Solstice Kitchen

4.8
1652 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
LUNCH HOURS - 11:30am-2:30pm, Monday - Friday
BAR HOURS - 5:00pm-Until, Monday - Saturday
KITCHEN HOURS - 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Monday - Thursday & 5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday
Thank you and we look forward to serving you!

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Phone number
(803) 788-6966
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ricky Mollohan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Clemson Road
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Parking details
Ample parking is available at no charge
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Entertainment
Happy Hour is offered nightly from 5-7pm in our bar area! Enjoy half-off select appetizers, $2 off wines by the glass, and $1 off all beer & cocktails!

PLEASE JOIN OUR WEEKLY E-MAIL NEWSLETTER TO FIND OUT ABOUT UPCOMING WINE PAIRING DINNERS, SPECIAL RESERVE WINE FLIGHT NIGHTS, LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO, BABYSITTER NIGHTS, DINING WITH DOGS AND MUCH MORE!

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Special events & promotions
Our private dining room accommodates up to 35 persons for a seated event. We have several set menu options for your dining pleasure, and you are welcome to create customized menus if you choose. Audio visual equipment is complimentary.

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1652 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 13 hours ago

As always we throughly enjoyed it!!!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great food...great service...great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Very good as always. Service was excellent and food was enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Josh is the most excellent waiter. Love their staff and food.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Britney is a fantastic server, I recommend requesting her every time you dine at Solstice. The food is amazing; I alway look forward to the soup of the day, it never disappoints! Five star restaurant, well worth your money.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

It was very nice!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

I love this restaurant. It never disappoints. Excellent food, wonderful wines, delightful service. I live almost an hour away, but it is definitely worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Awesome as always!

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Trying something new and different turned into a memorable night! Great food and atmosphere for our 21st Anniversary! The steak dinner was absolutely outstanding and delicious! Will visit again soon!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

While my personal budget doesn't allow for regular visits, it's always my "go-to" place for any celebration. The food is creative, delicious and beautifully served. The service is outstanding...attentive without being cloying, respectful and efficient. When the menu changes, I'm always sad to lose a favorite...and then there's a new favorite to replace it.
I expect to find a few high quality restaurants in the downtown and theater areas, but this is an incredible find for a local neighborhood area.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We had a really nice dinner with friends and happy with the service and food.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

My server was phenomenal! The food was exceptional! Great place for a date when you want to impress.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I loved the ambiance, it was perfect for my date night. The staff and food was great especially our waiter Roderick,I will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This was a wonderful dining experience. The service was good and the food superlative. I would definitely make a return appearance!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

An absolutely perfect meal. The attention to detail and the quality of the menu is simply the best.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Third time in 9 days! We are so proud to have such a wonderful restaurant as Solstice in our neighborhood! Always excellent!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Always great food with a nice variety.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Nice little restaurant. Fish was very fresh and well prepared. Will eat here again when in Columbia.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Solstice is always wonderful! With a great selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts, anyone can find something they enjoy. Delicious choices and great service!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

great place with great customer service and food s little pricey but definitely worth it.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Friends from other side of town came to visit and loved Solstice.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The four of us all loved our food and the service was excellent. The amuse was delicious. The scallop special was incredible as well as the swordfish special and the chocolate peanut butter bread pudding was amazing. We love Solstice!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Solstice never disappoints! One of our very favorite restaurants!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great food, great service, very personal place to enjoy

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Ali is wonderful!! The food was great! Thank you for letting us bring our little one. It’s nice to be able to eat delicious food and have an infant.

Jennifer

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. What a pleasure to be able to order fresh fish from local waters, definitely from USA. Tired of going to restaurants that get their seafood from other countries that farm fish in unhealthy ways. I found out I am allergic to shellfish from those waters. Well, this is a restaurant you don't have to worry about. When they say Farm to table they mean Farm to Table. US farm to table. Grown and wild. Enjoy

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Delicious meal. Overall good service. Did seem like they were rushing us a little. Not the waitress.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Very wonderful! I would recommend everytime.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

After a rough take off at first, the chef saved the day with that mouth savory filet mignon cooked to absolute perfection. I couldn't wait to tell my coworkers about this experience. He immediately went the following night...I'll hear about it on Monday morning. 😉Great job👍

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

We had an amazing meal with great service. This was the perfect place to meet family we haven't seen in quite a while. I can always count on Solstice to impress with tasty food, beautiful presentation, and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Still our favorite in all of Columbia . We are never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great food, good service. Always enjoy Solstice. Pacing could be better. Anniversary dinner seemed hurried. Would rather stretch out a bit.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Be place to eat in Columbia. My wife and I go there for all special occasions. Never had a bad experience.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Wonderful food in a calm environment.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

As always, one of the best restaurants in Columbia. Plus, Ali's service was great.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

my main entree was a steak dish that was so tough I had to send it back and order a seafood dish which turned out to be an excellent decision.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent meal. We started with the pork rolls- outstanding. We each had one of the fish specials- trout and a red fish dish. Again both choices were excellent. Unfortunately no room for desert. We have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. Overall this may have been our best meal at Solstice. Keep up the good work (food).

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Solstice is always great and you can count on the menu to be varied and exciting. Great wine list and service top notch. So glad to have a restaurant of this caliber in the Northeast.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Always a great meal. The Mahi was especially good this time - my wife says the "best" she's ever had!

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