Columbia Restaurant - SandKey
Anniversary SpecialThis was the perfect place to take my wife for our 15th Wedding Anniversary. The view on the deck was spectacular and the food was top notch.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PLace for Family OccasionsMy family went for my wife's birthday. We al had excellent food, good beverages (wine, sangria, coffee, etc.) and wonderful food. My 85 year old mother loved it and we found everyone had a favorite dish they really enjoyed. The desert special (Blueberry rum cheesecake) was a particular favorite and made the occasion more delightful. We may all have our birthday's at the Columbia in the future. The restaurant was a little noisy due to the openness and lack of partitioning, the openness and terrific views of the water make this a "forgiveable" flaw.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMColumbia as always a great choice!If you want good food, attentive staff and a good family place, you can't go wrong by dining at Columbia
It is always a pleasant and best choice specially at touristic areas. we had a great time. Food a d service was very good!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the Columbia Restaurant!We love the Columbia Restaurant! Good food and pleasant atmosphere.
We frequent it quite often as we live nearby. I would
highly recommend this establishment to one and all.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThanksDear Sir,
Thank you for your business.
Ana Lucia Amaral6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic andThe food was fantastic and we will definitely be back, however we were not served salad like everyone else in the restaurant. I'm not sure if that is a special order because it was our first time there, but I feel like we were the only ones who didn't receive salad. We also asked for another loaf of bread and never received it. However, like I said we definitely be back because the food was delicious.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI would go backGood food, good services, reasonably priced, nice atmosphere.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is great and viewThe food is great and view is awesome but they ignored our special request. If you do have a special request I would suggest contacting the restaurant directly.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere was uniqueThe atmosphere was unique and wonderful its like being right on the beach. The chicken & rice dish is my favorite and I do try new dihes at different times. This restaurtant has been in business for a very long time so if you enjoy good cuban food this is the place to be. The hot cuban bread with their "1905 salad" really hits the spot while waiting for your main course. The home made Sangria is fantastic as is all their speciality drinks along with a pretty stock bar.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMReliableAlways good! Have been many times and never been disappointed - always too much to eat but it is consistently good.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNice experienceVery pleased with this place. We'll be back. Service was good, fresh hot bread was great, sangria was great, paella was excellent, tapas we tried were very good. Server was attentive without hovering. Inside dining room was nice, place was clean, and outside deck had a great view of the intracoastal. Paella was plated tableside, sangria was made tableside.
$70 plus tip for two appetizers, big paella shared two ways, a pitcher of sangria and two cups of coffee.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic ColumbiaAlways a great experience and the food and Sangria are delicious. We had the Mahi Mahi Varadero, one of our favorites!
Edgar, our server, was awesome! Can't wait to come back for lunch and have the Mahi Cuban sandwich.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionally AwesomeThe best tasting Lobster and desert that I've had in recent memory.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMArrived 10 minutes beforeArrived 10 minutes before reservation, hostess sat us immediatly. Waiter took drink order and was very attentive throughout.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Night OutFour of us had a splendid time -- great food, superb service, and good friends.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experienceSecond visit to this location. The food and the ambience was outstanding. Lives up to the Columbia reputation. A great place to impress visitors to the area or to enjoy an outstanding night out with your wife.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDon'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 AMAlways a winnerSo far, every time we have been to Columbia in the last 12+ years
it has been delightful. Of the 5 restaurants this is the 3rd (Sand Key) we have eaten at
and the view was particularly delightful. All I can say is that we'll go back
and keep enjoying their food till we've tried everything on the menu.5/17/2013 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 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 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 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 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 AMBeing a Brit living here forBeing a Brit living here for 3 months,I have yet to find a restaurant that compares to really good restaurants in England I'm afraid.This restaurant has a good reputation & is considered to be superior foodwise.I cannot say the food is anymore than ok.We have been here 3 times so have tried a few different dishes.I have found most things rather bland.I had the special entrée this time of fish with a coconut crust.There were 3 sizeable pieces of fish - just too much (tho I am getting used to the generally too large portions here).I couldn't taste any coconut.It had a salsa of fruit which included strawberries which I found just bizarre.It didn't contribute anything to the dish & was unnecessary in my opinion.I can't fault the service however4/13/2013 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 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 AM