Solstice Kitchen

4.8
1801 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A multiple-winner of Open Table's "Best Overall Restaurant" in South Carolina, Solstice Kitchen & Wine Bar is the partner restaurant of Mr. Friendlys New Southern Cafe and Cellar on Greene. Owner/Executive Chef, Ricky Mollohan, teams up with Chef Alan Boyle to create weekly menus that change to emphasize the seasonal meaning of "Solstice". All menus utilize interpretations of dishes ranging from classic American & French, to Mediterranean & Japanese.

Join them for lunch to enjoy such classics as Shrimp-n-Grits, Pan Seared Salmon Cakes and a Fried Green Tomato BLT. Customer favorites at dinner include the Fried Select Gulf Oysters, Compart Farms Pork Steak, Smoked Gouda-Applewood Bacon Mac-n-Cheese and varying selections of Prime Beef, freshly caught Seafood, locally-farmed produce and housemade desserts. Solstice also offers one of SC's best Wine Lists with over 200 selections, as well as, an innovative cocktail list.
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Savannah
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a consistently very good restaurant and one we always enjoy

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N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. The foos was wonderful and at a great value. Our waiter jake was very impressive and professional. We would certainly want to use him again and would recommend this restaurant to our friends. What a wonderful dining experience. Right here in northeast Columbia. Keep ip the great service

Napoleon "Nick" Moore

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service...top notch!

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e
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Apr 19, 2019: "Rustic French bread” served before dinner was simply very stale. If you don’t have anything good to serve, please don’t. Then the chef sent some treats from the kitchen. Two stale dough filled with tasteless consistency of a popped zit. Again, if you don’t have anything good to serve, please refrain. I wish the chef or the manager oversaw what was leaving the kitchen and headed for the tables. They hopefully would have stopped it.
The cheese platter, for $14 was a surprise, and not a good one. A few samples of cheese with a tiny bit of strawberry preserve and a barely visible smear of honey. Oh, forgot, and a 1/4 of strawberry. Good margin on that and zero effort.
The main dishes macaroni and cheese and a salad were decent.
Service was decent. My daughter felt bad for the waitress. After barely tasting the "rustic bread” and then presented with inedible cheese cups, she felt sorry and wrapped the cups in a napkin and threw them in the bathroom garbage. I would have complained but teenagers do not like their parents to make scenes.
Would never come back.
Thank you,
Elizabeth

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RK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our party had two of the fish dishes (halibut and red snapper) and the veal Osso Bucco. Wine suggested was perfect for the table. Desert was cream brûlée’s cheese cake. Aswesome!

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L
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent! Would definitely recommend and I'm pretty picky.

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m
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous as always! The pork springroll appetizer is a go-to and did't disappoint. I tried the halibut special which was wonderful and the group loved the creme brulee cheesecake! Impeccable service as ways, too.

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T
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! We got seated right away, The waiter was attentive and personable and the food was fresh and delicious. I ordered a cocktail which was great and looked awesome as well. Highly recommended!

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MS
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find !!! We were in town for the Masters,staying across the street at the Holiday Inn Express. We ate here both nights and were beyond pleased !! The specials were different both nights. We had the snapper,halibut,filet,crab cakes and the worlds best pork chop !! Price were fair and the food and service were excellent !!

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B
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal at Solstice and our server, Cameron, was a delight. Of particular note, my wife (who is a curry snob!) had the curry appetizer special and said it was one of the best she has ever had. A nice wine selection, good food and excellent Service. We will definitely be back when our travels take us to Columbia, SC

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience with great food and service!

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MS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistently great

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J
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solstice Kitchen was outstanding as always. We are a frequent diner here. For this visit, we both had soft shell crab as starters....delicious. For entrees I had sea bass on a bed of very tasty grits, outstanding. Wife had duck duo, and she said it was the best she had ever had.

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on April 8, 2019

That duck was unbelievable, and whenever we have soft shells they are a must. Thank you for your kind words John, and we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! This is my favorite place in Columbia. I enjoy the ambiance, the service and the food. I’m glad they are a small establishment as it allows for the great experience

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on April 8, 2019

We are so glad that you enjoyed everything, thank you!

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and the best food we have ever had!

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you so much!

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Solstice was outstanding! This was our second visit. We returned have dinner after a day out in Charlotte. The hosts and staff were very attentive and the food was fabulous. The Curry dish was the nest I have had in many years - Definitely recommend!

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on April 8, 2019

Chef Alan's curry is amazing, we can't get enough! Thanks so much, we hope you stop by again soon!

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BW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Appetizer and entrees were served promptly and the service was attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words!

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B
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Our waiter, Jake, was fantastic and gave great advice on our menu choices. The braised beef short ribs were the best I’ve ever had. We will definitely be back.

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you so much, Jake is a great one! We can't wait to see you back in!

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DD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Soft Shell Crab I’ve had lately .

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OL
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is one of my all time favorites for lunch. This was a very busy day, but, the food was fabulous as usual.

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thanks so much, we're glad the food was up to our standard!

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m
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an excellent meal an dour waiter was efficient and courteous. The amuse bouche was a delicious gazpacho, however it was served in small, stainless steel cup. It would have been a more attractive presentation if the soup had been served in a demitasse or something else.
Overall, it was a lovely evening.

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on March 26, 2019

Thank you so much, we are glad that you had a great experience!

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MS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, environment and atmosphere, convenience

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on March 26, 2019

Thanks so much!

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OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great ambience

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It is always my go to place -it’s always an enjoyable experience.

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GO
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday Dinner

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F
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant! I had the salmon and wasn’t impressed with it. The grits however were amazing.

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LD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Ambience was fair. Very noisy. Our waiter seemed a little detached. We sent our appetizer back. The entrées were very good

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BL
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solstice Kitchen has become our favorite special occasion restaurant. One of the best in South Carolina.

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RJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We love Solstice and the good is always delicious, but our service was pretty bad tonight.

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on March 12, 2019

We are so sorry that you had this experience and truly hope that you will come back for our amazing food and give the service another chance. Thank you for your review and have a great day!

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LW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, service was attentive without hovering.

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you! We hope you come back soon!

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j
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solstice kitchen is our favorite restaurant and our first choice for special occasions. We have always had a fantastic meal and the best of the best service! Thank you for being in the Northeast.

Solstice Kitchen
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you so much for the review!

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ER
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solstice kitchen has been a favorite of ours since they opened. The service and atmosphere is perfect when celebrating any occasion or just having dinner with friends and family. Great food too!

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DR
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice night out with my wife at Solstice. We both had a soup to start and my wife had the duck and I had the short rib. Both were delicious. The short rib was so tender that a knife was not needed. We followed up with the chocolate/peanut butter bread pudding which you have to try to believe.

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The wife and I love this place. The food is always fantastic, the ambiance is perfect, and the service is never bad. My favorite meal is the French onion Fillet you can never go wrong.

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OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating many things !!

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JK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a delicious meal here - great service, interesting and good food, just loooud at prime times.

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m
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu has changed since our last visit. My favorite item was missing. Nonetheless, the food was still very delicious!

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LK
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was okay -- not great. Service was spotty.
Restaurant nearly empty when we arrived so 'busy' is not an applicable excuse.

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JV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience, the food was wonderful, the service was exemplary and the overall feel of the evening left us so pleased we chose Solstice for a gals evening out.

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D
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food,excellent service always a pleasure to eat there

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