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Solstice Kitchen

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1588 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.

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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 1588 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The here is excellent. Unique dishes and features to accompany their usual menu. For me, I love trying the specials they create. You can’t go wrong, try it!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a corner table that was perfect for a romantic dinner date. The food was excellent and the service was attentive without being intrusive. I was having such a wonderful time that I didn’t want to leave! Would definitely come back again!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Nice varied menu, good food, excellent service, not rushed to finish and leave.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is a really nice place to dine. The room is big and open, so can be a bit loud, but not over the top. They do a really nice job with the food. Interesting menu, good combinations, well prepared and presented. Only small downside is because they are so busy, you wait a while for your wine. We have dined here three times now and have had to wait a bit too long each time for wine. Once we have wine and maybe a piece of bread on the table, we are happy to be patient on ordering and receiving dinner. Don't let this small thing detour you from an otherwise pleasant and tasty experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Just a Phenomenal meal. So enjoyed the service and meal options that are available. While we were not served out chef circe, it was not missed as we had plenty to fill our taste buds. The soft shell crabs are as good if not better than any restaurant on the coast of South Carolina. Such a great atmosphere for a date/dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Amazing restaurant. Food was incredible. Our server Brittany was very professional and gave the best service we've ever had!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Only significant food issue was the highly touted soft shell crab which was highly over salted.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I love this place. It has been some years since I have been here, as I have lived out of the area for the last 10 years, but it is still as delightful as always. Excellent food, excellent wine and excellent service. Always a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Everything was perfect

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful food! Everything on the menu sounded delicious so it was hard to narrow our choices down. We are from out-of-town but this is our go-to when in Columbia.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The sample appetizer was wonderful. The Korean tacos were superb. All of the food was great. Service was outstanding.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The service level has declined. Our waiter arrived at the table and said ‘Can I get ya something to drink?’ There was no ‘Good evening, my name is xyz and I will be your waiter this evening’. After we placed our order for cocktails we were then asked for food orders. There was no ‘let me go over tonight’s specials’ or ‘would you like to order a wine?’ It was more an experience I have at Outback, not Columbia’s finest restaurant.

Please retrain the waitstaff on fine dining etiquette w your customers. It would be nice if the waiter offered to make suggestions rather than ‘what’s your order?’

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Most perfectly seasoned beef patty we’ve ever had. Fish was perfectly cooked. Patio is fairly bare bones, could use some greenery. Super clean bathrooms. Servers were a bit aggressive, we were asked if we were ready to order 3 times by 2 different servers.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Every bite was delicious!!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Met with a Machine supplier

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food was affordable and delicious. Great farm to table seasonal menu along with the daily specials. I noticed they have nights where they provide babysitters while you eat otherwise it probably isn't the best place for kids. Highly recommend this place though!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food and service. John, Allie, Matt and Lindsay were outstanding today...as always.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

So glad to see scallops back on the menu! They were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I absolutely love this place! Every single time I come here hands down worth every penny. Food is delicious, mature crowd and the setting is just perfect. I have nothing to complain about this restaurant. Delicious!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

It was my anniversary 32 yrs which I stated in my reservation would have expected a more romantic placement

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Salmon and grits dish was delicious! It's one of my staples. Will get the fried oysters on the next visit though.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

It is always great.....best spot in Columbia

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Fantastic venue for a birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I was great as always- ready for the scallops to return to the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My go to place to eat in Columbia. Awesome for lunch as well as dinner. Quieter for lunch

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Once again we were treated to a first class dining experience at Solstice. The bronzed trout was tasty and delicious, skillfully paired with polenta cake and succotash. The special Irish Stout short ribs and garlic mashed potatoes were a hearty St. Patty treat. The consistency and high culinary standards are remarkable at this Columbia gem.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Outstanding restaurant with great ambiance, food, service and quality!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Outstanding food and service as usual at our favorite neighborhood fine dining restaurant. Lamb shank entree was delicious...very tender and tasty .

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Awesome as usual. Great food, ambience and service. Was a little chilly because the door was open

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a fabulous time

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Entire experience can be summed up to in one word...Great

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

My husband and I dine at Solstice Kitchen about 5 or 6 times a year. Each time we enjoy our meal and the atmosphere. We always look forward to our experience.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Shrimp and grits is over the top on lemon flavor. Dial back the lemon and it might be really good!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great night out with family
Always great food

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

One of my favorite places to eat in the Columbia area. Always great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I enjoy fine dining and this is another occasion I would add to that list.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We waited roughly 15 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. The server was around but not hovering and very polite, which was great. The food was as good as expected and the price wasn’t as bad as we anticipated.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I have been to the restaurant several time over the years. I used to be consistently good but it really is a hit or miss kind of place based on my last 4 experiences. The last 3 times I have visited the vegetarian option were all Asian or Indian with similar ingredients. I ordered a fish dish during my last visit. The fish was cooked perfectly but was so salty I was difficult to eat. As a matter of face the last three meals I have had there were terribly salty. I have learned to order their sauces on the side as they add more salt in during the last visit the sauce was even too sweet with brown butter. For the price of the entrees there I just can not consider going back for a long while.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Always great food, service and atmosphere. My go to for a great meal on a date.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was outstanding. The service was the best in Columbia. Highly recommend!!!

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