Tombo’s was quiet, very nice
Tombo’s was quiet, very nice for talking. Food and service were excellent.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The Monday night special with
The Monday night special with live music is a great deal. I tried the BBQ sandwich this time for a change and it was very good, though it would have benefited from a hit of slaw. Nothing beats that hamburger - outstanding!
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, good atmosphere....AGAIN!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The noise level the night
The noise level the night we were there was high because there was a birthday party going on.
Please note that they DID NOT have the reservation that I made on line with Open Table. Luckily, I had my e-mail confirmation with me.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
A regular spot for us. The
A regular spot for us. The food was excellent. We love the music on Mondays and Wednesdays. The wait staff are always friendly and helpful and know the menu and wine list.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My fiancée and I set for their
My fiancée and I set for their weeky Monday special, Burger and a beer for $9. We spilt the burger and tried the fried Brussel sprouts. Everything was delicious. We'll definitely be back.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food and great ambiance..
Fantastic food and great ambiance....live music on a Wednesday night!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Good
Food was very good. Good portions and French Coconut pie for desert Excellent!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional burger, average fries.
We had a very pleasant meal here. The burger was a top-10 find.
If only the fries had also been exceptional, but they were average.
The service was excellent!.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taco special worth the trip
If Tombo is serving its $3.00 tacos, both the flavor and price are worth a trip.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Live Music
Fried Brussels Sprouts appetizer is a favorite. Had the pork chop most recently - very good. Frequently have live music - great atmosphere! We had two groups and the staff was very accommodating and sat all 10 of us together.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was tasy and well presented. We had a coupon that drew us in but we will be back because the food and service were excellent,
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, pleasant service
Good food, pleasant service - menu is a touch limited, but everything we had was delicious. And they had some nice craft beers that I don't always see. Next time I think we'll do appetizers on the patio and move in for the meal, the seats outside looked very comfortable.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Columbia
It's all about the food at Tombo. Superbly prepared local food in a comfortable unpretentious environmnet.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience. They wait staff was great and so was the food. New Castle braised shirt ribs with grits is a must try. Can't wait to go back.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a great dinner with friends. Menu had changed since the last visit and some old favorites were gone. Since it was the day before the fourth they were out of several items.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food & Music
Lots of energy, accommodating staff, & great food. Good wine list - reasonably priced. Recommend Fried Brussels Sprouts!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Find
Although we had read favorable reviews of the Tombo Grill, we had avoided driving the three miles or so out of downtown Columbia.
This time was different.
Though their menu was limited, we found the food (we ordered short ribs, Cornish game hens, and scallops) to be outstanding. One appetizer, fried Brussels sprouts, was particularly noteworthy.
Make the trip. It will be worth the 10 minutes it will take.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place to dine
We visited Tombo Grill twice during our last visit to Columbia. We have been to this restaurant once before when visiting. The food and service are outsanding. Our waiter, Jake, was so personable; however the entire staff is top notch. Very fresh local ingredients, fair wine prices, and frequent live music. We will be back.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Music
Food is fresh, local and wonderfully prepared and presented. The live music was outstanding. We stayed as long as they played, well after we finished our dinner.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We first came to Tombo Grille on New Year's Eve, when the special menu did not include the usual shrimp and grits. When my son celebrated his birthday last week, he wanted to go to Tombo Grille just to get that dish...and it did not disappoint. We all enjoyed the brussels sprouts and chicken livers appetizers, as well as our selected entrees. We will be back!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have enjoyed Tombo several years. We just found out way to it by chance and have been returning ever since. We live in Charlotte and will make our trips get us to Tombo when near Columbia. Local food supply and great creations are an attraction. Staff is attentive but unobtrusive. A nice wine selection compliments the varying menu. Prices are reasonable. Great for an occasion. 2 will keep returning again and again.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A small menu, well done.
The menu at the Tombo Grille is rather small, but each of the choices enjoyed by our party (Cornish game hen, short ribs, and salmon) were excellent.
The fried Brussels sprouts appetizer is incredible . . . don't pass it up.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st time buyer
I really enjoyed the whole experience,from the ease of finding a parking spot,the greeting from the staff,the attention we got from Alderman as he explained the menu and of course the quality of the food.If I would change anything,I would get a table in the back when there is entertainment.Please don't get me wrong we enjoyed it,we just would have enjoyed it better from a little further back,,LOL,,,you know what I mean??,,,,,Thanks again for a great meal I hope to see y'all sooner rather then later,,jon
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent . . . as always!
A fabulous neighborhood gem that serves local foods cooked with inspiration and to perfection. Service is always fantastic, they hit the balance between knowing that you're cared without being overbearing.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for large group
Restaurant was very accommodating when we increase our party to 11 people. The food was very good & that's coming from a San Francisco based foodie! The food was very fresh the beer selection along with wine was excellent !
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated a recent birthday at Tombos. The food and service was awesome. It really was memorable . We got a steak dinner, scallops , crab cake , and iceberg wedge salad. The steak was fork tender and extremely flavorful. The seafood was great and fresh. I love the farm to table approach to cooking. Our server was knowledgable and charming. He also gave a spot on beer recommendation .
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good suburban find
The dishes were well prepared and the menu was interesting. Unusual, but very tasty Shrimp and Grits. Only disappointment were the desserts. Good service. Well worth the drive out from the center of Columbia.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was skeptical at first, as first appearance it looked really small, but when you walk in, wow, well organized and the décor was excellent.
A great find and will be back.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and Music on a Monday!
Food was good and the atmosphere was nice, not too over the top. The music on Monday was excellent and a definite highlight.
The only negative is that the restaurant is not well seen from the road, we drove by it with a GPS and didn't see it. It is located right across the street from the Trader Joe's on Forrest Drive.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
BEST Bridal brunch ever!
Len and his staff did an amazing job. We had 30 women for a 10:00am Saturday bridal brunch. Len consulted with me about menu choices. It was different items from their usual menu, and it was superb. The atmosphere was quiet since the restaurant was closed.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM