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Wine Cellar

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771 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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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".
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(904) 398-8989
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Gary Gebert: (904) 398-8989
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Flagler Avenue
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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.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 771 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The Wine Cellar is best defined "cozy and elite". It's charming and sophisticated, with a nice wine selection, excellent food and atmosphere, and great service. It seemed little-known, which is sad because the food was quite good. The fish that my friend and I had was easily the best we'd had in the city - moist, flavorful, rich and worth the price. I would highly recommend for a classy, selective couple or family for special occasions.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Felt rushed by waiter named Bob. Food was very good, nice place

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Reasonably priced yet amazingly exquisite food. All 3 Filet Mignons were cooked exactly as requested, deliciously marinated, and sides were generous & perfectly complimented the meal. Decadent desserts & great service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great Birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The Wine Cellar never fails to please ... great menu ... dependable regular istings and interesting specials ... attentive service ...

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

For a restaurant that's called the wine cellar the waiter Gary was not very well versed on the wines on the menu..Then when we asked to taste a wine, the first time he let us but we were waivering between 2 different wines, instead of letting us try the 2nd one, he said that he couldn't do that so basically he forced the 1st wine choice on us..So that kinda set the stage for a not so great service experience from the get go..Then the escargot we order did not have any taste to it..Thirdly, we were on a romantic date night and they sat us next to a loud group of 6 people. The kicker though is that they add 18% tip to every check so regardless of the service provided, the waiter gets a guaranteed 18% tip which explains why Gary did not provide the service that we expected out of a place like that..The only thing that we liked was the ambience and under better conditions and service, it would have been a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was cooked to perfection; our server was knowledgeable, personable and recommendations were spot on.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants -- quiet, elegant, delicious food, & excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was incredible and Wayne's service and expertise were wonderful. Definitely added to my must visit more often list

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Stood at the front of the restaurant for approximately five minutes waiting for someone to show up and seat us. The front was unattended this whole time. Finally seated and our waiter comes over and asks if we are ready to order. No welcome or introduction, no suggestions to the menu, just asks if we are ready to order. We said we need a few minutes and he disappears and while we are still looking at the menu he shows back up and tries to take our order again. We again ask for more time. We are ready to order and sit several minutes with our menus close and the waiter finally returns. He takes our order but offers no suggestions or asks if we have any questions. Food came out quickly (it should because there was only three seated tables on a Friday night). Food was delicious. We finished our meals and then waited for about 10 minutes with no sign of our waiter. At this point there was only two tables seated in the restaurant and no waiter present. The waiter finally came back and took our plates. I had to ask for desert. It was not offered. Desert came out promptly and before we even finished our check was delivered. No offering of anything else. I look at the check and 18% gratuity was automatically added for a party of two. Never have I seen this done before for a party of two. The waiter definitely didn’t deserve this tip. Overall I was dissatisfied with the service at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Takes reservations. Have gone to wine cellar for years. Best service in town. Choice and Quality of food is outstanding. Wine list is extensive and varied. Call Wayne if you need something special. They make your experience to your need.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent food, service was quick and wine selection was varied. Very quiet on a Monday, but would definitely come back again.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great Food, Great Service. Old school restaurant. A little pricey for what you get, but overall good food. Seems like it's more for earlier meals as we shut down the place with an 8pm reservation. Generally, an older crowd as well.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food and service. Food is consistently good. Atmosphere creates a wonderful place to meet friends and be able to hear each other’s conversations.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This was first time at the Wine Cellar for my wife and I. The Food was amazing, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was fantastic. I felt a bit disappointed at the portion size at first, but it was more filling than I though it was gonna be, and left me room for desert and some coffee without putting me into a food comma. Overall I would recommend the Wine Cellar to anyone looking for something more low key and relaxing, or looking for a good date night restaurant. The location is kinda strange between a bank and a gas station, but it also makes it stand out in my opinion.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Nice old school place. Refreshing not to hit a chain. Not flashy, has personalized service.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Everything about the night was excellent. The place is a gem, good food, good service, quiet. Too bad I live 1200 miles away. When I am in the Jacksonville area again, I will definitely try to get back!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

As always, the Wine Cellar represents the very best in dinning in Jacksonville.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Fabulous experience. Gary waited on us and was exceptional to pay attention to every detail. Salmon was a wonderful choice for dinner. Will go back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

From the moment we walked in the door, we were impressed. The restaurant is quiet, cozy, and very welcoming. The staff were amazing and the food was delicious. I cannot wait to go back and try more of their amazing wine selection.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Excellent food, service, and ambiance! Worth every penny. Thank you, Wayne, for making this night so memorable:)

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The Wine Cellar continues to be wonderfully reliable as a lovely spot for a special occasion, or just a great dinner. This time we enjoyed the seasonal prix fixe menu, along with some selections from the regular list. Especially important for us, the chef is quite accommodating and my husband's fussy requests for preparing his selections were not at all an issue. This is a place where the commitment to serve and please patrons is evident throughout. The atmosphere is white cloth and quiet lighting, and there is a charming back patio area lit with fairy lights. It is lovely to look at from inside through large windows, as well as to enjoy for those who like to be outside. The dessert we shared - Roasted Banana Pudding - was a memorable riff on the Southern classic. It was from the prix fixe menu, but we think it deserves a permanent spot!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This was our second time visiting Wine Cellar. The food was good, atmosphere perfect for quiet dining, and service quite good. We will definitely eat there again.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The service was great. Very nice restaurant. I'm still looking for a great steak. My husbands grouper was delicious (I ate most of his). My steak was ok, but nothing to write home about. Sorry! The bread was delicious. The wine list outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I really can't figure out why more people don't go to the Wine Cellar. We have been going here for at least 25 years and are never disappointed. Prices are not outrageous. Food and service are second to none. Hardest thing is choosing what to order. I guess most people would rather go to the chain restaurants and have the same old food and atmosphere. Their loss. Thanks again Wayne.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants for service, food, and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our first visit to Wine Cellars and we will return. The service and the food was outstanding. Our waiter, Bob, was very attentive and friendly. One negative was where we were seated. We felt isolated in a small room with a few tables and would have preferred to be in the larger area, but this will not deter us from returning.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was great! Our table was so secluded and romantic it was perfect! The wine was amazing so much selection. But it’s not cheap it’s very expensive a good place to go for a date or special occasion!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

One of the best meals we had while we were in Flordia. If you love wine this is the place to come to.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual the food was very good and well prepared. Service was very good but you get the feeling that they are anxious to turn over the table . Had to remind the waiter that we wanted more time just to relax and talk a bit before we ordered.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great restaurant. Fabulous and attentive waiter. Food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our family enjoyed a wonderful meal in a pleasant environment. The service was excellent, there is ample parking and we were not hurried through our meal. We definitely return and I am pleased to recommend the Wine Cellar.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

First time we had been here. It was very nice and wonderful for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The overall experience was good. The food (and drinks) are pricey and the portions small, but the quality of the food is excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Overall fantastic. Super fresh ingredients and prepared to perfection.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The Wine Cellar is one of our favorite restaurants in Jacksonville. We live in St. Johns County and don't mind the drive for a great meal and excellent service. The staff is very accommodating and attentive to us.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

The Wine Cellar never disappoints. Good cooking, comfortable seating, quiet surroundings and attentive service. A much too often forgotten gem.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The food is very good however our waiter started out good and then several other couples were seated in his area and then the service turned from good to bad. Couldn't get his attention and it took a while to have our dinner plates cleared. Not what you would expect for this level restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Our first time dining at this establishment was an awesome experience. The server was well versed and extremely knowledgeable regarding the food and pleasant when making adjustments to an entree. He was pleasant and friendly. The food was excellent and memorable. I can still recall the flavors and warmth of each bite! The tables are a bit close together thwarting private conversations. Great choice! Will return!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Atmosphere was very conducive for great conversation. Server was friendly and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their selection especially the fried asparagus and crab, and quiche. The only issue was that the crab and lobster bisque soup could have been warmer. All-in-all, we’ll be back.

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