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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
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 The carpets and chairs were dirty and the decor is very outdated.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!
Our entrees were good as was the wine we had chosen. The place lives up to its name. The padding on the seats is worn out and not all that comfortable. We experienced service issues and noticed another table did also. It also would have been nice to have a bartender on staff that was familiar with the classic cocktails. Scotch and vermouth is a Rob Roy, not a Manhattan. Basically for the price of the meal, I expect better.
Being this restaurant rated one of the best in town, we expected it to be a lot better than what we found it to be. We are locals and wanted to take friends visiting from California to a special place. We got there earlier than expected and sat in the courtyard which is beautiful. The place inside just stunk. Before sitting, we had to ask the waiter to remove the table cloth as it was awfully dirty (in fact, all of the table cloths oat the different tables were dirty). The food was alright, but really nothing special at all. The only thing I found to be great was the service provided by our Waiter - a very nice guy, assiduously attending to our comfort and wishes.
This is a lovely place for a date. Their outdoor garden area is quaint. Both service and food are excellent.
We had an excellent meal. They accommodated a special request without any concerns. Highly recommended if for nice ambience and excellent quality food.
We really enjoyed a romantic dinner here. The service staff was very polite and attentive. The food was beautifully and well executed. I think the main key that highlighted how classy this restaurant is was the fact that we got a sorbet in between courses to cleanse our palette, you rarely see that in a restaurant unless it's very fancy. I think the ambience and location is charming. Its definitely worth the value.
Food tasted great, but two of our 3 meals were under cooked. Beware that beef or lamb cooked medium here is actually med-rare or less. Great wine selection. Our server could have had a human personality but he was technically proficient. It has a unique ambiance and the food tasted great, but with all the options in St. Augustine we won't be back for quite awhile.
Front-of-house could use improvement - arrived 15 minutes early for mid-evening dinner, greeted warmly, invited to wait in a small lounge area, and then ignored. There was an opportunity missed to serve us wine or cocktails while we waited. There was also very uneven attention paid to some tables/guests vs others by the hostess. Eventually, the food and service met our expectations, which are high when we limit our search to fine dining restaurants.
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