Raintree Restaurant
Raintree Restaurant

Raintree Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.raintreerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 904-824-7211x
  • 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: Continental, International
  • 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 7211x
  • 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 Cognac
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Raintree Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (95)romantic (83)great for outdoor dining (75)neighborhood gem (63)fit for foodies (45)notable wine list (41)scenic view (29)great for brunch (27)good for groups (26)late-night find (14)great for lunch (13)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Lovely evening
    Lovestaug
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service, food and atmosphere all were outstanding. Definitely return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    Bobbid
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We spent a wonderful evening at the Raintree. We used to go for special occasions but with their less expensive meal offerings, now we can enjoy the restaurant more often. Great server. Delicious food. My only comment is that I am hearing-impaired and the noise level made conversation very difficult. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • raintree
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is a gem in st Augustine. It is a historic house type restaurant with beautiful windows overlooking the bayfront. Twinkle lights illuminate the raintree. We ate on the quaint porch and could hear the music from the courtyard. There is outside dining if you prefer. The menu is interesting with many wonderful choices.I always order beef wellington which was cooked to perfection. The desserts are too many to list but you cannot go wrong ordering a dessert crepe ours was similar to banana foster too good to describe. They offered cappacino both high test and decaf. Our waiter was courteous and helpful with our menu.A wonderful way to celebrate my fiancés birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • raintreefan
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Both of us had excellent filets, one with blue cheese and the other with Bernaise. Sides were very good too. A delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • romantic or special occasion
    CriticLEE
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I have lived in St. Augustine my whole life and never knew about this place. I took my fiance here the other night and we both agree it is the place for any special occasion off romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resident
    Mary
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great food and great restaurant!the rack of lamb was rejoyed by my companion steak done to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining choice
    PattyBU
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Raintree restaurant has been my favorite St. Augustine place to dine for at least 25 years. The food has been consistently good. The dining rooms are lovely and the service is very attentive. This is not a place to wear your flip flops. However, there is casual dining on the patio. Whether dining alone or enjoying a special occasion with friends, you will be happy that you chose the Raintree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We chose Raintree for dinner for our 8 year weadding anniversary. The lamb was bland but it was cooked to perfection. It came w/ mint jelly which gave it a refreshing taste but you can only eat so much mint flavor before you become tired of it. The blue cheese crusted steak had a good flavor. We were expecting the blue cheese to be cooked on the steak but it was just placed on top & appeared to be a white blob of something on the steak. I wanted to try the duck but they ran out of the duck special for the night. I doubt that we'll visit this place again just because there are so many other places that we want to try while vacationing here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the Best Meals!
    Kimmie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I can truly say this is one of the best meals, from start to finish, I've ever had. We were celebrating my birthday and the food, service, ambiance was amazing! The waitress even had "Happy Birthday" written on my dessert plate with a candle as a surprise. We also took advantage of the shuttle to/from our B&B. This is such a nice touch! Couldn't ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time Not a charm
    MichaelD53VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A special night planned that was to start at one of our favorite restaurants in St Augustine. Needless to say the order I had sent in with my reservation was completely ignored and my Girlfriends meal was a complete disaster. She is a Vegan as we explained to the same waitress we had in 2 previous visits which she in turn SAID she had it worked out with the chef. Clearly not the case when they brought her a plate full of carrots along with her Veggie Burger. After some exchanges they bring out this beautiful array of vegetables some 15 minutes later that should have been brought out initially. They attempted all of the standard apologies but for me it was the fact they knew in advance and were told several times concerning her meal request.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    flyinghigh
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We go to the Raintree when we want a romantic night out. The food has always been great and have never been disappointed. The menu has changed over the years as they have added and deleted some dishes. We have been going there for over 10 years and will continue to go back on a regular basis. I recommend making a reservation for a Friday or Saturday night dinning. It is always busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    betty
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    a wonderful place to eat. we like to eat here before going to the Limelight theater which you can walk to from the parking lot. It is always a great meal and the ambiance is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    PitJax
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We go to Raintree a couple of times a year and we have never been disappointed. My spouse is gluten free, and they have always accommodated her diet. Service is terrific, servers are knowledgable and personable, and the price is moderate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as always!
    Kathi
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had a party of five adults, including 3 birthdays on a Sunday night. Our waitress was prompt and accommodating, without being at all intrusive. We ordered appetizers (soups were excellent and not salty- escargot was fabulous!). Everyone ordered a different entree and all were perfectly prepared. Beef Wellington - a perennial favorite - was awesome, as was the Blue cheese filet, seafood and pasta dishes. We ordered dessert, even though we were full. Lava dome cake, creme brulee, mixed berry crepes - all were the fabulous confections we expect from the Raintree. Even the specialty coffees were hot and delicious. I will be fasting and jogging for a week to offset the massive calorie intake, but it was worth every scrumptious bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ronnie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Service was personable but extremely slow, food was average at best Flambe crepe lacked the flambe. They charge extra for pasta dishes on Friday and Saturday night, but obviously cannot handle the demands of those evenings. They also charge 15 % service fee when the service was extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inconsistant
    Suzi
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our experience and food were not up to the standard I've enjoyed in the past. Little misses like a very small table away from the window although we had reservations @ 5 and had requested a window table. Always enjoy the Raintree salad because of the frizzled onions but, although I paid for the upgrade from std. salad, it arrived without the usual onion. Beef Wellington was smaller than usual and because of that, it was well done instead of medium. My guest requested the potato be left off their plate (diet). It arrived with the potatoes instead of the extra vegetables requested. It was a nice dinner but not up to what I've had in the past. An off night in a number of little ways.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what we expected!
    Yumyum9106
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Way to many items on the menu. No specific specialty when it comes to food. Only 5 red wines by the glass. I ordered filet with béarnaise sauce. The sauce was broken and my med rare Filet was more like rare plus(red cool inside). Not worth the $80.00 for 2 people. The restaurant was very warm during our dinner and smelled like a wet bar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HeartSong1
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    A beautiful place to dine! Romantic scenic and very quiet! The food is exquisite and their servers are very attentive! One of my favorite places to eat and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who desires a superb dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience
    KJCJAC
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I took my wife to Raintree for her 40th birthday and we were not disappointed. Very nice restaurant which offers great food. If it had been cooler outside I would've asked for outdoor seating, so the next time we go there I'll try for a table outside when the weather isn't so humid and muggy. Regardless, our table location was great. My wife had a special mushroom appetizer and I had the brushetta. For dinner my wife had the special which had shrimp, scallops and lobster tail with couscous with curry. I had the Chicken Zingara. Both were excellent. For dessert my wife had one their crepes and I had the bread pudding. Our server was fairly new but overall did a good job. We'll definitely go back the next time we visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    24DinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Of the numerous options in the St Augustine vicinity, this proved to be a standout selection. Varied selections on the menu, quality choices on the buffet and attentive service by the waitstaff made this an exceptional occasion. When back in the region, we will be sure to return to this remarkable establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • visitors to St Augustine
    diningMichele
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We stumbled onto this charming house renovated to restaurant and we were so very pleased with all that we tried on the specials. Meatloaf, pork snitzel, seafood pasta and seafood au gratin. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. It was a bit noisy until a very large party celebrating on the the upper level left. The prices on the specials were under $20 which is unusual for Florida and the big ticket items like prime rib and tenderloin were in the upper $20 range. I wish they were in my area. I definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chappydave
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and i have made this one of our goto restaurants for all occasions. We have never had a bad meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    we ate dinner with friends. had a great dinner. waiter...mark was more than good! food was awesome. would and almost did go back the next night for dinner again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raintree Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The brunch menu was excellent. Food at buffet was a good selection. Grits were a bit dry, but everything else very very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had dinner on Sat evening and the noise level was beyond energetic in the dining room. Somehow groups larger than 6 should be placed somewhere else, rather than the same room with other groups of 4 or so trying to converse over dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies
    Foodies
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a romantic table. The food was excellent!! Prepared for us with some changes to suit our diet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Gem in Americas oldest town
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We found the Raintree Restaurant through a Travel-Brochure many years ago and have been coming here ever since. The 1 hour and 50 minutes ride is worth it. We enjoy St. Augustine and at the same time have a delicious Dinner, great wine, the best desert ever and all that with friendly and super efficient service. When the weather cools down a little we eat outside in one of the gazebos. Otherwise we enjoy the beautiful setting of a Victorian gem. W will be heading there again for Halloween for dinner followed by a walk through the surrounding neighborhood with the old houses decorated and the little ones trick or treating. Check their website for special events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening out
    howe
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a nice corner table inside. The staff was pleasant and informed. Seated and waited on promptly. My wife had the Beef Wellington which we do not see on many menus and I had the Paella. We both enjoyed our meals very much and would dine here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food in a Beautiful Place
    KevinGeddings
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We took another couple out for dinner on a Saturday night... had great service.. sat in a private Gazebo in the Historic District... amazing wines... tasty fresh bread and great entrees... seafood, pork and chicken at our table. Then we had delicious desserts including a Reeses Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie! Highly recommend Raintree!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have a fabulous meal at Raintree - courtyard is especially nice. Music also a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location
    Chris
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We stayed at a B&B in the heart of downtown St. Augustine and Raintree was just up the street. Although we were right next door to another popular restaurant, I had researched both online and preferred the menu at Raintree. We were certainly pleased with every aspect of our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Foodgroupies
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We wanted a cute little place to dress up and go to dinner. It was the perfect place. Everything was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jg1941
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I have gone to this restaurant for our anniversary numerous times. We have never been disappointed. The service is great, the food is great and the people our great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best
    easy2please
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The place seemed inviting from the outside, but once inside it was uncomfortable. The salad and parmesan dressing was wonderful. The bisque was just ok, but cost additional. Wife had a 6 oz filet - melt in your mouth tender - great flavor-her issue was it looked like a 4 oz steak. I had grilled mahi-mahi with a lobster butter sauce-very bland-no extra spices - honestly wanted to send it back. The waitress was very nice and helpful no complaints on the people. The setting was uncomfortable - it was our 10 year anniversary-wanted something separate and private - the only option was a corner table that was loud and extremely un-romantic. The bill came and it was 77 for 2 meal 1 drink and the added tip they did upfront-not going back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • maldy246
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We were very satisfied with Raintree. We most likely will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OldSurfer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went for our anniversary, was seated promptly at our reservation time. The brie and fruit appetizer was very good. The grilled salmon was tastiest I have had anywhere, the Veal San Marco was well prepared, tender and moist. Our server was very knowledgeable, answered our questions about the dishes and made good recommendations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went to Raintree for our anniversary and couldn't be more thrilled. The courtyard seating was beautiful and they had a jazz duo playing outside (which my husband absolutely loved!) The host seated us immediately (we had reservations) and our waitress was friendly, attentive and made great recommendations when we asked questions. The desserts were wonderful as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    psmith9299
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was everything I had hoped for. My wife was wowed by the food! From the escargot and mussels we had for apps to the chocolate dome cake and crème Brule dessert, it was spot on. We arrived early, and had some cocktails in the bar before being seated. Your staff were friendly, courteous, and helpful in the recommendations. I plan on returning, and hope that my friends do as well. Keep doing what you do because you are doing it right!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Probably won't go back.
    PickVics4
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have been to the Raintree about a dozen times over the last 15 years. Always a must stop when in the area. But the last two visits, 6 months apart, have been very disappointing. Once is understandable, twice is a pattern. Caesar salad was ok. Lobster Bisque was very, very "lobster-y", not to my liking. Main course was shameful. Desserts and coffee were good. Wife's Sangria was appreciated. Courses were rushed. Music was as loud as a rock concert. Was tamed somewhat at our request, but still teeth-rattling. Two people, a hundred bucks, ...we expected, and have had, better. It's a shame. We REALLY like this place..........
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We dined on our anniversary, which we have done every year for many years. 'Nice touch adding Happy Anniversary to our dessert dish. The I-Pad showing the desserts was a good idea. (It's hard to say no to a visual!) The noise level is a little problematic as the tables are so close to each other. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.