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Forgotten Tonic, St. Augustine, FL

Forgotten Tonic

4.6
4.6
1946 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 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 1,946 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Hot Spot

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Contemporary American

  • St. Augustine

    Best Ambiance

  • St. Augustine

    Neighborhood Gem

  • St. Augustine

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Augustine

    Romantic

  • St. Augustine

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love this place cocktails are fabulous and the food is just as good!
  2. DW

    DawnW

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding date night! The Brie platter and Chicken Bella, coupled with martinis made for the perfect meal..
  3. SB

    SusanB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic find in St Augustine - prior Open Table reviews on point - amazing service, ambiance, food quality /specialty cocktails exceptional, excellent customer service. Highly recommend, we will return!

    Forgotten TonicResponded 3 days agoWe can’t thank you enough for the kind words about Forgotten Tonic, Susan. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

  4. m

    miket

    Atlantic City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to this place when it was cellar 6, returned to discover this place. Server named jessica aka jess, she was amazing. Professional, very engaging. Lima bean hummus was off the hook. Shrimp and grits etoufee was better than the appy. Chef Mo visited us, the girl knows her stuff. Very eclectic menu, a huge offering of spirits. Place is located on oldest street in st augustine. If u miss eating here, thats on you.

    Forgotten TonicResponded 3 days agoWow, Thanks for this awesome review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We’ll make sure to pass your great comments to our kitchen team as well as Jessica. If you have the time to leave your feedback on our other platforms that would be awesome! These kinds of comments really help us grow our community and provide more opportunities for our staff. We hope to see you again soon!

  5. RW

    RachelW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    We had reservations for a party of 6 and the service was really poor - Table was not set up when we arrived, we had to constantly waive our waiter down and it took 2 hours to get our food. Food was ok - Everyone loved the FT Burger and Apps. Cocktails were excellent.

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 26, 2022Good morning Rachel! We are so sorry to hear that you did not have the experience that you expected. We do our utmost to make every guest's experience the best possible, but clearly we did not achieve this for you and your group. We are very sorry. If you could please email us at the email address listed on our website so we could further resolve the issue at hand, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day!

  6. m

    melly

    Mississippi

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We so enjoyed or cocktails and meal! We underestimated our arrival time and arrived an hour earlier than expected. The waitstaff was extremely kind and was accommodating! I highly recommend the Cowboy Ambrosia cocktail and the shrimp and grits. Bartender and hostess welcoming and friendly! Thanks so much for a great experience!

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 19, 2022Awesome! We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! We do our utmost to make every guest feel welcomed every time they come to our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon!

  7. k

    kittyluv

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had nearly the only decent Ramos gin fizz I’ve ever had outside of New Orleans. Delicious and expertly crafted.

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 19, 2022Wow, Thanks for this awesome review! We’ll make sure to pass your great comments to our bartenders. Hope to see you again soon!

  8. CM

    CharlesM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    first time to enjoy dinner there and were very happy to see they took reservations. we came from palm coast. only downside we could see was parking. food was excellent, service was oustanding. and the crowd was very enjoyable. we will be going back.

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 19, 2022Thanks for this amazing review Charles! We're happy to hear your experience with us was outstanding! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. 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. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

  9. CD

    CandyD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We went to forgotten tonic because they had a large vegan selection. When we ordered, very few vegan selections were available. We were told that they don't order much and run out quickly. Also, at no fault of their own, the air conditioning was broken and it was very very hot.
  10. b

    bethanyp79

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an amazing place to go for apps or drinks or dinner. Our fav spot, we have been several times and it never disappoints. Servers, greeters, bartenders are absolutely amazing.

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much for the great review Bethany, it's greatly appreciated! I will pass these glowing comments along to the rest of the team. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

  11. AK

    ArtK

    Jacksonville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's the best place to get away have a few drinks and something to eat!

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the kind words, Arthur. It's always a pleasure hosting you and your wife. See you again soon!

  12. J

    Jen29mom

    Jacksonville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. Service was impeccable. They made my husband’s birthday special.

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 5, 2022Wow, thanks for this awesome review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are so glad that you and your husband decided to share his special day with us. It was our pleasure to make him feel special. It would be awesome if you could also endorse us on other platforms. These kinds of comments really help us grow our community and provide more opportunities for our staff. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Swanky! My date and I loved this place.

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 5, 2022Thanks for this awesome review! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. If you could also share your great experience with us on our other platforms that would be fantastic! These kinds of comments really help us grow our community and provide more opportunities for our staff. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  14. DT

    DelightfulT

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cody is one of the BEST servers I've encountered. He was very personable, attentive and made great recommendations. The Lima Bean Humus is indescribably delicious; you must try it! I'll be back!

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 5, 2022We can’t thank you enough for the kind words about Forgotten Tonic. We won't hesitate to pass along your super generous review to Cody! Your kind review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! If you could also share your experience with us on our other platforms that would be amazing. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

  15. k

    khoff

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Cody was phenomenal!

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 5, 2022Wow, Thanks for this awesome review! We’ll make sure to pass your great comments Cody. We do our utmost to make every guest feel welcomed every time they come to our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon!

  16. m

    markh

    Jacksonville

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Have eaten at FT many times and always had a good experience, but this time my wife ordered a burger medium rare but it must have been under cooked and she got sick.

    Forgotten TonicResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that your experience with us wasn't what you were accustomed to. If you could please email us using the email on our website, so that we could further resolve the issue at hand.

  17. JC

    JillC

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Drinks were unique and really good. Brie appetizer was amazing but served with some unimpressive crackers. Steak special was thin and fatty. Not much flavor.
  18. MH

    MattH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has become one of our favorites. Great drinks, meatballs and fried green tomatoes
  19. AB

    ABBE

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The salad and appetizers were a little aged, old olives state croutons on the Caesar. Main was OK but not spectacular. Very noisy, mostly because music choice was a little reminiscent of the Wiggles, and there were screaming twin toddlers which made it difficult to have conversation.
  20. SY

    ShawnY

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Last night was our first time trying Forgotten Tonic. We arrived for our 7:45 reservation and were promptly seated. Our server was nice enough but didn't really take a commanding role in helping us navigate the menu. His suggestion of the pesto flatbread appetizer was spot on. It was perfectly prepared, fresh, and tasty. Then.....we......waited....for.....our.....food..... about an hour and a half after first sitting down, the food finally arrived. I ordered the shrimp and grits and she ordered the Chef's choice steak...medium rare. We were really hungry at that point and excited to receive our meals. Then the worst thing happened....my meal was great....and her steak was a thinly sliced ribeye cooked well done...... so we wait some more...... Of course I'm not going to eat my meal until she has her meal, so we wait.... Her steak comes back out...a thicker cut this time and cooked to the proper temperature. For 44 bucks in steak, I would have thought it could have been seasoned a touch more, of finished in butter, or something.... My shrimp and grits were wonderful, but enjoyed warmish, my choice admittedly. The manager came over and apologized and offered us a complimentary dessert which we thought was nice......until it came time to order dessert.... They were out of 4 of the 6 dessert items..... we settled for the brown butter cake....
  21. DD

    DeniseD

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Drinks were excellent, I had the Forgotten Tonic and my husband had a pomegranate martini. Love a place that serves ice cold water from a decanter without ice. Hubby had the hamburger and fries and I had the shrimp and grits etouffee. Both entrees were delicious as well as the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer. Would definitely go back, although the full effect of how salty the food was really hit us despite lots of that cold bottled water.
  22. DS

    DouglasS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy coming here. This was my third time this month. Everything was great. I especially like their burger and cocktails.
  23. k

    kittyluv

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent cocktails
  24. j

    johns

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Had reservation, Waited 15 minutes for anyone to come to the table at all. Ordered appetizer that never came Order one main with a side, side was cold, stake was okay Ordered 3 drinks and 1 was wrong but the ones that were right were great. Server always had to be tracked down Bill was $130 Won’t go back.
  25. SS

    SandyS

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe, cocktails and food are not to be missed! We have enjoyed dining around the world and put our many experiences at FT among our absolute favorite!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, great drinks, and great food. The pork chop is phenomenal!
  27. LA

    LaraA

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had a wonderful waitress, but also had 3+ other staff coming to our table to either take orders or deliver food that was not ours. Seemed disorganized.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place but it took 45 minutes to find a parking space so plan accordingly.
  29. S

    Samantha

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were absolutely amazing. This was the favorite restaurant of our trip to at Augustine.
  30. SD

    ShelliD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent!! The tuna special was outstanding. Loved the Lima bean hummus!
  31. A

    Andy

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality food in a nice atmosphere.
  32. JT

    JohnT

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was slow and drinks were hit or miss. Food quality overall was good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was wonderful, I’m always a bit hesistant when there’s a “weird” ingredient or two seemingly thrown into every item on the menu, but everything we ordered was amazing.
  34. DP

    DaisyP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant. The ambience was great, the food, the services, all of it. Will definitely return!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Forgotten Tonic for dinner to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary! What an excellent choice this was! First of all, our server Liam was outstanding! He made the night so special with his friendliness, attention and great personality! For dinner, we ate the Cajun Chicken Egg Rolls and the Chicken Bella! Oh man was this absolutely delicious! One of the restaurant managers Lindsay, who was also incredibly friendly, made us a dessert with chocolate ganache that was out of this world! It was on the house for our anniversary and decorated beautifully with little red hearts and chocolate swirls! Thank you Liam, Lindsay and Forgotten Tonic for a Perfect Anniversary dinner and an unforgettable experience! We will definitely be back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks and food were 🔥🔥 and even was offered our meal for free after the kitchen made a mistake and lost our ticket great customer service 🔥🔥
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The food was so salty. We won’t be going back. The restaurant only seats 6 people every 15 minutes, so when we arrived 15 min early, we asked to be seated but were told to wait at the bar because they weren’t ready for us and had to seat other reservations first that had not yet come even arrived at restaurant. This was early in the evening and the restaurant was empty with people sitting at only one or two tables. This made no sense, and the hostess further clarified that the kitchen was so small that they could only handle a few orders at a time and we understood therefore that a reservation earlier than ours was intended to put in an order before us and take priority. It’s a weird system particularly when looking at an empty restaurant. Between the salty food and the delayed seating in an empty restaurant, I would not recommend. The hostess, bartender and server were nice, but this did not overcome the fact that the food was so salty.
  38. N

    Nezzie

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    For the day in Saint Augustine and saw great reviews, so I picked this but found that the service was slow and distracted. We had to call for survive three times. The food was good, I whole have liked bread but they said it took 20 minutes to cook when I asked for some. 🤷‍♀️ we had the shrimp and grits, very good.
  39. CJ

    ComstockJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 22oz Ribeye special and the Chicken Bella were incredible last night.
  40. JD

    JoeDes

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liam is the best waiter and it's always a great experience with him providing service. My Art Gallery is just up Aviles (Ancient City Art Gallery) and we love that this is our neighborhood restaurant/bar.

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 1946 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 9 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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