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McCutchen House Dining

The Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program is proud to host a variety of dining options, as well as wine and culinary classes that are available to the community, at the unique and historic McCutchen House.

Please join the students of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management as we prepare for another exciting and rewarding semester.

Gourmet Lunch Dining

Lunch dining is currently open for business every Tuesday through Friday until Friday, December 5, 2014, with the exception of university holidays. The McCutchen House hours of lunch service are Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. With a weekly menu and private dining available, you will be hard-pressed to beat the professionally prepared cuisine and exceptional service anywhere in town! Explore our menus and make your reservation today!

Private Lunch Dining

Private dining on the 3rd floor of the McCutchen House in the Patterson Room is offered to any group of eight to 12 guests. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion with friends, arranging a unique business meeting or creating a memorable meal with out-of-town guests, this private board room style setting will be sure to please. Learn more about how to reserve the Patterson room for your special lunch event.

Thursdays at McCutchen

The McCutchen House now offers this four-course evening dinner designed and prepared by the students of the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Program (HRTM), under the direction of teaching staff and chefs. Make your reservation today for this unique Columbia dining experience.

Garden Grille

The Garden Grille, open Tuesday through Friday for lunch during the summer months, offers a wide variety of grilled favorites including cheeseburgers, hotdogs and grilled chicken sandwiches while also showcasing newer menu items on a weekly basis such as chicken quesadillas and Greek wraps.

McCutchen House History

This beautiful home was originally built as a faculty house in 1813. Having survived the Civil War, and the ever-changing landscape of the University of South Carolina, McCutchen House is now operated by the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management as a venue for dining, culinary and wine classes and special events. Find out more about George McCutchen, for whom the house is named, and other interesting facts about the building's rich history.