Entrance located on Park Street.
1801 Grille embodies the culture and character of the University of South Carolina and the Columbia, SC region with tavern-style, farm-to-table cuisine and rich southern hospitality.
1801 Grille is Columbia’s newest dining destination with a tavern-inspired menu that swings from comforting to playful and an ambiance that exudes a rustic, historic charm. This inviting neighborhood meeting place, located on the edge of the University of South Carolina’s campus and just steps from Colonial Life Arena, offers a lively spot for friends, colleagues, sports fans, college students and families to enjoy a delicious dinner, celebrate a special event or catch up on the latest sports events while sipping on a local brew or great glass of wine.
Executive Chef Jason Bruner and his culinary team have created a mouth-watering menu of southern-inspired dishes using only the freshest ingredients which are sourced locally whenever possible. Guests can select from grilled burgers and sandwiches, house made pizzas, fresh seafood and loads of shareables such as Pub Chips, Sweet & Smoky Calamari, “Sloppy” Sliders and much more. The cozy and comfortable interior comes from the restaurant’s brick walls, large mahogany tables, metal chandeliers and garnet and black themed colors. USC fans will love the glimpse back into the school’s history with a hallway gallery of rare photos and memorabilia. Stop by our American tavern soon and experience one of Columbia’s newest and best dining experiences.
The University of South Carolina in Columbia was founded in 1801. Originally known as South Carolina College, it was established as part of an effort to unite South Carolinians in the wake of the American Revolutionary War. The institution struggled through the years following the Civil War, undergoing many changes to its student population and curriculum and even closing its doors in 1877. Although the University faced great difficulties in the ensuing decades, it persevered. And, in the ‘60s and ‘70s, student enrollment skyrocketed. The University underwent a period of rapid growth which continued for many years, making it one of the most well-respected research universities in the South today.
Burke Hospitality Group has been a part of the Columbia dining scene since 1990 when it opened Harper's Restaurant at Five Points. As a pioneer in contemporary casual dining and the farm-to-table movement, the Burke Hospitality Group was asked to collaborate with USC leaders, alumni, and current faculty and students to help create a unique gathering place to enjoy innovative, regional cuisine in Columbia. We are proud to honor USC’s rich history with the opening of 1801 Grille.
Columbia’s newest meeting place is convenient to campus, downtown and to Colonial Life Arena. Fashioned after a classic American tavern, 1801 Grille embodies the warm hospitality that makes the Columbia, SC area and the USC campus famous. It’s a fun place to meet and relax, enjoy a delicious meal with old friends, or even a place to meet new ones. Executive Jason Bruner presents a tavern-style menu that is filled with variety of unique dishes, all prepared with locally sourced products to give them that southern-inspired deliciousness. 1801 Grille is a must-visit for locals and visitors alike.