The dining area of the Hilton's Aviles Restaurant in St. Augustine, FL.

Avilés Restaurant and Lounge

A fine-dining restaurant on the bayfront with a delicious and diverse menu and a comfortable, elegant atmosphere.

In the Hilton Historic Bayfront
32 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, 32084
  • (904) 829-2277

Hours of Operation

Come In, We're Open!
Sun - Sat:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Breakfast served 7 – 11 on weekdays and 7 to Noon on Saturday & Sunday

  • Avilés Restaurant & Lounge is located in The Hilton Historic Bayfront Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida. This fine-dining restaurant offers a variety of dining choices, combined with a Spanish-style atmosphere. The menu is a fusion of traditional dishes of Spain, France, Asia, and the Mediterranean. Avilés Restaurant & Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

    The tone of the restaurant is set by the lavish décor, featuring black marble tables and Spanish-inspired high-back chairs. Their menu has been crafted by their award-winning chef and emphasizes freshness and quality in every dish they prepare. The excellent service adds to the overall experience. This is wonderful choice for a romantic meal or any kind of special celebration.

    Avilés Restaurant also offers complete banquet facilities and catering.

  • Comments or Questions?

    It's a simple story: A few years back the manager was personable, the food was top notch, the prices were fairly high, but there were affordable nights, like Pastabilities. Then, of course, the executive decision to change management, hire different waiters, hike the prices, abandon the affordable nights, and then, quite naturally, lose ties with the locals. Well Aviles, How's that working for ya? Lower profits? OK, then hike the prices yet again. And hire a more affordable chef. And when the number of diners dwindle, don't admit you've made a woeful miscalculation. That would require some gumption. Instead, keep pretending that those key decisions were good ones. Sound familiar? Skip this parlor of greed and incompetence and grab a bite somewhere else. There are numerous options.

    Have eaten there a few times. It was considerably better about 3 years ago. Standards have fallen as prices have risen. It appears that the Hilton has little interest in sustaining a relationship with locals since the prices are, in many instances, very high. All in all, artifice and pretense prevail, and though good, the experience can leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

    There was nothing impressive about this meal except the backlighted menus and the manager wanting to make it right. My steak was supposed to be medium and came out chewy with a burned but thin outer layer. The meat was cooked on too high a heat. It made the steak taste like charcoal. The salad was also equally unimpressive. Was offered a bottle of wine in recompense but I had no interest and just left the place.

    I always see the restaurant everytime we visit St. Augustine, and tonight my family and I finally had the chance to try it. We love it; the food, the service, the ambiance... it's fine dining, but very affordable!... this won't be the last time we'll visit the place!

    Can't say enough good about the delicious food in the elegant atmosphere and the service is surperb there! Highly recommend this restaurant for any meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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