The server turnover here is outrageously high. The ambiance is quaint just like the town of St Augustine. It was fun even though it was dish-washing, the culture was very accepting and nice I have many friends and business associates from my time of work there. The store is actually pretty big but so is the restaurant. There are three levels to the restaurant.
Hubby also orders something different each time. Then when our food came my husband didn't get the side of vegetables that were a part of the order. I love the decor at Columbia, the Spanish tiles, with charming arches, nice pottery that reminds me of Spain. But while aesthetically pleasing, this place had awful service and mediocre, overpriced food. But here I was chaperoning a group of 4th grade students from my hometown of Gainesville, and though I would have loved to pile them all in to have lunch, they had appointments to keep and sights to see. And while we didn't have the sangrias, the tables around us praised it. The only downside is actually a gracious and kind hearted gesture by management, When red tide hit management kept all servers on same schedule.
We also had the Cuban bread with butter and key lime pie. Worried about the budget cost? Had a great late lunch here on this past Saturday. There was an ample amount for three to share. This was my second visit to Columbia, unfortunately, it was nowhere as good as my first visit. This last time in, the staff doted on me enough to load my salad up with off menu artichoke hearts and asparagus on request. But the recipe below is so tasty… read on! Thanks Colombian for making our last night in the city the best night. We also provide information like public services police, fire stations, etc.
Great service and in the middle of the action! Bottom line is this job is not worth it. The server tried as hard as he could to rectify the situation but I think there was too much bad already that it could not be brought back. The next two or three girls that come in the morning clock in about an hour afterward and take care of setting up the lobby. I just just left the Columbia for lunch with family and holy crap it was delicious. All he said: I will talk to the waiter.
The server tried as hard as he could to rectify the situation but I think there was too much bad already that it could not be brought back. It exudes the same quality as their other locations in South Florida, along the Gulf Coast. The atmosphere and food were great, but the service was not what you expect at an upscale restaurant. We ordered the 1905 salad, mussels and chorizo tapas, picadilla with black beans and rice and plantains. We took it and showed up a little early.
Next time I promise to post pictures! The last time we were there, a table next to us had everything wrong with their food. I have always had exceptional service here. Time for the entrees, one entree was sent back because it was inedibly cold, another was also cold but the guy was so hungry he ate it cold, mine was warm and decent but nothing to brag about, the fourth person ordered an appetizer. You must also maintain the cleanliness of the front desk and restrooms. The service was awful, we were waiting just for the tea for 25 minutes. I ordered red sangria, 1905 Salad with shrimp, a Cuban sandwich and white chocolate bread pudding for dessert all of which I shared with my husband. I loved my time with them.
Nice restaurant in downtown St. The employees in the hostess department are usually very close. Both were awesome and I would definitely order again. For the price, you could find something better. The location is convenient, but the century-old family menu, formulated and slowly perfected over decades, has brought a clear reigning status for this historic restaurant in St. For dessert, we had to try their key lime pie relatives who had it at Columbia before recommended to us and it surely didn't disappoint. My grilled chicken was super dry and I was only able to eat it because of the sauteed onions I requested to be added.
I ordered the Cuban sandwich and it is worth skipping and going for something more exotic than a flattened ham and cheese sandwich. My wife had the pompano in papilla. Whenever I go there I think of when I was in middle school and school would let out early. It looked great and the portions were solid, but it just wasn't worth twenty-something dollars. Fishing, diving, surfing, parasailing and other water sports are plentiful around the area. The flamenco dancers are phenomenal and to see them dance daily is incredible.
I was invited to to share about the Hypolita Street businesses that are open during the heavy construction. I personally I think it's one of the most aesthetically pleasing restaurants of the area. My wife called a couple days ahead of time and was told that the best they could do was give us a reservation at 3:30 p. They also sell their own mix! The flatbread was the highlight of my meal. She also had a side of asparagus which was gone before I could get a taste. Pompano stuffed with shrimp and crab and baked in a paper bag.