#40 of 79 30A Restaurants

45 Central Wine & Sushi Bar

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45 Central Wine & Sushi Bar is the perfect stop for Wine, Tapas and Upscale Atmosphere
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

45 Central is a bit pricey, but they're among the best wine-and-tapas providers on 30A. You'll find attentive, professional service, talented servers, and a truly expansive array of local wines and menu items crafted from locally-sourced ingredients. Expect small sushi and tapas plates, excellent key lime pie, and an intimate, chic environment--perfect for a date night or a relaxing evening. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Whether you’re looking for an intimate date night stop, a classy lunch, or a relaxed spot to enjoy a glass (or a bottle) of wine with tapas, you’ll find it here. 45 Central serves up a huge variety of wines and champagne, along with small sushi and tapas plates. They also serve lunch, and their menu runs the gamut from charcuterie boards to dumplings, acai bowls, and salads. Portions are purposely small for most menu items, so keep that in mind when placing your order; there’s a reason this is a popular spot to stop with friends and share multiple small plates! 

Most seating is located outdoors in 45 Central’s sophisticated patio space. Expect elegant ambiance and knowledgeable servers who have an uncanny knack for selecting wine pairings that you’ll love. Prices aren’t cheap, but they do reflect the quality of wine, food, and atmosphere. 

Some of our favorite menu items include…  

Paella
Although it’s not available every evening, 45 Central’s paella leaves nothing to be desired. Made from scratch on evenings when a particular cook is working, the paella is some of the best you’ll find outside of Spain, and it’s well worth the price tag. If you’ve got a soft spot for paella, it’s worth calling ahead to make sure you visit when it’s being served. 

Fig and Prosciutto Naan
A starter that’ll keep you coming back for more, this beautiful blend of sweet and savory flavors checks all the boxes. Warm brie and dried figs are topped with prosciutto and 45 Central’s house-made Riesling-truffle honey. It’s served, of course, with tender, freshly-made naan bread.

Blue Crab Roll 
This dish is 45 Central’s take on the California roll and features spicy lump blue crab, lemon, cucumber, avocado, yuzu, tobiko, and daikon sprouts.  Every roll is a work of culinary and visual art, and even among sushi skeptics, it’s hard to go wrong with this dish. 

Fruit and Nut Acai Bowl 
For those in search of a fabulous Acai bowl, 45 Central has a handful of options. Our favorite is their fruit and nut acai bowl, which pairs organic Samabazon acai sorbet with blueberries, strawberries, bananas, blackberries, almonds, and mint. Other acai bowl options feature toppings like bee pollen, spirulina, toasted coconut, flax seeds, Medjool dates, almond butter, and cacao powder. 

45 Central is located in the heart of Seaside, Florida, just steps away from the beach.

Insider Tips:
– Try the key lime pie. It’s one of the best items on the menu.
– 45 Central now offers delivery as well as dine-in and take-out service, making them a great option for those staying in the Seaside area.