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Bar Zin Bistro and Amelia Island Wine Company, Fernandina Beach, FL

Bar Zin Bistro and Amelia Island Wine Company

4.7
4.7
1164 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A neighborhood American Bistro & Wine Bar. A casual yet upbeat venue.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 310-6620

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Catering by appointment only. <br />Karly Seyda <br />karlyseyda@yahoo.com<br />(904) 861 - 4577

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room Available. Seating up to 45 people.

  • Private party contact

    Karly Seyda : (904) 861-4577

  • Neighborhood

    Fernandina Beach

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Fit for Foodies

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Notable Wine List

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Contemporary American

  • Amelia Island

    Best Overall

  • Amelia Island

    Best Food

  • Amelia Island

    Best Service

  • Amelia Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Amelia Island

    Best Value

  • Amelia Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Amelia Island

    Romantic

  • Amelia Island

    Special Occasion

  • Amelia Island

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have four children under 12 who eat anything. At Bar Zin our younger two (7 and 9) devoured and loved the seared tuna with noodles, as did my wife. I had the swordfish which was outstanding. We topped it off with chocolate cake and begnets (sp?) and loved it all. The waiter was young, but very professional.
  2. SC

    SatisfiedCustomer

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner and excellent service with Patrick. Our table had every special offered that evening as well as several regular menu items and everything was delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This was an outstanding dining experience and our two servers, Ryan and Asher, were some of the hardest working and excellent servers we have had in the last several years! We will defend be back!!
  4. s

    sea1

    Jacksonville

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal. Our server Ryan did a great job. He is very excited about attending Auburn in the fall. War Eagle!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were seated and no one ever stopped at our table for 30 minutes , so we left. It was amazing how all servers just walked by and never acknowledged us
  6. CR

    CurtR

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food was excellent!
  7. H

    Hannah

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and It exceeded our expectations! Our server was so kind and the environment was beautiful. Would definitely go back!
  8. AK

    AnneK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved the small plate idea ... had an appetizer and small plate and it was more than enough! Brussels sprouts and sea scallops .. both delicious! Good wine selection. Good ambiance.
  9. LR

    LynnR

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drive past this spot alot but have never stopped. Jackie was great!! Will definitely be going back.
  10. b

    beachgirl

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I was surprised about the TVs being on in the dining room. Food was great! Service was attentive. Lemonade was awful!
  11. BD

    BobD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress Michelle was wonderful. Great food and drinks.
  12. G

    Gina

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at this restaurant. We came with friends and had a wonderful meal. Our waitress Michelle was excellent! She was attentive and very friendly. We will definitely be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. The owner Tim is lovely our waiter was fantastic and the food was out of this world. One of our favorites as we are new to the area but tell everyone that we see to go there
  14. RR

    RobR

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved this restaurant! We shared many of the small plates and they were all wonderful! We sat outside and enjoyed the ambiance. The service was terrific. This was a great find!!
  15. d

    debi

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the food. The wine selection and the bartenders, Heather, Jackie, Patrick and Shane. This is our go to for everyday, a place to bring friends and special occasions.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Took my dad here for an early Father’s Day. We had the worst dining service. Very overpriced for dinner. My dad and husband had scallops $26 for 3 scallops. The ambiance (noise) was the worst ever. If 10 was the loudest it was a 9.5. We couldn’t talk to each other whatsoever. We bought wine at their wine shop to have at dinner and then in addition had to pay for corkage. That to me doesn’t even make sense and is another reason for never going back because any restaurant with a wine shop that I’ve experienced if the wine is bought there comps the wine corkage because of your business. It used to be one of the must go to places on the island and now is on the list to never go back. Very disappointing. Hope this helps someone and prevents them from being as disappointed as we were.
  17. VK

    VickiK

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food Calimari was a little tough
  18. JC

    JeffC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!! Outside patio under the moss-laden oaks was magical! Inside is a little noisier… Superb service.
  19. FQ

    FredQ

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good wine, great martinis and good foos. Service was excellent.
  20. f

    foodieonthego

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent meal here and superb service!
  21. JS

    JSASUALUM

    Jacksonville

    333 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    333 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super Saturday night dinner! Fantastic and friendly service from Heather. We started with a bottle of King Estate Inscription pinot noir to go with the country salad and prosciutto-wrapped melon appetizers. Crab-encrusted grouper entree was amazing. Strip steak special was flavorful. Key lime pue for dessert was delectable. Look forward to dining here again soon.
  22. TG

    TomG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one o f our favorites, especially when entertaining new friends. Portions are the right size and the specials are outstanding.
  23. SC

    SatisfiedCustomer

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the crab-crusted grouper special with risotto and it was excellent. Great service from Patrick.
  24. BS

    BruceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 48th anniversary at the Bar Zin and were so completely satisfied with every aspect of our time there. We were seated promptly and had water delivered within a minute. Our server ( unfortunately I can't remember his name ) went above and beyond possessing the unique quality to be at our table when needed while leaving space for our privacy. Chef Abe was amazing and my wife's Grouper was incredible and the Tenderloin I had came out perfect with each bite as good and tender as the previous. His Blueberry cheesecake creation was as visually stunning as it was delicious followed by an excellent cup of coffee to complete our meal. All in all I'd rate our visit a 6 out of 5 and will definitely return.
  25. LG

    LindaG

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always. We thoroughly enjoy our meals and time spent at Bar Zin.
  26. H

    Hilbil

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to wine tasting before dinner. Food, drinks and service were great. Feels like a great neighborhood place.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening with my wife
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful meal! The food was outstanding and the wine list was extensive. I highly recommend you try this special place when on Amelia Island!
  30. ED

    EverettD

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Staff was great. Sat at a high top in the bar area, which was small and lively.
  31. p

    peblack

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ate outside very pleasant and food was good. Server was very good, but food came very fast. Make sure you ask for food to be paced upfront. Split every course with my wife and they plated the half portions separately, very nice.
  32. l

    lilly

    Atlanta

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. My favorite owner and best food.
  33. MB

    MaryB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the variety of plate choices (small vs regular size). Excellent wine list, great service, comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely add to my Amelia Island favorites.
  34. FL

    FoodLover

    Atlanta

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good meal tonight. We both had specials of the day and they were outstanding. Excellent service and wine.
  35. MS

    MikeS

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always. Outstanding service and superb food. Hands down best food on the island. My standard go to for a great dinner. Always take guests who are coming to visit there. Everyone loves it. Can’t wait to go back.
  36. KN

    KimN

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food but limited menu and expensive catch of the day
  37. CV

    CVilleD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many tasty options
  38. B

    Bartman

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had not been to Barz-in in a while, so not sure we like the "Tapas-style" menu. Ended up ordering more things to accommodate the smaller servings of what they have, so this a la carte plan does run up the bill quickly. The food was generally good, the best being the fried oysters and the chowder which seemed like a great marriage between New England clam chowder and shrimp bisque (no shrimp though). The service was excellent.
  39. C

    Carolyn

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was great, service excellent and surrounding tables great conversationalist Will definitely do again
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had mother's day dinner here on Saturday. The service was amazingly polite and on point, and the food was delicious. They knocked it out of the park for our family. A true hidden gem.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bar Zin Bistro and Amelia Island Wine Company is rated 4.7 stars by 1164 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Bar Zin Bistro and Amelia Island Wine Company

4924 1st Coast Hwy Suite #10 Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Fernandina Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (904) 310-6620

  • Catering

    Catering by appointment only. <br />Karly Seyda <br />karlyseyda@yahoo.com<br />(904) 861 - 4577

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room Available. Seating up to 45 people.

  • Private party contact

    Karly Seyda : (904) 861-4577

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