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Tastemakers on Lake Murray

Whet Your Appetite at These Local Eateries

Bodhi Thai Dining

Explore vibrant Thai flavors from this gourmet restaurant's award-winning Chef Nivit Tipvaree.  Explore their new take-out menu, and let your taste buds travel the world through Bodhi’s cultural dishes.

Black Rooster

This easy-going French-ish bistro is the place for French basics, as well as some fun dishes from countries where France had an impact. Roof Top Bar has the best view of Columbia. Try small plates like  Fried Gulf Oysters with Duck Fat Remoulade

Di Vino Rosso

Di Vino Rosso opens in November under Brad Spehl and executive chef Mike Deevey, in a restored part of the historic Dupre Building at 807 Gervais St. This restaurant specializes in iconic Italian dishes with local, farm-to-table twists. The restaurant is sure to become one of Lake Murray’s top Italian eateries.

Goodfellas Grill & Bar 

Known for a neighborhood atmosphere, check out their tailgate specials.  For a truly adventurous burger, go for the Not Your Momma's PB&J - a delicious combination of peanut butter, bacon, jalapenos, and pepper jelly.

M Kitchen and Miyos

The M Gourmet group serves quality interpretations of authentic Chinese fusion dishes, global eats, daring new ventures in food. The open-aired restaurant allows you to observe fresh sushi being prepared!

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

Travinia’s  provides contemporary American Italian cuisine combined with regional ingredients. They are known for their gluten-free menu, an impressive collection of wines, and a comforting atmosphere. 

Nonnahs at The Haven Coffee House

A popular sweet spot in Lexington, Nonnah's opens at 6  p.m., but desserts  will be available throughout the day during coffee shop hours. This coffee house touts “coffee with a purpose” and donates a portion of its proceeds to Lighthouse for Life, which works to educate the community about human trafficking.  


Renowned local chefs come to your home to serve dinner parties of 8-10 guests. Create your unique menu. Chef brings all the necessary ingredients and to insure your safety Guests have very little contact during the party.  Treat yourself this Thanksgiving.