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The Grand on Main, Columbia, SC

The Grand on Main

4.3
4.3
396 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to The Grand on Main. Enjoy a traditional fine dining experience, sip cocktails at the bar, dine outside on Main Street or relax on our back patio. Afterwards, enjoy our exquisite boutique bowling alley or Robinson Room, dessert lounge.

The Robinson Room, located in the hidden lower level of The Grand, is the city’s latest swanky dessert and cocktail lounge. Our pastry chefs have collaborated with Michelin Star Pastry Chef and New York-based culinary expert, Rory Macdonald, to bring his world-famous, decadent desserts to Columbia’s Main Street.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 766-2442

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Ellis

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (844) 441-0928

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Parking details

    Valet service available Wednesday - Sunday evenings. Public parking available in the Cannon Parking Garage and Taylor Street Parking Garage. Street parking available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Late Night Find

  • Columbia

    Great for Lunch

  • Columbia

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Columbia

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Do NOT miss the after dinner basement experience for dessert!
  2. RH

    R22H

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Interesting concept which, includes bowling, but not enough to overcome the average food. I had ribs dry rubbed but not that good. No one in our party raved about the food. Did enjoy for dessert the peach pie. I had the bread puddiwhich was was too dry. Could not get a cup of coffee to go with dessert.
  3. SS

    SyranaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at The Grand. Love the staff.
  4. k

    kamran

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Atmosphere is very friendly and comfortable. Robots bring food and beverages to your table which is really cool. Very pleasant experience overall.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food was okay!
  6. MO

    MonicaO

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Second time being there and loved it all over again
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good but the restaurant was dead. Server was MIA most of the duration
  8. MW

    MrsWarr

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    I chose this place as a romantic date night,with my husband, and I was not disappointed. The ambience was warm and inviting and the live entertainment was a nice touch. We arrived before the crowd,so our seating area felt quiet and secluded. The only negative aspect was my shrimp and grits were warm at best and a bit lumpy! However, I still enjoyed the evening, and I'll definitely recommend and be back soon.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my birthday
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in town for a college visit and found this place on OpenTable. Great experience. The service was excellent and very attentive . The food was also excellent. Would come back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience and had a lot of fun bowling!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We love The Grand for a family outing. It's lively and we don't have to worry about being too quiet with kids. Yesterday they were out of a lot of menu items and we weren't told until you ordered those things. It would have been nice to know when we were seated what was not available to order before deciding. Food was good. It wasn't the best we had there but it was the right temperature, tasted good, and came out at a reasonable time so not too much to complain about. I had the blackened salmon tacos and they were very good. The cheese grits were not hot but they were good. I feel for the restaurant industry because they seem to be struggling in so many areas during this covid pandemic. We will be back because we went for Father's Day for brunch and the food was amazing. I guess it depends on the day and the cook.
  13. JH

    JaleishaH

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience5
    They didn’t have steak sauce, no big carry out trays, no to go bags . My server was excellent
  14. KH

    KenaH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Briana, our server made my daughter's 17th bday dinner an awesome experience!!! She had amazing customer service skills and great personality!! The food was great!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Sister/wife birthday
  16. SC

    SCgal

    Charleston

    54 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We had reservations for brunch. We were seated quickly (very few patrons on a Saturday late morning) Met by a nice server. We ordered brunch and were then told they had no coffee, that the coffee makers were broken. I understand that there are three restaurants that are very nearby (right across the street) that are owned by the same company, yet the server did not offer to go get coffee from a "sister" restaurant. So we told the server we would go to another restaurant where we could have coffee with our brunch (and we actually went to a sister restaurant). In fairness, I have been to The Grand for lunch before and had a great experience. Just really surprised there was no coffee for brunch.
  17. J

    James

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Young crowd having lots of fun. Musician was good but people tried to talk over the music so it was loud.
  18. BR

    BRANDIW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was great and the atmosphere was cool. The server was slow and non-attentive. Ither than that it was a nice outing.
  19. JM

    JeffM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good service, good food, would definitely recommend the pork chops! Good atmosphere. We will return.
  20. I

    Ilovemath

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I went with 2 friends to eat. We were seated reasonably quickly. I was initially told that we could not be seated until we were all present, but several minutes after 1 other person had come we were seated anyway. (We had a reservation and the place was quite empty because it was a Monday night.) We ordered appetizers and drinks immediately when the waitress came. The appetizers came out in a normal amount of time, but we asked to have small plates to share and she never brought them. Our waitress only came out to check on us once in the 45+ minutes we were waiting for our main courses and I had run out of water before that. I had to ask another waiter to ask our waitress to come refill my water. We also didn't receive our drinks until after we had already finished our meals. We each got flights, so we then had to stay for a long time to enjoy them and be ok to drive home afterward. This would have been far less problematic if we had gotten our drinks with our appetizers. Our waitress told us that she put in our drink orders right before a large party's orders went in, but that party received all of their drinks long before any of us received ours. The food was all delicious and the manager discounted our food by 20%, but I would not recommend coming here unless you have several hours to spare. We ended up staying for 4 hours.
  21. P

    Punkin13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken and waffles were great. The chicken is definitely well seasoned.
  22. A

    Addie

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the Grand on Main. At first we were concerned we would hear a lot of noise from the bowling, but they have everything separated so nicely you can't hear any bowling it's actually very quiet and enjoyable. The food was good we overall had a good experience here.
  23. BL

    BethL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Bacon omelette was probably the best omelette I’ve ever eaten. We loved the Bubbly Bucket with a full bottle of champagne and a small carafe of orange juice.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing! Definitely will be coming back
  25. RC

    RenayC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent costumer service, it was my guest first time and they all loved the atmosphere and the food was excellent.
  26. SC

    SCBAMABOY

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cheddar herb biscuits were amazing, hot and right out of the oven! Shrimp and grits did not disappoint either and for a side, you have to get the smoked gouda mac and cheese. We had reservations and were seated immediately, a great experience.
  27. M

    Mingo

    Charleston

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Server was nice but poorly trained. We had to point to the menu items we wanted as he did not know the menu. I would think the management should invest more in their people and less in the electronic gimmicks ( the food robot). The hostess was extremely friendly and the music was nice
  28. JG

    JoanGeorge

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a difficult time finding a restaurant open on July 4th and settled on The Grand because se it was open. Boy did we get lucky!! Staff was delightful l, service good and food was the best part!!! We’ll be back for sure!
  29. SP

    ShanikaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was horrible I will never return. The service was ok though.
  30. B

    Bridge40028

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere the food was delicious we had the roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetables. The waiter was awesome with asking the right questions with suggestions of food choices.
  31. BW

    BalindaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter Dayquan was great! The food was great as well
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful time and delicious food and drinks at The Grand! The executive chef makes perfect steaks!
  33. E

    Energetic

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I dined here on a Tuesday with an early reservation prior to a concert. The waitress was very nice and attentive. The bar was slow with our drinks and she apologized. Drinks and food were good. I recommend The Grand on Main for a casual dinner.
  34. LL

    LouisL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible service. I took my parents along with my wife daughter and her boyfriend and was quite shocked of how unorganized things were. After we finally ordered our food qe waited 1 hour and 10 min for it to arrive on a robot. In the meantime I had to get a waiter to bring him a couple biscuits while we continued to wait only to receive cold food. Nobody was happy and I would not recommend. I could u derstand had they been busy but there were alteast 6 to 8 tables still open. Anyways I don't usually do thes3 surveys but thought management deserves to know the place isn't properly managed
  35. k

    kolecka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We scheduled brunch and bowling for Father’s Day. The food was very good, not the best service we have had there but typically it’s 5 star. We had a blast bowling. One of our favorite places in town, definitely prefer dinner to brunch but it was still very good!
  36. JM

    JenniferM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our group went for brunch on a Saturday. Made reservations but it wasn’t really busy. We will definitely be back!
  37. B

    Beokay

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing. Only thing that we were disappointed in was the mashed potatoes and the macaroni and cheese. Both tasted old.
  38. V

    Vjdinsc

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food-Sunday brunch. Had live folksy music.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Very noisy venue and somewhat hot. Difficult to visit with friends due to the noise. Food was just average
  40. SG

    ShirlGirl

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, The Grand was wonderful. Good food and good service. Menu has something for everyone in a party. Love the range of choices.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Grand on Main using the Order Online button. The Grand on Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 766-2442.

The Grand on Main is rated 4.3 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Grand on Main

1621 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet service available Wednesday - Sunday evenings. Public parking available in the Cannon Parking Garage and Taylor Street Parking Garage. Street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Ellis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (803) 766-2442

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (844) 441-0928

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