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Columbia Restaurant

411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
+1 941-388-3987
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (320 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (276 reviews)
“salad” (1,437 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
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Reviewed today

When you walk in it is like you step off the side walk and into Italy. You can sit inside or outside. The staff is amazing. The food is fresh and made with love.

Thank 294steffanb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Of course I had the house salad which is a speciality and although it was a small it’s actually very large. The mojitos are always good and not too sweet which I like. It’s a fast in and out and good service. Nothing outrageously fantastic...More

Thank Annie G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food has always been good, but becoming less interesting and more mass produced. Still great food, but so busy so you are packed with other patrons with food prepared in advance to try to keep up with demand. Try the original in Tampa, preferably...More

Thank kjpitcher
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We never want to hear that we have let our guests down, and unfortunately that is what we did on your visit, and we extend our apologies. We can tell you that we take pride in the preparation of our family recipes, and your meal...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Well,, as usual, had a great meat at the Columbia. I have eaten at all of their locations and I must say the food and service is absolutely the same at each.....fantastic! The Gazpacho and Cuban sandwich are the best on the planet!....And the 1905...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is always a first choice when visiting St Armand’s circle. The menu is full of choices, but their signature dishes are my favorite. So many flavors in every bite of salad, beans and rice. Actually purchased spices and salad dressing to try and...More

Thank Cheri E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Five of us had a stroll around St Armand’s Circle and decided to have a late lunch. Columbia was a treat. Authentic Cuban sandwiches, great salad, yummy plantains, fruity sangria. It was a bit loud and crowded, but we were seated right away & felt...More

Thank Lolagirl92
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner at Columbia during our recent vacation. We had been there before and really enjoyed it. Our return visit not so much. Due to no fault of the restaurant we were annoyed by the love bugs. They were all over the outside eating...More

Thank mopshop
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was here on a Sat. night (mid-May); had reservations and still had to wait 15 mins. Indoor/outdoor tables -- we chose indooor. Lots of activity, lots of chatter. Food was excellent. Freshest fish ever. Also had some classic Spanish dishes, tapas, etc. Service was good;...More

Thank Mississippimushroom
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on a Friday night and a long wait but well worth it. Once seated the service was quick but felt rushed. The food was very good. I normally don't eat rice at a restaurant but was very tasty.

Thank Goodeats68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Columbia Sarasota is part of a small chain of Columbia restaurants. They offers many choices of food. For my test, most of them are good, but not all. Average prices,.

Thank Gavissi
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Questions & Answers
23 April 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, we do take away. Call us at at 941.388.3987 to place your order.
22 January 2018|
Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
No, we do not offer happy hour. We do have a full bar. We are open 7 days a week, serving lunch and dinner daily.
Glen Butch B
5 December 2017|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
No, it is not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
Family-owned and operated for over 113 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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