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 Monday -Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wine, Wine Bar
Old City House Ratings and Reviews
Staff was wonderful and attentive - but ...
Staff was wonderful and attentive - but not overly so. It was our best meal of our three day weekend.
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.
The food and service were absolutely ama ...
The food and service were absolutely amazing! If you're looking for a date night spot or holiday place or just want a nice meal out, this is the place to go.
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Easy reservations through open table
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.
My Senses Sighed
We wish we went earlier during our vacation week because then we would've gone back! The dinner was delicious. Hot, fresh, scrumptious. The warm bread...yum! Unfortunately for us we live 1500 miles away or we'd go back often.
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.
Fabulous Easter dinner
We enjoyed an exceptional Easter dinner on the busy holiday weekend in Saint Augustine. The food was fantastic and the service impeccable. We will definitely return on our next visit!
The food was quite tasty and enjoyed by all of us. When we first arrived and we were seated, it took awhile for someone to bring water, start the process. But after that, service was fine.
Delicious food! Large quantities, come hungry. Presentation of all dishes beautiful! I had the Chilean sea bass and my husband had the lamb, both were quite tasty! Would definitely get reservations again. 5 stars!
Wonderful, quiet little place. Stopped b ...
Wonderful, quiet little place. Stopped by for lunch today. Best Cuban sandwich I've ever eaten, and I've lived in South Florida, so that is saying a lot. Waitress was super friendly, and even wrote Happy Birthday in raspberry sauce on my Fiancée's dessert. Would highly recommend.
Excellent meal in a busy city
Our meal for the second time was excellently consistent. The food, service, and atmosphere was relaxing and exceptional. It is a bit more expensive, but worth the money for the food and service. The staff is great, and presentation is very good. After a busy day walking all over and enjoying the town, enjoy an excellent meal and service here.
Excellent food in a nice atmosphere
We found the food here to be better than the reviews we had read. It is definitely 4 stars.
Wonderful as usual
Everyone in our group of six said we had picked a great place. One friend who attends cooking classes all over the world was very impressed. Our waiter was knowledgeable and fun. It is not a large dinning area so reservations are a must. We have been there for dinner several times but lunch was just as nice.
The crab bisque was fantastic, lots of c ...
The crab bisque was fantastic, lots of crab, creamy yet light broth, really good!! Melon and prosciutto was delicious. The sashimi special was good but the lamb entree was a little weak. Perfectly cooked lamb but the Demi sauce was poorly seasoned and the mashed cauliflower was bland. Our waiter, Matt, was excellent and the prices reasonable.
Our first trip to St. Augustine and our dinner at Old City House was wonderful. Everything was done to perfection.
Recommended by a local. Great service and food.
Our server Peggy was excellent. Lovely and quaint location right in the center of town. It appears there is also a ghost on the property. The owner Juan is very personable and made sure all his customers were happy. I would go back again.
Outstanding in all respects
From the beginning to the end, Old City House never disappoints! The ambiance, the service, the presentation of your meal is excellent. Whether you are a local or a visitor to St, Augustine, your dining experience will be memorable.
Over the top
Fantastic service followed up by a delicious meal. Good location in a great city. Many choices in this city and this one rates at the top.
Worth a visit
Dinner for four on a Thursday night- The hostess was friendly but not very welcoming to the vegetarian in the group. Two of had the "Zarzuela"- a shellfish stew in a light saffron broth-- mostly shells without a bold flavor. The appetizers- a smoked fish dip was superb--were very good. The salads were good but not special. There was a tour group eating next to us, which did not help the service or the ambience. The building is very inviting, evoking the Ancient City theme; the lighting soft-- could be a great place for a quiet romantic dinner on the right night.
Everything was very good. However I wou ...
Everything was very good. However I would not list this restaurant as casual for dinner. It really should say business casual.
Old City is one of our favorite places to relax and enjoy great food, service and an unhurried atmosphere!!!
Perfect in every way!!
Perfect in every way!!
Fabulous food and setting -my husband an ...
Fabulous food and setting -my husband and I gave it a 9.5 on a scale of 10. I'll add we were there on Valentine's weekend and it was packed so a little noisy and our table was next to the "waiting area" and people were sitting next to our table so a little awkward. A different table would have been a 10.
Great B&B restaurant. Excellent food and ...
Great B&B restaurant. Excellent food and service. James our waiter was super.
Go here - we will be back. The food was outstanding, and my feeling is that this is a hidden gem. Well worth the time to visit. Relax, and enjoy - its very very good.
Excellent place for any occasion
We thuroughly enjoyed our experience at Old City House. We were seated quickly and before our reservation time. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was fantastic. We started with a civeche appetizer that was very good. The Beef tenderloin was perfectly prepared medium rare and the ossobuco fell right off the bone. For dessert we had a lemon creme brûlée which was really good. We will be back next time we're in St Augustine.
This was an absolutely wonderful experience, it was BY FAR the best meal I have ever had (not kidding). The flavor, presentation, and timing was like something you would see on TV. The restaurant is small, there is probably only 15 tables in the whole place, and is in the historic distric all which give it an intimate, romantic ambiance. This place is a gem and I will absolutely go back.
I made a request for a quiet table to on ...
I made a request for a quiet table to one of our party being hearing impaired and the restaurant had given us the best table for that purpose. All four of us were comfortable, enjoyed our meals and the service. We will return.
Food was good. Service was lousy.
Was special occasion, ordered drinks and bottle of wine. Cost $160 for 2. Our waiter acted as bartender when the Drinks tour would arrive. He would make 15 to 20 drinks and leave us hanging. Hasd to ask 2 other waiters for normal service. No apologies offered. Steak served cold, had to send back.
The food and service were outstanding a ...
The food and service were outstanding and the best we had during our month-long stay in St. Augustine.
We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Old City House and had a very pleasant evening. Our waiter, Alberto, was very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. I had the Sea Bass which was excellent and my husband had one of the evening specials which was a mix of seafood in a cream base (that's all I remember about it as I do not eat cream dishes). He said it was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed it. We ordered a dessert which was described as a coconut lemon cheesecake. We did not especially enjoy this as it lacked much flavor and was more of a custard consistency than cheesecake. It was one of those things that you keep taking bites of, thinking the next bite will be better.....but isn't. Overall our dinner was very good and I would go back again.
Fine Dining With Friends
Outstanding dining experience, food well prepared and delicious as well as its presentation, service was excellent, and selections were very nice.
Hosted a business dinner for 8 people an ...
Hosted a business dinner for 8 people and we all had a great time. Service and food were great
A pleasant surprise and hidden gem
We were intrigued by the restaurant because it was nearby our hotel, highly rated on Open Table, but not recommended by the hotel. Our waitress was outstanding in both her service and her knowledge of the bar and food menus. The cocktails, wine and food were outstanding with a robust selection for a small and quiet restaurant of the size.
Went to the Inn for a quiet birthday dinner. I had the evening special of the rib eye steak with a glass of Louis Martini Cabernet. Delicious and very prepared.
45 minutes between courses
While our waiter was very pleasant, the end result was average food after a 45 minutes wait between the salad and entree. My chicken Milanese was just warm with over cooked vegetables. Overpriced for the product.
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