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About Solstice Kitchen
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.
Columbia, SC 29229
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!
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
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Ample parking is available at no charge
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
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.
Solstice Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
We always love Solstice! The food and service are always exceptional. This was a very last minute decision to go to dinner there and it worked out perfectly for us to sit in a corner table by the bar. We each had red drum as an entree and had 2 different appetizers that were also specials for the evening. We enjoyed everything!
My husband and I go to Solstice a few times per year for special occasions. It is always wonderful! We had the crab cake appetizer then our waiter suggested the duck special to my husband which was wonderful! I always stick to a steak of some sort which never disappoints. Top notch service, wine, and food!
Was passing through on our way to Atlanta, and by happenstance ended up here - GREAT LUCK! Quick service, quiet, snuggly atmosphere, and wonderful food. Made a meal out of several appetizers. They have an extensive drinks menu, was impressed. Would recommend to everyone.
The food is always great, but it took over an hour to get our entree. Overall a good experience with great food. I don’t mind spending quality time with my wife, but it would be nice for the server to let you know if the kitchen is taking a little longer than usual. Thankfully we had no other plans outside of enjoying each other’s company that evening.
All was great and we will be back soon! My fish was perfectly cooked and wonderful. We also loved the chef's little treat of chicken pot pie...if we knew when that was on the menu we would be there to order it! Also thought our server Brittany was terrific.
In town for parents weekend and Columbia was very busy. This restaurant was worth the 20 minute drive out of downtown. Great atmosphere and food. Service outstanding! We all had different entrees - fried chicken, filet mignon, salmon and short ribs, and everything was delicious.
Great food, great service. The free little appetizer (delish!) from the chef was a real treat. Busy Friday night but we were seated right away (with our reservation). Friendly service, timing was right, food was wonderful, large portions. Highly recommended.
Met a friend for lunch after a year so we had a lot to catch up on. The server was very patient and did not rush us at all. She checked back every so often to see if we were ready to order. The food was excellent, very reasonable, and the atmosphere was extremely pleasant. I would definitely go there again.
Solstice Kitchen has been a great choice for dining for many years. It is our go to choice, along with its sister restaurant (Mr. Friendly's) for meals with friends, birthdays, etc. Highly recommended. So glad to have a restaurant of this caliber in northeast Columbia.
Took my fiancé there for her birthday. She is a somewhat picky eater but loved the Deviled Egg appetizer and Boneless Pork Chop. I had the Crab Cake served on yellow grits. Best grits I ever had! Extensive wine menu with something for everyone. Will definitely be back!
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