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Raintree Restaurant

4.4
1907 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm
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Phone number
(904) 824-7211
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Matt Berg
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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.
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Private party contact
Lorna MacDonald: (904) 824-7211
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bernard Street
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Parking details
Parking lot available behind the Restaurant, on street parking available in front.
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Entertainment
Live Music in the Courtyard on Weekends
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1907 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was great, as was the food.
The staff was friendly and prompt.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Really enjoyed the restaurant. Great food and service. Didn’t appreciate the auto 15% tip added to the bill. I normally tip 20 when I get very good service but really take exception to the practice of automatically adding. I didn’t add the extra 5%

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We ate here our first night in St Augustine and it made me wish I was a native and could come back again and again. The food was cooked perfectly and presented to us promptly. The waiter gave us lots of good suggestions. I had the shrimp and lobster pasta and my husband had the beef Wellington. Both were delicious.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We have dined at Raintree over the years and have always been glad for it. Many of the staff have been there for years which attests to the incredible service. I've always felt it is more of a locals' restaurant than a tourist destination, and I've always appreciated the ability to make a reservation. Too many restaurants have diminished the dining experience by not doing so. We had an exceptional meal with special visitors on a day when the weather was an issue and everything was flawless. Thank you once again, Raintree.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food was Excellent as was the service. Lovely home setting for a restaurant too.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

we were on vacation staying at the doubletree and could walk to this wonderful old cozy house.
Unfortunately it was raining because the patio looked amazing.
Service outstanding and food delicious. would try to eat there anytime in St Augustine

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

From the moment I stepped in, and to the moment I left the experience was fabulous!
The food was to die for..... more like orgasmic!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Raintree did not disappoint. Excellent ambiance, food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was great and the staff was very attentive. All around a wonderful experience

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went because a friend recommended - never again. Disappointed because we didn’t realize there was a limited menu because of It being Easter. Not that big of a deal, everyone still found something but the food was barely mediocre, the portions were small/certainly not worth how much was paid. Service.... we all were certain our waiter was high.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything about our dining experience was amazing - we were seated as soon as we arrived, our waiter was helpful, friendly and efficient, the atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable and the food was superb. The four people in our party all ordered something different and each one of us raved about our meal. The whole experience made our Easter dinner memorable.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had Easter Brunch here. I would say it was just ok. With the breakfast items you got a buffet and with lunch you didn't. I opted for the Benedict Arnold - poached eggs, sausage patty and mushrooms with sauce. I got 5 mushrooms - why bother - they were not canned mushrooms. The buffet included rolls that looked seriously good, but were incredibly hard, a lobster bisque with very little lobster, the smallest mini muffins ever, and butter cookies from a tin! It has a nice ambience but it step up the food.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had brunch. I had quiche and the crust was so soggy I couldn't eat it. My husband had Croque Madam. He ordered the egg over easy and it was cooked over hard. These aren't complex dishes so I don't know why they can't get it right. Buffet was just OK. Lobster bisque soup was way too salty. The ambiance and service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and very personable.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My wife and I had an awesome dinner at Raintree. We had fresh Flounder and Eggplant. Both were excellent and our server was outstanding.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Raintree is a very big restaurant, capable of accommodating you even in very busy times. Their food is generally high quality, but their menu is becoming a bit stale and their execution uneven. It used to be excellent always; now it varies.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a great meal. Laszlo was an excellent server and we had a super table. Very nice evening.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

This was our 2nd visit to st. Augustine and we made it a point to dine here again. The food, atmosphere, and service was as good as I anticipated. My husband enjoyed his lamb chops and I had the Mahi grilled. The accompaniments were delicious as well. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food very average, nothing special for the price

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent food and ambiance. Travis the waiter was outstanding. 5 stars

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Some friends came down from Jacksonville to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary. All four of us loved the menu selections, sangria, beer and dessert. We loved the ambiance, historical atmosphere and big picture windows with views. We can't wait to go back again!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our visit was delightful. Raintree was lovely and reminded of stepping back in time in some of the inns I have experienced in Saratoga, or upstate NY. The menu had many options and our party of 4 was very pleased. I had the Beef Wellington which was delicious and I would definitely order again because it is so rare to see it on a menu. All of us had dessert and the Bread Pudding was the winner in our opinion. We would definitely visit again.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall was very good however we sat inside and was very noisy which was kind of hard to hear the other couple we were with. Service was very good and friendly.
Food was very good as well. Will definitely come back and eat here again.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Courtesy van picked us up at our bed & breakfast and brought us back. Everything we had was wonderful. Five nights in St. Augustine eating at the best restaurants and this was memorable dinner, and Raintree the one restaurant we would recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Six of us had different entrees and we all had superb food. Great that we could use their shuttle back to our hotel. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The brandy peppercorn steak was the I ever had! Desserts were too sweet! I think it's hard to make a dessert that is not overdone on sugar. It seems like chefs get close but can't restrain themselves on sugar. We would buy candy if that is what we wanted. It's not. A very good place that has regained my attention and I will gravitate my dinners out to the Raintree again.
Good job to the management and staff of this romantic establishment. You will not be disappointed and I highly recommend then.
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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Travis, our server, did an incredible job and had great recommendations. Food was outstanding as was service. Very reasonably priced too. cj

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was our 30th anniversary and they made us feel welcome and special. Food was great as well

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wonderful ambience, lovely food, the service was good but not highly professional. Very nice place. The banana cinnamon crepe for dessert was very, very good!

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My husband and I had the beef wellington and peppercorn fillet, one coffee and a chocolate molten cake. Food was just ok so I think the $109.00 (15% tip included) price was truly not worth it.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good food. Time spent to complete the dining experience was longer than desired.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We have been to this restaurant numerous times and have never had a bad experience or a bad dinner. When visitors come to town, this is a destination that we tend to bring them.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We enjoyed our experience, as usual. But we were not in the porch area which is more quiet and a table of 8 very noisy diners was audible and quite disturbing throughout our meal, making conversation for us and our guest quite difficult. Next time we will request to be seated in the porch area -- or bring ear plugs. Our waiter, Charles, was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

15% gratuity added to bill. Crappy server still earned 15% no incentive to do better.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was very good. Service was okay. Beautiful restaurant in a nice location. I did find it odd 15% gratuity is added to the bill for two people (of course I add the balance to make 20%).

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We love dinning here. I really really do not like their policy of adding a 15% tip to your bill automatically. We’ve never been unhappy with service and we are generous tippers. 20% or better. Twice we have forgotten that the 15% was already added and we tipped an addional 20% on top of that. Please leave the tip amount to the discretion of your customers or encourage your servers to remind customers that 15% has already been added to the check

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The restaurant is located in an old Victorian home in the historic area in St Augustine. There was plenty of parking around back and they had both outside and indoor seating. It was a little chilly out, so we chose indoor seating. I wish I'd known they had an indoor terrace for dining because I would have requested that when I made my reservation. We ate at 6pm on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was busy, but not noisy. Appetizer and salad were served quickly. We did have a bit of a wait for the entree, but I say that only because we are impatient eaters. :) The whole dining experience from arrival to departure was under an hour. We both had the filet mignon which was devastatingly good and melted in your mouth. I would also recommend the charcuterie board and the chocolate mousse. Eric, our waiter, was attentive without being annoying. Prices were on the high end of moderate but not unreasonable. Excellent value for the money.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Raintree is expensive, but pretty par pricing for the area in terms of food; ten-dollar cocktails, otoh, are way over-priced. The french fry appetizer with bacon & blue cheese is divine. Two of us had really excellent sauteed flounder with mediocre side vegetables. Excellent creme brulee. We split our check, so a 17% gratuity was added--a stupid practice, because it annoys people, and the waitron is thus deprived of the 20% a pleased diner might leave. We wouldn't have, in this case, though. Our server never shared her name and appeared to find her job an immense chore.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We really liked the restaurant's ambiance and felt like we were dining in an old house overlooking the outdoor terrace. The food was outstanding and the portions were perfect! We had escargot and I ordered the warm salad and the blue cheese encrusted filet which was so tender you could cut it with a fork. My husband ordered the lamb which was also amazing. We were celebrating a milestone and were so very pleased with our experience!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Usual lovely time. Attentive service. Good food. Great ambience. One of the best in St Augustine.

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