Columbia Restaurant - SandKey
This restaurant was so amazing, we went back twice during our stay in Sand Key. The food was exceptional, and the staff was extremely knowledgeable about the food. You don’t want to miss out on this restaurant!
Phenomenal service, phenomenal food. We came based on a locals recommendation & will definitely be back!
Can be loud inside at peak times. But we look on this location as better than the flagship downtown. Certainly service is more friendly. Sand Key serves locals and tourists that are repeat annual customers and not one timers.
Brought 2 out of town associates to experience Columbia Sand Key and they were thrilled with the entire evening. The table side prep of the Sangria and 1905 salads was entertaining, and our meals were delicious. The best part was our server, Izzy, had great suggestions and kept a watchful eye on us without interrupting our conversations. This is an excellent place for any occasion and never disappoints.
Delicious food and delightful service!
Excellent food and atmosphere! Wish there was a Columbia in Nashville!
Food, service and atmosphere were perfect until a large party came in at bout 7:00 P.M. They were so loud we could not carry on a conversation at our table. Columbia needs to figure out a way to have a party room so other customers can enjoy their meals.
Food was great. Recommend you get the Columbia Salad.
My wife’s Mahi Cubans was over cooked and dry. I had a very good grilled Mahi. The 1905 salad was very good. The Shrimp and Crabmeat Alcachofas had only a few tiny shrimp and was mostly bread. Worth another visit.
Simply put - everything and everyone was absolutely amazing!!
Great view, service, drink and food.....Tori was awesome!
The food was delicious and so was the Sangria. Service by waitress was excellent. The decor was very nice and the water view was great. I will definitely go back.
Great food and great location. Right on the water.
Love this restaurant
We booked here last minute for a date night after hearing the place we had booked wasn't so good.....what a fantastic last minute choice. Beautiful restaurant...beautiful location.. fantastic food & staff. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough......thanks Colombian!! Until next time in 2021
Every good review and recommendation you hear or read about this place is true. From the moment we were seated, we knew we were in for a great time and a great meal. Pitchers of sangria are made right at your table; food is served expeditiously, and orders were all correct; and the taste of all the food and drinks was perfect, starting with the bread, on through the tapas, the main meals and the dessert. (Tip: the bread pudding really will feed two or three. Don't even try to eat it by yourself.) Everything is just done right.
Always an incredible experience.
Great food, service and ambience.
Great food and service every time we’ve dined at the Columbia... One of our all time favorite restaurants!!
Wonderful restaurant offering authentic delicious fresh food. Service was attentive and impeccable. Menu had so many selections we need to return again soon!! Do not miss the table-side Sangria or Mojitos yum!!
Mariaha was our server. One person in our group tends to be very selective and it's not easy
to please them. Mariaha asked some specific questions then made a suggestion to which our
friend was delighted!! All but one ordered a fish entre'. Our meals were piping hot
when we got them and delicious...we all needed to go boxes!!
Wonderful waiter, Alex, was very attentive and knew the menu. Outside dining was nice. Food was excellent!
Perfect place to meet with family and friends!
A friend had recommended this restaurant as a must visit on my trip to Clearwater. After a rushed greeting our server rapid fire explained the Sangria and Mojitos (made at the table), and asked which we wanted to start with. We needed a few minutes as a table to talk about what we wanted to start with so we asked for water, we were then presented with more options, sparkling flat, or bottled. I asked for just flat and she said "bottled then?" so I just said yes. Just felt very rushed. Bottled water was $6.00. It felt like a huge sales job.
The rest of the meal I felt like the server was trying to be nice and helpful but was rushed. It was busy, but there were also a LOT of people working so I felt like either she wasn't getting the help she needed or was just disorganized. Soup bowls from our appetizer stayed on the table the whole meal, plates were left long after we finished. Everything took a really long time. In the end the food was good, but the experience was underwhelming.
This is a place that has been around for a long time, I am hoping we just caught them on a bad night and it's indicative of their overall performance.
We usually have excellent service and our meals are always delicious. ...However, our waitress was hard to find and the service was not as great as usual. The salad is always great, the Pollo Asido chicken was not up to par. We wanted to tell Izzy our waitress however, she was no where to be found. We were somewhat disappointed that evening.
Great time but the birds were a bit much! The sangria was so delicious. Waitress took great care of us!
Very attentive service, but food was just average.
Food and waitress were great. It was our 10th Anniversary. First half was nice then a party of 30 or so was sat next to us and we couldn’t hardly hear each other.
Food took a long time considering it was Tuesday night. We had to wave down another sever to request bread.
The manager came and interrupted our conversation to make sure everything was ok.
Then when they decided it was time for people to leave they flickered the lights to let us know. We didn’t want to be there that late it took that long because of slow service.
The wait staff taking care of us was very nice and food delicious but I was not impressed with my 3 hour dinner experience overall.
The restaurant wasn't busy so we were quite pleased with speed and service.
It’s always an experience. The worse part of the Columbia is making a decision of what to order. Do you order one of your favorites or try something else? Then you have a new favorite!
Very good food. Amazing tapas and atmosphere outside.
The service from Derek was exceptional we decided to move from inside seating outside Seating and they were very accommodating I would recommend a place and can’t wait to return for my next visit
Ordered the 1905 salad and the white sangria for the table. Our out of town family loves it!!! Made a great impression and we were on the water.
Service was great but food was average at best. The beef we had was dry, the mussels had so manu tomatoes in the broth you could barely find the chorizo. Sangria was good and liked that they made it tableside so you knew what was going in to it. Probably would not go back if in the area again.
Amazing experience! Delicious food and drink! Beautiful decor and impeccable service! Can not wait to go back!
Love everything about this restaurant, it's a special place.
Had dinner at this location one night since my parent’s were in town staying at the Marriott Resort Hotel right next door. Our waiter was fantastic and the food was exquisite. We sat on the outdoor patio that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and took in the beautiful view and sunset. We definitely, enjoyed our family dinner.
Everything was perfect.
Had a birthday party there today for daughter and they made it lovely!! Great food and super wait staff.
Service is excellent, staff is friendly. Food was very good, however would not recommend the New York strip though - extremely tough, hard to eat and not worth the price.