About David's Restaurant & Lounge
The ART of Dining! Top rated seafood and meats available on Amelia Island. Our mouthwatering menu features a wide selections of delicious entrees such as Filet Oscar, Rack of Lamb,& Grilled Prime Rib Eye. On the Sea side Dover Sole, Truffle Scallops, Sea Bass & our New Wild Mushroom Fettuccini. Our elegant presentation & experienced wait staff makes dining at David’s Restaurant a unique intimate. Attire: Resort casual in the dining room. Enjoy fine wines, liquors and cocktails, and relax in the lounge. Valet Attendant on the weekends.
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
7 nights a week
Bar & Lounge opens at 5:00pm
Dining room opens at 6:00pm
S. 8th St.
$31 to $50
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Valet is available Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Holiday Sunday's. Parking lot is located behind the building.
Private Party Facilities:
The Private Wine Room at David’s is a luxurious setting for intimate gatherings up to 12 guests. You will be surrounded by rich mahogany and fine wines during your culinary experience. This is the perfect room to host an intimate rehearsal dinner, birthday or anniversary gathering. You will be swept away with the Old World ambience and professional service you will experience here at David’s.
The Banquet Room at David’s can accommodate up to 50 guests. It is the perfect place to host receptions, rehearsal dinners, business meetings or any evening private event. The room can be configured in many different ways in order to host your unique event just as you envision. We have created several banquet menus for you to choose from or we can tailor a custom menu to your specific needs. We are happy to help you with the details of planning your event and look forward to serving you and your guests. Contact our Manager to create the perfect event with no detail missed.
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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David's Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews
We found David's food to be exceptional ...
We found David's food to be exceptional and unique in that one could easily eat dinner for $25 or $150. The menu was that varied. Almost as important, the staff was pleasant, accommodating and efficient. This is a wonderful place to dine.
My experience was just average, I don't ...
My experience was just average, I don't think I'd return as there are so many finer restaurants in the area. Overhyped for my money ! Lamb chops subpar - Filet Oscar subpar ( crabmeat very pasty) in NYC this restaurant wouldn't have a shot ! Sorry David's !
We had a very enjoyable dinner at David's, everything from the bar to dinner the service was excellent. The food was also delicious, and tho' pricey was well worth every bite. I had the Dover Sole and relished each bite, it was that good. The atmosphere is comfortable, noise level was not a problem but it was a weekday night and we eat early
Disappointed in food
We have been here several times before and loved it but this time I ordered the snapper special and the piece of fish was so tiny it was ridiculous...I think I had 3-4 bites and it was tough. Then the mashed potatoes were suppose to have a touch of blue cheese in them... it was so loaded with it they were sickening... they didn't even look appealing... a blob of GRAY potatoes on your plate.
Not our first time here. First visit the King Crab was amazing. Being a Deadliest Catch fan I always wanted to have that crab and they made it possible. One of the best meals I have ever had. Our second visit was just as great as the first. The steak was cooked to perfection, the staff was very helpful and attentive overall just an awesome experience. I definitely recommend a visit.
Once again, the food was outstanding, the service was great. Request Michael Pierce for a truly exceptional waiter. We had three very happy mothers by the end of the evening,.
Elegant and Professional
Food was excellent, service was the best and atmosphere was elegant and quiet. Many times restaurants fail to live up to claims and what's presented on their website but not in this case. David's in Fernandina Beach is a gem. We have only been twice but both visits were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Awesome restaurant. Very friendly and at ...
Awesome restaurant. Very friendly and attentive staff. Great ambience. The food is superb. The clams Biloxi are awesome as is everything on the menu. Definitely going back probably once a week.
It was fine-we were not blown away
We ate at David's based on reviews while in town for a business meeting. The outside looks like nothing-kind of worrisome. There was an odor in the hallway upon entering (wet mop smell?) which also worried me. However inside was very pleasant. Service was good. They try hard to be over the top but it comes across a bit forced and unnatural. We had the Dover Sole and the Snapper special. Both dishes were tasty. They have a nice wine selection and pour generously. We had a nice meal but I personally would not feel a need to eat there again.
Staff was very polite and accomodating.
The staff was very attentive and the food was very good. I decided to try a house Pionot Noir and I was very pleasantly suprised that it was "Hangtime". Very buttery and smooth. even those at my table that normally did not drink that wine found it pleasent. The food was ample and filling. We enjoyed it very much and found the price range within reason for the quality and experiance. Highly recommended!
Good food, great service, but pricey!
The food was delicious...and perfectly prepared! My steak was tender and juicey, and the risotto was very tasty. Unfortunately, I will have to save David's for special occasions; meals for three people and a bottle of wine was well over $240.
Our only comment is that for a fine dini ...
Our only comment is that for a fine dining restaurant the mixed drinks are not very generous, actually skimpy.
It was delicious as always. Great servic ...
It was delicious as always. Great service, staff and attentive without being intrusive. Always a dining experience not just dining out!
An elegant dining experience
I had planned to my girl to a nice restaurant for a good meal. What I found at David’s was a great place with great food and service. The staff behaved 5 stars, from the moment we entered to the moment we left. The professionalism was on point, they’re polite and kindness and attention to us during our time there was impressive. I will be back!!!
Celebrated 65 with my wife.
We celebrated 65 birthday at our favorite place on the island for special occasions. David's did not disappoint. Food, service, drinks all very good.
A lovely place to celebrate our 47th ann ...
A lovely place to celebrate our 47th anniversary....the food was very nice, ambience, lovely. We'll go again before #48, just because......
We celebrated our anniversary here and were impressed when we walked in the door. We were greeted by name, told "Happy Anniversary" and seated right away. Our server brought an anniversary card signed by all the staff - very nice staff. Excellent service and food. Will definitely be back during our next vacation.
Nice Ambiance - Bad Service!!!
Restaurant very nice, however, waitstaff poorly trained and Manager belongs managing a fast food restaurant rather than one that is trying to present itself as being high-end! Filet Mignon was ordered medium but mine came out medium rare. They wanted to re-cook mine while my husband ate his??? Seriously, it was our anniversary - that's why we went there!!! They tried to make up for the issue with giving us a free dessert so I choose Bananas Foster - which they then told us couldn't be lit due to fire concerns, but they placed dishes in between us "for our safety"! I don't know what this restaurant wants to become but if it is a high-end restaurant, they have a long way to go!!! Totally disappointed! Don't go - waste of a lot of money!
Outstanding the highlight of our vacatio ...
Outstanding the highlight of our vacation
Great food and efficient friendly servic ...
Great food and efficient friendly service. Had a very enjoyable pre-dinner cocktail at the bar. Food service and quality was excellent in a "no rush" atmosphere.
This is a beautiful restaurant. My date and I ordered the beef and it was very tough. The price charged should bring better service and quality of the food.
Lives up to its reputation
The total package was top quality. The decor is very modern but well done, staff were very professional and helpful. We enjoyed excellent seafood with excwellent presentation. Good restaurant measured against any standard. Well done.
Michael our server was excellent, best e ...
Michael our server was excellent, best ever!!!! The food was delicious.
Special to me
While Amelia Island does have many fine restaurants, outstanding service puts David's over the top. Very few on this island, outside of private clubs, understand how to go that extra mile to make a dining experience special. Our waiter, Michael Pierce, knows the secret. We will continue to ask for him by name every time we go.
Delightful and delicious experience at David's. Low key excellent service, quiet and relaxed setting, and delicious food created the perfect special occasion.
Great food every time we are there!!! Ve ...
Great food every time we are there!!! Very consistent in quality of food. Many great flavorful dishes.
To Alaska, the Bering Sea and beyond
A wonderful evening, a 7 pound King Crab for our family of 4. Side dishes of terrific garlic mashed potatoes....broccolini and asparagus boring but good quality and the risotto not my particular favorite but made well. Bread excellent; unusual and tasteful. Wine list had something for everyone. Would go back again. The service is excellent and a lovely environment. When in Fernandina it's a place I would go back to. S
When you see David's from the outside, i ...
When you see David's from the outside, it really doesn't say much. Once you are inside, it's a totally different world. Great ambiance, soothing lighting, very nice decor, and a general feeling of nice things about to happen. Food is superb, even though my meal was not quite up there. My girlfriend and I shared a brie en croute, which was delicious. Then she had a crab bisque, which according to her it was out of this world. I had the truffle scallops with risotto and asparagus. Very good dish overall, except for the risotto, which was a tad dry. Then for dessert we shared the David's Banana Foster: a different take on the traditional dessert, which was outstanding. One special note of commendation: our server, Vanessa, extremely knowledgeable, impeccable timing, and excellent customer service skills. Certainly an asset to the staff. If you are in Fernandina Beach, you ought to go to David's. You won't regret it!!!
Outstanding food and service, on the return list!
Attentive service, listened and met expectations for dietary requests, and our dishes looked beautiful and tasted delicious. Although a step pricier than we typically eat out, even on vacation, David's was memorable and worth it. You have an ideal formula for success, so keep doing what you are doing. You are on our recommendation list and we will see you again when we return to the island. Thank you! -Ed & Tom
Great restaurant with the most delicious food!
This is a restaurant that is pricey but worth every penny. The food is fantastic and the wine list has many options. There is a good range of foods so everyone can find something they like. They provide sorbet in between appetizers and entrees to help cleanse your pallet and chocolate covered strawberries after your meal! Definitely a restaurant to check our if you're in the area!
vegitarians may not be interested
Overall a good dining experience, but for the price the portions could have been larger - - how much can mashed potato's cost anyway? Only one vegetarian item on the menu - Mushroom Alfredo. If someone in your party is a vegetarian, you may want to choose another restaurant.
Our Annual Visit
We visit David's every spring for our Fernandina Beach "date night". Every year continues to please. The bartender is exceptional. The servers are polite, knowledgeable, and aim to please. The food is always delicious! We highly recommend David's.
Food was great. Restaurant was way too ...
Food was great. Restaurant was way too noisy. Wait for seating and service was long.
Really enjoyed this delightful meal. I loved the sherry cream sauce on the lobster ravioli. Glad I decided on coming here for a night out with the hubby.
We based our visit on Tripadvisor comments that David's was a special occasion place. We were cordially greeted and served pleasantly throught the visit. I had a salad and crabcakes; my husband risotto and filet mignon. The restaurant is elegantly, minimally decorated and is pleasant. But what we went for was the food and we were both underwhelmed by our average dishes. We would not dine here again.
Fabulous meal. The Dover soul was excell ...
Fabulous meal. The Dover soul was excellent. The lobster bisque was really good. I wish this restaurant was near home, I would love to eat here more often.
We had a delightful meal at David's. Pat ...
We had a delightful meal at David's. Patrick did a very good job serving us without hovering. Food was delicious. I ordered the Dover sole and hubby got the filet. Both were served hot and cooked perfectly. The sole serving wasn't large and probably wouldn't fill up a big eater, but it was perfect for me since we had ordered an appetizer. Restaurant was quiet and a little dark with no windows, but the ambience was nice, was a great date night. Ordered the bananas foster for dessert which was a perfect ending to a really wonderful meal.
We really enjoyed the food here. The service was friendly and flawless. The decor very attractive and relaxing. Even though it was crowded with several large groups the noise level was fine. Interesting wine list. We split the tomato bisque soup, the beet and goat cheese salad, truffle Mac and cheese, and steak Oscar. Everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. I would definitely eat here again.
Great service.. The waitress was very im ...
Great service.. The waitress was very impressive, she knew what type of wine that would appeal my palate. The food was impeccable. Our first and certainly not our last time going to David's Restaurant. My husband and I enjoyed our evening.
Two Boatmen's Review....
Really had an excellent time at Davids from start to finish. Reservation was simple and got both an email and call back that went to my voicemail within minutes. Even though it was full on Saturday night it didn't feel crowded. Staff was great in all concerns of our visit there. Meal wise the Chilean sea-bass(crab-cake style) over a small salad was a GREAT appetizer as well as the escargots. Got a bottle of Cabernet Sonoma for our meal. Got a chuckle when I had to tell my friend that the two scoops of sorbet were to "cleanse the palate" between courses. The filet mignons we both ordered medium rare were both a "hint" over charred resulting in a very small degree of dryness. We both enjoyed them anyway. Got to admit the best part of the meal was the dessert of a banana split. We would both go back to have that dessert again. Absolutely superb!!!
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