About Cuvee Destin
Destin, Florida's only 2015 Golden Spoon Awarded restaurant, Cuvee offers classic French, Asian and Italian influenced delicacies along with award-winning signature dishes by FRLA 2015 Restaurateur of the Year Tim Creehan, including Amy Grant's Seared Tuna Rare and Vince Gill's Pecan Crusted Grouper.
A Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner from 2011-2016, Cuvee's Wine List enhances this epicurean experience with all manner of the finest vintages. The "Best in Destin" voted Happy Hour starts at 5pm nightly, featuring live music by Beachcomber Music Award winner Space Junkie as well as other local artists Wed-Sat.
American, French, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Mon-Sat
Bar Hours: 5pm - 12am (seasonal)
Happy Hour 5-9pm in the Cuvee Destin Bar
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Cuvee Destin features live music in the Bar by Beachcomber Music Award winner Space Junkie Wednesday through Saturday from 8:00 pm until.
Cuvee Catering offers a vast array of resources and options for your next great event, be it an intimate private anniversary for two, corporate meeting, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception in multiple locations with all the trimmings. Cuvee Destin offers several private dining areas: 16 guest Private Dining Room and 50 guest Garden Room. Tim Creehan's Cuvee Catering Center ups the ante even further with a multifunctional venue boasting a 2000 square foot raised deck and a 100" HD multimedia screen. The possibilities are limitless.
Private Party Facilities:
The Garden Room is a private room which will hold 50 guests and is equipped with a working fireplace. Our other Private Dining Room is ideal for parties up to 16 people.
Private Party Contact:
Denise Creehan: 850-650-8900x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Tim Creehan's Cuvee Catering specializes in Weddings, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthday & Holiday Parties, Corporate Meetings, Catering, Anniversaries, Cooking Classes, Banquets, and more. Visit CuveeCatering.com for more information.
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Cuvee Destin Ratings and Reviews
Amazing food! Only knock I had was there ...
Amazing food! Only knock I had was there was a country music singer and his family behind us and the fawning/attention he received was superior (noticeably) to our service. Their water was chilled in an ice bucket, and I noticed this was not even offered to us. I ordered a coffee that never came until after we ate dessert, at that point I told them not to bother with the kona.
What a great meal. The tuna and scallops ...
What a great meal. The tuna and scallops were wonderful. I'll have dreams about the cheese grits and Caesar salad. So many options for wine. The wait staff were extremely helpful and professional and also had a sense of humor.
We loved the food,environment, and the ...
We loved the food,environment, and the service was amazing!! We had the quail cheese grits for an appetizer that that was terrific! I had the venison steak and potatoes. My sweet potatoes were a little closer to room temp but I didn't complain since it was close to closing. My guest had the duck and she said it was cooked to perfection!
It is a beautiful restaurant and obvious ...
It is a beautiful restaurant and obviously popular with locals, especially the bar; our waitress was lovely and service was great start to finish, from hostess to maitre d. But the food is nothing special, although competently prepared, and is expensive for what it is. The bread is not very good, and the carpaccio makes a serious misstep with the horseradish cream sauce; it overpowers the delicate flavor of the meat.
This is a local restaurant serving high ...
This is a local restaurant serving high quality food. The wine list is long....good pricing too. The bar was packed--they have happy hour that starts at 5:00 and runs until 9:00. Locals hit this place early and grab all the seats. We were the only couple in the restaurant at 6:30. Patrons started coming in around 7:30 - 8:00. Overall the food was excellent. Try the Fried Green Tomatoes with crawfish tails and brie appetizer....it's unbelievable!!!!
The ambiance was very nice. It was nice ...
The ambiance was very nice. It was nice and quiet so my girlfriend and I could relax and have a conversation. The food was excellent from the appetizer to the desert. The wine was a little on the pricey side but the Malbec I had was delicious. Food prices were spot on for what you get as far as presentation and taste. My only complaint was the size of my entree. I was deciding between the venison and the seared tuna. Now I love both of these dishes but I am a sucker for some good Ahi. Knowing the portion would be pretty small I still decided to go with it over the venison, that was a mistake. Don't get me wrong, it was absolutely delicious. But for the same price as the venison I didn't get nearly enough food, and it was served without a side. It was served over spinach which went perfectly with the tuna but in the end it just wasn't enough food to be called an entree in my opinion. Had it not been for the appetizer and desert I certainly wouldn't have been satisfied. This is a perfect place for a first date, or any date in the future if you want great atmosphere and great food. We will definitely be going back in the future but I will most certainly choose another entree.
Food was overall good but only good, exp ...
Food was overall good but only good, expectations were higher given menu prices and review ratings. And it was inconsistent - some things were quite good but others including chefs special that evening were quite disappointing. It did have a lovely bar scene so I expect that this is the main reason behind the high ratings.
My husband and I ate at Cuvee Destin whi ...
My husband and I ate at Cuvee Destin while vacationing. I work at a chef-driven restaurant in my hometown, so I was very interested in Tim Creehan's restaurant--especially after reviewing the menu! We were greeted and promptly seated when we entered the restaurant. Our server, Mark, was excellent! Very well-informed on the wine list, menu, and specials. The food was delicious; I just wish I had saved room for dessert.
My wife were in Destin for a gettaway we ...
My wife were in Destin for a gettaway weekend and tried Cuvee. We loved it!!! Ambiance was romantic and service was very professional. We both chose the Grouper Vince, named for Vince Gill, and it was delicious! I only wish we had room to try one of their deserts. We will definitely return.
Cuvee was recommended by a resident of D ...
Cuvee was recommended by a resident of Destin, we were not disappointed! The service was good, the food fantastic and the wine list was extensive. The only negative was the firework sparkler on my husbands birthday dessert actually burned a hole in his nice dress shirt, oh well, causality of a fine dining experience.
They had a pet friendly outdoor seating ...
They had a pet friendly outdoor seating area that we will take advantage of in the future. The sea bass was great and so was the service. The kids enjoyed the pasta with marinara and we all shared the desert sampler. Everything was great. We will be back
Best happy hour in the Destin area from ...
Best happy hour in the Destin area from 5:00-9:00. We ate at the bar, and our bartender (Nathan) was outstanding. The full menu is offered at the bar, but some of the appetizers are discounted if you sit in the bar. Impressive wine list with a range of prices. Our meals were terrific, and this is going to be my go-to spot in Destin from now on. The only drawback is the traffic on 98. Ugh.
All employees were friendly and knowledg ...
All employees were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was excellent as was our server, Jacob. Jacob was very professional and personable but not intrusive. Prices were high for the amount of food served. However, I do plan to return for the experience.
I must admit a little disappointment wit ...
I must admit a little disappointment with this dining experience. We have lived here since '03 and finally made it to Cuvee! I am glad someone else picked up the tab because I would have had issues with thirty three dollar entrée dishes that were not as good and twice as expensive as can be had in many other restaurants ! Our dining partners seemed ok with the scallops but the world famous, everybody loves it seared tuna......we each had and I am sorry but there is not a good thing to be said. That is unusual as often as we see positive comments on this place! Maybe it was a bad night but I will be hard pressed to do that again. And 16 dollar tequila shots that are 9 bucks all over town.....Just feel the value and quality are not worth the prices charged here. Just one guys opinion...
Everything was absolutely PERFECT with t ...
Everything was absolutely PERFECT with the exception of the tuna. A little mushy and too much black pepper in the crusting, kind of overtook the dish. Scallops were to die for! Banana cream pie is worth the indulgence!
We were in Destin for vacation and I mus ...
We were in Destin for vacation and I must say it was the best food experience we had all week! We were friends with the former owner and were afraid it wouldn't live up to his standards and it far succeeded that in all regards! It's a must in Destin!!
Our experience at Cuvee was fantastic! ...
Our experience at Cuvee was fantastic! First of all, our waiter Jacob was among the best we have ever had. He was attentive without being intrusive and the ultimate in professionalism. We had a seared scallop appetizer and an oyster appetizer with an asian flair. My husband had the pork chop (and ate every bite). I chose the venison and it was delicious! And what a wine list!
My wife had the venison steak which was ...
My wife had the venison steak which was amazing. I had the lamb special which was cooked perfectly but could have used some additional flavor, but was none-the-less very good too. Our waiter and the rest of the wait staff were courteous, professional, and prompt all night long. All-in-all the experience was very nice. We would definitely go again.
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