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Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

4.7
4.7
6435 reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Family-owned and operated for more than 116 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine.

Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men in the dining room.

Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella a la Valenciana, Roast Pork a la Cubana and fresh seafood specialties.

Don't miss the Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad®, prepared with our delicious, freshly made dressing, a 100-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil.

Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo.

Relax outdoors in our café or courtyard, or inside our Tapas Bar or Mediterranean-style dining rooms filled with hand-painted tiles and family heirlooms.

We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Open 365 days a year, including all holidays.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 84 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 566-1505

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Cristian Ortiz

  • Private party facilities

    (Because of social distancing guidelines, groups and/or parties of more than 10 are temporarily not allowed. ) For small groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor dining area to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor dining areas and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.

  • Private party contact

    Howard Benson: (407) 566-1505

  • Area

    Celebration

  • Cross Street

    Front St. & Sycamore St.

  • Parking Details

    Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Tapas Bar. The Columbia in Downtown Celebration opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and overlooks Celebration's picturesque lake. The Columbia is situated within a community with small town charm, offering a variety of designer boutiques and shops, and next door to a movie theater.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 6,435 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. M

    Myakka58

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary at The Columbia. The food was absolutely delicious and our service was outstanding. Highly recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server Cornell was fantastic.
  3. w

    wamy

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Orlando for a conference. We were trying different food genres each night. This was by far the best restaurant! Service was top notch. Everyone ordered different appetizers and entrees- none of them disappointed. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Food was absolutely fabulous; and, the decor and ambiance was perfect.
  4. n

    nolamichele

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining here. The food is always excellent and the service is always perfect
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious with great service
  6. OB

    OBXlover

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent wait staff.
  7. j

    justinjamz

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant never disappoints. They always go out of their way to uphold the traditional set over 100 years ago by the restaurant founders. The service was impeccable, the kind of service you expect in an old world restaurant, the food was above my expectations as usual, especially their famous salad. Only they could elevate a salad like this, to where I need to go back to just have the entree version. The salad and the sangria was made table side, another classy touch, and each member of our table was given a huge portion of freshly baked Cuban bread. I stuffed myself, was able to take leftovers home and enjoy them again the next day.
  8. RG

    RoaeannG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating at this location in Celebration. It was an enjoyable evening. Our server was delightful and very attentative. The food was outstanding. We highly recommend The Columbia at Celebration.
  9. LS

    LorettaS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Cornell was outstanding and makes they dinner most enjoyable.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing. Maria was our server and she was NOT as attentive as we like. She spent most of the time hiding in the kitchen. We needed to ask other waiters to call her to even refill our drinks. The Paella was amazing. The rest of the meal was great.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Columbia never disappoints. Always quality food with great service.
  12. HD

    HelenD

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Columbia Restaurant is part of our engagement story and so 37 years later it is a yearly tradition for us to go there on our wedding anniversary! The food is wonderful, the ambiance is very engaging, the server very helpful. Dress up or dress more casually. A great place for a celebration.
  13. DM

    DanielleM

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful and fantastic food. Service was outstanding as usual. Highly recommend and such a fun location.
  14. LE

    LEM1

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roberto was very good. Enjoyed the mushroom appetizer.
  15. AM

    AnaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The waitress was rude with me and with my family. She was in a bad mood during the entire time that we were there. Never in my life will be there!
  16. DA

    DACSWC

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent good and great wait staff
  17. MW

    MichelleW

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing as normal! We love the 1905 salad!
  18. SL

    SteakLovers

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Father’s Day at Columbia Restaurant. The ambiance was very nice. My husband loved the paella and my fish was filled with flavor. We ordered the mojito pitcher which was very good. For appetizer, we ordered the empanadas which were delicious. The prices were very reasonable. We will definitely return. Our waitress-Christiana was very attentive. This was our second time visiting Columbia Restaurant and our second time with Christiana.
  19. LL

    LisaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Stuffed Shrimp "Jesse Gonzalez" and my husband had the "Grilled Grouper" Boths dishes were delicious! 😋 We completed the meals with the Key Lime Pie and the White Chocolate Bread Pudding! OMG is all we can say!
  20. SU

    SUNSHINE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FOOD AND SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A HOLIDAY. THERE WASN'T ONE THING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. YOU WON'T BE SORRY IF YOU GO. WAITRESS WAS OUTSTANDING.
  21. K

    Katy3

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good and the service was impeccable
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks
  23. V

    Vlad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a cuban/latin not spanish food but fantastic, recommended!
  24. EJ

    EllieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Columbia and try to eat here every time we are in Florida! Great food, great service, and a great experience!
  25. d

    dinad

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic, service was good this time. Martini was nice a cold, food yummy. Only thing- never got offered extra cheese and fresh pepper for my 1905 salad. Other than that was a fantastic fathers day
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  27. BC

    BettyC

    Orlando

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Columbia has excellent sangria and Cuban-centered menu!!!!!
  28. KB

    KentB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to eat at the Columbia Restaurant for our 33rd wedding anniversary celebration dinner. All I can say is that it certainly did not disappoint in any way! The service, the ambience and the food were all fantastic! Thank you all so much for a memorable dining experience with my wife.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and stellar service! You will consider leaving your husband for the bread they serve and it just gets better from there. Shout out to the bread pudding and platanos. Bonus shout out for making the cava sangria right at our table!
  30. CW

    CasondraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an Amazing Time! My friends and I totally are coming back!
  31. HK

    HillaryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most wonderful dinner at Columbia Restaurant! The appetizer trio was worth it to test the stuffed mushrooms, scallops, and empanadas. My husband and I both got steaks that were cooked perfectly and incredibly well-seasoned. The ambiance and three desserts we tried (key lime pie, chocolate tres leches, and flan) made for a perfect birthday celebration meal in the heart of the beautiful town of Celebration! We will definitely return for more!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Surprised us with a flan desert for our anniversary.
  33. SB

    StevenB

    Lancashire

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    We really had a bad experience last Thursday night. The mango cocktail wasn’t made fresh because the waiter said it had to defrost. I had roast pork for main, it was dry and Luke warm, the sides were nearly cold, the waiter said it was hanging around for my wife’s steak to be cooked. My wife never liked her steak but was hungry and ate the steak but left the sides. It ruined our anniversary
  34. TI

    TIKKY

    Orlando

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Went to celebrate my son’s anniversary. Six years ago they announced their engagement at Columbia. Food was very tasty. Waitress either had too many tables or was just not attentive enough
  35. JT

    JerryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place to try when visiting Disney. Great location in Celebration, Florida.
  36. FS

    FrederickS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the server were great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Columbia is awesome! We eat here every time we come to Orlando!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I am giving this restaurant 3 stars because overall the meal was overpriced and unappealing. I had the eggplant dish that tasted like a bready Pattie and smothered in a sour cheese. No chorizo as stated in the description. No veg or potato/rice was served with it. My partner had the stuffed shrimp that were very tasty but the veggies were frozen and unappetizing. Rice was OK.
  39. PS

    PatriciaS

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Jose, was excellent and the food, as always, was delicious! One of our favorite restaurants!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Changed reservation without any issues!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 566-1505.

Columbia Restaurant - Celebration is rated 4.7 stars by 6435 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 84 times today
Google Map for Columbia Restaurant - Celebration

649 Front Street Celebration, FL 34747

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Front St. & Sycamore St.

  • Area

    Celebration

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free parking on the street, or in public parking lots.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Cristian Ortiz

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Tapas Bar. The Columbia in Downtown Celebration opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks and overlooks Celebration's picturesque lake. The Columbia is situated within a community with small town charm, offering a variety of designer boutiques and shops, and next door to a movie theater.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (407) 566-1505

  • Private party facilities

    (Because of social distancing guidelines, groups and/or parties of more than 10 are temporarily not allowed. ) For small groups, we offer an outdoor courtyard and indoor dining area to host your birthday or anniversary party, office party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Choose from our banquet menu or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. Our Mediterranean-style dining rooms are surrounded by outdoor dining areas and hundreds of hand-painted Spanish tiles and family heirlooms, specially selected to create an old-world charm and ambiance that lend an atmosphere of warmth and elegance to any gathering.

  • Private party contact

    Howard Benson: (407) 566-1505

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