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It’s the time of year to celebrate all the mothers in your life – and no matter what your relationship is to them, May 9 is a special chance to show them how much they mean to you. Why not visit one of Jacksonville’s incredible wine bars to kick back and relax with a good glass of vino?

Wine Cellar

With its exposed brick interior, decorative woodwork, and arched windows, Wine Cellar makes guests feel like they’re in the French countryside. Even better, their wine list is a regular winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and that’s one reason why Wine Cellar is considered one of the best restaurants in the city. Enjoy the full experience here with an elegant dinner of Chicken Piccata or Filet Mignon. And of course, be sure to linger on the wine list, which features a selection from across the globe, ensuring you’ll find just the right glass to go with your meal.


Taverna’s space is as charming as their food is delicious. You’ll want to try their House-Made Ravioli, Lobster Tagliatelle, or the Sautéed Mussels and Clams. Their enticing dessert menu includes indulgences like Nutella Panna Cotta, Apple Crisp, and authentic gelato. And of course, they have an extensive wine list with offerings of reds, rosés, whites, and sparklings – available by the bottle or by the glass.

Matthew’s Restaurant

If you want to go all out, make your reservation for Matthew’s – a big name in the Jacksonville restaurant scene. Matthew’s is known for French and Mediterranean dishes made from the highest-quality ingredients that are impeccably sourced and acquired with sustainability in mind. Here, you’ll enjoy a multicourse meal featuring standout entrées, like Pasta Radiatori, Braised Oxtail, and Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef, and toe-curling desserts, like the soufflé, crème brûlée, and Coconut Semifreddo. And with 2,000 bottles of fine wine in their cellar, you’ll find the perfect glass to go with your meal, thanks to their in-house sommelier and an expert staff.

To find more information on where to eat, play, and shop in Jacksonville, check out the Cape House blog.