Columbia Restaurant - SandKey
Don't miss the SangriaColumbia is always amazing and this time was no different. All of the meals are wonderful, but our two don't miss items were the Sangria and the 1905 salad! Can't wait to go back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!Perfect for Mom's Day! Lots of kids....but the view and food were very good. Our service was excellent!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayTook my mother and son here for a Mother's Day lunch. Quickly seated, quickly served, and the food was great. A beautiful day on the water.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Mother's Day Dinner Any DayFree, valet parking started a great Mother's Day Dinner. Columbia's famous Cuban menu and service made dining a pleasure!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at its BestThe Columbia is an excellent place to bring a loved one for that special occasion- atmosphere is GOOD, Foof is Excellent, Service is Good and the overall experience is well worth it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual...AWESOME!We did have an issue with the valet parking service (external company, used by Columbia). The parking lot was beyond packed for Mother's Day and you could tell the valet service was understaffed for the volume of customers. After a heated exchange with one of the valets, I brought the incident to the restaurant manager's attention. He escorted us back outside and took charge of the matter. Our car was quickly parked and we were escorted to our table with no further trouble. Our food and service was outstanding....which is not a shock, it always is. Columbia sets the pace for fine dining in the Tampa Bay area.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our "go-to" placeThis is our "go-to" place for all special occasions. It has never disappointed us. Food is always wonderful and service couldn't be better.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI definately recommend itThe service was great! Everyone was very friendly. The food was very good!! The drinks weren't as good though...5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite new placeAte their for the first time in April for the first time and immediately reserved a table for Valentines Day 2014.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood to GreatExcellent service, Good Ambiance, was my fourth visit to one of the Columbia Restaurants and always a great experience. I usually order off the menu and it is always very good. The 1905 Salad is the best house salad, anywhere by far. This visit I chose the special which was a Osso Buco, not one I would recommend. The service by far is the best in town.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodGreat food and service,the food was fresh an hot, great service5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent again.I've been to the Columbia twice, last year and this. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. You cannot go wrong going to this gem.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful!We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience this past weekend!! The food was amazing, the view is beautiful and it was a nice time with family!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant never disappoints.This restaurant never disappoints. Food is excellent especially the 1905 salad. Sangria is yummy. Oh and did I mention the bread pudding? The service is also very good.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMReturning to Spanish foodSince tio pepe closed in Clearwater I returned to get black bean sop and salad with the famous paella and was not disappointed .the sangria was some what's wanting but all in all I memorable dining experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time all aroundFood was delicious, service perfect, no rush. Had dinner with a friend I hadn't seen in a many years. Waiter let us catch up and while I did not feel neglected, he was not all over us. Overall a wonderful experience5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWowWe found this gem off the beaten path of all the beach restaurants in Clearwater Beach. It was our last night. The place is beautiful and full of wonderful ambiance. Spanish music filled the room. Our waiter Daniel was one of the best servers ever. We started with the crab cakes that were very good. Pitcher of sangria made at table was the best I have ever had. Don't miss it. Dinner was the fish baked in parchment was my wow food that is probably the best thing I have ever eaten. Have the yellow rice- fantastic.
Cuban bred is great5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, had the bestAmazing food, had the best paella outside of Barcelona, Spain. Amazing service, felt very attended to and pampered. Lovely scenery looking over the water, very romantic. Would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Was the best meal we had in Clearwater Beach!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome unique dining experienceAwesome unique dining experience for our special occasion. Great service, atmosphere and beautiful view on the gulf!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Dining ExperienceWow. I think that best describes our last visit to the restaurant. We arrived for our reservation time and were seated immediately by a very friendly staff. There were 8 in our group and none of us were left wanting. The appetizers were served quickly and were tasty. The sangria made at the table was a show in itself along with the salad making. The bread was warm and delicious. Our entries were varied but all arrived at the same time and were all hot. Prior to our ordering our waiter was very knowledge on all items on the menu and his suggestions were followed much to our delight. What was great was that 4 of the party had never been there before and were extremely impressed and will be back.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in the ClearwaterBest restaurant in the Clearwater Beach area! Every dish has a wonderful history and story. Great food and great atmosphere.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent . theThe food was excellent . the ny strip was perfect ,the paella marinara was outstanding the mojito was great cannot wait to return4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstandin andThe food was outstandin and the service was great.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ExperienceVery nice restaurant in a beautiful setting.
Service was excellent as was the food.
Will be back.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was excellent.Food and service was excellent. My wife and I shared the "Tapeo Sampler" consisting of Devil Crab Croquettes, Shrimp and Crabmeat Alcachofas and the Black Bean Cakes. Our son had the Shrimp Salteado. PLeanty of great bread for the table and of course for my wife and I, the imported Sangria put together right at the table.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat outside on a gorgeousWe sat outside on a gorgeous night..beautiful view of the pass bridge and Clearwater4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it---Waiter was awsome--EVENLoved it---Waiter was awsome--EVEN if he was from NJ--lol. Wonderful outside dining--water surf awsome---except the the screaming 4 yo behind me--oh well4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWE are always pleased withWE are always pleased with the quality of food, excellent service and enjoyable ambience at this restaurant. Ivona, our waitress was very professional; knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks so much to ColumbiaThanks so much to Columbia Sandkey for helping to my friend's birthday experience so memorable. We were seated upon arrival and our server was wonderful. Of course, the food and scenery was great as always.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and arrived hot, which often does not happen in a busy restaurant. The service by our waitress was excellent. Plenty of everything and our party of five was quite satisfied with the meal, service and ambience.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiter and service wasThe waiter and service was excellent. Food is a little pricey, but almost worth it.
The girl on the front desk could of been a little more friendlier when greeting you.
The waiters are excellent.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner & serviceWonderful dinner & service on Easter Sunday night!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThey did a great job for EasterThey did a great job for Easter brunch. It was fully booked but they did an excellent job with reservations and seating. They didn't rush us and the service was great.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantThe food was excellent, the server was at tentative without being overbearing. The Columbia on Sand Key is one of our favorites and a restaurant that we take our out of town guests to and that always say they wish they had a Columbia in their city3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best!Excellent food! Sangria was great! Must try the 1905 salad! Our group ate here twice within one week! Can't wait to come back. Thank you!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurant and ourBeautiful restaurant and our best meal in Clearwater Beach this trip. Grouper and Snapper were outstanding. Great hot cuban bread and sangria. Ate here 3/27/13.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and deliciousExcellent service and delicious food. Will definitely come back when we are in the area. I also recommend the mojito!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were staying at the MarriottWe were staying at the Marriott next door and, on the recommendation of others, visited the Sand Key location of Columiba. Overall, we were very pleased w/our visit. The food was terrific: we had a tapas combination as an appetizer, which was excellent. In particular, the crab cake and chicken w/garlic and red pepper plates was wonderful. My wife and I shared a very good seafood palella. The restaurant was very kid-friendly, as our daughter and son enjoyed items off of the children's menu while our other child had a very good steak. Overall, this is worth a visit.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu and service. NiceGreat menu and service. Nice view of the water from the dining area.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA Fabulous EveningWe had a very memorable dining experience at Columbia. It lived up to all of the wonderful OpenTable reviews. Sergio, our server, was friendly, accommodating and very attentive. Ask for him when you go. The Sangira Gava was amazing. My wife has the Poppano selection which was baked to perfection. It was a highlight of our trip to Clearwater.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! Everything was delicious,Wow! Everything was delicious, from the 1905 salad to the white chocolate bread pudding. The service was attentive, not overbearing. I can't wait to return.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!. Already made reservatioExcellent!. Already made reservations for Valentines Day almost a year in advance!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery niceA very pleasant surprise located right next to our hotel on Sand Key, Clearwater Beach. Best meal and dining experience of our vacation.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantastic. We orderedFood was fantastic. We ordered tapas and while the flavors were great, 3 of the 4 we ordered arrived at the table cold. With tapas it would have been just fine to bring them out as they were ready. We would definitely recommend the restaurant, just stick to the normal appetizer and entree.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husbands Mahi Mahi wasMy husbands Mahi Mahi was not done & his entire dinner was cold but the rest of us (5) all thought our meals were excellent. Mohitos were awesome!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner! Salad wasWonderful dinner! Salad was divine, as were both the shrimp and scallop tapas!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Columbia in Sand Key isThe Columbia in Sand Key is one of our favorite restaurnts.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience In Spanish CuisineWe were looking for a nice place for lunch with a view of the water and charm and atmosphere...not to mention a good food experience. We found it here. The waiter,Edgar, was fabulous...friendly, knowledgable, and very polite. He answered all our questions, made great recommendations, and was a very attentive waiter. The food was an amazing experience in Spanish eating and we almost felt like we were in another country. We were looking for a great lunch experience and we found it here! Looked for a good recommendation on Trip Advisor and that is how we found the place. Along with travelers comments and pictures of the place, we were pretty sure we would like the place and we were not disappointed. In fact we were very pleased.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time we stopped andFirst time we stopped and will return next year when we come down for vacation. Heard about from someone who was also very happy with the food and service, and we now agree.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOysters were fantastic. AppreciatedOysters were fantastic. Appreciated the vegetarian options. Desserts were A+3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM