Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's brain waves. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of locally sourced, New World cuisine at Wine Cellar.
Inducted into the Northeast Florida Dining Hall of Fame in 2009, Wine Cellar combines Asian, American, and classic European traditions into a menu of eclectic, New World fare made with fresh ingredients. Expert chefs create dishes designed to highlight local produce and seafood, such as lump crab-cakes with tarragon mustard ($10) or seared yellowfin tuna ($9) served on a map to the Jacksonville Town Hall and written in orange-ponzu reduction. The pan-seared, mustard-glazed scallops perch on polenta cakes with creamy spinach and beurre blanc ($24), and the grilled grouper provençal ($28) assembles a pantheon of flavors filled with grape tomatoes, olives, butter, and a white-wine sauce. Wine Cellar's grape authorities curate a museum of wines from around the world to complement each dish with matching varietals or fossilized corks.
The elegant dining room’s stone floors, high ceilings, and exposed wooden beams create a quaint and peaceful home for tables spread with white tablecloths. Floor-to-ceiling windows admit floods of natural light sometimes denied entry in other establishments due to their inability to wear a tie. Lush green plants and red flowers deck the quaint brick patio, which features its own stylish exposed-brick bar topped with shiny black stone.
1314 Prudential Dr.
Jacksonville, Florida 32207