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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
Best fried chicken ever! And the pork chop was heavenly. Can’t say enough about the main corses. Service was fabulous. It was a busy Saturday with some very loud parties near by (toddlers on one side and a woman with a really loud voice on the other). Restaurant seemed to turn up the music to cover it, so it was very loud. Hard to hear my date. Otherwise a great evening.
Celebrated New Years Eve here at Solstice with an outstanding food, wine, and service. Started with a glass of authentic French champagne...wonderful. Then wife and I shared a lobster pot pie for appetizer...delicious. Entrees were superb, with myself having the slow roasted beef short ribs bourgogne and my wife the lump crab cakes, both outstanding, accompanied with a nice bottle of Oregon pinot noir. For dessert, we shared the banana-coconut-ice cream pastry, light and delicious. Solstice is our most visited restaurant in the Columbia area, as the food and service are always outstanding.
Everything was good except for my filet. I ordered it medium rare and it came out rare. Almost purple in the middle and cold to touch. I sent it back and the new steak came out rare also. This is the third experience I have had with the filet not being cooked right. It seems the chef only knows how to cook a filet rare.
My wife pick this restaurant since it is close to where we live. I was taking in by the menu. The restaurant is cozy and they had us in the corner to enjoy the comfortable seating. Our server was great and always checked up on us. The drinks are good, but amazing crab cakes. I was looking for a good restaurant for crab cakes. But overall, the food was delicious and the prices were reasonable. I would come to dine here again.
Good food, ambiance and service. I grew up with pork having to be well done, so the pink-in-the-middle chop left me unimpressed, but the outer portion was very tasty. The green beans and mashed potatoes were excellent.
This is not the fault of the restaurant, but people bringing their babies to a nice restaurant after 8:00 need to keep them quiet or leave them home!
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.
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