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Columbia Restaurant

411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-388-3987
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (291 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (261 reviews)
“salad” (1,239 reviews)
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Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Reviewed yesterday

Is this place a little pricey? YES! Is it worth it? YES! I went with the Grouper "Jimmy" and my husband tried the La Completa Cubano----both were delicious and well worth the price. A casual 5-Star experience and the perfect ending to a perfect day!...More

Thank csprrn
Reviewed yesterday

The Columbia is an institution founded in 1905 and currently run by the same family in its numerous locations including Tampa international airport. First let me say the service was fantastic with a young Hungarian server. He was delightful and worth the visit alone. The...More

Thank Lloyd T
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been going to this restaurant since I was a kid on vacation. Now, it's become a favorite of my own children. This year's visit was a bit disappointing, but we're not giving up. When we arrived at St. Armand's we wanted to shop...More

Thank wingedheart13
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We always enjoy hearing from guests such as yourself who have enjoyed dining with us over the years, and we thank you for coming in for a return visit. But we must apologize to you and your husband that from the beginning of this recent...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Love the crispy Bread and 1905 salad. Lovely table and server. Pitcher of red sangria didn't disappoint but the black bean soup lacked any flavor even with the chopped onions. Hot sauce helped but still not flavorful. My anticipated salad arrived and server no longer...More

Thank SRQtravelqueen
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for dining with us. We have not changed our tableside preparation for our “1905” Salad, so we appreciate you letting us know that yours was not properly prepared. We apologize for this. We have asked our general manager to make sure that all...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

After being in LBKey many times we finally tried Columbia...Why did we wait so long? Because it is always busy. The restaurant has such good positive vibes going. You can eat at the sidewalk, in the AC/open air section or in the back of the...More

Thank Jettystone
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here and I was impressed with the well prepared dishes. We experienced relaxed dinning with great service. Lots of options on the menu for trying new culinary delights. I had a grouper dish that was cooked to perfection.

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The kids picked the restaurant tonight and they did us proud. We arrived early approx 5.15 pm but for some of those arriving later you did have to wait. Main meals are approx $25, I had the chicken and shrimp Barbados one of the tastiest...More

Thank Babesb79
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great sangria and good food. There is a small shop to buy dishes, sangria mix,.... Nicely decorated.

Thank kimberlygS952XZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

East to make a reservation on the phone. Got in as soon as we arrived. Server was excellent. Made sure we understood about the Tappas we were ordering. Was honest to say that some menu descriptions didn't clearly explain what you were getting and he...More

Thank jsaracen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual atmosphere, great for families. Food was pretty good. Quintessential Spanish fare. Prices were decent, wait staff was nice.

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Theresa S
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-3987
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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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