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With awesome skyline views, West Columbia is a favorite for Valentine’s Date dining

Valentine’s Day is Monday (Feb. 14) and some will begin to commemorate the occasion this weekend.
Three of the most-famous views of the city skyline are from West Columbia fine dining restaurants.

Gervais Street Bridge at night

“We will be busy all this weekend with Valentine’s diners,” said Mike Davis, expert chef and owner of Terra at 100 State Street in West Columbia’s River District. “We’ll get crowds in for Valentine’s on Friday, Saturday and Monday.” Terra is not open on Sunday and reservations are required for the Valentine’s stretch.

Al’s Upstairs, at 304 Meeting St., also offers a magnificent nighttime view of the skyline in a century-old building. Couples in search of a most-romantic setting reserve a table at Al’s for the Valentine date tradition.

“Our reservation list is filling up for Valentine’s,” said Alan Munn, front house manager of Al’s Upstairs. “It’s a special time of the year and we are the destination for many Valentine’s diners. “

Black Rooster at the corner of Meeting Street and Alexander Road, in the Brookland Development, is a romantic venue that shines in the reflection of the Congaree River.  Black Rooster is accepting reservations for Valentine’s dining. The French bistro takes reservations at Resy.com or you can call Black Rooster at 803-724-2853.

Moving away from The River District, there are options for a romantic Valentine’s date. DeLucca’s Italian Grill is at 1720 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia is also taking reservations. “We have a special four-course meal with wine for Valentine’s,” said Cody Johnston of DeLucca’s. “We want to make it a memorable experience.”

View from Terra

Other West Columbia restaurants are also open and may be your choice for you and your Valentine’s date. Grecian Gardens at 2313 Sunset Boulevard does not require a reservation. Nick’s House of Pizza at 1082 Sunset Boulevard  is a favorite of some and it hosts clientele for Valentines. There is no reservation required at Nick’s.

And if you need flowers to enhance that special Valentine’s date, Jarrett’s Jungle at 1621 Sunset Boulevard can help. Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for Jarrett’s Jungle.

Another West Columbia venue for flowers is Three Oaks Florist and Interiors at 142 State Street. It’s in The River District and it’s another opportunity to shop local in support of your neighborhood businesses. Sightler’s Florist and Marketplace is at 716 Meeting Street is also in the River District and a chance to shop local.

West Columbia gives you lots of options as you plan for Valentine’s Day 2022. 

List of West Columbia restaurants:

  • Grecian Gardens Restaurant – 2312 Sunset Blvd – 803-794-7552
  • Cafe Strudel – 300 State St. – (803) 794-6634
  • Compton’s Kitchen – 1118 B Ave – 803 791-0750
  • Parkland Cakes – 1220 C Ave. – (803) 791-4682
  • Buttercream Dreams – 1230 C Ave. – (803) 708-4485
  • Hite’s BBQ – 240 Dreher Rd. – (803) 794-4120
  • The Original Brunches – 2245 Leaphart Rd – (803) 791-7477
  • Jimmy’s Mini Mart/Citgo – 812 Meeting St. – (803) 794-0090
  • Maurice’s Piggie Park – 1600 Charleston Highway – 803-796-0220J
  • Nick’s House of Pizza Restaurant- 1082 A Sunset Blvd – 803-794-9240
  • Bricks and Stones Pizza 3234 – Augusta Road – (803) 988-9898
  • DeLuccas 1720 Sunset Blvd. – 803- 926-5255
  • Ariana’s Greek Restaurant – 1720 Sunset Blvd. – (803) 796-4430
  • Lizard’s Thicket – 2234 Sunset Blvd. 803 – 794-0923
  • Jin Jin Chinese Restaurant – 469 Sunset Blvd. (803) 739-8888
  • Chick-fil-A -2299 Augusta Rd. – (803) 939-1600
  • Rush’s 2332 Sunset Blvd. – (803) 796-5034