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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” (330 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (282 reviews)
“salad” (1,478 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1492
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an incredible place to have lunch in St. Armand's Circle. The view was, of course, terrific, but the food and service emphatically topped that. I tried the 1906 Special Reserve dark amber beer - it was good, but not Special. I had the...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ordered a several 1905 salads and Cuban Sandwiches for a birthday party for my elderly Father that can not get out of the assisted living facility he is now. So VERY disappointed that the take out food is NOT what you get at the...More

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food with the most delicious sangria you'll ever drink... made at your table by very entertaining servers! Be sure to buy the mix to take home and enjoy all year long!

Thank gracie17kg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always have to pay a visit to Columbia when I am in the area. Delicious food and drinks and a great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

Thank houlkerj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friends and I went for a week long girls trip to Sarasota, the Columbia was recommended by many people. We went for a late lunch after shopping in St. Armands Circle. Our server was excellent. The 1905 salad was delicious. The Cava Sangria was...More

Thank KellyB4322
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been here several times but our latest visit was disappointing The staff is still very nice and the ambiance is still there. But all of our entrees were very very bland. We even had to ask our server for some sauce and ketchup it was...More

Thank rusty9930
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Please delete this because your system wont let me discard what i started. This os a duplicate. Oh my. I do hope you discard it.

Thank goldcoasttenant
Reviewed 1 week ago

For all the hype and history about this restaurant, we were underwhelmed. We ordered the Paella and a few other things. The food was fine, but not great. Its also expensive for what you are getting. I grew up on Paella, so I'm probably a...More

1  Thank bnbretirees
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found out about this place from a friend who comes down several times a year. Wasn’t sure I would have time, and I am so glad I did. The food was out of this world!! Indoor and outdoor dining options, we opted for outside so...More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A family restaurant dating back to 1905, this is an excellent Cuban restaurant. The server was very attentive and they prepare and serve the salad,mojitos, and sangria at the table. Great experience!

Thank Jennifer M
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Questions & Answers
22 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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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