We always eat at the Columbia restuarant when we are staying on Longboat Key. We love the food and usually have good service. This time we had excellent service which was very nice. We like to go a little after the lunch rush so it isn't as busy. The prices are much cheaper at lunch and you still get big portions. We always order the 1905 salad which is made tableside. We love it! We always say we could make a meal on just this salad and the wonderful Cuban bread they serve but every time we still order a meal. The waiter made a suggestion for something for my husband that he didn't even consider. He suggested Mejillones y Chorizo "Andres", mussels and sliced Chorizo, sautéed and simmered with extra virgin olive oil, onions, celery, tomato, basil, spinach and garlic cooked with white wine and lemon. It was delicious! I ordered the steak tips Salteado which is cooked in a very hot skillet. It has onions, peppers garlic, mushrooms and potatoes with chorizo and is served with yellow rice. Excellent choice also! Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. He brought us refills on our beverages and on the bread without being asked. We have been to this location before when the service was not so great but we can't say that this time. The desserts also look good but there is never any room left to try one. We even had leftovers to bring back to our cottage and enjoy the next day.