Solstice Kitchen

★★★★☆
  • 841-4 Sparkleberry Ln

    Columbia, SC 29229

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  • 803-788-6966

About Solstice Kitchen

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Lunch: Tue - Fri, 11:30am - 2pm; Sat - Mon, lunch is not served. Dinner: Mon - Thu, 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sun, dinner is not served. Bar is open daily from 5pm until the last patrons are ready to leave

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Solstice Kitchen is one of three restaurants in the Columbia area that I consider truly worthy of "five stars" (the other two being Mr. Friendly's and Ristorante Divino). I've dined there about ten times since their opening a few years ago, and have never had a bad experience. As far as I know, they have the largest wine selection in Columbia, with a list of over 650 wines by the bottle. The food is always amazing and their menu changes frequently to adjust to seasonal vegetables and availability (much of their product comes from local farms). The atmosphere is fairly casual and laid back (but not "shorts and t-shirt casual), and the dining room is accentuated with comfortable seating and a great atmosphere. I would suggest joining their mailing list, as the restaurant regularly offers some incredible wine discounts and specials for members of the list. We're always treated to an amuse-bouche from the chef before our meal, which looks like it was prepared with a lot of thought, rather than just throwing something together quickly like some other restaurants do. I realize restaurants don't make a profit by giving out an amuse-bouche, which is why it's so nice to see quality ingredients being used in their preparation.

Diners should make sure to try the gouda mac and cheese, the table side beef or tuna tartare (if offered that night), and any seafood selection, especially with mussels or scallops. The only flaw with this restaurant is its location in Northeast Columbia. Although it's really not much more than a 15 minute drive from downtown Columbia, I would definitely appreciate it if it was closer. Given the restaurant scene in Charleston and even Greenville, it is amazing that Columbia lucked out with such an incredible restaurant nearby.

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★★★★★

Solstice Kitchen is one of three restaurants in the Columbia area that I consider truly worthy of "five stars" (the other two being Mr. Friendly's and Ristorante Divino). I've dined there about ten times since their opening a few years ago, and have never had a bad experience. As far as I know, they have the largest wine selection in Columbia, with a list of over 650 wines by the bottle. The food is always amazing and their menu changes frequently to adjust to seasonal vegetables and availability (much of their product comes from local farms). The atmosphere is fairly casual and laid back (but not "shorts and t-shirt casual), and the dining room is accentuated with comfortable seating and a great atmosphere. I would suggest joining their mailing list, as the restaurant regularly offers some incredible wine discounts and specials for members of the list. We're always treated to an amuse-bouche from the chef before our meal, which looks like it was prepared with a lot of thought, rather than just throwing something together quickly like some other restaurants do. I realize restaurants don't make a profit by giving out an amuse-bouche, which is why it's so nice to see quality ingredients being used in their preparation.

Diners should make sure to try the gouda mac and cheese, the table side beef or tuna tartare (if offered that night), and any seafood selection, especially with mussels or scallops. The only flaw with this restaurant is its location in Northeast Columbia. Although it's really not much more than a 15 minute drive from downtown Columbia, I would definitely appreciate it if it was closer. Given the restaurant scene in Charleston and even Greenville, it is amazing that Columbia lucked out with such an incredible restaurant nearby.

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Discovered this GREAT restaurant 3 weeks ago and I have went every week since. Some of these comments would have been better if kept to themselves. Funny how none of them said the food was not good but they are complaining about the price of the food, this is exactly why Columbia doesn't have many nice places to eat because "some" people are just too cheap. Solstice menu is just excellent and the staff is awesome. I don't mind paying for good food and Solstice has some great food....One request PLEASE BRING BACK THE CRAB CAKE BENEDICT...lol

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★★★★★

Discovered this GREAT restaurant 3 weeks ago and I have went every week since. Some of these comments would have been better if kept to themselves. Funny how none of them said the food was not good but they are complaining about the price of the food, this is exactly why Columbia doesn't have many nice places to eat because "some" people are just too cheap. Solstice menu is just excellent and the staff is awesome. I don't mind paying for good food and Solstice has some great food....One request PLEASE BRING BACK THE CRAB CAKE BENEDICT...lol

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not sure about RT from new jersey or the Tracy lady who thinks $6 is too much for a 750ml bottle of wine, but solstice is AMAZING! one of SC's best! expensive?? how is a $22 piece of Yellowfin Tuna expensive? how is three-courses for $25 on weekday nights expensive? not sure where these baffoons are eating, but in Columbia, its Solstice and then everyone else!

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★★★★★

not sure about RT from new jersey or the Tracy lady who thinks $6 is too much for a 750ml bottle of wine, but solstice is AMAZING! one of SC's best! expensive?? how is a $22 piece of Yellowfin Tuna expensive? how is three-courses for $25 on weekday nights expensive? not sure where these baffoons are eating, but in Columbia, its Solstice and then everyone else!

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I have only had good experiences here. Yes, it costs a bit more than some of the unimpressive stuff that passes for a meal in many Columbia restaurants, but the offerings are unique and delicious, and the wine list is impressive. The multi-course evenings are a great excuse to indulge your palate.

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★★★★★

I have only had good experiences here. Yes, it costs a bit more than some of the unimpressive stuff that passes for a meal in many Columbia restaurants, but the offerings are unique and delicious, and the wine list is impressive. The multi-course evenings are a great excuse to indulge your palate.

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This restaurant is way overpriced for their food, I tried it once and will never go back. If you dont care about writing a check for overcooked food, go to Solstice.

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★★☆☆☆

This restaurant is way overpriced for their food, I tried it once and will never go back. If you dont care about writing a check for overcooked food, go to Solstice.

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This restaurant tries way too hard to be something it isn't. If you want to be overpriced and trendy, locating yourself in suburbia isn't the way to go. The food is okay at best, but for the cost -- it should be much better. My fish wasn't very good. My companion's was okay.

Tip: If they ask if you want tap or spring water -- unless you want to spend $6 for a bottle of sparkling spring water (which is what I ended up with when I said I wanted spring), go with the tap. They really screw you over.

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★★★☆☆

This restaurant tries way too hard to be something it isn't. If you want to be overpriced and trendy, locating yourself in suburbia isn't the way to go. The food is okay at best, but for the cost -- it should be much better. My fish wasn't very good. My companion's was okay.

Tip: If they ask if you want tap or spring water -- unless you want to spend $6 for a bottle of sparkling spring water (which is what I ended up with when I said I wanted spring), go with the tap. They really screw you over.

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Fantastic. My husband and I have eaten here multiple times, and each time has been as good or better than the previous. Seasonally rotating menu, nightly specials, fantastic wine list, and the delightfully romantic ambience of music and decor combine to make each visit a truly remarkable dining experience. Staff and management work in phenomenal harmony, service is almost always impeccable, and the food speaks for itself. Get on the mailing list so you don't miss out on the 3-course theme dinner nights! A great way to try some adventurous cuisine for under $30 per person.

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★★★★★

Fantastic. My husband and I have eaten here multiple times, and each time has been as good or better than the previous. Seasonally rotating menu, nightly specials, fantastic wine list, and the delightfully romantic ambience of music and decor combine to make each visit a truly remarkable dining experience. Staff and management work in phenomenal harmony, service is almost always impeccable, and the food speaks for itself. Get on the mailing list so you don't miss out on the 3-course theme dinner nights! A great way to try some adventurous cuisine for under $30 per person.

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