Blue Fin - Columbia

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$30 and under
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Low Country
New to the Village at Sandhill, Blue Fin brings the taste of Charleston to Columbia with a Metropolitan flair. With an upscale casual atmosphere, Blue Fin can accommodate any occasion from the everyday to special nights out.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.2
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4.0
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RG
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Reasonably priced. Service wasn't awesome. Quite a ways away from Columbia.

JL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

There is a weird smell when you walk in store. Also too much salt on hamburgers

A
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food presentation and flavor. Service was a little off this visit.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The bead maker was broken so they didn’t serve any bread to guests and instead of going out and getting some or giving their $1 baguette for free the just served nothing but an excuse. I had the short rib which was salty and barely hot. It tasted like the packaged hornet short rib. The other guest had the steak which was served barely warm. The 3rd guest ordered the fried seafood platter. Everything was greasy and over fried. You know how when the grease is old and your food comes out very dark and greasy? That’s what it looked like. The sweet potato fries were the best thing on that plate. She returned the food and ordered the steak which came out fresh, cooked properly and piping hot. The waitress did her best to overcome the challenges of the kitchen.

AS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and courteous staff! From the time we enter the establishment to the last smile we received leaving! 5 stars

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

When we walked in it smelled like a sewer backup. Our service was extremely slow as well.

p
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great hangout and food is wonderful. I highly recommend this place for dinner.

A
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food offerings and presentation. Impeccable service as well.

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food and service was mediocre at best and not consistent with the cost.

A
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Swordfish special was worth the short wait to prepare.

SW
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was just ok. I had the crab cakes and they were ok. The slaw was vinegar based and very tangy. The bread they served complementary was not good.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome appetizers & salmon Dinner. Service was awesome.

CB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I went there with my wife for my birthday dinner. Our meals were seasoned and cooked to perfection!

BG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is has always been good, but it is getting better!

BD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious!!!! I enjoyed sitting outside!

VW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were seated beside the bar, so I didn't think it was the best place to be seated when your out for a nice dinner. The food was very good. Our waiter was outstanding, he deserves Kudos!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Local seafood is offered. I normally enjoy the Surf and Turf. I highly recommend.

GL
Greensboro
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered Flounder, Salmon, and Fried Chicken all prepared to everyone’s liking. Beer recommendations were spot on. Great service! Great atmosphere.

A
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food presentation served by a great wait staff.

MS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Seafood papardella was not up to par. Mussels were tiny, thought they’d already been eaten- sauce was watery thin, should have been served with crunchy bread

Batamundi was more successful, excellent in fact

d
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Used a groupon, which indicates this place is in trouble. We had a good meal with great service. The place could use a scrup. The floors look groaty.

BA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my husband and I's favorite date night restaurant. Food is always good, servers are always on point, the atmosphere is always great.

SS
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Delicious food. The cinnamon roll French Toast was amazing. Can’t wait to go back for more shrimp and grits!

SH
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great... server was very attentive and had no issues... thanks!!

CR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The overall experience was ok. We had soup that was incorrect (my son just ate the one they brought) and they brought out the steaks with different temps and we had to swap on our own with really no care from the restaurant. It’s a big deal for someone who ordered a medium steak to get the medium rare steak and then have to swap (luckily it was my 19 yr old son) which he had ate some before we swapped. My issue is the fact they acted like that was ok. No adjustment to our check for their mistakes which was ok but at least apologize/acknowledge them. The food was good but honestly over priced. Nothing special. We had a variety of food ordered and no one was blown away. The crab dip appetizer was probably the best item ordered.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. We had a reservation for Mother's Day and was seated and served promptly. The food was delicious and we were in and out in under an hour.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not my first time here but this was my first time having the shrimp and grits! It was very good! Jake was our waiter and he was very attentive and friendly. This was my mother's first time and she was pleased! Also I made reservations on Open Table and we were seated pretty much right away!

RE
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The menu evidently was reduced down because of the Mothers Day holiday. Not sure this is correct as waitress seemed to not really know the answer when we asked about the missing menu items plus why would you want to remove items you normally could sell just because mom was coming? Food was ok however restaurant was very loud. The highlight of the evening was our bus boy. Very attentive, friendly and had eye contact. He should be running the place.

DR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff graciously accommodated a large party. Food was excellent with a good variety.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The restaurant itself was nice. Our server, Wesley was sweet and attentive. The food, not worth the price at all. I wanted to order the flounder but I was informed that they were only fillets rather than a full bone-in; fillets are never worth $23 dollars. I instead got fried shrimp (requested) with mashed potatoes. The batter for the shrimp were not good and the mashed potatoes weren’t great either. This meal wasn’t worth even $18. They honestly shouldn’t advertise themselves as a seafood restaurant. My partner didn’t fully enjoy his meal either; he ordered the surf n turf. He stated the crab cake was too small and very greasy. Also he expected more than four shrimp.
We will not be returning here to dine; maybe for the bar.

WO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Fin has a great selection of menu items in surf and turf. My favorite is the Blackened North Carolina Trout. Great location and facilities.

AD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very pleasant over all every thing was what I expected

M
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good. Service was a bit lacking. Our server seemed inexperienced and uninterested. She took a very long time to bring my drink and did not check on us often. She brought our check without asking if we were done. It was not a busy night we were 1 of 2 tables in our section of the restaurant.

s
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

very nice for brunch and service was ok though waitress began removing plates before all finished.

CC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good atmosphere and charmingly decorated.

A
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding gourmet presentation and taste. Attentive service as well.

HV
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was informative and had great recommendations. She was friendly and checked on us frequently but not too frequent. The food was great. Well balanced and proprtioned.

CK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good!! It's a good idea to make reservations.

CM
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Bass dish & friendly Service.

NB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was outstanding and incredibly knowledgeable about the seafood as well as the beer. He was patient, had great recommendations, and checked on us regularly. The food was very good (seafood platter, braised short rib, calamari) but the server made the meal spectacular. Quiet but didn't feel out of place with children in tow.