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Ripe Bistro & Social Lounge

1097 A1A, Public Plaza, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
904 471 3177
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Ranked #174 of 485 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Steakhouse, Creperie
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Elegantly casual upscale dining offering fresh line caught seafood, hormone free steaks, soups, unique baguette sandwiches, interesting crepes, wine bar, craft beers & a library lounge.
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48 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had flatiron steak and it was superb. Great wine selection, and nice salad. The live jazz music was certainly a bonus. Not very expensive - a definite 5 star recommendation!

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I'm a worshipper of divine tastes, and RIPE, every bit of it, every bite and every measure of standard, is a sensation. Highly recommend you check it out! Took daughter out for a "girls' night" and both of us were in heaven. I'm artist/writer/blogger LordFlea. Check me out at http://www.lordflea.com

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Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We live on our sailboat in Palm Coast and go, every week, to St. Augustine to pick up our mail. We discovered this excellent restaurant by winning a $50 card at a drawing while attending a play in Daytona Beach. That was a truly lucky draw. All the food is made with truly fresh local produce. The fish is always... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My party of 9 (including 4 children) arrived without calling ahead at dinner time. The staff was very accommodating and extremely pleasant. It was our favorite meal on our vacation with very fresh ingredients, good menu, and great options for my vegetarian family members. The children were also pleased. Would strongly recommend.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We have been there twice , the last time was going to be the last because of waitstaff. This time the service was just right. Carol,the guy was perfect. We ordered a bottle of Alberino with the goat cheese bruschetta . My wife have the fresh mahi mahi and I have the smoked salmon crepes. Both dishes were very good.... More

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Greensboro, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A delightful surprise in a strip mall. We opted to be seated in the lounge area with big comfy leather chairs and low tables. The menu was creative and interesting and food can be prepared gluten free. My flounder was awesome, beautiful salad with delicious house dressing. My husband enjoyed his fish tacos and rated them among the best he... More

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Park City Ut
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Stopped by because of recommendation by friend. Strip mall location, no ads, near Publix grocery store and Salon used by many gals in local area. Had a normal lox/bagel breakfast meal that blew our socks off. Also had a Mahi fish tacos which were quite tasty. Waiters very friendly and knowledgeable of the daily specials. Fish option changes daily. Wine... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Did not enjoy this experience. Our waitress, Torry, did everything humanly possible to jack the bill up by suggesting more expensive entrees, appetizers, pricier wines, etc. I ordered the vegetarian crepe. The crepe was too sweet and heavy for the vegetables. I felt like I had been served dessert. I tried to eat "around" the crepe but truthfully no amount... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Ate here once and loved it so much we came back. Hidden in a corner of a shopping center, this place is a hidden gem! Don't know about prior reviews, but we had exceptional attentive service both visits. Their dinner crepes were outstanding. The flat iron steak with a balsamic reduction was superb. My wife loved her flounder with brie... More

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St. Augustine, FLorida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I'd been noticing Ripe Bistro each time I go to that particular shopping cente I finally decided to stop in for lunch this past week. I was greeted very nicely, and told I could sit wherever, and I chose the window seat back in the lounge area. The decor? Wonderful. I ordered the lunch salad and butternut squash soup. I... More

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