Columbia Restaurant - Sarasota
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 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 on our patio, or inside our 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Grilled choice center-cut tenderloin. Served with fresh vegetables and yellow rice or potato.
Fresh one half bone-in chicken, marinated in garlic, oregano and olive oil baked in its juices. Served with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables.
The best restaurant in Florida, as far as I'm concerned. Been a fan for more than 30 years.
Good value and safe environment.. we ate outside.
Love love love this place ! Awesome food and sangria !
Service was good, food was fresh and tasty, all around good experience!
The 1905 salad was fantastic, however the mojito was not as good as i remembered
This is one of my favorite restaurants, but for the second time have had a very bad customer service experience. We made a reservation and had to wait 15-20 minutes. There were 4 of us and the table was clearly for 2. It was not only uncomfortable with so many plates (bread and silverware fell off), but one of the service folks (not our main waiter), dropped serious attitude when we asked him to please remove some plates prior to dropping of our main dishes. It was not up to Columbia's standards of service and unfortunately it put a damper on a special event--my Mom's birthday. All that said, the food was terrific.
The food is always wonderful
Our waiter was great!
The only complaint is I had an Open Table gift card and the restaurant would not accept it
Loved the 1905 martini and the 1905 salad. Both were amazing. We had dinner there and then went back the next day for lunch!
Lovely surprise to have a great meal in a beautiful setting.
Met friends here for dinner. The social distancing was well done. Good food.... good service.
Great service, great atmosphere and a great meal. Table and chairs were thoroughly cleaned, mask policy in place and felt very safe eating here. Had a few appetizers and share the paella for dinner. Was wonderful experience and highly recommended.
Excelente restaurant. Buena comida, ambiente y excelente personal.
Always a favorite in Sarasota.
Excellent food, location, and service. We always stop here on our way down to Naples from Michigan.
I have been to Columbia in Tampa and now in St Armands and neither disappointed. There food is phenomenal. Bobbi gave us AWESOME service and we were very satisfied.
Worst service we’ve ever had there. The waiter couldn’t be concerned to introduce himself, let alone be kind. Basically tossed meals on the table and walked away; never checked to see if we needed anything. One meal arrived incorrect. Never received water refills. If this was our first visit to the restaurant, we wouldn’t return.
Great place to eat for the whole family. We loved all of the food we ordered.
The food, service and appearance of the restaurant were exceptional. A little on the pricey side, but none the less my large party had a great time and a phenomenal meal.
We very much enjoy our dining experience tonight. The food and service was excellent and we will be returning soon.
Could not have asked for a better experience. I come in to Sarasota a couple times per year and the Columbia is a must for at least one of my dinners. The service couldn't be better and we even had the opportunity to meet the manager which was a treat. The food was delicious and of course the famous Columbia salad was fabulous. It will continue to be a must when I come to Sarasota.
Always a pleasure favorite place to eat on the circle
Long time family favorite restaurant! Always excellent service. Love the 1905 salad (more like a meal). The black bean soup is a must. Great, bustling atmosphere and dining room open to outside weather permitting. Definitely worth a trip.
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Awesome open air dining! I would definitely go back!
Always amazing. Thank you for wonderful service and dinner.
I’m sorry my son threw rice on your floor ;-(
Wonderful dinner, service was just short of excellent. Food was very good.
Columbia is a definite visit if nearby or in Sarasota. The food is excellent and the dinner bread. Wow!
Columbia was recommended to us and was definitely worth the visit. The food was excellent and the dinner bread outstanding. While the hostess was a bit abrupt, the waitress was outstanding. Will definitely pass this recommendation on!
This restaurant is always a fun place to go with great food and ambience. We each had the lunch special of 1/2 cuban sandwich and 1/2 1907 salad. So fresh and tasty. Definitely will go back.
Delicious food especially the 1905 salad..great service from jj too.
As always, the food was delicious. Our server, Jessica, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the food, especially several specials. Based on her advice, we tried a special that we probably would not have ordered and are grateful we took her advice. It was phenomenal.
I have eaten here many time and do enjoy it. I made a reservation this time which made it much easier. I do wish they would give walk-ins a phone call when their table is ready. I think this would help eliminating all the people standing by the doorway and the walkways waiting for a seat. I think it would be more enjoyable when your seated outside eating not to have people looking at you hoping you finish so they can have your seat, lol. Food & service is always great!
Even though traffic made us a little late to our reservation we were seated promptly
and well taken care of. The service and food was very good.
Excellent service and the food is always great. You can’t beat the Columbia for consistency.
Anniversary night out. Great food, atmosphere, and service.
Amazing flavors. Great service. Large portions. Lots of options. Prices were normal
Loved my lunch! From the warm bread to the salad and bread pudding dessert!!
Columbia Restaurant - Sarasota offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 388-3987.
Columbia Restaurant - Sarasota is rated 4.5 stars by 4855 OpenTable diners.
Columbia Restaurant - Sarasota does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mgd.mercury-gift.com/columbiarestaurant.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.