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Old City House

4.7
4.7
1354 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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Booked 15 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Escargot A La Bourguignonne$12.00

    • Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Cocktail$14.00

      • Cheese & Olives Board$16.00

        Chef Selection of Mixed Olives & Cheese

        • Shrimp And Scallop Ceviche$12.00

          • Pan Seared Ahi Tuna$12.00

            Soup

            • Crab Soup

              • Cup$7.00
              • Bowl$9.00
            • Soup Of The Day

              • Cup$6.00
              • Bowl$8.00

            Salads

            Add A Protein To Your Salad: Salmon $7, Shrimp $7

            • House Salad$7.00

              Organic Baby Greens Garnished With Cucumber And Tomato Choice Of Dressing, Sherry, White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Sun-Dried Tomato, Roasted Garlic, Passionfruit & Ranch

              • Red & Golden Beet Salad$9.00

                Organic Baby Greens And Arugula Tossed In Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing Placed Over Panko Crusted, Fried Goat Cheese Topped With Beets And Crumbled Goat Cheese

                Main Courses

                • Vegetable Lasagna$21.00

                  Cauliflower, Zucchini, Squash, Carrots, Onions, Sweet Peppers, Baby Spinach And Marinara

                  • Parmesan Chicken Milanese$26.00

                    Serve With Vegetables and Risotto of the Day and a Touch of Chimichurri

                    • Pork Osso Bucco$32.00

                      Braised Pork Shank Served With Roasted Potato and Vegetable of the Day Topped With Mushroom Brandy Pork Reduction

                      • Baked Mediterranean Grouper$35.00

                        Fried Yucca and Vegetable of The Day, Mediterranean Sauce

                        • Cioppino$34.00

                          Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels And Chopped Fish Sautéed In A Lemon, Cilantro And Tomato Broth

                          • Beef Tenderloin$33.00

                            Topped With Herb And Truffle Butter And Served With Potatoes Gratin And Vegetable Of The Day

                            • Old City House Crab Cake$34.00

                              With Israelian Couscous, Vegetable Of The Day

                              • Pan Seared Pork Chop$35.00

                                With Rosemary Demi-Glace Sauce, Roasted Potatoes, Vegetable Of The Day

                                • Herb And Garlic Marinated New Zealand Rack Of Lamb$35.00

                                  Served With Mashed Potato And Sherry Port Reduction

                                  • Veal Meatloaf$36.00

                                    Served with Demi-Glace Sauce Home Made Ketchup and Mashed potato

                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                    What 1,354 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                    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

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                                      Best Food

                                    • St. Augustine

                                      Best Service

                                    • St. Augustine

                                      Best Ambiance

                                    • St. Augustine

                                      Best Value

                                    • St. Augustine

                                      Neighborhood Gem

                                    • St. Augustine

                                      Outdoor Dining

                                    • St. Augustine

                                      Romantic

                                    • St. Augustine

                                      Special Occasion

                                    • St. Augustine

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                                    1. JL

                                      JosephL

                                      West Palm Beach

                                      8 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      Food very good to excellent. Outside garden really nice. Food well above average. Pricey.

                                    2. u

                                      upthecreek

                                      Jacksonville

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      The dining experience is by far the best in St Augustine. Ive been to the others full of loud and anyway this place surpasses all the hype!

                                    3. FC

                                      FrankCC

                                      Tampa

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      One of our must eat at sites in the Old City. We have dined here annually for about 30 years thru different owners. The quality has not changed much along the way. We do miss the shrimp and grits appetizer from years back though.

                                    4. SI

                                      SheilaInJax

                                      Jacksonville

                                      18 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      18 reviews

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Excellent food with a nice assortment of dishes and wine. An intimate place for dinner and a perfect location for a meal before an event at the Lightner Museum across the street.

                                    5. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Mack is a terrific server - the food was delicious and interesting

                                    6. TK

                                      TomK

                                      Chicago

                                      23 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      23 reviews

                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      My wife and I made a 7:15 reservation to celebrate our 44th anniversary. We were totally ignored by both servers the entire time we were there. People seated after us were served their drinks already and neither server in the dining room even so much as looked at us, so we just left. Very frustrating and disappointing.

                                    7. O

                                      Outstanding

                                      Jacksonville

                                      30 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      30 reviews

                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This was my 2nd visit, the first time was with a tour. Both times the food and service were outstanding. Lovely ambiance and our waitress, Gabi, was very sweet. It's a little on the pricey side and no handicapped parking but, other than that, loved it.

                                    8. JR

                                      JoeR

                                      Tampa

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      The best and most pleasant restaurant experience while in St.Augustine. We decided to dine outside in the patio and it was very nice. Lots of greenery and quiet.

                                    9. S

                                      Smitty

                                      Jacksonville

                                      21 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      21 reviews

                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful dinner! Very good, attentive service. All of our dinners were great, tasty and beautifully presented. Nice pace, no rush. Nice quiet atmosphere so we could converse easily. It was great, enjoyable and we plan to go back very soon.

                                    10. JM

                                      JudyM

                                      Pittsburgh

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on May 3, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a very lovely evening at Old City after touring all day we enjoyed a delicious meal of escargot, she crab soup and rack of lamb. Dessert was a coconut cake! Yummy! The service was excellent!

                                    11. KA

                                      KAtherineT

                                      Orlando

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great atmosphere, food and service Live piano music Highly recommend

                                    12. JV

                                      JeanV

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      First time for us. It was excellent. Our server, Estevan, was so very kind. Food was beautifully presented, and tasted outstanding. It is our new special occasion treat! Thank you so much!

                                    13. PW

                                      PhilipW

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Business dinner. The food and staff were great. Reasonably priced for the level of food and service in this area.

                                    14. NB

                                      NgoBigDeal

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      St. Augustine is such an interesting place. At times, it feels like a quaint Spanish town with its narrow cobbled streets. At other times, it feels like 1am on Duval Street in Key West...but maybe just a little more refined. On our second night in town, we made a reservation at the Old City House for outdoor dining after touring the Lightner Museum right next door (and setting our wedding date), seeking a relaxed atmosphere. We got exactly what we were looking for. We were seated at a nice bistro table under an umbrella in the cozy, palm-lined courtyard. The weather was perfect for us. Jorge was our server and he was attentive. Having filled up on tacos and tequila at the Casa Reina only two hours earlier, I wasn't exactly famished. I skipped the appetizer portion of the meal, but I can tell you that the people dining around us raved about the She-Crab soup. I opted for one of the specials, a Blacked Flounder with shrimp sauce. It was excellently prepared and delicious. My fiancee had the Chicken Milanese, which was garnished with a chimichurri sauce. She enjoyed it. Wine selection was adequate. As the day turned to night and the sky darkened, we enjoyed a serene setting and the pleasant meal. I would give service an "A", the food was a solid "A-/A". I would definitely go back if I was looking for a laidback, classy meal.

                                    15. e

                                      ericb

                                      Berlin

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                      overall1food4service3ambience3

                                      Good food, good service, beautiful place but ... When the check arrives, they just present you the amount to pay, you have to investigate to figure out the service is already charged, they don't tell you . More and more restaurant are doing that and I think it's unacceptable .

                                    16. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Orlando

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                      Very enjoyable time. Disappointed our anniversary was not acknowledged by the restaurant; you had asked when we booked through your app!! Does this information not get passed on? However it didn’t spoil our time there, nice surroundings, good food etc.

                                    17. k

                                      kathleenh

                                      Dallas

                                      9 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Outstanding dinner, service and atmosphere!

                                    18. WM

                                      WMDa

                                      Charleston

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Crab Cocktail, She Crab Soup and Beef Tenderloin were all "Fabulous ", as was waitresses Peggy. Will be going back soon!!

                                    19. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Charleston

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on April 25, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The meal was delicious and the service was great.

                                    20. FF

                                      FiorellaF

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 25, 2022

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      The restaurant is beautiful, the building is very Spaniel, we sit outside , the ambiance is nice full of beautiful plants, really impressed with the food quality!!

                                    21. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely presentation excellent flavors

                                    22. JM

                                      JaneeM

                                      Charleston

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We sat outside, and the ambiance was absolutely stunning! If I could give the service ten stars, I would! We had a terrific server named Esteban, and he was so kind! I'd inadvertently ordered a very sweet muscadine wine with my meal, and he warned me off and gave a more appropriate selection that was perfect! The food was heavenly! I hope we get to go to St. Augustine again to visit Old City House!

                                    23. T

                                      Timothy

                                      Jacksonville

                                      11 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This is truly a unique and memorable dining experience. Featuring a superb wine selection, well-stocked bar and expertly mixed cocktails, dinner began with she-crab soup and a seafood ceviche. The sup featured a sherry topper and the ceviche was generously sized with a light hint of tasty fresh tomato sauce. Main courses included the grouper special - Panko-breaded, lightly fried and served with green beans and mashed potatoes; and the crab cakes, again very generously sized and loaded with crab meat chunks. Every item was eagerly and completely consumed. We sat indoors, and the dining room made conversation easy. The outdoor garden looked especially attractive for open-air dining, and we'll definitely try that next time, weather permitting. All-in-all, a superior dining experience, and while a bit pricier than usual, the cost is commensurate with the quality of the locale, attentive service, and delicious food. Completely worthy of a place on the repeat dining list.

                                    24. AP

                                      AndrewP

                                      Jacksonville

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful place for an anniversary.

                                    25. MF

                                      MichaelF

                                      Tampa

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful outdoor space; very comfortable setting … Great food!

                                    26. AM

                                      AndyM

                                      Orlando

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                      overall3food4service4ambience2

                                      Too crowded as we were shoulder to shoulder with other diners and could not have a private conversation, and were unable to keep from hearing those conversations around us.

                                    27. LR

                                      LisaR

                                      Philadelphia

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 19, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This restaurant never disappoints. We are locals and this is one of our top picks. We come here often and highly recommend.

                                    28. DK

                                      DavidK

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This is an exceptional restaurant. I don't often give 5 stars, but this place deserves it and more. It's a small to medium sized place. Romantic with exquisite food and service.

                                    29. NA

                                      NancyA

                                      Orlando

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      What a great experience! We can’t wait to go back.

                                    30. Y

                                      Yumyum113

                                      Key West

                                      20 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      20 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great Easter meal. Our server, George was wonderful. Loved the Escargot, she crab soup, lamb shank, and tiramisu. Will be back. Highly recommend.

                                    31. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Seattle

                                      4 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Inside was closed and we were seated in the patio area. The chairs were uncomfortable and my husband being tall was seated under a tree that kept hitting him in the head. The food was decent but they were out of any desserts that we could eat and the portion sizes for the price where a little small. Service was good. Overall would have liked a little better experience but still worth a visit.

                                    32. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Orlando

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Return guests-Went to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday. Didn’t disappoint. Food, service and ambience were perfect.

                                    33. JG

                                      JohnG

                                      Naples

                                      12 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Very nice and quiet with excellent staff and wonderful food

                                    34. RC

                                      RaulC

                                      Orlando

                                      5 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      Outside sitting limited but well worth it

                                    35. LR

                                      LorraineR

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great service great waiter food was excellent and presentation was beautiful. Will definitely be back when visiting again.

                                    36. LQ

                                      LoriQ

                                      Las Vegas

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on April 14, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Have eaten here a few times and has always been great. One of our favorite restaurants in St. Augustine.

                                    37. NN

                                      NancyN

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I liked it so much I went back the next night while on a business trip

                                    38. g

                                      goarmy

                                      Philadelphia

                                      5 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fabulous experience. Intimate dining room. Window table for 2. Swordfish and Osso Buco were excellent. Recommend the tuxedo for dessert. Service was outstanding. Adam was an attentive, friendly server!

                                    39. b

                                      betsyl

                                      Naples

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                      overall2food2service3ambience2

                                      Crab cake was salty and too much filler There were some noted shell fragments even with little crab. Check in was unfriendly We were seated close to other earlier diners with lots of other open tables My previous experience here was good This one not

                                    40. AS

                                      AlexandSusan

                                      Jacksonville

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 11, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Delicious food and excellent service in a quaint, lovely atmosphere. A must when you’re in St Augustine.

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                                    Old City House is rated 4.7 stars by 1354 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                    Booked 15 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 Hotel
                                      next 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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