Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine
Great food and beautiful place.
Always a good experience...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Great experience overall but food was not as authentic and flavorful as we had hoped. Felt a bit watered down to accommodate tourists...
Excellent place to go for a quick bite or long dinner. There is literally nothing bad on the menu.
The kitchen was an hour behind
Thank you for your patience.
We had a wonderful dinner this weekend!!!
Family dinner while on vacation :-)
Delicious authentic dishes. We loved the atmosphere and took home hot sauce and Columbia spice mix! Best meal in St Augustine
We tried ALL the tapas and they were fantastic. Not a bad one in the bunch. Our waiter was attentive and friendly and made our experience enjoyable.
I had a difficult time getting to the Restaurant because of the close streets. But Nicholas who answered the phone was very patience and accommodating and stood on the phone until I got to there parking lot. The Paella we order was too salting and rice was under cooked and the sangria was not as good as we are accustom too. But our waiter Michael was amazing, very accommodating and very knowledgeable.
Food was good, and the service was quick despite how busy the restaurant was that night.
We were really looking forward to dinner, it had been years since we had been there. The waiter was very short with us. The food was okay...wasn’t fantastic. The coffee we ordered was supposed to have steamed milk, but it was ice cold and so was the coffee. The waiter did eventually bring us the correct stuff. Overall, it came to $125 for everything and it was not worth it. I will not be going back again.
The service was amazing actually beyond amazing. My server was on point with everything requested. The food I had to give it a 2 star my dad had shrimp 🍤 rice and his been sick since Saturday and today is Monday with 102 fever with stomach pain. But the restaurant is beautiful is servers are amazing. Everyone else’s food was good.
Service was slow. Had to wait for drink refills and waited a few times to try and catch the waitress. Finally settled without the condiments.
It was our anniversary and we were placed at what I would say it was unpleasant table, but was easily rectified and placed at a very nice table. Food was excellent
Service was slow especially the bar. Our table or anyone’s for that matter was bussed. Scallops as an appetizer were great.
Food excellent, service fair. Drink ordered wasn't served until dinner arrived.
The ambience in the main room cold. Tile floors, tile walls also contributed to a high noise level.
Food is always amazing! Our server Daniela made our anniversary dining experience warm and memorable.
Always make reservations or be prepared to wait.
Thank you for your kind words. Daniela is a gem at the Gem of Spanish Restaurants.
This is our favorite restaurant in all of the United States. Always make a point to stop at this restaurant while in florida.
It was good but not great. My husband and I ordered two traditional cuban dishes and have had better. The ropa vieja was a little tough and very heavy on tomato sauce. The dessert was delicious as well as the bread. Cuban coffee was also delicious!
We're happy to guide you on your next visit to finding dishes you might enjoy more. Please let a manager know if that happens on your next visit.
We had a delightful meal, as we had expected. Carlos was very attentive, pleasant and informative.
Thank you, Jim. We take great pride in our hospitality.
Unfortunately this is now a tourist trap. Our waitress, Jess, was the one great thing about our experience. Our salads were drenched in dressing. One of us had a food allergy to onions and we were hard pressed to find anything that wasn’t pre-made. It is very hard for them to serve made to order. This restaurant used to be decent with consistent food quality. Now it was an utter disappointment. Thank goodness our waitress and the bread were good.
We're proud to be in an area tourists visit -- this is Florida -- and tourists usually go where locals suggest. That said, we're glad Jess made a good impression. We're happy to adapt meals with some notice. (Our meals are cooked to order, it's just that we use preparation techniques that sometimes include onions or onion spices in the recipe.)
Had been there 7 years ago and it’s certainly lost a step. Stuffed mushroom app was great. Paella was a bit salty, “gooey” and had more chicken than anything. Server was not good at all. Never cleared a dish (appetizer, soup, entrees!) until we asked for the check. Had to ask for more water twice before getting it. Not a great experience at all
We went for our anniversary and it was perfect! I had the palomilla with yellow rice and platanos. My husband had the Mahi Mahi “Cayo Hueso”
Both were amazing.
Perfect for a date night or celebration.
Thank you for choosing the Columbia for your special meal. Happy anniversary!
When I made the reservation I called Columbia to ask if there was anything I needed to know about their COVID-19 protocols. I was told they were operating at 50% capacity, maintaining 6' between parties, and, of course, wearing masks.
When we were seated I saw that they had loses at least half the dining area, but packed diners into the remaining tables. There may have been 6' between tables, but only about 3'-4'between seated diners. Servers were all wearing masks, but many were wearing them improperly, too loosely or not covering their nose at all.
If you're concerned at all about covid-19, I'd suggest you hold off visiting or sit outside, which is what we'll do if we return.
Service was mediocre, not very attentive or friendly, but, in recognition of the difficult times, we still left a 20% tip.
The pitcher of sangria tints was great tasting and we'll worth the $24, as we're the crab cakes de cangrwho and the flan we had for dessert.
The paella a la velenciana however was disappointing. The rice was mushy and bland, although the seafood was very good.
Server was great, food was amazing!!!
Took my beautiful wife of 41 years to Columbia for our anniversary. Great choice! The Cuban black bean soup is incredible. We will definitely be back.
The food was delicious and worth the drive from Orange Park!
Wonderful food served by great staff in beautiful surroundings..Couldnt ask for better !
Kitchen staff messed up our order and it took forever to get our food. Server apologized but no manager ever came by our table. Our waiter was great but I wasn’t happy with our experience.
Love everything about Columbia restaurant. I go there just about every year for my birthday. This was the first time my husband went and he said it was the best food he's ever had. We will definitely return. Carlos was an awesome server too!
This used to be our favorite restaurant and the last time we went there we were not happy with the food. We gave it another try because we loved this restaurant in the past, however, the food was not good again and the menu has changed.
We celebrated or 12th Anniversary at the Saint Augustine Columbia Restaurant.
We really enjoyed our food and the entire experience!
(We were married at the Columbia in Ybor - Tampa, and also had our 10th Anniversary Party there.)
Exceptional as always. We always go for special occasions. This one was our anniversary. Our server was top notch, the food was impeccable, and as always the St Augustine location is one our favorites. Already planning the next trip.
We always love The Columbia. Oliver, our server, was awesome! So friendly and attentive. The only drawback was this guy from Virginia that ran his mouth about the election to a random lady from Arizona that was so nice to listen to his rambling. I didn't care he loved Trump, although he has poor taste, I did care that he talked at FULL volume to the entire restaurant and ruined my nice day on a college visit with my son. The food was great as usual and the service was great so hopefully, you won't have a "loud talker" next to you and will be able to enjoy the ambiance.
Our server was amazing! Professional and knowledgeable of the menu! My food was amazing. We had a reservation and they sat us right on time. Overall great experience (:
excellent food , professional courteous service , good atmosphere!!
Nice stop and great food. Went for the drinks and the food was great too.
It is truly our favorite place in St Augustine. The Lobster stuffed Canneloni was superb, my wife had the grilled Mahi with yellow rice, yuca and plantains. To die for. Service was prompt and social distancing made us feel safe. I was celebrating my birthday and they brought me a Flan and sang Happy Birthday. can't wait to go back. Miami, Fl.
Outstanding service ! They accommodated my reservation even tho they were overbooked ...
OpenTable ダイナー8620名によるColumbia Restaurant - St. Augustineの評価は4.5☆です。