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“Lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Alcazar

Cafe Alcazar
25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4380
904-825-9948
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Ranked #25 of 483 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: Continental
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Montgomery, AL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Cool place with great food. Open for lunch only, you sit in what was once an old concrete swimming pool. Well worth the walk for lunch.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for something different and quiet for lunch on a recent visit and found this great place through the Trip Advisor. It's in the deep end of a large indoor pool at an historic Flagler hotel. Very romantic location. Food and service were wonderful. Highly recommended.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lunch in a pool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

It was hard to find the entrance, but the food and service were excellent! You have to take in the true history of the building and pool area to absorb where you actually are eating!

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St Petersburg, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Unique dining experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Loved our visit to the Lightner Museum. Lunch at the Alcazar was a perfect addition to the day. Being in the deep end of what was once an enormous indoor swimming pool added to the charm of the meal. Food was great, and we enjoyed the music of a very talented guitarist. It was splendid.

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Miami
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Cafe' Alcazar: A review about the art of service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is not my first review of Alcazar. But it is my first review mostly about service.

A few days ago my companion took three of her lady friends from Chicago and Denver to lunch at Alcazar. Wanting them to be comfortable, in advance I made arrangements with the management to pay for the bill myself, leaving the ladies to enjoy their dining.

It was not a simple meal, as one lady had dietary challenges. But Alcazar’s head waiter, Sean, told me in advance he would handle my companion’s group personally, and make sure all received exactly what they wanted and needed.

After the meal, they gave me their critiques: The entire meal was excellent; Baked artichoke, spinach crepes, potato bisque soup, and, especially, the wine. I told the management to provide only their very best wine to the ladies, and all of them said the Sauvignon Blanc was the best ever tasted.

But the most memorable part of the luncheon was not the food; it was the service. Sean was incredibly attentive (and this I can verify personally, as I stopped in for just a couple of minutes to join the ladies for coffee), and made sure that the one person with the dietary needs received exactly what she needed. He asked the cook repeatedly if this and that item was soy-free, and substituted without complaint or any mention of charges. When the entrees were served, and the one lady was given one item not on her diet, Sean seemed to produce a plate out of thin air, so the delicious-looking potato salad could be placed on the added plate and enjoyed by the other ladies.

Later, all the ladies –experienced well-travelled ladies dining in very high-end restaurants in many cities and countries- told me that Sean’s attention was the best they had ever received.

Sean was tireless, seemed genuinely concerned with everyone’s needs, and friendly yet professional.

To cap off a wonderful meal, George Chryssaidis, owner of the restaurant (and two others in Saint Augustine) stopped by my friends’ table, to make sure all was well. A nice touch.

My companion and her friends were in perfect hands.

This is the first ‘Excellent’ review I’ve ever given.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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