Great Food!!! The grouper was perfection and the lamb shanks were a delight. This and an amazing atmosphere created a very romantic setting for our anniversary. The chef made us feel very welcome when he came over to our table and talked with us, he was very charming and inviting! The service was perfect and the manager Tim came over to make sure everything was alright and offered the perfect wine suggestions for our meals. We can't find anything but praise about the restaurant. Our waiter was just the right amount of attentive and everything, down to the most delicious bread pudding, was served perfectly. I was told that the menu changes regularly, which is very great for me because I intend on going back a lot and this won't create a boring experience by having the same thing. Also, the menu selections creates a very rare find in Columbia - a fine dining restaurant! I can tell this is truly a farm to table restaurant because of the attention given to the selection of the choices on the menu and our dinners were outstanding. It is going to quickly become one of Columbia's true gems! Great Chef, great service, great wine and the best atmosphere in Columbia!!!!!
We had a lovely lunch dining outside with long-time friends. It certainly helped that the weather was stunning, but the food and service were what really made the afternoon a success. I've been to dinner several times, but wanted to see what it was like for lunch. Great! I commend the new owner-chef for his hard work. My friends were envious that we have such an excellent restaurant within walking distance of our home.
We had a fabulous meal at Coho Grill a couple of weeks ago. I had ventured there with a friend a few months ago to see how the reopened restaurant was faring. I was singularly unimpressed with the food. Then I heard that Coho had a new chef and decided to give it another try. I am glad that I did. There were four of us for dinner that night and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals-everything we were served was delicious and sitting out on the patio next to the fireplace was a treat. A shout out too for the excellent service. I would go back.
Chef Thomas Zippelli is outstanding! Everything we ate from the meat/cheese board to the entrees and side dishes were delicious! Can't wait to go back and try more of his wonderful creations! Kudos to a local boy bringing his hometown phenomenal cuisine!!
First time back since Club reno; what a beautiful building! We ate Sunday brunch
outside on the lovely covered patio overlooking the golf course. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Drinks were beautifully presented and tasted superb---we hated to leave! Wait staff was also very attentive. The restaurant didn't have many customers---not sure people know it has re-opened. I see it as a destination spot for all ages---one of the most pleasurable dining experiences we've had in a long time!!!!
My husband come here every other month or so, as we like the food and the nice atmosphere. This was our first time eating outside. I was glad to, because usually it is FREEEZING inside. Our server was not very attentive at all, but he wasn't horrible. I overheard him apologize to the table next to us for forgetting their drinks. I'm not sure what's going on with the restaurant, but the menu changed drastically. They only have a couple of items for Appetizers, Salads, Entrees. Not much of a selection at all. We were very pleased with the taste of our meals, but the portions were much much smaller than usual. We've decided to give them a break until maybe the New Year while they work out their kinks.
First time at the new COHO Grill and had seared scallops (wife's favorite) and I had their signature hamburger....we will definitely go back. We sat outside at a two person table and looked out on the first tee...and was very quiet and cozy.
Enjoyed the bass fish dish as well as the loin pork. It was my husband's birthday and I heard there was a new Chef and Owner who graduated from River Hill. I thought to give the Chef a chance and he did not disappoint. However the server could not explain the dish I had, she said it was a heavy soup. In reality it was a whole fish in a sauce. Thanks Google😀.
Very good meal and service. Much better than under prior management.
New menu is interesting, but may be so ambitious that we go less frequently than we might have before. Sometimes, simple food is all you want.
The pan seared chicken breast had no seasoning and was tough. When I asked the waitress if the cook had forgotten to season the breast I was informed that that is the way it is served! It was awful!
I have always loved Coho Grill; however, I'm disappointed in the new menu. Unless you really like pickled items, there's not much to choose from. It's quite limited and lacking in some of the favorites (bring back the cheese curds!). I'm really hoping the menu expands because this I love having this gem in my neighborhood.
It was very hectic and noisy while we were there. The entire dining room was being used for a wedding reception and the bar area was too noisy to have a conversation. There weren't enough menus to go around and we had to share. Food was fine but nothing special. I know they just changed owners so I'll probably go again. Was there recently for lunch and sat outside. That was very pleasant but not an option Saturday night with the heavy rains.
Need to do something about noise level. Too loud. Need to bring back special nights like, 1/2 off hamburger Tuesdays.
Disappointed in the food. Meal was not as tasty as it used to be. Hope that they improve because I enjoy the atmosphere .
This restaurant is a hidden gem. Located inside a Columbia neighborhood, next to a golf course. They offer both outside and inside seating and both have an upscale, calm environment. The service and food is amazing. I highly suggest a visit.
We went during Howard County Restaurant week for dinner. They offered 3 courses for $35. The food was tasty, but VERY small portions. I had enough but my husband was still hungry after dinner. We will give them another chance and, hopefully we will be more impressed.
We went to Coho Grill for Restaurant Week, so there was a limited menu (which we knew about beforehand). The food was very good, but not excellent. My salmon was a little too 'crusty,' but tasted good. The cucumber/radish side was nothing special. The chicken and corn porridge was very good. The grilled-peach salad and the two desserts we had - peach cobbler and chocolate mousse - were very good. Our service was a little strange. Three different people waited on us at various times, and that caused some duplication of effort. The service was also a little slow at times, but not unreasonably so. I'm not sure if this multiple server routine is "standard" at Coho or if there was a problem with our particular table. In any case, our bill was less than expected, and although no one mentioned it we’re pretty sure they adjusted our bill due to the service. So, kudos to them for that. All in all, great value to try someplace we hadn’t been for several years. Only wish the weather had been cooler so we could have sat outside.
While the food here tasted great, it wasn't worth the price per meal. We went here as a double date, and of the four of us, only one person had enough food to feel full after the meal. I don't know why the dinner plate was as expensive as it was for a small (probably 3oz) piece of fish and a cucumber/radish salad, especially considering a large burger with fries that filled the plate cost about half as the dinner plate. The dessert is delicious, and they have a good selection of liquor, but the price of food seemed unwarranted to me.
This used to be a "go to" restaurant for my husband and myself. I think it is going through some growing pains with a new owner, new chef and a new menu. We were offered the Restaurant Week menu and a very limited regular menu. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. After almost an hour, our appetizers arrived and less than five minutes later, our meals arrived. we had the appetizers and main dishes on the table all at the same time. One person ordered chicken and salmon was delivered. It was not replaced. During dinner, a glass of wine was ordered and delivered after dessert and coffee was served.
As far as the food, it was OK, but nothing special. Nice presentation, very small portions. The salmon was very good, but served with a garnish that was so small, it was basically salmon on a plate. The chicken was good, but the corn porridge served with it sounded better than it tasted. The kale, parmesan, pine nut and lemon salad was basically kale on a plate with a few nuts, hardly any cheese and no lemon.
With the new chef, it might take some time to get the menu, service and kitchen together. Will try again, in maybe a year.