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St. Augustine Dinner Theatre @
Raintree Shrimp and Steakhouse
Not Your Normal Restaurant Experience
102 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL
Dinner Theatre - a restaurant meal and a staged play -- one of the popular things to do in St Augustine FL! In February 2014, Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre Presents A. R. Gurney’s “Love Letters”.
The story is about Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Using a series of correspondence exchanged between the two as the performance platform, Gardner and Ladd at side-by-side at tables and read almost 50 years' worth of the notes, letters, and cards to one another in which they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats. During those years, Ladd becomes a U.S. senator and Gardner fails as an artist. The pair has been portrayed by such famous performers as Jill St. John and Robert Wagner; Brian Dennehy and Carol Burnett; Sissy Spasek and Mel Gibson; Lynn Redgrave and John Clark; Sigourney Weaver and Jeff Daniels; and Elizabeth Taylor and James Earl Jones, to name a few!
Raintree is a great restaruant even without the dinner theatre aspect. There are multiple dining areas, including an interior garden atrium, traditional Victorian dining room with a fireplace, and a beautiful outdoor courtyard that features a koi fountain and gazebos.
The dinner menu tempts with grilled pita bread pizzas, Kobe beef burgers, mesquite blackened fish sandwich, grilled salmon salad, grilled sausage and house made sausage, lasagna puttanesca, capellini pomodoro, veal San Marco, crisp-roasted half duckling, grilled lamb chops, New Zealand rack of lamb, Beef Wellington, filet mignon béarnaise, brandy pepper steak, and many more impressive dishes.
On the dessert bar you might find warm chocolate dome cake with banana ice cream and macadamia nut brittle; Reese's peanut butter cookie sandwiched with cappucino ice cream caramel and chocolate; Bourbon Street bread pudding served warm with vanilla ice cream; or chocolate mousse served on raspberry and chocolate sauce. If you love ice cream drinks, you'll love your choices -- Old-fashioned Root Beer Float, Nutty Irishman with Bailey's and Frangelico, Brandy Alexander with dark Creme de Cacao, a grasshopper with Creme de Menthe and White Creme de Cacao, or maybe French Nut with Amaretto and Grand Marnier.
Sunday brunch (10 am to 2 pm) menu choices include huevos rancheros, frittata with chorizo, veggie and cheese omlette, eggs capresse, croquet Monsieur/Madame, warm apple crepe with crème fraiche, lobster mushroom crepe, and beef tips marsala crepe. Click here to see the full brunch menu.
Guests enjoy live musical performances on Friday and Saturday evenings in the courtyard/patio area.
Since opening in 1981, Raintree continues to be recognized nationally and internationally as one of Florida's top destination restaurants. A visit to St. Augustine FL would not be complete without an evening at Raintree. Click here to see its location.
Coincidentally, overnight guests of Bayfront Westcott House are privy to the Raintree chauffeur service when your dinner reservation is made by our innkeeper. An added bonus for Westcott guests is a complimentary dessert for 2 with the purchase of 2 regularly priced entrees (the coupon for which you will be given during your Westcott check-in process).