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Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.7
4.7
6370 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

Family-owned and operated for more than 116 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine.

Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men in the dining room.

Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella a la Valenciana, Roast Pork a la Cubana and fresh seafood specialties.

Don't miss the Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared with our delicious, freshly made dressing, a 100-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil.

Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo.

Relax outdoors in our café or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms.

We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365 days a year, including all holidays.

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Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 566-1505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Ortiz

  • Private party facilities

    (Because of social distancing guidelines, groups and/or parties of more than 10 are temporarily not allowed. ) For small groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor dining area to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor dining areas and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.

  • Private party contact

    Howard Benson: (407) 566-1505

  • Neighborhood

    Celebration

  • Cross street

    Front St. & Sycamore St.

  • Parking details

    Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Tapas Bar. The Columbia in Downtown Celebration opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and overlooks Celebration's picturesque lake. The Columbia is situated within a community with small town charm, offering a variety of designer boutiques and shops, and next door to a movie theater.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 6,370 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BB

    BarbaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and sangria!!!! Loved it !!! Can’t wait to go back.

  2. A

    Alan

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the service at this restaurant. The food was mostly great. Enjoyed the mojito, been a long time since I had a great monitor.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Food was not like it used to be.

  4. JT

    JackieT

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite places to dine. Dont miss the 1905 salad and the pollo manchego is delicious

  5. T

    Thomas

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Entire experience was terrific. Love this restaurant.

  6. AD

    AmericanDream

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall a good experience. Service was on point but one of the entrees was inconsistent with the temperatures. The fish was hot but the sides weren’t. The paella was good but lacked a contrast to the chicken. Chorizo would have been a good option.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service ALWAYS! Great atmosphere! Highly recommend.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Another fabulous evening at The Boathouse - one of our favourite restaurants! The service was excellent and it was really nice sitting Dockside. The lobster roll was delicious and full. Slight disappointment with the main SHRIMP & ANDOUILLE MAC' N CHEESE: Shrimp, Smoked Sausage, and Pipette Pasta in Spicy Cheddar Beer Sauce Mac’ n cheese this is not. Whilst tasty; it is pasta with shrimp and sliced sausage with a very light barely there sauce. When queried the server just said that the side Mac’ n cheese is more like a normal Mac. So just a misleading title … just call it shrimp pasta!

  9. GG

    GaryG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice atmosphere service good and food was just what we wanted. Nice not to get rushed to pay the bill, very laid back. Would recommend highly.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our server Chris was great - pleasant, courteous, provided superb service!

  11. L

    Locals

    Orlando

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Jesus was amazing!! He made cur visit worthwhile but the food wasn’t near as good as it used to be..

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for your excellent service and amazing experience

  13. KC

    KristenC

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    I love the food here and the service is usually good but this time our waiter was not very friendly and didn’t come check on us enough

  14. j

    jcard55

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed. Always good.

  15. WW

    WadeW

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Food was very good, but service was terrible.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Food & the Service was Amazing, Coming From Atlantic City New Jersey I Rank this Restaurant a Perfect 10

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Never fails expectations.

  18. BB

    BrendaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing! We had a variety of dishes, empanadas, scallop tapas, la completa cubana, paella, and flan. Each one was better than the next! Highly recommend. The service was great. Just an awesome experience. Oh! Get the mojitos!!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    I had the paella, my husband had the grilled snapper. Both meals lacked flavor and the seafood was dry and overcooked.

  20. CN

    ChrisN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Noise moderate because two customers were much too loud. We decided against dessert because of them.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meeting old friends who had moved.

  22. SP

    SallyP

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was in area for a conference and always enjoyed the original location in Ybor city so brought group here for dinner. As expected, it was awesome and my colleagues all enjoyed their meals! Dinner was actually the second meal of the day at this restaurant having brought a customer for lunch earlier!

  23. JD

    JennD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. The restaurant is beautiful.

  24. NP

    NancyP

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a wonderful place to eat. I have been vacationing in Orlando for quite a few years and always make this one of my visits. With dining inside and out you can control your own noise level. The 1905 salad never disappoints, and the main dishes are always culinary works of art. I have never had a bad experience here.

  25. GW

    GailW

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always eat here when in Orlando. The food is delicious.

  26. RT

    RTloveseatingout

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Our food was excellent as usual but our service was a disappointment. There were two of and we each received our salads at different times as well as our entrees. Our water glasses were not refilled. Not what we have experienced in past visits. A real disappointment

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My server, Ronald, was outstanding! I was really impressed by his attentiveness to my enjoyment of my meal. The food was excellent as well!

  28. LS

    LindseyS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Really enjoyed our evening and our meal was great!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bday for my Mom

  30. JT

    JoeTermine

    Orlando

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3

    Columbia is a fantastic restaurant with a long history in Florida. I’ve enjoyed it now for about 20 years. The food is consistently excellent. Lately, I’ve found the service to be lacking in Celebration. My last few trips there in the evenings have had the hostess seat me in their bar area — the former Celebration theater snack bar turned extension to Columbia. I hate this room. It is freezing and noisy. It has little of the ambiance that the original restaurant dining room has — no art. There are too many tables in a space clearly not meant to be a restaurant. And there is loud music. I’ve asked to not be seated there, but the hostess insisted that there was no availability elsewhere even though there were plenty of tables empty in the main dining room. I also found that there are no servers in this room — only busy bartenders who are pleasant but very slow attending to their tables (they’re mixing drinks for the rest or the restaurant). Next time I go to Columbia with an OpenTable reservation, if I am not seated in the main dining room I will walk out. The management needs to put a stop to this practice for people who take the trouble to make reservations in advance.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My mom birthday good time

  32. SL

    SteakLovers

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner experience. Our waitress, Christina was fantastic. We really enjoyed the table side salad preparation and the freshly made pitcher of sangria. The food was delicious and my cortaditos were really good. We will definitely return.

  33. OT

    OTRR

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were seated on time. Server made drink suggestions and was attentive. Not my type of food but it was decent and everyone else really liked it. Attractive decor. We were given our check but not asked if we wanted desert which is the only reason I deducted a star… besides the fact they had no espresso martinis. Good good and service. Solid restaurant.

  34. h

    heatherk

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Sat outside on a beautiful Florida spring evening. Service was a skosh slow but otherwise the food was beyond excellent

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch with my parents was great. Quiet atmosphere and great service.

  36. RB

    RayB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The paella was delicious and the service was outstanding. I was so happy to find a Colombia in celebration. Made my whole trip worth it

  37. JR

    JohnR

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Christian was excellent!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We try to come every year when we come to Westgate and it never disappoints! From the Sangria through to the dessert! The menu has a wide selection so I can always try something new! The staff are friendly and are there to answer any questions! I have been there for dinner and lunch. Always an enjoyable time!

  39. SS

    SpiceSpiceGravy

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for lunch, a short drive from Universal Orlando and Disney.

  40. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We truly enjoyed our delicious food as well as this beautiful restaurant. We’ll definitely come back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 566-1505.

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration is rated 4.7 stars by 6370 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

649 Front Street Celebration, FL 34747

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front St. & Sycamore St.

  • Neighborhood

    Celebration

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Ortiz

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Tapas Bar. The Columbia in Downtown Celebration opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and overlooks Celebration's picturesque lake. The Columbia is situated within a community with small town charm, offering a variety of designer boutiques and shops, and next door to a movie theater.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 566-1505

  • Private party facilities

    (Because of social distancing guidelines, groups and/or parties of more than 10 are temporarily not allowed. ) For small groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor dining area to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor dining areas and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.

  • Private party contact

    Howard Benson: (407) 566-1505

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