Wine Cellar
Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.winecellarjax.com/
  • Phone: 9043988989x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Wine Cellar offers two private dining rooms. One will accommodate up to 16 guests - the other up to 28 guests and also has direct access to our lovely outdoor garden. We will customize your menu to suit your budget and your function - be it a business presentation, family and friends get together, wedding rehearsal dinner or reception. Screen and AV equipment may be set up.
  • Private Party Contact: Gary Gebert 9043988989x
  • Special Events: Wine Cellar features a Three Course Prix Fixe Menu Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week. The menu changes bi-weekly. The price ranges from $30 - $36. First course offers a choice of at least four appetizers, including a special soup and salad. Second course feature choices of four or five entrees with great proteins including fresh fish, shellfish, foul and beef. Third course highlights a choice of two desserts. See the menu weekly on our website - www.winecellarjax.com.

    Happy Hour - Monday through Friday 4:30PM - 7:00PM. Half off all glasses of house wine and well brand cocktails. Selection of Bar Bites $6.00 each. Menu posted on website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Flagler Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A private lot is available 1/4 block across from restaurant on the corner of Kipp and Home Street. Evening parking is also available in the Synovus Bank parking lot which is adjacent to Wine Cellar.
A word from Wine Cellar
Wine Cellar has "all the right ingredients": award winning cuisine, international wines, attentive service, relaxing atmosphere.

This distinctive restaurant is located on Jacksonville's Southbank. With its French Country atmosphere, Wine Cellar is loaded with charm. An outdoor brick paved garden set beneath a majestic oak tree is the perfect place for a romantic luncheon or dinner.

While constantly evolving with eclectic new world dishes, Classic Continental Cuisine excels here. To add regional flavor, local produce and indigenous fresh seafood have become integral elements of the recipes.

Wine Cellar is consistently rated as one of "Florida's Top 500 Restaurants"; as one of "Jacksonville's Top 25 Restaurants" and the wine list perennially wins the "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence".
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Wine Cellar reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)romantic (32)notable wine list (31)fit for foodies (24)neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (9)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    Dave
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very nice dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. Excellent meal and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendsfoodwine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent...food, service, wine! Will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies' Lunch Rendezvous!
    scoabl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The last two times I dined at The Wine Cellar, I met some of my girlfriends there for lunch. Each time our wait staff were spot on, giving us adequate time to make our selections, very responsive but not hovering. Both times we also lingered late at the table, and the staff quietly cleaned up around us. The food has been great, and it is a perfect spot for both dining and visiting, since the noise level is low. I have also dined there in the evenings in the past, and their selections are both inventive and tasty. I will return time and time again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful meal
    Didi
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Dining at the wine cellar is always a wonderful experience. We always enjoy taking our out of town guests to Wine Cellar for dinner, we are never disappointed. The dinner, ambiance and excellent service is why it's one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but auto gratuity added
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have eaten at The Wine Cellar many times and the food and service are excellent. However, they add a 18% gratuity to the bill, but don't indicate it on the credit card receipt, so; if you don't check the detailed bill you could add a double gratuity to the total on the credit card which already includes the 18% gratuity. I usually tip at least 20% but felt this was inappropriate so did not add any additional amount. They probably have it in small print at the bottom of the menu, but the wait staff should point it out when bringing the bill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great. Always special!
    JRJAXFL
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Enjoy each of the different dining rooms. Sat by the patio window this time and had a lovely meal. Ribeye cooked and seasoned perfectly. Corn chowder app great - one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, horrible waiter
    fitfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Unfortunately, the conversation on the way home was all about the rude, disinterested & not very well trained waiter that served us. It all began when we had questions about their cocktails & the prix fixe menu (he was either not well informed or just didn't care to share his knowledge) and only got worse from that point on. I would love to go back & try other items on their menu, but if I do I will have to insist on a different server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our special place
    inmydoggiebag
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We've chosen the Wine Cellar for several special occasions over the past 20 years and have never been disappointed. The menu is always surprisingly new and creative and full of the latest food ideas. Our last visit celebrated my husband's birthday and we had an incredible chardonnay with our outstanding dinner. The wait staff is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eat Out Jacksonville
    DivineDine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had never eaten here before only because we don't come downtown for dinner often. So we were very pleased to find it exceeded all our expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch
    JaxJackVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Took a friend to lunch for their birthday. Very nice setting and wonderful attentive service. Varied lunch menu choice. Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After 40 years, still a good choice
    letseatVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went to the Wine cellar as part of Eat Up Jacksonville. The Wine Cellar has an outstanding menu for this program. One of the items was a rib eye steak. The waiter came back to our table and informed us they were out of the rib eye. While we we were trying to chouse an alternative, he returned to the table and offered the filet Mignon as a substitute, no extra charge. That sums up the Wine Cellar. Take care of the customer. Hats off
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eat Up Downtown @ Wine Cellar
    4food
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    What a great value in this fine dining restaurant. The setting is still pretty and inviting. The food was very good and the service was amazing. Great night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eat up downtown
    cleo
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My boyfriend and I had never been to the wine cellar so we decided we'd try it out for eat up downtown, it was 35 a person for a 3 course meal. Typically the menu is much much more pricey but the food is good quality and worth it. The building is a little bit cramped and small but its a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GAdiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Probably our 8th visit to this restaurant. Never disappointed. One of the best in Jacksonville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last ate there 20 years ago
    DavidfromJax
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    While the setting is suitable for a business meeting or romantic dinner, the food is just average. The escargots came in a sauce that was so bland that a lot of salt and pepper could not help it. Entrees were better but not great food. Service was adequate but not overly friendly nor eager to share specials . We would probably spend our "special dinner" money elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surly waiters
    WorldDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Where did they hire their waiters? Very poor attitudes. Not customer friendly at all. Second time observed this. Won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wonderful restaurant for many years in Jacksonville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always superb!
    KDog
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    One of our favorites. You can always count on excellent service and fabulous food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always lovely
    blondie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is a special place, with a wonderful menu that changes with the seasons. Our server Wayne has been there for a long time and always makes you feel special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cleetus
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Very small portion of the fish special. Left hungry even though I had the crab bisque as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed
    winedinefor2
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The Wine Cellar can be a quick dinner before the symphony or a relaxing evening with your special someone. The pace is dictated by you. We enjoy going for special events when rates are reduced but quality of food is always expected to be great. We hope Jacksonville will get behind its long-standing establishments and enjoy fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. There was a time when you would not go to the Wine Cellar except in coat and tie. Our recent visit saw patrons in shorts off the boat -- we hope this more casual dress will appeal to a wider guest opportunity who can afford ($$$_$$$$) a quality meal. We have never been disappointed in food or service--first visit was in the 1970's!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food & service
    KDog
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Celebrating 40 years of great food and service. Love this place! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Jacksonville
    jays
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This is the best restaurant in Jacksonville for quiet and elegant dining. No place could be better for a very special occasion. It' a neighborhood gem and always reliable. Food, service and ambience are tops.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie56
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The atmosphere made me feel as if I was truly eating in a wine cellar. I had the filet with butter poached lobster and it was prepared perfectly. They have a four course meal that I will have to return and try. The wait staff was attentive throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Delicious food, serene atmosphere, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food`
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Enjoyed the Wine Cellar. Good service and excellent food. Not the cheapest but very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful!
    Nearby
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is a marvelous restaurant! The grouper is the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is tough but...
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This was my second time here. I had an AMAZING time the first time. This time not so much. First off, the food is simply incredible. Nothing negative whatsoever. But...I was here on a romantic date and the place was empty. The hostess tried to sit us by a wall in the back. I asked to be by the beautiful view of the deck and she said they "need to spread us out" and refused. WHAT? $200 for dinner wine and I'm sitting just to be "spread out"? Also, there were some obvious moments my date and I were in conversation and we just kept getting interrupted to order more. I mean, give us a minute to enjoy the night. The food came out like a NASCAR rally. No time between to savor anything. A bit disappointed if I must say.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 372 reviews are from the Wine Cellar reviews archive.
  • Almost Something Really Special
    Mark
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    After finding this place during one of my early morning runs, I decided to take my wife for a nice evening away from the kids. My parents cautioned me not to get my hopes up too much as they were not impressed with the food. My experience was mixed. The atmosphere was wonderful and amazingly quiet on a Saturday evening. The yellowfin and pickled ginger was perhaps the best appetizer I have ever had. The wine list was excellent. Unfortunately, the entrees including the almond encrusted grouper and the fillet lacked the flavor and texture I have come to expect at finer restaurants. Service was outstanding and the desserts were acceptable. For the price, I feel there are better options nearby, but a return for drinks and appetizers...okay!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    It as my wife's birthday--I did not feel the waiter was very attentive to the party. The restaurant was slow--the waiter did not offer my daughter more iced tea as we sat there eating appetizers and our meal-because this was a celebration you would think that the waiter would offer more after dinner drinks-specialty coffees or be there for us --was not attentive at all --the restaurant still has it's specialty about it --but was very disappointed in the wait staff--two of us ordered the 3 trio, and others snapper and chicken pasta dish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfect
    bobb
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The weekend specials are a wonderful deal, but everything is always cooked to perfection and the wait staff is efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. Excellent and reasonably priced wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best kept secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    That was a first time experience for my husband and I. Excellent service, charming decor, and hands down an absolute pleasure on the palate!!! Will come back for sure!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    SciwoVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We came to celebrate Mothers day and the whole experience was just wonderful. The food was amazing, especially the dark chocolate waffles with peanut butter ice cream! Service was attentive and professional and the seating was like being in our own dining room. The Wine Cellar continues to be one of the best in Jax.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite
    Roger
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We always enjoy the Wine Cellar, our favorite restaurant - in JAX, maybe anywhere. RBT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare gem in Jacksonvile
    Ahappycustomer
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Downtown Jacksonville is not known for great cuisine but the Wine Cellar is a wonderful restaurant. The decor is high-end, the service is excellent, and the food is also quite good. The restaurant is quiet and can handle quite a large crowd, or an intimate dinner for two. The wine list is one of the most extensive in Jacksonville. Our group had the scallop, shrimp, and steak trio; the grouper; the filet minion; and the scallops. Not a bite was left on the plate and the desserts were tasty too. Our waiter was very attentive. While the restaurant is relatively pricey it is a decent value considering the service and the quality of the food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Choices to be made
    susieq
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I would prefer to order my side dishes instead of each dish with sides already in place.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 theatre goers from Tallahassee
    Tallahassee
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I had eaten here several years ago & couldn't wait to get back. Our server noted our theatre schedule mentioned on Open Table & was responsive. Our table ordered 5 different entrees and all were excellent. I had pasta & seafood which was spectacular. Beef filet was fork tender. My appetizer of guacamole & shrimp delicious! Folks raved about the vychissoi?
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal at the Wine Cellar
    Didi
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had out of town guests and once again chose the wine cellar for dinner. We were not disappointed and our friends enjoyed a delicious meal. They were impressed with not only the quality of the food but the impeccable service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    LauraR73
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Always serve great food and the staff is very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Date Night
    LindsayLP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We ate at Wine Cellar this weekend for a special occasion. The food was perfect. I ordered the prix fix menu including a fried green tomato salad, cod with pineapple risotto, and chocolate cake. My husband got the chicken picatta. Both meals were excellent. I ordered a pear martini and it was perfect. The Wine Cellar has a superb menu. The menu includes just about every protein you could think of and very interesting preparations. The restaurant's patrons are a little on the older side, definitely not a trendy scene. But the food and service are outstanding and my husband and I (20-somethings) loved the experience. We will be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet