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Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine

4.6
4.6
10847 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Family-owned and operated for more than 116 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine.

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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 154 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner Daily Lunch: Monday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dinner: Monday – Sunday 4:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Phone number

    (904) 824-3341

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    From groups of 10-72 we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor private dining areas to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner, celebration of life or wedding reception.

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (833) 441-1520

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Parking details

    Free Parking while dining at The Columbia in the parking lot on Spanish Street adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city, and home to the Columbia Restaurant of St. Augustine, located in the heart of the historic district on St. George Street, surrounded by shops and attractions. The Columbia is located within walking distance of several historic landmarks including Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (the oldest masonry fort in the United States), the Spanish Quarter, Flagler College, and Casa Monica. There are many museums to see, including the Museum of Weapons and Early American History and the Old Florida Museum.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 10,847 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Most Booked

  • St. Augustine

    Best Overall

  • St. Augustine

    Best Food

  • St. Augustine

    Best Ambiance

  • St. Augustine

    Best Value

  • St. Augustine

    Fit for Foodies

  • St. Augustine

    Neighborhood Gem

  • St. Augustine

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Augustine

    Special Occasion

  • St. Augustine

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • St. Augustine

    Most Booked

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  1. CM

    ChuckM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Reservation made for 7:30 PM thru Open Table. Seated 20 minutes late. Probably because of being short staffed. Sarah was our server and was excellent! Food was very good!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service, and experience!
  3. OC

    OlinC

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Carrots were good…green beans were “tough”, no flavor (6-27-2022)…pompano fish didn’t taste fresh. Good waitress…entrees were slow in arriving. This was the first time dining at Columbia Restaurant that we ever had a negative experience.🙃
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Reservation was at 7 and we were not seated until 7:20. We were sat in the indoor patio area. Certainly not the cloth tablecloth that you see in photos. Waitress was kind and worked but it was in the weeds.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Crowded, understaffed. Food arrived lukewarm. Drinks showed up with dinner rather than before appetizer.
  6. KR

    KellyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, we enjoyed a very special family get together, with the cuisine, the service, the atmosphere all Primo! Enjoyed several choices from the lunch menu (available before 4:00) Piccadillo, Pollo Salteado, the Combo, & the Cuban Sandwich... And don't forget the 1905 salad! Finally, the flan was so rich and creamy, truly a cut above, & enough to share. Parking complimentary at corner of Cuna St and Spanish St. Enjoy!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great time of day late afternoon.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a pleasant experience. Thank you
  9. JR

    JenniferR

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great except we were seated at a table that had been set but never wiped off. Water from glasses was still on the table as well as crumbs from the bread. Other than that it was fabulous.
  10. Q

    Qualitydiner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good experience in an authentic Cuban-American setting
  11. CV

    CarlosV

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Eat with a Dog looking at me! no a good experience, but the services and the food was excellent. This was me 2 time. Thanks
  12. TB

    TeriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the staff attentive. My friend and I were very happy to have chosen to eat here.
  13. JW

    JackWoods

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Too salty of my dish. Though having the reservation still waited for too long.
  14. SL

    SusanL

    Naples

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    There was a long line of people checking in at 11:00 and the hostess did a poor job of checking in people who had not been standing in the line. The food was extremely slow coming out and the Spanish soup was undercooked and greasy. Not at all our typical meal there. Our server was wonderful!
  15. RO

    ROBERTM

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was on point as usual. Attention to detail is everything there.
  16. JW

    JordanW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambiance was great and the food was good! The server was friendly, but didn’t refill our waters or check on us very often. It was our anniversary, also the table next to ours anniversary. We made it know it was our anniversary in the reservation notes. The table next to us received a desert with candles, we did not. I would try it again, but didn’t feel super valued as a customer, that’s why I didn’t give 5 stars.
  17. MJ

    MaryJ

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took friends from out of state. They loved it! Great food (shared several Tapas dishes and 1905 salad), great service, and great Mojitos. It was the highlight eating experience of their 4 day trip. I loved it too!
  18. JN

    JoshN

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We always come here while in town. Never a disappointment.
  19. MS

    MaeleeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious! A little pricey but definitely worth it for the amount and the amazing quality of the food.
  20. JD

    JennyD

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We were there for almost 3 hours. Service was extremely slow.
  21. DM

    DylanM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Great staff and wonderful food. Definitely visiting again if we are in the area.
  22. r

    roberts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding restaurant with a wide variety of culinary delights on the menu. A little pricey but well worth the price.
  23. BP

    BillP

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fantastic, worked hard to meet our needs, food was great, and we loved being seated upstairs in the foyer. Great dining experience!!
  24. t

    tiffanyj

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooo good- excellent food, excellent service, beautiful restaurant….1905 salad is a must and both the my strip and the pompano were absolutely delicious
  25. CE

    CEDLy

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food like always. Go regularly for lunch/dinner.
  26. GD

    GermolfromDeercreekatJAX

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food , it was full, maybe that explains the noise level.
  27. NB

    NickB

    Orlando

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ana provided outstanding service and the food was delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience. Service and food were above expectations.
  29. IL

    ILoveFood

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I love the Columbia and was so excited to visit during our vacation. Food was great but the service was beyond slow. Our salad and gazpacho showed up after our entrees. I’m a person that is all about the overall experience and really just love this restaurant for the salad. For the salad and gazpacho to show up after our entrees really ruined the dinner.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a large group and we’re happily seated promptly. The service and food were both exceptional. Gina had great suggestions and dealt with our myriad requests promptly and with a fun spirit. Her flare in table side preparation of some items and her kindness added to the great food. Just what we needed as we took a final evening out before finishing up a fun beach vacation
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Columbia is a favorite restaurant of mine. Unfortunately service was extremely slow this visit. After being seated it took 26 minutes to receive water. I know there are many restaurants that are currently short staffed but both tables on either side of us were being served throughout this wait by server. The food remains fantastic! Just an off night with service.
  32. m

    marcd

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    food undercooked. yellow rice was white rice. forgot the azafran spice. very disappointed in food preperation
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so happy and sweet. Wonderful birthday celebration for my husband! Highly recommend Columbia!
  34. MS

    MSD111

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The Salad was good. The Food was bland. I would not recommend.
  35. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Their signature salad prepared at table was outstanding! Ingredients fresh as fresh can be. Meal was excellent
  36. P

    Peachtree

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Columbia Restaurant and it was a delightful experience from the moment we sat down until we took our last bite of our delicious meals. Our waitress was superb! We will definitely be back! P & W
  37. DL

    DanL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    All of the Tapas were outstanding! The entrees were just ok. Great service. If I went back, I would get the 1905 salad, a pitcher of sangria and a bunch of tapas.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Ernesto was superb.
  39. SE

    SuzanE

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Columbia is old style class from the moment you are escorted to your table to when the server shows up smiling and introduces herself and all the way through dinner and desert. Very relaxing atmosphere and was not made to feel rushed at all.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was excellent.. fast service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 824-3341.

Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine is rated 4.6 stars by 10847 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 154 times today
Google Map for Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine

98 St. George Street St. Augustine, FL 32084

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner Daily Lunch: Monday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dinner: Monday – Sunday 4:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking while dining at The Columbia in the parking lot on Spanish Street adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city, and home to the Columbia Restaurant of St. Augustine, located in the heart of the historic district on St. George Street, surrounded by shops and attractions. The Columbia is located within walking distance of several historic landmarks including Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (the oldest masonry fort in the United States), the Spanish Quarter, Flagler College, and Casa Monica. There are many museums to see, including the Museum of Weapons and Early American History and the Old Florida Museum.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (904) 824-3341

  • Private party facilities

    From groups of 10-72 we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor private dining areas to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner, celebration of life or wedding reception.

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (833) 441-1520

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