About Hampton Street Vineyard
For fine dining in Columbia, SC, be sure to visit Hampton Street Vineyard. Our philosophy of food and wine is simple and straightforward. We use local products when possible, classic techniques at all times and make ourselves available to the influences of far-flung cuisines.
Our menu changes quarterly in order to utilize each seasons unique offerings, keep the kitchen engaged and creative and of course to ensure your interest, entertainment and curiosity in this fine dining experience.
Your server is well trained and passionate about food and wine. Please don’t hesitate to inquire about the preparation of our dishes or the nuances of our extensive wine list. Relax and enjoy. Thank you.
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking Garage across the street next to the Marriott Hotel, or the corner of Sumter and Taylor
Private Party Facilities:
Hampton Street Vineyard is available for private parties up to seventy people depending on your requirements. Through the years we have hosted many Wedding rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, sales meetings, and the National Trial Lawyers Association monthly dinners. We"ll rent you the whole place. Just let us know and we'll close our doors to the rest of the world for your special function.
We also have the "Wine Room" available for smaller groups, this room will accommodate up to ten people and is available at no extra charge. It's a great place for you and your friends to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or conduct small business and sales meetings. Please make reservations for this room as soon as possible because of the high demand.
Private Party Contact:
Leigh Talmadge: 8032520850x
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Hampton Street Vineyard Ratings and Reviews
As always the food was spectacular the o ...
As always the food was spectacular the oysters were perfectly cooked the special beet salad was fresh and seasonal my husband had the short ribs his absolute favorite and I had the salmon again perfectly cooked The only reason we did not have dessert is because we were full most pleasantly full I would highly recommend this restaurant
Hampton Vineyards is always a dependable ...
Hampton Vineyards is always a dependable choice for a good meal. Saturday night was no exception. The duck was well prepared and the addition of figs and corn made it a special treat. Wish the wine by the glass choices were a bit more robust but HV remains a favorite.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Hampton Street Vineyard recently. We requested a quiet table for 3, and they put us in the wine cellar, a small quiet room lined with wine bottles. The fried oysters were delicious, and we all enjoyed our entrees. I had a special, swordfish fillet with pesto topping and pomegranate garnish, and the other two diners had the short ribs and crispy skin duck, respectively. All were as described and a treat to eat. I recommend this restaurant enthusiastically.
Food, service, and wine list make Hampto ...
Food, service, and wine list make Hampton Street Vineyard an always reliable choice for a great experience. My only caution is that noise level is very loud making conversation for groups larger than four very difficult.
Slow service. Meal not cooked properly ( ...
Slow service. Meal not cooked properly (steak over done, potatoes not cooked through, and veggies soggy). Few vegetarian options and chef unwilling to accommodate (even after we called ahead and was assured that dishes could be made vegetarian). I will not return.
Poor experience. Understaffed, uninspir ...
Poor experience. Understaffed, uninspired menu, cold/old food served, live plant hanging on the wall attracted fruit flies that were buzzing around our head for majority of meal. We never complain but they were missing on all fronts so we shared our experience. Manager/owner did not charge us for the meal but seemed more annoyed that apologetic. Will not go back.
We were in Columbia for the Fightin' Tex ...
We were in Columbia for the Fightin' Texas Aggie and South Carolina fb game and found this gem due to its location right next to the Marriott where we stayed. My wife and I ate there Thursday night and were so impressed took our out of town friends and daughter back Friday. The owner talked to us both nights, our server Zach was awesome, and even the lady at the front desk took a personal interest in us. Food was great and the wine list was spectacular and reasonable for the quality level. I could eat here every night. Felt like home. Heartily recommend.
Noise level - the main dining room was s ...
Noise level - the main dining room was so loud that it was virtually impossible to carry on a conversation with tablemates. The restaurant has a lengthy wine list and is proud of its "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator. We selected a bottle of a vineyard-designate pinot noir and were presented a wine from a different vineyard, but the waiter didn't notice or recognize the difference. This was the only wine from that winery the restaurant had in stock. That's not consistent with Wine Spectator's award. Food has declined over the years from creative to "Hmm, that's different, let's try it and see what happens." Also, my entrée was cold. When the bill came, we had been overcharged for an after-dinner cognac. The waiter said, "Just take it out of my tip, it was my mistake." Overall, the experience was Fair, but there are better places in town to spend $100 per person on dinner.
I surprised my boyfriend for his birthda ...
I surprised my boyfriend for his birthday and made a reservation at Hampton St Vineyard and everything was excellent. Our waitress made wonderful menu recommendations, she didn't hover over us during our meal and she surprised my boyfriend with a candle in his dessert. Overall we had a wonderful dining experience and will be back.
Hampton Street Vineyard is always great. ...
Hampton Street Vineyard is always great. They have an eclectic menu with a broad range of choices. I had an elk chop with a cherry reduction which was great. They also have an extensive wine list. At dinner it is quite enough to have an actual conversation. I was there for a business dinner but it is a good spot for a special date or anniversary.
I was really excited to try this restaur ...
I was really excited to try this restaurant for my bday dinner. Although our service and wine were great the food was extremely small portions and very expensive. It also was not as good as I expected from such a nice restaurant. Unfortunately, we will not be returning.
Outstanding food and service, excellent ...
Outstanding food and service, excellent wine selections. This was our first visit and will definitely come back. We had appetizers of salmon w/ beets and ahi tuna, both very fresh and outstanding. Enjoyed entrees of grouper and duck, both very delicious. Presentations of all dishes were really super.
We found this originally by accident las ...
We found this originally by accident last year and it now our consistent place for special occasions. Always great food, excellent service and a creative menu.
In our opinion, one of the best dining finds in Columbia.
We had an opportunity to have dinner wit ...
We had an opportunity to have dinner without the kids and chose to revisit the HSV. We arrived for our 6:30p reservation and the place was nearly empty. Our waitress was attentive and helpful when asked questions. Service was quick and the dishes were unique, eye-appealing and very tasty. The wine menu is complete, if not overwhelming. The restaurant started to get busy by the time we were done. Noise levels were rising and exhaust from the kitchen was infiltrating the dining area. Overall a great experience, but I'm glad we had an early reservation.
Normally, Hampton Street is one of my fa ...
Normally, Hampton Street is one of my favorites - service & food is usually exceptional...not so much this trip. We were seated in the wine room which was great. It's small & our party of 6 were the only ones there.
Our server seemed fine - we ordered & the food came out as ordered and in a timely manner. There were 4 of us who ordered the flash fried oysters which are normally delicious. This time, they were WAY OVERSALTED! We told our server & said we wanted the chef to know. We weren't looking for anything free but did expect the chef to say something to us.
We were asked about dessert & we laughed and asked what do you have tonight. He told us...no one immediately said yes. He left & suddenly our bill was presented to us.
We paid & ended up sitting there chatting a while & decided we wanted another glass of wine. Our waiter was no where to be found...turns out he'd clocked out & left. The owner did take care of us (and we again mentioned the salty oysters when asked)...no response or comment there.
Not sure what was going on that night but we did not receive the service or food expected at this restaurant.
Everything was spectacular. The food was ...
Everything was spectacular. The food was beyond description. Executive Chef Nathan Park takes fresh ingredients to a new realm, the likes of which I've never experienced. The level of finesse, even in the simplest of dishes, elevates the tastes and textures to unforeseen magnitudes. This food is worth a trip to Columbia, even if for nothing more than the experience.
We went to have a nice dinner with our f ...
We went to have a nice dinner with our family and they graciously kept in mind my wife as I had requested a corner table since she has difficulty around crowds. They put us in a separate little room where the wine was stored on the wall in a beautiful wine rack. It was a great room to enjoy our dinner in. The food was wonderful! I had the octopus app and it was the best octopus I ever had! We had steaks and duck as well as a couple of the specials...all terrific! We would gladly come again when in Columbia :)
My husband and I were staying at the Mar ...
My husband and I were staying at the Marriott across the street and remembered how much we liked this restaurant with a large selection of wines, serving terrific food. I also recalled how romantic and intimate it was. Well, that was not the case on this particular evening. There were two large parties in the restaurant the night we dined, 7:30 pm on a Tuesday. The noise level was deafening. We asked to move to a quieter table but it did not help. Food and wine were as wonderful as we remembered. Too bad the staff did not ask noisy diners to be considerate of others. As we were leaving the restaurant, other diners stood outside discussing the unbearable noise level, so I know it was not just us.
The Hampton Street Vineyard is good each ...
The Hampton Street Vineyard is good each time we have been. The menu is always new and interesting so we do not get the same thing twice. The staff is very professional and does not hover. The ambience is relaxing and the interior is one of our favorites.
It is one of our go-to restaurants!
Enjoyed our experience in this quaint lo ...
Enjoyed our experience in this quaint location. Lots of large groups, so it was very noisy when we were there. Most of the wine bottles were at around an 80% from what you can buy it for on the street, but that isn't mad compared to other places. Food was good, but not necessarily plentiful for the cost.
Food highlight of our trip to Columbia
In Columbia for a conference. Selected this restaurant from Open Table for a meal with colleagues. Food was exceptional across the board. I had the filet, which was cooked perfectly and well accompanied by bacon and Brussels sprouts. Two colleagues chose the duck and raved about it. Wine was excellent. Service was a little slow to start with, in that it took a while before our oder was actually placed (perhaps because our server had several tables seated at the same time), but was otherwise fantastic. This isn't cheap food, but it's worth it!
Great menu with wonderful flavors. Only ...
Great menu with wonderful flavors. Only concern was that the appetizer (bacon bruschetta) was sub par. It should have been on small bread but was served on a large piece of Italian bread with a tough and chewy thick piece of undercooked bacon. It was more like fat back than bacon. We told our server that the appetizer was not good, ate very little of it but were still charged $15 for it.
This is my favorite restaurant in Columb ...
This is my favorite restaurant in Columbia. I eat here every time I am in town which is at least once per month. The staff is courteous, fun and friendly and I always make a new friend at the bar. Great food and wine.
Not worth the trip
Wife and I went for dinner, hoping to find a new place to regularly visit. She had crab cakes (on menu) and a pasta dish (special.) I had a BLT board (on special) and the duck (on menu.)
Crab cakes were pretty decent, nothing special. The sauce was (a chutney) actually quite good, if a bit stronger than I'd like to see paired with something as delicate as crab.
The BLT board left me wondering 'where's the foie' and wishing whoever designed it had some familiarity with the idea of balancing a dish. It was sweet on sweet on fatty on sweet. The bacon could have been smokey and salty, and the tomatoes bright and acidic; instead the bacon was sweet, the tomatoes were a jam (and an overly sweet one at that.) The whole dish was one dimensional and rather disappointing, though palatable and likely the best thing we had all night.
Pasta was tough, and doughy. Very clearly over worked, by quite a bit. Was nearly sauce-less as well, a shame as the sauce had good flavor. The duck prosciutto, rather than being cut to lardons was in large slices, making it difficult to eat, and poorly distributed.
Duck breast was skinless . What's the point? It was also breaded, and seemingly deep fried. Gnocchi was initially mistaken for polenta. It appeared to have been cooked in a sheet tray, and cubed rather than formed as gnocchis and boiled. It was a glutenous mess, I'd guess more than half flour, and again grossly overworked.
The wine menu was extensive, and the front of house staff was good; however a good restaurant has to be based on food worth eating. If you come here at all: make it for a couple of drinks, then go elsewhere for dinner.
I was looking to try a different restaurant to celebrate my birthday and while doing some research, I found the Hampton Street Vineyard. They had good reviews, so I thought to give it a chance. My family and I really enjoyed the food. Everything was delicious and even though we didn't order any wine, they had a variety to choose from. It was a pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend it going.
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