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

David's Restaurant & Lounge Details

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


    6 nights a week-closed Tuesday:

    Bar opens at 5:00pm

    Dining room opens at 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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 (904) 310-6049
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great experience. Dined with a person with special food preparation needs and they did what they could to accommodate. Server was attentive."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "James took excellent care of us. The chef sent out a complementary appetizer. We enjoyed great wine, food and dessert! We would definitely return with friends to enjoy a wonderful meal! The sea bass was some of the best we have ever had over the past five years."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great dining experience, my steak was prepared perfectly and served hot. My wife absolutely loves the Chilean Sea Bass, prepared to perfection. We also enjoyed a escargot appetizer, which was excellent."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I recently moved back home to Fernandina Beach after being away for four years and my first dinner out was at David's. The atmosphere and décor was very nice and the food was memorable - in a very good way. I had the lobster ravioli as an appetizer and my daughter and I both had the filet with scallops added as an entrée and it was all excellent! My daughter had the escargot as an appetizer and really enjoyed it while I found the flavor to be too busy and complicated - I prefer the classic escargot with butter and garlic. David's was a nice welcome home and I am so pleased that they are in the downtown area rather than on the south end of the island. I look forward to dining there again"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Crab bisque and crab cakes were incredible. Really good wine list with reasonable prices."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The waiter was polite and took our order. However, when the food came every single dish had something wrong with it. My mother had to send her dish back and the manager came to the table and was incredibley rude! The only positive is the bar tender is amazing and makes the best martinis. I will never eat here again!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Jill our server couldn't have been any more pleasant or attentive. The food was very good, seafood linguini was great, but a very large portion that I couldn't finish. Everyone in our group loved their meal and enjoyed the wine list."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is the second time we have eaten here. Again the food was superb as well as the service. It is one of those gems that make a date night fun, romantic and pleasurable. The Biloxi clams were delicious - seasoned well and a generous portion. The special Crab appetizer had a great presentation with ample crab. We will be back and have recommended it to numerous friends. Thanks again and keep doing what you are doing!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Laura was an awesome server. Always a treat to dine here!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Took the family out for my dsughter's 27th birthday while on vacation. This is a Great find. Wonderful food, nicely prepared. My wife had the sea bass, excellent. I ordered skirt & scallops. Great! Loved the place and would diffidently return. Would not recommend for small children. Highly recommend for adults. One couple or two."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "In Amelia Island the choices of excellent restaurants is limitless. I have to admit, when we saw the building that housed the restaurant we thought of cancelling the reservation and going to one of the more quaint establishments housed in an old seaside home. I am so glad we didn't. Of all the meals we have had in this week long stay or in our last, David's by far was our most enjoyable meal. The quality of the food, the presentation and even the quantity, outdid everywhere else we had eaten. As much as we tried, we could not finish all the food. We kept trying as it was so unbelievably good but just couldn't do it. So go light on the appetizers and bread because the main course awaits and you'll want to save as much room as you can."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We dine at David's whenever we get the chance. I always have the ribeye and my wife always has the Chilean sea bass. They both are so delicious but I'm sure the other dishes are as well. This time we did order dessert, Bananas Foster, and would also recommend it as well. David's never disappoints!! Don't be fooled by the plain exterior of the restaurant, it is a beautiful and enjoyable atmosphere inside!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Love this resturant food was excellent. I had the salmon it was perfect. My husband had the sea bass it was also very good.. Dessert was really great. I highly recommended this resturant.."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The good was great but it was not a quiet dinner experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "this is our second visit to this restaurant and I must I say gets better everytime that I go I have the 16 ounce ribeye which was absolutely spectacular"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We chose this Restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Every experience at this establishment was superb. The young man in charge of the valet parking was very personable and professional. We did have reservations and were immediately seated which was impressive considering this was a Holiday evening and a busy weekend night. Our waitress, Jill, was very helpful, friendly and efficient. We selected a variety of food from petite filet, to seafood and pasta and everything was delicious and cooked perfectly! Even the wait staff not assigned to our table were friendly as they wished us happy anniversary. Everyone went above and beyond to make our evening special! We highly recommend this restaurant!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "As a restaurant owner myself, this place does it right, our go to place when we visit Fernandina."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was spectacular and the ambiance romantic. The crab cake appetizer is a must have. I had the filet and my husband had the skirt and scallops. Both were out if this world! Awesome special occasion dinner."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary or any special occasion or just a Saturday night with friends. Best food I've had in a long time and a very notable wine list"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We grew up on fernandina and it is great to see David's on the scene to realize a fine dining experience. The service was impeccable! Can't wait tonfonnacknonnour next trip home!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Ate in lounge on our 44th anniversary. Everything was fabulous, including our waiter, Patrick, food, and sax music. We will come again!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was excellent, our waiter was very pleasant, helpful, and attentive. We will make a point of dining here any time we are in the area."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Everything was very nice. If I had to complain about something, it would be about the drink prices."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Loved this place will go again big time. Pricey but worth it, steaks are off the charts good my SF linguini was below average, should have had the sea bass or scallops, they looked great!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I had a perfect, romantic Anniversary dinner and excellent service at David's with extra special attention by the staff. Upon arriving at our table the staff had a decorative Happy Anniversary card signed by all... very nice touch. The menu selection was so wonderful we could not decide and had to close our eyes and point. As expected the result was a great meal. We have already recommended the restaurant to quite a few friends. We will be returning again soon. Many thanks to our wonderful waitress and the great staff at David's."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Although this was a special occasion, I would recommend David's for any occasion or just a great night out. I had the ribeye which was excellent! My wife had the Chilean sea bass which she compared favorably to one she had at Salt @ the Ritz, a 5-Star restaurant! The owners have done a great job of creating a serene and elegant environment for patrons' enjoyment! And don't pass up the wine list!! Wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food and service were perfect. Loved the clarinet player in the bar."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had dinner here for our anniversary. They had a card signed by everyone waiting on the table and gave us a quiet corner. We were treated like royalty and the food was excellent! We will definitely return again!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My Wife and I had a great dinner , with a friendly atmosphere, and great service. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We ordered medium steaks and they arrived to our table raw. The steaks still cold in the middle and raw. They were sent back to the kitchen and the outsides were burned and the center not properly cook. We paid our full bill and left. There was no offer of a reduction in the price. We will never go back to David's. Place is really boring just long stoned interior walls, nothing special. Perhaps good food would have made it special."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were pleased with the food and service but we had a terrible table. There were several groups of business associates/friends at several large tables that were VERY loud. It totally took away from our (husband and myself) dining experience. I gave feedback to the employees that we were disappointed and suggested they should have seated us elsewhere, especially since I had booked this weeks ago. I would not recommend this restaurant if you want a quiet romantic dinner. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "David's was highly recommended. Service was very good; our server was warm and attentive and helped to make our evening pleasant despite our disappointment with the food. The decor was nice; the lounge had wonderful live music before dinner. The food quality was good but the preparation was highly under-seasoned and left the food rather tasteless. We were also disappointed that the Italian flair was basically risotto as a side-dish; we were expecting more of an Italian steak house menu."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Everything was very good! But, the crab bisque was exceptional! Pricing was a little high,,,filet Oscar @ 45.00. Inter mezzo was an unexpected delight."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food, very relaxing and unique ambience. If possible - ask for Jennifer as your server when you make your reservations! The chef's daily specials are worth attention - always something interesting and delicious. The wine list is a good one. Come early and spend some time in the lounge - Friday and Saturdays you will find relaxing live smooth Jazz by a young, talented Soprano Sax player."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had to attend a convention at the Ritz Carlton, on Amelia Island, had a Friday night that was open for dinner. So about six weeks ago I went on line and saw David's website, and after looking at the menu and wine list, I emailed for a reservation. Reservation was accepted, even had a follow-up prior to leaving for convention. Even though the exterior was unassuming, the interior décor was outstanding, dinner was excellent, wait staff was very professional, and experience was memorial. Our group plans to return to Amelia in the very near future, and Davids will be at the top of our list to visit."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The seafood ravioli was amazing, it was the best appetizer on the menu. Our waiter started out strong but slacked after awhile and it was not busy. Ambience was great"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have never disappointed at David's. The food is the BEST on Amelia Island"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "David's does not look like much on the outside, an old brick building, but what a treasure inside! Everything was top quality. The décor is tastefully contemporary. The service was friendly, attentive, and eager to please. The food was scrumptious and well worth the island price for fine food. Not only was it our best dinner during our stay on the island, it was one of our best dining experiences ever. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It's been few years since I've been on the island but when I return I'll differently return to David's. I had crab soup and the mixed seafood risotto. Excellent. My wife had the spinach salad and the sea bass that absolutely melted in our mouth. Shared a desert bananas foster amazing. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food and service were faultless in fact both were exceptional. However despite this the price is too high. The restaurant lacks atmosphere and you you could be anywhere in the world."
    Dined on 5/23/2014