MOMS, an upscale Southern Bistro, set to open this month in Columbia, S.C.

Al Amir on Main

Former Al Amir location on Main St.

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On Friday, The State announced another new restaurant, MOMS, is coming to 1734 Main St. (in the former Al Amir location).

Here’s what we know right now:

MOMS will be an “an upscale Southern bistro,” – not to be confused with Market on Main, also known as “MOM.”

Owner + chef Chris Hyler is a S.C.-native who previously cooked for the Kennedy family at their Massachusetts home, worked with Saluda’s in the 2000s, spent some time in the Charleston food scene + currently runs a BBQ restaurant and catering business in Lexington.

○ Open for lunch + dinnerbringing out black table cloths for a more upscale dinner experience vs. the casual lunch atmosphere.

They’ll serve everything from seafood to burgers, with menu menu items like peppercorn-crusted duck breast, chicken topped with caramelized onions + brown sugar + sweet and sour collards. Entrees will range $15-30.

The second level of the building will eventually be renovated to become a music + event venue.

An opening date is TBA, but will likely open by New Year’s.

Here’s what y’all are already saying about it:

“Wow sounds awesome!!! Main St just getting better and better” –@chrisinsc311

“Calling it now, 2020 is going to be a great year for Columbia! I can’t wait to try this spot!!” –@theoverflowfoodblog

“Gonna be a hit!!” –@thomas.ingram.75

“So excited!!!” –@lambo8888

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