Grand opening for The Hollow restaurant on Gervais St.

March 4, 2024

The Hollow, Columbia’s first forest-to-table restaurant, is set to open its doors on Wednesday, March 6th, at 823 Gervais Street, Suite 100. Specializing in rustic American cooking, the restaurant focuses on showcasing proteins and vegetables sourced from the American landscape. Offerings include elk, venison, rabbit, fish, and fresh wild vegetables such as carrots, mushrooms, and onions.

Boasting a spacious 5,900 square feet, The Hollow provides seating for approximately 120 guests in the main dining room. The restaurant’s unique interior features a large artificial tree that dominates the bar area with its expansive canopy. This distinctive design adds a natural touch to the ambiance.

The Executive Chef, Dante Serra, has honed his skills in renowned establishments, including notable kitchens in New York and beyond. His commitment to utilizing locally sourced, high-quality ingredients aligns with The Hollow’s forest-to-table concept, delivering a menu that reflects both his culinary mastery and a dedication to showcasing the rich flavors of the American landscape.

The Hollow also offers the versatility to host private dining parties, enhancing its appeal as a venue for various occasions. Additionally, the restaurant provides catering services for those looking to bring its forest-to-table concept to off-site events.

For those interested in exploring The Hollow’s menu and concept further, the restaurant’s website ( serves as a resource for additional information. The grand opening on March 6th at 3 PM marks the beginning of this culinary venture in Columbia, SC.