Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Weekly Specials:

Datil BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich $9.95
Served open face on Ciabatta bread with dijon Coleslaw.

Hoisin Glazed Salmon $13.95
Fresh salmon baked with a hoisin sauce glaze
set over roasted vegetables.

We offer a variety of fresh fish daily...
All available fried, grilled, blackened, or broiled
served with rice and vegetables.

Holiday season is here..Gift Cards are a great gift idea..
stop by or call and we will mail it for you.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Lunch Specials Starting today!

Smoked Salmon Salad
House-smoked salmon set atop local mixed greens, garnished with cucumbers, tomatoes and mandarin oranges, served with mango vinaigrette

Margarita/Chipotle Chicken Wrap
Margarita/Chipotle marinated chicken breast grilled and wrapped with lettuce, tomato, onion, marinara and mozzarella cheese

Citrus Salmon
Atlantic salmon basted with orange, lemon and lime juices, served over fried spinach topped with Mandarin orange and roasted red pepper

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lunch Specials starting today!

Oysters Vilano
Fresh oysters topped with chorizo, chives, shallots and Manchego cheese, then baked

Rueben Sandwich
Fresh Pastrami on marble rye with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and our house-made island sauce

Flounder Formaggio
Fresh flounder topped with a mayonnaise, sour cream and Parmesan blend then baked, served with Chef’s choice of vegetables and rice

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Full Moon!

Full Moon tonight! Come dine at The Reef on our deck or in any of our dining areas and see a beautiful, east coast view!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Full Moon on Thursday

The moon is waxing over The Reef and the beautiful Atlantic. It will be completely full on Thurday the 10th at 8:17. Make your reservation at 904-824-8008.

Chowder Debate and Lunch Specials

The Reef took 2nd place with our Seafood Chowder and 3rd place with our Minorcan Clam Chowder!
We are serving both for lunch currently...come in and try!

Lunch Specials for this week:

North Beach Chicken Sandwich
Grilled or fried chicken breast topped with ham and Swiss cheese, served with garlic saffron sauce

Chorizo Crusted Swordfish
Fresh swordfish topped with a chorizo and rice blend then baked, served with Chef’s choice of vegetables

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wine Dinner

The Reef will be hosting a wine dinner featuring "The Wines and Cuisine of Argentina" on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m. Five fabulous dishes accompanied by five fine wines. Please call 824-8008 to make your reservations!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dinner Specials through 9/22

Lobster Empanada
Maine lobster meat with hard boiled egg, olives, scallions baked to golden brown

Grilled Veal Rack $26.95
Veal rack grilled to order with wild mushroom bordelaise

Reef Salmon
Grilled Atlantic salmon topped with a warm salad of mussels, scallops,
peppers and onions in a balsamic vinaigrette

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Food and Wine Festival

SAIRA"S annual Food and Wine Festival is taking place at the River House on September 25 from 1-5. Come to The Reef to pick up your tickets at $45. 17 local restaurants will be there and over 100 wines! Proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Dinner Specials starting tonight!

Sweet and Sour Scallops
Scallops, roasted tomato, Parmesan cheese and chives in a wonton wrapper
deep-fried served with sweet and sour sauce

Santa Maria Tri Tip
Grilled sirloin tri tip steak rubbed with Santa Maria style seasoning, prepared medium, sliced, served with pico de gallo

Chesapeake Snapper
Yellow snapper topped with colossal crabmeat and Old Bay beurre blanc

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lunch Specials through Saturday!

Oysters Vilano 6 ($6.95) 12 ($12.95)
Oysters baked with chorizo, chopped egg, onions and peppers, topped with Cheddar cheese blend

Fried Scallop Po-Boy $10.95
Fresh Scallops, lightly breaded, deep fried served on a sour dough hoagie bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and island sauce with key lime remoulade

Baked Salmon Salad $12.95
Fresh salmon seasoned with lemon pepper and dill then baked. Set on local greens with cucumber and tomato served with a house made watermelon vinaigrette

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Best of St. Augustine!

The results for St. Augustine's Record's annual "Best of" competition are in!
The Reef was voted #1 for Best Seafood Restaurant, #1 for Best Crabcakes and #1 for Best Sunday Brunch!!!! Thank you to all of our customers and to everyone who voted for The Reef!

Monday, August 22, 2011


The Reef has a new commercial! Check it out!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Local Musicians play at The Reef

Come see local musicians this weekend live at The Reef. Happy hour runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Music starts at 7. This weekend: Friday night Elizabeth Williamson will be playing and on Saturday, John Winters will be playing great guitar as usual!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lunch Specials Starting today!

Southwestern Cobb Salad
Blackened chicken breast on local, mixed greens with bacon, eggs, tomatoes, avocado and cheddar jack cheese, served with choice of dressing

Baked Grouper Rockefeller
Fresh grouper topped with homemade Rockefeller mix and Parmesan breadcrumbs then baked. Served with rice and chef’s choice vegetable

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Specials this weekend

It is hot in St. Augustine! Saturday would be a great day to go to the beach and then...have lunch at The Reef, in air conditioning, but with a fantastic view of the ocean!

Caribbean Tilapia Salad $12.95
Caribbean jerk spiced, grilled tilapia on a bed of local, mixed greens with tomatoes, cucumbers, fried plantains and tropical mango corn salsa, served with a mango vinaigrette

The Reef Chicken Sandwich $9.95
Grilled or blackened chicken breast topped with sautéed mushrooms, spinach, onions, roasted tomatoes
and goat cheese

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Reef Dinner Specials through 8/4/11


Smoked Salmon $9.95
Atlantic cold smoked salmon served with capers, cream cheese, red onion and crackers


New York Strip $22.95
Grilled to order with Saint Augustine chimichurri sauce

Tripletail $20.95
Grilled local caught tripletail with orange basil butter

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fourth of July Specials



Braised Beef Short Rib $7.95
Slow braised short rib with pearl onion, celery, carrot, red wine and tomato, garnished with star spangled banner slaw


Rib Eye Steak $22.95
Grilled to order, marinated in Caribbean spices, served with roasted corn, zucchini and fried grit cake

Firecracker Chicken Breast $19.95
Skin on chicken breast flame grilled, marinated with lemon grass, coconut milk, habeneros and jalapenos, served with vegetable of the day and coconut jasmine rice

Chef’s Choice Dessert
Americana Cheese Cake

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Summer is here! The Reef's location is perfect for a day at the beach followed by happy hour appetizers and drinks! Our happy our runs from 3 to 7 p.m. every day. Come see us!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


If you are headed to or from TPC this week, you will most likely pass The Reef on Vilano Beach. Come in for a great happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day, or make dinner reservations! Call 904-824-8008

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lunch Specials Starting today!

Sweet Thai Chili Flounder $14.95
Fresh flounder baked with a sweet Thai chili glaze garnished with fried wonton strips and sautéed spinach

Jalapeño Ranch Chicken Salad Wrap $9.95
Fresh, house made jalapeño ranch chicken salad wrapped with lettuce, tomato and cheddar jack cheese served with french fries and cole slaw

Monday, April 4, 2011

Specials this week

SALAD Sesame Crusted Scallop Salad $12.95 White and soy sesame seed crusted scallops set atop arugula, tossed with a teriyaki vinaigrette, garnished with mandarin oranges, tomatoes, cucumbers and mixed nuts SANDWICH Citrus Tilapia Burrito $10.95 Fried tilapia wrapped with lettuce, tomato, cheddar jack cheese, refried black beans and a citrus cucumber salsa in a grilled tomato basil tortilla

Monday, March 21, 2011

Specials this week

Lunch Specials for this week

Fajita Seasoned Tilapia Wrap
Grilled Tilapia with fajita seasonings, wrapped with lettuce, cheddar jack cheese and house made corn and tomato salsa

Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Shrimp Pasta Sautéed Shrimp tossed with sun dried tomato and basil pasta alfredo

Smoked Salmon Salad Smoked salmon over local grown mixed greens with mango vinaigrette

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lunch Specials Starting today!

Dill Havarti Tilapia Wrap $9.95
Lemon pepper seasoned baked Tilapia wrapped with lettuce, sun dried tomato, onion and dill havarti cheese


New Orleans Shrimp and Grits $14.95
Blackened shrimp over fried grit cake served with Creole sauce and herb oil

Monday, February 28, 2011

This week

They are predicting that weather will be beautiful all week, perfect for our outside dining overlooking the ocean. Come for lunch at The Reef! Here are our specials for the week:

Tropical Mango Flounder Wrap $9.95
Fresh fried flounder wrapped with fried plantains, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheddar jack cheese with Mango coulis


Mahi Vilano $14.95
Fresh Mahi-Mahi topped with homemade tomato sauce over fried spinach

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lunch Specials Starting today!

We offer a variety of fresh fish daily. All are available fried, grilled, blackened or broiled and are served with rice and vegetables.
Please ask your server about today’s choices.

Lemon Pepper Mahi Wrap $9.95Lemon pepper seasoned and grilled Mahi wrapped with fresh spinach, tomatoes, cheddar jack cheese and fried plantains


Citrus Salmon $13.95
Grilled salmon basted with mango vinaigrette served with fried spinach with mandarin orange and roasted red pepper garnish

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Joys of Pinot

The Reef will be holding a wine dinner on 2/23 "The Joys of Pinot."
It will include five courses accompanied by five pinots...pinot blanc, pinot gris and three pinot noirs. $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. Starts at 6 p.m.Make your reservation today for a night not to be missed!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dinner Special Starting Tonight

Fresh Fish and Ocean Side Specials

Atlantic Salmon, Mahi Mahi, Grouper
Fresh fish prepared grilled, sautéed, broiled, blackened or fried
with fresh cut lemons and choice of sauce


Crab Stuffed Mushrooms $10.95
Colossal blue crab meat topped with béarnaise sauce


Grilled Lamb Rack $24.95
Grilled to order served with mint demi glace

Lobster and Shrimp Risotto $26.95
Sautéed lobster and shrimp with garden vegetables and savory lobster stock

Chef’s Choice Dessert

Chocolate Canoli

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lunch Specials

Lunch Specials through Saturday

We offer a variety of fresh fish daily. All are available fried, grilled, blackened or broiled and are served with rice and vegetables.

Stuffed Bell Peppers $7.95
Fresh bell peppers stuffed with beef, barley, onions and tomato

Catfish Po’Boy $9.95
Tender Mississippi catfish, deep fried, served on a locally baked hoagie roll with hush puppies and spicy island sauce

Flounder Francaise $13.95
Fresh flounder, egg battered, pan seared, with lemon caper butter and toasted almonds

Friday, January 7, 2011

This Weekend Specials

Fresh Fish and Ocean Side Specials

Atlantic Salmon, Mahi Mahi, Grouper
Fresh fish prepared grilled, sautéed, broiled, blackened or fried
with fresh cut lemons and choice of sauce


Bacon Wrapped Asparagus $8.95
Apple wood smoked bacon is wrapped around jumbo asparagus set on mixed greens and topped with balsamic reduction drizzle


Carpetbagger Steak $22.95
Sautéed New York steak stuffed with oysters and served in red wine demi glace and oyster sauce

Flounder with Brandied lobster sauce $23.95
Sautéed local flounder with wild gourmet mushrooms in a brandied lobster sauce

Chef’s Choice Dessert
Ultimate Chocolate cake