Old City House

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$31 to $50
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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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and served in a timely fashion.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it everything was outstanding

OT
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old world feel. Awesome date place. Great food and service.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food service and ambience was excellent
A little on the expensive side of the pendulum
Not an everyday place to eat

J
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very crowded yet very nice. Excellent food and service.

JP
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was excellent. The food was exceptional. The ambiance was very nice.

TF
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and setting .... pace of service a little slow but VERY worth the experience!

C
Orlando
83 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little restaurant that’s part of an inn. Waiter was excellent but way too busy. They need a bartender as the staff spent most of their time making drinks and racing around to serve people. Main course took a while but was hot and tasted great. Would have liked a little sauce of some sort on my tenderloin. Overall good experience and I would eat there again

CH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While the food was good, the noise level and the pace of dinner was disappointing especially for the price. It is a cozy restaurant and when sitting near a large table with children, well you can imagine. Based on the number and reviews of other fine dining establishments in St.A. I would recommend trying someplace else.

MV
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for good food, menu variety and great service. Brought our family for a special holiday dinner.

DB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s

VS
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were initially ignored upon arrival by the hostess as were another couple ahead of us, as she was chatting away at the bar. Thankfully the manager came along and assisted. This was NYE and she should have been on the ball like everyone else. Thankfully our waiter made up for the poor start. My husbands work chop was outstanding as was the beet salad. I was disappointed in my crab cakes which were huge but almost all deep fried breading. Dessert of creme brûlée was average.

J
Jacksonville
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Once we got past the attempt to seat out at the outside patio (we had specifically reserved an inside table well in advance of New Year's Eve), we had no problems with our 5:30 PM reservation. Peggy, a good friend, was again our server, and we had a great meal.
Because the Inn was full, there was no on-site parking, but I was lucky to find one on Cordova Street just a few feet from the front door!

PB
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hosted our family in town for the holidays. This was a wonderful dining experience. The food was amazing and so was the service. We had pre dinner drinks by the bar which was wonderful. They were very appreciative.

c
Jacksonville
134 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, quiet fine dining restaurant with continental cuisine (wonderful creative specials), great choice of wines (both domestic and international), full service bar, and very attentive, friendly service. I come here often.

A
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Roasted garlic for the bread! Yum!

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it!!! Special mention to our waiter although I can’t remember his name. He had a handlebar mustache.

R
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate dining with great food from fish to lamb.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal great wine, amazing ambiance.

OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here several times before and we are never disappointed. This restaurant provides a unique dining experience that is intimate and has the vibe of an exclusive private venue. The servers are professional and will go out of their way to accommodate their guests. They have a fully stocked bar, try the Moscow Mule or the Old Fashioned, delicious. They even have a beautiful outdoor patio, if you want to dine al fresco. The menu is thoughtful and offers a variety of appetizers, soups, salads and entrees that will appeal to a variety of palates. The lamb is perfection!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had incredible service and the food was out of this world. Mack really treated us well and made sure we had everything we needed and made sure all our questions were answered.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Showed up early to make sure found parking. Sat at bar and had a drink. Originally booked out door seating. Kinda cold and rainy so they allowed us to stay inside. Wonderful food and drinks and atmosphere.

D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group. Loved this place. The food is cooked fresh to order and it was wonderful. We will visit again.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The place was very cute and quaint. Portions of special fish was very small and a bit on the high side for Mahi

PT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love the welcome, happy feeling we get when we walk through the door. We enjoyed swordfish and lamb entrees which were presented beautifully and perfectly cooked. We have been here many times and will be back many more.

OT
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant I've been to in St Aug and one of the best anywhere. Great food, great service, European ambiance, quiet, great menu!! My new favorite!!

CW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and fantastic service! My sister and I enjoyed the fish of the day that almond encrusted.

K
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my husbands graduation and had our own little private patio out back. Our family is from out of town and every one of us absolutely loved our meals. There was a large Xmas party inside which delayed our meals which we didn’t notice because we were enjoying our time and the ambience. Highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday dinner filled with holiday parties. I think their eyes were bigger than their space. Interior is nothing special but you are there for the amazing food. Victor did an amazing job.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy but excellent service and excellent food!

SK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is small but packs a punch in great flavor. We sat at the bar while we waited for our table to be ready. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. Next time I'm the city, I'll be going back for sure!

BM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was enjoyable. The ambiance is quite charming, the service very good and the food stellar. We visited for lunch and found the prices to be surprising, in a good way. I will definitely return in the future as there were many things I would like to try.

M
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 6, everyone was happy with their meal, service and ambiance. I would recommend to a friend.

c
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Old City House. The bread was served with roasted garlic, balsamic and infused Oil. Outstanding if you like garlic! The Jumbo Lump Crab Appetizer was sooo Good!! The rack of lamb was cooked medium and was perfect. The steak special and the seafood dish were also excellent. Our waiter Sabastian was top notch. He was so pleasant and efficient. He allowed us to take our time and certainly added to our experience. We will definitely eat here again when in St. Augustine.

LF
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! It was the first time I’ve eaten here but I will definitely be back whenever I visit St. Augustine.

DS
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening, everything was exceptional. From the service we received from Victor and the meals were all unbelievably great. We each got something different for dinner so we could sample each other's plate. Portions are good size, the presentation is spectacular and all the dishes tasted amazing. This was our first time here and we were very pleased, definitely will be back again.

FC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service as I have come to expect over the years.

TJ
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside on the patio on a lovely cool evening! It was terrific- great food, service and will be back 👍🏻

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service excellent food Sebastian our waiter was super