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Culina Modern Comfort Food
295 Herlong Ave.
Rock Hill, SC 29732
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Culina Modern Comfort Food Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday 5-10pm
Brunch: Sunday 10-2pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday through Friday 5-7pm
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Global, International, Comfort Food
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
A word from Culina Modern Comfort Food
Culina is independently owned and operated. Culina is a certified green operation.
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We had eaten at Culina a few
times, but the narrow menu selection and very intricate foods (great for foodies), no substitutions or even take-out made return trips not as desirable, especially for those of a more basic palette. HOWEVER, new management, new chef and revamped kitchen staff, along with improved and greatly expanded menu selections (in combination of all those really unique flavor blended items still there) have made for a wonderful dining experience. It is more relaxed, with "manly" meals and substitutions now allowed. Gone is the stuffy, pretentious chef and "his" wants. Under the new staff, the focus is now where it always belonged, with the customer. Great turnaround!!"
Dined on 2/21/2014
The food is wonderful here, which
is why I keep going back! It is a great place to go with friends family and even for a special occasion!"
Dined on 2/25/2014
We love love love Culina! The food
and service are great. Every meal is wonderfully prepared - the BEST restaurant in the area."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Just went back to Culina following
management's ousting of former executive chef. Culina still features mostly the same menu; but the food is not good. Tomato pie, once noteworthy offering, is now terrible. Don't bother eating here. There were only 15 people in the place last Saturday night."
Dined on 2/8/2014
This was our first visit. The food
was excellent, I only gave four star as it wasn't quite the 100% top-of-the-line i.e. make McNinch House. The servers were knowledgeable and polite and prompt. However for the entire restaurant there were only two waiters and one bartender on a busy Saturday night. We will definitely visit again. Hopefully service issues will be ironed out."
Dined on 1/25/2014
When Culina opened my wife and I
were very excited about this being in Rock Hill, and we had a couple of really wonderful meals, with interesting and tasty food options. Regrettably, our subsequent experiences have been increasingly disappointing. The service level has dropped (wait staff seems less trained, and not as engaging and friendly), and more importantly the food is not nearly as good. The options are less imaginative and the taste has decreased. This particular visit we found the food over salted and ‘just not very good’. For decent ‘non-chain’ dining, we will have to find another option in Rock Hill, or just go to Charlotte instead."
Dined on 1/10/2014
Why must every restaurant have a
big screen TV? Can't you have upscale dining without watching football? You cannot be all things to all people."
Dined on 1/4/2014
My girl friends and I had very
high hopes for this restaurant…..new….modern……we were all disappointed. First let me say that the Carmel Apple Salad was EXCELLENT,the other items we ordered were very good . However the bar ran out of drink ingredients, service was VERY slow….no apologies were ever made, when asked if they had dessert the waiter said he "did not know"…..so we went to Amelies for dessert and coffee…..I think the restaurant has potential…..but there are MANY kinks that need to be worked out."
Dined on 1/2/2014
We are always on the look out for
restaurants that use local produce and food sources, which Culina provides. But they go above and beyond by enhancing your standard southern dish such as shrimp and grits, with a twist. There is always something special on the menu, and everything looks so lovely on the plate. We've been there about 10 times now and have never been disappointed. Try there Sunday brunch... the Bloody Mary bar is fabulous! As well as the blue berry french toast. Wow! So good!!"
Dined on 12/13/2013
This restaurant needs Rock Hill's
support. My wife and I often go before we attend the theater in Charlotte. Support local restaurants. Very good food and tasty wine."
Dined on 12/14/2013
Decided to try culina for our 9th
anniversary dinner,usually we go to Villa Antonio's,was blown away with presentation and not to mention the taste that was out of this world. My wife fell in love with the sweet potato fries.Definately will be back.Have also spread the word about your restaurant. Thanks again for an awesome dining experience."
Dined on 12/3/2013
Culinas is wonderful from the
moment you are greeted at the door throughout your entire dining experience. Their food is fresh, innovative and to be savored. You can share small plates if you choose or not. The scallops are a must have and another favorite is the caramel apple salad. They chage the items on the menu so it's always interesting. We are so lucky to have this quality restaurant in our community."
Dined on 12/1/2013
Excellent all over. Great drinks,
great food, great price. Going back!"
Dined on 11/23/2013
This is my 4th trip since they
opened. The first within 6 months of their opening and the food quality was excellent. Recently, menu lacks cohesiveness. Things are over spiced or poorly paired. Most is over cooked. Many times salads come well into the meal. They explain things come out at varying times, but often it is not spaced well and it is feast or famine. There has been nothing "amazing on the menu the past three trips and old stand bys such as the Mac and cheese or tomato tart have been disappointing."
Dined on 11/15/2013
I always enjoy meeting my friends
at Culina. The food is excellent and the service is very good. We like to linger after our meal and talk and we never feel rushed. Culina is a fantastic addition to the Rock Hill restaurant scene - very few other restaurants can compare."
Dined on 11/8/2013
Moscow Mule Tuna chop chop Loved
the salad and drinks"
Dined on 10/29/2013
The atmosphere is inviting...the
menu is fresh...the food presentation and quality were exceptional! The dinner menu's pricing ($8-16) was extremely reasonable, given the portion size and ingredients. The service was "five star" all the way. The Proprietor/Chef is young, talented, and has obviously found his niche in the restaurant industry. Culina Modern Comfort Food opened Thanksgiving of 2012; Rock Hill, and surrounding areas, needs to support this venue to insure its longevity and success. It is a short drive from the Lake Wylie area. You MUST give this "Little Gem" a try!"
Dined on 10/30/2013
Easily one of the nicer places in
town, I've been three times and like it more each time."
Dined on 10/24/2013
This is a great find in the York
County area, Rock Hill, SC. The atmosphere was fun and relaxing and the food was fantastic. The Smoked Crawfish Mac-n-Cheese rivals Capital Grill's Lobster Mac-n-Cheese. The Executive Chef uses local ingredients and all dishes are made fresh. It has a Tapas theme for the menu. Great Cocktail choices, try the Moscow Mule if you like Mojitos. Will be taking friends next time!"
Dined on 10/20/2013
What a nice surprise to find this
great restaurant in Rock Hill! Fresh ingredients and creative dishes, at the right price. We had a family dinner after a Winthrop soccer game. Everybody loved it, from the dieting mom to the hungry teens. Loved the poached pear salad, the sweet potatoes fries, and the desserts. Great service as well. We'll visit again when in Rock Hill."
Dined on 10/17/2013
My friends and I love Culina. We
have been there for dinner and Sunday brunch. The chef is creative and the food is outstanding. Sunday brunch includes a Bloody Mary bar or bottomless Mimosas. The service is always good and we are always comfortable to relax to enjoy a glass of wine and talk after our meal. This restaurant is a gem!"
Dined on 10/12/2013
We've been five times in the past
two months, and we've enjoyed it every time. I'm ready for an expanded menu or more seasonal specials. To anyone looking for an independent proprietor serving stellar cuisine, this is the place to go. Culina has become our "go to" place when we want the best meal to be had in the area."
Dined on 10/6/2013
My only disappointment was I do
not eat seafood and I would say 90-95% of all entrees were seafood base. Be great to diversify menu a little. . A little pricey but great date night"
Dined on 10/6/2013
Culina is a great culinary find in
Rock Hill. Chef-owned, menu suited to the season, nothing ordinary, wonderful cocktails. Try their Supper Club. Amazing food and drink. You'll always experience something new!"
Dined on 10/5/2013
We were traveling to Hilton Head
Island for vacation from WV. We wanted to drive halfway & stay all night. While in the car, I was looking for restaurants in Charlotte when Culina popped up. We decided to drive on to Rock Hill, SC just to try the restaurant based on Open Table reviews. We are so happy that we made that decision! We weren't familiar with how to enjoy the "comfort" food. Our waitress was very patient in explaining that you can buy a few items because the food is all meant to share. The tomato pie was great! We ordered the Hanger Skewer and the Blood Orange Redfish. My boyfriend fell in love with the pickled peppers on the skewer plate! Chef Michael topped it off with a warm, personal visit to our table. Perfect!"
Dined on 8/31/2013
This was the absolute PEFECT place
to take an overnight guest to Sunday brunch after church. It was inviting, friendly and the food was eclectic and delicious! The crab benedict, veggie benedict, and chicken and waffles were incredible! We will be back SOON for dinner and definitely will return for brunch!"
Dined on 8/25/2013
Our first visit to Culina in Rock
Hill was more than a pleasant surprise. I can not say enough good about the food. Chef Michael has won us over. (as I am a former executive chef myself, I am highly critical when it comes to the dining experience) He has created a small but elegant menu that blends taste, texture, presentation, and timing almost perfectly. The smaller portions are just the right size for 2 to share X2 as starters. Tomato Pie, and Crab cakes - great!. The larger portions were also sized right to share. 2 to split for the two of us. No leftovers, but satisfying portions. Redfish with fennel and watercress = A+ , Crawfish Mac & Cheese was a close second. Dessert was great as well. Can't wait to return!!"
Dined on 8/10/2013
My husband and I had lunch this
past Friday at Culina's. From the time we entered the restaurant, we were treated cordially by the hostess and waiter. The menu was so appealing that it was hard for us to decide on a choice. We were pleasantly surprised with our lunch of a roast beef sandwich with cheddar and carmelized onions and crab cake sliders. The sides of cole slaw and sweet potato french fries were excellent as well. Our only regret was that we were too full to order dessert, but there's always next time....."
Dined on 8/9/2013
We had a group of five for my
wife's birthday and everything was perfect, the service was very attentive and the food was exceptional."
Dined on 8/9/2013
We have needed a restaurant like
Culina for a long time in Rock Hill. Food is better with each visit. Love sharing good food and times with friends at Culina."
Dined on 8/4/2013
This is the best restaurant in RH,
and perhaps the best ever. The food rivals that of any major city. Presentation and taste, superb. Wine list needs work but other rhan that, this is a great place to eat."
Dined on 7/26/2013
Both visits to date have been
wonderful with creative choices and exceptional presention. Half-off wine night was a nice surprise as well."
Dined on 7/20/2013
Food very good, service adequate,
drinks and food very slow to arrive. We had a reservation and were there 1 hr and 50 minutes. This is not France. Slow is not the preferred style. We enjoyed it and left a good tip but slow just won't do. For some reason people that were seated 20 minutes after us got there food before we did. Not returning."
Dined on 7/17/2013
The dinner menue was almost
nonexistant and we found out why when we asked the waiter who informed us that it was a take on a tapas bar and therefore lots of little dishes; even the entrees, if you could call them that were very small. The prices should have reflected that you were supposed to order a few dishes to share. A goup of us went for dinner, and although what we had was well done and tasty, just wasn't filling. Perhaps, if they had a small salad to go along with something else, it would have been better."
Dined on 7/12/2013
On our most recent visit, the
place was almost empty. We enjoyed the food and the service was great. The chef even sent out a little something for us to celebrate our anniversary."
Dined on 6/23/2013
Don't have normal "single dishes."
They have cold dishes/salads to be shared as a sort of appetizer between 2 people as a small start & their "main dishes" are called "share pates" with 2, 3, or more of the item meant to be shared. Great way for people who LOVE good food to dine. Enough to fill you up without overloading you. My wife & I had two share plates & a cold plate & were both satisfied. Had we not gotten a bottle of wine, our bill would have only been in the low $40 range. Choices are eclectic & delicious. Presentation is attractive & appetizing. Service is attentive without being cloying. My only complaint was that they were out of the first 2 bottles of wine we tried to order & we had to go with our 3rd choice."
Dined on 6/19/2013
Tomoto pie was great! Pork sliders
with the right kick in them. Scallops were my favorite."
Dined on 6/15/2013
Love this neighborhood gem. My
wife and I eat at Culina whenever we can. We love the food, the atmoshere and the staff. Makes a great martini, has a diverse wine selection and super delicious food. Last time my wife and I shared the cheese tray and each had the scallops; it was divine. We are so thankful to have a restuarant of this caliber right here in our neighborhood."
Dined on 6/1/2013
Enjoyed the food. The service was
very good. The food choice is a bit eclectic. Really hope this restaurant survives, but I don't think Rock Hill is ready to support such a diverse menu. They might need to add a few "normal" items to draw in others. Watched an older couple come in, sit down, review the menu and get up and leave."
Dined on 5/26/2013
We had become big fans of the
place since it opened, going 3 or 4 times a month. Then we skipped a couple of weeks and they made big changes to the menu. What a difference. Most of our favorites were gone, and replaced by rather bizarre sounding items. When I finally settled on the Thai wings, they were too hot and strange tasting, and I really like both hot food and Thai. The calamari seemed to have been made from recycled tires. And the cheese plate for 15 bucks was totally uninspired. Thankfully they still have the mussels in ginger beer. They were as good as ever. We'll be giving them a time out for a while, in hopes that they wake up and re-revise the menu, either back to the old one, or to something more appealing."
Dined on 5/22/2013
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