Hotel Dining along Florida’s Historic Coast

By: TLP's Partners

Take a culinary journey through time at historic hotel restaurants and bars in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and Florida’s Historic Coast

Renowned for its centuries-old landmarks, quaint brick streets, and picturesque Spanish architecture, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and Florida’s historic coast also boasts an array of historic hotel bars and restaurants. From small, cozy taverns to grand, upscale establishments, these historic dining destinations have stood the test of time. Each hotel tells its own story, offering a glimpse into the cultural influences that have shaped the local cuisine over centuries. 

The Tavern at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

Martini style cocktail with flowers at the Tavern at Ponte Vedra Inn Club in in Florida's Historic Coast.

The Tavern at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is a historic dining destination dating back to the early 20th century. Originally known as the Ponte Vedra Club, this resort attracted a high society clientele, including members of the British royal family. Today, the Tavern offers a private and intimate dining experience exclusively to guests and members of the resort. The menu features a blend of local and international flavors, including fresh seafood and prime cuts of steak prepared by talented chefs. The Tavern is also well-known for its extensive wine list and iconic cocktails, including the old fashioned and mojito. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, food lover, or cocktail connoisseur, the Tavern at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is a must-visit destination with something to satisfy every palate. 

The Well at the Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens

A smokey cocktail in a treasure chest at The Well at the Collector Hotel in Florida's Historic Coast.

The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens, formerly known as the Dow Museum of Historic Houses, has a rich history spanning over 200 years. Comprising of nine restored historic homes, the property offers a unique experience with each home having its own distinct character. The inn also boasts a beautiful outdoor courtyard surrounded by lush gardens, oak trees, and picturesque cottages. 

The Well, the inn’s on-site tavern, pays homage to the property’s past. Originally a two-car garage, it was St. Augustine’s first well for settlers. The Well offers a carefully crafted cocktail menu, featuring innovative drinks made with fresh ingredients.  Visitors can choose to enjoy their drinks in the intimate indoor seating area or relax under the oak trees in the outdoor courtyard. The tavern’s bar provides an opportunity to interact with friendly bartenders who share stories about St. Augustine’s colorful characters, such as Jesse Fish, an enigmatic 18th-century merchant known for his involvement in contraband and love for cocktails. 

Bin 39 at St. George Inn

The bar at Bin St Georges Inn in Florida's Historic Coast.

Bin 39 at St. George Inn is steeped in history, dating back to the 18th century when it was a local gathering place. Today, the restaurant offers a carefully curated wine selection, complemented by cheese and charcuterie. The wine cellar has an impressive selection of reds, whites, and sparkling wine from around the world. Ambiance is key, with intimate seating areas featuring rustic and elegant decor. Special events and wine tastings are hosted at Bin 39, making it a destination for wine enthusiasts and food lovers alike. St. George Inn’s historic charm is preserved, combined with modern culinary trends that make for an unforgettable experience. 

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