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Columbia Restaurant

411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-388-3987
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (298 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (253 reviews)
“salad” (1,334 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had eaten here a few years ago and remembered it being pretty good, decided to try it again. We weren't too impressed this time around. We chose a few tapas, chicken skewers, crab cakes and a tuna special. One skewer of chicken was pretty...More

Thank ABFine
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ate there on a Sunday night and it wasn't too crowded. We had a great waiter who really explained the menu to us and told us what he liked and didn't. It definitely helped us order and we had delicious meals. The white sangria was...More

Thank Faith C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Columbia Restaurant has a great atmosphere and we love there famous salad! They bring you delicious hot bread and the menu is full of wonderful options.\

Thank Allene N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love the food, the service and the location on St, Armand Circle is very nice, you can sit inside or outside and watch people go by. The only draw back is that is is noisy hard to have a conversation.

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Noted for their Mojitos with everything fresh,they have authentic great Cuban sandwiches & a specialty salad to die for. If there’s a line in season,it’s worth the wait!!

Thank caronhutch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food great food and more great food. Good sized portions and a variety of dishes ranging from beef, chicken, and seafood. Prices lean toward the higher side per plate but you get what you pay for and you certainly will receive a great meal...More

Thank mnmike1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went at 4pm, between lunch and dinner, so maybe that was why the service wasn't very good?? Nobody came over to greet us, once seated, or take drink order...we had to hunt someone down and ask to send someone over(we counted at least 18 workers...More

Thank 2sisters07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to the Columbia in Tampa and wanted to try this location. Very nice but very crowded on a Saturday. Make reservations. Service was fantastic! Enjoy!

Thank Louisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch at Columbia! Ben, our server, was charming and efficient! Lunch included Mojitos, Gazpacho, Black Bean Soup, Cubano Sandwich with Plantains, Salmon with Red Salsa, Key Lime Pie and Cage con Leche. Highly recommend!!

Thank Donald H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to several Columbia restaurants. They all have the same decor theme and menu. The food is always fresh and consistent. They have great salads and sandwiches. They also have a bar if you desire a drink before, during or after your meal.

Thank ChristinaSzy
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • 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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