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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Romantic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Special Occasion (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Scenic View (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Casual (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Raintree is a favorite of mine here in St. Augustine. It's not the beach or in the historical district but it is uniquely local and the food is always superb. It's a place for special occasions or just a nice evening. I recommend the ahi tuna but the seafood is always good and you can get Beef Wellington. It's a special place and having eaten there over three decades it remains first class.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Fantastic staff, from the host to the server. All very friendly and professional. Food was outstanding. Had flounder special with wedge salad. Wonderful flavor and generous portions. Chocolate dome cake and coffee for dessert- excellent experience.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The raintree restaurant is amazing! The food was delicious.I have recommended this restaurant to a lot of people.I think it is for a nice evening out.Date Night as my husband and I love it and special occasion.A wonderful Gift.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I would drive 6.5 hours from Atlanta just to eat here again. The food and atmosphere were amazing. The price was very reasonable for such a touristy area. We had brunch, and everything I put in my mouth was fabulous! Our server was attentive even though it was very busy. I wish I lived closer. I would be here every Sunday for brunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our experience was fine. The food was satisfactory. Our waiter was pleasant. The restaurant ambience and menu is outdated. Could use an update. The food could use more flavor too.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great meal.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very nice place, food good value and well presented, our waiter was not the best but that was the only negative with the evening

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was wonderful. The food was great.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Been there a few times and always good food and service. Highly recommend the prime rib and rack of lamb. Great desserts.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Nice. My meal was not what I expected it to be. We were placed at a two top sort of in a hallway the waiters used to go to and from the kitchen. We asked to move and they were very accommodating.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Victorian charm of the restaurant building is one to see. The best restaurant in the historic areas is the Raintree.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Consistently good food and friendly staff. Love the outdoor dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food is always good. Service was excellent. Van pickup was a plus. I recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were there to celebrate an anniversary. The food and service were wonderful. Using this app made making reservations so easy!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The mussels were a great appetizer choice -- delicious and plentiful. Tilapia was beautifully prepared and flavorful ; accompanying rice and mixed veggies were fine but decidedly ordinary. Chiocolate mousse was a light and satisfying ending to an overall delightful meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very poor management. Waited 1.5 hours for meal. Had to have it boxed up to go. We had a play to be at at 7:30. Will not go back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We have read numerous great reviews for this restaurant, and so we added it to our must-try list. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. First of all, the service was awful. Our server (already awkwardly unfriendly from the start) forgot our salad bread, and served it later during our meal. When we hesitated, he blamed us and said that because we asked to share a plate, he had to split it and that confused him so he forgot the salad and bread. By this point, we were just over it so we smiled and ate our meal, but didn't touch the salad. We ordered the tomato mozzarella appetizer and vegetable lasagna, which were average at best... we had hoped for better quality food, based on the reviews. When he gave us the check, he informed us that the gratuity was included, and so we politely asked him to remove it. He then refused!!!, and told us he would remove one of our drinks instead, which would have resulted in a higher amount reduced from the check. BUT, we insisted that the automatic gratuity be removed on principle, which he eventually obliged. Overall, this was not a great experience mostly due to the service, although the food was really nothing special. The ambiance is quite nice and charming, however...

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

In St. Augustine for a night with my daughter and granddaughter. One great thing about the restaurant right off is Parking, which can be terrible in St. Augustine. The whole building looks inviting, outdoor seating, lots of windows and little tables with good views everywhere. There is a good selection of appetizers and desserts as well as wine and full bar. We got the steak wedge salads. The steak was seasoned and cooked to perfection and the lettuce was Romaine, rather than the usual iceberg. The desserts and wine were both great. I would recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 2, 2017

GOOD MENU. GOOD ATMOSPHERE. ATTRACTIVE. FOOD IS WELL PREPARED. VERY POPULAR AMONG DINERS.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Disappointing.... the best part was sitting outside listening to reggae music. The food was not impressive at all and the service lack luster. Afterwards we understood why they were so empty for a Friday night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was very good but portion size was way more than one person could eat.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Raintree was recommended to us by a friend. We went to Raintree to celebrate our anniversary. We were quickly seated on their outdoor patio which was beautiful, peaceful, and quiet. The server was great and quiet with her service. We ordered the kobe burger and prime rib. My fiance stated that his burger was delicious, I thought my prime rib was just okay. It lacked some flavors. I ordered a sangria and it was delicious. We also got the keylime cake for dessert and it was good. Overall Raintree is a nice little gem in St. Augustine, it was a little bit on the pricey side for the amount of food that we received.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We dined here a year ago and loved the Glass Room. This time we sat outside and the weather was perfect for a delightful dinner. We had the tuna appetizer and filet entree. Both cooked to perfection and played very nicely.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Recently moved to St. Augustine Area from NJ. Still trying out various restaurants in area, thought we'd try Raintree, based on recommendation of a local friend, for our anniversary. Total cost of meal for appetizers, entrees, shared desert, special cocktails, and a bottle of wine including gratuity was about $198. A little on the high side but not bad given the $45 bottle of wine. Overall, we would go back again. Review: I can't remember the names of the separate special cocktails that we had, but they were nothing special, probably would not try again. For appetizers we each had the ahi-tuna carpaccio which was delicious (as good as any 5 star restaurant that we have been to), for my entrée I had the Veal San Marco, a veal and shrimp dish which was very good, nice tender veal and the shrimp were deliciously fresh...I wish there were a few more shrimp on the dish than the 4 provided. I probably would have preferred a few more shrimp and a little less veal if given the choice. My wife had the beef wellington which was very good, done just right. For desert we shared a Cinnamon Banana Crepe which was absolutely fabulously delicious. Our server was very friendly, helpful, and courteous. We did not feel rushed at all, he was there when needed. I did notice a discrepancy, as noted in other reviews, that the servers reciting the evening specials were not consistent in their delivery. For example one server mentioned 5 specials to his diners but our server had only mentioned 3 to us. One of the best things about this restaurant is the ambiance. We arrived before dark and found the rooms to be lovely, lots of windows and light spilling in throughout. As it grew dark, the lighting inside was nice, soft and romantic. When the weather is cooler, we would definitely like to come back and try the patio. Lots of brick, lighted trees and gas torches and it looks like it would be very enjoyable at night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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