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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Special Occasion (33)
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Good for a Date (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Scenic View (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined a day ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our second visit to Raintree. We live about 2 hours away, but came to St. Augustine for the Christmas lights to celebrate my birthday. Raintree was not only a great dinner, but had the prettiest outdoor lights in the city. Very nice evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

2 OF US HAD PRIME RIB AND THE OTHER 1 HAD A FILET. ALL WERE PERFECTLY COOKED AND TASTY. WE DINED ON THE PATIO WHICH WAS VERY PRETTY WITH ALL THE LIGHTS. tHE ONLY THING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER WOULD BE A LITLE INTERACTION WITH THE WAITER. hE WASN'T THE FRIENDLIEST.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A gem of a restaurant on all levels! The beef Wellington was superb. You could cut it with a fork. Probably the best I’ve had in Florida. Great location with a lot of history in the house itself. I highly recommend the Raintree

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food wonderful, atmosphere calming. Waiter, forgetful at times.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Nice evening, quiet dining. Food was wonderful. Manhattan drinks subpar.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and service was great. Nice romantic place to have dinner with significant other or friend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My daughter and I visited this establishment due to a favorite memory I have of it when I visited it years ago with my other daughter (innow deceased) My only complaint is the 'smell of dampness' inside. It was hard to enjoy our meal with that smell.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We are staying in Saint Augustine for a long weekend and went to Raintree for Thanksgiving dinner. Food, service etc were all great.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have returned to this restaurant because it is one of our favorites. The food is wonderful and the wine list is terrific. The holiday decorations are beautiful. The service is friendly, efficient and very professional. If you are visiting St Augustine we would recommend this restaurant to anyone

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful... traditional turkey, duckling and prime rib meals enjoyed by all. Great place for a special occasion

Tags: Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Not been here in a few years as we live quite a distance. It was great to see nothing had changed , still owned by the same family. Food was as good as we remembered We were served by a very new nervous waiter , who made us laugh and added to a great evening with friends.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was my wife and I first time to enjoy a Brunch / Buffet at Raintree..We were quite pleased.
Travis took extra time to explain and very attentive..Blessings

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Spicy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

There are too many other great restaurants in St. Augustine to come here. I grew up always hearing about Raintree, so finally this past weekend we gave it a shot. There was nothing particularly wrong with the meal but I still don't understand the hoopla. The menu is stuck in the late 90s with no attempt to revitalize. We sat outside which was nice ambiance but with no heaters it did get quite chilly. It was not a terrible experience but for the hype and price tag I expected more.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fabulous dinner, room had great ambience, other customers were friendly and children were well behaved.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We enjoyed a beautiful meal on our 33rd anniversary. Everything was excellent!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We were in St Augustine for 3 nights, came across this restaurant on Thursday night. Looked at reviews and went in for dinner.
Good, friendly staff, good drinks and food.
We liked it so much went back Friday night for dinner.

Off street parking

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Loved the Christmas decorations!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We visit St Augustine for 4 days in November every year. We always book 2 nights there through Open Table. Usually a Friday and Sunday. Friday and Saturday is Prime Rib. Some of the best I've had. The rack of lamb is great also. Many wonderful seafood dishes as well. The food, wine, service and décor are amazing. Try it, you can't go wrong.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great attentive service, but not too obtrusive. Lobster was a little small, but the small filet was prepared just right with an excellent bernaise. House salad was very good with the raspberry salad dressing. Wine selection is noteworthy but not cheap. We had a very good cab from Starmount for $50. This is one of St. Augustine's best restaurants, if not the best. Lots of locals eat here. Not reall good for families, but great for business and coiuples on special occassions.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Raintree is one of our favorite restaurants. We went there for our anniversary and had a wonderful meal. The service was great and the desserts were amazing. Raintree added some nice touches to make our anniversary celebration very special. This is one of our favorite restaurants in St. Augustine

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 10, 2017

What a fabulous restaurant, without a doubt this is the best restaurant we have eaten whilst we have been the USA this vacation & ones in the past.
I really can't rate this restaurant highly enough.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We were vacationing in St. Augustine with friends and were so happy to have found this restaurant! The house is so unique, we loved the atmosphere and the food was awesome! We highly recommend it!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

What a delightful place! We will definitely go back and bring our friends!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A friend had recommended this restaurant while we were on vacation. Made a reservation a few weeks ago. We were seated promptly on the porch......loved everything about it. I had Eggplant Parmesan with a side salad.....my husband had Beef Wellington with salad. We also had cocktails. Shared a dessert which was chocolate cake...my husband said the sauce was just like what his grandma made! Service, ambiance, and food were all excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Service and food great. Always plan to dine here

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a beautiful Sunday morning so we sat outside on the patio. As usual, the service was excellent and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was perfect. We celebrated our Fifty year anniversary. Seating was right at a window. Our server was wonderful. We got the Beef Wellington and the veal .Perfect! ! The evening was just what we hoped it would be. Memorable.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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