MoMo's Bistro
MoMo's Bistro
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MoMo's Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.momos-bistro.com/
  • Phone: 8032522700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday - Wednesday: 5pm - 9pm
    Thursday 5pm-10pm
    Friday - Saturday : 5pm - 11pm

    Brunch:
    Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Brown
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from MoMo's Bistro
Mo Mo's Bistro would like to extend an invitation for you to be our guest and experience a night of fine dining in a comfortable yet elegant atmosphere. Whether you're wearing jeans or a tuxedo, we welcome you with open arms, a friendly smile, and the most incredible food in town. Our inside dining offers a warm, cozy, intimate dining experience, while our outside guests enjoy a more casual environment.

Wherever you choose to dine, we will do our best to assure your evening is exceptional. No matter what you're in the mood to eat; beef, pork, chicken, lamb, quail or seafood, Mo Mo's offers an incredible variety of dishes that are seasoned to perfection. And we've got just the right wine to compliment any meal.

We look forward to seeing you!
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MoMo's Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Dissapointed. Website not updated.
    MsKay
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was unfortunately disappointed in the Mother's Day brunch. The website indicated a brunch buffet but there was none. I made reservations online and someone called to confirm and when I called back a few minutes later to confirm, the phone rang several times and then someone picked up and hung up. Unfortunately for them I hear a male voice in the background telling the person to do just that. The menu was just adequate for brunch with a few breakfast and lunch items. I ended up with a $12 omelet which left me wishing I had gone to the Original Pancake house. Overall the food was okay, not worth the price. My mom had wanted to go there so she was satisfied. Great ambience and the service was good but I will not likely be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spoiled Mother's Day Brunch
    Sunny1958VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It really does annoy me when a restaurant is so clearly understaffed during key dates, IE Mothers Day, our party like five or six around the same time, had to wait over 30 minutes past our reservation time, as the Manager was clueless on how to quickly recycle tables. Our table was empty for approximately 15 minutes before they seated us. When we were finally seated, a very nice waitress attended us, and while she obviously was told to push the lunchtime cocktails, of which we ordered a bottle of wine and one Bloody Mary, the wine arrived a good five minutes before the Bloody Mary. The food however was great, but we had not cutlery to eat with. This place needs a training day or two. What should have been a great experience was spoiled.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What is past is prologue
    Michael
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Sadly, the past reviews are correct: service is sorely lacking. My wife and I are Americans who lives in France. I chose MoMo's for a Mother's Day brunch, including our two daughters, who live in South Carolina. Our reservation was for 11:45 and we were seated at 12:30. We were told it was busy but that shouldn't have been a mystery on Mother's Day. When we were seated, our table lacked napkins and silverware, so when our food arrived we had to wait for several minutes. We had two mimosas that hardly had any champagne in them. And the omelets, while good, had only two skinny pieces of asparagus and a few strands of fried leeks, the promised accompaniments. We had to ask, too, for salt and pepper. Service and food need to improve.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why make reservations?
    reservationsplease
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    About 5 weeks prior to Mother's Day, we made a reservation for 9 at 11:30 on Mother's Day for brunch. The Thursday prior to Mother's Day, a hostess from the restaurant called to confirm our reservation. On the day of, we arrived at 11:25. Despite making reservations, confirming reservations, and arriving in plenty of time, we waited over 30 minutes for our table. I'm not sure what good our reservation did us!?! And when you are waiting with a 7-year old, it's no fun. It appeared as though they were very understaffed, and once seated, our service was very slow. No one ever acknowledged or apologized for our wait or the slow service. Not a good first-time experience for us at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    Jared
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent brunch. Was great for mothers day. Easy to find and sat right down
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!!!!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was our first time at MoMo's Bistro and everything was outstanding. Our waiter was more than outstanding. The food was delicious. It was great, but slightly over price. I took my wife there for a special occasion, (Mothers Day) and she really enjoyed it all also. We will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch & Great Service
    ladyhunter1
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Because it was graduation Saturday, I made a last minute reservation via OpenTable. So glad I did. Regardless of how busy the restaurant, the service and food were excellent! And our waiter was quite personable! GREAT EXPERIENCE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Perfect spot. Great atmosphere and a wonderful waitress. The food was very good. Would recommend to families visiting the college.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Indifferent
    Grateful
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The server was great. Everything else was just so-so including the greeting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not all it may be cracked up to be
    ExperienceLover
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Went b/c we both wanted to try it out. My husband's birthday is what we were celebrating. The server we had did not pay attention to detail nor did he give decent service. We waited a half hour for our food which was good but while waiting there was no type of bread service to tied you over for the lengthy wait. When we ordered dessert our guests received theirs about 5 minutes before us and had to wait twenty minutes overall to get it and when my husband got his.....the cheesecake it was 1/3 of the size of our friend who ordered the same cheesecake and it came out with half of it falling apart. Overall, the ambience was good, but get better staff! It's hurting your business, we won't recommend this place or visit again probably.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time Great Food
    Jh29072
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My wife and I had a great time on Friday, food was awesome. Atmosphere was great, music was great and service was exceptional. This was not our first time and we have never been disappointed. Will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    EcurtisVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Not a bad experience, had just hoped for more. Service was lacking, our food selections ranged from ok to good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just so-so...
    Unsatisfied
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I found MoMo's online, looking for a good restaurant for Easter Brunch. (I had never gone to a restaurant for Easter brunch before so I wanted it to be special.) First, I was disappointed that they didn't have a children's menu. The waitress was very friendly and did a good job. Our food didn't arrive for at least 45 minutes - that was challenging since we had to keep our 3 yr. daughter occupied while waiting. When the food arrived my husband's eggs were cold and they said they were bringing him a new piece of prime rib because the chef overcooked it. He had wanted to eat his prime rib with his eggs, but that didn't happen. The piece of prime rib that he did get was still overcooked and he didn't like the taste. So disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service is questionable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food is okay and definitely has potential. The service? Not so much. Really Bad!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MoMo
    Gravel
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We had the lobster mac-n-cheese, scallop small plate, osso bucco risotto and asparagus. All were well prepared, although one of the scallops had a 'fishy' taste. It wasn't bad, just odd. The second scallop was perfect, so I'm not sure what caused it. The risotto contained a generous bone-in piece of pork that was very good, although the rice had a strong pork flavor we assumed was from whatever was used on the pork. It was in any way bad, it basically just had the same flavor as the pork. We had no complaints at all. The food was very good, the portions were generous and the service was professional. MoMo's would be a great choice for a romantic dinner or a small group.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining!
    Kojak
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My Mother and I really enjoyed our dinner at MoMo's Bistro! The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding! We both look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used our coupon card!
    LAurie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Very nice evening of great food wine and service. Enjoyed our sweet server who checked on us just the right amount of times. Always look forward and can depend on MoMos for a special meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Two Cents
    DEUB63VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    MoMo's was uncrowded, and that contributed to a lot of attention from the wait staff when we were there; however, they didn't smother us. Food was very good, though the menu they published varied significantly from their offerings the night we went. While as expansive and varied, it wasn't the same, and their reasoning was fresh ingredients drive dish availability, which we were OK with. If we lived in Shandon we'd probably be regulars; but this was worth the drive from Sumter, and we enjoyed the food and the informal atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    Dinner2Nite
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place.I was not impressed with the service or food, after reading all the great reviews. I had to ask for silverware after food was brought out. Food portions were good size with a good presentation, but with no flovor. Shrimp and grits was like eating a bowl of shrimp and raw onions."
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wife loved it
    Billy
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had a good meal at momo's. I won't call it spectacular but my wife loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Dined here on my way through town and all of our food was excellent. Service was great and the server was very attentive and cordial, making sure that we were well looked after. Looking forward to stopping in next time we drive through town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheers without the pub
    coboVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Had never been in Columbia before, nor Fort Jackson. Was surprised to find this caliber of restaurant. The menu was fit for foodies, but we hit it around closing (even though OT showed the ability to reserve 30 mins past when we arrived at 9) so the kitchen over cooked the filet and it was delayed in getting out our food. It looked like a neighborhood hotspot for the local business community and the behavior of the clientele made you feel like and outsider. Not in a rude way, but as if you'd walked into a block party. It had the ambiance of fine dining, but the live (loud) music by the trio diminished that. Nevertheless, the food WAS very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for Valentines Day
    IsWade
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My girlfriend and I dined at MoMo's for Valentines Day. We arrived there a hour before our reservation time, but they had a table available so we were able to get an early start. The place looked real nice and I liked the fact that they had soul music from the 60s and 70s playing. I waitress was very professional, helpful, and courteous. The food was delicious! I had the rib-eye and its one of the best steaks I have ever tasted. I highly recommend this place for special occasions, because the food is pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My experience was wonderful!
    Luvstodine
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    My experience was wonderful! Food was great as was the service and atmosphere. Cannot wait to go again! GreAt place to have a party!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Momo's on Devine
    new2cola
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Good food but the room was so noisy that everyone in our group of 4 had trouble hearing each other.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • creative!
    luvlacmurray
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Chef was flexible to work around food preferences. The duck was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a terrific surprise!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Not sure what took us so long to go to MoMos. A definite return. The food was outstanding and the presentation was superb. Ambiance just right and they had a large private party that could be seen but not heard. Wine selections were first class and a fully stocked bar. Could ask for more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    ParkJones
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We choose this place because of their restaurant week menu. We were very pleased with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    Kelly
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This was my first time at MoMo's but it certainly won't be my last! We initially went because the Restaurant week menu was enticing, however, once there I chose to eat from the menu. The small plates are great! Especially if you like a variety or simply can't choose! I had the lamb chop and spare ribs. The ribs were so tender they fell apart with a fork and the lamb chop was cooked to a beautiful temperature and stuffed with a delicious chorizo. The rabbit entrée from the Restaurant Week menu was equally delicious. We will definitely include MoMo's in our dinner plans in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Food
    Greatfood
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    The service was great! A friend and I had heard about the restaurant week and this was the restaurant that caught our attention I was so empress with the chief detail on the food. The internet picture doesn't due justice.The food was seasoned just perfect. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone I know. Thank you for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great. I had the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Food was great. I had the Oso Bucco and it was out of this world. Everyone else in the party said their choices were good as well. The service was a little spotty, not bad but just not great. I attribute this to it being an off night. Overall, a very nice experience and I'll go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was disappointed in MoMos
    Columbia
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I was disappointed in MoMos after I heard so much about it. Food was not of the caliber that the price required. Definitely wouldn't go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night celebrating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner celebrating a moment in our lives. The food was very good, and the recommended wine was perfect with our meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delightful Evening
    Ricardus
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We had a delightful evening with friends. The service was very attentive. Good wine recomendation. Food was great and served at just the right pace. We were not overly indulged by the wait staff but had just the right amount of attention to enjoy our meal. We will frequent this retaurant on a regular basis; the prices we in keeping with most fine dinining establishments.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go only if you like French Food
    TeeKay
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The menu is hard to understand with all the fancy French language but our waiter was very well informed to explain what everything meant. I ordered the shrimp, crab and lobster salad which was just one clump of salad( resembled tuna salad ) on top of a small slice of bread . I was not paying $15 for that. I sent it back for the crab cakes entree with garlic mashed potatoes and bacon wrapped asparagus. Me and two of my companions order this same thing and we enjoyed it. My other two companions are VERY picky, plain eaters who don't like to try anything new, if that is you, DON'T come to this restaurant. Don't order the sweet tea, my friend sent hers back it was terrible and not sweet at all. We all just drink water.
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  • Great food and live music.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Great food and live music. Really fantastic night. Our server was awesome and very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent restaurant
    ftgtree
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Open table needs to update their menu--what you have on your site almost kept my group from going. The restaurant actually has a much wider selection than what Open Table says they have.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Spot
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    MoMo's was awesome the food was excellent and the atmosphere and service were as well. We will be eating here again!!! Real soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    The menu shown on open table was not the current menu. I had a filet and it was perfectly cooked but the meat was tough. Staff was friendly
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service was excellent.
    John
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Food and service was excellent. I had the beef short ribs as appetizer and osso bucco for main entrée. Both were delicious, but should have made a "lighter selection for one of them, as I had more than I could eat. Reasonably priced food and wine selections. Wife had excellent comments on her fried green tomatoes for appetizer and stuff quail for main entrée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate