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Forgotten Tonic, St. Augustine, FL
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Forgotten Tonic

4.6
4.6
2078 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A hidden neighborhood gem featuring modern twists on comfort food, an extensive wine list & craft cocktails. Indoor & outdoor dining. Happy Hour Mon-Fri

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (904) 827-9055

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Cross street

    King Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,078 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Hot spot

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Lively

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Contemporary American

  • St. Augustine

    Best Overall

  • St. Augustine

    Best Food

  • St. Augustine

    Best Ambiance

  • St. Augustine

    Best Value

  • St. Augustine

    Innovative

  • St. Augustine

    Neighborhood gem

  • St. Augustine

    Lively

  • St. Augustine

    Most Booked

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  1. QC

    QueenChoochie

    Jacksonville

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience with friends. Our first time dining at Forbidden Tonic, we especially wanted to visit during the Christmas popup. The Christmas decor was festive which really set the mood. From the moment we entered we were greeted. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful with the menu. The food was delicious, especially the shrimp & grits. We also enjoyed the Cajun egg rolls and the chicken Bella. The meal was so delicious my husband went to the kitchen to compliment the Chef.

    Forgotten TonicResponded 2 days agoWe can’t thank you enough for the kind words about Forgotten Tonic. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. If you could endorse us on other platforms that would be awesome. These kinds of comments really help us grow our community and provide more opportunities for our staff.

  2. PC

    PalmCoastVisitor

    Orlando

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just found this place and been back 2x. Great decor. Lively bar. Specialty drinks. Cozy seating. Attentive servers. Excellent menu choices.

    Forgotten TonicResponded 4 days agoWe can’t thank you enough for the kind words about Forgotten Tonic. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. If you could endorse us on other platforms that would be awesome. These kinds of comments really help us grow our community and provide more opportunities for our staff.

  3. CD

    ChelseaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner during a Bachelorette weekend. Food was delicious with good serving sizes. Like that we didn’t feel rushed to hurry and eat to leave. Would definitely recommend.

    Forgotten TonicResponded 4 days agoWe can’t thank you enough Chelsea for the kind words about Forgotten Tonic. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. If you could endorse us on other platforms that would be awesome. These kinds of comments really help us grow our community and provide more opportunities for our staff.

  4. SS

    SavannahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great, went during the lights so it was still Christmas-themed, which was super cute!

    Forgotten TonicResponded 4 days agoWe can’t thank you enough Savannah for the kind words about Forgotten Tonic. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. If you could endorse us on other platforms that would be awesome. These kinds of comments really help us grow our community and provide more opportunities for our staff.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was professional and friendly. The resis super cute. He food wa very good.

    Forgotten TonicResponded 4 days agoWe can’t thank you enough for the kind words about Forgotten Tonic. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. If you could endorse us on other platforms that would be awesome. These kinds of comments really help us grow our community and provide more opportunities for our staff.

  6. RS

    RickS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    To put a surcharge that you claim are for employee benefits is totally ridiculous. That is on the business not the consumer . Even though the consumer can back out of the surcharge it makes the customer look bad to the waitress/ waiter even though you gave a good tip. For that reason Ill never go back as long as that policy is in effect!

    Forgotten TonicResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback Rick. We would love to hear more. Please email us using the email on our website what would’ve made your experience a five star one, so we can improve future guests’ experience with us.

  7. RL

    RichL

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food ok , wine by the glass very expensive and overpriced . Apps also very over priced . Compared to other restaurants in town this restaurant is not a good value .

    Forgotten TonicResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback Rich. We would love to hear more. Please email us using the email on our website what would’ve made your experience a five star one, so we can improve future guests’ experience with us.

  8. SC

    SteveC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Unbelievable what flavors and variety come out of such a tiny kitchen

    Forgotten TonicResponded on January 18, 2023We can’t thank you enough Steve for the kind words about Forgotten Tonic. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. If you could endorse us on other platforms that would be awesome. These kinds of comments really help us grow our community and provide more opportunities for our staff.

  9. RG

    RibeyeGirl1

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and drinks. You can taste the freshness in everything!! The Lima bean hummus was my favorite!! Our server Chris was very informative and gave great suggestions. We will return.

    Forgotten TonicResponded on January 18, 2023Wow, thanks for this awesome review! We’ll make sure to pass your great comments to our kitchen team as well as Chris. We do our utmost to make every guest feel welcomed every time they come to our restaurant. If you could endorse us on other platforms that would be awesome. These kinds of comments really help us grow our community and provide more opportunities for our staff. Hope to see you again soon!

  10. LT

    LisaT

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had friends visiting from out of town and wanted to take them somewhere fun for drinks and dinner. We had never been to Forgotten Tonic, but it had been on our short list for some time. The cocktails and food were fantastic, and our service was great after a bit of a slow start. My one complaint is that the cocktail prices were very high (even by downtown St. Augustine standards). I'm not sure whether that's because "Miracle" was still going on and we ordered from the themed menu. In any case, we had a great time and will definitely return!
  11. KH

    KarenH

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fun Place. Lots of fun decor with a sense of humor. Small place but full of energy. Drinks are named funny ! Great ! Burger delicious. Pork Chops delicious. Shrimp and Grits delicious with a bite. Overly busy so hard to say how service is when not slammed. Great to see so many people out enjoying themselves..........Pandemic be damned...........
  12. CT

    ChrissieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic. Food was great and atmosphere was fun. Great time was had by all!
  13. AK

    ArtK

    Jacksonville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group was treated as though we were celebrities when we arrived. Then our food and drinks were awesome! Our party of six all raved about the food & drinks and the service from the time we entered Forgotten Tonic. This place is a hidden gem! I can't wait to go back!
  14. JA

    JAXSY

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was very good , I suggested to the owner to add tablecloths or placemats, it gives you a better sensation and it reduces the noise. I personally don’t like bare tables.
  15. D

    Dtr09

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cute restaurant in art district of downtown St Augustine. Went for lunch so didn’t try cocktails. We enjoyed our food, everything tasted delicious. A member of my party felt that squash soup was not hot enough. Tried red fish for the first time, and it was amazing. Want to go back for dinner.
  16. A

    Anne

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Our food was not great. Dishes did not come out even close to the same time.
  17. CS

    ConiS

    Jacksonville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Alia. The food was delicious! We will return!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service! The waiters are really friendly, the food is good!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. There was a lot of flavor - we went with the chicken egg roll and the pasta primavera and pork chop. We also had a few cocktails- the apple martini was by far my favorite (tasted like apple pie). The service was great and the restaurant is really cool. However, the noise was awful. It was hard to have a conversation. If you’re looking for a quiet date night maybe not but it’s definitely worth checking out!
  20. MC

    MaureenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round experience for a birthday party
  21. PC

    PalmCoastVisitor

    Orlando

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 1st time here. Looking for new dining experience in St. Augustine. Read reviews & gave it a try. Cozy, warm, friendly place. Holiday decor was pretty. Good bar scene, booths, tables. Our server, Eden, was very professional, attentive, & personable. Excellent rink selection, a bit price, but different variety than most. Apps were delicious & generous portions. Mains also scrumptious. Will return. Recommend.
  22. RL

    RLBeach

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried a new place to us and absolutely loved it will definitely return soon
  23. JA

    JustinA

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service! I got the shrimp pasta primavera and it was delish!
  24. JL

    JenniferL

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This is a charming small restaurant. The menu has excellently executed items. The drinks are fabulous! The service is warm and friendly! It was a great choice for my family!
  25. LC

    LorraineC

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service for our party of 7. We enjoyed the cajun egg rolls, and the pesto flatbread to start. I got my usual chicken bella which never disappoints and my picky husband loved the shrimp and grits! FT is definitely a must try in St Augustine.
  26. L

    Lacy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! The drinks and food were good, but pricey for what you get. The drinks are either small or full of ice...not much bang for your buck. Party of four, two hours=$300. That having been said, next time I'll eat before I go so I can afford more drinks, lol!!!
  27. SM

    ShelleyM

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a great experience at forgotten tonic! Food is good and service is always outstanding!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Tiempo en espera por la comida fue muuuy largo, del resto todo fue excelente, servicio, atención y la comida deliciosa
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We knew we were in good hands with Eden, our server, as soon as she introduced herself. She shared the specials (and there were many) without even a hint of hesitation or note checking. Her knowledge of the menu and the history of the restaurant immediately put us at ease. Eden was so engaging and demonstrated a pride of ownership that made our New Year’s Eve experience truly special. We started with the baked brie and a bottle of Pinot Noir from Oregon. For our entrees, one of us ordered the bacon wrapped filet and truffle fries - out of this world! The flavor and temperature of the steak was perfection. The fries were hot and crispy with just a hint of truffle - not too overpowering. We also ordered the 14 ounce bone-in pork chop with fries. Once again the flavor profile and temperature were spot on. Both of our meals were amazing! We finished with a brown butter cake and a side of vanilla ice cream. If you’ve never had brown butter cake, and we had never tried it, you should definitely order it. From now on whenever brown butter cake is on the menu, we’re going to order it. You could tell that the staff loves what they’re doing because everybody was hustling to make all diners’ New Year’s Eve experience the best it could possibly be. The Christmas decorations inside the restaurant are unparalleled. We had a great table by the tree and a very memorable experience. Happy New Year to the entire staff at Forgotten Tonic and sending special gratitude to Eden for her warm and welcoming hospitality
  30. C

    Ceci

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Our server was very sweet and welcoming. The food was delicious. The only thing was that the main course came out before the salads, and I specifically ordered the salads as our starter. The Christmas decorations were amazing. The noise level was too high for us to enjoy, but that’s just us! We’re in our seventies, and it was New Year’s Eve!
  31. SR

    ShannonR

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 2nd time there this week! Found FT when searching for a local Miracle Bar pop-up over the holidays. Great food and super friendly staff! Will be back for sure :)
  32. MD

    MelissaD

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and excellent service. We really enjoyed ourselves!
  33. MC

    MelanieC

    Jacksonville

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Eden was fabulous! Welcoming, sweet, and kind. As locals, we always enjoy our visits to Forgotten Tonic! The holiday drinks were amazing!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, good portions, my waitress was amazing but didn’t like to be charge for soda refills, other than that , perfect
  35. SA

    StAugustineLocal

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    The holiday decor was beautiful and the staff was very nice. However, our waitress was not very attentive. She served wine in a dirty glass and brought cake with ice cream on top after we said not to bring the ice cream with it. The food was overpriced as were the drinks. The ambience was definitely the highlight.
  36. KC

    KristinCB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time at Forgotten Tonic! The Miracle pop up was beautiful, and drinks were yummy! We had Lima bean hummus, the egg rolls, and butternut squash soups. Everything was delicious! Can't wait to go back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner and drinks so much - loved the Christmas decor and food and cocktails were delicious!
  38. m

    markc

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, fun location in old town area of St Augustine...top notch service with creative beverages...one of our favorite restuarants!
  39. GY

    GregY

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    30 minutes to get our drinks. A few minutes after drinks came, my wife’s meal came. She started eating and was almost done when 10 minutes later my meal came. Waitress never talked to us about the specials or the fish of the day. Food was good but never have we been to a restaurant where with just two of us our food came when the other person was finished. Do not recommend going out to this restaurant to get aggravated.
  40. NR

    NicoleR

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food is always good, drinks are always tasty and the holiday time is always my favorite time to go.

FAQs

Forgotten Tonic offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 827-9055.

Forgotten Tonic is rated 4.6 stars by 2078 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Forgotten Tonic

6 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King Street

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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