Beautiful View - Great food!
The conch fritters and classic shrimp were excellent. We will definitely eat here again.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Great view, food and service!
Food was great and the service was outstanding! We will be returning next we are in the area. Try the conch fritters - awesome!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
A first class experience.
A first class experience. Food, wine list, service, view all excellent. Highly recommended.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
WOW! Sunday Brunch is a Must!
The Reef offers an outstanding selection of food for Sunday brunch right on the ocean. There is something for everyone, presented in a beautiful array.The view of the Atlantic is spectacular from any table. We were especially impressed with the friendliness and attention of the wait staff and those on the line ready to help at the made to order section.The live guitar music was fantastic. We came away extremely impressed with the overall experience and look forward to returning for lunch or dinner. This is very popular with seasonals and locals as well so you have to book well in advance.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
As usual, the Reef was a pleasant
As usual, the Reef was a pleasant experience. The bar was a bit short staffed with only one bartender to serve all the tables and make drinks. The appetizers were excellent and the ocean view is perfect.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great, the view was wonderful, it's priced right, we had the Citrus Salmon and the Zarzuela. The Zarzuela was packed with steamed clams and mussels, large shrimp and fish, great dish. We also have the Fried Green Tomatoes and Calamari for starters. My wife is not a fan of calamari but here at the Reef, she will eat half the dish.
We will be back
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ocean view
Great ocean view! Great food and wonderful service.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The BEST Crabcakes ever
Eight friends on the way to The Players Championship dined overlooking the Atlantic ocean and what a treat! From the minute that we walked through the front door to the time that we exited as pretty much the last guests the friendliness and efficiency was incredibly welcoming. Sarah, our server, was charming, efficient, helpful and a terrific representative of the restaurant. We had a range of dishes and everyone raved about the freshness and taste of each dinner. My husband and I shared the Crab cake and it was one of the two best that I have ever had, and I can't remember where the other was. Perfectly seasoned, moist with large chunks of crab and the right size to share as an appetizer. We will definitely be back!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The area where we were seated was way to noisy to fully enjoy our dining experience. We had a hard time hearing the waitress or each other during dinner due to the large groups of people seated nearby.
Otherwise our visit to The Reef was excellent.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sunday Brunch in St. Augustine
We have been here for special occasion brunches several times before and this last Mothers' Day was as good as ever. The food selections, the ocean views, the guitar music were all outstanding and are the main reasons why we keep coming back again and again. I have said it before and I'll say it again - this is the best Sunday brunch in the St. Augustine area.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
They don't seem to honor open-table
They don't seem to honor open-table requests for seating so best to also call ahead.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ocean front dining
Overall quite good. Mone of our steaks was not cooked as we would like, but all else was very good. The view was wonderful right at Oceanside!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Reef steps out in front of the local standbys in Saint Augustine! Its comfortable, cozy atmosphere simple, but well executed menu and a staff that really is glad you are there make a dining at The Reef a terrific experience. Good food well done and a caring atmosphere trump the romaine tourist traps across the river. It was a pleasure to drive by these pretenders to The Reef.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, Top 10 wine list
The best restaurant view in St. Augustine and a better wine list than some places that refer to themselves as "wine bars". The food selection was great and creatively prepared. Like most places the fish was cooked a little too long but I guess I could have asked them to ease up on it ahead of time.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried something new tonight and liked it. Very good spot with an outdoor deck looking at the ocean.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love to dine if you have the time.
The Reef restaurant is 30 ft. from the approaching waves. I don't know how it fares during storms but, it is a must for the dining enthusiasts. The excitement starts when you park your car. Better than a drive-in movie.
We absolutely wanted a view of the ocean and seafood, regardless if it was indigenous to the area or not. We were pleased to receive both.
Our server was very personable and friendly. She started us with champagne and a starter of Ahi Tuna. With our appetites whet and taste buds sharpened we awaited our main course of Grilled Scallops, Shrimp, and Mahi. Everything was simply delicious and well prepared.
Being from land-locked Orlando and celebrating our 30th anniversary, we were in the mood for a great dinner with a view.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful greeting, staff, atmosphere, dining and the view made our 37th anniversary very special.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem of a place.
We were staying at the RV park across the street from here, so we thought we would try the Reef. What a great place! Great location...the view of the beach is beautiful! Great happy hour...bottle domestic beers were on happy hour and one of us got that and 4 of us got the house wines, which were very good! Apps are $2.50 off during happy hour!
All our meals were tasty and well prepared....Hubby and oldest daughter both had the Shrimp and Lobster Rosotto, I had the Duck and our other daughter and BF had a variety of apps...all very good!
Our server, Laura, was friendly, helpful and efficient!
We would definitely return to dine here even if we aren't staying right across the street!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Good service. Somewhat small portions on veggies. Good atmosphere on the water. Quite and nice.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed sitting outside
Very good service, wonderful view, especially if you sit outside. Good food. We were a party of 8 and they accommodated us quickly even though the OpenTable reservation had apparently not reached them (made 5 hours earlier). Near the end of our meal, with a thunderstorm approaching, managed to get everything served, while remaining cheerful and efficient. Fun experience and everyone enjoyed it.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Great Experience
As local patrons we always enjoy dining at the reef. The menu is varied and everything is well prepared. The ocean view seating tops it off, especially if the evening meal is during a moonrise. They also have a great Sunday brunch.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellent location.
The beer cheese soup was excellent! Grouper was great. Crab cakes were fair. Oreo pie was very good. Oceanfront dining at its best. I recommend the Reef.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant place and enjoyable
The food is O.K.. Choice somewhat limited. Great to eat outside. Service was good and staff attentive and pleasant. Restaurant was very empty due to season, so cannot be sure service would be as good in season.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at the Reef
Our experience here was phenomenal. Be sure to ask for outdoor dining. The porches are small so reserve the outside. You hear the waves crashing as you eat and the view is super. Food was fantastic and service could not have been better. Would definitely recommend this to our friends.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Waves
Good food and service with an amazing view of the ocean -- music on the weekends !
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view is very lovely and the food was great. The Filet Migon was very tender and tasty! We had a very romantic evening!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eat next to the ocean!
This was my first trip to Ponte Vedra. Our group was there to play golf at Sawgrass. We made a reservation at The Reef for my husband's birthday. What a find. It was a beautiful night to eat outside. We could have used a little more light. We used our cell phones to read the menu. Great chowder, clams, crab cakes...The shrimp & lobster risotto was good. Lots of choices. We had the brownie for dessert although chocolate chip cheesecake sounded wonderful too.
Service was good although our waiter didn't bother to bring a candle for the dessert...it was getting late or he was just being lazy...
I would eat there again.
There was a wedding party on the upstairs balcony.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Reef has the best brunch!
We travel there about twice a year for St. Augustine's best Sunday brunch! Outstanding amount of food and drink for the price!!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Must for Great Dining!
Our party of four shared an absolutely fabulous evening at the Reef. From the wine and beer, to the appetizers and soups, to the entrees and desserts, everything was just perfect! Thank you too Amanda for being such a great waitress! Visitors should try the calamari appetizer. It was one of the best we have had! The seafood trio was delectable and their swordfish dinner was the best ever! This was our first time in here, but as residents, we will be sure to return with even more guests! By the way, you can't miss the view . . . it's right on the beach!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice Sunday night dinner
large group handled smoothly for a nice Sunday gathering.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined on the Sunday Buffett.
We dined on the Sunday Buffett. The food and selection was absolutely great. A good value for the money.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful Seaside Restaurant
Found this gem while visiting the Golf Hall of Fame. Food was excellent, wine list adequate. You can't get any closer to the ocean, unfortunately the weather was iffy and we weren't able to sit outside. The conch fritters and lobster/shrimp risotto were amazing. Would love to go back someday for the brunch...just to sit outside by the water!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM