David's Restaurant & Lounge

4.7
1317 reviews
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Steakhouse
The ART of Dining! Top rated seafood and meats available on Amelia Island. Our mouthwatering menu features a wide selections of delicious entrees such as Filet Oscar, Rack of Lamb & Grilled Prime Rib Eye. On the Sea side Dover Sole, Truffle Scallops, Sea Bass & Vegetarian options. Our elegant presentation & experienced wait staff makes dining at David’s Restaurant a unique intimate. Attire: Resort casual in the dining room. Enjoy fine wines, liquors and cocktails, and relax in the lounge. Best suited for ages 5 and older.
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Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal of crab cake appetizer and beet salad followed by seafood pappardelle and roasted pork shank special..ending with a incredible flourless chocolate torte. It was a wonderful birthday experience all provided by our excellent and knowledgeable server Mark. P.S he’s also a great photographer! Our favorite restaurant on Amelia Island for special occasions.

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DE
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Ryan was incredible, meal was off the charts. David’s has set the standard
for excellence!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service staff was awesome, the food in between meals was delicious, and the steak was on point!

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DE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is spectacular, as is the food. The place is beautiful, spotlessly clean, and the recorded music selections are most enjoyable. It’s a first class place, but not a bit snooty. Parking is nearby; valet parking is also available. The staff is constantly on the move, but quietly attending to business, and not at all obtrusive. David’s just rose to the top of our favorites list!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almost everything was great. My steak was slightly overdone, but it was still very tasty, but I would have preferred med-rare. The three other guest's filet's were perfectly cooked.

Just to be clear, it wasn't inedible, it was still a very good steak.

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DC
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

David's never disappoints. Food, beverage and service is most always stellar. This visit however, the service as a bit off. By a bit off, I mean it wasn't as excellent as usual, but still better than most places. Server seemed preoccupied or just not sharp. Regardless, food was excellent and an enjoyable birthday celebration for our friend was successful.

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s
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice spot - lovely décor, attention to detail. The bread came in a cool box but was disappointing. nice amuse, sorbet pallet cleanser. I had the prix fix and it was good value.

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to celebrate special occasions. The food and service were awesome. We will definitely go back.

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JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were visiting Amelia Island to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. David’s was verbally recommended by a number of locals as the perfect place for our anniversary dinner. They were right! We enjoyed a memorable evening with excellent food and service. If you visit, the Chilean Sea Bass is the best I have ever had!

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k
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark was an awesome server and David was very attentive!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food. Eating Keto was easy.

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CK
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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Naples
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

New Years Eve—5:15 Rez only option
Two Seated in dark back room and told we could not change to main dining room because all Rez would fill in quickly. Table of 6 beside us moved no problem

Drinks were not correct but we only mentioned it after waiter asked. 2nd try was perfect.

One dinner served with salsa all over fish after requesting it on the side. So I finished dinner as 2nd meal was served to companion.
Service was too fast—no option for 2nd drink before food service. Poor waiter was worried about tip w screw ups from bar and kitchen and lost his sense of humor.

Food was outstanding, ambiance for NYE was not worth the $ and will not select David’s for that again.
PS I live around the corner and would have liked a better experience for reliable favorite w family and friends

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Davids for new years eve and had a fantastic meal. This was not our first time at Davids and will surely not be our last. Everything was excellent from the service to quality of food and presentation.

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Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good. Two of us ordered the Dover Sole and thought it was a little tough. Our server was adequate but she could smile a little more.
Unfortunately, there was a large family party in the center of the room that apparently thought they were in their home not a restaurant to consider those around them.

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k
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Sea Bass and Dover Sole main courses were very good, and a welcome departure from the ubiquitous shrimp and grits and crab cakes that are found on every other menu here in Amelia Island.

Also, the entire wait staff was extremely professional, especially our main waiter Glen. We really appreciate a front-of-house that is so well run!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome every time

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P
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Over priced for the level of quality and service. Our introduction to the service was first made by a teenager who introduced himself as the wait staff assistant. It reminded me of the old adage that children should be seen and not heard. The bar menu looked interesting and if I were to go back, I would nibble around the bar area instead of the dining room.

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HE
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Christmas dinner - a set three course meal. Holiday dining can be hit or miss. This was a real hit! The appetizers were great, the entrees (sea bass and beef tenderloin) were outstanding, and the desserts (pecan pie and caramel cheese cake) excellent. Our server, Sage, was first rate - friendly, professional, efficient, and a good conversationalist. All the other servers were also excellent. The ambiance and pace of the meal were perfect. They also do corkage so we could enjoy the Christmas wine my partner bought for us. In all, a wonderful evening. Will go back next trip to Amelia!

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Christmas dinner!
The salted caramel cheesecake was the best I have ever tasted.
We will be returning next year as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Christmas dinner at David’s was extremely disappointing. We waited almost an hour between the appetizers and the main course. The food was inedible. It was cold, badly seasoned and ineptly cooked. The lobster tails were dry and cold, the steak had burnt seasoning that tasted like a badly cleaned grill. My plate was sent back and the food served in the new plate was just as bad as the original. At $80 a meal it was a very expensive mistake.

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JB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great menu for Christmas. Our only disappointment was the cocktails were lacking in taste and technique.

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SA
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

It's hard to find good restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve so we reserved Davids well in advance and were looking forward to what should have been a good dining experience.
It was a fixed price menu and I was not thrilled with the limited choices. I didn't see anything about this when I reserved, or was reminded or reconfirmed. I picked this restaurant for their menu but it was not available. The food was just OK, especially considering the high price. It may have been better if I could have ordered what I wanted from a full menu.
It took forever to get drinks. Unsolicited we were told that there was only one bartender for the entire restaurant and bar and besides that he is 73 years old! Not too far from my age so a little offensive!
All in all disappointed. Maybe it's different outside the holiday period.

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s
Orlando
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Florida. Worth the trip from wherever you are.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate here on Christmas Eve and the restaurant is beautifully designed and lit. The servers were efficient and polite. Our waiter was helpful and informative.

Overall our food was delicious (we had steaks and fish) the room was nicely decorated and the service was great.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who like steak and is looking for a special evening.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time at David's. Great food, service and company made for a great birthday dinner for my mother in law. We will definitely return!

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M
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service in a very nice atmosphere!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fun time with family… Very nice environment… Food was served warm instead of hot, and service was very slow… I think they were understaffed…

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JH
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Filet Oscar was flawless, wife said the scallops were like pillows. Ambiance was perfect, very special place. Makes Capital Grille look like Golden Corral....

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very tasty dinner. You don’t see rack of lamb on menus often, it’s my favorite. We enjoyed the tasting of caprese bites, intermezzo, and chocolate covered strawberries after dinner. Nice place for a special dinner.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my bfs bday. Ryan the waiter was awesome. Food was incredible. We had a lovely evening.

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CW
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hosted 7 friends and family for my birthday. Wonderful! Food great, service good, ambience perfect and decor fab@

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A
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David’s is our favorite restaurant in Fernandina Beach. The service is by far the best and the food is delicious and consistent. We enjoy taking our out of town guests there when they visit.

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JP
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Amelia Island’s best restaurants, David’s is always excellent. The menu offers a variety of options and the wine list is substantial. Our food choices were prepared perfectly and the service was prompt.

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JR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and the service were excellent! Our party of 9 was very pleased with the experience. We will definitely return!

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Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my husband’s birthday. We had a delectable meal. Truly enjoyed the experience!

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F
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Service! The Sea Bass was exceptional

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JP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Service was impeccable. Food is always great.

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Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

All areas except the food where excellent. Our complaint were the garlic mashed potatoes, they were stiff and dry. The steaks were 5 star! The chef must not have sampled the them or he/she would have discarded this batch of potatoes.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here for our anniversary celebration! David's is always friendly and the food is excellent.

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