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5 Upscale Restaurants in St. Augustine, Florida

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 Natalie Kowalewski
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5 Upscale Restaurants in St. Augustine, Florida

Want to level up your dining experience? Don't sweat it, here are our top five suggestions for upscale restaurants in St. Augustine near Wander Ponte Vedra.

Cortesse’s Bistro

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 6 miles 

  • Location: 172 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours: 11AM-9:30PM daily 

  • Phone: (904) 217-0705

  • Website: https://www.cortesses-bistro.com/ 

Cortesse’s Bistro is a Mediterranean restaurant serving Italian-inspired classics like bruschetta, chicken parmigiana, eggplant rollatini, and a variety of pasta dishes. The dinner menu also includes four varieties of paella. 

Castillo Craft Bar + Kitchen 

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 7 miles 

  • Location: 6 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours:  7AM–10:30AM and 4PM–10PM Monday-Friday; 7AM-10PM Saturday and Sunday 

  • Phone: (904) 481-8215

  • Website: https://castillokitchen.com/ 

Castillo Craft Bar + Kitchen is a sophisticated upscale restaurant that serves farm to table cuisine, craft beer, and cocktails. This is a great place to gather or grab a relaxing drink. The menu features a variety of salads, sandwiches, grilled meats, and seafood. 

Avilés Restaurant & Lounge 

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 7.4 miles 

  • Location: 32 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours:  7AM-10AM and 4PM-9PM daily

  • Phone: (904) 829-2277

  • Website: http://avilesrestaurantstaugustine.com/ 

Avilés Restaurant & Lounge is located inside the Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront and offers fine eclectic dining with a rich Spanish flair. The restaurant showcases farm to table produce and specialty cut prime and dry aged steaks, along with fresh local seafood and live Maine lobsters shipped in daily.

Sainte-George Restaurant

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 7.3 miles 

  • Location: 1 St George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours:  11AM-10PM Friday; 10AM-10PM Saturday & Sunday; 5PM-10PM Wednesday; 5PM-11PM Thursday; Closed Monday & Tuesday 

  • Phone: (904) 429-9345

  • Website: https://www.sainte-george.com/ 

Sainte-George Restaurant offers a unique elevated European dining experience with excellent food and a great view of historic St. Augustine. Everything is made from scratch, including all the bread and sauces.

Preserved Restaurant

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 7.9 miles 

  • Location: 102 Bridge St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours: 4PM-9PM Tuesday-Saturday; Closed Sunday & Monday 

  • Phone: (904) 679-4940

James Beard-nominated chef and owner, Brian Whittington, serves authentic southern cuisine using fresh regionally-sourced ingredients with a French flair. Preserved Restaurant’s menu features classics like bouillabaisse, steak tartare, and oysters. 

 


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