Columbia Restaurant - St. Augustine
Wonderful atmosphere and attentive staff. Food was delicious and flavorful. Very clean and on top of social distancing and mask adherence. Parking lot is an added plus in St Augustine
The atmosphere was great but I was not wowed by the food
The service and food were very good. The only issue would be that the table spacing was fairly close (4-5 feet) and fully occupied, which made it an uneasy experience in consideration of C-19.
As a local, I’ve eaten at the Columbia since it first opened in St Augstine. My wife’s experience goes back even further since she is from St. Petersburg and has eaten at the original restaurant in Tampa. I have never had any less than excellent food and experiences at either of their restaurants. This experience was horrible! The food was terrible and nothing like the many times we have had it in the past. I know they will try to blame it on the COVID, this seems to be the default excuse every time something goes wrong. My advice is if you can’t fix a meal the way it’s supposed to be fixed, then don’t try! Or lower your prices. That meal cost nearly $170 and the 4 of us only had 1 glass of house wine each and no dessert. Outrageous.
Even while adhering to its stringent Covid restrictions and using an abbreviated menu, the food, service and ambiance at Columbia Restaurant were as good and as memorable as ever. We can't wait to return!
Food is always outstanding. The wait staff were gracious and quick.
Always love the food but what my wife ordered was supposed to have a shredded beef in it but we could find none!
Talked with waitress and she offered a different meal which we took and it was delicious!
This is my 4th time and the service and food never disappoint. Our server was knowledgable and helpful when choosing our entrees. All staff were wearing masks and tables were set the appropriate distance apart. Can't wait to go back!
The Columbia provided excellent CDC guidance, we were able to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Jen was our Server and she was fantastic! This has become one of our favorite restaurants! Highly recommended.
Great food and great service. We made a reservation and we were in and out. Nice family restaurant or a restaurant for nice date with your better half.
The 1905 salad is outstanding!
Many great things to say about this place.
The only thing unfortunate is that the tableside service (fresh sangria made at the table/1905 salad tossed in front of you with fresh lemon, etc)
has been suspended because of covid.
The food is very tasty and well worth the reasonable price.
My wife and I go here every year for her birthday.
They bring you delicious fresh bread and whipped butter as a courtesy.
We each ordered sodas to drink, one shrimp appetizer(similar to scampi but no parm, very flavorful) , the empanadas (you get 2 with a side of their hot sauce), the 1905 salad (we split) , and a cup of black bean soup each.
They brought her a personal Flan dessert and sang a birthday song for her.
Grand total for dinner: $53 before tip.
The service is wonderful each time we've gone so I try to tip well.
Make reservations or you'll wait 2+ hours to get in on the weekend.
We made reservations two weeks before and was put in the first room by the people waiting and bathroom. Server was not very good. Water glasses stayed emptied and empty salad and soup plates remained on table all through the meal. Main dish was grouper topped with crabmeat and lemon butter sauce. Came out as dry grouper with a couple of pieces of crabmeat put on top. Asked for more water, and sauce on side; you would have thought I asked the server for his right arm. Very disappointing experience don’t know if we’ll go back, so many other better restaurants around!
Very pleased with this visit and dining experience. I highly recommend open table. If we had not used your service, we faced a two hour wait for walk-in dining.
Wonderful food, ambience, location and service! Best all around!
Always have a great meal at any of The Columbia restaurants, but my meal was not hot at all. Asked for a nice table and it was very drafty and busy corner. We will always go back and try again.
We have dined here many times and once again they did not disappoint. On point with everything and our server, Thor, was fantastic.
One of my favorite restaurants! Food is fantastic, service suoerb!
The restaurant was excellent. The waitress was very polite and really new the menu. What it was recommended by her now is one of my favorite dishes. We were celebrating our 22 wedding anniversary (during this COVID-19 is hard to go out) we felt so good with our choice. We will come back in a nearby future.
The service was amazing, the food was incredible and I would definitely go back again.
Have always been a fan of Columbia so brought visiting friends there for dinner. For the first time both my husband and I were very disappointed in the taste and quality of the food.
We met friends and had a perfectly lovely time. Great service!
Excellent food and great service. Definitely going back.
Haven't been there for a year due to Covid-19. As in the past, everything this time was great. Give 5-stars to everything.
Best dinner in St. Augustine. Had a very private meal.
Tracy, our server, was great! She was very sweet and attentive. We enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back making sure to request her as our server. She made our anniversary special! :)
The food was wonderful! The decor was outstanding. It was a little loud.
Wasn't worth the money. Lot of rice....not a lot of meat.
Loved the food. Only a little disappointed that the pork chunks were not on the menu.
The 1905 salad is my favorite, except now they must make it in a batch since COVID. I say that because it now comes out very wilted, but the flavor is still great!! The Spanish bean soup is amazing!
It has been 10 years since I have been to this restaurant... and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was basically exactly the same! Great food and great service and I’m so happy that I came back!
server was inattentive , had to raise my water glass to get a refill. Servers congregated in an area next to our table for very loud conversation amongst themselves. I had a cup of Cuban black bean soap and it was very bland and forgettable . The bland soup was followed by their highly advertised "1905" salad. What a disappointment. In past visits, this salad was prepared from scratch and fresh tableside. This time is was obviously prepared hours or even days earlier. Their were 6 in our party and all were very disappointed in this dining experience. Will not be returning.
Love the decor and general aura of the restaurant. There were a lot of families with younger children, though, that tended to scream. Other than that, the food and drink were incredible and our servers were friendly. Overall, a good experience!
Incredibly mediocre mostly cuban food with cheap glassware, bad service and terrible drinks. Food is salty and oily. We ordered 3 drinks, which we couldnt avoid since they seemed to not offer wines, sampled the two sangrias and were not good, then ordered a margarita which tastes like pure alcohol and returned. Wait staff seems ill-equipped to handle a normal volume of people. Had low expectations for this touristy area, but would not recommend unless this is a last resort.
Steak in both dishes was overcooked and dry.
Great food, atmosphere, service and environment. Server Alex was a true gem
We had great service here. Great tasting food. I really do wish they had a separate area for families with kids. The screaming & food-throwing from some kids when we have left our children at home to have a romantic dinner is somewhat irritating. Otherwise, everything was great!
Our sixth location of the seven family restaurants of Columbia. Food always good, Carlos was great helping us enjoy the experience. So glad to have reservations because the wait was 2+ hours when we arrived...just another testament to how good it is! Can't wait to visit Sarasota, our final location.
The meat was dry, the yucca hard. The food tasted as if it was left over from the night before just reheated the next day. A huge disappointment.
The restaurant decor was truly beautiful. The service was amazing and the best part, the reservation was exactly the time i made it! Food was great.
OpenTable ダイナー8890名によるColumbia Restaurant - St. Augustineの評価は4.5☆です。