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“Very disappointing.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gervais & Vine

Gervais & Vine
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Ranked #107 of 962 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Wine Bar, American
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Very disappointing.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2010

After hearing about Gervais & Vine for months my husband and I were very excited to go there for our anniversary dinner. We arrived early on a Saturday evening hoping to beat the dinner rush. Our waitress was slow and unhelpful. We told her it was our first time in and we wanted some suggestions on the menu. She just said everything was good, and didn't give us any direction at all. Not even a congratulations for our anniversary! I had to ask the waitress to clear plates from our table! We tried a few different things ($9 for a cheese plate?) and nothing amazed us. We tried the brie, the steak and the duck. The duck was cold, and the other dishes were just unimpressive. At least the steak was tender. Considering the fantastic samples sold at Taste of the Vista last month, it was a huge disappointment. I wouldn't eat at Gervais and Vine again.

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English first
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“This place is very very pricey, but the food is wonderful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2010

This place is very very pricey, but the food is wonderful

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Charleston, SC
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Poorly Managed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

Monday July 19, 2010, stopped in for the first time for an early dinner. The hostess was plainly disinterested and told us to "just sit anywhere", returning immediately to conversation with co-workers. Our waitress was equally unenthusiastic until I mistakenly asked her to help me with some information about the wine that was included with dinner, at which point she became overtly rude and dismissive. It was an astonishing experience really, and embarrassing in front of my date to boot. Normally I would have called for the manager, but since what appeared to be the rest of the staff (it was around 4:30) was clustered around the bar enjoying a social hour and completely oblivious to the poor impression that their slacker confab might be having on the paying patrons, I concluded that would be a fool's errand.

I must say however, that the food (Kobe steak) and wine were both excellent and a good value, although we did have to ask after the Cobb salad when it didn't arrive with the meal. As good as the food was though, I won't return and really couldn't recommend the restaurant. It had the feel of a place resting on past laurels, where the owners might have retired to cooler climes for the summer, leaving the inmates to run the asylum.

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Columbia, SC
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Tapas in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2010

Gervais and Vine is consistently wonderful. Best tapas in town. Love the shrimp with aioli and scallops with three sauces. Gambas is out of this world. Excellent spreads, too, especially the Costa Brava. Get it. Great happy hour specials. Live music some nights. Great three course meals for a great price, too.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great Tapas Menu! Surprisingly Wonderful Garlic-Parmesan Fries!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2010

We've been here twice, and nothing has disappointed! Lots of great variety in tapas offerings!

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