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Columbia Restaurant

411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
+1 941-388-3987
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (285 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (254 reviews)
“salad” (1,197 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
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1 - 10 of 3,386 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fun and delicious spot on St. Armands Circle. A little more casual than the Ybor site but just as delicious. If possible sit on the outdoor table and enjoy the people watching on the sidewalk. Our server Chris was helpful with drink suggestions as...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yummy, warm bread, strong coffee, and a good salad. Every time we are in the area we make an effort to go here. This was the first time I've had any negative experience, they forgot to mark down and serve my black bean soup, but...More

Thank Nikolai R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was hesitant to go to this place because it's so big and it's part of a small chain of restaurants - but I am SO GLAD that we went because the food and service were exceptional. My husband had the Cuban which came with...More

Thank lisalisa24
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So many good food choices it was hard to pick. Everything from the bottle of wine to the appetizer to the entrees was delicious.

Thank Kllcrft
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had heard good things about the food and the food didn't disappoint. I would give this 5 stars if the server would have come around to refill drinks more often and cleaned the done plates off the table sooner. All in all a good...More

Thank salvatoremD3724IM
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Make sure you also get there salad. It is wonderful. It has been around for a long time. The food and drinks are great.

Thank Cynthia J D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You simply have to make this famous establishment a priority while visiting St Armands Circle! Their notorious salad is made tableside and it will haunt your tastebuds until you go back for more. The bread is fresh from the oven and to die for. The...More

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Please don't miss this one if you are in this area. We had lunch and shared a big bowl of 1906 salad, and 🍅 and onions salad. Than had tapas of mixed grill and grilled calamari. Wish I have room for all my wished tapas....More

Thank 551,951
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant has a great atmosphere. It is very nice however the service and quality of the food was not the greatest. My food came out mostly room temperature but also had cold and hot spots in it. It was like it had been microwaved...More

Thank karensrose1999
Reviewed 1 week ago

This upscale restaurant is quick on service and food, and has a great location, but the food is not anything close to what the description says. For the price, it is only mediocre, and could be far better if attention was given to the dishes....More

1  Thank camptown1
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Theresa S
do they have a kids menu?
11 October 2016|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, here you go: CHILDREN'S MENU - For children under 10* ________________________________________ Cuban Sandwich $5.95 Macaroni & Cheese $5.95 Chicken Fingers $5.95 Steak $5.95
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-3987
  • E-mail
Description
Family-owned and operated for over 112 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. 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(R), 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 outdoors on our patio, or inside our Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms. 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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