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David's Restaurant & Lounge
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $64
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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 Delmonico 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 (except for Holidays and Special Events). Our lounge is pleased to specialize in the finest wines, liquors and cocktails. Open 7 nights a week.
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

When traveling on business, I usually get stuck eating in fast food, or chain restaurants. This restaurant had a great selection on the menu. We had a party of 8 and everyone had a different selection. Nobody complained about any of the food. The portions were sufficient, as was the rolls. As a mobility impaired person, it appeared that there was no access (3 steps), but the handicap entrance was right off the parking lot and they opened the door directly into the dining room.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Roy P
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Could be Great, But Lacking Something”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

I want to give a great review for the restaurant, but it was obviously lacking something. We, a party of three, ordered. Five minutes later we were informed by our waiter the Chilean Sea Bass was no longer available. Twenty-Five minutes later we were informed the Kansas Strip was not available. Again we were informed by a very apologetic waiter. Why didn't the manager inform us personally. Why the communication problem between the kitchen and the waiter? A very fine restaurant, with great decor and great sound, drops the ball by not having the manager inform us of this snafu. Of course our dinners were held up by another half-hour. We were not offered anything for this delay and this poor customer service (the waiter was quite good).

This restaurant has great potential but we were sorely disappointed by the poor communication and the lack of a courtesy visit by the manager.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Bill C
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Deborah G, Owner at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Thank you for review. A very very rare occurrence, my apologies.
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Southport, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“David A No No”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Our last night on Amelia Island...David's was recommended. Very very $$$. Never mind spending but not tonight. Our first tip off was the fishy odor when we entered. My dear friend who owned a restaurant always told us "trust your nose"...You should never smell fish. Our waitress Kaitlan (never introduced herself)..pushed the grouper special ($33.00). You needed a knife to cut the fish. Not good. Sorry David....A sad way to leave Amelia...

Visited January 2014
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Deborah G, Owner at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Dear Ms. Susan,

Thank you to taking the time for your review. The fish special was in a Bouillabaisse with Clams & Mussels in a tomato based sauce with fresh herbs that makes it very aromatic. We only use the freshest ingredients and our fish is brought in daily as we are located by the water so fresh fish is abundant. We look forward to seeing you again and exceeding your expectations in the future.
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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Faultless”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was a birthday celebration and was easily one of the best meals we have ever enjoyed in a restaurant.
The food was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented.
I won't bore you with the details of what we had to eat, but just to say that the baked brie came in a pastry case that was better than my Irish grandma's and she was an award winning pastry baker in County Cork.

David's is not cheap, but it is absolutely worth it.

  • Visited January 2014
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Deborah G, Owner at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Thank you for for taking the time and writing a review. We so appreciate when guests leave satisfied and feel they got there's monies worth and more. We look forward to have you dine with us again in the near future.
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Valdosta, Georgia, United States
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479 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Even Better Than The Reviews!!!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

This has been on our "bucket list" since it had opened. Finally made a reservation through Open Table this afternoon. Recommend reservations on weekends: place was packed! And, oh yes, bring your appetites because the servings are very generous.

Both the food and the service were outstanding....better than we expected and as good, if not better than, the reviews. What a delightful dining experience without being pretentious. I had the seafood caprese salad which was outstanding....and truly enough for a meal in itself. My wife had the shecrab bisque which was also outstanding. My wife had the sole as her main course and I had the rack of lamb; both were great but honestly more food than we could eat. We shared a chocolate tower for dessert which was very good.

The service was outstanding and the entire wait staff was quite attentive even as the place filled up. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Ken S
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Deborah G, Owner at David's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Thank you and we all truly appreciate you taking the time and write a review. We take each day and give 110%. Thank you again and we all look forward to seeing you again.
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