions only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Anniversary Dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at David's. Our waitress Laura was very attentive and helpful. Several "extras" were included throughout the meal; a delicious spoon of crab pesto, raspberry sorbet, and chocolate strawberries. We started with escargot-perfectly prepared. I had a dirty martini with tasty bleu cheese stuffed olives. Bread was served in a fancy wooden box, a nice touch. We both had the surf/turf special, a smaller 4 oz. Filet mignon and lobster tail. Both were cooked perfectly. Husband had scallops and they too were delicious. I overheard the table next to us order bananas foster with made to order beignets, I love beignets! They were filled with banana cream and did not disappoint. We will definitely return to David's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fernindina
    Bjjkl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent, in many ways. The only disappointment was that it had no local fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic