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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar
Old City House Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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