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Whiskey Kitchen, Columbia, SC

Whiskey Kitchen

2.2
2.2
98 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern

Whiskey Kitchen is all about gourmet southern cuisine, hard to find whiskey, delicious craft cocktails, a big diverse draft list and the best staff this side of the Mississippi.

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Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 995-5027

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

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What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

2.2
2.2 based on recent ratings
  • 2.2Food
  • 2.6Service
  • 2.5Ambience
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made a reservation and the open table app let me and the normal hours posted said they were open. I drive all the way there and they were closed. Why am I able to make a reservation when they are closed? Especially when I called one day and they said they can shut off the app.

  2. RW

    RobinW

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Open table took my reservation but the place was closed and looked like it had been for a while. We were just traveling through so had no idea.... Waste of time!

  3. R

    Rylee

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It is closed and we weren’t notified. We did not find lost until we got to the restaurant.

  4. L

    Lovestodine

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We got there and they were closed! They are connected to a Delta Hotel and a person at the hotel told us they have been closing at different times basically without notice. It’s ridiculous that they allowed Open Table to let people make a reservation still! And this was on Mother’s Day! Very disappointed. We had been there before and were looking forward to it.

  5. DB

    DoctorB

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Reserved a table at 6:00PM on Mother's Day. Drove 30 minutes only to find out that they were closed. Reservation was confirmed through email and text the day before and the day of. Essentially our Mother's Day dinner plans were ruined as there wasn't any availability any where else. After reading some reviews it is apparent that this is an ongoing issue that ownership doesn't care to resolve.

  6. LR

    LeonR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Open table let me make this reservation when the restaurant was actually closed. Stupid. I traveled to restaurant only to find the parking lot empty. Nice

  7. MM

    MarieM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I made reservation mothers day arrived to find it closed

  8. S

    Stacey

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I’d give a zero if you had that because they closed on the day of the reservation and made no attempt to call to advise me of that. Plus it was Mother’s Day. Thankfully I’d read their other bad reviews about this same thing and called. No answer. So I called the attached hotel and they confirmed the restaurant was closed. We went somewhere else and will never attempt to go here again. Seems like others are making that decision too. Deservedly.

  9. W

    Whaaa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They took my reservation and confirmed my reservation. When I called to make a change, nobody answered the phone—all day. So I drove over to talk to them in person. They confirmed that my change was fine and that they looked forward to serving me the next day. When I showed up the next day, they were closed—totally dark, chairs on tables, etc. From reading reviews, stuff like that seems to happen a lot with them. Total clown show.

  10. WY

    WendyY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The service was poor, no staff and the menu had minimal items to order but the web site has a variety of items to order.

  11. M

    Marley

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This was the worst dinner I have ever been to. The service was horrible and the food was being handed out like it was a buffet. Many people got up and left because they had not been helped for over an hour. This restaurant needs to get it together because right now it is a horrible place to eat.

  12. RB

    RayB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    When we arrived, the floor was sticky and the bartender told us to sit anywhere. There was only one server and she was running around. They were out of a lot of drinks and whiskeys. Our drinks took 20minutes and we ended up only getting 2 out of 6 of our drinks. The restaurant was bare and there were barely any tables. We didn't see a manager anywhere and ended up leaving due to waiting too long for drinks and appetizers. I chose this place for my birthday dinner and was excited to try it out but ended up being very disappointed.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The food was disgusting. Waiters kept bringing out food that was ours or it was the wrong meal. One waitress spilled sauce on my cousin and laughed about it. It was a bug on our straw. The tables were wobbly.

  14. CD

    ChristineD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Fries were a hit, as were the wings. Sandwiches were ok, nothing great. We had a reservation but the place was empty so didn't need one. It's attached to a hotel. And, they were just opening at 6pm, our reservation time, and really weren't ready for us. Short-staffed like many places, but the waitress did a great job. Probably wouldn't go back there with so many other great places to try, but it was a pleasant experience.

  15. JL

    JLP53

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was good but on a Wednesday evening at 5:30 they were out of some menu items. I might understand that at 8:00 on a Friday but not when we were there. Service wasvery good.

  16. M

    Marsha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Saturday afternoon. Out of wings. I ordered the salmon and should have received mac and cheese. Once brought the attention, it came out after everyone in my part had eaten. The peach old fashion was very tasty. Our server was awesome! She was very attentive with a great personality. I cannot remember her name. She worked Sat around 700pm

  17. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I had a reservation at 4pm. Arrived at 3:55pm It looked empty no lights on. Asked front desk why wasn't they open they said it doesn't open up until 6pm everyday. It would be nice if they updated their hours on here and online. I drove an hour there for no reason

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They said the manager and some staff hadn’t showed up, so they were closed.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, great food and drinks, the owners are amazing!!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made reservations for a birthday dinner, showed up and they were closed. Very disappointed.

  21. DK

    DonaldK

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Service was terrible. The restaurants was out of most everything on the menu including drinks. Finally ordered chicken dinners and were chicken served 6 wings for the same price with mashed potatoes instead of menu itms that were listed. Six people $300 for wings and they added a $50 tip to our bill. Supposedly no manager on duty when we asked to speak to one. No consideration whatsoever. I don't usually leave poor reviews but if your reading this it's because you want to know. Look elsewhere if you want to be treated right and get a decent meal.

  22. B

    Birthdaylady

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    On March 12th, had reservations for 8 to celebrate my birthday. My daughter had to literally vacuum area the day of before she could decorate area where me and my guest would be seated even after she had spoken with the manager about arrangements the night before. To top it off one of my guest was served raw salmon on her salmon salad.

  23. TS

    TykerriS

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I made reservations a week out for a Sunday at 2 clock pm. I received and email the Saturday before confirming my time. When I got to the restaurant they were closed and the personnel at the front desk stated that they did not open until 5pm. I was very upset because this was my first experience and the restaurant was closed, but I received an confirmation text stating was this still a good time for me. Very upset and disappointed.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    Food, cold. 4 meals, $144.00. Pork chops were dry, mashed potatoes were completely cold and the BBQ rolls might have been good, but again, cold. Great waitress with a very poor cook:( Last night in Columbia; worst meal. Very disappointing

  25. BC

    BarbaraC

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Arrived 5 till 4pm. We noticed one waitstaff arrived and two possible cooks just going back inside the side door of restaurant. Went to the front desk of hotel and told them we had reservations and was told restaurant does not open until 5 pm. Naturally I was confused and walked up to the restaurant glass doors and everything appeared shut down. Desk clerk said the restaurant is separate from the hotel. We left and decided to bite the bullet and find someplace else to eat.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    We had 8pm dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day. By the time that we were seated and able to place or orders from a fixed VDay menu, the soup from the soup or salad course was unavailable. Also, I initially ordered the Duck as my main entree and 10 minutes later was informed that there was no more Duck. I then submitted with the Filet Oscar but minutes later was informed that there was no more Filet Oscar as well. So instead of being for to eat entree that we did not want because that had run out of 2/3 of the entrees, we decided to pay for our appetizers and we left. This made for a horrible Valentine’s Day dinner experience.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Waited 50 min with no service

  28. D

    Disappoint

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    I understand that restaurants are short staffed, however, our table was the only table that had the bartender as a server. When we arrived and sat down it was almost 15 minutes before anyone greeted us, and that was the bartender. She tried her best to serve us but she was occupied with the bar. If I stopped another server, they would say “hold on” and never return. The Valentine’s Day menu was a nice selection but it seems they were really precooking the food. Our filets were charred to the point it tasted as if we were eating the food itself. The potatoes were scalloped, which is not of good quality. The vibe was nice and since it was a holiday I do intend to give them another opportunity but I would not suggest this restaurant when it’s busy or a holiday.

  29. CH

    ConnorH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    This was one of the worst meals I have ever paid for. Steak had absolutely no flavor, scallops were the same , very bland. The entire Valentine’s Day package was a rip off as you had to share extremely small appetizers and desserts with your partner. The total bill with tax was over $170 and I can honestly say this was the worst $170 I have ever spent in my life. Do not go here.

  30. PM

    PMack

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    The drinks were really good. The appetizer was delicious. The Strawberry fields salad was good. Good presentation however, the filet was cold and very tough. I ordered it medium and it was not seasoned well, I had to cut it with a butter knife. A steak knife was never provided for me or my wife’s filet. For $180.00 tip included, I expected a lot better meal than what I received. Dessert was good. Just really need to work on your main course. The couple sitting across from us sent theirs back because theirs was cold as well. 👎🏻Won’t be going there again. Sorry.

  31. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Food was cold and the seafood fondue was runny like water.

  32. TM

    TiffanyM

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Severely disappointed. Please do not let the prices of the food fool you. This is low quality food at a high price point. The taste of food lacking any real flavor or thought to it. Duck was overcooked, and dessert was dry. The service was not great for a slow restaurant. We dined here Saturday before valentine's day on a prix fix menu. Price was $150 per couple with an included alcoholic beverage. When we got our bill it was $200, apparently gratuity is included in all bills. We did not include further gratuity, as they had graciously tipped themselves nearly 33% already. Today we discovered we had been charged $265 at the restaurant. I have called several times to try and fix this issue, I have gotten no answer. Avoid.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    We went here for their prix fixe Valentines Dinner. The cost was $150 for a couple for a bottle of wine and 4 courses. It was our server's first day, so I made sure to be clear in instructions. She took our appetizer and salad order at the same time and I asked her to make sure to space them out and to bring the appetizer first. It did come out first, but was followed 60 seconds later by our salad. Our main course came before the appetizer and salad were cleared and the dessert arrived after I had eaten about half of my main course. we were shocked to see that the bill included an automatic 22% gratuity. Something that was not mentioned online or on the menu in the restaurant. We were also surprised to see an additional charge added for using a credit card. Again, it was not mentioned online or on the menu. On our way out, we did see a sign mentioning a 3.99% discount for using cash. However, this is misrepresented, because it is not actually a cash discount, rather it is a credit card surcharge. They did not discount the base amount of the bill by 3.99% if you paid by cash. Rather, they ADDED 3.99%if you were paying by card. The food was so-so. our charcuterie board appetizer was good. Our strawberry fields salad was nothing special but good. I ordered scallops which were served with asparagus and creamed corn. The scallops were under-seasoned, the asparagus was undercooked and not seasoned, and the creamed corn did not go well with the dish. It was too sweet to go with the scallops and asparagus. My husband's steak oscar was good, but also had the same asparagus issues.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    My husband and I had made a reservation for Valentine’s weekend and there was a set menu to choose from. We were looking forward to good food and time together. The majority of the food was awful….the seafood fondue was cold and had been sitting out for some time as the pita wedges were soggy. My husband ordered the filet with lump crab…..you could tell the lump crab was out of a can and cold and his steak was well done on the outside but rare on the inside….he ordered his steak medium well. The strawberry salad and dessert were ok but there was no cooking involved with these. It was extremely overpriced for the quality of food we received. We even asked to have our dessert to-go as we were already done with the restaurant at that time. We will never return to this restaurant nor will we ever recommend it.

  35. KL

    KaamelL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    OpenTable allowed me to make and confirm a reservation for a time that the restaurant wasn't even open. Very disappointed.

  36. v

    vantheman

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our waitress was wonderful very knowledgeable. Although there was a few items my wife did not get with her meal that we paid for instead it was a poor substitution. but overall it was great.

  37. GF

    GeraldF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good food. Good Service. Needs some rugs on the lower floors. Noise level is a little harsh.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    The pictures made it seem something much different than our experience. Made reservations but when we arrived there was only two other patrons inside. Bartender notified us over a college football game on the tv that we can sit anywhere. We chose a table my the bar and the table was very wobbly. We put a napkin under a leg to stop that. The menu selection is very small, and when the waitress came to take our order told us 4 items (1 appetizer and 3 main dishes) were not available and that “they are getting a new menu”. I ordered a Caesar salad with chicken. The dressing came on the side in little condiment cups. The chicken was unseasoned, and about 20 stale croutons. There was no soap or paper towels in the ladies restroom. A small stack of paper napkins in its place. Food was subpar, drinks are overpriced, service was non existent. If the name is going to say Kitchen, the kitchen needs to be better. Will not eat here again. 0/10 recommend.

  39. k

    kokosuki

    New England

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    We sat near the kitchen and were subject to a long conversation between off duty crew members and the chefs. Not the best atmosphere. Food was excellent.

  40. NN

    NikNik

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Made reservations but still has to wait on a clean table. Out of many items on menu including sweet tea. Never received refills once seated. Service was terrible & the restaurant automatically adds gratitude to the bill. I was charged $18 for lousy service. Will never go to this restaurant again

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Whiskey Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 995-5027.

Whiskey Kitchen is rated 2.2 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 49 times today
Google Map for Whiskey Kitchen

8105 Two Notch Rd Columbia, SC 29223-6375

Additional information

  • Area

    Columbia

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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