This was my first visit. I
This was my first visit. I enjoyed it from the moment I walked in to the very moment I left! The food was awesome and the service was great! I would definitely come back again as well as recommend this restaurant to others. I really enjoyed myself. Thanks Hampton Street Vineyard!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Highly recommend! We ate
Highly recommend! We ate at the bar, which is always fun. Michelle is a great bartender and always ensures everyone at the bar has a great time. The salmon dish is very delicious - but of course, that's no surprise. Everything I've ever ordered has been delicious. Best wine list in town.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our dinner was very good - again - Hampton Street Vineyard is a local gem. It is loud so I didn't indicate it is for special occasions however the food is unique and very good. Would recommend and they have lovely outdoor dining when the weather cooperates.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best food I had in Columbia,
Best food I had in Columbia, after other disappointments during 4-day visit. Service, waitstaff excellent. Great wine list, lots of variety. I had a well prepared, tasty veal chop, with a nicely flavored but overly sweet root veg-polenta side dish. Lightly grilled oysters served warm were good with lemon; forget the thousand island dressing. Pleasant room, not too noisy. General impression: healthier, lighter but nonetheless adventurous cooking hasn't penetrated this part of the world quite yet.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time and
This was our first time and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the experience. Food and service were top notch. Great choice for intown dining.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another Great Meal
Dinner on March 25 with three work colleagues. A wonderful meal -- everyone had something different, ordered appetizers and dessert... Based on our experience, I don't think there's anything on the menu that isn't terrific. Our waiter was delightful. Thank you!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant was a great
This restaurant was a great find in an unfamiliar city. Recommended by our B & B and it was fantastic in all respects.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, not pressured
great food, not pressured to hurry through the meal.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was generally very good, but my mashed sweet potatos were much too sweet due to added sweetness and my wife's white beans accompianment was way too salty. Let the food speak for itself.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Hampton Street
I have been to Hampton Street Vineyard for lunch many times. Each time is as good as the last! Food is delicious - staff is very attentive.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Columbia Favorite!
This is one of our favorite restaurants. Food and service is consistently excellent. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Very reasonably priced in both food and wine. Highly recommended.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks for a great time!
This is a great choice if you are visiting Columbia or a local. We were greeted promptly, our reservation was in order and we were seated right away. The service was very nice, professional and competent. The food was exceptional, delicious bread and salad very fresh. (I am very picky about lettuce and fresh salads). I had a filet cooked exactly as ordered served with mashed potatoes and very good haricot verts. I regret that we did not have desert. I think you will be very happy if you choose Hampton Vineyard.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite restaurants. We are from Charleston -- known for its stellar cuisine -- Hampton Street Vineyard is more than a worthy contender.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Got to try!
1st time going to this place. Loved the food. Went at luch time and enjoyed myself. Its a small place so it was load but I like it. Great for date night! Hats of to the chef especially!! And awesome wait staff.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our "go-to" place for family dinners. Great food, timely service, extensive wine list. Not suitable for young children, but great for our college grad, and married kids. Lots of good memories have been made here.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was awesome. To start, it's right in a great, quiet but scenic area of downtown. Right across the street from the Mariott, 1 block from the Sheraton. The wine list and liquor list was awesome and robust. My wife had the Salmon on a Shrimp risotto and wow it was amazing. I had the braise short ribs and I don't know if I have ever had a softer meat. The entire meal was fantastics topped off with a chocolate mousse.
I am a frequent Open Table person across the country and this was one of the top places I have eaten at with my wife.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Quite Up to Snuff.
I was excited to try this restaurant, but all in all I wasn’t that impressed. While the food was good, it wasn’t great, and for not being particularly crowded it was very loud, which detracted from the evening. I thought the menu was rather limited (my fault cause they have a good web site). The Duck was highly recommended, but while it was prepared well, the citrus style of the honey lemon sauce just was a bit overpowering. My Wife’s Beef Short Ribs was really good, although I didn’t particularly like the green beans that came with it - to tough for my taste. The Caesar salad was above average and really enjoyed it. Overall I have to say it was just an okay meal for the money and not a restaurant we’ll be likely to return to anytime soon.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
Hampton Street Vineyard is one of the best fine dining establishments in Columbia. Menu is unique and varied and the wine list is superb.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank You and Farewell
For the past three years we have dined at the restaurant every time that we travelled from Chicago to visit my mother in a Columbia nursing home. It was a highlight of every trip. Mom passed away recently, so this was our final visit to Hampton Street - we will miss it. On every occasion we have enjoyed wonderful food (the flash fried oysters are the standard to judge all by), spectacular wine selections (so many great wines at fantastic prices), and courteous service. Thanks to the talented chef and his staff, the servers, and the management for many wonderful diners away from home. We wish you continued success.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
After getting off on the wrong foot with the maitre d' (who huffily objected to our having two parties of eight at different tables at the same time), we were treated royally by the wait staff. Our orders were taken expertly and delivered in a timely fashion. The food was of the highest quality and quite delicious. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone looking for a fine meal.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service, and atmosphere was beyond reproach. LOVED it! Always dine here when visiting Columbia.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with Friends
I was assigned by my friends the task of finding a place to "do lunch" and the movies, to celebrate a friend's retirement. I've had several romantic dinners with my husband at Hampton Vineyards in the past. So, I chose the "Vineyards" and a movie at the Nicklelodeon ("Twenty Feet from Stardom"). We had an absolutely lovely time! Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and the food was quite filling.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here 4-5 times and have never had anything less than fabulous here. We are already planning our next dinner at Hampton St Vineyards!
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We don't get in to Columbia often but we always make HSV a destination when we do.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
pleasant way to spend an evening
The attitude of the maître' d was off-putting, but the waiter was knowledgeable and attentive without being overly intrusive. The steak was ordered as medium rare and came out medium well, but was returned and another quickly prepared properly - it was succulent, tender and juicy. The whipped potatoes were very good but the asparagus was "woodie". The sweet tea and wines were great and the atmosphere was pleasant to the eye and ear. I enjoyed the dining experience there. 8/31/13
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great 5 star downtown downunder
Reservation system works great. Table was ready right on time. Server was spot on. Our 50th anniversary dinner was perfect. Champagne toast, oyster appetizer, split beet greens apple salad, entrees were lamb with minted couscos and PEI Mussels. House wines were above average. Coffee with bread pudding and brulee topped of a perfect evening.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great Restraurant in Columbia...s
A great Restraurant in Columbia...sorry it is not closer to home. The wait staff was knowledgeable of their wines and the menu...made for an enjoyable evening.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only draw back were that my
Only draw back were that my salmon was dry and the meal was very expensive.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Dining
We are new to the area and our recent visit was our first time to Hampton Street Vineyard. Everything was excellent except for our decision to sit outside. It was a beautiful night, but other patrons choosing to smoke right outside the door flooded the patio with their smoke and it most definitely took away from our main course. I prefer eating my delicious meal free of cigarette exhaust.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scored big points with the Boss
I made the reservation for my Boss and two colleagues. They were absolutely pleased with the service and every dish they ordered. I have been instructed to keep this restaurant on our list of client friendly dining spots!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our meal here - we were able to sit outside and the weather was perfecrt. Our entrees were delicios!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal and service. We look forward to coming to the restaurant each time we are in town.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Birthday Celebration
I celebrated my 59th birthday at this location because I had read a review of the restaurant in a magazine. I was impressed by the wine list and the entrees were perfectly prepared. My husband travels extensively and he, too was impressed!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Columbia Business Dinner!
Service was great and the food was terrific. Our waiter was a lot of fun and was attentive as needed to keep us happy. Setting was great for a business conversation.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here and loved it. Seared Duck was fantastic and my wife loved the crab cakes. Definitely planning on coming again.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 2nd visit...even better than the first. The great service and food was only exceeded by the wine...one that we knew but can seldom find.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Perfect Birthday Choice
We selected Hampton Street for my wife's birthday dinner because we had been too long away and missed their wines by the glass. Having arrived early for our reservation we made our way to the bar for wine by the glass and were not disappointed by the Elyse Syrah, but were even more delighted by the 20 Bench Cab. The bartender, Tracy, was such a pleasure to talk to that we stayed right there for our dinner of the steak and the seared duck breast. My steak was one of the best prepared steaks I have had in my 59 years, bar none. The highlight of the evening was the service from Tracy, but the food was a very close second.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Short and sweet
Nothing to complain about except that sometimes it was hard to hear since it's a small place. But if it's a packed house that has to be a good sign. I'm a budding beer snob and I thought they had a pretty decent selection considering they are probably known for their wine selection.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice restaurant, we will return
The chairs are not comfortable; the noise level the night we dined precluded any sense of conversation across a table for two. That said; I've added it to our list of "must go" restaurants in Columbia. Creative menu, well-prepared and presented. Competent, attentive and friendly service. Nice wine list. Easy to get to. Has a lot going for it.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
another great dinner
Very busy Tuesday evening did not detract from our dinner. Food was marvelous, service was good, wait time from kitchen was normal.
Thanks for another great dinner.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
great dinner spot
I had seen this place listed on Open Table several times and just never gotten there...bad for me. All in our party thought their food was excellent. They were a little understaffed for the crowd in the place on a Thursday, but the wine was good and the food was good so nobody minded if it was a little slow. This is a no brainer for someone staying at the Marriott across the street.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great selections choices on menu
Food entrees were very good but Caesar salads were not great. One of us ordered spinach salad with no onion and dressing on side. It was swimming in dressing with no onions but not a piece of bacon. Waitress recognized error but did not offer to return salad. Our group enjoyed the meal but would not rank it as the best restaurant in the heart of town.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hampton Street Vineyard
Flash fried oysters were great, great wine. Alittle to noisy
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM