Forgotten Tonic

4.6
1457 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipeatsoutoften
Miami
48 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is great. NY style restaurant with very cordial staff. Our server Kayla did much more than take our order she really helped guide us selecting specialty cocktails and food. It is a hidden gem and when in St Augustine will definitely visit again. Don’t hesitate you will enjoy yourself. Best for adults. Kayla is a local and told us several stories of local ghost lore. Very entertaining .

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very very loud inside, very cute decor. Service was great, husbands dinner was good whole trout, my scallops were uneventful. Crab cakes were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and drinks. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food was amazing. I really like that this place takes reservations as many places in St. Augustine don’t.

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scottp
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Small intimate with great cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience. The only down item was that there were multiple tables that were empty, but they still couldn’t sit us early. It was no big deal, we sat at the bar, had drinks and appetizers, but thought it was strange that there were so many empty tables, but they wouldn’t seat us early. Otherwise the food was great, the drinks were great and the ambiance was great.

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Luvtodine
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for happy hour cocktails and appetizers. Cocktail menu was limited but we enjoyed our drinks we chose. We ordered 4 appetizers and lived the meatballs , fries and asparagus. The Cajun egg rolls were flavorless and bland. We were seated at the window and enjoyed people watching . We were somewhat disappointed about the outdoor seating , it was on the street, it was a beautiful day, However I didn’t want to eat on the sidewalk so we went inside . We would have liked to be enjoying the beautiful weather with our cocktails but it didn’t ruin our evening . The atmosphere was low key and upscale . Service was outstanding , our waiter was very attentive . Overall we would return, it was a positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

If you are heading there for drinks and atmosphere...spot on. They have a huge drink menu. I can’t imagine you’d be disappointed. Service was good. Now, if food is what you desire, move on. From appetizers to main courses our party of four was very dissatisfied with nearly everything. Overall it’s not worth the money for dinner and the food menu is rather limited. .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! We had the meatballs and the Cajun egg rolls for appetizers - both were outstanding and very fresh. My hubs and had the steak which he loved, I had the pasta primavera with blackened shrimp. It was delicious - incredibly decadent and rich. The drinks were very good. I had the Raising Cane which was so yummy but not very strong, literally my only complaint about our experience. Strongly recommend and would return!

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GoTribeGo
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Make sure you leave room for the warm butter cake... delicious. Great happy hour and get the meatballs....

Skip the bruschetta ---

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef’s food was spectacular, couldn’t have asked for a better meal!!! Cooked to perfection

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vipBassman
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating late night dining.

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CaelynL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved!!!! Would recommend for anyone for a nicer night out.

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ShannonP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The baked brie appetizer was delicious. Our entrees (scallops for me, a burger for my husband) were OK. The scallops could have used some kind of creamy sauce to take them up a level, but they were cooked well. The dessert (chocolate lava cake) was terrible. I rarely have a dessert that I don't like, but the taste was off and it had a gritty texture.

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SydT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were excellent and the service was fantastic! The prices were very fair. I didn't feel like I had to break my wallet for a quality meal and cocktails.

The environment has an upbeat-cozy vibe. I would go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

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LizC
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ate outside. Food good but will not remember it except for baked Brie with tiny slivers of Orange that really made it stand out.

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Kimm
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience. There were a few large parties and it was a small building so was a little loud, could barely hear my partner, but overall a wonderful time. We will be back 100%! Side note.. I absolutely despise asparagus and the way they cooked theirs... I ate it ALL!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Josh and great food! Wonderful dining experience!

RD
RomanticDiner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh is a wonderful server and probably the most knowledgeable employee. He was professional, courteous, attentive, and friendly. The hand-crafted cocktails were delicious. The crab cakes were perfect and Josh recommended the blackened Cobia. Again it was the best choice and cooked to my request.

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SwissMiss
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was ok, nothing out of this world. We really enjoyed the cocktails.

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vipSusanB
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sydney was the best waitress. So kind and attentive to our dining needs .

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had in St Augustine.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was beyond our expectations!! We absolutely enjoyed everything from start to finish. Server was funny, professional and attentive. An absolute must while in St Augustine.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The cocktails were excellent!

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CharlieM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Was a little pricey, but will go back for sure.

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vipJennifer
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is our favorite place to eat & mostly drink. We took our friends visiting from Ohio but the service was so bad. We ordered apps and the 3rd one came later. The 4 adults ordered but only 3 orders came out. Pretty disappointed that management didn’t stop by.

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vipChristineB
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brie cheese and fruit plate is amazing. Filet was tender and delicious. Never had a bad meal here. We will be back.

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PaulaB
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I ordered the Filet Mignon (Medium) and Hubby ordered the burger. My filet was delivered Luke warm medium rare and the vegetables was not cooked - Raw. Hubby bacon and fries were cool. The food must have sat awhile. We shared our concerns. Brittany the mgr in charge addressed our concerns. Hopefully things will improve

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vipwmgilligan
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Different this time than the last 4-5. Maybe the chef changed? Or different person on duty tonight. In any case not nearly what we have come to expect.

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AlyssaV
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great! Need to get the fried green tomatoes! They are amazing

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AdriC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Forgotten Tonic was a delight from beginning to end. From the moment we entered the door the service was amazing. The hostesses were polite and efficient. Our server was outstanding. One of the best that I had and I don’t take that lightly (I have many years in the industry and I eat out a lot). she was knowledgeable about the food and beverage menu and was quick to make suggestions after asking about our tastes. Even though we were there on a Saturday night, our food came out in a very timely order. We had appetizers and drinks before dinner and never felt rushed. We enjoyed it so much that we came back later in the evening for a nightcap. I strongly recommend this place for anybody who enjoys craft food and beverage.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The vibe was very laid back and comfortable. The lighting was romantic and nice. The food was pretty tasty but nothing spectacular. We got our appetizer after we got our entrees but they didn’t charge us for it. The alcoholic drinks were delicious. Definitely a trendy, ambient restaurant. Worth trying out.

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Princessarita
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, cocktails were simply amazing! What a neighborhood gem. We were in St. Augustine for a quick weekend getaway. The staff were very gracious. The menu is small and tasty. Cocktails and bar staff wonderful!

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vipArtK
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had shrimp and grits and my wife had the burger, both amazing!

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vipKevinG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bailey our server was THE BEST!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were randomly exploring St. Augustine and we’re lucky to find last minute reservation. Down a side street and definitely wouldn’t have found it otherwise! Great find.

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackson served us and was a delight. The food was delish. Shrimp and grits although a bit spicy was yummy. The flatbread was also very good.

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vipJeanne
New England
62 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had such a lovely lunch at Forgotten Tonic. The soup was simply marvelous and garnished with beautiful fragrant culinary oil. The blackened shrimp was delicious. This was all brought together because we had a top notch server, Josh. The only downside is that the drinks were far too expensive.

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 1457 OpenTable diners.

Forgotten Tonic does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/forgottentonic_sta/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.