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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
  • Email: davids802ash@gmail.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Probably the best food on the island. Wellington starter perfect, Filet Oscar perfect, Mixed Grill Risotto perfect, Caesar salad not good. Good atmosphere and great service. Will definitely recommend to others and return myself. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have been to davids a number of time.... this time the food was good but not outstanding as usual. The staff is fantastic."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My husband and I loved our dinner at David's. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the restaurant itself is beautiful! We would definitely come back!!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Valet extra friendly Greeting warm and personal at desk Seated immediately Table had birthday card .Water glasses kept full I like /wine list on a tablet. Starters rich I had escargots and crab bisque before - too heavy. i opted for caprese salad with crab, shrimp and salmon. Much easier on digestive system. chef's sample offering nice touch, as is chocolate dipped strawberry. only really negative was rock-hard rolls in casket-like chest. Everyone tried to soften them rolling them in aioli, with little luck. I had rack of lamb before found it fatty, so i opted for seafood linguini. Although lobster overcooked , overall dish very satisfying. We had 6 different entrees all hot delivered at same time exactly as ordered."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious! We all tremendously enjoyed our meals!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was great ! Decor was outstanding . Restroom was very clean and equipped. Our server era delightful. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was good, but not great, and WAY OVERPRICED! The atmosphere was dreary - like eating in a jail cell: no windows, plastic fake stone walls, very claustrophobic. With many other choices of restaurants, we will not return to David's, especially considering the cost for a very ordinary dining experience."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Ambience: Romantic. You enter the building into a room full of warm brown leather and slate stone stone walls -- contemporary yet inviting. Live smooth jazz saxophone and leather sofas in the lounge make for a romantic start to your dining experience. Wine List: Outstanding selections from smaller lesser known vineyards with the Wine Spectator seal of approval (2012 - 2014). It is on an iPad which provides more info to help you navigate the selections to find the perfect fit. Food: Classic yet inventive. Red Elk Osso Bucco as a main or how about Beef Wellington as an appetizer? Osso Bucco - I was hesitant as such a lean cut can be dry but this was succulent to the point of decadence. Staff: Well versed, polite, and attentive"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "James was fantastic. The lady that came by occasionally violated my restaurant rule. Never, ever take a person's entree plate when the other person is still eating. Really rude. Otherwise, had a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Found David's on Open Table. Very impressive facility, menu, food, wait staff, wine, etc. Highly recccomended."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The steak was cooked to perfection and had a great favor. There were several special touches through out the meal that really made it special. Try the banana foster it was to die for."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Classy, elegant, friendly, great wait staff, especially Patrick. Food was great. Overall, Fabulous dining experience."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The basic brick building hinds the gem you'll find inside. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and he was greeted by name by the host and hostess. At our reserved booth (a corner booth with throw pillows!) he was presented with a festive birthday card signed by the restaurant staff. Our waiter was very accomodating throughout the meal...which was fantastic. Our party of four each ordered a different dinner and all were extremely satisfied. Love that you receive the sorbet between courses to cleanse your palate! And chocolate covered strawberries came with the bill! I would highly recommend David's for your next special occassion."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience I live in Naples so we have alot of great restaurants but Daivd's is outstanding"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Steak was great, crab cakes were a little fishy and cold"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "It is a beautiful restaurant. Great food and wonderful service. Look forward to going back often."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our absolute favorite fine dining option in town. Always a treat!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We loved this place! Charming atmosphere, amazing food, and just the right amount of service! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant and would become one of our favorites if we lived in the area."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Every dining experience I've had at David's has been memorable. I'm always with a group I'm trying to impress and they are always impressed. We usually take a limo from St. Marys and make it a real special occasion. The food is extraordinary and the wait staff the most professional I've encountered in ages."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were in town for a meeting and wanted to try a restaurant outside the hotel. David's was excellent in terms of food, service and surroundings. Understated from the outside, it was nicely appointed on the inside. Service was timely but not intrusive and well done. The food was reported to be delicious by all at the table. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Wonderful meal with outstanding service. The drinks, appetizers and dinners were superb. Very nice wine list too. Perfect for a special evening out."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We come here after each Amelia Island Concours with the same group of friends and are never disappointed. This time the skirt steak was inedible but was replaced immediately. Wonderful food, wonderful service."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "It would be easy to drive by David's plain brick building and miss a dining gem. That all changes once you're inside. The ambiance is great, the service good without being obsequious and the food was wonderful. A salmon mousse amuse bouche stared us off. They were happy to split a Caesar salad for us, then we enjoyed a sherbet palate cleanser. All six of us tried something different for entrees and everyone loved their meal. Chocolate covered strawberries provided with coffee made a perfect end to the meal. We would go back in a heartbeat. With wine we spent about $45 per person, which we thought was a great deal."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great restaurant - great food and drinks, beautiful interior, and wonderful sax player in the bar. We just took our friends who came in from Chicago for the weekend and they loved it also!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service and relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The feeling you get here is like they think they are doing you a favor. The hostess barely spoke to us, despite waiting next to the desk for about 5 mins for our table, for which we had a reservation. Table service was just awkward from anyone other than our main server. When our server was at our table, he was pleasant and obviously experienced...quite professional. However, there were quite long delays between visits to the table and it took a very long time for our food to arrive...more than 30 mins. The food was delicious, but I am not sure it makes up for the strange experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I went out for a romantic evening and we weren't disappointed. We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. The atmosphere was quiet and we really enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Even though the restaurant was nowhere near full, we were seated at the worst table in the place. It was next to kitchen. We listened to the door open and shut all night and heard loud banging sounds, which our waiter said were from the dishwasher located on the other side of the wall. Our waiter tried hard to make the experience as pleasant as possible and the food was decent, but we couldn't help but feel that the person who sat us wanted us to have an unpleasant night.."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Third visit. Prior two service and food were very good. This time food was closer to mediocre than really good. Had same entree and it was if the chef was disinterested or wasn't the prior chef and was just following the recipe. Server had good intentions but was way too visible and his "acknowledgement word" was "absolutely" and he used it liberally. He could of just nodded or said "yes, sir" or some other mild way of acknowledging something we said. We will revisit David's, but our expectations have been lowered. Perhaps it was just an off night (it happens). We'll see."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We hosted a special BD for visitors from the North. We were not disappointed on a busy Saturday night. Drinks in the lounge with live music was a great way to start the evening. Selection for dinner was very good, with small fillet, sirloin and soft shell crabs being our choices. All were prepared very well. Our service was well coordinated by wait staff. We finished with a special dessert for the birthday girl. Overall wonderful place for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excellent food, beautiful setting,outstanding service and to top it off , an amazing saxophonist in the bar!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We visit Fernandina Beach each spring and look to enjoy one very special "date night" and an extraordinary meal. We were so fortunate to find David's. It is a gem! The food was delicious. The service was beyond our expectations. The detail, attention, and care provided by our server was by far the best we have experienced anywhere. THANK YOU for a wonderful experience and for an exceptional meal. We look forward to coming back on our next visit."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Went for V Day after recommendations from our BnB host. Great wine list and an amazing staff. The good presentation and taste was superb. I highly recommend for any occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a great Valentines Day. great food and service"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A nice restaurant to visit for special occasions. Upscale dinning, service, and décor. Will definitely revisit. The special of the day, was a great deal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I wish they would have place us in a booth since quite a most of them were empty."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Last minute V-day plans turned into the best Valentine's dinner I've ever had. Did not expect such elegance from a place outside of Jacksonville. Will definitely dine again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "For a busy Valentine's Day this restaurant pumped out some absolutely amazing food! I had the skirt steak & scallops. The steak was tender & perfectly cooked. The red wine reduction was very flavorful & a nice pairing. My scallops were the best I have had in a very long time. So sweet, with an excellent caramelization! Even the asparagus & potatoes were delicious & perfectly cooked. My spouse had the rib eye which was delicious, but I have to say I liked my dish better...so did he. Creme brûlée was also very good & the portion perfect. Great ambiance. Wine selection was decent. The service was a lil lacking but then it was a busy day so it wouldn't be fair to judge service on that day. The food made up for the less than stellar service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our meal seemed to start well, but the way too big portion sizes, combined with too much seasoning and garnishes, and our inability to leave food on the plate, resulted in bloating and indigestion. In addition, although I'm very willing to spend big bucks on a great meal, this was not a great meal and way overpriced."
    Dined on 2/14/2014