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Columbia Restaurant

98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904) 824-3341
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Ranked #71 of 484 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Family-owned and operated for over 100 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon "Columbia," and fresh seafood specialties. Don’t miss Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 100-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Torres, Montecillo or Campillo. Relax in our courtyard or Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays.
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Been here a.few.times.....always a.great meal.with superb service! A.must do restaurant when in St. Augustine!

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Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Food was great. Tables a bit close together. Fabulous atmosphere. Michael, our server, was very attentive.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Although we only stopped in for appetizers, we will definitely be back to this classic restaurant where Cuban bread originated (Ybor). The service, the food, and the margaritas were outstanding!

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Shout out to Frank: I want to start out with saying Frank is the best server I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in my life! He is attentive and extremely perceptive, before you can ask for it he is getting it done. His recommendations were spot on and his knowledge of the menu was astonishing. Frank was a... More

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ivoryton, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Had lunch while doing some shopping in town. Great spot for Mojitos - seriously, these are a benchmark for mojitos. The table-side White Sangria was delicious, even though I'm not a big sangria fan. The food came in big portions. The famous table-side salads were large and filling. It's loaded with Garlic, so be prepared. The cuban sandwiches were really... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Horrible culinary experience, all food is very bad. The took 10 minutes to tell us they dont have our selection and then another 50 minutes to bring the worst dish in town. Better go to grab a pizza any place.

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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

We never want to read that we have let our guests down, and we apologize that there were issues with getting your meal. We are owned and operated by 4th and 5th generation family members and we read all comments here, and use them to make improvements. More

Mount Dora, Florida
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Columbia Restaurant in St Augustine, has a large menu, featuring Spanish cuisine. The beautiful Spanish rooms, offers an indoor patio dining room. One of my favorites entrees is Paella Campesina, is a combination of yellow rice with tender pieces of beef, pork, chicken and chorizo. This is a must When visiting the city. The Columbia is within walking distance... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The atmosphere was authentic. Loved their 1905 salad and the waiter was very friendly and attentive! Have been visiting this place for over 20 years now. The good food and great service has always been very consistent!

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Rumford, Maine
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You can have a poor meal and still walk away amazed having dined in this stunning setting. Fortunately, the service and meals are equal to the task and you will leave fully satisfied at having experienced one of your best dining experiences anywhere! We have dined here each time we visit St Augustine -- 3x in 5 years -- and... More

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Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

When you are visiting St. Augustine you have to visit the Columbia House. I have been going here since I was a child and it is just great! My family loves getting the 1905 Salad and they make the dressing right at the table. They are family friendly and have a nice children's menu. I ordered a drink from the... More

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