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
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
NY Strip Steak
NY Strip Steak Lightly Crusted with Pepper and Herbs. Served Over House Made Pappardelle Pasta with Oyster, Beech and Button Mushrooms, Finished with Brandy Cream Sauce
Prompt, courteous, attentive and friendly service. Food was prepared exactly as requested. Our party ordered different entrees all around and had a great experience.
Marvelous - Food and service were great- Love a drink before dinner in their cozy bar
This has been our “go to” place for some time and it is always a good experience. Food is interesting and tasty and very nicely presented. Service is attentive yet unobtrusive. Very nice wine list and the servers were knowledgeable and helpful .
I’ve been coming here for over 30 years and it never disappoints!
My boyfriend took myself in my girlfriend who is in from out of town and we had a wonderful time the food was amazing the atmosphere was beautiful very romantic very elegant would go back there a 100 times loved it
Nice, friendly staff. Subpar wine selection (given the name of the restaurant). Food was good, but overpriced for the portion. Loud during the time we went. They closed at 8pm.
We have never had a bad meal at The Wine Cellar. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Jacksonville. The service is always excellent and the food is consistently excellent.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Wine Cellar! The food was DELICIOUS! We were spoiled by the staff who catered to our every need! We can’t wait for our next visit!
What an amazing almost hidden gem in the San Marco area. The food was superb, the wine list filled with something for everyone taste and the service was friendly and extremely efficient. Highly recommended and we will be returning.
Celebrated my birthday here and it was the absolute best!!!! 10/10 recommendation!!
as always awesome experience. will be back soon.!!
As usual, had delicious lunch with friends. The Triple Pplay seafood sampler was most popular today.
Great food and great place for a quiet and romantic dinner date.
You can always count on a great meal with great service at the Wine Cellar. They know how to make guests feel special. The food was outstanding! Service was wonderful. I love going to The Wine Cellar.
We used to frequent the wine cellar a lot when we lived in Jacksonville. Back in town we went back- it is the same wonderful
Place that I highly recommend. Delicious food and great service.
A little pricey for quality of food. Nice presentation. Lobster tail a bit over cooked
Great as always. I really don't understand why this restaurant isn't more popular. Service is impeccable, personal but not pushy. Provides an intimate setting where you are able to focus on your dining companion(s) and the food and wine,rather than the "lively" (read "noisy") environment in other well-reviwed restaurants. A local institution that should be celebrated and enjoyed now - or else it may fade from the scene as another Covid casualty.
Loved it! The service and food were wonderful- we had a lovely time!
Our dining experience was perfect! Thank you so much!
A Jacksonville tradition in fine dining. A place to go when looking for great food and good wine in a classy comfortable quiet environment.
We always dine there. The food and the atmosphere is super
This is my third time dining here. Service was good and the food great. Had their trio and the taste was excellent.
Only flaw was the waiter reached over my food to refill glass instead of going around to other side of table.
Exceeded expectations on every level. Great service. Excellent food.
As usual it was fantastic.
Fabulous food and service = can't wait to go back!
Our favorite place in JAX for dining out. Great wait staff, food, it has it all.
A perfect meal.
The food and the service was excellent first time visiting awesome
Enjoyed my birthday lunch here. All meals were fantastic. I had the chicken special and my husband had the trio of flavors. Would order both again. Everything on the menu looked fabulous and we will definitely return to try new items. They kindly brought me a piece of flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce which was also to die for! Great service ( and the martinis were great too).
We were greeted and seated immediately upon arrival. The staff was extremely hospitable. We were provided the menu with the daily selections by our server (Gary) who gave us a brief overview of the restaurant (since we were first time diners) and took our drink orders. I ordered a Cosmo and my husband had Bourbon on the rocks - both cocktails were on our table quickly and expertly prepared.
After listening to a couple of dinner suggestions, we placed our order. I ordered the Basil Caesar salad and Almond Crusted Grouper and my husband order seared colossal scallops and the Peppercorn and Parsley seared Tuna. After taking our orders, Gary returned to our table with a basket of freshly baked bread and within a very few minutes served our appetizer and salad. The Basil Caesar salad was a definite step up from even the best Caesar salad and the Scallops were tasted as amazing as they looked.
Our entrees were served exactly as described and we were not disappointed. The flavor combinations were extraordinary! Both of us ate everything on our plates - which is extraordinary in its own right since my husband is a bit picky when it comes to green vegetables. The portions were more than sufficient without being over sized. Although we both ate our meals, we were neither still hungry nor were we stuffed... just pleasantly satisfied!
Gary reviewed the dessert menu with us and we selected the Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Torte w/raspberry sauce - both were the perfect ending to a beautifully prepared and professionally served meal.
This was our first time visiting the Wine Cellar but it certainly will not be our last. The service, wine selection, food and ambience are truly worthy of the five star rating!
This is a very romantic and quite place that has exceptional food
We had a fabulous dinner in this lovely, Romantic setting. The gentleman who seated us has been with this long respected restaurant for over 40 years! There are several others who have been there as long as well. That speaks volumes. Highly recommend this locally owned jewel.
A very noisy party seated near us was so loud that we could hardly hear each other. There was plenty of room; they could and should have been seated elsewhere, since we were there first!
I love this place and will return.My God ne with you guys during the pandemic surely don't want you guys to close ...This is a awesome place .Stay up .. Luke from. Strows Dry Cleaner's .
The Wine Cellar has always been a great place to eat and still is!
Consistently one of the best restaurants in Jacksonville! It’s always a treat to enjoy the fabulous food, atmosphere and service.
Amazing will definitely go again!!!
We have dined there many times and this time was GREAT!! The food and our waiter(Wayne) were outstanding. No doubt we'll be.
Service was good and the atmosphere was just okay. The steak was delicious but everything else was good but not great for the price. I thought it was a little too expensive for the quality of food.
We appreciated all of the care given by the restaurant to being safe. This was a belated birthday celebration that turned out wonderfully. Fearing the pandemic we were hesitant but found everything handled very well. Our waiter Gary did an excellent job making sure everything was just right. The chef cooked the food exactly as requested. We ordered the trio which was more than enough for the 2 of us. The steak was done exactly as asked, and the shrimp and scallops were delicious. We truly enjoyed our evening - didn't feel rushed or crowded.
Wine Cellar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 398-8989.
Wine Cellar is rated 4.8 stars by 1113 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.