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About The Reef of St. Augustine

The Reef, originally called Comptons, was built by the Usina family on a beautiful piece of oceanfront property in tranquil North Beach--three miles north of the Usina Bridge--on land owned by the family for generations. Comptons opened in 1989 and enjoyed great success for the next ten years. It closed in 1999 due to the ill health of Mr. Compton and hurricane damage. There are few remaining true Oceanfront restaurants in Northeast Florida, and of those The Reef, reopened in 2002 under the direct ownership of the Usinas, commands the most spectacular views. Sit at any table inside and the view is dynamic to say the least, or enjoy the recently rebuilt and expanded deck where you not only look out at The Ocean, you listen to it too as the waves break and the birds cry. To complement this vista Chef Bob Henle has created a menu primarily of fish and seafood balanced with beef, poultry pasta and creative specials, always fresh and sourced locally whenever possible.

4100 Coastal Highway
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 824-8008

Website:
http://www.thereefstaugustine.com/

Entertainment:
Live music in the bar Friday and Saturday evenings. Solo guitarist During Sunday Brunch.

Executive Chef:
Robert Henle

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Happy Hour From 3-7 pm Daily. Our oceanfront bar features discounted drinks and appetizers. Or start your evening with one of our bartender's Signature Special cocktails. What a great way to start your evening!! Wine ClassesCost: $30.00 per class, $100.00 all four. (additional $15 fee for some classes) •Sept 14: Real vs. knock-off. How grapes varietals vary away from their region of origin. •Sept 21: Wines for the holidays. Get a head start on the festive season. •Sept 28: $50 bones and then some. Exploring Wines costing $50 or more (additional fee applies) •October 5: Sparklers, desserts and Ports. Adding that special touch to a dinner party.

The Reef of St. Augustine Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (31)
Waterfront (24)
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Good for a Date (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Romantic (14)
Casual (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Live Music (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Fun (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Savannah)·Dined a day ago

Have done the Sunday brunch a few times and just gets better. Thank you guys.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful, great view, great food, attentive and friendly staff

Tags: Waterfront
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food5
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great service, good view, average food. Ordered a hamburget to take out after dinner and it was just abun and a small hard burger, not ev3n a pickel. Meals were ok, but not great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful Sunday Brunch. Hot crab legs were excellent!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Prime rib was to die for. Excellent. Melt in your mouth

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fresh and tasty seafood.
Exceptional Service.
Beautiful unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean and Sandy Beach
Entire dining experience exceeded my expectations.
Laura P is an exceptional server.
One of my new top 3 restaurants in FL

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was good. Ceasar Salad lettuce was limp, mix with it was good. Lobster and Shrimp Risotta was great, a little rich. Prime Rib with mashed potatoes were good - green string beans excellent.

Waitress personable and helpful.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was okay. The service was less then stellar. I got the Filet Mignon and did not think is was that great. We will not be dining there again.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Disappointing beach side restaurant. The food was not up to the description and overpriced for the value. Lobster was very salty and of a grayish color. Being local to the area, I am disappointed that this is a representation for tourists.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and views. Casual and not like your typical buffet where you are bumping into folks. Everything was hot, fresh and delish!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had family visiting and the evening was perfect. Great service and delicious food. One of our favorites. Consistently good!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our reservation was NOT accepted by the restaurant!!!! They told me they closed down Open Table from their end a month ago. Very disappointing

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was great and our server was friendly but very slow... we were one of only 3 tables with customers and it took almost an hour to get our food... Were they out back catching the shrimp one at a time?

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food is delicious. Can’t beet the hot grits. But the salmon , lobster/grits and tuna were amazing. Hot bread from the oven was a nice touch. Good drinks. Good service. Worth the trip down from the beach.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I went to The Reef for Sunday Brunch with a friend. We were seated with beautiful view. The restaurant provided a good variety of food, that was all tasty. Lastly the service was on point! Would definitely recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding food. Salmon and fried spinach absolutely delicious. Great ocean view. Friendly and great staff! Local gem. Great anytime but also for romantic occasions. Great for drinks and appetizers with live music.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch and it was fantastic. Sat outside,beautiful view. Food was incredible

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I expect much more for a restaurant with ocean view and brunch, looks like it was stoped in time, needs an updated ASAP. Crab legs looks like it was what the market was anable to sell for others restaurants, left over. Not going back for sure.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and location excellent. Wait staff was terrible. Had to ask for bread, place settings, etc multiple times and when we asked the waiter appeared upset.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I was disappointed on this visit to the Reef. We were entertaining friends for Georgia.
We had bragged about what a good restaurant this was. It went wrong from the beginning when the hostesses ignored us to take a phone call then to retrieve menus. But finally seated us but not a table by window even through requested and available. The bus boy came right away with water. We then waited 25 minutes for a waiter. We did have to go ask who our waiter was. it was then another 10 minutes before he showed up to take our drink order.

The food however was as good as ever.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Beautiful ocean front view. Service was good. Food was good but not excellent. The atmosphere seemed a little tired. Servers were not very neat.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, great view, great hospitality. We enjoyed.
Unfortunately really old design, needs renovation.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best brunch ever!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was my worst experience at this place. I have ate here many times and has always been great. I found a hair in my food. And for $75 for 2 people all I was told is “sorry “. I think they could of at least give me a discount.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went for our anniversary and sat outside. Wonderful view of the ocean, great food, good drinks. Overall great dining experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a wonderful beachside dinner with my husband. The food was delicious. I had the prime rib and my husband had the special. Service was great, would definitely return

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love this restaurant!! The food and views are both amazing. Definitely coming back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Absolutely love it here. The food is always amazing as well as the service. Excellent menu choices on food as well as wine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love The Reef!!! The atmosphere and service was excellent! The food was delicious!!! One of my favorites when I visit StAugustine!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful views, delicious food, beautiful restaurant. Would come back again if I didn't live a thousand miles away.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The location of this restaurant is fabulous! Food was delicious, and our server Molly was fantastic! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We drove 45 minutes to go to The Reef because it is right on the ocean with spectacular views. Every table has some sort of view of the water.
My only disappointment at this visit was I was picking up the tab for a party of 7 and I had a coupon to use. I excused myself to use the restroom so I could give the hostess my coupon to give to my waiter. The hostess said she did not know where our server was, so she followed me back to the dining room, found her close to our table and said "here, they want to use a coupon for their meal" AFTER I had told the hostess I did not want to pull out my coupon in front of the table. Then the waitress comes back after she ran my credit card and states "Here is your receipt and the coupon has been applied!" Geez....so much for trying to be discreet after I asked them nicely to apply it to my bill without anyone at the table knowing. I could have just as well sat in my chair and handed it to the waitress myself if I wanted everyone to know! But the waitress was very nice and attentive throughout our meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This place has good service. Extensive menu. The food is delicious and liquor is reasonable by today standards. Will continue to go there for special dinners. Expensive but worth it so far after three visits. Recommend for special dinners

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I feel like you are really paying for the view when you dine here as the food is incredibly overpriced for what you get. Thankfully our server, Joanne, was fabulous and the dessert was great!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I have dined here before, excellent shrimp with datil peppoer sauce. My crew and i participated in the 10th annual datil pepper festival. Chef Henle's sauce won the cook off for best entre'. I took my crew to the reef for dinner to reward my crew. The datil shrimp were awsome as always. Get whatever the chefs special is for the day, you will no regret it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great view located directly on the shore. Food is OK as is the service but its the view and seashore that brings folks back to the Reef.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The Reef is a great place, quiet, great food snd great location. We were there on. Thursday night so might have been quieter than a weekend evening. I would highly recommend

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Outdoor seating is a must..you are sitting right next to the Beach, the wind was amazing and the overall ambiance was great...We had the mussels and calamari as our starters and my wife had the snapper special stuffed with crabmeat and I had the scallops for our entree’s. Loved the food . I recommend anyone to go to this place for that special occasion , you have to be a seafood lover though.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always good food and great service. Great views of the Atlantic Ocean. Laura P is an excellent server.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our dining here was not a good experience. The calamari that we ordered as an appetizer was undercooked & soggy. My husband ordered the "Shrimp & Lobster" which was supposed to be creamy but instead it was a goop of glue like consistency & taste. It was not served with the expected vegetables. I had Zarzuela. The seafood did not taste fresh as expected from a seafood restaurant. The inside of this restaurant needs a facelift. It smells stuffy & mildew. The view of the oceanfront from the inside windows is very nice. We would not recommend nor eat here again.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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