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".
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.
Had a very nice dinner for our anniversary!
Another great meal and experience. Highly recommend the Wine Cellar.
We absolutely love it here. Delicious food and the service is always stellar. We need to get back downtown more often.
Never had a bad meal at the Wine Cellar
Great dining experience. As a senior, I truly appreciate the general noise level and the ability to coverse with my table mates. Classy restaurant.
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.
One of the additional pluses is the quiet atmosphere. Conversation isn’t difficult in this lovely setting!
50th Anniversary. We were treated with a glass of champagne.
The food was great. The pri fix menu has very good choices. Enjoyed the shrimp crepes and the flounder stuffed with crab.
Always my "go to" for a business lunch. Menu choices are diverse and always meet expectations.
I took my wife for her birthday. She loved the food- can’t wait to go back in the near future
The menu has a lot to offer and the food was excellent. The service was also excellent
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.
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.
Sisters getting together from out of town for a couple days
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.
Outstanding. A neighborgood gem that 's been around for decades. Service and food are impeccable.
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.
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.
Everything I was looking for...menu, selections, food prep, service, ambiance —all excellent. You can bet I’ll be back.
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!
Absolutely love Wine Cellar! Would improve customer service!
Food was bland not worth the price
On our wedding anniversary, we again chose the Wine Cellar and were again pleased with the whole experience.
Carol & Roger Tompkins
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.
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
I have been here several times. I'm never disappointed. Food and service is great.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
It is one of my favorite restaurants. Interesting, quality food and service.
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.
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.
Good food, * Good ambiance,* Good Staff, *Good Service an easy 4 Star plus
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.
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
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.