Old City House

4.7
908 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time I have eaten at this restaurant and both times have been a wonderful experience. The food is delicious, the drinks are great, the ambience is lovely and the waitstaff is the BEST!!!

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DianneK
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome. Will definitely come back

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vipGlendaA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Was seated for 30 minutes before we had to flag someone to wait on us. Totally out of any salad on a Saturday night but plenty of instant mashed potatoes. The restaurant was so cold that you could of hanged meat in it and in the end the server tried to over charge us with extra drinks. What happened to this restaurant, new owners?

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, pace and quality of service were all top notch. Very professional and well trained staff

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BernadetteB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner there this past week. We heard great things about it and decided to give it a try. The food, service, and atmosphere were top notch! Our server Diana took great care of us. We dined in the garden patio and it was beautiful and romantic. The entire meal was incredible, delicious, and so unique. The cheese platter was scrumptious! We cannot wait to go back when we head down next month.

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dcr672
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Normally I would write a rave review for this restaurant but two things happened on Friday night. We had a group of 8. Drinks, bottles of wine, appetizers, entrees, dessert. The most expensive entree on the menu is $36/$38. Two people ordered the flounder/ lump crab special and it was delicious. When the bills came the charge was $48...quite a surprise...$10 more than the most expensive items on the menu...not sea bass but flounder. I suppose we should have asked the price but who would have guessed that! The waitress should have told us the price since it was so out of line with the menu. Plus, she “forgot” to mention that the tip was included on the bill. We are a big tipping group but there is a limit to our patience. It’s not that these two instances put us in the “poor house” but they did put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable evening...we didn’t leave smiling.

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jandj
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good food, recommend their outdoor seating area

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vipKDad
Tampa
124 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. Our waitress was very nice and efficient. The crab soup was amazing. The bread with butter and garlic was a treat as were the main dishes. All were generously portioned and attractively presented. The mashed potatoes were smooth and silky and a total hit. Even the dessert was exceptionally good. Not a touristy place at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the ambiance outside, and the service! It was impeccable and the food was outstanding. The crème brûlée was the best we ever had!

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vipLove2eatout
Miami
82 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and authentic southern feel

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vipmarsham
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wahoo special. Rice was fabulous also. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great service we will definitely go back often.

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vipGBurg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the entrees were delicious and our waiter superb!

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HelenS
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner. All meals were excellent and the waiter was very attentive.

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JenniferB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food I always incredible. The space is very small, intimate, and the service is wonderful.

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MarybA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special place. Great food. Excellent service. Wonderful old world feeling. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!! Service was so great and super friendly, food was delicious. My husband and I had a wonderful evening!

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vipMike
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our second time dining here. Overall we like this cozy restaurant in a historic building. The food was good and our waiter attentive. The restaurant was quite busy as it was Easter weekend. The busyness seemed to make service a bit slower than in the past. Overall we enjoyed our meal and dining experience.

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PaulaB
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it was wonderful, service was amazing and the food delicious

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DavidM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old City House was amazing. Friendly service and great food

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Patk
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the area for a wonderful dinner. Our only complaint is they should tell you the price of the specials. I was going have the crab cakes for $35. The special was snapper, a local fish, did not think about the cost, well it was $48. If I knew that up front, I would have ordered the crab cake. That is a bit much and unexpected for a local fish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent!! Best in St Augustine! For real. Fabulous outdoor patio with good SD space and beautiful lush greenery, fountain, and flowering trees. Service great, as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Old City House for my husbands birthday. It was a romantic garden dinner. The food and drinks were wonderful- we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic atmosphere!

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DerekI
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, beautiful venue, and awesome food! Great for celebrations.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Anniversary

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linda
Jackson Hole
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We sat in the garden, very pretty..... had the rack of lamb, quite good.

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BrookeL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I LOVE Old City House! We have been twice now and it is always better than the time before! The staff is so accomodating and friendly! Not to mention the exquisite food and a great selection of drinks! We will obviously be back again! This is our favorite restaurant in St. Augustine!

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Kathie
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting infge

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner!

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JuanF
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service

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vipjose
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old school. Comfortable. Can carry on a conversation without yelling across the table. Very good selection and excellent foods to choose from

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StephenH
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, food excellent, attractive presentation, food hot, service flawless.

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EvaD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor patio looked nice but it was raining so we ate inside. Could have been more socially distanced but it was ok. The escargot, beet salad and the rack of lamb were wonderful. The cioppino was very good but I would have enjoyed some linguini with it. We were too full for dessert.

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KCW2020
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great. The kitchen was extremely slow. We were there for over 2 hours.

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vipRitaW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are so happy we were able to dine at The City House restaurant. The food was fresh, delicious, and well prepared. We will return on our next trip to lovely St Augustine

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vipButch
Orlando
268 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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KathieR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have enjoyed the Old City House for years. It consistently wonderful and delicious and is a must for us whenever we have an overnight visit in Saint Augustine.

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Kathie
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant with outdoor seating. So glad we chose Old City House because it offered so much more. Dining in the outdoor garden courtyard felt like we were transported to Spain.

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TAug3296
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere on the patio was quaint and beautiful, away from the street and private. Service and menu options were wonderful. Have the food a 4 because it was great but I’ve had better. Overall superb experience and will definitely be back.

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Keith
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent evening. The food was great, the waiter was very personable and knowledgeable, and dining outdoors in the pleasant "hidden" garden was a treat. Spacing was more than adequate in compliance with COVID guidelines and both the hostess and waiter were masked. My wife ordered the filet which was was a suprisingly large cut of beef cooked to her specifications . I ordered the fish special which was perfectly prepared and a generous size portion as well. The only "negative" was the music was too loud since I was seated next to a speaker. We look forward to returning the next time we are in St. Augustine.

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Old City House is rated 4.7 stars by 908 OpenTable diners.

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.