The Columbia Restaurant Sarasota is located on St. Armands Circle in Lido Key. Relax in one of our Mediterranean style dining rooms or enjoy an outdoor table on the patio while sampling our award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine.
Here you can sample a taste of fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, along with century-old family recipes like Paella 'a la Valenciana,' Snapper 'Alicante,' Pompano en Papillot and Filet Mignon 'Chacho'.
Enjoy lunch or dinner while surrounded by the circle's paradise of lush tropical landscaping that creates an international atmosphere of friendly warmth, enduring elegance, and timeless style. Columbia Sarasota opened in 1959 on St. Armands Circle, and is now the oldest restaurant in Sarasota.
Sarasota is a cultural haven with stunning beaches, acres of recreation, superb shops and galleries. St. Armands Circle is conveniently located near the beaches of Lido and Longboat Key. Lido Beach is located on Lido Key, one half mile southwest of St. Armands Circle. Explore the completely undeveloped and unspoiled North Lido Beach where you can walk under the Australian Pines or anchor a boat along the shore. Enjoy the park-like atmosphere of South Lido Beach or the public pool.
Longboat Key, a narrow stretch of eleven sun drenched miles, lies between the waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and provides an eloquent beach and bayfront setting for the ultimate in a tropical Florida vacation. Outdoor activities like golf, tennis, deep-sea fishing and boating are also nearby.
After your meal, stroll along the circle that resembles an elegant European market with bright tropical landscaping. It is home to more than 130 shops that pamper customers from all over the world.
We invite you to visit our on-site gift shop for a selection of unique gifts, fine cigars & accessories. And don't forget to take home 'A Taste of Columbia' with our World Famous '1905' Salad TM Dressing, sangria mix, Cuban and American roast coffee, hot sauce and Columbia seasoning. You'll also find a wide variety of unique hand-made and hand painted ceramic pieces imported from Spain.