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.
My dining partner and I had not been to Solstice before. I had only found it on Open Table that morning and decided to try it after reviewing the menu. Due to traffic and accidentially turning into the shopping area behind the restaurant we were 17 minutes late and right when I was going to call to let them know we were near, the restaurant called us to see if we were still able to make it to dinner. The hostess was very kind and helped guide us back to the correct shopping center. When we arrived the hostess was very welcoming and had our table ready. We ordered the 7 oz filet mignon medium rare and the pork chop medium. The pork chop was very good, and the filet was a perfectly cooked medium rare steak. Overall, the entrees were both outstanding. Our server was very good, the atmosphere was welcoming, and overall I would recommend Solstice.
We had a terrific dinner! I had the crab cakes with grits; my husband had fried oysters; our friends had a steak and short ribs — all were outstanding! We have never had a bad meal at Solstice. In our opinion it is one of the premier restaurants in Columbia
The food was awesome. The service was fantastic, our waitress Chelsea was wonderful. My only real complaint was that the building was not lit up at all and it was dark out (7:45pm reservation) and we literally had to drive around the building twice to find it. We were also from out of town so we didn't know the area. But the Beef Short Rib Special made my night Kudos to Solstice and everyone that works there.
Best Chef in Columbia and food is always good. Servers are always friendly and Management staff is there to make sure your 100% satisfied with your experience. Been coming here since the doors open and never been disappointed.
Best meal we’ve had in a while, and we’ve had some great meals I many big cities in a variety of countries lately. Do yourself a favor & try Solstice. Perfection from start to finish.
always have a great time at Solstice. On Friday night my wife and I went for some snacks and drinks. We had pate, escargot and brussel sprouts, all of which were delicious. Brussel sprouts are not supposed to be this tasty! washed it all down with some cocktails and a little bottle of sauternes. Lovely and lots of fun. Excellent service as usual
Great dinner and service
I was provided excellent customer service and my food was made to perfection. I was given complimentary drinks for celebrating my 2 year Anniversary.
Food and service were outstanding. Brice, the bartender, makes a mean gimlet, and our server, Rene, was pleasant and efficient. We were traveling from Knoxville to Hilton Head, and we were so happy to have found Solstice Kitchen!
The food was excellent as always and the server was friendly and very attentive. But most of all I appreciate Solstice honoring my online request of a quiet table. Having recently dined at a very expensive downtown restaurant for a special celebration and being seated at a terrible table with other people I didn’t know, I appreciate Solstice honoring my request and giving us the best table in the restaurant...and on a Friday night!
My wife and I have visited Solstice a few times recently and have really been enjoying it. Nice to have a quality restaurant nearby without having to drive very far. Food and service here is top-notch. Our waiter started things off with a very nice "BLT" amuse bouche, which we then followed up with the cheese plate. Tasty selection of blue, brie and manchego cheeses. For entrees, I had the classic fried chicken over mac n cheese. My wife had the scallops. Both were amazing. Chocolate bread pudding to finish things off. Lovely cocktails and excellent service throughout the meal. We'll be back
Excellent food with impeccable service!!!! Favorite NE Columbia restaurant....
Great dining experience. Lots of good food specials and a quality wine list, both by the glass or the bottle
The meat loaf special was just like Mom used to make it! Cassoulet and cauliflower soup were delicious. Service was superb as always.
We are from the upstate and everytime we visit with friends in Columbia, we eat at Solstice! The food is amazing and the service is always perfect! Couldn't have asked for a better dinner!
Very delicious. Nice romantic environment. I went for the first time for restaurant week and I will definitely be back.
Great food, service, and atmosphere...One of our "go-to" places for Special Occasions! Always a good date night...
Everything was great!
Service a bit slow, but friendly. Plenty of variation in menu. Food well prepared and tasty.
This is, by far, the best of Ricky. Every time we go, we are more impressed with every level of our dining experience. From the greeting at the door to paying the check, we always walk away saying we have to come back more often! Just fabulous!
Our kids enjoyed their 1st "restaurant week" dining experience. Excellent 3-course menu to choose from and the dessert added a sweet ending to the evening.
The menu for restaurant week is wonderful! I had the lemongass shrimp appetizer and the thai halibut which were both excellent and my husband had the pork tacos and pork entree which were also wonderful. We also got the creme brulee cheesecake and chocolate mousse cake. All great! We hope to make it back again for the duck!
Great service. Accommodating. Excellent wine selection. Easy parking.
We had a very pleasant experience at Solstice Kitchen Our server, TJ, was excellent, and the meal was delicious- very unique and well prepared with a beautiful presentation. I have been there several times and found it to be a wonderful dining experience repeatedly. My friend, who had never been there, was very impressed as well.
Great place for dinner. I was visiting from out of town, so was not disappointed.
We had a wonderful evening starting with drinks at the bar and enjoyed the dinner menu offered through restaurant week. Beautiful presentation of food! Lovely ambience.
Awesome as usual!! We used to meet friends and go to different places but once we found Solstice we have not changed in 2 years!
We love to hear that Robyn, thank you for your patronage!
This was our second visit here. My son attends USC and I found Solstice last year when we were visiting.
I can’t say enough about this restaurant. Having been in the restaurant industry myself I tend to be harder to please. The service is spot on and the food is excellent.
We’ll definitely be back on our next trip!!!
Thanks so much, we look forward to your next visit!
Food choices were excellent. Ambience was nice, although a little crowded. Tables were close together. The food flavors were very good and wine options were extensive. Service was also quite good. The dining room is a little too dark when eating.
We love to hear that the food was great. Unfortunately it does get a little crowded during USC Parents Weekend, one of the busiest times of the year for us. We hope to see you next time!
We very much enjoyed our dining experience. The food was delicious and the wait staff very good. This was our first time at Solstice Kitchen as we are new to the area but I'm sure we'll be back!
Fantastic, we will see you then!
My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by going to Solstice. Everyone was extremely friendly and attentive, but not hovering. Solstice provided a glass of champagne for us to toast the memorable occasion, they did not need to but they did and we appreciated it. Allison, our server was so nice and was able to answer all of our questions. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Thank you so much for the kind words! We hope that you stop by for your next special occasion!
Def been better!
We are sorry that your experience was not what you have come to expect from us, and do hope you will give us another chance! Thanks!
Excellent as always, as well as service. .
Thank you so much!
We went for a special occasion. The food was excellent. Specials were varied. I had the pink snapper and it was perfect.
We appreciate the kind words!
We go to Solstice a lot from time to time because we live nearby. This time I dined alone with Chelsea's coaching. Her advice was perfect! I had oysters, brussel sprouts and snapper. It was all delicious and her service was great!
Thank you for the kind words. Chelsea is a great one, be sure to ask for her next time!
Fantastic birthday dinner! Quality food, comfortable atmosphere, and great service!
Thank you so much! We hope you come by for your next special occasion!
enforce a dress code. No sneakers or athletic gear nor baseball caps or hoodies
This place is one of our favorite spots in Columbia. However, the service was super slow and our food was not to standard. The food was cold! I was surprised by our experience here because we have dined here several times and have never had a negative experience until now. I hope this is an isolated incident and does not reflect the direction that this business is headed in.
Every time we go to Solstice we say how wonderful it was and wonder why we don't go more often! From the bread to the amuse, appetizers (scallops and duck) and entrees (tuna and beef shortribs), it was all delicious. The service is just perfect. We look forward to going back very soon!
Thank you so much for the kind words!