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".
Key Lime Pie
Butterfly Shrimp Lightly Tossed in Flour, Sautéed in Butter Finished with Brandy, Amaretto, White Wine and Orange Cream Sauce. Served Over Jasmine Rice and Baby Carrots, Sprinkled with Toasted Almonds
8 Ounce Cold Water Lobster Tail
Lightly Breaded and Deep Fried – a Wine Cellar Specialty, Vanilla Bean-Frangelico Cream Sauce, Risotto and Vegetable du Jour, Grilled or Butter Poached Also Available
What can I say! My favorite restaurant is closing, my heart is broken, I will miss The wait staff and the excellent food, treatment and location.
Hopefully we will meet again!
We had a wonderful dinner celebrating my birthday. The service was excellent, our dinners were delicious and the wine was perfect. We are sorry to hear that it is closing next week and hope it will reopen in the future.
We had a group of 11 attending Hamilton, and the staff immediately accommodated us and made sure all our requests were met and we were served in a timely manner. Our table had a variety of selections - the filet, ahi tuna, chicken piccata, lamb, escargot, scallops, lobster bisque, goat cheese and wedge salads, etc.. and everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection! We definitely will have dinner there again!
So happy to hear that the reports of your closing weren’t true!
I normally tip 20% or more, but I did not like the forced automatic 18% gratuity… and the service was a bit too casual/informal for an upscale restaurant… plus the food was very good but not outstanding.
We have been going to the Wine Cellar for over forty years. It is without question one of the top five restaurants in Jacksonville. Once again we had a great experience; the fotwas superb as usual, the service impeccable and the ambiance unbeatable.
Our server was rude. Bob. He was rushing us and when
we paid our check, he picked up the bill holder turned his back to see
what we left.
The food was delicious.
Always a great experience.
Fried lobster tail specialty was good - even better because added the fillet as well.
Stiff, cardboard environment. Pleasant staff, pleasant clean environment however felt the need to only speak in whisper tones. Not particularly my type of enjoyable atmosphere.
It’s a wonderful place for dinner!
Gary our waiter was incredible
Very nice night. We always enjoy the Wine Cellar. Terrific food. Wonderful service. Excellent wine choices.
Everthkng was great from start to finish.
Delicious food, everybody’s dinner was excellent! Service was great!
Wayne took excellent care of our party! Service, food & atmosphere amazing. I had forgotten how fabulous the Wine Cellar is for dinner & price competitive.
Our group hasn't been to the Wine Cellar in some time. We scheduled a birthday luncheon for 2 of the 6 members of our group. We were SO glad we did. Food was delicious, service was excellent and we recalled other fun times as we dined. We plan on going back with our Ladies Night Out group soon!
I’m not sure how Wine Cellar is considered a 5 star restaurant! That was the worst food; I have had in a long time! The Fake Lobster & Crab Bisque, the Frozen Crab Cakes , the dried out Bacon Wrap Scallops. Normally you may have one thing that is bad but my husband & I both meals were horrible! The food has no seasoning! Do not waste your money! I regret not going across the street to BB’s!! The clue should have been when the restaurant wasn’t busy on a Friday night!👎👎👎
Reviews of this restaurant are super-inflated. The restaurant is old and not very attractive, the furniture is also old, and there is no view.
The filet Mignon was very dry, just like the potato side dish. There was no choice of sauces for the steak.
The menu was limited.
The wine list was not as extensive as they claim.
The wine prices were overinflated, as well, more than three times the store prices.
The staff was friendly and professional.
Appreciated the birthday cake slide provided at no charge.
An average experience at the most. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant and not planning to return to it.
Wayne our server was informative, personable, and professional. The lobster dish I had was delicious, plus a beautiful plate. Partner had grouper, and equally delicious. Service was attentive and courteous! Wine Cellar best for a great meal in a classic beautiful environment.
Gary, our waiter, did a very nice job serving us on our 38th Anniversary dinner. Food was great.
Food and service is always excellent. Was Wednesday night and not crowded at all. Enjoyable evening.
Fabulous, as always....Wine Cellar is the PERFECT venue for a special occasion or a really, really, good meal!
A party of 4 friends meet every two months at different restaurants for lunch but having had lunch three times -food outstanding- the service people wonderful- we have decided that wine cellar is our go to place - we love it - my husband and I eat dinner here at least once a month - we love it
Wine Cellar is the best value for money in Jacksonville.
The food was so delicious and there server was very attentive. Great experience!
We love going to the wine cellar - food outstanding- ambiance outstanding- staff outstanding- we love our waiter Gary who makes the best manhattan and cosmo - the best
Never disappointed. Consistently delicious. Happy 47th to the Wine Cellar team!
My guest’s rack of lamb was delicious. My bacon-wrapped scallops were disappointing. The space was unpleasantly hot for someone wearing a coat.
We have always enjoyed our food here. Was hoping for new/different menu items to choose from.
Excellent food and service every time we have dined at The Wine Cellar.
It was such a special bday dinner for my wife. We absolutely loved the restaurant.
The Wine Cellar is an excellent restaurant and has been for many years. The service is always outstanding. Wayne is thoroughly knowledgeable and always excels at making recommendations. The menu is wonderfully varied . The food is astounding always perfectly prepared. We would recommend the Wine Cellar to anyone wanting an excellent dining experience
The Wine Cellar is my favorite restaurant! The food was perfection and Wayne's service was also. If you've never been there, please go!. You'll be beyond pleased.
Our very favorite. Wayne is the best. Food delicious!
I have been waiting for years to treat my husband to dinner at the Wine Cellar. My previous visits to the restaurant were exceptional. The food, the service, the cozy atmosphere rivaled restaurants I had been missing since leaving NY. I am not sure what has happened to the Wine Cellar over the years. I brought my husband in for his birthday this past weekend and left extremely disappointed. The service was slow and the waiter inattentive. The restaurant was empty for 7:30 on a Friday night. While my husband did enjoy his dinner, my encrusted grouper was soggy and the asparagus over cooked. When it came time for dessert at around 8:30, coffee had not been made and we waited 20 minutes. It breaks my heart that the Wine Cellar, once a “go to” for Jacksonville restaurants has become what it has now. Save your money and choose another option.
Was attended by 4 friends fir a birthday lunch - food was outstanding- they were all happy with their choices - complimentary birthday dessert was wonderful
We had a truly lovely dinner at the Wine Cellar. Every dish was prepared and presented thoughtfully and the food was excellent. We found the service to be very attentive without being too hovering. Ambience was romantic and there was not excessive noise.
Great food! Escargot is the best! The server was great. It’s so nice to eat at a restaurant that is not a chain. Loved it!
Prompt, courteous, attentive and friendly service. Food was prepared exactly as requested. Our party ordered different entrees all around and had a great experience.
Wine Cellar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 398-8989.
Wine Cellar is rated 4.6 stars by 1122 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.