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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
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.
We decided to return to Old City House after not dining there for several years. The room was quiet and not crowded, as we remembered. The food was prepared excellently, and we enjoyed it; however, the service seemed very slow, with a long wait between our salads and entrees.
The place is very rundown and should be updated . The chairs are worn
out and I felt the springs of the bottom of the chair.
The filet mignon was just OK. I had to send it back as I ordered it medium and it came out rare! The potato gratin was undercooked and the potatoes very very hard. The brussels sprouts while tasty were very under cooked and very very hard. The cook doesn't seem to like to hear any input as she argued with The waitress that I had ordered rare when I ordered medium!
My husband ordered fish which did not say it was spicy. He actually likes spice but it was overly spiced as to not even finish it !
For the price of the entrées this is not a comeback.
The food was good but you will not find healthy there. The atmosphere was quaint but confined. The biggest problem was the pace of the meal. If you enjoy an ultra slow pace so you can sip wine, then this will fit your bill. For us, it was painfully slow and the food was not piping hot when served. Probably would not return or recommend.
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