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

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Former Al Amir location on Main St.

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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