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Reviewed 1 week ago

Off the “F” chart….amazing drink. Perfect dessert!! Ed an amazing bar-keep has the magic! In addition the chef does a great menu. Foodies beware!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022

My friends and I were visiting St Augustine and stopped by the bar to have a drink. We were in for a wonderful treat when Ed was mixing all kinds of amazing martinis. He was extremely personable, service was excellent and his martinis were AMAZING....Be sure to ask for the "Ed Special". You won't be disappointed!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022

To have had a beautiful Spanish charcuterie on a very rainy night here in St. Augustine, and their amazing butter or one who is not a butter-enthusiast, I wanted to take with. The lobby with the fireplace and beautiful Spanish architect, and the restaurant were...definitely a relaxing hit. May have to eat here a couple of more nights hence the rainy evenings, but I will sacrifice (<;More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022

wife and i had breakfast twice, very good and the waitress and hostess were excellent, couldn't get a reservation for dinner very busy,

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

After a few bad experiences in St. Augustine concerning food and service, Aviles Restaurant here in the Hilton Historic Bayfront made everything miles better. The food was absolutely delicious and unique. To start off, My wife ordered a “Blue Energy” Cocktail which consisted of Vodka,...Crushed Blueberries and Housemade Lemonade. And let me just say that after tasting this cocktail, the homemade lemonade makes miles of a difference. We were also served bread and butter, but this isnt just ANY bread and butter, the butter is housemade and garnished with pink peppercorn for a unique taste and experience. I was awe struck with the simple yet delicious taste of the butter! For appetizers, we had the “Knife & Fork Latin Bruschetta, which consisted of Grilled Arepa, Mojo Beef Rips, Grilled Tostone, Chimichurri, Avocado and Cotilja Cheese. The Beef Tips were extremely tender and juicy, they were obviously professionally made. The avocado was fresh and ripe and by the time we finished, we wished we could order more. Moving onward to the entrées, I decided to be boujee for the night and ordered the 40oz Prime Tomahawk Chop for $128. While the price may be a little steep, if you’re able to order this dish, I would highly recommend it. The pictures attached speak for themselves, the tomahawk was cooked to perfection with my preference of medium-rare. Its was so incredibly tender and juicy that I could see the juices flow out when I cut it. The tomahawk featured a honey-chiptole glaze that complimented the meat further. On the sides, I ordered potato fingers and asparagus which both were also cooked perfectly. The potatos were very warm and tender, and seasoned excellently. My partner ordered the 16oz Prime NY Strip Steak which she described as being one of the best she has had. This means alot coming from her because she doesnt typically order steaks or meats from restaurants. From what I could tell, the meat was cooked to her preference and the sides were seasoned well to compliment each other. Now were are up to deserts. I ordered a Creme Brûlée and my partner ordered a Key Lime Pie with White Chocolate. Both were extremely delicious and complimented what we ate very well. Now onto the best part of this experience: The service. From the moment we walked in, we were treated with such a high level of decency and respect. The host seated us at a high top table and our server, I have the pleasure to say, was one of the best I have ever had. Sheraz came here all the way from France and her skills and attention to detail are unparalleled. She waited on us and made sure we had everything we could ever need. We talked about ourselves, and all of our ambitions and dreams. It was a very refreshing experience to have a server we could talk to and feel so connected with. Thank you Sheraz for making not only our visit to Aviles memorable, but our visit to St. Augustine excellent. We hope to return again soon!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

Highly recommend Aviles, the dishes are all wonderfully prepared and presented. Crab cake appetizer is one of the best I have ever had.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

From our hotel room at the Hilton St. Augustine, we were rather excited to eat at the restaurant downstairs that claimed – on its own menu – to serve “the world’s best waffle.” Without a doubt, it was actually the world’s worst! Could they have...been more pretentious? Could they have been more wrong? My waffle was atrocious – extra dry, with fake maple syrup, only two or three berries, and no whipped cream. So much for menu descriptions! The accompanying fruit in our breakfasts came from a jar. We had to physically leave our seats to order our cappuccinos from the pseudo-Starbucks coffee shop by the front desk. I call it “pseudo” because they didn’t accept Starbucks gift cards and figured the best way to fix the cappuccino they prepared super hot instead of “not so hot” was to add ice cubes! On our second day, I ordered scrambled eggs, and they were more gooey than engine grease. Whoever cooked them that day must have thrown a cup of oil on the skillet beforehand. I had to skip. My stomach didn’t warrant such punishment. The server was quite cordial, but he had too much to handle by himself. For what we got, especially the awful quality, the prices were outrageously high. Overpriced, underwhelmed.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022

With no dinner reservation, we stopped here and were immediately seated in the quiet dining room with a delightful waitress. Food was very good.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 20, 2021 via mobile

Julianna and Peter are what holds this place together. This place was crazy busy and so short staffed, but these two AMAZING employees handled the customers and service with efficiency and Grace. They are TRUE ASSETS to your team. Please make sure they are rewarded!!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021

It's been ages since I wrote my last TA review. I've come out of retirement to write this one and only review of two wonderful meals we ate at Aviles restaurant during our one night stay at the Hilton hotel. Both dinner and breakfast were...very, very good. I had the duck confit which was outstanding. The sausage biscuits and gravy were very good as well. We will eat here again on our next trip to to St Augustine. I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021

We found this place by mistake, avoiding mob scenes at Harry's. Servers were great. Duck confit, scallops, and whole fish were FIVE STAR.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 2, 2021 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the Hilton hotel and the food was fantastic, had both breakfast and dinner here. The breakfast was nice and had a large selection (about 8 to 10) choices for breakfast and everything was prepared perfectly, and the staff were very...friendly and polite. We also had dinner here and it too was great, overall very happy with our choice and definitely would dine here again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 14, 2021 via mobile

This used to be a hidden gem for great steaks but last night was terrible. 7pm reservations so we were not there to late. Ran out of 3 different steaks that was suppose the be specials. Prime rib was 1/2 fat even though I asked...for lean. No taste at all. No baked potatoes, ran out. The mashed potatoes was just a very small serving. The filet had no flavor but was very tender. So disappointed as this has been our go to for our anniversary for the last 3 years. Will not be going back!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 4, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I love the breakfast here. He said these are his favorite pancakes 🥞 We definitely recommend coming here!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 2, 2021

This restaurant is in the hotel and looks a bit like a typical breakfast nook, so not sure I'd normally consider it for dinner. But, we decided to eat here the night before NYE and it was a great meal. Peter created a nice cocktail...concoction for us and he provided great service. The mussels were our favorite part of the meal. The menu displayed on this tripadviser page is outdated. Prices are quite a bit higher at the moment. I wish I could say our breakfast experiences were as good. First off, the staff might consider actually speaking to the guest standing in front of the podium. Would make more sense to ask the guest's name to put on the waiting list so that he could leave that area open for others being seated. Instead, I was left standing there as she seated three tables...all having to walk past me (COVID times!) before she even acknowledged me and took my name. I have seen restaurants spray down tables to wash properly - not the case here. My husband even saw the server just grab a dirty napkin to swish the table "clean." Staff wore masks but not in the kitchen - saw several of them coming out of the kitchen and pulling masks back up. Also, the tables are not at all distanced if that is a concern for you. The breakfast food was ok but not inexpensive if you have a family to pay for.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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  • Atmosphere: 4