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Wine Cellar
Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.winecellarjax.com
  • Email: wine.cellar@att.net
  • Phone: (904) 398-8989
  • 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 (904) 398-8989
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Having been a Wine Cellar enthusiast since its opening, and since retirement not going as often as we did before, we decided to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary as the first monthly lunch for the entire year. The experience did not disappoint. The extensive menu made selections difficult but fun and the service by Gary (who has been there for lots of years) made this a wise choice and befitting of this significant milestone in our marriage. Kudos to Vicki and the entire staff for providing a true gem in the Jacksonville dining scene!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant for a birthday dinner for two. It was excellent from the first order of drink through the dessert! The food was perfect and portioned just right. The service was exceptional. There was never a moment when anything was needed, nor was she overwhelming. We have both agreed that we will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We met 3 other couples at the Wine Cellar for lunch. They put us in one of the small rooms so it was very quiet and easy for us to talk with each other. Everyone enjoyed their meal, 3 of us ordered the pecan crusted salmon salad and that was delicious and the perfect size for lunch. The service was very good even though they were quite busy that day. I am sure we will make a return visit either for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The food, service, and ambience were all clearly acceptable. The wine list is amazing, but a quick glance reveals that the markup over retail is absurdly high. Also, the automatic "service charge" is not a feature that this diner appreciates."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was our anniversary. It was excellent. Wayne was our waiter and he was wonderful.ambience was awesome. Minimal noise."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Thought it was strange that the server didn't offer the wine list to us. Won't go back."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I have lived in Jacksonville my entire life and had never been to Wine Cellar until now. We had a show scheduled and chose this place for its proximity to the show location. The food and service were excellent! It's a perfect place to try new foods, enjoy a romantic evening with your significant other and a nice dinner with the girls! I will definitely return to Wine Cellar in the future."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Service was okay but nothing you would brag about. Didn't make you feel like you were in a nice establishment. Food was average related to price. No real complaints overall other than expected the dining experience to be better than it was for the money. Nothing special. ."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Parking is the only issue in inclimate weather! Otherwise, great experience."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I was excited to go...have not been there many years ago. The food was good but, not that special. Wine was good but, over priced. With all of the other restaurants in the area it will be a long time before I go back."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner at the Wine Cellar. She enjoyed her filet. I thought the ribeye was average though the mac and cheese dish was good but extremely hot. I don't think it ever cooled. Service was good. There was a large group next room over so it was loud. I don't like loud when I'm eating."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I wanted to take my lady friend to someplace special for her birthday. Neither of us had ever been to the Wine Cellar and it looked like a good bet. We were not disappointed. Our waiter gave us a tour of the restaurant and took a couple of pictures in front of their wine rack. The service and the food were great. Beverage glasses were filled constantly. The manager came by to make sure that everything was okay and brought a mini birthday cake for my friend. Would definitely go back. A little too expensive for us for regular dining but certainly not outrageous."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "seemed a little disorganized at first but the entry had a nice waiting area. Once we were seated the service was great. The food was excellent. I will certainly return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "they have open bar, but don't serve Mojito.... we were in and out in half an hour, so we didn't enjoy the night, and I also mentioened that it was my husband's birthday, but nobody wished him a happy birthday, bottom line it's a dead restaurant during the weekdays, I have to try it on weekends, I might change my mind."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The Wine Cellar is just fabulous. From the service to the food it was great. We enjoyed our waiter, he was friendly and helpful with our menu selection but knew to pace our dinner and give us time and space to enjoy both the place and each other. The food was spectacular for both of us. The wine list was really great for a small place we found several we would like. We live in Key West the home of great key line pie and theirs was super very creaming and rich so don't miss a piece of pie. Overall a very fun time."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Went before the opera on Saturday. It was perfect. Wonderful way to start the evening."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Wine Cellar is a nice spot for conversation, as it is not too noisy. Our service was outstanding. The setting is elegant, but unpretentious."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "its worth the money. food taste good and well presented."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "My wife and I went to the WIne Cellar for our 10th anniversary. It was a great choice to do so, the crab & lobster bisque & tuna app was better than the main courses. My wife had the lamb and I went with the shrimp & scallop dinner. Would recommend to others just order up on the apps! thanks"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted to go some place special to celebrate our 30th year of marriage. I found the Wine Cellar on Open Table. It was a wonderful dinning experience. The food was so well crafted for the best flavor possible. Our waitress offered the perfect suggestions for our meal. I can't wait to return..."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Food, service and atmosphere is consistently superb!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Being a long-time patron, I am prejudice. However, over the years I have never been disappointed with the WINE CELLAR. We love the ambiance and charm, attentive and personalized service and, of course, the food. If you are looking for somewhere to go for that special occasion (or just a quiet evening out)...I would highly recommend you give them a try."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal! Wayne gave us prompt, attentive service and the presentations were wonderful."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We held our holiday luncheon here at the end of the year. They set us up in a private room which was a nice touch. It was the first time there for several staff members and they were all happy with the menu selection. The service was friendly and outstanding. It made for a very nice Thank You to my group."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Someone needs to breathe a little life in to this place. It's very stuffy and uncomfortably quiet. We were one of three tables on what we would have thought would have been a busy night. The food was all very good, the service was good (a little too much on top of us)...but what I really couldn't get past is how quiet it was. There were four of us at the table and we didn't want to have much of a conversation because everyone in the entire place could hear us. And by everyone, I mean the two other tables of older couples who weren't speaking and the wait staff. Definitely not for a younger crowd. Go here for a business lunch."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "After 17 years of living in Jacksonville (beaches), we finally had dinner at the Wine Cellar. There were four of us on New Year's Eve and all of us thought the restaurant was terrific. We arrived early for our 6:30 reservation. The four of us were greeted promptly and attended to at the bar with excellent drinks. Owner, Vicki Dugan, was up front and making sure everything was ready for what I'm sure was a very busy night. We were seated in one of the many quaint rooms that really do look like a wine cellar. Although we could hear the conversations by the guests on either side of us, it was relatively quiet and we thoroughly enjoyed our food. The Snapper special, the Filet Mignon and Poached Lobster dishes were exceptional!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We've visited many times thru the years and unfortunately this time were alittle disappointed with the food. The salad was watery and bland. The potatoes with the trio were very bland and underdone but the trio was very good. The fried lobster was very good and the sauce was delicious."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We have lived in the area for many years now without dining here. Food was superb, our server was very professional and we had a quiet romantic meal. The seafood is the best; the scallops and shrimp were delicious. The tenderloin was disappointing. Loved the bisque."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The ambiance is excellent. Great cocktails, salad, bread, desert. The steak and stuffed shrimp not so good. Steak had very little taste and the shrimp stuffing fishy. The scollops were very good. We will return."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The restaurant had a nice ambience, especially the 'Gray Room." The food and service was good. A quaint little restaurant for romantic dinners."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We go to the Wine Cellar before Symphony events. The restaurant is always accommodating and they get us in and out without feeling rushed. It has always been a great experience."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We take k our broker's assistant here each year as a special thanks. Ask for Wayne as he gives great service everytime"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "One of the best restaurants I have eaten at in a long time"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Went for 26th Anniversary dinner. Had not been in about two years; all changes were for the better. Food & service were great. No hesitation in making a recommendation."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Went there for our anniversary...had a BEAUTIFUL time! The food was simply amazing, the service was fantastic, the ambience was incredible. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "We were very pleased with the food, service, and the wines displayed along with a wine cork wall that took lots of patience and time to complete."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "A very nice restaurant in Jacksonville. The food was delicious. The menu is limited and on the expensive side but the food was delicious. 18% gratuity is automatically added to your check no matter the size of the party."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "A dinner enroute to the symphony started a wonderful evening. Wine Cellar never fails to impress and exceed all expectations."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Wine Cellar is a local restaurant with lots of ambience, great food and great service. You will never be disappointed with your dining experience at the Wine Cellar."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "They atmosphere was amazing. I took a guest for his birthday and when I booked online I made a note that it was my guests birthday. At the end of our meal our waitor brought out a piece of cake without me even having to ask or remind him. That put the service over the top for me. I will most def be back."
    Dined on 11/1/2013