Gervais and Vine
620-A Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201
Web Site: http://gervine.com/
Columbia is a town very much steeped in Southern tradition and lags behind from a culinary perspective to its more high-tech rival capital city in North Carolina, Raleigh. However, this is not to say that there aren’t some real dining gems to be found in South Carolina’s state capital. One such restaurant I really enjoyed was Gervais and Vine, which is part of a Columbia restaurant group that also owns Mr. Friendly’s and Solstice, both of which are also well-received by the city’s more sophisticated diners.
Gervais and Vine, which is situated in Columbia’s historic “Vista” district is a Wine/Tapas bar which serves a Mediterranean-focused menu and is targeted towards the city’s professionals and more cosmopolitan scene. I happened to stop by on one of the various theme nights that the restaurant is known for — BURGERS. Having not had a decent burger in quite a few months, I was lured in.
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The Carte de Burgers for the evening. Oh man this was going to be a difficult choice.
Gervais and Vine main dining room, as viewed from the bar/grill area.
Mezze and Pizza menu.
The Bar area is where all the action is and is a great option for single diners.
Okay, i admit, I was staring at these for a while.
Time to have some Zins to go with the 1/2lb of red meat that’s about to hit my system. French Paradox baby!
By now my mouth is absolutely watering.
I started with a Mesclun Salad with Strawberries and goat cheese in a Balsamic vinaigrette, which was very nice indeed.
And a mixed spread platter.
Seared scallops destined for another customer.
These burgers kept flying off the pass. By this point the primal meat eating instinct was in danger of completely taking over my otherwise rational composure.
I ordered the Venison burger with Brie. This is made with locally caught venison from North Carolina.
Now THAT is a burger.
MMMMMMMM. DEER! DIE BAMBI DIE!