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Raintree Restaurant
Raintree Restaurant

Raintree Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.raintreerestaurant.com
  • Email: raintreeemail@aol.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: Jeff Keane
  • 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

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 30 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We have had numerous occasions there, brunches and dinners. Everything has always been wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Everyone at our table of four loved their food. It was a first visit for all of us to Raintree. The seafood au gratin was great. The only thing that would have made it better was if it had been a shrimp au gratin. Dessert, great. The waiter was very attentive. We will return one day. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We loved the relaxed feel of this place. will come back. Very comfortable and eye appealing. Prime rib was very good, Beef Wellington was excellent. Lobster bisque again was great. The Bruschetta was fair. Our server did an outstanding job, and she was very friendly, made us feel right at home. Thank You. Cheryl and Don"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner during our recent trip to St. Augustine. We ate in the glass enclosed porch/patio which was great for a rainy evening. We felt like we were outside without getting wet. The waiter was knowledgeable about gluten free options and my fish was fantastic! The Creme Brulee was the best I've ever had! My husband had the Beef Wellington and thought it was excellent. The Raintree will be on our "not to be missed" list the next time we're in St. Augustine."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "A nice relaxing evening out with excellent food. The four of us shared two starters, four mains, and two deserts (large enough to share) along with one glass of wine and tea. The bill including tip came to aprox $30 each. The wife's Eggplant was excellant as was my Shrimp and Sausage. Service was excellant, however the kitchen got a little slow on occasion. Made a reservation for 7 PM on a rainy Friday night. Good on site parking snd were seated at a nice table with no wait. We asked for a quiet table as two of our party wear hearing aids. Our table was in an area that was condusive to conversation with out having to shout. No one sat outdoors due to the rain, however the set up looked like outside dining would be great."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Me and my in laws surprised my husband with dinner here for his 50th birthday. Dinner was amazing. Our waiter was such a patient gentleman. A future dinner date is already being planned. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Over a period of 15 years, we have lived in North Florida, the Raintree Restaurant has been a special place for us. We've celebrated many an anniversary there. This year our 49th. Even if there is not a special occasion, we have had Sunday brunch, lunch, or dinner and enjoyed our time there. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Very tasty food once again and very good service. Our server went out of her way to find out answers to our questions. Indoor dining was as pretty and comfortable as outdoors. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Even we arrived one hour earlier than our reservation, we were seated promptly in a nice outdoor table. There was very pleasant live music by a versatile guitarist-singer. The top point of our dinner was the waitress, a very helpful, dynamic and nice lady. I had the Maryland Style Crab Cake and my wife the Steamed Mussels. The crab cake was OK but, the mussels were outstanding, good size, spiced but not too much, at the right temperature, in a few words, one of the best we have had. As the entre, we shared one of the specials of the day, the sauteed scallops over pasta with a four cheese sauce. The scallops were excellent (huge, lightly sauteed, flavorful) but, the pasta was too thick. I would highly recommend this place. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is a lovely looking restaurant with a nice outdoor sitting area and a inviting interior. Service was fine but unfortunately when it came to the food, it really is just a step above a diner. I couldn't recommend it to anyone who is serious about food."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the atmosphere very nice, a charming place to dine."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We wanted a special place to celebrate our parents 58th wedding anniversary. They had never been here and were very impressed with the atmosphere/decor. The service was top notch and all four of us enjoyed our meal. Portion sizes were adequate. We were too full to order dessert!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We arrived a little early however they were able to seat us. Our meal was wonderful and our waitress was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The Eggs Benedict picture looked so inviting that all 3 of us ordered this. And, all three of us were really pleased. Hmmm Good. We were greeted warmly by the hostess. Ben was our waiter and he provided excellent service. Most of the outside seating was full and we even had some privacy at an inside table. Great for our small reunion so we could talk and catch up. Plenty of parking---great location. I look forward to another great experience on my next stay in St. Augustine. It was just great that The Raintree lived up to the Open Table reviews and of course, this gives me even greater confidence in the O T reviews."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Having dined here several times for special occaions I will certainly return again. The rack of lamb was excellent, cooked exactly the way I orderd as was my guests'. The service was excellent and we felt no rush - just enjoyment of good food and relaxed dining. My compliments to chef and staff."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good was awful. Service was very poor felt rushed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been dining hear for many years and keep coming back. The food is excellent, we especially like the rack of lamb and the duck. The seafood is also good and very fresh. The wine list very good and the service is usually outstanding. Gets very busy on holidays. Check their website."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I love duck but only served as half a duck. the taste is better and half the fun is getting at all the duck. we searched all over Jacksonville but most restaurants serve duck breast only with fancy sauce that I do not like. Your sauce was perfect as was the entire meal."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Overall a great time for us. We were thinking of using the Raintree as a rehearsal dinner venue but we wanted to try the good first. Service was good, prompt and friendly. Decent variety of options on the menu. No complaints here."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We dined on the patio and loved it. My bf had the Pork Schnitzel and I had the Eggplant Parmesana. He enjoyed his dish, although it wasn't exactly like he thought it would be. I loved the Parmesana and the Olive Medley appetizer. The Dome Cake dessert was out of the ordinary in a very good way, and the patio featured homey brick and bright flowers. Small drawback: the patio was pretty smokey, but where else can smokers eat and smoke these days? Somewhat bigger drawback for me: a bit of a lack of vegan entrees, which I would have liked. I admit, I didn't ask for any special modifications, so maybe that's my own fault. Overall, we really enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "It is always a pleasant dinning experience, knowing that the food will be good."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Raintree is a charming place to eat a special meal and have time to relax and have conversation with those you are with. What I didn't realize, until this visit, is how accommodating they are to make the experience special to you. I'd read of the frazzled onions that are part of the Raintree salad and asked if I might have a few on my dinner salad for an upcharge. Done! No up charge and delicious. My dining partner had health issues that prevented her ability to eat one of the mixed vegetables (very good by the way.) Wonderful fresh and delicious tomatoes were substituted for her instead. Beef Wellington was a rare treat and done perfectly to my requested medium."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Two of us in our group ordered one of the daily specials. Neither of us enjoyed it as it was tough and dry. When the server asked how we were enjoying our meal we mentioned that it wasn't our favourite. She comped dessert for all four of us and told us that she told the chef about our comments. I was impressed that they took our comments seriously. Otherwise, had a great salad and loved the charm and ambience of the old house."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is amazing! Food, service and atmosphere were spectacular! I would recommend to anyone to try it! :) PS: If you download their app, you may find a discount or free dessert!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good food. Neat location and decor. Pleasantly different from the usual chain restaurants. Excellent food. Pricey but well worth it for a special night out."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was really nice that this restaurant had a shuttle. They picked us up from our B&B and dropped us back off. The food was okay but the ambiance was better. Had the shrimp and lobster pasta and the lobster was the highlight. Not a whole lot of flavor to the pasta or shrimp. My husband had the blue cheese filet which he enjoyed but the sides weren't all that great...not a lot of options so he actually got fries and a veggie medley."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Delicious food - unique dish w/veal topped w/shrimp & crab. Prime rib cooked to perfect "medium rare" - wonderful salad, too. Bar is delightful ahead of meal. Outside dining looked like it'd be great, but we dined inside due to misty rain. Service was excellent. Just like the cozy feel of the old house in which the restaurant operates. YUM!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Have visited Raintree numerous times and always enjoyed it. Food is superior, and service is excellent, cheerful, and friendly. They will accommodate gluten free."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Reservations through Open Table were ok and we were seated upon arrival. Our waiter did an excellent job. The food was so-so; Examples: fettuccine al fredo was unusually dry; the grouper was cooked nicely, but the panko parmesan crust was way too thick, and hid the taste of the grouper. Salads were a high spot, with tasty raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Only two dressing choices, however."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This dining experience was awesome. The service, food, and ambience is top quality. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "great dining experience. This was my first time to try their Sunday brunch.it was a sunny spring morning so lots of people eating outside. We chose to eat inside. The staff was courteous prompt and the food was great.you can choose from a buffet table fresh fruits and breads and juices as well as order fresh made items off the menu."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "There are many resturants that make a lot of claims, but do not deliver. Rain tree delivers! We both had the Chef Specials, Grilled Grouper with Champagne Butter Sauce on the side and Shrimp Scallop Pasta. Both were excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great dinning. Been here a number times as I am local."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Raintree Restaurant in St. Augustine is excellent. The food is outstanding and they will accommodate gluten-free. We have been there at least 5 times, and Raintree has never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have been dining at the Raintree for over 20 years. It has indeed changed a bit over this time, some for good, some less so. I remember when it was regarded as a fine, elegant dining experience. It has become more casual, but I think that it just fits the market better. What remains is a quality, dependable dining experience that keeps us coming back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "ordered mussels, about 5 or 6 were not open, mentioned this to the waiter, he seemed to not really care. My wife had pasta with tomatoes, didn't really look or taste exciting"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Had a hard time between three and four stars for the food. I had steamed mussels. Quite good but usually make better at home. My wife was given garlic bread for dipping with her escargot but I did not with my mussels which had plenty of broth for dipping. I asked for a serving of bread for dipping and was brought slices of what I am not sure. We both had the grouper special and it was a bit over cooked but good."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Our reservations were on time and our waitress Rachel was an excellent server. The whole night was very professional from the good cooked meals we had to the dinner bill. We will definitely be back for your fine dinning! Thank you very much for you professional hospitality."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went to a different restaurant the night before and were completely blown away with how good it was. When we got to raintree we sat outside it was very nice. However when we got our food it was just ok. It wasn't bad just not worth the money. We spent the same amount the night before and the food was so much better."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I loved the brunch , however the dinner left a lot to be desired. There is not a dessert bar which was a huge disappointment . We ordered the banana foster and it was excellent ."
    Dined on 3/16/2014