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".

1314 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Flagler Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 398-8989

Website:
http://www.winecellarjax.com/

Parking Details:
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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.6

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4.5

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98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (28)
Quiet Conversation (28)
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Good for a Date (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Romantic (18)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Authentic (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Healthy (3)
Casual (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 2 days ago

The Wine Cellar never disappoints. Good cooking, comfortable seating, quiet surroundings and attentive service. A much too often forgotten gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is very good however our waiter started out good and then several other couples were seated in his area and then the service turned from good to bad. Couldn't get his attention and it took a while to have our dinner plates cleared. Not what you would expect for this level restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our first time dining at this establishment was an awesome experience. The server was well versed and extremely knowledgeable regarding the food and pleasant when making adjustments to an entree. He was pleasant and friendly. The food was excellent and memorable. I can still recall the flavors and warmth of each bite! The tables are a bit close together thwarting private conversations. Great choice! Will return!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Atmosphere was very conducive for great conversation. Server was friendly and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their selection especially the fried asparagus and crab, and quiche. The only issue was that the crab and lobster bisque soup could have been warmer. All-in-all, we’ll be back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have eaten there 6-7 times and the menu and dinner were outstanding. I would urge anyone looking for a memorable time to go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent experience -- food was well presented and very good. The serviced provided by Karen, the young woman who served our table, was engaging, knowledgeable and most friendly. She did a good job. We would hope she will wait on us next time we are at the Wine Cellar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Tried Wine Cellar for NYE and the cuisine was very unique and everything was tasty. Our server, Gary, was also a great addition to the evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful New Year’s Eve venue for people who want to talk.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went there for New Year's Eve dinner. Great atmosphere, Efficient service. A bit pricey but excellent food.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding meals for New Years Eve! One in our party ordered from the special four-course menu and the other two of us ordered from ala carte menu- lobster tail trio, salmon, and filet mignon were our entrees- all delicious!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had plenty of time pre-show and Kay paced our early NYE dinner perfectly. Special night with family from out of town & they are foodies and LOVED everything.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best lunch menu in JAX that I have seen in the 21 years living here

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent as always

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The Wine Cellar never disappoints. It is always an above and beyond dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My wife and I have eaten here before concerts by the Jacksonville Symphony and have never been disappointed in the service -- attentive yet not intrusive -- or the food -- unfailingly excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was outstanding, the service was awesome. Seated our group early and did not miss a beat for service even when asking to bring out food in proper increments. All was warm if it should be.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our service is normally wonderful but service was lacking on Saturday night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fabulous food and ambience. All four of us finished every morsel of food on our plates. Outstanding meal!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wine Cellar has been my favorite and most recommended restaurant in Jax for 40 years

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

we have been dining at the wine cellar for many years and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The lamb chops were so tender and cooked exactly to order, something that I can only find in only one other restaurant in town. Superb service.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food as always.. Wayne our waiter was awesome

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great meal with business associates and the service was outstanding. Every aspect from ordering drinks to the server allowing us time to visit was perfect. They even seated us in an area where our talking and laughing would not disturb other diners.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

On our way to the symphony, the Wine Cellar was a convenient choice and we have eaten there several times. The menu is varied with excellent options including a price fixe option.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lovely pre-theater dinner. Wonderful grouper. Tho scallops were very tasty, there were fewer than we anticipated. Diane was an attentive and knowledgeable server.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Whenever we visit Jacksonville we dine at this restaurant. Food is excellent along with presentation. Our waiter Wayne is always very attentive.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My daughters birthday

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Had a great meal..Service was fantastic too. We will be back again soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We all enjoyed our dinner at Wine Cellar.
The roasted chicken entree was excellent. Will order it again next time we are there.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This was outstanding. I am sorry it is not publicized enough as one of the best in Jacksonville. The food was superb in every way. Try the trio..you will be impressed. I think the preparations and Nick, the waiter, just completed a perfect meal.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 18, 2017

A tip of the hat to the Cellar's pro wait staff...this time it was Wayne who knows what's he's doing and is as good as they get.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch with great wine... Superb service Can't wait to go back

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

V/R

Drew M Anderson

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

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.

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