Columbia Restaurant - SandKey
As usual we had a great meal and a wonderful time.
We wanted to enjoy this place. It was not a pleasant experience for us although the venue is impressive! We turned back an appetizer and the main course was meh! Meager portions for the price point. Seafood was overcooked and was tough and tasted off.
Always great food! The 1905 with shrimp, a bowl of black bean soup, and La completa cubana for lunch the next day.... yum! Oh, and the sangria is really good!
Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, great service from everyone especially our server Michael. Definitely a must go!
Boyfriend’s birthday dinner celebration
When a restaurant gets to as long established as this one, and in such a tourist destination they can go a couple of ways. This one is clearly superior in its own mind to any other that you've eaten in that you opinion of their food doesn't matter, the next set of guests have just booked a table.
Tapas were actually good, but the server was clueless, what is Jerez? I guess that didn't make it to Cuba, but they did have dishes cooked in it. They had no idea about the wine list, just made an attempt to upsell the featured bottles.
The paella was a disaster, way overcooked rice and chicken with a small scattering of seafood and a lot of peas. When this was brought to the manager's (Tony??) attention he was dismissive, that was the way they do paella, one guest had eaten theirs, the lady was therefore wrong. Way to go, insult the guests, because your antique restaurant clearly knows better.
In short try the tapas, and leave.
We celebrated our grandson's 17 th Birthday here. Everything was perfect & our waitress was incredible!!! We highly recommend this restaurant!!
Always a wonderful meal. One
Of my favorite restaurants
Wonderful food experience complimented with service
We had the 1905 salad and pollo manchego which were both outstanding. Our server was Lauren and she was a delight.
We are locals and always enjoy taking our visitors to Columbia...close to Island Estates, food and ambiance are great and personnel are very kind and knowledgeable.
Really enjoyed our visit to Columbia Sand Key. The food was incredible and our waiter was top notch.
Everyone in our party was extremely satisfied with their entrees. We enjoyed the ambiance of the place but it was very crowded and the noise level was a bit high , but understandable due to the amount of people in the restaurant. The portions were very nice and each plate came out with a great presentation. I am looking forward to dining here again soon and would highly recommend the Columbia for any special occasion.
Luis our waiter was fantastic! Helped us with our decisions, gave us history, and didn’t rush us even though it was a very busy Saturday night! We will be back!
Great as always. Love the restaurant!
This was a Birthday surprise and it all came together beautifully. Reservations were made in advance, Food was excellent, service was excellent, perfect surprise lunch.
This was a birthday celebration, and we were fortunate enough to be seated on the upper deck, in a perfect location, table 121. Our server was really attentive, and made our meal a great experience.
We have been dining at this location for the last six years to celebrate various occasions, and have always had a great experience.
Perfect place with a wonderful view
All was good, and all members of my group enjoyed the view and the food.
Overall good experience. Our server got one of the entre orders wrong. We had to wait a bit to get the entre again. He handled it really well. Would visit again!
There's a reason Columbia Restaurant has been around so long. The food is on another level and the service is impressive. The restaurant is ornate and the views of the water add a nice touch. I always look forward to visiting Columbia!
This is the second Thanksgiving dinner we had here and it was incredible. They have a special turkey dinner with all the trimmings and it includes desert! No cooking or clean up. Definitely be back.
Such a great experience, the food was outstanding and view was even better.
Thanksgiving dinner with our kids. It was fantastic and an excellent value. Will go again for holiday meals.
We had Thanksgiving dinner here with friends from out of town. Everything was great! The food,the venue ,and the service. Maria was our server,she was spectacular. We could not have been happier with our experience!
I’ve been to the Columbia Restaurant several times; however, this was my first trip to the Sand Key location. We had Thanksgiving Day reservations, arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away. Since it was such a beautiful day, we chose to eat out on the covered patio. Everything was spectacular. All of the staff was on point. The 1905 Salad is still my favorite go-to. The Ybor City crab coquettes were delish and all of our meals were plentiful and tasty. We even finished strong with bread pudding, pumpkin pie, flan and key lime pie all around. This may be my new favorite location.
We enjoyed the food and atmosphere! Special place to eat. Would highly recommend.
Great waiter Juan. Fantastic view. Great food as always. Stuffed salmon and blueberry rum cheesecake are amazing!
Great food great service= great evening
Always wonderful food and service. Beautiful water view
Amazing. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Food was amazing!!!
This was a fine dining experience. The food is outstanding, the service very personal and efficient the staff extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It's definitely a place I would go back to for a special occasion
I have never been disappointed any time I have eaten there..... The food is excellent worth every penny
Always consistent great food & service. Server Lauren was excellent
Good food and service. A bit noisy and pricey but still a very good restaurant.
Outstanding as always. Great place to celebrate a special occasion
The food is incredible. The view and ambience while dining is beautiful!
You will never be disappointed at the Columbia. Great to take friends who have never been there.
Everything was wonderful as usual. Moriah was a great server. Very attentive and friendly!
We met out of town friends for lunch. They loved the view, as well as the food. The service was very good and attentive.