Whether you’re planning a baby shower or a board meeting, these restaurants with group dining options in Columbia SC will have you (and your large party) covered.  

Hampton Street Vineyard 

Inquire about booking the Wine Room at Hampton Street Vineyard for small groups of 6-12 for an intimate and classic dining experience with a French Brasserie feel in the heart of downtown. 


Saluda’s in Five Points offers two private dining rooms, Burt’s Room, an elegant board room with seating for 14, and Cook’s Room overlooking Greene Street which accommodates up to 50. A prix fix menu is available for groups offering options from steaks to chicken to seafood. 

Halls Chophouse 

Halls is known to Columbia’s movers and shakers, being just steps from the South Carolina State House. In addition to signature steaks and a robust cocktail menu, Halls has multiple private dining spaces to accommodate parties of varying sizes along with the option of a set menu especially for groups.  

Piecewise Coffee 

If you need a private room with coffee shop vibes, check out The Mail Room, an 1800 square foot private meeting room available for rental adjacent to Piecewise Coffee Company in Cayce. Their yummy coffee and treats make the perfect brunch meeting menu.  


The Palm Room can accommodate up to 45 guests for brunch, lunch or dinner in this upscale Main Street gem known for its smoked oysters. A catering menu with a variety of options is available for large groups.  


This Lexington-area favorite offers Italian dishes and a host of group dining options, including private “wine rooms” that can accommodate a dozen or more guests for board meetings, birthday parties and more.  

Backstreets Grill 

Backstreets on Devine can offer private and non-private dining for groups seating up to 60 guests. Their modern-American cuisine is served in a fun and casual atmosphere.  


Two private dining rooms (one that accommodates 30 and another that accommodates up to 50) are available at this bustling spot at the confluence of Main Street District and The Vista. Three and four course meal options are available as well as a hors d’oeuvres menu.  

Ruth’s Chris 

Situated on the main level of the Hilton Hotel in the Vista, and within walking distance to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Ruth’s Chris is known for steaks and delectable sides. Private dining lunch menus are available for business or social functions.  

The Blue Marlin 

The Vista Room adjacent to The Blue Marlin offers space for up 20-60 seated for a meal or 100 reception style. The built-in bar is festive and functional asset for cocktail parties or formal gatherings. The room opens to an outdoor patio.  

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