The Reef of St. Augustine
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Our first time here and it was amazing. Attentive staff, food was delicious, and we weren’t rushed at all. Next time we’ll go earlier and eat outside. We’ll definitely be back!
The Reef is a true beachfront treasure! It’s rare to find fabulous oceanfront ambience and upscale dining. The sign of an epicurean seafood destination is one where the majority of the dishes are NOT fried. Menu has a variety of fish, meat and poultry selections. You can have Atlantic Salmon, Flounder, Shrimp, Mussels, Tuna, Maui, Scallops, Duck, Ribeye and includes pasta, rice, salads, soups and sandwiches. I appreciate that they offer a variety of small plate options as well. I enjoyed Saffron Mussels served in a saffron Creme sauce that had diced red and green peppers accompanied by several Parmesan crostini’s. The wine I paired was new too me and a perfect choice, French Vouvray. The dish was incredible and the Saffron flavors in the sauce complimented the mussels perfectly. I liked the meal so much I chose a the Chef’s Seafood salad to take home. I want to also give a shout out to the hostess and Anna the waitress for their service. This is a longtime family restaurant that is anything but complacent and I felt that everyone was dedicated to providing the best food in a delightful seaside setting!
Always awesome brunch the waffles are to die for deeeelish
Outstanding view on the water! Excellent menu, everything was wonderful. Top notch service with a personal touch from James! Great happy hour too! Highly recommend and will definitely be back to enjoy again!
Went to The Reef for our one year anniversary with one other couple. We had requested a table with a view of the ocean and although all of the tables up against the window were taken we were seated at an upper tier with a view that was just as nice.
Service was excellent - drinks and appetizers were brought quickly. All of our special requests to omit or add ingredients to our entrees were accommodated - a good sign that each meal is prepared to order.
Another trip to the reef, sat ocean side..an awesome evening..if you go to the beach, make this one of your dinging experiences..you can tell I sent you
Every thing was perfect! I love there appetizer jumbo shrimp with the lime sauce and also the jumbo scallops, the seafood just cook perfectly. The whole restaurant is beautiful and our sever Joanne she was very nice and professional
Outstanding customer service and excellent food. Quality presentation
We are repeat customers...always been happy.
So nice that it’s never super jammed pack, noisy and you can make reservations!!
Good food, nice view...staff has always been friendly!
Awesome views and great seafood
Great meal......the waiter even brought us a sample of something from the kitchen that we had a spice question on! We sat on the outside deck right on the ocean. Lovely evening.
The staff, food, wine & ocean view was amazing!!! Our friends from New York can't wait to go back!
Excellent service and food, did not disappoint.
Went for breakfast buffet. It was very good. Waffles and mimosas were the best
I'm glad we went right at the opening for,brunch. The line for the food looked unbearably long when we were leaving. We had a 10:45am reservation.
We had a 715 RSVP. We arrived an hour early. And for the heck of it we went inside to see if it was possible to be seated. I was telling myself no way in my mind. They were extremely busy. We requested to sit outside. And in 30 seconds we were being seated. From the hostess to the waiter to the chef. They all deserve 5 stars. It’s a 90 mile drive for us. But I can tell you this we would’ve drove further if we had to. We will definitely be back soon. Sincerely, Willie and Jamie Brant.
My husband and I went for our anniversary. The food was delicious, only one piece of seafood was a little over cooked. The wait staff was very good despite the crowd. The house made key lime pie was the best I or my husband had every had. We would certainly go again next time we visit the area.
Excellent food and service. Relaxing atmosphere with ocean view!
It was a good restaurant, the calamari was good with an excellent sauce, but my main dish could’ve been seasoned a little better and for the price I paid, it should’ve tasted a little better, the meal was just good, nothing really stood out about it, but I would still recommend the restaurant if you don’t mind paying extra for the ambiance(which definitely made up for it).
I went to The Reef to celebrate my birthday. The food was excellent (I had the duck) but the service was a bit slow due to someone booking three tour groups to arrive at around the same time. Because of the tour groups I felt a bit neglected by my server. Also I when I reserved I was prompted to let the restaurant know if it was a special occasion. I did but it made no difference. There was nothing to mark my birthday at my table and the table I was seated at was a way back from the windows that look over the ocean. Either the restaurant shouldn't bother asking if it is a special occasion or should pay more attention to people celebrating special occasions.
Our meal was horrible ....bland and the fish was dry and a poor cut of mahi.
the service was slow....we ran out of water and she never came back to refill. I finally just
estimated what I thought the total would be and left the cash as we were walking out, the waitress
came running up to us with the check.
Our table was in the corner of the deck where there was no light. I was so dark that I couldn't see my meal.
My and I had a great lunch overlooking the beach where we saw 3 seals swimming by. I had the scallops which were outstanding and my friend had the blackened fish tacos which she said were very good as well. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. An overall great place to dine.
Beautiful ocean views. Tasty fish, clam and scallops dish with saffron cream sauce. Our waitress was amazing. Very sweet.
Incredible value for the food - and spectacular views! Would highly recommend to anyone in the area for a great Sunday Brunch!
We had brunch on our way out of town after a weekend celebrating our anniversary. It was SO good!! So many options and really high quality options at that. Can’t wait to return!
Great location and view.
Top notch. Excellent atmosphere on the ocean but away from the busy downtown environment.
Not anywhere near what it used to be. Prices have increased which would be no problem if food and atmosphere supported a higher end restaurant.
Everything was delicious. Lovely setting. Some of the best mussels we've ever had. This is a hidden gem in the St. Augustine areas, especially for fresh seafood which is surprisingly hard to find in this area.
It was our 8th wedding anniversary and we wanted a place to match our retired lifestyle with a special touch, great food and a matching level of service. You did the trick!
The service was impressive and impeccable second to none. You will not be disappointed!
We were very disappointed with our experience. We waited well over 2.5 hrs just to receive one appetizer and two entrees. The young man clearing tables came over twice to ask if anyone had taken our drink order and told us our server was behind because she had been given too many tables. During the long wait, I asked the manager to check on a drink we had ordered 20 minutes prior. The drink arrived and he never came back to check on things again during our meal. I spoke with the server at the end of the meal letting her know we were disappointed. She blamed the kitchen and said, “it’s just this way on Friday and Saturday this time of the year.” As we were leaving I asked to speak to the manager letting him know we had been there almost 3 hrs. His response was thanks for letting him know. If you would like to spend over $100 and wait almost 3 hours for an appetizer and an entree, this is your spot.
Outstanding from the moment we arrived for a post-wedding dinner! We sat outside and enjoyed the ocean view, had a very attentive and knowledgeable waiter. The food was incredible! We will definitely return every chance we can.
Absolutely awesome! The view, food and service were all excellent. We would definitely go back when in the area
First time, visiting from Miami, and I really loved it.
The salmon was undercooked in the center, and the mai tai I ordered to drink was horrible, tasted like sour mix was way over used. But other than that it was ok. The view was really nice!
We've not been to The Reef in several years and we were very pleasantly surprised. Our waiter, Scott, did and excellent job and the food was fabulous. Will be going again for sure.
Appetizers were great. Loved the shrimp and grits. The scallops were very good. The duck was chewy-stick with the seafood.
Enjoyed our evening. Good drinks and good food. Service was very good and the waiter was attentive. We were in no hurry the day we ate there and the restaurant accommodated us. We wanted a break between the appetizer and main meal....no problem.
Great meal. Covktails and music. Wonderful server.