Awesome, as always.
Tombo is a neighborhood go-to. Service is invariably excellent. The place is a little noisy, and don't go on Monday's unless you specifically want to be there for live music, and be prepared t be among everyone over 75 who lives in a 5 mile radius.
The regular menu is a little limited, so we often try the specials. This was a mistake tonight. I tried the seared tuna, which was tasteless and stringy. I wondered at one point if it might be tainted, but no such bad luck.
I'll be sticking to the regular menu from now on.
Pork special was dry, and ribeye steak was raw, and was way undercooked. We asked for medium rare, but we got raw. Waitress volunteered to get it refired, which we did, but nothing taken off of bill. We even had dessert, but no discount given
Well-prepared and -presented food. Appetizers are good (we had crab rangoons and a cheese platter)as are wines. Waiter never offered bread, but we had our apps and we were OK.
Excellent staff and food. Do not miss the chance to try this wonderful home town dining spot.
Very nice Restaurant with a nice social ambience. The staff are very friendly and work together as one team! Most importantly the food was very delicious and the presentation was very classy! Highly recommended!
Everything about this restaurant is outstanding. The food was so incredible and the service was great. Would recommend to anyone.
Have been coming to Columbia for three years and just found this gem of a place.
It was wonderful. Our server Mari was fabulous and the food was excellent. Will most definitely be back.
Great food and excellent service! We were a business duo from out of town and we're absolutely overwhelmed with excitement for this great find. Our waiter Ryan, has a brother in the Army, was absolutely amazing! The exciting atmosphere made the food taste even better. The owner took time to walk around and greet everyone. It's one of the best kept secrets of Columbia and the highlight of the trip.
We really enjoyed our entire evening as the food was delicious and the noise level was low.
Our server was upbeat and fun and took great care of us. We will be backl
As always the evening was great, clean plates and great food. Thanks for a great GNO!
Great dinner during Restaurant Week, which made it a bargain as well. The pork shank was great! This restaurant is consistently good.
Fantastic meal! The eclectic menu has something for everyone!
Food was excellent as always. Service was a little slow but food and company made up for it. Always a good experience!
The mac and cheese alone was worth the time. My beer was at a perfect temp. The steak and salmon were cool perfectly.
Broccoli looked like the overcooked, frozen variety and was mushy. Server and manager/owner offered to make it right but my husband had his meal and rather than interrupt dinner, I declined. Keep trying to love this place but they always fall short.
The cheeseburgers and french fries were delicious. Service excellent
Excellent food. Portions were sized just right. Good service
Overall very good
Outdated limited menu need serious revamping. Chef has obviously made the same garlic and rosemary laden ribeye too many times and is bored in the kitchen. Serevice was inattentive. Skip this place for sure.
Wonderful as always. Delicious food great service. Gamecock fans from out of town. Always look forward to Visiting Tombo's after games. Never disappointed.
Delicious, as always. The short rib small plate is amaaaaazing, and the blondie dessert is also a must-have.
The food and service were excellent.
Friendly service, yummy food and a great selection of wine, beer and cocktails! Check out their weekly specials and live entertainmen. A quaint and comfortable neighborhood treasure!
Very good service
Food not as good as expected
Not enough lit dinning room
Add a vegetarian dish to menu to gives none meat option
We enjoy the Tombo Grille often. It is a place where we can go with friends to enjoy good food and quiet conversation.
Age here with a group of 8. Have eaten at Tombo Grill numerous times, this wasn't one of the best, but still good. The food was a little slow arriving after we ordered and some of our food was warmer than others. The service was spot on, otherwise. Friendly staff and good, sometimes great, food. Will definitely return again and again.
Last evening, Saturday, Aug. 19th, my wife and I dined at your establishment primarily to listen to our friends who provided the music and entertainment for the evening. We had heard many wonderful comments regarding your restaurant and had never had the opportunity to experience it ourselves until last evening. From a holistic perspective let me say the quality and flavor of our dinners was fabulous, just as we had been told. However, we did experience an unfortunate situation that I would like to share in hopes another patron experiencing a similar fate will not be subjected to our unpleasantness.
Shortly upon receiving our dinners my wife noticed a very long, single black hair that surrounded the perimeter of my plate and was anchored under my food. We brought it to the attention of our waitress and she was very apologetic and immediately scampered away to the kitchen with my plate. While my dinner was being re-prepared my wife spent the next 15 or 20 minutes eating alone. My dinner did arrive, however, my wife was almost finished by then and she takes her time eating.
I realize unfortunate situations happen and that is exactly what this was - no one’s fault. However, I’m very, very disappointed that Tombo Grille did not offer any form of compensation for our inconvenience. Please understand that I was not expecting a free meal. I was, however, expecting to be offered some compensation such as a reduced bill, a complimentary dessert or perhaps a complimentary drink. I receive nothing other than the acknowledgement of how unfortunate it was and the apology. I do not believe it was my responsibility to have requested such compensation from a classy establishment such as Tombo Grille. A respectable restaurant would have offered.
It will be a long, long time before we choose to return based on this experience and if asked we’ll share what took place with others choosing to dine at Tombo Grille.
Overall comfortable atmosphere with great food. Enjoy the music, especially Prettier Than Matt.
Very good meal. My only complaint was the entres arrived too soon after the salads, we were not ready for them yet. However, this has not happened on previous visits.
We went for $9.00 burger and beer on Monday night. Excellent crowd, vibrant bar scene, and two person combo playing music. Music was not too loud. We could easily have conversion with live music playing.
Had a great GNO (girls night out). Good conversations, great food and a very good waitress. Thanks!
Wonderful bday dinner - food, atmosphere and service was terrific! Will definitely be back!
Tombo is my neighborhood go-to and one of my all-around favorites. The flawless service has never disappointed . The menu stays about the same, but nightly specials keep it interesting enough. As far as I'm concerned, the predictability of regular menu items is forgiven because it's also predictably good every time. Ambiance is nice. Local artists' work throughout contribute a lot; the lightning is nice, too.
Last time I was there, they were busier than I'd ever seen--full house. Good thing I had a reservation through Open Table. Noise level was higher than usual, but not enough to be distracting or annoying. To my amazement, the service didn't suffer in the least for the busy full house situation. And my friend and I agreed the creme brûlée was a delicious way to top off the evening.
My friend and I went to Tombo's on a recommendation from my daughter, the food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented and the wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Their menu "specials" vary (not sure if monthly or wkly) but we are looking forward to returning for a nice evening. The band is a bit loud at times but the music is great varied and from the 70's. It was alot of fun.
Always great! Service is always friendly and accommodating. Food is outstanding.
Good food at very reasonable prices. Wait staff was very good and attentive.
Very good food prepared with fresh local ingredients. The Thursday special of two meals for $49 was a good deal.