Was visiting the Island and looking for a nice place to eat. We were there on a Monday night and and it wasn't crowded. We had great service, that was informative and friendly. Steak was cooked to perfection and delicious. Defiantly not a place to miss. Give it a try , you wont be disappointed. Nice bar where you can have drinks and listen to live music.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, pleasant comfortible atmosphere, Excellent menu choices and food was outstandi g. Nice presentatation, very tasty and tender. Meat was soft like butter. Jessica was honest and helpful making good recommendations.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food quiet sophistication
An unexpected find on Amelia Island. Interesting food and platings in a quiet, beautiful interior that allows comfortable seating and easy conversations. Surprisingly non-touristy for the locale, which may be helped by the pricy (again, for the locale) menu. There is a quiet and separate bar area. At least on our visit there were zero children in the space, which is pheonomenal for Fernandina. The bread, salad, dessert, and seafood entrees were delicious and serving sizes were appropriate. Most of the staff seemed to be capable, but some additional server training is needed to match the service quality to the levels of the food and design ambience.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Server Matthew was fantastic.
Our Server Matthew was fantastic. He was very knowledgable of the food and its preparation. The Shrimp and Grits were very exciting for our taste bites. After dinner, we went to the rooftop which provided a whole different feel.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Sea Bass was amazing.
The Sea Bass was amazing. Will definitely be back.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Memorable Dining Experience......
We found David's during our recent trip to Amelia Island. What an outstanding dining event. The meal was truly fabulous. We went a little early for a cocktail at the bar. We have nothing but praise for David's. We will return our next trip..........................
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
David's was the best meal since we left Atlanta 10 years ago. We had the steak dinner and it was outstanding.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely be back!
Great find. Music in lounge was an added attraction. The staff treats you like a VIP.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First at David's
Fantastic restaurant!! Hands down best steak and menu on Amelia island. Pricey but well worth it, I would have no problem rating it the best restaurant, better food and service than any others including Salt, Merge, etc.
If you haven't tried it your missing out .
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Town
Truly the treasure of Fernandina Beach.
Will attract persons from Savannah to St. Augustine.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the finer dining establishments on the Island. Elegant without being stuffy. Service was a little uneven as our waiter (who we had requested) seemed to have a couple of demanding tables.
Overall the food was delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. The fish special was slightly dry but the flavor was very good. Scallops cooked to perfection and paired perfectly witht the petite fillet.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meal could have been served
Meal could have been served better but the food and presentation were excellent.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dinner on Amelia Island
Celebrated my anniversary dinner here on a recent vacation to Amelia Island. We truly enjoyed our food and was good value for the price. The filet Oscar was cooked to perfection with a generous topping of crab meat. The Dover sole was buttery and soft, very tasty. Good attentive service too. We will be back our next trip to the island. Well done David's!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding, but Pricey
The food was some of the best we have had in a long time. The portions were good and filling. However for the 2 steak dinners, I had water to drink and my partner a beer, it cost us $141.00 which included the gratuity. Though the meal was excellent, I doubt we will be eating there again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great overall experience
David's came highly recommended. Service was outstanding and food was delicious, especially the sea bass entree. Probably our favorite restaurant on Amelia Island.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceeded our expectations in every way... Certainly, a five star experience!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful place, great service very nice atmosphere.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful surprise - great food, service, and wine list. A definite when you're in town and worth the drive if you're within an hour away. Well worth it and cannot wait to come back! The oysters were amazing.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
48th anniversary celebration
Everything about our evening at David's was excellent. Patrick was our server and gave us lots of personal attention and helped make our evening a great success. We will highly recommend your restaurant to friends who have a get-a-way on Amelia Island.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Number 1 in the Area
After reading many reviews about David's, we decided to see if it truly was a Number 1 restaurant. we were not disappointed. every thing we ordered was excellent. From the service of the wait staff to the food, everything was excellent. we enjoyed it so much we returned the next night! If you are in the area you must go!!!!!!!!! Ribeye was cooked perfect. the fish was fresh, and the shrimp and grits were to die for1 My wife even ask for the recipe!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A local gem.
We arrived and was warmly greeted and seated right away. We started with the Brie appetizer. It was absolutely wonderful. The fruit that accompanied the dish complimented it nicely. For the main course we ordered the large Porterhouse and petite filet. Both steaks were prepared to perfection. Lastly, for dessert we shared the Banana's Foster. Once again it to was outstanding. We were celebrating our eleventh wedding anniversary. For a special touch we received a card signed by the members of the wait staff. To conclude the night we sat in on the last set of local jazz artist Aaron Bing performing in the lounge. A very special "Thank you" for acknowledging our anniversary and performing a special song for us.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second Time around!!!!
We enjoyed David's so much the first night, that we returned for the second night in a row! the servive was very good and they even honored our special request to mix and match on the menu! Do not moss if you are in the area!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary Double Celebration
From the start, the doorman, the reception, the interior décor we were very happy we chose David's. Our server, Jennifer, so attentive and accommodating throughout the meal, we never wanted for anything. Throughout the evening every staff member was smiling, offering a greeting. Everyone enjoyed the meal, but more importantly enjoyed the whole experience. When in Fernandina or Amelia Island area please take the time to experience this wonderful place. Had we not been so full, Aaron Bing in the lounge was to be our next stop, the music was enticing - our only comment here was we wish it was piped into the dining area for our listening enjoyment. This is an experience in the area not to be missed. Thanks to all the staff at David's.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
thank you David's
From the moment you walk in the door they make you feel welcome and special.
The menu is great, service was wonderful.... thank you
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was one of the best dining experiences we have had recently. We live in NYC and are visiting Amelia Island for a wedding. We found this restaurant online and our hotel also recommended David's. We were treated like royalty. The owner came and spoke with us and was so friendly and knowledgeable. Now, during the slow season, they are offering 1/2 price entres for 1/2 the portion, which was plenty for us. We got to share so many delicious dishes. Please visit when in town or take the trip. It is well worth it.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was just recently in Amelia Island traveling with my husband while he attended a conference. Since spouses were "not included" in the dinners I made reservations with two other women for dinner at David's. We were not quite sure what to expect but from the moment we walked in until we left the experience was wonderful. Our server was very attentive without being overly intrusive. There were two other large parties in the restaurant but we did not hear them and our service did not suffer. We all ended up ordering the same thing so I can only attest to the fact that the petite filet was terrific. It was done just as ordered and tender as can be. Next time we are in Ameila Isand this will be a "must go" dinner!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farewell to Florida
We chose David's for the last night of our Georgia/Florida vacation. The decor was sleek with stacked-stone walls, posh but very comfortable. After ordering an appetizer of Crab Bisque, and entrees of Filet Medallions and the night's special of Spicy Snapper, we received bread with oil & balsamic vinegar, plus pesto. This was followed by 2 yummy bites of crab-stuffed shrimp. Following the bisque we had 2 spoonfuls of really good raspberry sorbet, followed by our excellent entrees. The evening's only slight disappointment was being offered a table in the center of the room. Seemed strange when I had made reservations well ahead, and the room was not half full. But when I asked for a booth, the hostess complied.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
the decor was very nice and the food was great. Liked the live music in the bar.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
While vacationing on Amelia Island, always in search of good food, wine and attractive setting. I found all three in David's. Attractive setting and ambience with attentive wait staff. Food presentation was attractive, portions more than satisfactory, and tasted wonderful . The she-crab bisque was amazing! Wine list offerings via iPad was interesting and enjoyable. Overall wonderful experience.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall Good Experience
The ambiance, service and food were good. The wine list was excellent. The dessert menu was underwhelming. Finishing off a dinner like that with a brownie is disappointing. The obligatory cheesecake and creme' brulee were there too, but still not exactly an inspired selection. I would definitely go back. I would just plan to go somewhere else to finish the evening off.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was outstanding with some special chef's bites for free.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant provided a wonderful way to spend an evening...great food, great service, ambiance and live music in the bar. The chef included several extra tastings which only added to an already perfect meal. The next time we are in Fernandina Beach or the Amelia Island area, we will definitely visit again. You cannot go wrong if you make a reservation at this special place.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Music
We ate in the lounge (again). THis gives us the opportunity to listen to the Grammy nominated Jazz sax player who performs there. We have eaten at David's many times and we find that the food is consistently excellent. The service in the lounge and in the restaurant is always good, The noise level is obviously a bit higher in the lounge with the live music, but it did not detract whatsoever from our meal,
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Definite Favorite!
This is the third time that we have dined at David's. From the valet parking to the chocolate covered strawberries (and everything in between), the experience was excellent! Patrick was pleasant and professional as a waiter. We were treating our best friends to dinner to celebrate their 40th anniversary. They were also very impressed with their meal, the service, and the ambiance. The soprano saxophone player in the lounge was wonderful. Each of us ordered different entrees and appetizers and entrees and tasted all. Our favorites were the mussels and crab soup and the Filet and sea bass. Debra, the owner, stopped by to check on us and we enjoyed chatting with her. Would we go back to David's...DEFINITELY!!!!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived early for our reservations so we could enjoy a drink in the bar and listen to the sax player. We were not disappointed in the least. Drinks were excellent and the musician was incredible! We were seated as soon as we were ready and the service throughout was the best. Food was fabulous, we ordered a steak and seafood dish so we could share the best from both worlds. In a town that has many good restaurants, this one is superb!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely worth a visit
I was really looking forward to eating at David's and they did not disappoint. My mussels were excellent. My husband really enjoyed his soup and grouper.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Happy Anniversary to David's
Plan to arrive early for cocktails in the Bar to enjoy the outstanding music by Aron B. A gifted musician whose music will relax you before the great food and attentive service in the Dining Room. Happy First Anniverary to all the folks at Davis's!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a Visit
This was our second time at David's. The first time was just a week after the restaurant opened and it was spectacular. The food is top notch - fresh and creative without being contrived. We are from New York and would put David's right up there with some of the best New York has to offer. All of this in an elegant, yet relaxing atmosphere.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding in every way.
Outstanding in every way. Read the reviews on tripadvisor and they were right on. The waitress even offered a sample of a vodka I never heard of.
All four of us had GREAT meals
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was fabulous! My husband had a steak and raved bout it. I had the lamb chops... Perfectly done & delicious, and accompanied with basil mashed potatoes, the best potatoes I've ever had. No room left for dessert!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
It took me a while to convince my husband to go to David's just because he didn't want to "dress-up". Well he finally said yes and once we were there we both loved it so much that HE said we would have to start coming to David's on a regular basis!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Must go inside to appreciate!
Although the exterior is very plain and unassuming, the decor inside is very attractive. Conveniently located in the historic area and close to great Bed & Breakfasts. Very attentive and professional staff. Very nice bar area with great live music. Large selection of tempting entrees - tasty and nicely presented. A bit pricey, but a good dining experience!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lovely find in Amelia Island
We enjoyed a lovely meal at David's. We were warmly greeted by the host and promptly seated. The decor is very appealing - muted colors, really comfy leather chairs and booths (including pillows!). The bar, located at the front of the restaurant was lively and very cozy. The crab cakes are absolutely amazing! Really some of the best we've ever had. In addition, we had the most succulent sea bass we've ever tasted. On the other hand, the oysters were rather bland. We did ask for several accommodations, most of which our server was able to make. Prices are at the high end of the scale but off-set by the generous portions and some stand-out items.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were in town celebrating our anniversary and according to Trip Advisor this was #1 in the area and I could not agree more. It was perfect, the food delicious, good ambiance and quiet, the service was great. Whenever I travel to Amelia Island I will visit again.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were celabrating our 25th
We were celabrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We were greeted immediately and congratulated on our anniversary. the service and food was outstanding. The restaurant presented us with an anniversary card that was signed by all staff. We had a friend order us a bottle of wine as a surprise and the restaurant took care of that piece for him and us.
Was a great evening and great food!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Five star across the board
Service from arrival to departure was top notch. Appetizers, main coarse, desserts, and drinks were the best I have experienced in Jacksonville area, period. A hidden gem on Amelia Island that we will definitely return to.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try a new place
Food and service is as good as SALT! Sunday evening was very quiet. No music on Sunday's. David's has a excellent web page, check it out.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best on the island. Not quite as elegant as Salt but the variety on the menu makes it worlds better.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
We had an early sitting (5:15 PM), butDavid's was already bustling with patrons celebrating Thanksgiving with family & friends. We had traveled in to Amelia Island the night before, & was looking forward to a great meal. We were a little disappointed to find out they were serving only 3 dinners: traditional turkey with all the trimmings; prime rib with potatoes; or sea bass served over potatoes. We had turkey & prime rib; both were good, but nothing extraordinary. Side dishes were good, but nothing special. Desserts were taken back to the hotel. We had been looking forward to ordering off the menu, so I guess we'll have to make another trip to the area to give it a try. Something to look forward to, along with the gorgous beaches!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service excellent
The service was excellent with multiple people making sure everything was fine. Had the ribeye and it melted in your mouth. The risotto with fish, scallops, and shrimp albeit not a large portion was very good as well. Would definitely return to this place next time in the area.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM