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Tombo Grille

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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fried brussels
sprouts bacon aioli
mac ‘n’ cheese
house bacon‏ lardon, gemelli pasta, smoked gouda fondu
tempura crab cake
asian slaw, fried mung bean noodles, ginger soy, sweet thai aioli
fried chicken livers
sauteed onions peppers  mushrooms, adluh grits, gravy
smoked salmon croquette
tzatziki, quick pickles, everything crackers
hummus du jour
house flatbread chips
artisanal cheese plate
seasonal fruit, olives, baguette
smoked chipotle - beer braised short rib
cilantro - queso fresco rice cake, citrus sour cream
charcuterie board
cornichons, olives,‏ house mustard, baguette
smoked hen $+7
shrimp $+8
iceberg wedge
house bacon, tomato concasse, buttermilk blue cheese dressing
smoked hen $+7
shrimp $+8
romaine hearts, shaved parmesan ,anchovies, croutons, grilled lemon
smoked hen $+7
shrimp $+8
roasted pear salad
mixed greens, roasted pears, blue cheese, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, white balsamic vinaigrette
smoked hen $+7
shrimp $+8
heirloom beets
arugula, candied pistachios,whipped goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette
palmetto farms cornish hen
house lemon‏ thyme fettuccini, artichokes,asparagus, tomatoes, herb parmesan cream sauce
scottish salmon
risotto, shiitake‏ mushrooms, corn, spinach, grilled baby zucchini, tasso cream sauce
grilled bone-in white marble pork chop
smoked pork, andouille sausage dirty rice, haricot vert,caramelized onion mustard relish
carolina shrimp & grits
house andouille sausage, peppers, onions, tomatoes, collard greens, adluh grits, red eye gravy
grilled meatloaf
house ground beef & pork, mashed potatoes, collard greens, tomato-mushroom gravy, bacon crumbles
house ground c.a.b. burger
house bacon, grilled onion, smoked tomato aioli, seasoned fries cheddar, gorgonzola, or gouda
US$11 - US$25
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
American, Bar
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

We have eaten at Tombo several times and the food and service is always top notch! They have great specials everyday along with a great menu, the bone in pork chop is my favorite. They use local ingredients and everything is homemade.I would recommend Tombo...More

Date of visit: September 2014
1  Thank travy417
Reviewed 9 September 2014

I really enjoy the atmosphere, staff, and of course the food! Monday's are my favorite night because of the burger special ($9 + a beer) and I love the live music. My next favorite thing here is the pork chop AMAZING! Everyone is so nice...More

Date of visit: September 2014
1  Thank letsgoonvaction
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Service was poor at best . $9 glass of wine was about 2ounces. When we commented, a second 2 ounces glass was delivered with "attitude". Pizza Crust was premade - cardboardlike. "Sauce" was canned tomato paste. Burger was ordered "medium - warm pink", but was...More

Date of visit: September 2014
1  Thank sue e
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Excellent!!! Great menu. Fresh and delicious. Atmosphere was like a bistro. Monday night specials were great

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank NancyKAYPhillips
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I have eaten at Tombo several times when I lived in Columbia. It is a local restaurant that has its menu designed with use of local in-season ingredients. I met friends and family there last Thursday night. Jake was the server. The staff has always...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Great food and Jake did a superb job on a busy night taking care of our table. Others worked with him to give super service. Drinks were refreshed and the food was great. This was my second visit and it was worth the drive from...More

Date of visit: June 2014
Thank dcseny
Reviewed 17 March 2014

The food is amazing and fresh. It has a cozy and intimate feel. Alexis was my server and she was excellent, very funny and fast (and a hottie). It's my favorite place in Columbia and will be back next Monday for their $9 burger and...More

Date of visit: March 2014
Thank BWDempsey
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Tombo is by far one of the best dining experiences in Columbia and the creativity in every dish is evident in every bite. I started with the Bourbon Braised Short Ribs over fried risotto and it fell apart beautifully then had the Seared Scottish salmon...More

Date of visit: December 2013
1  Thank patrick d
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Tombo Grille is a nearby neighborhood restaurant which I've been to several times, but not in the last 2 years. I went again mid-January 2014 with spouse and 2 other couples (6 total). The service was very efficient – our waiter – Alderman - was...More

Date of visit: January 2014
1  Thank scscientist
Reviewed 20 January 2014

When we dined last week at Tombo's Grille, we had a meal that was delicious! Evey time we go there, the food is consistently wonderful, the drinks well served, and the atmosphere FUN. It is a place where we know we can count on good...More

Date of visit: January 2014
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Response from Piglet-CW | Reviewed this property |
I sat at the bar, but didn't find that there was a great deal of noise.
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