About 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

102 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

Cross Street:
Bernard Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 824-7211

Website:
http://www.raintreerestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music in the Courtyard on Weekends

Parking Details:
Parking lot available behind the Restaurant, on street parking available in front.

Executive Chef:
Chef Matt Berg

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) 824-7211

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Raintree Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Romantic (49)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
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Good for a Date (44)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Cozy (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Authentic (24)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (16)
Fun (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Business Meals (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Seasonal (11)
Scenic View (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
People Watching (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I went to celebrate a very special occasion and although the food was very good, we felt rushed throughout our dinner. We also had an issue with the air conditioning - we were sat inside and it was uncomfortably warm.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

We had not dined at Raintree in several years but I must say that the food quality, selection and service have not deteriorated in our absense. We had friends dine with us and they absolutely loved the food as well.
We strongly recommend dining at the Raintree whenever in St Augustine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. We both had mahi
but prepared differently. Both were
Equally excellent and cooked to perfection.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Terrific food, service & ambience. Celebrated Valentine's Day on the day after & everything was perfect.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

The four of us all had wonderful dinners: pork schnitzel, lamb chops, beef tips special, and petite filet. The sides were good and the salads were fresh with tasty dressings. Laszlo was our waiter and he was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

A favorite — and they offer GF options. Food was fresh and prepared to perfection. Waiter did a terrific job with timing and service. We will definitely return.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

Food fabulous!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was pretty decent outside of my Prime Rib. Couldn't even cut it with my knife it was so fatty. Wife's Salmon was good and the lobster bisque soup was solid. Service is so so...not much incentive given they charge 15% automatically. We knew this going in and it makes sense why the service is how it is.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

We love it here. Ambiance is fantastic, food is awesome, service has always been great. A nice place for special occasions or to take friends, and out of town company.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and reasonable price. Always a great experience.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was absolutely fantastic. Rack of lamb, veal and shrimp and the escargot were all incredible.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

Perfect every time! Famous for the beef Wellington and the Rasberry crepes. I crave the crepes for weeks after!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 5 days ago

This has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions. It never disappoints us. The quality of food is typically outstanding. The service is far above average. The ambience is quite good for most seatings. And, it has a spacious parking lot. That is important in the old city section of St. Augustine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

The ambiance of this place is special. It is an old house situated on San Marco. Inside there are multiple rooms where outstanding fare is provided. I have the duck and it was excellent. Had I not been in mixed company I probably would have picked it up like a KFC drumstick. Very good outing all the way around.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants. It's a beautiful setting inside in a historic house and charming garden seating with heating that can double the capacity. Always professional service. The menu offers budget (but tasty) entrees like the meatloaf at $18 up to a wonderful roasted duck at $29. It's a perfect noise level so you can carry on a conversation and is a bright and cheery atmosphere. Kudos to the owner to not only maintaining a great restaurant all these years, but continuing to making it better and better - and don't miss the desserts!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our waiter, Henry, was unkempt. Unshaven ( maybe he’s starting a beard which would be okay) and he had rolled his sleeves up, which looked unprofessional. He brought the wrong wine and after correcting that, he poured my wife a glass but didn’t offer a taste test first. He also served me over my friend sitting on the end of the table instead of walking around him and avoid reaching in front of my guest. He never seemed very apologetic or sorry for his mistakes. He was nice enough, but needs more training. Zach set us a very nice table for eight and the food was delicious. We love your restaurant . Sorry about the long critique. Bill Young

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was good, but portions were small. Service was prompt but orders had some errors.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Took my girlfriend for a special occasion to raintree.
The staff made it an amazing experience by giving us gazebo seating and catered well to our needs.
The food was incredible as was the service.
Would recommend to any in a similar scenario.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always enjoy the Raintree! Consistently, good service. Great location to many things in St. Augustine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Enjoyed the meal

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 31, 2018

First time here. Very pleased. Nice property. Fine food. Excellent service.

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

The service was excellent! Food outstanding. Our party of 4 loved everything about it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Variety of dishes, food is excellent, service is very attentive without being obtrusive. Overall, a very good dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

other than a very loud table in back of us for most of the meal the atmosphere was pleasant, the food was tasty although the prices were a good bit higher than what was posted on their website, but still not overpriced or out of line with other local restaurants. The decor is great especially the window tables with all the twinkling lights. Always a favorite when visiting St. Augustine.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

the food was amazing and the service was excellent for a Sat Night, love the atmosphere cozy warm inviting will definitely have another date night with my wife there soon highly recommend it

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good. Not excellent. Was decent but didn’t have the “whao” factor.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Raintree is one of the finest restaurants in St Augustine. While their seafood is exceptional, we are such fans of their prime rib. In addition, the owner has been recognized by the community for her many civic and philanthropic contributions. We love to go there before going to a play at Limelight.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 26, 2018

très bien excepté que je déteste avoir le pourboire inclus

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Restaurant is large but noise wasn't a problem. Menu was balanced and not overwhelming. Partner had fish special of the day and was pleased. I had beef wellington but not overwhelmed. "Crust" was soggy and meat not particularly tender. Would not order again.
Crepes for desert were interesting and okay.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were quite pleased with this fine. The decor provided a warm ambiance. A very homey yet elegant atmosphere. The food and the staff were excellent. I had the Golden Tile a special for the nite. It was perfect. The Key Lime pie is one of the better ones we have tried in the area.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful and the food is outstanding. Our waiter rocks!! We will defiantly be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Raintree used to provide a exceptional cooked meal at a reasonable price with quality service. The service is still great but the food and s ok. Beef Wellington crust looked awful and the filet mignon was too lean. At the end we asked for a split invoice and they now charge an extra 2% on the gratuity which is included in the invoice. Too bad. I find this rather petty. No need to return.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

One of our favorite St Augustine dining spots. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, & efficient. The food is outstanding in quality & presentation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Lovely long time local restaurant in ST Augustine Florida. Charming indoor outdoor spot. Good food well prepared. Service was excellent. Very good value in every respect.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Good food & great service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My wife and I were visiting St. Augustine for the weekend and looking for a restaurant that was not a chain restaurant and had a variety of steaks on the menu, since St. Augustine has many seafood restaurants and no steak houses. The service at the Raintree was excellent - our server [Ed] was courteous & friendly and described the specials for the night. The lobster bisque was excellent and the wine paring was perfect. Our dinners were cooked - filet and rack of lamb , perfectly and delicious. For desert we had the mixed berry crapes which capped off a perfect dinner experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The modified statement I requested was not followed up. Overall good place.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had reservations for 8 pm and our table was not ready. Other then that, it was an enjoyable evening

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was spectacular! Beautifully plated, delicious and prepared perfectly. People seated at the table next to us were a little loud but polite. We had a view of San Marco Avenue which was great for people watching. The outside was decorated to fit in with the Night of Lights. Loved the twinkling icicles. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. I told the server and she did not even acknowledge it. She confused our order, had to keep going back and forth for regular items she should have had with her. Never checked to see if we needed anything. Not the usual standard of service we have come to expect but then she is very young. The food itself more than made up for her ineptitude.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Beautiful setting In historic building. Very romantic. Good food, cocktails and service.

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