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David's Restaurant & Lounge
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $64
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: S. 8th St.
Description: The ART of Dining! At David's Restaurant we serve the finest seafood and meats available on Amelia Island. Our mouthwatering menu features a wide selections of delicious entrees such as Filet Oscar, Porterhouse, Rack of Lamb & Grilled Prime Rib Eye. On the Sea side Dover Sole, Truffle Scallops,Chilean Sea Bass & our Mushroom Truffle Alfredo. A specialty 6-10 pound whole Alaskan King Crab! Our elegant presentation & experienced wait staff makes dining at David's Restaurant a unique intimate romantic dining experience. Attire: Resort casual. Sunday-Thursday Happy Hour 5-7pm 1/2 Cocktails. Our lounge is pleased to specialize in the finest wines, liquors and cocktails. Open 7 nights a week.
Paramus, New Jersey
1 review
“I love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Best food on the island. The steaks were top notch and cooked to perfection. The staff was on top of their game. The I Pad wine list was so cool and very extensive. The leather chairs were so comfy. I had a great experience and would definitely go again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Robert W
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Deborah G, General Manager at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank you for loving David's. We are ol glad you feel comfortable in our leather dining room cahirs. They were picked special for a relaxing dining experience. Hope to see you vack at David's again soon!
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Ridgeway, VA
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170 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Good but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

The food is delicious just be prepared for it to run close to $50 per person with salad and dinner (not including dessert). The service was pretty good. The salad portion for my husbands spinach salad was very small; however, the entree portions were very large. I really liked the restaurant decor - we called is "swanky."

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank cwheelh1
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Deborah G, General Manager at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank you for your review. We do offer a price fix three course gourmet menu for only 35.00 per person. It is a great value and still have a top shelf dining experience at David's. We do hope to see you again soon.
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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very close to excellent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

David’s restaurant aspires to be a gourmet restaurant, and they are very close to be one! The Menu is tempting and the food is very good. David’s restaurant is still a quite new place and not everything runs 100% smooth, but I am confident this will become an excellent restaurant. You will not be disappointed when going to David’s!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Steinar K
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Deborah G, General Manager at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind review. We are working hard to achieve excellence and our staff is coming to together is a seamless dance on the floor and in the kitchen. Customer service is our number priority along with high quality food, standards and service. Thank you again and we looking to servicing you again in the future.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good for a special occasion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We went for a birthday dinner with visiting relatives. We all liked the decor and the "Leather Lounge" looks very nice though there was no crowd there or in the restaurant on a Tuesday night. We all had an appetizer and an entree plus two bottles of wine and one cocktail for around $330 with tip. This is expensive for Fernandina but the food was all pretty good and the service was excellent-kudos to our waiter Michael. Husband usually picks one of the "economical" wines but our Merlot was good enough for us to get a second bottle and not more marked up than any other restaurant around.
I had soft shell crab with excellent grits, one had a good steak and two had seafood with very good perfectly cooked scallops. One person had escargot in puff pastry first and the others had good soup. I had a salad that was not memorable but was good. The portions were big enough that we were not really hungry for dessert. The dessert menu included the usual creme brulee, something chocolate, something fruit etc which may have been good but the description did not tempt us.
The owners and staff realize that prices and offerings are ambitious for here. They try to offer items brought in from elsewhere as opposed to local only that is usual here. There is room for both kinds of restaurants. I would go here again and recommend the restaurant for a special occasion. We had a very nice and slightly different dining experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank tvmovielover50
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Deborah G, General Manager at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank you for your input. We want to different and give some interesting foods like English Channel Dover Sole and Soft Shell Crabs & Grits. Our meats are all prime cuts that do cost more if you want the best quality. We offer locally caught fish specials that change daily as there is such a huge array to choose from and it does change with the seasons. I am glad you had a very good dinning experience.. All of our desserts are made on premise and our breads as well. We do look forward to seeing you soon again at David's.
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Augusta, Georgia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“higher expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Our anticipation for going to this new restaurant for the first time was high. It was visually striking. Service proved a mixture of skilled persons those less so, making a large team that was not at times a team. The pieces proved predictable sometimes--lapses that had to be taken care of--and a mixture of attitudes from helpful to haughty on the other. The food ranged from good to not so good,although the cost was high. Certainly we will go one more time when it is less close to when the restaurant opens. Our intention at present is to eat in the bar area when there is entertainment our next visit and listen and watch for signs of improvement otherwise.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank orion421
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Deborah G, General Manager at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank you for the candid review. I do agree that as a new restaurant with so many steps involved in fine dining one can not hire all of the same caliber of server. But with time and experience and training on a continuous basis we feel we have achieved a close to seamless choreography between the kitchen and the floor. Wines of over 270 must be learned and experienced to truly understand the characteristics and notes of the wine. Our chefs are all hugely talented and the collaboration together is unmatched anywhere. Thank you again and we do look forward to meeting you again at David's.
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