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About Wine Cellar
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".
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Continental, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Gary Gebert: (904) 398-8989
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
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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Wine Cellar Ratings and Reviews
I loved it up until my main course was served. The duck, upon recommendation was what I ordered. I was VERY disappointed. It was not cooked well, very tough, fat not seared or rendered down. The appetizer and my dates tuna were amazing. Server was good but didn't comment to me or question why I left most of my dinner untouched.
Dinning at the Wine Cellar is always a pleasure. The food is well prepared with good flavor and well presented. The wine selection is affordable and with a good variety available. The service is pleasant but not over-bearing. If you are visiting the area or seeing downtown Jacksonville the Wine Cellar is worth the trip --if you want a fine dinning experience.
Incredible food! Quality is amazing!! You get what you pay! I’ve paid more for food not even close to this place. Service excellent! They have separate rooms for gatherings! Quite! Insane wine list.... If you haven’t tried this place it is a must! They have specials to include lunch on website.
We went to Wine Cellar before a concert. The service was good and we got everything relatively quickly. My wife got the fried lobster tail which she said was very good and I got the steak au poivre over fresh pasta. Mine was really delicious and we will be making the drive back up to Jacksonville from St. Augustine at some point in the future just to get that meal again.
There were four in my party and we all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Two of the ladies had never been to Wine Cellar and plan to return. Bob provided competent service. The restaurant was more crowded than usual for lunch (which is good) but the raucous group of 12 ladies seated in the same dining room as we were made our experience less pleasant than usual. I usually pick Wine Cellar for business meals because of its attractive and usually quiet atmosphere which allows for good conversation. I expect that this experience was an aberration.
Tried Sip n Savor on fr night. Service was good. Food unfortunately hit and miss. Tuna app was good not great - for someone who eats sushi regularly not as fresh as would have liked. Steak very good seasoning just slightly over cooked. European sea bass - barely passable and risotto the same -latte over cooked. Fish -served two very small tail pieces. Scallops very good -and gnocci also very good. Peach puff pastry dessert wonderful. Unfortunately think they were struggling with $35 pp price point -should have been a bit more generous with ingredients and gone to $45pp like several other higher end restaurants. Decor just needs a bit of updating -looking alittle tired.
Overall a very enjoyable experience. Our Server (Lane) was fun and enjoyable. And we were never left wondering what was going on. The ambiance was very unique compared to other restaurants around here. I felt
It a little crowded, but not terribly so. For our starter, we had the escargot as we started with the bread, but after tasting it on its own, found the bread to hinder the wonderful flavor!! We also split a Caesar salad and we loved the touch of basil. It really "popped" and as I already make my own Caesar dressing at home, and grown my own basil, I am bringing that to my own table! The food had great flavor. I had the filet and it was excellently cooked. I prefer a little extra crust on the streak, but I didn't make that known and I'm sure if I would have, it would've been done, and it was a PERFECT medium rare. My only complaint was presentation. The taste was incredible, the plate was dull. No garnish to speak of. My girlfriend had the Tuna though and it was plated fabulously and tasted great while cooked to her satisfaction. For the called the wine cellar, I was a little disappointed with the wine selection. We were on our way to see a Flamenco guitar player, and a Rioja or Tempranillo was what I was hoping to enjoy, but I had to settle for a Malbec as it was the closest to a
Spanish wine I could find. In closing, my experience was wonderful and I look forward to coming back.
Drew M Anderson
Overall, the experience was very good, but I have some reservations (no pun intended). Our meal started with cocktails. I had a Manhattan, while my wife enjoyed a dirty martini and another guest had an old fashioned. I must admit I was a bit disappointed in the drinks. While they were adequate, they did not approach my expectations. The old fashioned was garnished with one of those bright neon red Maraschino cherries rather than a more upscale cherry (like a Luxardo). The wine list is impressive and has a wide variety of price points. Even the inexpensive options were very good wines. I started my meal with the vichyssoise which had a wonderful flavor and was served at a perfect temperature. My main course was the European sea bass which again had fantastic flavor both in the center of the plate as well as the sides. I finished my meal with the almond amaretto cheese cake which was fine, but did not thrill as the rest of the food did. While I would certainly recommend this restaurant, I would advise to temper you expectations as the establishment seems to want to be more than it currently is.
Delighted that our birthday girls chose The Wine Cellar. Had not been there for quite some time and found it to be as good as my last visit. Service and food excellent. Karen anticipated and knew how to meet our order specifications. Love the atmosphere, gives one a feeling of comfort and presentation of food sparks of an artistic nature...lovely presentation. Must not forget the warm greeting from all when we entered and when we left...
Wonderful restaurant close to downtown. 43 years in business and our server was an employee of over 30 years. Family owned. Elegant, well prepared dishes and an extensive wine list. Quiet setting where you can have a relaxing dinner. It has been too long since we have been here, we live at the beach now but the ride is worth it. We will be back soon.
In my opinion, one of the top five in Jacksonville.
Our first time to the restaurant and food the ambiance to be delightfully comfortable, the staff to be eager to serve and fun to interact with, and the food to be absolutely delectable!! The flavors of the appetizers, main dishes and desserts that we ordered were varying and all mouth-watering. I like this place and will return.
The Wine Cellar never disappoints! The food and service are always exceptional! We were there with 7 close friends who all have a different palate and preferences! Each of us loved our food. The grouper was so tender and tasty. The filet mignon melted in your mouth. The sea bass was amazing and so on.....The waiter took such good care of us. He was knowledgeable about the menu and wine selection! A fantastic dining experience!
I have been to a different Wine Cellar location years ago. I took my girlfriend out for her birthday and was hoping it would be as good as I remember. I wasn't disappointed. The food was excellent, the service above and beyond, and the atmosphere stylish and cozy. Can't wait to go back.
We had an early reservation. The waiter was prompt and kept our orders coming at a nice pace. We wanted a leisurely dinner to catch up and the waiter completely respected this. The Brie appetizer was very good. The bacon rapped scallops were delicious. Steaks done perfectly. The fried lobster was a little disappointing. The waiter offered drawn butter, which was more to our liking over the sweet sauce. Nice place for dinner. A bit pricey, but overall a good experience.
We celebrated our anniversary at the Wine Cellar and it felt like the perfect celebration for us. The service was attentive without being overbearing, we had complimentary champagne upon arrival and every bite of our meal was just perfection. The ambiance was super laid back and felt intimate even though it is a decent sized restaurant. We will be back for more celebrations!
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