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Raintree Restaurant
Raintree Restaurant

Raintree Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.raintreerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (904) 824-7211
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Chef Matt Berg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Raintree has an upstairs Banquet facility that can accommodate up to 55 people, with private restroom facilities. Downstairs we can accommodate up to 30 people in a private room and have other semi private areas for smaller groups. Screen and LCD Rentals are available for seminars. Our facilities offer a unique setting for Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Private Parties and Business meetings. You may contact us after 2 pm to discuss your party or email for more information. Please visit our website for Group Menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Lorna MacDonald (904) 824-7211
  • Entertainment: Live Music in the Courtyard on Weekends

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bernard Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot available behind the Restaurant, on street parking available in front.
A word from Raintree Restaurant
Enjoy casual dining at it finest, the Raintree Restaurant & Steakhouse, recognized Nationally and Internationally for over 33 years as one of Florida's top destination Restaurants. The Raintree is renowned for its consistent, award-winning menu, consisting of Prime Steaks, Lamb, Poultry and the Finest in Fresh Seafood. The Raintree has a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Wine List and a premium bar, served in the warm, intimate atmosphere of a restored 1879 Victorian home. The home is surround by a brick courtyard with Gazebo's for outdoor dining. Even if you choose to dine elsewhere, join us afterward in The Dessert Bar, choose from our Famous Crepes, Ice cream Drinks, Dessert Martinis, Cappucinno & Espresso or indulge in a fine after dinner Liquor or CognacContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "A diner dressed in the drag of a "dining experience". My prime rib was fine, but my wife's chicken was clearly microwaved. The waitress rarely visited the table. Paper placemats on top of table clothes? The décor is the 1980s. Will not return and I live in the town."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "What a wonderful setting to have such excellent food and service. I would recommend the Rain Tree to everyone and we will be going back on our next visit to St. Augustine."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday at the Raintree restaurant. Everything was great from the décor to the service. I ordered the Filet Mignon and it was perfect. My husband ordered the Beef Wellington and that too was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "What a gem, the Raintree Restaurant in St. Augustine! For the second year in a row we celebrated our birthdays and anniversary here at this wonderful place, service was excellent the food was wonderful and afterwards we spent some time at the bar and meet some equally great people. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We have been coming to the Raintree for years and have consistently enjoyed it. This time, however, something was missing. It seemed to be all there on the surface: nice menu, solid service, good atmosphere, etc. But when the food arrived, it was just okay; seemed to lack any special flair or full flavor. Part of it is just expectations as we have had so many great meals there over the years that we expect to have our taste buds dazzled. That wasn't the case this time...everything just seemed a bit bland."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food and service are always the best! Save room for their yummy dessert."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Ambiance can be relaxed on their patio or a bit more traditional inside but either way, the restaurant offers a lovely environment for dinner. Food was great, salmon with balsamic glaze with feta flavorful without a heavy salmony fishy taste, snapper with lobster champagne butter was perfect not overly oily from the butter, drinks were good, creme brûlée was creamy with just the right amount of carmelized sugar. Service was attentive without being overly intrusive. All in all, everything was really perfect."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The Rainytree was nice but nothing really special. It was my husband's and my anniversary and my birthday so I was hoping for something extra special. There wasn't much selection for vegetarians so don't go if that's important to you. Our server got my husband's salad messed up and it took a while to get him back to our table to fix it. It's not a bad place and food was nice, just nothing special."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Our waiter was excellent and our guests were very impressed with your restaurant. We are 79 and have dined in a lot of fine restaurants and yours ranks with the best. Looking forward to coming back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My husband and I went to the Raintree for our anniversary. We were given our requested table, which was in a lovely location. The service was very good, and our waitress was friendly and efficient. But the food was a great disappointment - my husband had eggplant parmesan, which was overcooked and dry, and I had a seafood casserole in a cream sauce (name not recalled), which should have been rich, creamy and loaded with seafood. And although the dish had a fair amount of shrimp and fish in it, the sauce was very thin and watery. These meals were on the "specials" side of the menu and were reasonably priced compared to the entrees on the regular side of the menu. But the quality of the meals was sadly lacking. We will not return."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We have visited the Raintree several time and never been disappointed. The steamed muscle app was very good. I had the lamb and it was cooked to perfection. My wife had the shrimp and pasta and just raved about it. Save room for the mixed berry crapes. Exceptional service as well. Just an outstanding dinner experience for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I reserved dining at Raintree for my wife's birthday and they did not disappoint. From our salads to our entrees to dessert, everything was great."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "the food was great and the service too. they have a buffet with salad and soups delicius"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had heard of this restaurant...but just finally got here...all I can say is that they share my personal code of living..."understate...over deliver"...We had a wonderful experience from salad through the filet au poivre...and the service was 5 star also...can't wait to go back for more!!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is a great place for making yourself feel like you've made! My lady loved the all around settings!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "THANK YOU! We are locals. FINALLY a restaurant with class and refinement! We have tried many advertised nearby only to be disappointed by noise level, rude fellow patrons, and ill-behaved children! We will most definitely return to The Raintree to entertain our out-of-town guests. Thank you once again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is the second year in a row that I celebrated my birthday here. Wonderful meal, wine, and dessert...will be back!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "There is no need to go on and on about this resturant. It was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had a Romantic Dinner celebrating our Wedding Anniversary and all I can say is that the food was great and the Service was Superior. They sat us in a small table away from the main dinning room and it was just what we needed since I wanted it to be special for my spouse. Overall I will rate the experience Outstanding for the food, service and especially the dessert. Will come back again"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary and found the food, service and ambience to be just what we wanted. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a pleasant evening in a romantic town."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We passed the Raintree, it looked good AND they had parking. It was raining, so we sat inside which was charming. The young man who served us was perfect. He made excellent recomendations for each of the four of us. The food was awesome. The salads were delicious. I had the Swordfish, DELICIOUS. The Filet Mignion was prepared as requested and really enjoyed. We don't usually eat dessert, but our server recommended the Berry and Cappiccino Crepes with ice cream. A perfect ending to a perfect meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was just OK. Nothing was special about it. Service was impersonable- Maybe that was because a 15% tip is already included in your bill. We would not return because for the money, you can get a better meal and experience elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was very good. The server was excellent and very helpful. Very comfortable place to eat. On the down side you don't get many calamari for an $11 appetizer. We would also suggest checking your bill closely. We had a tip added in automatically and were never told."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I go to St. Augustine on a regular basis, and have always tried to go to the Raintree. This time around, I was finally able to get a reservation, and I'm extremely glad I did. They had the most amazing food, especially the escargot. Our waitress was nothing but pleasant and fun to talk to. The patio to eat outside was absolutely beautiful. I don't have anything bad to say at all!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had dinner here before walking across the street to the waterfront church property to watch the fireworks show from the Castillo on the 4th of July and that may become a tradition for us now. The restaurant is lovely, both the patio seating and inside, the food is delicious and the service is great!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This restaurant has nice ambiance and the food was okay, but not memorable. Waited almost an hour for entrees, ordered a cup of soup that was never delivered, salads and bread were low on the quantity/quality scale. The only redeeming quality for my experience was the $30 entree (lobster & shrimp pasta) was very good and it was the 4th of July."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We came at 5pm with our family from Kentucky on the 4th July before they went back home, and just before we returned to England. When we come to St Augustine Raintree is always on our list to go and eat at. The food is great, prices reasonable, and service excellent."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Hannah was our server and she was quite knowledgeable about the large wine list and items on food menu. Food was excellent and well displayed. Desserts looked great, but no room for them. Varied menu choices and price ranges. Quaint and pretty atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I am going to make this short and sweet..... Went to the restaurant, which I have been to many times and ordered a filet and chicken and the filet was raw, not rare, because we always order medium rare, but completely raw, so much so we couldn't even cut through it... Then the chicken, I was told had a light drizzle of balsamic glaze over top, the chicken was swimming in sauce that i had to lift it up a scoop all the sauce off the plate. Then our waiter was nowhere to be found. We didn't get any water refills and he didn't even wait to see if the steak was properly cooked once we received it back. let me just say, it wasn't cooked to mid rare it was still raw....... We couldn't even order dessert because our waiter took off for 20 min."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This restaurant was great back in the 1980's and still great today. My husband had the prime rib and he was pleased and I had the Filet Caprese which I would do again. Different take on a filet. We both enjoyed our ceasar salads but too full for desert. Cocktails were good and service was excellent from the moment we walked through the door. No problems with reservation either. We sat inside because it was just too hot that evening to sit outside. Wish they would enforce a little more of a strict dress code for a nice dining establishment."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service was standard, well kept and nice building, live music on a Saturday night. The menu didn't seem dated, but the plating and sides and style of all of the food we ordered was somthing that would come out of my grandmothers country club. Also the fact that they upcharge on fri/sat nights is just plain tacky, along with the included gratuity for my 2 top. Bottom line is there is better places to eat in St. Augustine."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our favorite neighborhood restaurant in the Nation's Oldest City! The meal is always great, the servers are happy to see you, and the atmosphere, especially in the garden, is perfect for a nice dinner in town."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "visiting st. Augustine, saw reviews on line. Great restaurant, very good food & service. Only weak spot was the bread! Definitely recommend it for any meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service and food were wonderful. It had just finished raining when we got there or we would have eaten outside!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything we ate was so good. I tried the salmon special which had a coconut and almond sauce. I've never had such good tasting salmon before. It didn't taste fishy at all. Their dessert was also very pleasing. We had the apple crepe (I think that's the name) delicious. The waitress was friendly and the restaurant itself was very nice. The food and drinks are pricey but worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "There were four of us at dinner last Friday evening. Each of us was very pleased with our meal. Salads were excellent. Three of us ate the prime rib and finished every bite. I chose Beef Wellington because it is always so good that I have not tried any other entree. And-----the crepes for desert were Heavenly. We will return soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "this was nice - not exceptional but all the meals in our group were quality for the cost"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "WE had received mixed reviews on Raintree. We were very pleasantly satisfied with our dining experience. The four of us all enjoyed our meals which were varied. Our server had a fun and charming personality which was fun -- he was not intrusive but available for our needs. The food portions were good, food was served hot and our wine very nice."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I moved to St. Augustine about a month ago and all my co-workers were telling me this is the place to go eat. I finally made the reservation for dinner and my my my it was great. The waiter was excellent. The atmosphere was great and the food was great. If you come to St Augustine, you have to eat at the Raintree Resturant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Service was wonderful, appetizers and dessert was awesome. The entrée was really good - we both got the prime rib with grilled shrimp. The only 'ding' I suppose was that we wanted the prime rib medium rare but that wasn't an option. It was supposed to be cooked medium, but ours were well done. Other than that, it's still a great place for 'date night'."
    Dined on 6/15/2014