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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%
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“tapas” (288 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (254 reviews)
“salad” (1,214 reviews)
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Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The dinner started with a menu that surpassed your wildest dreams. The waiter was familiar with each dish and helped make your dining experience one you would remember . I started with a tomato salad straight from the garden . My entrée was seafood paella...More

Thank Fitnessgram
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch while on vacation. The food, service and atmosphere were lovely. My husband had mahi nah I and I had chicken. Both were very good. The desserts looked good, but we were to full to order any! Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank riz106
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Second visit to this location, right on St. Armand's Circle. Most tables are on the sidewalk or close enough which is an excellent bonus. The menu was recently tweaked and overall I would say it ambitiously priced. I was disappointed that the omlette (espanola) was...More

Thank David J
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for returning to dine with us. We want to note that you can still get our omelette, we just changed the name. It’s our tortilla gallega. We hope to welcome you back in soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for a Cuban sandwich and "1905" salad. I hate to get anything else and miss out on this favorite. Attentive staff, always clean, and friendly. Lots of other good meals too!

Thank TS_Freckles
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We originally ate at this place on a whim while walking around St Augustine. The good blew me away. The 1905 salad is something I still have dreams about and I really wasn't a salad guy. Then I had the fish wrapped in parchment paper...More

Thank coachshane88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lunch visit with wife. Sat at bar with very friendly bartender Terry. Excellent drinks and wine selection/recommendation. We each had a seafood dish that was delicious. Portions more than ample. Very nice atmosphere with delightful little gift shop. Went out of our way to come...More

Thank eismd1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ended up here for a late dinner during the week. Service is exceptional and food is amazing. Bread is melt in your mouth yummy. Extensive drink menu. Indoor or outdoor dining and plenty of parking on the circle, sometimes hard to find but worth...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very nice meal at the Circle. We had lunch as had no trouble getting a table. Our meals had plenty of flavor and service was good.

Thank The_Lawson_Family
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family went to the Columbia for lunch while on a trip to the area this June. We thought our food was delicious, our service was incredible & overall the experience was out of this world! We'd highly recommend it!

Thank Floridagatorgal88
Reviewed 6 days ago

In the summer, sticky heat of July, the 1905 Salad was a simple delight that was a wonderful palate pleasure. We followed our teens and wives around the circle and we were plenty warm. The service, the hot bread and whipped butter with a freshly...More

Thank Joel H
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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
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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 34236-1492
  • 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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