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The Grand on Main, Columbia, SC

The Grand on Main

4.2
4.2
428 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to The Grand on Main. Enjoy a traditional fine dining experience, sip cocktails at the bar, dine outside on Main Street or relax on our back patio. Afterwards, enjoy our exquisite boutique bowling alley or Robinson Room, dessert lounge.

The Robinson Room, located in the hidden lower level of The Grand, is the city’s latest swanky dessert and cocktail lounge. Our pastry chefs have collaborated with Michelin Star Pastry Chef and New York-based culinary expert, Rory Macdonald, to bring his world-famous, decadent desserts to Columbia’s Main Street.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 766-2442

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Ellis

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (844) 441-0928

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Cross street

    Located on the 1600 Block of Main Street

  • Parking details

    Valet service available Wednesday - Sunday evenings. Public parking available in the Cannon Parking Garage and Taylor Street Parking Garage. Street parking available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 428 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbia

    Innovative

  • Columbia

    Hot spot

  • Columbia

    Lively

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  1. KB

    KimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Everything was perfect and the setup. Nice customer service.
  2. KG

    KathleenG

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun place to dine. Great ambiance. Wish the door to the kitchen had been closed as we were seated in a booth with direct line of sight but that was our only complaint. Service was great, food and drink was great!
  3. LM

    LeslieM

    Charleston

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On top of wonderful food (we had chicken and pork chops; traditionally difficult to not get over cooked in a restaurant), attentive service with a smile (shout out to Maya) and a beautiful restaurant with reasonable prices, they had the BEST musical duo I have heard in a restaurant (Sam and Illia). What a great night!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    I had reservations for 9pm me and my family arrived at 8:45pm and didn’t get seated until 9:30pm I felt like that was completely unacceptable…when we arrived to our table the booth chair was dirty ,the waitress was horrible and the only good thing was the food..won’t bring my family back there..
  5. BJ

    BriannaJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere but food took 45 mins to come out then it was COLD My collard greens was hard and uncooked
  6. T

    Taea

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good but service was slow and not very friendly. Don’t like the electronic entry of food, as server was looking at handheld electronic device and no interaction with customers…
  7. MD

    MartyD

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place…I really enjoyed the live music with GREAT service and food.
  8. RM

    RenitaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I called to let them know, we would be running late. They immediately changed our reservation without any problem. Our hostess or waitress was very attentive to our needs. We enjoyed the live music, the food was delicious. Everything was so good that we tell friends about The Grand and we will visit again.
  9. MB

    MaineBigDaddy

    Naples

    144 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Cool place, good food and ok service, we were a large party but they were not that busy and had to always flag down the server to order more drinks. The robots are an interesting gimic, not sure the purpose. The wine list is very poor and needs some more red choices. Looks to be a very fun place for happy hour and bowling parties!
  10. KS

    KennethS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The restaurant was clean, very elegant. Everything was on time waitress were very professional, and bathrooms are clean.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Picked this place due to the reviews. Big mistake.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The food is too heavy, too creamy, too much. It's more bar food than Restaurant food, but the prices are high. The place is very nice, finely furnished but we won't go back for dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Service wasn’t great but food was great!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday for my wife and our pregnant daughter …wonderful place, food… amazing !!!
  15. DB

    DrBiagio

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    First time eating here and the food was great. Calamari with the peppers (not hot) and ping sauce, Goat Cheese Salmon and Club sandwich, all items we would order again. Ambiance is very cool and trendy. Nice to have the bowling alley area in the back. A little slow service wise but isnt everyone right now! We will be back for sure!
  16. TT

    TavaresT

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great restaurant. Sat in the booth for about 10 minutes before our waiter got to us, but the food was good. The waiter all though a little slow took care of us well. Highly recommend!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Very long wait. Food was not cooked correctly. Out of items. Robot did more work than the entire staff. Terrible service.
  18. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I visited the Grand on our anniversary. The food and service was great and the live music was soothing.
  19. SG

    ShirlGirl

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and music were all wonderful. Love the new updated menu. One comment: they should include one really excellent vegetarian entree.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chips and trio dip was the best I had
  21. CG

    CheriseG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful time! The service was absolutely amazing and the live music was the perfect touch for my son’s bday dinner! This was my 2nd time visiting and I will be back! Oh and the FOOD was DELICIOUS! The Shrimp & Grits is a MUST HAVE!
  22. ZG

    ZekeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food! If you are looking for good food and fun (bowling) this is the place to be! I will be back!
  23. BY

    BrandonY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    The first time I went food was amazing last night it was all burnt and not worth the prices they expect people to pay
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were asked to confirm our reservation the day before and the next day we arrived and the restaurant was closed. Do not make reservations at this location using this app.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy bonito lugar. Excelente comida y atención.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time going to the grand. Food was good, service was great. Musician was great maybe just a little loud for dinner time
  27. B

    Boss

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Slow and amateur service. They clearly spent too much money on the food running robots and not enough on training their staff. They turned lots of business away that night because they said they had too many reservations but they were only 75% full. Service was not good at all and the pork chop was way overcooked. There will be no return visit as this was not so grand.
  28. n

    npbfoodie

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Service was mediocre. Nathan was very chatty but could have been more focused on the service itself. They brought us apps but no plates and said they had an event that used them all. This was somehow acceptable and by the time plates came everything was completely cold.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    Good quality ingredients for the food, but not great flavor of the dishes put together. Drinks were okay. Overall the price just didn’t fit the things I received. That being said the atmosphere and the vibes there are very welcoming and aesthetically pleasing. There was live music there at the time I was there. So looks of the establishment 4 out of 5; Food was 2 out of 5….but the food sure did look good!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Do NOT miss the after dinner basement experience for dessert!
  31. RH

    R22H

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Interesting concept which, includes bowling, but not enough to overcome the average food. I had ribs dry rubbed but not that good. No one in our party raved about the food. Did enjoy for dessert the peach pie. I had the bread puddiwhich was was too dry. Could not get a cup of coffee to go with dessert.
  32. SS

    SyranaS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at The Grand. Love the staff.
  33. k

    kamran

    Charleston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Atmosphere is very friendly and comfortable. Robots bring food and beverages to your table which is really cool. Very pleasant experience overall.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food was okay!
  35. MO

    MonicaO

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Second time being there and loved it all over again
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good but the restaurant was dead. Server was MIA most of the duration
  37. MW

    MrsWarr

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    I chose this place as a romantic date night,with my husband, and I was not disappointed. The ambience was warm and inviting and the live entertainment was a nice touch. We arrived before the crowd,so our seating area felt quiet and secluded. The only negative aspect was my shrimp and grits were warm at best and a bit lumpy! However, I still enjoyed the evening, and I'll definitely recommend and be back soon.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my birthday
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in town for a college visit and found this place on OpenTable. Great experience. The service was excellent and very attentive . The food was also excellent. Would come back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience and had a lot of fun bowling!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Grand on Main using the Order Online button. The Grand on Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 766-2442.

The Grand on Main is rated 4.2 stars by 428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Grand on Main

1621 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located on the 1600 Block of Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet service available Wednesday - Sunday evenings. Public parking available in the Cannon Parking Garage and Taylor Street Parking Garage. Street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Ellis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (803) 766-2442

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (844) 441-0928

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