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
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.
Beautiful Restaurant and Delicious Food
The good, atmosphere and service are outstanding. Unfortunately, the staff is not taking the mask mandate seriously and it may be awhile before we return.
Wine Cellar is my favorite "go to" for visiting friends and family special events. The menu is dependable and never fails. Wine list is excellent. Service is always perfect. There is not a bad seating in the place - all the corners and little rooms are wonderful.
This is my mother in laws favorite restaurant. We took her for her birthday. They checked everyone's temp before being seated. Tables were very spread out. We felt very distanced but atmosphere was very warm. They take the rules seriously. The food was excellent. My husband and I ordered the trio to get a little bit of what we loved. The filet was perfect, scallops delicious as was the shrimp. Key lime pie for dessert was one of the best we've had. We mentioned a birthday when we made the reservations and they remembered and brought out a candle with dessert. Our server was excellent. Wonderful experience!
Food was delicious and service outstanding! Kaye was our server and she was delightful as well as helpful with our selections. Will definitely be coming back to the Wine Cellar. Great evening!
My only issue was that our server did not have a mask on although most of the other staff did. We always have an excellent meal there and the service was great.
Excellent food, served Ce & atmosphere !!!
Another fabulous dinner at the Wine Cellar.
My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and everything was excellent, the complimentary champagne toast and the food and dessert.
Service was great and Diane took good care of us.
I highly recommend the Wine Cellar for your celebration or just a nice place to have dinner.
Best restaurant in Jax! Head lettuce salad and salmon were awesome. There no such thing as a bad meal at Wine Cellar. Everything g is top of the line delicious with perfect presentation.
Consistently fine dining through the years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From the moment my husband and I walked through the door at Wine Cellar, we felt at home. The staff greeted us and quickly escorted us to our table. Our waitress was Diane and she is a treasure. Diane was knowledgable of the wine and dining menus and made suggestions. The Rose was absolutely perfect and after a sample, we bought a bottle. We started with the shrimp on corn cakes which could have been a meal in itself followed by the wedge salad. Both had fabulous flavor. My almond encrusted grouper was magnificent. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his chicken piccata. We recently moved to San Marco and can see Wine Cellar becoming a favorite spot. We used the complimentary Beach Buggy to transport us from The Peninsula for our dinner so we did not have to drive. The evening was beyond perfect!
Recently dined under the ne Covid rules and everything was perfect.
This is a long time favorite !
The Wine Cellar is one of our favorite restaurants for an exceptional lunch or dinner. The menu choices, food preparation/presentation and professional service are always excellent. It's very nice restaurant with a cozy/quiet atmosphere that will never disappoint you.
Wine Cellar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 398-8989.
Wine Cellar is rated 4.8 stars by 1104 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.