The service and food were excellent. Loved the french toast made with challah bread. And it was a good ambiance. Super quiet the weekday morning we dined there. The only reason I didn’t rate it higher was for the cost. (A cup of coffee was bottomless and good, but at $3.25???). Our 2 person bill before tip was $34 and change. I just think that’s a lot for breakfast with only coffee to drink. Highly recommend this place for a special breakfast
We went for Valentine’s Day and had a great time. The meal was amazing!
My wife and I had our first BLD experience with the Valentine's prix fixe menu. The service was outstanding, as were both of our meals. The arancini appetizer and shrimp and lobster risotto were definitely the winners of the evening, but the pork belly was delicious as well!
A group of us had brunch on a Sunday. Of course it was super busy, but luckily we had reservations. We were seated immediately. The wait staff were all very busy, so service was a little lacking, but the food made up for it. The biscuits and gravy were good, but different from the original version. The biscuit was light and fluffy, but the gravy was slightly spicy and had a red color...The chicken and waffles were amazing and we even ended up ordering a second one for the table! The overall experience was good and we will definitely go back.
Good food good service all in all went well will return.
First let’s start with the service. Upon entering the host/waitress seemed a little it off - rude - but don’t let that deter you. I am a pretty good natured person and some smiles and a slight comment reference greeting folks turned things around. After that initial interaction things got much much better and service was much improved. The food was delicious- I unfortunately we did have to wait a very long time for it and the meat had to be sent back because it was overcooked the first time. By the time we got the right stuff we were not really that hungry and no discount was offered for the inconvenience.
Me and the family May try it again if we are back in town. Everyone else’s food looked scrumptious so it deserves another try.
If you desire AMAZING food, drinks, and a quaint atmosphere, eat here! My girlfriend and I always visit here often. Everyone is treated like family. The food definitely meet our expectations and is Michelin Star quality.
Delicious and cool menu!Server was awesome
Wonderful meal, server offered his honest opinion on dishes which was appreciated! Owner greeted us, very friendly. Didn’t feel rushed to leave. Will return!
A wonderful combination of good eating, hearty drinks and cool ambience... at a “not your typical diner.” Will definitely be back for an encore.
Great place for Sunday breakfast. Small but varied menu. Great personal service.
Met family for lunch
Everything was great, but my hit tea was not hit. Also, our food took longer then it should have for the simple items we ordered. On another note our server was awesome as well as the food.
We were just looking for a place to eat near our hotel, and happened to come across BLD Diner. Their menu had plenty of tasty-sounding choices, so we decided to order a few things and share. We were not disappointed. You could tell they put some thought into the plates, which was refreshing and a little exciting, and everything tasted great. My favorites were the pimento cheese appetizer, the meatloaf and the crab cakes. The staff were really friendly and helpful as well.
Nice to have a great restaurant open on a Sunday evening in Columbia. So few choices other than chains. The food was amazing. They were out of one of our entrees so the chef came out personally to apologize and offer a substitute. That was a very classy way to handle it. I had the Brick Chicken and it was really moist and was some of the best chicken I've had.
First visit for brunch and will return. Being able to get a reservation is huge plus.
Great brunch. Great service
Good food but the service wasn't worth it. Went on a Sunday morning had had to wait about 20 minutes for waitress to take our orders then another 45 minutes for food to come out. We also ordered biscuits which had to remind the waitress to bring and she told us they needed to make more. While waiting we saw other tables getting biscuits who came after us- we still never got any!
We had an excellent leisurely breakfast. Great coffee. Great bacon. Great grits. Great eggs. Great french toast. A bit hardly find but worth the effort.
Great brunch! Super fun, yummy food & excellent service!
This restaurant is so much more than the pictures on here. Definitely not the normal diner you would think of. Super cute trendy vibe and very clean. The food was delicious, we got four different meals and they were all great! Our waiter was fantastic! Definitely make reservations because there were a lot of people waiting to get in. It is moderately loud which we didn’t mind at all and the food took awhile which was worth the wait. We will be going back for sure!
The Food was really good and we liked the atmosphere
The food is amazing, wish they had more variety on the menu. Great cocktails.
We really all enjoyed the experience and food. The staff was fantastic- from the hostess to bartender to manager to kitchen staff to our server. We had really positive interactions with everyone.
We loved every item we ordered (including craft cocktails). The fried green tomatoes over pimento grits dish was a favorite for all of us.
Everyone left full and happy.
Highly recommend ordering the brussel sprouts for appetizers and the scallops were excellent!
Bench was a little hard.......french fries were a little too salty..... but otherwise .......very highly recommend this quaint place (diner) 👍🏻👍🏻
This was our 5th. or 6th. visit always an enjoyable experience. Service is always excellent and today was a notch above. We’ll be back !
The staff here showed a lot of hospitality and the food is good!
Great spot for a casual brunch.
Classics with a twist! Delicious scratch made food at a reasonable price.
The seating was very close and very loud so we had some challenges talking to our friends that we drove 90 minutes each to meet in the middle. Food was very good.
Delicious, creative menu. The Brussel Sprouts were delicious! Everything was great and service was incredible.
Despite having made confirmed reservations through OpenTable in the early morning we arrived on time at lunch to be told they had unilaterally cancelled all reservations b/c they were "too busy". They had made no attempt to notify our party or make other arrangements. Such management carelessness and lack of concern for customers is disgusting. They are on my boycott list.
Lunch/breakfast has a better menu. French toast is yummy.
Just great overall experience. The food is like a gourmet dinner food. Try the hot chicken sandwich with some wonderful tomato slaw or if you’re going for breakfast - their waffles are fantastic! We loved our servers!
Came in for Sunday brunch on a recommendation from a friend with specific instructions to try the mimosas and the french toast. They were out of champagne?? So we ordered another cocktail which we did not receive for 20 minutes. The food was great as was our waiter.
Dinner was disappointing. Very limited menu! I had the meatloaf; it was ok but kind of dry. I tasted the shrimp it was excellent! The last issue i have is the noise coming from the milkshake blender. When it was running, it was so loud you couldn’t talk. Overall an ok experience but not great.
Took us an hour to get our food. Food was greasy and restaurant was so noisy, it was tough to have a conversation with the person next to you. Definitely not going back.
Great diner. Thank you.
We’ve read about BLD and the awesome chef inspired dishes. We love to eat, especially in Charleston, and BLD gave even the best Charleston restaurant a run for its money. My husband had Chicken and Waffles and said the taste combination is genius. Somebody knows what they are doing. I had Cobb salad and added Fried Chicken. All the ingredients were fresh and just the perfect blend with the exact amount of Buttermilk dressing added. Can’t wait to return and try one of the Benedict’s.
Our server, Matt, was very good at explaining the many choices and provided excellent service.
We will definitely return soon!
Great service and food!
BLD Diner offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 931-3595.
BLD Diner is rated 4.7 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.