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“Good food on the beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Reef

Reef
4100 Coastal Hwy, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
904-824-8008
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Ranked #117 of 483 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Price range: $15 - $29
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We ate here for lunch. The restaurant sits along the beach. Beautiful scenery. The food was excellent but a little pricey.

Visited August 2013
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Jeremy T, Manager at Reef, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you for your compliments I will pass on your review to the staff and Chef Bob.

Thank you again,
Jeremy Ticehurst
General Manager
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We just finished dinner at The Reef and it was a real treat. My wife and I had 2 different types of fish; she had grilled salmon and I had grilled cobia. Both very fresh and delicious. The service was attentive but not pushy. We got there during Happy Hour which got us great deals on appetizer and beverages. We may return tomorrow before we leave for home. It was that good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jeremy T, Manager at Reef, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Hello,
Thank you for your kind words.
We are in hopes of your return before your departure.

Always,
Jeremy Ticehurst
General Manager
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Great service and food! My daughters wedding was on the beach at sunrise behind the restaurant. After wedding, brunch reception was held inside The Reef.

Visited August 2013
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Jeremy T, Manager at Reef, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Hello,
Thank you for your kind words.
We would like to wish the new couple a lifetime of happiness and hope to see you soon.

Warmly,

Jeremy Ticehurst
General Manager
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“5-Star Food, 3-Star Decor and 1-Star Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We went there last night after recommendations from friends.

The small portioned, pricey food was delicious.

The interior of the restaurant was spartan. Although it did have great views it was lacking charm and the dining area seemed set up to be changable to do buffets, weddings, parties, etcs. and not to dedicated intimate dinners

The untrained waiters were colege kids home for Summer break and doesn't do justice to the meals and professional chefs:

*White wine served in Red Wine glasses
*Water glasses poured across a round table of 5 instead of over each shoulder
*Wrong Wine ordered
*Wrong Ice Teas Ordered
*Forgotten Drink Refills
*Tip amount automatically included in final bill
*Waiter rude when asked to take 2nd family photo

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  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jeremy T, General Manager at Reef, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your comments. I'm sorry your visit was less than expected and glad the quality of the food and hopefully the view made up for some of our shortcomings.Guest feedback is vital to our success and gives us focal points for training.
The decision to use one size of wine glass was mine some years ago. You are absolutely right about water service, unfortunately with the layout of the dining rooms designed to give maximum exposure to the view from all tables, it is not possible to always serve everyone correctly. We work hard on training the staff to always ask before passing food or beverage in front of a guest.
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Charleston, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent prices on beachfront”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on way back from St. Augustine. Prices were very reasonable and food was good. Liked being on the water!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jeremy T, General Manager at Reef, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thank you, positive feedback is what keeps us striving to improve. We look forward to serving you again in the future.
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