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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Surf & Turf
1. Surf & Turf
"ranks and compares to some top fine dining restaurants"
kah50442
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2. Private Dining
2. Private Dining
"The private wine room where they served us was simply perfect"
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3. The Sea Bass
3. The Sea Bass
"Chilean sea bass and a seafood pasta dish exceeded our expectations"
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About
The ART of Dining! At David's Restaurant we serve the finest seafood and meats available on Amelia Island. Start your night off with Champagne and our New Caviar Menu. Our mouthwatering menu features a wide selections of delicious entrees such as Filet Oscar, Rack of Lamb & Grilled Delmonico Rib Eye. On the Sea side Dover Sole, Truffle Scallops,Chilean Sea Bass & our New Mediterranean Ravioli. Alaskan King Crab Clusters! Enjoy Nightly specials. Our elegant presentation & experienced seasoned wait staff makes dining at David's Restaurant a unique intimate romantic dining experience. Attire: Resort casual. Sunday-Thursday Happy Hour 5-7pm (except for Holidays and Special Events). Our lounge is
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $64
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the finest dining experience for us on the island! Very personable bar tender.... The food was spectacular! The best escargot I have ever tasted, the best house made chorizo.... the food presentation was spot on... the wine was excellent ! Sean was outstanding with...recommendations and service!!! We are looking forward to dining here again soon! The chef is amazing! World class !More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

18 months ago, we took my sister and husband to Amelia Island with reservations at David's restaurant. I gave a 5 star rating back then. It hasn't changed, still a 5 star (really a 6 star if possible). My wife in the food industry globally,...thus has eaten at many places around the world. I too have had some of the most unbelievable dining experiences. By. far this is one of, if not the best restaurants in the world. Our waiter, Glen, has been working there for 7 years and very knowledgeable and understands the importance of correct timing when serving courses. It was Valentines Day and fully booked, yet you can easily have a conversation. The acoustics are great, not a noisy restaurant. They make a "Sea Bass Cake" similar to a Crab Cake, but a must try. A selection of salads for the second course, you can get a 1/2 portion because it's going to be a lot of food. My wife had spinach salad, her favorite, and I had the wedge with blue cheese. For the main course, my wife had Dover Sole. Thumbs up. I had the fish special which was halibut. This was totally amazing, the chef took ingredient that you wouldn't normally put with halibut. But it worked fabulously well. This dish beat anything I've ever had. Gave my wife a bite and she agreed, totally awesome. Hot bread, tomatoes with mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinegar for a beginning treat from the chef. Then there is the special touch of Sorbet palate cleanser before the main meal. Just so well done. Hats off to the chef and staff for the best ever experience. $$$$$More

Date of visit: February 2020
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deborahgU1100ZL, Owner at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2020

Wow, Thank you so much for sharing your dining experience on one of our most busiest nights with high expectations! I am humbled by your words as we try every night for perfection. Looking forward to seeing you again at David's. Thank you again. Best,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I both ordered the ribeye...and it was excellent - one of the best we've ever had. The restaurant had a nice ambience and tables were appropriately spaced. Service was excellent as well.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very good - the chef does an incredible job at picking very high quality ingredients. I ordered a filet with crab - the filet was top notch. My fiancé ate octopus, very good. As appetizer we ordered escargots they where ok, but we...where hoping for the green sauce. Service was excellent. One comment though, I did mention that it was a special occasion since I just had gotten engaged but they didn’t really do anything about it, no champagne or complimentary sweets. Overall though I would say that it’s a good restaurant. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant from Tripadvisor reviews, and we were delighted! The restaurant has a modern yet cozy vibe. The best crab bisque I have ever had. We split a fish entree and finished with decedent after dinner drinks. Service was very attentive & extremely...friendly. Wonderful meal, wonderful service, wonderful atmosphere. We will be back!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. Atmosphere is perfect. Presentation is awesome. Food is unbelievably good. Service is fantastic. A six star restaurant. An experience everyone should have.

Date of visit: August 2020
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deborahgU1100ZL, Owner at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2020

Wow! Thank you for sharing your experience. That is the goal every single night. Hope to see you again soon at David's.

Reviewed August 19, 2020

My wife and I had a great meal at David's. She had a filet which she repeatedly stated was the best she had ever tasted. I started with the crab bisque which was creamy and full of crab, followed by seafood scampi, which was delicious....Our server was very attentive without being overbearing. She was great as well as the support staff. They used a bit of a team approach and we didn't wait or want for anything. It was a meal we will not soon forget!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 19, 2020 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary at this beautiful restaurant and were overwhelmed by not only the delicious meals, but also their close attention to detail. Their crab bisque was incredible as was the Dover sole. The restaurant was clean and spacing was more than adequate. Jonathan,...our server, made us feel so very special. We will definitely be back and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

From the parking attendant to the host to the server the courteous staff was exceptional. The menu is short but excellent. Shrimp cocktail to start. Scallops for entree. Salted Caramel Gelato for desert. All was delicious. Great place. Server Ryan was exceptional

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

We were vacationing a Amelia Island and decided to go to David's for our anniversary. We were seated quickly but in a back room with poor decor and a table with a tablecloth only on 1/2 of the 4 person table since there were only...2 of us. We made a reservation and told them it was our anniversary so we thought we should have been given a nice table. We ordered the baked brie with fruit and the crab bisque for an appetizer. The baked brie was cold and hard when it was brought to the table with only a few slices of apple and 1 or 2 berries. It was definitely not enjoyable. The crab bisque and was supposed to have lumped crab meat in it. The bisque was cold watery and no lumped crab meat at all. It was terrible. I had the truffles scallops. 4 scallops that were not properly cooked come out with gummy mashed potatoes. My wife had the halibut special for the night and was not impressed. We will never go back. For $200 it was a terrible dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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deborahgU1100ZL, Owner at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

So sorry we did not meet your expectations. At 50% occupancy we make sure that guests are at a minimum 6 to 8 feet apart. All of our tables have a black base and cream top so I'm not quite sure to what you are...More

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Kathy W
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No outdoor dinning...
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davidmartyny
June 25, 2018|
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Response from HistoricTraveler | Reviewed this property |
You can probably eat in the bar/lounge, which is very nice.
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Emmy H
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Sylvia315 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is quite casual. We were dressed in business casual and felt comfortable.
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