Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine
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 tableside 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 in our courtyard or Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains.
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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- 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
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Columbia never disappoints! We have learned to make a reservation the day before and we are always able to get in and have great service. This past time was incredible! The 1905 Salad is to die for, along with the Lobster stuffed Cannelloni and Cuban Sandwich. The servers are very attentive, kind and make the whole experience a pleasure. This will continue to be our go to while in town! Thank you!
Awesome ambience and food. Reservations offered which was convenient, no wait
I had my favorite lunch, Black Bean Cakes, 1905 Salad, break and a Mango Tango drink. We enjoy the wonderful Columbia decore.
Staff made sure our food allergies were followed and we had a delicious safe dinner.
We were a group of 11 and we all had a wonderful time. The service was great and attentive. The food was excellent, the best cuban sandwich I've ever had, and the margaritas were amazing!
Always top notch place to impress people when they come to visit. Great again, thanks.
They think I'm great for taking them here.
Had Open Table res for 6:30 that we weren't able to keep - I called - could only get 8:15 to replace. Arrived early to check - not the friendliest hostess' - very curt and sorry can't do anything. 8:15 got here - not seated yet - acted like they were doing us a favor with finding us a table at 8:25!! So, SO many empty tables - WHY??
Food was good but what with the table situation, the luster was off the evening. Bonnie our waitress was great - one saving grace!!
Great atmosphere, chief salad needs improvement but overall very satisfied with the experience. Will come again.
We love it there
Excellent food, good service. The wait staff even sang Feliz Cumpleaños to our friend. M
Food was different from most local restaurants. Well prepared and very tasty.
Recommended to us by a friend. Wonderful service wonderful food
Lunch menu included dinner entrees that were not very well prepared. My wife ordered yellow rice and chicken (white meat) and the server brought her leg and thigh and said there was no white meat available. I think they could have informed her of the change in advance and given another choice. The manager took her order off the check but her lunch was unsatisfactory. and the food prep was poor.
We travel to the Columbia with our guests and have have go od food and service in the past, but this was a terrible experience and will not be back.
Best Cuban style restaurant ever always make it a stop when we're in St Augustine
This was my grandfathers favorite restaurant and it was a treat to return on my trip. I very much enjoyed it.
We are very easy going diners but this service was horrible from start to finish. Not to mention they forgot my food and no one even came over to address it. They just brought it at the end of the rest of my families meals. Worst meal we have had in quite some time. Will not return.
We were a little disappointed as we had heard the food was amazing. I lived in south Florida for 20 years and often visited local Cuban/Columbia restaurants so I was disappointed as the food was mediocre compared to what time is used to.
Bachelorette party lunch
Delicious food and fantastic service! Our party had a gluten allergy and the staff and kitchen were readily available to meet our needs!
First of all this is a tourist trap at best. The side dining room behind the hostess stand is the loudest room I have ever dined in. My ears are still ringing !!!! The “Littlest Colombian” checking on your meal and service was more interested in making excuses. The food was exceptionally average. Not worth a second chance.
For the price of the food it wasn't what I expected 2 of the 4 in our party said they wouldn't go back.
Absolutely lovely setting. The ambiance is perfect, it was clean and very well appointed. The service was excellent- the meal was slow in coming though. If it had been awesome that would have been fine. Two people had the roasted pork- both were dry and their plantains were served five minutes into dinner. My Mahi Mahi was chewy and not a good piece. My mother-in-law ordered a Chopped salad. In the past it had been a regular salad with lots of veggies. This was a huge plate of chopped tomatoes. Although tasty not what was expected.
Just disappointing as far as food.
My wife and I loved our Cuban sandwich and their 1905 famous salad. The staff was AMAZING!!!
Great Cuban food! Sangria is the best! We stop here everytime we vacation!
Had heard so many good things about this place from locales. The service and decor was excellent. The Cuban Sampler was so, so. The grilled grouper seemed previously frozen (not sure) but definitely cooked until dry and ruined. The fresh seasonal vegetables had sat in a steam tray too long and were mushy. Great mojito.
Our server was great. Oliver. Wife had the cannelloni logosta. Bit too much sauce. I had the paella Valenciana. Very good. Price on the moderate side. Overall very good.
They are not the restaurant they were a couple of years ago. The last two times that my wife and I have eaten here the service has been slow and inattentive. Today the food very average. Ordered Grouper dry side/ lite garlic... came out blackened. Certainly did not send back after waiting for 45 minutes! "Not the Special Place" that it used to be. Definitely not worth an $80 lunch. Have no interest in returning. Appears that they have turned this into just another tourist destination. Kudos go to Danielle the manager who finally got us taken care of! Really sad that they have changed so much!
Great experience! The food was fantastic. The mules were amazing!
We were looking forward to eating here but were a bit disappointed.The food was average, we eat cuban food often, always trying new places as well as my MIL'S homemade cuban food as she is from Cuba. Columbia restaurant was not the best, just average. We were looking forward to trying the flan which was on the menu but didn't get a chance to order since as soon as we were done with our food the waiter brought us our check as he started taking away dinner plates before we could even ask for flan.
Perfect Dinner Date!!!💕
Delicious. Waiter was ok... but not as much personality as some we overheard. Still it was pleasant.
We've eaten another Columbia House - Sarasota (3 or 4 times) - which is why we wanted to try this one.
The experience was just as EXCELLENT! ! ! The ambiance at St.Augustine MIGHT have been SLIGHTLY better (A few less people due to the pandemic??) Looking forward to returning to Columbia House asap......
Service is always phenomenal. Food is just as phenomenal.
Famous and so busy. Not the restaurants fault. Would go back.
Loved our dinner at Columbia. The sangria was delicious and Juan was so helpful with helping us understand the menu. Enjoyed the beautiful decor and this jewel in the middle of this historic city.
Beautiful ambiance, the food was delicious, especially the unique salad. The homemade bread so fresh.
The waitress was lovely and attentive. The paella was disappointing for the price. It had only 2 shrimp, 2 mussels, one of which was bad, and a few miniscule calamari. Also, the dish was very salty. The chicken and yellow rice Ybor, had no green peppers, onions or tomatoes. The Cakes de Cangrejo were tasty but too, a little on the salty side. The white sangria was delicious and so was the bread and the black bean soup. I would recommend the restaurant for the atmosphere and maybe choose different entrees.
Danika was an excellent server and the food was fantastic as always!
Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine is rated 4.5 stars by 9197 OpenTable diners.
Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine 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.