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Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine

4.4
5114 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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Family-owned and operated for more than 112 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.

Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Cuban
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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.
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Phone number
(904) 824-3341
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ariel Berrios
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Private party facilities
From groups of 10-200 we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor private dining areas to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor courtyards, 3 fountains, and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.
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Private party contact
John Pedaggi: (904) 824-3341
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Free Parking while dining at The Columbia in the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Open 365-days a year, including all holidays for lunch and dinner daily.

Although online reservations may not be available, we are still taking reservations through the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Take your Valentine to Spain! Regular menu available along with special features.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 5114 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

Service was exceptionally slow and food was cold and bland.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

The Columbia is a must visit. It is historic and the food is fantastic. The whole restaurant is beautiful and can't be missed.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

The service was very slow, the meal too 1 hour and 20 mins to complete. Waiter spent 10 mins at a time talking to other tables.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
2.0
Dined 4 days ago

Service was terrible. Waited bout 8 -10 mins just to be greeted. Was there for 2 full hours just for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined 5 days ago

Sat for 20 minutes before even being greeted. Food ok.

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LTinFL (Jacksonville)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food is delicious. The restaurant is beautiful. The service is slow. It took almost 15 minutes just to get drinks. The waiter was very busy between tables and had a large group in addition to several smaller tables around us. Make sure you allot lots of time for your meal, and enjoy the beauty of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 17, 2018

We had a rare date night and just love Columbia. The staff is always knowledgeable and proficient in their service making the dining experience enjoyable. The food is always exceptionally good and the sangria is just amazing! We save this restaurant for our special dining occasions and we have not been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food and sangria as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

Really wanted to like this place. Cool ambiance. House salad was quite good. Then it went downhill. Mains and drinks took forever. Server appeared inordinately distracted with other tables. To the point when seafood mains were delivered they were cold. Refused them. Manager offered to comp so that’s where we ended our meal.

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Twentyfiveyears (New England)
3.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

The food was wonderful, but unfortunately the restaurant fell short on providing any special extra loving care for where we chose to celebrate our milestone 25th Anniversary! We traveled from out of town and made reservations a month ahead of time, requesting a quiet romantic table and instead were seated in the bar area. No mention after that was ever made about our very special day, even though my husband made a POINT to advise the staff of the occasion. Honestly, they made a bigger fuss last year at a common chain restaurant in our area. :-(

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