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Hampton Street Vineyard
Hampton Street Vineyard

Hampton Street Vineyard Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hamptonstreetvineyard.com
  • Phone: (803) 252-0850
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: William Murphy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Hampton Street Vineyard is available for private parties up to seventy people depending on your requirements. Through the years we have hosted many Wedding rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, sales meetings, and the National Trial Lawyers Association monthly dinners. We"ll rent you the whole place. Just let us know and we'll close our doors to the rest of the world for your special function. We also have the "Wine Room" available for smaller groups, this room will accommodate up to ten people and is available at no extra charge. It's a great place for you and your friends to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or conduct small business and sales meetings. Please make reservations for this room as soon as possible because of the high demand.
  • Private Party Contact: Leigh Talmadge (803) 252-0850

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Garage across the street next to the Marriott Hotel. Free after 6:00pm
A word from Hampton Street Vineyard
For fine dining in Columbia, SC, be sure to visit Hampton Street Vineyard. Our philosophy of food and wine is simple and straightforward. We use local products when possible, classic techniques at all times and make ourselves available to the influences of far-flung cuisines. Our menu changes quarterly in order to utilize each seasons unique offerings, keep the kitchen engaged and creative and of course to ensure your interest, entertainment and curiosity in this fine dining experience. Your server is well trained and passionate about food and wine. Please don’t hesitate to inquire about the preparation of our dishes or the nuances of our extensive wine list. Relax and enjoy. Thank you.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "This is a favorite when we are visiting Columbia. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Warm inviting atmosphere. Excellent service. Great wine selection. Creative menu selection. Chef did an excellent job of pairing flavors and textures. Sword fish was excellent as was the chocolate banana bread pudding. Better than expected! Loved the delightful aromas wafting in from the kitchen. It was a delightful dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The locals continue to come back to this place over and over- enough said."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was not familiar with the area and searched online for something convenient to the Marriott, for a dinner meeting. This restaurant is hidden right across the street. I arrived early, but enjoyed a great Zinfandel and studied the restaurant historical documents on the wall with the help of a charming staff member. By the time our group convened, it was a bit late for appetizers, but the menu offered some delightful choices. The swordfish the best I have tasted in sometime, but I don't often get this close to the coast. The cut was fresh and thick, and for me the portion size was perfect. Our waitress, "Brittany, if the food is good" was delightful. I look forward to dining here again soon."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great bar, great food, great evening. Have Neenah many times and have always had a wonderful time. One of the best."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed meeting an old friend for lunch at Hampton Street Vineyard. We both ordered the same lunch, which was the Gazpacho, and the Salmon over Grilled Vegetables with Roasted Corn and Peach Relish .....both were outstanding! Service was great, not too noisy to converse, and right off Main St., if you have errands to run downtown. I would definitely return to Hampton Street Vineyard."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Having lived and eaten our way around Europe and not seen or experienced anything close in Columbia, we were pleasantly surprised by this downtown gem. It felt as if we were back in Europe at a sidewalk cafe. A must try!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a great time…..Food was awesome. Service was excellent. Had not been to Hampton Street vineyards in years…will be going back more often now!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I took a couple of friends/co-workers out for dinner after work. The wine selection was impressive, the food was excellent as was the staff."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food and service was a solid 4, a little rushed on the service. Large sign on front door banning concealed carry, but did not apply to the guy at the bar drinking very heavy. He staggered down the street about 30 minutes after we arrived. The law give the owners of an establishment the right to ban concealed carry. I also have the right to not give them my business. I would worry that have a large sign out front banning concealed carry would not be an invitation to people that don't care about signs to pay them a visit. I will not be back. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We had dined here before and it was superb, brought friends back and was very disappointed. Saturday night service was 'odd,' food over spiced and marginal and kitchen staff could be heard from our table. Will not be going back anytime soon. Went elsewhere for dessert and after dinner drinks."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We're from Atlanta and go to Columbia some. We usually at the Marriott across the street and kept saying we should try Hampton Street Vineyard. Wow - should have gone before! Menu is unique and inspired, with the presentation matching the preparation. Selections were diverse, making it hard to choose. Food pricing is in line with a fine dining restaurant, but certainly not overpriced. Wine list is excellent, with many unexpected gems. Selection and pricing should satisfy anyone. Service is exceptional. Our server Brittany was low-key and charming, with a solid understanding of the menu. This restaurant satisfied us completely, making us contemplate when we can make our next trip to Columbia. A must-try for locals and visitors alike. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Will go again and will recommend. Wonderful lunch"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I love this place. The food and the service is always wonderful. I just wish they had valet parking. There are many times that I have made early reservations and had to park in the parking garage across the street. This certainly does not keep me from returning time and time again for the fantastic food."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Excellent all the way around...Menu is seasonal so definitely check in advance...not your ordinary of staples...I was limited because I am not a huge Fish or Duck guy...but I found the pork loin and it was fantastic. Wine selection is vast...which is an understatement and reasonably priced for the high dollar bottles. I will be back for sure."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went to Hampton Street Vineyard for its wine list, so I was very surprised to get the best ribeye I've ever eaten! My wife's sirloin was great too."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going to HSV for over 10 years. It used to be our favorite restaurant. Sadly, the food quality has declined over the past 2 years. The service, however, was excellent as usual. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed a birthday lunch for my husband at this favorite restaurant. The food and service were fantastic as usual!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I don't know why but I frequently forget to include this restaurant when contemplating where to go. Big mistake. Food is excellent, wine list extensive and reasonably priced, even low end wines were a catch. Always consistent. Only slight downsides are noise and lack of immediate parking. For a dining experience I don't think it can be beat in Columbia. We will remember to remember from now on."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We were seated in the Wine celler room, which has about6 tables and is both very romantic and separate from the gfeneral dining Area. Very extensive wine list at all price points. Friendly and knoedgable service . Food was excellent with its emphasis on local meats. , dish , and produce "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We returned from a day at the Masters to a late dinner at The Hampton Street Vineyard. The service was terrific and food fabulous. I spent 10 years in Maryland and came to appreciate great crab cakes. The crab cakes at Hampton Street were better than many I have enjoyed. My son had the duck which he said was also terrific. The wine list was expensive and very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent food, but not in a sophisticated foodie type way. The mussels were the star attraction. We couldn't get enough of delicious broth that came with them. The fried oysters were also delicious. Entrees were also very nice. Short Ribs, Filet, Duck and Shrimp and Grits were all enjoyed by our party. The service was a little spotty. Our waiter seemed a bit out of sorts. (Nearly spilling food and awkwardly attempting to engage our kids in chit chat.) He was also difficult to understand. That aside, I'd happily go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is a restaurant of great charm and delicious food and wine. Though relaxed in atmosphere, this classy restaurant has a sophisticated take on Southern food, such as the most succulent and light fried oysters we have ever had, and a black bean an andouille sausage soup that was delicious. This was followed by delicious duck breast with a bit of a Thai flavor, and beautifully cooked sea scallops. There were interesting wine offerings by the glass - good and not generic. Service was friendly and excellent. Whether you are local, or a visitor from out of town, if you like good food, Hampton Street Vineyard should be high on your list of places to try."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I travel to Columbia on business once or twice a month and always eat at this restaurant. The food is very good and the service, depending on the waiter, is also. My partner and I ate there this week and to our surprise, noted the tip was already included in our bill. The tip was 20%. Our service was ok, but I thought we both had to request drink refills, etc., more than usual as the wait staff usually can see an emplty glass and refill them ( non-alcoholic drinks). At any rate...it was a surprise."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience, great service, delicious food!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Hampton Street Vineyard is always good and very consistent. I arranged dinner for a group of 10 co-workers from out of town and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was attentive."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable meal. Very good food (I had the duck) followed by tiramisu. Decent wine list. Nice ambiance, not the usual barn-like room. Would go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "As usual, the Hampton Street Vineyard produced outstanding seafood; almost up to Charleston gourmet standards. I regard it as the best in Columbia. My wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary there. The sauces are outstanding and the Shrimp & Grits, Mahi Mahi and Crusty Flounder are among the best to be found. Veggies are slightly crunchy and fresh. No Columbia restaurant has a more extensive (and expensive) wine offering so make it a special event. The dress is casual for a fine restaurant. The only downside is that the ceramic flooring, hard walls and reflective ceiling makes the ambiance very loud so you could not call it a romantic environment."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I dined here a few months back during a work function and the food as well as the service was fantastic. I decided to treat my wife to surprise lunch on 3/14/14 to the restaurant as it had been so impressive the first visit. Not sure what has changed but the service has greatly declined. My wife's cheeseburger order came out incorrect and she was then presented with burned flash fried bacon. Our beverage glasses remained empty throughout the service. The only refill my wife was presented was upon being brought the check. I would review on the reservation I made for today but even though the server was advised of the reservation and pointed to it on the screen it was not acknowledged and therefor cancelled after we left. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant. The wine list is a little overwhelming but our group selected 2 bottles in our price range and they were both really good. The bartender/manager even came over and offered a few ideas which helped. If you want to spend $20 or $200 this place has a bottle of wine for you. Our server was great - very funny and informative. The food was really good and comforting on a cold, rainy day. Exactly what we needed!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I eat here regularly and have never had a bad experience with food, service, or ambience! A wonderful choice!!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Very nice spot. I'm from Columbia and never new about them. We went for Valentines dinner and had a great time. Food was great and served in a very timely manner. Great atmosphere for couples. Wine was delectable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Waiting a couple of days to celebrate Valentine's Day was certainly the right thing to do at Hampton Street Vineyard. Great food, great wine, great service."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Great Location, nice atmosphere, great food and wine. Only "issue" is that once the tables began to fill up it became very loud and difficult to converse."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "wasn't sure what to expect but went with an open mind. started out with a fretful 8 minutes or so with no sign of anyone to take our drink order but once that occurred everything went wonderfully. Service ended up great, food was delicious and timely. The flash fried oysters were a bit hit!. Pleasant evening!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I visited Hampton Street Vineyard specifically because of it reputation for wines. The wine list had hundreds of wines from low cost to moderately high priced. The sommelier recommended a wine to fit my evening's desire - a very high end red. The waitress recommended food combinations to complement the wine. The result was a truly memorable experience. I spent a fraction of what I was prepared to pay for the evening but was completely satisfied."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I made reservations for Valentines Day and my wife loved it. I would have agreed whole heartedly, but I was a little unimpressed with the cheese plate: chive-cheddar, port infused Gouda, and another infused hard cheese - I expected more variety. Our waitress was impatient and rude and did little to enhance our evening. But I won't let a waitress and an unimpressive app ruin an otherwise great restaurant and would recommend to anyone who asks."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We eat at Hampton Street Vineyard semi regularly, and every experience is great. They change the menu around every few months, it seems. We ordered a cheese plate to begin, and the cheese portions were generous."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Had dinner at Hampton St Vineyard again. We travel to Columbia to visit college daughter and we always eat there. We LOVE the fried oysters. Please keep this on the menu!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The first table we were seated at was in a small wine storage area and the only other table was occupied by an apparent business dinner with a party of six. It was noisy and not conducive to a quiet dinner conversation. We requested to be moved and it was at a better table in the main dining area. Wait staff was courteous and helpful, but a little inattentive as the evening progressed."
    Dined on 2/5/2014