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Solstice Kitchen

841-4 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229
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Ranked #2 of 845 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Clemson Road
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Since we're big fans of their sister restaurant (Mr. Friendly's in Five Points), our expectations were high. The four of us ordered from the Restaurant Week menu, and we sampled a wide array of items. I had Oysters Espana: nice idea, but the presentation was destroyed by the difficulty of separating the oysters from their shells. I wasn't really expecting... More 

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Munford, Alabama
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I made reservations at Solstice for myself and an Army buddy I hadn't seen in years. As soon as we arrived we were greeted and escorted to our table immediately. They have a great wine selection and great appetizers. The house spread for the bread is delicious! I had the buttermilk fried chicken breast and my friend had the filet... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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148 reviews 148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Add my accolades to others who have rated this establishment top notch. We went based on TA ratings for my wife's birthday and the whole experience exceeded my expectations. Service, food, ambience great. My wife had their baked oysters and I their cheese dish for starters. It was the beginning of a wonderful evening. You won't be disappointed.

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Lexington, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Baked Oysters and Crispy Pork: UNFORGETTABLE!!! High quality ingredients&beautiful food presentation

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been coming to Solstice for years and it has always exceeded my expectations. They use fresh, local ingredients prepared in ever changing combinations. Their menu is always a challenge...which to choose, each an interesting blend of styles and unique cuisines. Their staff has consistently maintained high standards of service and knowledge of food and drink. And they have... More 

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Columbia SC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We living in Lexington, and have many closer options for fine-dining, but we drive across town to Solstice for most of our special-occasion meals - it's become a family favorite for birthdays! Menu is unique, varied, and prepared perfectly. Service is great, and every meal begins with an "amuse bouche", always a delightful little morsel from the chef. The decor... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Without a doubt the best food in Northeast Columbia and always consistent .Drinks are also good but not as consistent as the food but usually. There are not a lot of options for fine dining in the Northeast so it can get tiring there if you eat there alot There is not a lot of rotation in the options at... More 

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Cary NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I can't believe as many times as I've been to Solstice, I've never written a review! My husband and I go fairly regularly (and he goes for lunch quite a bit!) We moved to this area not quite 2 years ago and have been very disappointed with how few good restaurants there are - especially in NE Columbia. We were... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to find a new place to go for our date night and this place was perfect! Our server (Zak) was very attentive but not overly so which is what we like. Everything was great from the appetizers to the main course to the dessert. For you cheesecake lovers try the pistachio cheesecake and for the... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went after dropping our daughter at USC, figured we deserved a date night. Just wanted some drinks and appetizer for dinner. The wine selection was good by the glass (of course, much better by the bottle) and they had some interesting martinis and others. Amazing appetizers! Which I believe change often. We actually order another of one of them.... More 

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Additional Information about Solstice Kitchen

Address: 841-4 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229
Phone Number: 8037886966
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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