Comfort Suites Downtown
42 San Marco Avenue
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 829-2292
Fax: (904) 584-0004
Brrrberry provides fresh fruit and cold treats perfect to offset Florida heat. Smoothies, frozen yogurt, ice cream, and the freshest of produce round out the menu, and the prices are friendly enough to invite stop before or after exploring the nearby colonial quarter.
Le Pavillon caters to both locals and out-of-town visitors with a mix of standard American fare and French style bistro cuisine. The restaurant is housed in a grand old southern style house and features both indoor and outdoor dining.
Luli's is a St Augustine entry in the recent trend of gourmet cupcake shops. The dream of a former wedding-caterer, Luli's provides a whole range of delicious cupcakes as well as other baked delights, and makes for a relatively economical snack before or after a visit to the 16th century fortress or the colonial quarter.
This yellow, two-story pub with wide verandah and lots of plants is located near the city gates. The deli and pub offer a variety of basic sandwiches including smoked turkey, pastrami, corned beef, ham and cheese and roast beef ($5). Salads include tuna, chicken breast, house. Ann O'Malley's houses domestic and imported bottled beers, plus wine and soft drinks are available.
An elegant, century-old Victorian home, the Raintree is a five-time recipient of Florida Trend magazine's 10-best award and a 12-time winner of its coveted Golden Spoon Award. The menu features Crispy Coconut Shrimp Sticks with a sweet and spicy Thai Chili dipping sauce, Cashew Crusted Pork Tenderloin Mignonettes with Champagne and Raspberry Sauce, and Mahi Mahi and Blue Crab baked in Puff Pastry topped with a champagne-honey-saffron glaze. There are also classic favorites including Beef Wellington, rack of lamb and a wide variety of seafood, chicken, steak, lamb and pasta for those looking for a familiar taste.
This sinful after-dinner spot is located inside the Raintree Restaurants' Indoor Garden Lounge. You can ooh and aah at 15 tempting dessert selections, all made on premises. Even the surroundings are part of the experience: you can dine in the restaurant's Victorian Gardens. Add to the flavors with an after-dinner cognac, port, single malt whisky, wine or champagne, cappuccino or espresso. The Dessert Bar also offers coffee drinks and ice cream concoctions.
This Spanish-themed bakery features traditional American favorites like sausage rolls, muffins, and cookies as well as empanadas, cinnamon rolls, and pan dulce in a purely Spanish vein. The prices are slightly high, but so too are nearly all prices in this tourist district, and the quality of the food and drinks is commensurately solid.
Some would consider it a sin to visit the south and forget to try some BBQ. And though Florida isn't known for its slow-cookin' masters on the grill, Mojo seeks to reverse that notion. The selection includes traditional meats such as pork-shoulder, beef brisket, spareribs and pit-smoked chicken, served with classic sides like Mmc & cheese, collard greens, and mashed potatoes. The communal plate called 'The Hawg' contains a combo of all the previously mentioned meats along with turkey and sausage and four different sides. Definitely a place that makes the Southern kitchen proud.
With beers, burgers, and typical grill food, Cruisers is a fixture on historic St George St that caters to locals and tourists alike. A stop here in the afternoon makes a good lunch break, and a cocktail at the end of a day's sightseeing is enjoyable as well, with live music some evenings to provide some local color.
Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Village Inn is the perfect spot for all. It is the home of the American Pies that are available in a range of flavors like the European truffle, lemon meringue or the mint brownie blast. Pick anything off their Heritage Breakfast menu and complete it with a slice of their classic pies.
Barley Republic's is an Irish gastropub that features a large alfresco patio always filled with happy patrons. The fantastic beer list features 60 carefully picked brews from all over the world and if you can’t decide on just one, try the beer cocktail, which is a pairing of beers with complimentary flavors. This public house also has a full menu filled with traditional Irish dishes, a couple of the favorites include the shepherd’s pie, made with whole chunks of roasted lamb or the Guinness-braised beef ribs.
Always on the lookout for good vegetarian options? The Floridian features a menu with built-in ones, but omnivores shouldn't worry because The Floridian serves them too. The kitchen fuses a melange of Southern comfort food alongside what could be called healthy Californian. With dishes as eclectic as Ancho-Citrus Brined Turkey or the Five Spice Smoked Tempeh (soy product), the restaurant is always a nice change of pace in this historic beach town. If you're looking for a something a little more breakfast like, try their sister cafe La Floridita right next door.