Tombo Grille

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4.6
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652 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Tombo Grille is the neighborhood restaurant of Forest Acres. We offer what we like to call creative comfort food. All of your favorites - with an interesting twist. Different, yet familiar. We prepare an array nightly specials inspired by seasonal fresh local ingredients. Tombo Grille also features a wonderful collection of wines to compliment any meal. Our servers are knowledgeable about our wines and happy to make a recommendation for you.
Dining at Tombo Grille can be as casual or formal as you like. On any given night, you"ll find families having dinner, friends celebrating, or folks out on the town. Our warm and inviting atmosphere is perfect for any occasion.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(803) 782-9665
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
JT Simms
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gamewell Drive
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Entertainment
Tombo grille has live music every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm - 10pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
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Charlotte
6 reviews
Reviewed on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

The hamburger special is my favorite and they always serve quickly.

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LD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual !!! The specials and happy hour drinks were great!! I would recommend the beef tip special.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night for me and my husband. We had the grouper and filet and split both. It was all cooked to perfection! We also started with the cheese plate and beet salad for appetizers. Both delicious. We also had a few cocktails. No complaints about anything. Service was great. We will have to go back when they have live music.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service could not have been better

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JN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had one of my best meals EVER at Tombo grill! My husband and I love this restaurant! Bianca was our waitress and was wonderful. This restaurant is one of our favorites! We both recommend it highly if you want a relaxed quiet atmosphere with delicious food!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and Delightful! Unique yet classic menu and fantastic cocktails. A great vibe that is both semi-formal and friendly.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Was the worst $150 meal I ever had. Hope their normal menu is better than the Valentine massacre!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was perfect. We lived the atmosphere and will be back very soon.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I had a great dining experience at Tombo grill. All of the staff were very professional and efficient. Thank you for a great experience

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since it was Valentines it was a set menu. It was wonderful with lots of choices. Truly a fine experience.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good and a great experience. The management always works to make sure you are happy and it is a joy to go there.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and good were excellent. Tombo Grille never disappoints.

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MT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly efficient service. Enable us to have relaxing conversation.

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Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Tombo!
The food was really delicious. We had the following items: brussel sprouts, lobster shepherds pie and hen.

Everything was flavorful and tasty. Great find!

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RB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. My favorite local
Spot.

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GD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely delicious baked brie as an appetizer! I had a lovely glass of wine with a salad that was beautifully presented. Great service and ambiance!

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ER
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I was excited to celebrate and eat here. However, I'm going to make this review short and to the point. I ordered the pork chop, and it was raw. The lighting is very low at this place, so I didn't realize how raw it looked. I was able to notice based on the texture and flavor. Upon further inspection, with my phone light, I saw how raw it was. I notified the server and they simply reheated it, they brought it back and it was still raw in the middle. Not pink, Raw! - Two hen entrees were ordered and the poultry was extremely dry. Not sure if the kitchen was struggling because we had a party of 11. However, that's no excuse since their reservations accommodate for a party that large. The spirit drinks were overpriced and unimpressive. Old limes, old grapefruit, old herbs, etc. I certainly will never return to this place, and would caution anyone interested in this place. My recommendation is to do good research and find out who is in the kitchen that day...

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and the service was too. Tombo is always that way though.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tombo Grille is one of my favorite places in town. A lot of restaurants are very noisy even without the live music. There can be a band playing at this restaurant and I can still have a nice conversation with my friends. Tombo wins every time!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very attentive. Food was brought out fast and was well seasoned. The specialty cocktails tasted weak/watered down. It won’t keep me from coming back, but I will be ordering basic cocktails for sure.

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AC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Our server was very unattentive. She completely forgot my second glass of wine, so I ate the remainder of my entree and my dessert without it. I probably would have ordered another glass had she brought it when I was still eating my entree. The pork belly steam buns were hard (or old). The flank steak was incredibly chewy. The lasagna was good and the butterscotch blondie was excellent but our server was just no where to be found. Not having water or a glass of wine for 50% of the time I was there was just unacceptable. For the prices here, the service we received and the quality of the appetizer and entree, we won't be back.

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CF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unwinding with sister -In-law, brother -In-law and my husband.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was delightful as always!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu on Open Table didn’t match the restaurant’s menu, so had different expectations when arrived; however, the food was very good, though a little expensive for the portion.

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met a friend to catch up on things. We ordered a few appetizers and drinks. The food was good, and my drinks were prepared perfectly.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went there for restaurant week. Three course dinner for $30. I had the Mac and Cheese, sirloin and mousse. All were delicious. My steak was cooked perfectly. Look forward to going back to this restaurant.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining as always !

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good Brussels sprouts. Shrimp and grits were lacking on the grits which were also a tad runny. Good variety of menu options overall. Will return.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week. Food was very good. No complaints at all.

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We went for resturant week and we were not impressed. Inside is a bit outdated and tacky, service was OK but not especially great, all of the employees just seemed like it was a pain to be at work. Food was OK, but again not really worth $30/person for resturant week. Our brie app and the wedge salad were my favorites, the steak and dessert were just OK. Probably wont make the drive for a second visit

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RH
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great! Really good food and service in a cosy atmosphere !

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I had an excellent first trip here will be back soon

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KS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week and it the food and service were fantastic! We will definitely be back-

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GL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the setting and the good service. The food was excellent, particularly steak and dessert.
We had a party of 4 and were pleased with our visit.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! It continues to delight. We’ve been coming for years. Always feels like an amazing neighborhood grill and gathering spot. Classy without being stuffy. Food is delicious!

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RA
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Food and service. Everything we had, we shared and loved. Nicely seasoned and very flavorful.

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AJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Burger was good, but so big it was difficult to eat without possibly wearing some of it! French fries were not the best. However, price was definitely right, and the pizza that our dining neighbors had looked very good. I'll try it next time.

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AD
Charleston
140 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go to Tombo Grille we love it and say we should go more often. Food and service are always wonderful!

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Tombo Grille frequently and plan on continuing the same. While there prices are higher than some eateries in the area it is well worth the cost. The wait staff is very attentive and the food presentation matches the flavor. More of an adult dining experience which makes it nice. The background noise can get a bit up every now and then but does not take away from the experience.

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CS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elevates the Columbia Dining experience!

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