Old City House

4.4
571 reviews
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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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Dallas
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful server and the food was delicious!

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L
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our wedding anniversary at a new spot for us in the old city. The ambiance, food and service were all excellent especially from our server, Mac. A definite place to return to for a romantic dinner.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The server, Mack, made the afternoon amazing.

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Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It can be a bit of a tight fit so the noise level can go up at times. For the price, I'd like to see more choices, but overall still one of my favorite restaurants.

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JK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, Food, and Atmosphere. Recommend Highly!

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CA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was very friendly and helpful.
The food was excellent, especially the presentation of the desserts.

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! All of it. Went for my birthday, service was fantastic food was amazing. I highly recommend

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Spent an enjoyable early evening dinner at the Old City House. The service was excellent as was the food. Since we were early (5.00 PM) the energy level was just building. OCH has a full bar and great wine list. Only criticism would be the need for a facelift for the inside portion. OCH has a large outdoor seating section which we did not sample however it looked very nice.

All in all a very good experience.

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DA
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just spent the past 2 months in Naples and on our way back to CT and visited my brother in St. Augustine. Dinner here was the best meal we have had in FL. Fish was perfectly prepared and presented, service was cordial and friendly. Overall, a wonderful traditional eating experience.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio seating was amazing: great atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food. Every dish we tried was very good! Would definitely recommend to others.

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PV
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!! Great table, great server, great food!

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Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Went to Old City House for Easter brunch with family, the restaurant haven't printed out the special Easter brunch menu when we were already seated, we asked to be seated outside and they said no because we didn't requested something that we didn't know it had to be. Brunch menu didn't include no breakfast type of food at all! Everything was basically a lunch or dinner food which is totally inappropriate for something called brunch...mimosas not included either , no flat price for special menu as a matter fact food is very overpriced for the poor options...If you're looking for a brunch I would not recommend this place! They obviously don't know the brunch concept...very disappointed..check mark to this restaurant.

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SW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The "go to" place in St. Augustine for fine food and atmosphere. We have dined here on several previous occasions so it was a natural choice when we had guests visiting our beach home. I Definitely recommend the Old City House for any occasion of just a fine meal.

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AL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At first when we came in they told us there's no active bartender. Then this post comes to me and asked if I have a reservation and brings be to the back to these tables that are not even sitting together which we had 10 people with a reservation for outside. He was very rude and told us to talk to Juan. Not even telling me where one was I had to ask every guy in a black shirt for work there till I found juan. But after that Juan was very nice and accommodating and sat us all outdoors for our birthday celebration and the waiter and everyone Made our visit amazing.

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AD
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mac our server was excellent. Food presentation awesome. Delicious!!

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Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALL GOOD AT OLD CITY HOUSE....................................................................................................................................................................................................................50+

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a city with nearly unlimited choices in dining this one blew us away. We sat outside, had an appetizer, drinks, and entrees. All three were top notch. I ordered a Tom Collins from the bar, it's my standard warm weather cocktail, and it was easily the best I've ever had. Crab cocktail was delicious with a sorbet pallette cleanser before our entrees came out. I forget the name of the dish but it was essentially fish and shellfish in a broth with tomatoes, and it was incredible. We'll be back again for sure to enjoy the orchids in the garden atmosphere as well as the food. Mack was our waiter and bartender, and I would say if you are lucky enough to have him as your server you will have an experience just as amazing as we had.

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MO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Great location and a very nice and attentive waiter. The fish dish was greatly overcooked as thouh it had been prepared in advance. Additionally the bottle of wine was presented in an ice bucket that was set on an empty chair next to the table. Maybe I just got a bad night but I probably would not repeat.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was exceptional. Service was simply on par. Decor and music felt like it was from the early 90’s, but not distasteful were it was a distraction.

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C
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLANT place to dine before the concert. The food is varied and the atmosphere is enjoyable.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good and service was great, surroundings could do with a little refurbishment

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Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very average. Soup and salads were good.

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Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding as always. Service friendly and attentive.

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LV
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Picturesque , food excellent , wait staff good , upholstery needs replacement as chairs uncomfortable

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B
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third visit this month. Each time we have brought friends and family to share our pleasant experience. The food is always diverse and excellent. The service is warm, caring and personal.

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LG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat outdoors and had a lovely time! Service was top notch, and the food was delish. It was a business dinner and would take guests there again.

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c
Tampa
133 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Place is a little tired and in need of a facelift! Service (Rod) was very good--fast, friendly and attentive. Food was very good with the best part being the jumbo crab cocktail, the large tender moist and tasty tenderloin of beef. The cioppino on the other hand, although loaded with seafood (mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp and fish) appeared to contain ingredients that were a little past their prime!

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c
Jacksonville
131 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful fine dining restaurant in Saint Augustine serving a continental cuisine coupled with impeccable, friendly service, and complemented with a superb wine selection and full service bar. See my previous reviews as I am a frequent patron.

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Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I would recommend a friend to not go there. way over rated

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PB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the entrees were excellent-filet,mahi and osso buco. Our waitress was extremely helpful and made
an extra effort to fulfill our drink orders.
The atmosphere was comfortable and conducive to enjoyable conversation.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor from when we first entered the restaurant. No one to greet you. Appeared that they were understaffed. Did not even know how to lake a martini. The waiter never told us about all the specials. The table next to us had duck and told us it was the special. That is my wife’s favorite meal. When we asked the waiter he lied to me and said it was on the menu and not a special. When I asked him to show me on the menu, he came back and said it was not on the menu and it was a special.
My wife’s chicken dish that she ordered was not eatable. Only good point is they did not charge us for the chicken dish that she could not eat. I will never eat at this restaurant again.

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AB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Ambiance great, service excellent. Menu ok. As foodie, the looking good menu didn’t meet the standard. Escargot overcooked and chewie, Cioppino not even close to authentic, more like tomatoe soup with overcooked everything on it. Veal meatloaf, gosh !! Didn’t know anyone could ruined meatloaf.

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DS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Victor was excellent

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Z
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Old City House and always include a visit whenever we are in St. Austine. It is charming, quiet, and the food and service are excellent. We highly recommend it.

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B
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great. Its a good place to dine with friends.

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A
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

It was just “okay.” Nice cozy atmosphere but the server was not engaged or interested in telling us about the menu or making suggestions. He seems hurried and bothered. It was not buy
The food was good. Perhaps if we had a different server it would have felt like a better experience

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Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small restaurant with great wine and food. I got the beef tenderloin and my husband got the cioppino, both were delicious! My only complaint would be that the menu is quite small, a few more entrees to choose from would’ve been nice!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was mediocre and overpriced. The waiter gave poor service and added a 20% gratuity because is was a party of 5, which was not deserved nor were we informed of the policy.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Victor gave us great service and was super friendly. Don Melchior Cabernet was delicious.

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c
Jacksonville
131 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old City House Restaurant is a very nice fine dining restaurant in Saint Augustine featuring a nice variety Continental cuisine with wonderful specials, a full bar to serve that favorite cocktail, an excellent wine menu to complement dinner, great, friendly attentive service, and a very versatile, accommodating chef to meet the needs of those with dietary restrictions. Reservations are almost a must, and parking on site is available, but somewhat limited. I dine here frequently.

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