Open Easter serving from our regular dinner menu, along with these Easter features:
Baked Virginia Ham and Roast Leg of Lamb “Dali.”
Sunday, April 1, 2018
It was my mother’s birthday, and the service and food were excellent. The flan and birthday song at the end were such a nice touch. Thanks to our server Juan for making this a special evening for her!
Beautiful views of the water and incredible food
Food was great! Luis our waiter was awesome. Very busy restaurant for sure.
Excellent service and very flavorful food!
Their 1905 salad is delicious!
Visited twice could not could not get window seat,no reservation
Was told that you could only have a window seat with reservation
Returned a second time with a party of 5 had reserved a window seat and when we arrived, we were told that the window seats are for party of 4 only.
My wife was very disappointed.
Not sure why we coiuld not have been seated at a 4 with extra seat
Our family dines at Columbia for all occasions and has never been disappointed!
We come to the Columbia once a year on our annual Florida vacation. This was our fifth year. The food has always been consistently excellent. This year was no exception - everything was delicious!
Last year, we had a new waiter who was a little fumble-y, but attentive. We know everyone has to learn. This year, we had a server who was not new, but was not attentive. I'll spare the details, but suffice it to say that by the end of the meal, it felt almost comical, except for the price. This wasn't the level of service we were used to from the Columbia. I mentioned it to the host who apologized, but immediately made an excuse for the server. Not great.
We'll certainly come back, the food and the atmosphere are both worth it. But, we will ask for a different server.
Food and service never disappoint! It is one of our favorite restaurants to go to when in the Clearwater area. Best sangria ever! Food is excellent and so it the waitstaff. It's a bit noisy, but that didn't bother us.
Superb service, atmosphere, experience. Excellent , interesting menu.
Love this place: especially the Key Lime pie! Visit each time we’re in the area.
My daughter and I celebrated her 19th birthday at the Columbia Restaurant on Sand Key and we had a fabulous experience. Our waiter, Adam, answered our many questions about the menu and made wonderful recommendations after listening to our preferences. Service was very friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious, with flavors that (for us) were new and a great break from ordinary restaurant fare. Thank you to the Columbia for a fine evening and for celebrating my daughter's special occasion with a dessert on the house and singing! We hope to return!
Note: Best to make a reservation; Try to homemade Sangria
Food and service was excellent first time at Sand Key location and everything was exceptional ,one of my favorite restaurants in Florida.
Our waiter was terrific, took care of our party of 4 with elderly parents, not an easy table for him, great job!
Phil was a fantastic server! The experience st the Columbia is always wonderful.
We were on vacation and had dinner with friends who live in the area Excellent Mojitos, (best ever per my wife) which were made table side by our waitress. We had the 1905 salad which was as good as advertised. My wife had a grilled pompano dish and I had a pompano dish in parchment paper. Both were outstanding. Great atmosphere. Waitress was excellent. Can not recommend this restaurant strong enough.
Waterside restaurant with outside tables; interior main dining room tastefully decorated with dark woods, Spanish tiles and decorative plates; beautiful tableware...
Service is professional, fast and efficient.
Complementary valet provides for no hassle access.
Food was delicious with lots of choices---emphasis is on seafood and tapas.
Recommend it but weekends and Spring Break place is very busy---call ahead for reservations.
Ate on outside deck with plastic awnings over windows. Was a very cool night but overhead heaters made it very comfortable.
Always a joy. Can’t get enough of the 1905 salad.
Great as always!!!!
Great place , go their every time I come down to Clearwater . Very good food and always fun . Do not miss the 1905 salad .
I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. We all had a wonderful meal and totally enjoyed everything we had. The table made Sangria was great! Service was excellent!
Columbia is always consistently good and never disappoints
Columbia never disappoints us. The atmosphere is lovely, the servers are top-notch and the food is delicious. We always order the white asparagus salad to share, and appreciate the table-side preparation of many of the entrees. It is gracious dining. It is always nice to see diners who dress for dinner in the main dining room, and the side areas are great for more casual occasions.
Our server was Denise and what a wonderful experience. She was always there before we needed her. A great lunch, a special birthday celebration, and the food was exceptional.
As locals it’s been a favorite since our move to the area 5 years ago. Prior to that when we visited the area we always made a point to go to the Columbia. We have never been disappointed. No abrupt menu changes and the wait staff is superb. Make a reservation or be ready to wait. Parking can be challanging but they do have valet service.
Excellent food and service!! We went for Sunday lunch. We enjoyed the authentic Cuban dishes we were served. The dining room is beautiful as well as the view.
We often choose the Columbia for a special night out. Outside is more casual, so we tend to choose the dining room for other nicer occasions.
All 4 entree’s were excellent. Portions large. Service great
Service was second to none. Very attentive and lots of personal touches. Custom gazpacho preparation at the table. Seated immediately and served quickly... this restaurant turns tables in under an hour. It is a cocktails place. Wine is “family wine” and beer options are limited. The food was good. We liked our tapas better than our entrees.
Yet another wonderful experience. Great food, service, and atmosphere!
Always a positive experience at The Columbia in Sand Key. Parking is a complete PITA, so plan on using the valet or driving in circles for 15 minutes and parking 5 minutes from the door.
Best sangria in Clearwater unless you like the sweet stuff.
Dinner selections always quite varied - something for everyone. Ingredients always top-notch and preparation & presentation is perfect.
Desserts good as well - while many places offer cloyingly sweet lumps of "whatever" the desserts at Columbia are more about taste and texture - we had 3 different desserts and our table and all were excellent.
The service is right in line with everything else - the waiter took the first minute to "read" our party of six, and then fell into just enough engaging banter to keep us smiling as we waited to be served. Not a single issue with our meal over drinks, salads, entrees, and desserts/coffee.
It's far from cheap, but you do feel your experience was worth the dollars.
Great food, service and ambiance!! We will definitely be back!
One of the best restaurant dining experiences in Clearwater. Great portuguese spanish cuisine (pealla, risotto, sangria made in front of you), all just great taste. Servers are so very professional and atmosphere is very nice.
Never a bad experience ever. Dined with friends we haven't seen in over 30 years. They were thoroughly impressed with the atmosphere and cuisine. Fresh baked cuban bread, red sangria, margaritas, shrimp, pallea ... I could go on and on. Words don't do it justice
Celebrated wife's birthday with daughter and grand daughter. It's always fun to try different Cuban dishes. The table mixed sangria was excellent. Our server, Juan was really great. We also had a visit from the very gracious manager. This was not our first visit to the Columbia, and we have enjoyed every visit, both at Sand Key, and Ebor City, and we'll be back.
The decor is very special, the view is lovely and the menu makes you want to return again and again.
Very good experience - table was ready despite us being early; service was generally attentive when needed; food was good as always, for a variety of dietary needs. Noise level made it a little difficult to hear, especially seated at a curved booth where some diners were a few feet from others. Would recommend it.
Excellent all around. I love the menu and the food was outstanding. The wait staff is professional and caring.
Looking forward to coming back again.
We visited on a recommendation. Great restaurant , excellent and varied menu and lovely atmosphere . Definitely return.