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.
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
We have always passed by Old City House ...
We have always passed by Old City House and thought it looked like a place we would like to try for dinner. We wanted to go to St. Augustine on the spur of the moment to celebrate our Anniversary and decided we would ty the restaurant. We had great service with a knowledgeable waiter and the menu was varied and enticing. It's a small place and there were other diners but it remained quiet and easy enough to chat comfortably. Overall, the food was excellent, the service was great and the setting was perfect for old St. Augustine.
Nothing stood out at this restaurant. D ...
Nothing stood out at this restaurant. Do not understand these other reviews. Grant you it was August and very slow. We were the only table occupied in the restaurant and one other to follow. One server poured our water as soon as we arrived and spilled it without bothering to clean it up. It seemed as if there was annoyance that anyone showed up. The food was not very tasty either. I had the pork chop. To top off the night since the restaurant closed at 8 pm on a Sunday we were not offered dessert and the music was shut off. The time was 730. Don't waste your time here. Place needs sprucing too. Chairs were old.
The food was amazing, waitress (Peggy) i ...
The food was amazing, waitress (Peggy) is always the best - efficient, fun and beautifully kind. Have already recommended to some friends who have never had the pleasure of enjoying a meal at Old City House. Extra bonus is free parking. This is unusual for downtown Saint Augustine.
Menu not update with online menus. Under ...
Menu not update with online menus. Undertrained staff, server didn't know the whole menu, ingredients nor quantities per plate. Got a raw Scallop. Not impressed with Menu. Not impressed with food. Very Overpriced place. I have no problem to pay for good quality food, I understand this place isn't Norman's or Victoria & Albert (and far from Robuchon). Price should be cut in 1/2.
We were celebrating my birthday. Got ou ...
We were celebrating my birthday. Got our favorite table in the corner by the window. Nice and quite and romantic. Robin was our server and she was delightful. Took time to explain the dishes and also chatted with us briefly in between courses. The restaurant was built in the late 18th century so lots of atmosphere.
This visit I had the Crab Bisque and my wife had Gazpacho - both were delicious. I had the Cod and Scallop main with a datil pepper cream sauce - among the best fish dishes I've had. My wife had the beef tenderloin and it was very tender and delicious. We enjoyed a glass of wine and they surprised us with a special dessert for my birthday. It was a wonderful evening and we'll definitely go back.
Great atmosphere for quiet dining and vi ...
Great atmosphere for quiet dining and visiting with friends, and attentive service. Everything besides the entree is extra, including coffee. Only improvement suggestion would be a better selection of wines by the glass--$9 for house wine is steep, and there were only 2-3 alternatives.
My wife and I met a friend there for din ...
My wife and I met a friend there for dinner on Fathers Day and were very pleasantly surprised. The place had interesting décor, the wait staff was knowledgeable pleasant and patient and the food was outstanding. My wife and I travel a lot and we have become numb to all the chain restaurants so we are always looking for something local that is interesting with good food. This is it for St. Augustine FL! There are many good restaurants in St. Augustine but from now on when we want someplace that is casual and easy paced with outstanding food and service, this is it. Be sure to ask for Mack (our waiter - he was excellent)!
Old City Inn
This small intimate dinning spot is a great find in St. Augustine. The menu covers all tastes and from our selections it appears the chef has mastered them all. Our wait staff was very attentive and helpful. Though the room is relative small about every table was taken; yet the noise level was never a problem. If we are ever back in St. A's this will be on the top of our choices for dinner.
What a great find.Have lived in St.Augus ...
What a great find.Have lived in St.Augustine for a little over a year and have been eating out quite a bit. There are many good restaurants in St Augustine, but this was the very best so far. The ambiance is great and the food and service outstanding and worth the price. IF the owners keep up this high standard we will be back many times
Weekend in St. augustine
We were looking for a place with atmosphere and great food and service, we got it all at The Old City Inn and Restaurant. Our waiter, Alberto, was knowledgeable and attentive, yet didn't hurry us. The food was excellent. My wife said the duck was the best she has ever had. We can't wait to go back the next time we get to St. Augustine.
Worst dining experience - it took 1 1/2 ...
Worst dining experience - it took 1 1/2 hours to get our meal. Tables that had arrived after we were seated, received their dinner AND desert and we still had not been served our meal! The potato au gratin looked like all the chef did was slice a potato and put cheese on top (there was an inch of grease in this dish)
A bad day for a good restaurant?
Perhaps because it was Mothers' Day, we had a very poor experience here. We were given a special Mothers' Day menu rather than their usual menu. This was fine with us. I decided on the stuffed flounder but found that they were out of this dish even though it was only 6:30 in the evening. After I made a second choice, we actually started out well. My salad had an interesting sundried tomato dressing and fresh greens. My husband enjoyed the chicken mousse. My entree salmon was good but not great. I think the mustard sauce on it would have gone better with the original flounder dish. The real disaster was my husband's pork osso bucco. It was was over-cooked and irregularly warm and cold. Close to the bone, it was very cold. My husband guessed that it had been pre-cooked, frozen and badly warmed in a microwave. We told the waiter about the problem but had to request that it be removed from our bill since more than half of it was inedible. From a restaurant of reputation for fine dining, we expected better.
Four of us were seated immediately. Serv ...
Four of us were seated immediately. Service was professional and attentive. One of us had the special honey Dijon salmon, which he described as "the best salmon have ever had". My steak was prepared medium rare as requested, and was tender and flavorful. I enjoyed the key lime pie dessert with a Toblerone crust. The only flaw was that our four dinners were not served at the same time - my steak a couple of minutes after the first two dinners, then the salmon came several minutes later. But that didn't seem to be a pattern at nearby tables.
The Old City House is a gem!
My wife and I were so extremely fortunate to have stayed at their inn, in a lovely room, and equally fortunate to have thoroughly enjoyed their fine restaurant for an excellent dinner, but also for a lovely 'b &b' brunch, as this restaurant also serves as the dining room of the Inn.
There's a nice wine list and excellent service, as well as a full bar.
Charming, romantic setting
My husband and I wanted to walk around St. Augustine so we searched the open table app for restaurants. This restaurant was part of an Inn and was absolutely charming. Great place for a date night. Intimate, I felt like we were at a table all by ourselves in the restaurant. There were several diners but you did not hear them and my husband and I were able to converse without yelling. Our server was great even took the time to stuff our green olives with blue cheese for our martini's upon our request! The food was VERY good although I felt just a tad pricey. We had an enjoyable evening.
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