St Augustine, FL: Two dinner recommendations please....
- ekutluay Jan 18, 2013 01:03 PM
Road trip to Miami in 2 weeks.
Will stop overnight in St Augustine on the way to Miami and back.
Considering Columbia Restaurant for one night, I don't about the quality of the food but wine list looks very promising...
Thank you in advance....
We also stayed in St Aug's on our trip to Fort Lauderdale. We ended up eating at a Spanish Tapas place in the historic part of town. I don't recall the name of the restaurant but there can't be too many there...
It was a nice evening and we would certainly return again. Decent wine list, interesting food. I would suggest making reservations.
South Florida chowhounder checking in on the Florida board! I am going to resurrect this post. I am headed here this weekend and have read the reviews. Are these good choices and am I missing any that should be substituted? I really only care about the food.
Here is my plan:
dinner - Harry's (I love cajun food) and Caps On The Water
lunch - Floridian, Spanish Bakery, and maybe Back 40 Cafe.
Thumbs up on both The Floridian (more upscale) and Back 40 (fun and casual; forever grateful to them for the introduction to pineapple in quesadillas!). Went to both for dinner though.
Really did NOT enjoy the Spanish Bakery. Everything we sampled (bread, sweet-potato empanada, ground beef empanada, lemon cookie) was dry and completely flavor-less. Was really underwhelmed by it all. Maybe we hit them on a bad day.
Try Old City House Inn & Restaurant, 115 Cordova Street. Small restaurant in a B & B, owners from South Africa. Great hospitality and excellent food and beverages.