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About Old City House
features creative cuisine, spiced with variety, in a casually elegant dining atmosphere. Located in a beautifully restored 19th century building, the Old City House offers it’s guests the chance to experience a personal selection of world cuisine in a Mediterranean atmosphere. Only the finest ingredients are used and all entrees are prepared to order featuring fresh seafood, pasta, beef, lamb, and pork. The intimate and charming dining room is conducive to a relaxed, comfortable meal which is served by a knowledgeable and professional wait staff.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Tuesday -Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm; Sunday 11:30-2:00
Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
king st. & Cordova st.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
Old City House Ratings and Reviews
The owners the food the service the ambiance and beyond the creative dishes the desserts everything was awesome we will definitely return
We sure loved it be sure and give them a try and their lodging in is awesome the rooms are impeccable clean updated and wonderful and centrally located
Enjoyed our dinner however a fellow diner had their 2 small dogs in a stroller next to our inside table. We had a lovely window table but my husband did not want to sit right next to 2 dogs so we asked to move. This is a very small dining room by the way. The dogs barked several times during our dinner. I'm sorry....I love animals but don't really think they belong in a fine dining restaurant in a stroller.
Had dinner there for July 4th. We had the crab cocktail appetizer. Also had some nice fresh bread with roasted garlic, olive oil & basaltic vinegar. Wife had crab cakes and I had the tenderloin. Steak was undercooked, but they put it back on, which was not an issue.
The place is in an old part of the town and looks small. When you are all in it is very home like. The living room waiting area is comfortable. The service is a step above where you are treated like a special family member. The beef was rare and tender, scalloped potatoes layered perfectly, and asparagus done right. Peggy made our time a special occasion as our 34th anniversary could not have been spent in a better place.
Service guilty of a big No-No. Don't walk up to a table that's in conversation and just bully your sentence over the top. Does it really waste so much of your valuable time to pause ever so briefly, to let the table pause conversation and recognize the server?? The ambience is charming, but the food isn't so special as to overcome a heavy handed server. I don't know if I will go again or recommend.
We ate outside and the area was lovely. Our waiter, Mack, was terrific, personable and knowledgeable about the food and the wines. We did a sort of informal tapas for two: she-crab soup, shrimp and scallop ceviche, the beet salad, and escargot, all lovely. By-the-glass wine list was small, but adequate and there were good values to be had.
We were celebrating our anniversary. Mack was our server. He was knowledgeable and easy to talk with. Food was excellent and we were even surprised with a special anniversary dessert. We'll definitely celebrate there again.
Also fro Weds through Saturday they serve an excellent lunch. The cheviche and beef ravioli with a chorizo cream sauce were delicious.
First and foremost, the food was very bland and extremely overpriced for what you get. Very old fashion and nothing innovative in term of cuisine. The carpets and chairs were dirty and the decor is very outdated. They ran out of the bottle of wine that we wanted to the exception of a bottle that was already opened. The waiter offered the wine by the glass but after serving one glass the second glass was short of a full serving and charged us for two full glasses. In addition, they ran out of prawns for the tasteless Cioppino. This place would never survive in Miami, our home town. Bottom line don't waste your money at the Old City House.
Gourmet from Miami.
We enjoyed our dining experience at Old City House. We especially enjoyed the attentive service and the food was delightful! I ordered the Cioppino, and I told my waiter that my mother made a vicious Cioppino- my favorite meal. I was not disappointed by the artistry and taste of the chef at the Old City House.
A wonderful birthday meal! My husband had the vegetable lasagna which was quite different and delicious. I had a fish dish with yucca, very good. I especially enjoyed the palate cleansing sorbet and asked if I could have it as my dessert. Our waiter was so accommodating and served us the sorbet in a martini glass! A wonderful dining experience!
We patronize this restaurant whenever we are in St. Augustine. Dinner last Thursday did not disappoint! The beef was tender and done right; the vegetables crisp and tasty. Shared a chocolate creme brulee for dessert. We did learn that going early (5:30 pm) allowed us to find a spot in the restaurant parking lot, as opposed to street parking (of which there was plenty at that time, too). Highly recommended -- a bit pricy, but well worth it.
Food was tremendous! 5-stars! The wine list was outstanding! The New Zealand lamb lollipops were delicious! The Pork Osso Buco was falling off the bone. I would recommend Old City House to all couples and families. The portion size were generous too!
I do have a bad comment though regarding the other couple that was dining when we were. This couple had a dog sitting on a restaurant chair them throughout their dining experience. I understand dogs are allowed in many restaurants these days, but this to me was not expectable for this venue., especially when I purchase $100 bottle of wine and $40 lamb dinner!
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