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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
1137 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

A neighborhood American Bistro & Wine Bar. A casual yet upbeat venue.

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2 people

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Booked 14 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Please ask your server about our vegan & vegetarian options

Starters

  • Truffle Fries$10.00

    Truffle dust, parmesan, truffle aoili

    • Charcuterie

      Selection of artisan cured meats & cheeses, pickled vegetables, honeycomb, mustard

      • per selection$6.00
    • Fried Oysters$14.00

      Beer batter, house autrey seasoning, remoulade

      • Flash Fried Calamari or Grilled$12.00

        Banana pepper aioli, balsamic capers

        • Brushetta$12.00

          Ricotta, strawberry & fig or goat cheese, wild mushroom & balsalmic glaze

          • Crispy Brussel Sprouts$8.00

            Salt & pepper

            Greens

            • Crab Quinoa$18.00

              Jumbo lump crab meat, tri-peppers, bok choy, fresh mint

              • French Country$10.00

                Pears, bacon, blue cheese, pickled onion, candied pecans

                • Curried Caesar$8.00

                  Dried cranberries, parmesan, toasted almonds

                  Small Plates

                  • Mussel Frites$16.00

                    Sambuca, white wine butter broth, truffle aioli

                    • Scallop$18.00

                      Pan seared, wild mushroom risotto

                      • Tuna Crunch$18.00

                        Panko crusted, soba noodles, sweet chili soy glaze

                        • Proscuitto Melon$12.00

                          Seasonal melon, thinly sliced prosciutto de parma

                          • Chicken Beignets$14.00

                            Hot honey chicken skewers, powdered beignets

                            • Lamb Chop$18.00

                              Colorado lamb chop, cheese polenta, mint butter

                              • Asian Pork Slider$12.00

                                Jalapeno carrot slaw, BZ sauce, Hawaiian roll

                                • The "Burger"$18.00

                                  Kobe beef, choice of cheese, LTOP, fries

                                  Caviar

                                  Chopped Egg, Red Onion, Sour Cream, Matzoh

                                  • Sevruga

                                    Marky's Premium Black

                                    • per oz$90.00
                                  • Osetra

                                    Pacific Plaza Imports

                                    • per oz$125.00
                                  • Beluga

                                    Marky's Premium Hybrid

                                    • per oz$200.00
                                  • Sevruga Tasting$50.00

                                    with Moet split

                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                    What 1,137 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                    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

                                      Neighborhood Gem

                                    • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

                                      Contemporary American

                                    • Amelia Island

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                                    • Amelia Island

                                      Best Food

                                    • Amelia Island

                                      Best Service

                                    • Amelia Island

                                      Best Ambiance

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                                    • Amelia Island

                                      Fit for Foodies

                                    • Amelia Island

                                      Notable Wine List

                                    • Amelia Island

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                                      Jacksonville

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                                      5.0

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                                      Dined 4 days ago

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                                      Perfect evening with my wife

                                    2. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Atlanta

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                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      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!

                                    3. ED

                                      EverettD

                                      Savannah

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                    4. p

                                      peblack

                                      Atlanta

                                      20 reviews

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                                      4.0

                                      20 reviews

                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                      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.

                                    5. l

                                      lilly

                                      Atlanta

                                      72 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      72 reviews

                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Never disappoints. My favorite owner and best food.

                                    6. MB

                                      MaryB

                                      Jacksonville

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                      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.

                                    7. FL

                                      FoodLover

                                      Atlanta

                                      48 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      48 reviews

                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    8. 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.

                                    9. KN

                                      KimN

                                      New York Area

                                      10 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Good food but limited menu and expensive catch of the day

                                    10. CV

                                      CVilleD

                                      San Francisco

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      So many tasty options

                                    11. 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.

                                    12. 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

                                    13. 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.

                                    14. F

                                      Frannibelle

                                      New York Area

                                      8 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                      overall3food5service3ambience3

                                      No outside table available, so we ate in the bar area. Attractive decor, but very noisy. Exuberant, happy crowd, but too noisy for us. Server was friendly and very helpful with the menu, but our order “ got lost” and service was very slow. Server suggested I have my appetizer first, instead of together with my small plate, but then delivered everything together anyway. My husband’s main dish never came. When we asked (tired of waiting for the dish that never came) for the check, and told our server one dish had never made it, his comment was” oh, really, you never got it? “:He was our server— how could he not know this? We were really disappointed, as everything we ate was yummy and my cocktail was delicious, but very uneven service and noise spoiled the evening for us

                                    15. c

                                      chucks

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                                      10 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great place, first time visit, somebody in that kitchen really knows what they are doing, tried most of the specials, outstanding.

                                    16. MS

                                      MikeS

                                      Jacksonville

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      As usual. Fantastic. Food is always 5 star. Service with Olivia the best. It’s our go to restaurant, for ourselves and when guests come.

                                    17. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

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                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

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                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Sat outside

                                    18. s

                                      sea1

                                      Jacksonville

                                      113 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      113 reviews

                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Another great dinner. We enjoyed dining on the porch and the weather was perfect. Swordfish and Salmon cooked perfectly.

                                    19. l

                                      lorid

                                      Charlotte

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      One of our favorite places to visit and eat on the island!

                                    20. E

                                      Eileen

                                      Richmond

                                      19 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      19 reviews

                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Exceptional service. Food was excellent. Seating outside was very nice.

                                    21. w

                                      weddings101

                                      Detroit

                                      9 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Beautiful experience at Bar Zin

                                    22. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Jacksonville

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The usual lovely setting was enhanced by the excellent service from Olivia! We were celebrating a milestone birthday for my husband and we decided to do that at Bar Zin for the delicious food and beverage. Our mussels were as we have enjoyed previously and it’s easily our favorite dish on the menu. Salad and double lamb chops were added and then we were pleasantly surprised with the addition of the tasty chocolate cake. It also a pleasure to see owners/chef taking a spin around to chat up the patrons for their feedback. A well run and thoroughly pleasant experience! Thanks to all!

                                    23. EP

                                      ElaineP

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall2food1service1ambience4

                                      I am not sure why people rave about this place. First only reservation was at 8:45 but we got there it barely had anyone inside. Our server had no idea how to serve wine. Almost poured half the bottle in a glass. The table next to us was incredibly loud. The burger was so over cooked it was not edible. Yes we should have notified the manager but that point we just wanted to leave.

                                    24. KK

                                      KathyK

                                      Washington DC

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                      Quaint wine bar, perfect for date night. I wasn’t crazy about the menu but we tried the mussels with frites (with amazing truffle mayo) and fried oysters. The mussels were one of a kind, served with a delicious sambuca and white butter sauce! We also loved our cocktails. It was very quiet for a Saturday night so we had great service,too.

                                    25. AD

                                      AlessandraD

                                      Charleston

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great little hideaway on the way to the southern part of Amelia Island. Quietly located in a small quirky mall. We loved the food from beginning to end and Marcos was an excellent waiter. We suggest you leave the noisiness of downtown behind and drive the ten miles to this local spot. And just that- lots of locals which always helps. Casual, eat outside or in, enjoy a great selection of wine as well.

                                    26. DR

                                      DebbieR

                                      San Francisco

                                      5 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                      We are long time regulars at BarZin and always enjoy it. We couldn’t wait for it to reopen. It was always our go to with out of town guests. Things have changed, of course, with the Pandemic. I would say BarZin has done a great job changing with the times. A different scene now, but the food and service are very good.

                                    27. PB

                                      PamB

                                      Miami

                                      10 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food and great because small plates so can have an appetizer and a small entree!! Their crunchy tuna and scallops are always excellent!

                                    28. S

                                      Southerngal

                                      Savannah

                                      52 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      52 reviews

                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Awesome Swordfish over Cajun Risotto..!!! Love this Restaurant…! Great atmosphere, Friendly staff, and Outstanding service… Highly Recommend..!!!

                                    29. BC

                                      BenC

                                      Raleigh

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 12, 2022

                                      overall2food4service4ambience1

                                      We booked through OpenTable and at the time only 8:30pm reservations were available. When we arrived the place was empty. They brought us into the main dining room, then told us actually they were closing that room and put us in the bar. The kitchen is only open until 9. Then we watched them close up shop around us and talk about going home during our entire meal. It was awkward and terrible and not the kind of experience you’d be interested in actually paying money for. The food was pretty good and our server was nice.

                                    30. DK

                                      DebbieK

                                      Jacksonville

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 11, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      What a wonderful meeting place for friends to gather and enjoy dinner together. Great atmosphere and we all enjoyed our dinners...and maybe a few glasses of wine:) I think between us we tried just about everything on the menu including the delicious desserts to finish off the evening on an even higher note.

                                    31. SJ

                                      StanleyJ

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                      Very gracious waiter and manager. When a large group was extremely noisy, the manager complimented our dinner! We will definitely return!! Great food and wait staff.

                                    32. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Birmingham

                                      2 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                      overall3food4service4ambience1

                                      Had reservations for 8:00. The dining room had a party of approximately 20 that was insufferably loud. My wife and I could not have a normal conversation. Wait staff was great. However, management could have easily asked them to tone it down. There was even a toast that referred to the mf*****s at their table. This was not a “bistro” experience but more of a saloon atmosphere. Even though meal was very good, the noise made the evening unbearable.

                                    33. LC

                                      LocalCrabs

                                      Philadelphia

                                      26 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      26 reviews

                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Just love this little gem on “The Island”!! Been coming here for years, and it never disappoints. Make sure to grab a bottle of wine next door at the Amelia Island Wine Company for dinner. Wine tasting on Friday nights too at AIWC!!! Great service and outside seating available. Enjoy. You won’t regret.

                                    34. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on April 7, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our flight was delayed , we were not going to make our 830 reservation, the hostess Heather,said she would hold the kitchen open.we got there a little after 9, fried Calamay was excellent my scallops and risotto was exquisite, wonderful flavors. My wife had the grilled shrimp salad was amazing.Kudos to the staff

                                    35. t

                                      timd

                                      Washington DC

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on April 6, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Skip the fish shacks and come to this place where the food is prepared with great skill, and served with charm and grace. On a pleasant evening, sit outside among the live oaks and Spanish moss. Our finicky 9-year-old granddaughter loved the brussels spouts as much as the beignets!

                                    36. CJ

                                      ClaudiaJ

                                      Las Vegas

                                      10 reviews

                                      1.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on April 4, 2022

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      We got there 2 minutes before they opened snd the person who came to the door told us to walk around and that they had a busy day and couldn’t let us in. The waiter was doing his best but since it is a wine bar I thought we could order wine flights. When asked he didn’t even know what a flight was. The charcuterie board was a joke. Best thing on there was the honey. I think someone needs a lesson. Mine that I make are nicer and with better ingredients. Never were we given a plate. Waste of time and money.

                                    37. H

                                      Hoya

                                      Tallahassee

                                      70 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      70 reviews

                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The food was excellent with creative and interesting election of small plates. Each of them as good as the other. Our server was informative, personable and a delight. We can’t wait to go back and try some of the other options.

                                    38. T

                                      Tami

                                      Jacksonville

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Birthday celebration. Jackie, our server, was a joy from the start.

                                    39. JS

                                      JSASUALUM

                                      Jacksonville

                                      326 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      326 reviews

                                      Dined on April 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Fantastic Friday night dinner in the bar area. We started with bottle of King Estate Inscription along with the charcuterie plate. Bread on charcuterie was delicious as was the salami and cheddar cheese. Country salad was fresh with just the right amount of dressing. My wife’s steak with shrimp was outstanding as were my lamb chops. Beignets and cocktails for dessert rounded out a wonderful evening. Service was outstanding!

                                    40. DM

                                      DianeM

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 1, 2022

                                      overall3food1service5ambience3

                                      I did not like the menu and had a had time finding something to eat os I ordered a Caesar salad and grilled salmon. Caesar salad was not that great. Will not return.

                                    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 1137 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                    Booked 14 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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