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Solstice Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary
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841 Sparkleberry Ln Ste 4, Columbia, SC 29229-8628 (Clemson Road)
+1 803-788-6966
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Solstice has become my go-to date night restaurant. My husband and I love the menu and the wine list is extensive. The staff is very knowledgeable of flavors and can recommend wine pairings. The restaurant consists of 3 main areas: the bar, main dining room, and private dining room. The atmosphere is elegant and very plush. We have dined in... More 

Thank sctravelbug1
Columbia, SC
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a creative menu every time we go... The wait staff are always attentive, knowledgeable, and nonintrusive. The chef always bestows a little edible gift. We LOVE this restaurant.

Thank Jackie E
Elgin, South Carolina
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the nicest place to dinner in style in the Northeast of Columbia - and well worth driving from downtown to dinner at. The food is so elegantly presented, a phenomenal did experience with an outstanding wine bar selection. You will need reservations on busy nights for sure. They even have a night each month where kids are... More 

Thank Niallmcl
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learned this was a sister restaurant of Mr. Friendly's, and since we live in the Northeast, we had to visit. The food was just as good although the atmosphere was not as electric. I had to have the buttermilk fried chicken dinner again and my husband had a fish special of the day. Both were excellent! Mixed green salad is... More 

Thank FranklyTravel
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met the wife's sister here for dinner. Had the Fried Green Tomatoes for an appetizer! We weren't sure about the pimento cheese on top...boy were we wrong! Add candied bacon!! Wowza! Delish! Meals were excellent also. We'll be back when we return to the area again.

Thank Tony S
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first shrimp and grits. I have never been a fan but it was here that I found out I like grits, stone ground grits. The shrimp and grits here are a must try. Also had a curry soup that wasn't very Caribbean curry, but great nonetheless. Their bread comes out with a nice tomato-cream-cheese tasting butter that... More 

1 Thank Ditrutrini
Columbia, South Carolina
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162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had never visited this establishment but went on the recommendations made by so many other Trip Advisor guests. We made an 8:15 pm reservation but my wife was hungry at 7:00 so we headed over early. We arrived about 7:15, and had to wait. Could barely find a parking place. It was packed. We saw a friend there and went... More 

1 Thank Alan H
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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223 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great service, excellent dinner with great choices. We had a group of 25+ people for this dinner. Place was small, but everyone had a good time.

Thank moksha51
Columbia, South Carolina
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Just made another trip to Solstice Kitchen for lunch. Food is always good with great service. While the menu is great, they always have interesting specials. You should try them. Parking is not a problem.

Thank smitty237
Columbia, SC
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and I have been to Solstice twice, each time was a very pleasant experience. The wait staff is right on and the food presentation is superb. Well worth the premium price.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 841 Sparkleberry Ln Ste 4, Columbia, SC 29229-8628
    (Clemson Road)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-788-6966
Our cuisine can be labeled many things, but it is most definitely seasonal. Our service is professional, yet far from stuffy. Our décor is modern, yet simple, and our wine list is extensive. Perhaps most important of all, everyone from our servers and bartenders, to our chefs and management, are among the most dedicated service industry professionals in our community.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?