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Old City House

4.7
4.7
1394 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
features creative cuisine, spiced with variety, in a casually elegant dining atmosphere. Located in a beautifully restored 19th century building, the Old City House offers it’s guests the chance to experience a personal selection of world cuisine in a Mediterranean atmosphere. Only the finest ingredients are used and all entrees are prepared to order featuring fresh seafood, pasta, beef, lamb, and pork. The intimate and charming dining room is conducive to a relaxed, comfortable meal which is served by a knowledgeable and professional wait staff.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tuesday -Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm; Sunday 11:30-2:00 Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Sunday 4:30-8:00

  • Phone number

    (904) 826-0113

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Juan : (904) 826-0113

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Cross street

    king st. & Cordova st.

  • Parking details

    Public parking by the lightner museum free daily after 5:00 pm

  • Public transit

    Flagler College, front of Lightner Museum home of Alcazar Hotel<br />next to Casa Monica Hotel Side of St. George st. two minutes from Lincolnville

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

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What 1,394 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Romantic

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Contemporary American

  • St. Augustine

    Best Overall

  • St. Augustine

    Best Food

  • St. Augustine

    Best Service

  • St. Augustine

    Best Ambiance

  • St. Augustine

    Best Value

  • St. Augustine

    Fit for Foodies

  • St. Augustine

    Neighborhood Gem

  • St. Augustine

    Romantic

  • St. Augustine

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  1. MG

    MachelleG

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I had salmon topped with shrimp, roasted potatoes, and asparagus. My husband started with a cup of she-crab bisque, then had the fish special-blackened snapper, risotto with bacon and corn, and asparagus. We shared chocolate crème brûlée for dessert. Everything was outstanding! We should have taken photos.
  2. RD

    RitzDiningguru

    Wilmington

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with great service
  3. N

    Noah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    We went last year and sat outside under the beautiful lights and had fantastic food with excellent service this was our favorite restaurant despite being the most expensive. This year the patio was closed the wait staff offered little insight into the menu, the appetizers were limited and the food was much smaller portioned. Overall for a $200 meal this went from being out #1 choice in 2021 to last place in 2022.
  4. BM

    BarbaraM

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We came to celebrate our anniversary. Dianna was our waitress and she was very attentive and sweet. I had the chicken dish it was good but risotto was very dry. My husband had the Snapper Special. It was so incredibly small and the rest of the plate was covered with mashed potatoes. Basically $50 for mashed potatoes. Also a couple came in with a dog. Dog was all over seat and sniffing at table. Someone must have told them to put dog on floor. The dog did not have any vest on saying it was any type of service animal. My husband is allergic to animals, so it was upsetting. An employee said they didn't open outside area so OK for dog to come inside. I understand times are hard on restaurants but dogs shouldn't be allowed inside. Also most upscale restaurants don't serve large portions, but the snapper my husband had was probably only 3 ounces . After all the great reviews, our experience was disappointing.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Old City House- our server, Robin, was attentive and kind. My husband’s allergy was well-received and attended to quietly and helpfully. We loved the atmosphere, although it was a little warm (but it was a really hot day in Florida, so…). The food was outstanding and presented beautifully- every dish I saw made me gasp. Maybe a little pricey for everyday, but a perfect date night or special occasion place.
  6. PF

    PatF

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly place with a nice, quiet atmosphere. Our food was delicious, and nicely presented. We had a flounder dish., ceviche appetizer and a sorbet. Perfect!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service. Only down side is the parking situation but we got lucky and found a spot.
  8. KW

    KatieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. We always make a point to eat here while visiting St. Augustine.
  9. S

    Sea7breeze

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old City House is our local go to for consistently fabulous meals and service.
  10. c

    christopherm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great old world charm and the food was awesome Staff was wonderful
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old city house has always been Outstanding… But they’ve taken it to a whole new level Everything was perfect! My tenderloin was cooked to perfection complemented with amazing potato au gratin and asparagus… The swordfish melted in your mouth! Tender and flaky and cooked just right with amazing light flavor Beautiful wine selection 🥰 We had The beet and goat cheese salad and the shrimp and scallop ceviche which was not only gorgeous but gorgeous tasting! Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ One of the best values in the city!
  12. JK

    JackK

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robin, our waitress, was very accommodating. It was our anniversary and she made every thing special. Including taking our picture because we didn't have our cameras.
  13. M

    Michele

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked the reservation for the outdoor courtyard because we thought we were bringing our dog. We changed our mind about bringing him but glad we still went outside. It was lovely. Food was delicious and our server was helpful and friendly. It was a wonderful evening.
  14. RL

    RichL

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day. Things are getting pricey everywhere . Always great experience here. Been going for 35 years , even when we lived far away and only visited st Aug . Now we live in town and can walk to Old City House ! Thx for so many great meals !
  15. P

    Peggy

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very attentive &amp; nice &amp; the food was delicious.
  16. MA

    MgtA

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Highly recommend you have dinner there.
  17. LP

    LoriP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to celebrate a special occasion. We were there for our 25th anniversary. Food was exceptional and plated like works of art. Fine dining in a quaint environment.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Went back to get the delicious filet we got the first time. For our surprise was not as good. Desserts were not good at all and extremely pricey. Service as always was excellent!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary in Old City House on the 8th. We arrived a bit early but we were seated to our table right away. We ordered seared ahi tuna for appetizer and the serving is enough for two persons to share. My husband ordered the osso buco and I ordered the rack of lamb both entrees were generously portioned, beautifully plated and delicious. We shared had an order of pecan pie with ice cream for dessert. The dessert is really for one person but having finished our entrees, the pecan pie is just right size. The meal is a little pricey but with the quality of food and ambience of the place is worth it. We’d gladly come back when we have another special occasion.
  20. JB

    JohnB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Limited menu and no crab cocktail but they had crab cakes and stuffed crab cake flounder? Stuffed crab cake flounder was good but definately not worth $50. 2 makers mark old fashions were decent but not worth $30. Mouse deserts were average.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6/7/22. We fully enjoyed our evening there. My husband and I went to beautiful St Augustine for a few days and the Old City House was recommended to us. Well it did not disappoint us. I found it to be quaint. The service was impeccable not to mention the food. To make the evening more special we started chatting to the couple next to us and now we have new friends. I highly recommend this place as a must go to.
  22. SL

    StacyL

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Agree with other posters. Food should be good based on the menu but it’s actually mediocre. It’s loud. Staff slow and inept. The wine list begs for them to invest in real wine glasses worthy of the selections. Slowwwwww service. Overall, adorable location super disappointed in the experience . I’m sure it’s great if you don’t have a lot to gauge your dining experience of truly great service and exquisite food . Save your money.
  23. GA

    GeorgeA

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and decor superb! Delightful dinner!
  24. RM

    RandallM

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. We where celebrating our 41st anniversary. Other guests were also celebrating their anniversary’s, which we all got to know and have wonderful conversations with. Will definitely be returning and highly recommended.
  25. D

    Dinka

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very quiet place. Not too many appetizer or salad options. The beef filet was excellent. However, when ordering a $44 steak I would prefer to enjoy my red wine from a proper thin-walled glass, not a cheap thick glass.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bad service and staff is rude
  27. F

    Foodie45

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! The food and service at this restaurant exceeded our expectations! The rear patio area was the perfect ambiance for a date night…running fountain, soft music, and a gentle breeze. Jorge was a terrific server and the food was fresh &amp; flavorful with a fabulous presentation. I would absolutely come back and highly recommend this charming inn!
  28. C

    Connie

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Met up with some friends and searched for a place to eat that had reservations. We were lucky and found 1 open and we booked it. Had the Mahi special/grilled. Food was amazing. However they had a severe nat problem and we were waiving our hands around every few minutes.
  29. RO

    ROMAC2

    Charleston

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Spent a wonderful evening here for our anniversary. The food was nicely prepared and the service was fabulous. Our waiter, Adam, was very funny and attentive. We love going here for dinner whenever we are in St Augustine.
  30. L

    Lmu8523

    Jacksonville

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family here from out of town. Food was wonderful and our server was outstanding!
  31. TO

    TONI

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant the service was Fantastic Thank you Peggie. Food was Delicious we had escargo lamb chops The veal meat loaf the tenderloin. The drinks were great . I am looking forward to going back I give this restaurant a 10 if I could go higher I would.
  32. PM

    PaulM

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice local restaurant with excellent menu and food. Recommended.
  33. ND

    NDOl

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Classic tourist restaurant. The food was mediocre at best and over priced. The only positive was the delicious dessert. Service from Esteban was very good. The restaurant decor was ok. Overall just an ok place that I won’t be returning to.
  34. C

    Caren

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Mack, our waiter, added to our fine dining experience.
  35. JK

    JohnK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Intimate atmosphere and ambiance. Would go there sgain for a rewarding meal.
  36. MV

    MargaretV

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food wonderfully prepared in a quaint relaxed inn with good service. Highly recommend.
  37. L

    Lynn

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service excellent as always. Enjoyed the waiters knowledge. He gave prompt answers to all our questions. Wish noise inside could be lessened. Sometimes hard to have a conversation at the table. However, the food is so good I will continue to visit as often as possible. It was a rainy night so outside was not an option.
  38. EK

    ElyseK

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! As it always is when we eat there. Couldn't have asked for better wait staff. Love this restaurant!
  39. y

    yellowhammer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mack was a great server. He had more tables than any other waiter/waitresses and was rocking it out. He talked me into the rack of lamb, and my wife got the beef filet. Food cooked to perfection, ambience was perfect (we sat outside) . No noise, like eating at home. My favorite dinner night of the trip. Cheese and olive board appetizer is a must! From one chef to another, excellent job. And from being a previous waiter myself, they don't get enough credit for the success of an establishment. Mack is a great asset. Passionate about food and his city. Five stars from us!!
  40. JM

    JamM

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal at Old City House was delicious...as usual. We keep coming back because the food quality and service are always consistent. We had the swordfish which was served with a sunflower and dill sauce. Yummy...also had the New Zealand rack of lamb. It was cooked perfectly and so delicious. We will be back!!

FAQs

Old City House is rated 4.7 stars by 1394 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Old City House

115 Cordova St St. Augustine, FL 32084

Additional information

  • Cross street

    king st. & Cordova st.

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tuesday -Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm; Sunday 11:30-2:00 Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Sunday 4:30-8:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public parking by the lightner museum free daily after 5:00 pm

  • Public transit

    Flagler College, front of Lightner Museum home of Alcazar Hotelnext to Casa Monica Hotel Side of St. George st. two minutes from Lincolnville

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

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