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

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (41)
Special Occasion (40)
Good for a Date (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Cozy (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Authentic (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Seasonal (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Scenic View (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating our weeding anniversary and the staff was very attentive.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 5 days ago

Food excellent. Service a bit slow.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

A pleasant experience with ingredients cooked to perfection in a very pleasent atmosphere. Good service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We first came to know Raintree when they were part of the Entertainment Book----one coupon we always used with a dear couple we dined with quite often. We stopped buying the Entertainments long ago but Raintree has remained one of our favorite dining spots. We have used it for special occasions and now for whatever reason we can come up with.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great atmosphere! Like most of St Augustine this place was built many decades ago. Lots of character! Fantastic food and personalized service. We felt like the only customers there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have been to Raintree so many times over the years. It was first class in every way. This visit has a time lapse in between the years and it has fallen off our list. What a shame. The food prep, presentation, and price were equal to many other restaurants that must keep costs low to be competitive. Price and quality are worth it. Sorry Raintree, we will miss you.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was exceptional. I ordered a filet and it was cooked to perfection. The mashed potatoes were more homemade quality than restaurant and that's a positive from me. They had plenty of parking which isn't always the case in St Augustine. The picture attached is my hubby's prime rib.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I loved the atmosphere. Beautiful restaurant and the food was delicious.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Fabulous food, service and one of the most romantic restaurants!! Wonderful everything!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We go to the Raintree for special occasions and are always pleased with the service and food. There were six of us and everyone loved their food. Save room for dessert - really good selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We could not have picked a better place for my wife's birthday and new years eve
Henry, our server was Great, Awesome, and very attentive. The food was just as great as our server. Thanks for making our evening one we will remember for years to come 12-31-2017

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We live in Louisiana and joined friends from Wisconsin for the New Year's weekend in the St. Augustine area. I reserved Raintree online for brunch and we had a lovely meal. The service, food, and drinks were just right. A great choice.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food is outstanding!

I highly recommend the Raintree restaurant for special occasions. You can dine in a historic home (downstairs, upstairs or in an enclosed porch area.) When the weather is nicer there is a lovely patio area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were visiting from Savannah and found this beautiful 1879 Victorian Town House to be the perfect setting for a delightful evening and delicious meal. It was a most welcomed respite from the overwhelming crowds of the Nights of Lights. We were seated in the enclosed front patio and Lazlo provided friendly and professional service. We both enjoyed the Raintree Signature House Salad, as well as the Beef Wellington and Filet Mignon. The Bananas Foster Crepe for dessert was the perfect ending!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food and service will drive the 60 miles to go again!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was very good, food, atmosphere, staff, etc. Our waitress (to be honest) was low on energy and less than enthusiastic, just doing her job, which she did not do anything wrong. We then went to look at lights and came back to have desert at the bar and it was pretty late but the waiter who took care of us then well made up for her enthusiasm, he was happy, friendly, helpful and enthusiastic.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went to St Augustine to see the Christmas lights and as we were 5 I wanted to be sure we could get somewhere nice for food. This restaurant didn't disappoint. We were able to park right outside, our table was ready for us and we had a nice and varied menu to choose from. Also the Christmas decorations were very pretty. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone who is visiting with a larger group as the menu will have something for everyone

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very good soup ( tomato bisque) , a poor salad ( likely extracted from a bag ) and very good desert ( chocolate mousse) . Waiting time between appetizer and main course ( a simple salad) felt an eternity .
A bit disappointing though the mousse helped get over it .

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

First, we've been going to the Raintree at the holidays for about 20 years. It has become our tradition and we look forward to it. We, sometimes, get to visit during the year as well. My daughter held her wedding there, as well, two years ago and it was just wonderful. I, highly, recommend the Raintree for anyone who is in the area. The food is always consistent, the service is dependable, the ambience is a treat for the eyes.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas eve dinner out. Warm enough to sit outside under the trees and Christmas lights. Beef Wellington always my favorite and my husband's prime rib was excellent. Our go to place for celebrations.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Organic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was very slow.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Travis waited on us and did great job. Brunch was delicious and the atmosphere mist enjoyable

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This restaurant was so pretty and the food and service were excellent. I had the 6oz filet. It was cooked exactly how I ordered it and the potatoes and vegetables were so good. I didn't like the lobster bisque -- way too much salt which overpowered any other flavors. Overall, they did a great job. I wish I'd had more time for coffee and dessert. I'd definitely go there again and I did send a couple in my tour group there for dinner the next day, so I've already recommended it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My husband and I did not care for the salad that came with dinner. It was greens, raisins, a few nuts and dressing. There were no tomatoes, cucumbers, or carrots that normally come in salads.
I had the lemon butter Mahi. The fish was moist and flaky, but the lemon butter sauce did not taste like lemon butter, in fact there was not much flavor to it.
We think the pricing was high for what we had.
Not sure at this time if we will dine there again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We have eaten at this restaurant over the years when in St Augustine. It still does not disappoint. Good food and service. Lovely ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Everything - food (both quality and array of options), drinks, ambiance, our server (thank you Taylor!) - was exceptional. We only wish we had tried Raintree sooner and can't wait to go back.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place will be back!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I went here for the first time last night. I have been to st. Augustine many times and found this jewel, and im so happy i did. I went for my early birthday dinner, but was shocked it turned out to be my first dinner with my fiancé. He asked 3 hours before that, and i couldn't have picked a better place for this occasion. The staff was kind and the food was to good for words (try the meatloaf & mussels). Worth going to especially during the night of lights, very romantic.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We first experienced the Raintree on our honeymoon in December 1983. As a couple we fell in love with this special place and have returned there often and tonight was to celebrate our 34th Anniversary. It was wonderful and special, as we knew it would be . Shout out to our waiter Mike!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The Raintree has always delivered superb ambiance, service, and food. I strongly recommend it for special occasions as well as for just an outstanding dinning experence.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Every so often you just want to have a traditional dinner in a charming Victorian house at a reasonable price and that is exactly what the Raintree offers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The dinner was great. We had the pork medallions with loaded soup. Delicious. The service and personal attention is appreciated.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We eat here any time we are in St Augustine. We love the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is the restaurant we choose every Christmas. The food is wonderful and we can park and walk in. Then we slowly Cruise The night of lights.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Read the reviews and decided to try it out. We were very glad we did! It was lovely on all accounts. We will be back, over and over again. Menu is varied for all tastes!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We live in Tampa and at least once a year, we drive to St Augustine. St Augustine is a neat town but our primary reason to go is eat at The Raintree. We love the ambience. The food is prepared like you’d prepare it in your own kitchen. We have never been disappointed. There are plenty of good restaurants in St Augustine and this one is on the top of our list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We Ju happened by as we were staying at doubletree Hilton and it looked so very pretty. It was holiday time. We were tired from drive so we decided to try
What a pleasant surprise. Got seated on time. Dennis our server was efficient pleasant and very funny. Food was excellent. Ambiance spectacular. We sat outside. All in all a great experience. Would go back and recommend

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Did not care for the automatic gratuity. Actually saved me money as I always give 20%.
Other than that IT was an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Beautiful old 1886 home turned restaurant with lovely windowed porch or outdoor seating in addition to cozy dining rooms. I had limited menu choices do to my garlic allergy but our server Shannon(?) was wonderful advising my choices. He was very attentive throughout our dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food and great service. The dessert were very good as well. If you make a reservation with them, they will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel..

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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