Columbia Restaurant - Celebration
Choose carefullyParty of 7 sat outside and loved it. Really varied menu - generally the food was excellent, but some of the Cuban combinations were highly salted. Service was impeccable - friendly, efficient and not overbearing.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fresh, perfectly seasonedDinner was fantastic. The gentleman that was our waiter was courteous and thorough. All meals were correct and drinks were replenished. The food was delicious and portions were perfect.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out !I have been to the Columbia Restaurant many times and always have a great time, the menu offers extensive and varied choices and the experience is enhanced by the live music in the bar. the two guys who play there are very talented and interact with the diners.
When I'm in town I will always visit the Columbia !6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is a great restaurant-It is a great restaurant- their 1905 salad is outstanding6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM5 stars!My wife and I had a marvellous time.! We were treated like royalty. The atmosphere was extravagant. Food was immaculate. Overall one of the finest restaurants I've been to. I shall return!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMmarthaWe always have a good time when we go there. The friends and family we bring with us always enjoy your restaurant and can't wait to come back again. The food and your service is really good.
PS. Love the location in Celebration.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent in every way! QuaintExcellent in every way! Quaint feel with a beautiful view and outdoor dining to overlook the water.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the Columbia!Food is always great, Kids love it, the selection is wonderful6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu contains many creative,The menu contains many creative, unusual, delicious appetizers and entrees. We found Columbia to be a wonderful restaurant and will certainly dine there again on future trips to the area.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMdinner portionsThis was my second visit the first was lunch a couple of years ago. Dinner portion seemed to be the same as lunch therefore to small. The ropa vieja was too tomato tasting and should have been more shredded. I am of Cuban Ancestry and have eaten this dish many times and know what it should taste like. Like the restaurant but not the dish I ordered.service was very good.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood vibeWe had a server who got very mixed up with our group in the beginning and he wasn't good at explaining things to the older members in our party. But after we ordered everything went smoothly. Definitely get appetizers to preoccupy time between getting the main course. Overall a good experience. And I highly recommend it!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMJust GreatI have eaten here several times and I am never disappointed.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA foodies treasureHidden in downtown Celebration, this venerable Cuban-Spanish eatery hits it out of the park time and again. What an outstanding restaurant. Its recipes have been honed and tweaked and vetted over 100 years or so -- literally -- so that the final result is close to perfect. It's saying something that even with the interesting appetizers, and the surprising fish entrees, that the most memorable items are a salad (the 1905 salad, the best salad you'll ever eat) and the Cuban bread (crusty, hot, perfect). And that doesn't mention the sublime sangria, made at the table with brandy. Service is professional and unobtrusive. And even with the classy white-tablecloth atmosphere, the price is right, too.
Highly recommended; one of my favorites.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time took a friend fromFirst time took a friend from out of town. Great service Atmosphere and Music. Food Excellent!! Looking forward to going back!!!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have had the pleasure toWe have had the pleasure to dine at both Columbia Restaurant in Clearwater Beach and now Celebration and both times had a wonderful dinner and experience! We will go back when we are in Florida again!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMColumbia is consistently deliciousColumbia is consistently delicious and we always visit when in central florida
We especially love the mojitos and sangria!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Spanish food, marvelousExcellent Spanish food, marvelous setting. Good place to go and enjoy a night out with friends.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placemy wife and I joined 3 other couples to celebrate her birthday, and we honestly could not have picked a better place. The service was excellent from the start, and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable about everything from the alcohol selection to the most minute details of each dish. The food itself was excellent, everyone at our table had high praise for everything the ordered. The 1905 salad should win awards, and the cuban bread they serve would be the highlight of most other restaurants. The entrees we all ordered were top notch, with ample serving sizes. Finally, the dessert: I really have no words. Colombia Restaurant is the place to go when you want Cuban-style food, there is simply no other competitor that even comes close.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there on a recommendationWe went there on a recommendation from a friend and were greatly impressed. The food and service was great. The wait staff friendly.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, service and ambienceYou will not be disappointed in this restaurant. The menu is full of great dishes. We took some friends from Australia they were very impressed. The restaurant's décor is elegant the menu was interesting to read and the service was good. I had the grouper jimmy and it was outstanding. Couple it with the sangria and is a meal fit for a king.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA good diverse menu. We tookA good diverse menu. We took some business clients there and had a great tim! The sangria and mojitos were excellent!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eat outdoors.I love the relaxed feel of this place. We were lucky enough to enjoy dining outside which is a luxury for us. The portions are very large and great for sharing. The menu is huge with tons of choices for everyone. We look forward to visiting again.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a nice evening.My wife and I always make a point to come here when were in Florida. The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. For steak lovers I recommend the Filet Mignon Chacho...it is really great! Also they make a really good Mojito. Overall we always have a great experience.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Sunday lunchEnjoyed a nice lunch outside. I thought it would be busy for the day, but it's the off season for Florida, so no trouble with seating.
Staff attentive, good food and not rushed. Enjoyed.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a winner!We met friends at the Columbia for dinner. The staff is very friendly without hovering and the food is always delicious. The mojitos I had were OUT OF THIS WORLD good! Excellent place to dine!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fabulous! Had theFood was fabulous! Had the Cannelloni de Langosta..best meal I ever had! Beautiful restaurant! Bar has live Mexican music, lots of fun! Delicious sangria made table side. Won't be disappointed.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMUsual good dining experienceFood and service were very good. Menu is ample for most tastes.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTook the mother of my childrenTook the mother of my children here on Mother's Day. While the place was busy, service was excellent. This included a stop at our table by Assistant Manger Jim, who seemed generally interested in how we were enjoying meals. Each of us had different items from the extensive menu and all were excellent, served at right times and tempertures. Looking forward to bringing guests here.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMColumbia House - A Diners DreamExceptional menu and wonderfully prepared entres.
The decor and atmosphere is beautiful.
Overall one if the best places to dine in the Orlando area!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen there...will go again!We've been going to the Columbia in St. Augustine, FL for quite some time. This was a first at the Celebration, FL location to celebrate Mother's Day for my wife. We found an energetic environment, friendly staff and an excellent waiter (Brent). The food, as always, is consistently excellent and a highly recommended destination for any reason.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Family DinnerWe made our reservation through Open Table at our desired time. We were seated immediately upon arrival even though the restaurant was completely full. Our waiter was very attentive. Their Cuban bread is excellent. We ordered the Queso Fundido as an appetizer (different than anywhere else) nevertheless it was good. The Lobster stuffed pasta was excellent. Plenty of chunks of real lobster were visible. Highly recommend the dish. We finished with the crema catalana which was good but not the best I've ever had. The restaurant is in a little down town area of Celabration. It is charming and has plenty of atmosphere. There is outside seating if you like to people watch while enjoying a delicious meal. I highly recommend it to anyone.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day 2013I made the reservation through OpenTable back in March...and everything was just fine. The restaurant called the day before to confirm the reservation. Upon arrival about 15 minutes early, our table was waiting for us. Being Mother's Day the place was full and we were told they had received over 1300 reservations for the day.
This was not our first visit to Columbia which quickly became our favorite restaurant in the area. Our meal with sangria da cava, tapas, entrees, desserts and coffee was just under $200 plus tip...a great value for the quality and excellent service for a party of four.
If you haven't tried Columbia Restaurant you owe it to yourself to be wowed from the moment you arrive. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience....5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAre the owners here? A cut above!Our experience was on Saturday evening to celebrate Mother's Day. We were seated at the reserved time, literally no wait albeit lots of people waiting for tables. Our server was fantastic, he was busy yet never made us feel he was rushed. The food was exceptional and fresh. We noted what looked like management on the floor looking to assist with any needs. We have been to the Columbia before in St Petersburg and Sand Key (don't go to that one) this was the BEST. Our experience was that of love, we will be going back for our anniversary, they were that good. Kudos and thank you!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA real redeemer after a disappointiA real redeemer after a disappointing experience at Kouzzina the previous night. Lovely meal with excellent service5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Disappoints!This is a frequent stop and always a great experience.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely lunchFood was delicious, service attentive but not pushy, atmosphere lovely (we ate outside) and reasonably priced. Very nice experience! Not sure the restaurant got the note on my reservation... I had requested a table outside and they tried to seat us inside but quickly accommodated us when told we requested to be outside. Luckily they were not busy so it was no problem.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our lunch very muchEnjoyed our lunch very much - ten family members celebrating a college Graduation. Server was very attentive, food excellent as always. Columbia never disappoints!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen I'm in Florida I wouldn'tWhen I'm in Florida I wouldn't miss a visit to the Columbia Restaurant. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is excellent and the service friendly.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDisappointingWe've dined at Columbia many times, and this was our first disappointing experience. Tapas were wonderful, but the stuffed grouper was overcooked, tasteless and had almost no 'stuffing'. Should have sent it back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood ExperienceGreat service, food was very good, enjoyed a night out with friends, not your usual chain restaurant. Unique dishes.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMargaritavilleAn excellent menu, wine list and the Margarita's are magnificent. I can't recommend this gem of a restaurant enough. If you're ever in Orlando take a drive to Celebration and you won't regret it.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place for a quiet dinner.The food was pretty good. The tapas are a little small, so if that's what you're going for, you'll have to order a bunch. But they are delicious. The main dishes are a good size, and for the price you get your moneys worth. The atmosphere is relaxed and the servers are pretty attentive to your needs. Overall, definitely a good place for a quiet dinner for two, or even a medium sized group.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe "1905" salad, seafoodThe "1905" salad, seafood paella and the white chocolate bread pudding are fantastic! Restaurant has mix of Cuban and Spanish cuisine. Excellent atmosphere for a couple or group. Went twice during our stay in Orlando.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding from Start to Finish!What an amazing experience! From the ambiance to the outstanding food and service, the Columbia did it right. The extensive menu is a bit overwhelming, but after making our choices (mojitos and stuffed mushrooms to start, lobster canoli and shrimp diablo for entrees, and melt-in-your-mouth bread pudding to finish) we were sure we'd made the right choices. Of course I don't imagine you could go wrong with anything on the menu! We even enjoyed watching the table-side sangria preparation for the nearby diners, so not only did we enjoy our experience, we enjoyed theirs as well. :)4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe requested a quiet tableWe requested a quiet table in our reservation. While it is a very open restaurant they did a great job providing a very good seating option. The service and food was great!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the best clumbian/cubanThis was the best clumbian/cuban food I have ever tasted. Even though its a large restaurant, it still has that home cooked taste that you would expect to get only in Columbia. Awesome for date night!!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful time! TheHad a wonderful time! The Sangria is wonderful. Lots of fun.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. Was with familyFood was great. Was with family and seated in bar area. They had a band playing which was good but very loud . As a family we wanted to talk to each other but couldn't.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellentThe service was excellent and the food was delicious.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMColumbia is always exceptionalI don't get over to Celebration very often, but when I do, I always want to make sure to stop at the Columbia for something. I especially love their 1905 salad and Cuban sandwiches. However, everything on the menu is delightful.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM