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“Great lunch...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of King's Contrivance Restaurant

King's Contrivance Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 260 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Aiken, South Carolina
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great lunch...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2009

We had a wonderful lunch - quite delicious...especially the soft shell crab and shellfish bisque. At table #12 (our table) the room was full and got loud with discussion from other dinner around 1:15 pm. The service was slow as there was only one server and she was not the most friendly server (#99) we have ever had in over 20 years of dining around the world. The atmosphere inside and outside is wonderful...you forget you are in Colubmia, MD. Can be a little expensive for lunch but this is pretty much expected in the Beltway for dining.

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FL
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“Great place for good food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2009

Our company holds regular lunch meeting at the King's Contrivance - the food and the service are always great. The staff has been a pleasure to work with.

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“Excellent food, service...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2008

Excellent food, service, and dining space.

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Edmonds, WA
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“Like sitting at the king's table”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2008

Our party of eight was seated in the Veranda by attentive staff. The Shellfish Bisque was a particularly fine way to begin the meal. All of our entrees were excellent -- the duck breast, the crab cakes, the filet mignon in bleu cheese, the venison. The dessert menu was clever and delicious, the best being a chocolate bowl filled with fresh berries and two sorbets: chocolate and raspberry. Sadly, the chocolate sorbet is not made on the premises. On Friday nights, every bottle of wine in the place is half price. This was an excellent meal (our first time at this restaurant) and we will definitely drive the few extra miles to reach Columbia the next time we are staying in Baltimore.

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“The Best Resturant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2005

You have to try the Seafood Crepe...it's the best. It's a little expensive...but worth every penny.

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