Wine Cellar

4.7
955 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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".
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Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is absolutely wonderful! I enjoyed a delicious mushroom and shrimp crepe (appetizer), a petit filet mignon, and a scrumptious German chocolate bread pudding which were all featured on the prix fie menu. An amazing mal for a very reasonable price.

PM
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a very nice dinner for our anniversary!

t
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal and experience. Highly recommend the Wine Cellar.

T
Jacksonville
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love it here. Delicious food and the service is always stellar. We need to get back downtown more often.

c
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad meal at the Wine Cellar

WW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. As a senior, I truly appreciate the general noise level and the ability to coverse with my table mates. Classy restaurant.

NA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fabulous service and a lovely room. Who could ask for anything more? Particularly delightful for a special occasion. Everything from the drinks, the appetizers, the entrees, and the desserts was wonderful.

T
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the additional pluses is the quiet atmosphere. Conversation isn’t difficult in this lovely setting!

MZ
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Anniversary. We were treated with a glass of champagne.

j
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great. The pri fix menu has very good choices. Enjoyed the shrimp crepes and the flounder stuffed with crab.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my "go to" for a business lunch. Menu choices are diverse and always meet expectations.

OT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife for her birthday. She loved the food- can’t wait to go back in the near future

G
Jacksonville
34 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu has a lot to offer and the food was excellent. The service was also excellent

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine cellar gives you an interpersonal experience and the hosts and waiters are absolutely phenomenal with the attention to detail. It was such a great experience.

BP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very accommodating for our large group since we had to eat early to get to a concert. Everyone was very friendly and the food and service were excellent. I highly recommend the Wine Cellar.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sisters getting together from out of town for a couple days

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great wine list and stylish surroundings. Wonderful night out in Jacksonville. Service was perfect and the Lobster Tail with Vanilla Bean sauce was out of this world.

Thanks for a great evening.

FL
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. A neighborgood gem that 's been around for decades. Service and food are impeccable.

R
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Very quaint and quiet for a Saturday night. Food was uninspiring and for a place call Wine Cellar, the wine list was an underperformer.
With that said, it could have been an off night, but for the price, I expected more.

OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine Cellar never disappoints. First experienced Wine Cellar 25 years ago. Some old favorites have changed, but still the best in Jax. Tried other restaurants but keep going back to Wine Cellar. Only regret is I don't go more often.

d
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I was looking for...menu, selections, food prep, service, ambiance —all excellent. You can bet I’ll be back.

J
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to the Wine Cellar for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it, again. We have been there several times and have always enjoyed the excellent food and service. We will be back!

MW
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Absolutely love Wine Cellar! Would improve customer service!

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was bland not worth the price

R
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our wedding anniversary, we again chose the Wine Cellar and were again pleased with the whole experience.

Carol & Roger Tompkins

GR
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just as with dinner, lunch at the Wine Cellar is a wonderful treat. The food is delicious and the service is great. I had a favorite of mine “A Trio of Flavors” a tasty sampling of scallop, shrimp and crab.

TF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for their 45 year anniversary special, the food was FANTASTIC! Each course was proportioned perfectly and seasoned right. By the time we had dessert we were full, NOT stuffed but pleasantly full. Huge props to the pastry chef! Her banana pudding was Phenomenal! Not too sweet and again portioned just right. Michael our waiter was attentive, funny and helpful. Give the man a raise! The only thing I would request if it's possible to have a wine suggestion for each course. Otherwise you will have a wonderful time from start to finish. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

RW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times. I'm never disappointed. Food and service is great.

EB
Jacksonville
585 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us went to Wine cellar for dinner before attending a jazz concert at The Ritz. Wayne provided exceptional service throughout. We all opted for the 45th anniversary 4 course prix fixe menu. Three had the avocado vichyssoise and the fourth had field greens to start. For the second course, two had the stuffed crab and the other two selected the ship tuna with ginger. Entrees selected were sirloin (3) and snapper with shrimp (1). Finally, three of us had the chocolate mousse pie while the fourth had the banana pudding for dessert. We brought a couple of bottles of wine from home to complement the meal. Corkage fee of $17 per bottle is reasonable. Everything met our very high expectations. Wine Cellar is one of the oldest locally owned restaurants in Jacksonville and our experience has always been outstanding. We highly recommend it.

J
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! I don’t really care for the raccoons. Fortunately, we had finished our meal, but they don’t add to the ambiance.

BM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food would have been a 5 but I felt the mash potatoes were on the bland side, absolutely everything else was incredible! Wayne was our server he recommended a great wine for us, great communication with us. Would absolutely recommend to friends and family, it edges out Orsay in my book.

JG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always thoroughly enjoy dining at the Wine Cellar. Have been going for many years. and this time, I even saw a friend of mine who was also dining there. See, good food, good friends. What more could one ask for?

DA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Has been a favorite for 30 years. Food is consistently very good, often exceptional. Not a budget location, but prices are appropriate for quality so the value equation is good. Easy to have a private conversation without the distraction of televisions and without crowding of tables.

K
Jacksonville
55 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is one of my favorite restaurants. Interesting, quality food and service.

JK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food as always was great. The ambiance and seating was exactly right for the occasion. Our server Wayne was fantastic. Our go to place to celebrate milestones.

b
Jacksonville
70 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My monthly lunch treat when I'm downtown. A local gem, with long time staff. The menu variety is fantastic and always featuring local, fresh, in season specials. Extensive Wine selection and Full Bar.
Tip is included, which to me assures great service.

SR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, * Good ambiance,* Good Staff, *Good Service an easy 4 Star plus

B
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Overall great ambiance. Food was average, service about what I would expect though our server was not very knowledgeable about wine. The wine list itself is adequate but certainly not befitting of the restaurant name. I’d say if you are looking for a good place for a date and/or to converse with friends, it’s great.

l
Jacksonville
50 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine cellar is always excellent. Service outstanding. Menu choices always good and food always good. Would recommend to anyone wanting to go to a first class restaurant

OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First time dining in this establishment. The food and service was outstanding(lamb chops, scallops, sea bass) however there was thing in particular that killed the mood. The restaurant is quaint in the best ways but very very quiet. The tables are close to each other and it wasn’t a full house this particular Saturday night. They sat the few tables they had next to each other instead of spacing us out a little and giving each party some privacy. I felt that I couldn’t speak openly to my guest dining with me and this was suppose to be our special date night. Also for our party of two gratuity was added to the bill, found this unusual and tacky. Our server missed out on extra tip because of this.

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