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Amy Shibayama-Kucharski

18 July 2019

It is in an old house. Love the house and the decor inside. The server was very friendly. The menu had so many good choices, it was difficult to make a decision! I had the daily lunch special and the scallops were perfectly cooked so they melted in your mouth! Everyone at the table enjoyed their meal. We will go back to try other choices. More...

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Brenda Addison

14 July 2019

Can't say enough great things about Private Property. My husband and I could not have picked a better place for Date Night. Food was Delicious and the Service was Great. Very friendly and hospitable. The Gumbo was sooo Good and the Pork chop was the Best Seasoned chop I have ever had. We can't wait to go back and try more dishes. More...

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James Christopher Addison

14 July 2019

This place came highly recommended from my family members. I just had to make this a date night place with the most beautiful women in the world. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was awesome and the atmosphere was delightful. If you want a great meal worth EVERY penny then this is the place for you. More...

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Cora Price

11 July 2019

My favorite place to eat, went for my birthday this year. The alligator bites are delicious and their steak is amazing. The setting is very nice, inside and out. 10/10 would recommend

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Bailey M.

10 July 2019

Really enjoyed the food we got here. We ordered takeout because we had a grumpy baby in tow. We waited for about 20 minutes longer than they said when the order would be ready, but the restaurant itself was a beautiful place to wait. We ordered a couple of appetizers; the Cajun eggrolls and the magic juju shrimp were delish. I had the shrimp and grits and it was 5/5. My husband got the big easy burger and he said it was a bit one-note; he wished there was more to it. My mother-in-law got the blackened pork chop (which is what they said made our wait longer) and she really enjoyed it with her side of fried cream corn.Overall, we really liked it. We will definitely be coming back for the food and also to eat IN the restaurant because it's a beautiful place. My husband will just order something different. More...

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Darla Kight Evans

10 July 2019

Just had an awesome lunch at PP. Enjoyed a delicious shrimp po boy and my friend had crab cakes. Delish!

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Deborah Ann Black

9 July 2019

Son took me to lunch, it was great. First time there, loved it.

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Trey Dooley

1 July 2019

It’s just always great. Never had anything bad there. Service is great too.

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Harvey C.

24 June 2019

Yelp to the rescue. We stopped in Lexington on our way to Myrtle Beach. No chains for us. We were traveling with two of our grandsons. I have to say the gator tail app caught my attention. My bride and grandkids have baby mouths. They were not up for the blackened and spicy foods. The chef was accommodating. The food was great. The pricing was fair and the service was excellent. The restaurant was was a converted old house. Neat. More...

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Aswanda Corbett

23 June 2019

food was great. very quant

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Mike Reagin

22 June 2019

Our dinner and food were enjoyed by all..We particularly appreciated the front private dinner room.

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Paul T. Cathcart

18 June 2019

My brother-in-law lives in Lexington and took us here, the food was delicious, service was great. Look forward to another visit.

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Casey P.

17 June 2019

Delicious meal. I got the alligator for an appetizer and crawfish étouffée for the main course. We split an amazing bread pudding for dessert. I was highly pleased as was my diner date who ordered the pork chop that melted in your mouth and some of the best mashed potatoes I've ever have. Try this place you won't be disappointed. More...

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Mickey Snyder

15 June 2019

The building it's self was charming, our waitress very pleasant and the food was fabulous. I only regret we live so far away!

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Tim Mattox

15 June 2019

The food and service is fantastic!! Best restaurant in Lexington!! Great steak! Great crawfish!! My favorite!!

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Walid H.

8 June 2019

Very nice setting in downtown Lexington. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. I was surprised to hear patrons speaking in many different languages all over, from Italian to French and German. This seems to be a hotspot for Europeans dining in Lexington SC! The food was very well prepared, but slightly over priced, hence my 4 stars. I do recommend dining at this establishment, but be prepared to bring about $150 per couple. Don't forget to tip at least 30% More...

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Brad A.

4 June 2019

Cool place with a great name. Very friendly friendly staff, with some great food. Had the cajun egg rolls and bayou bounty with side of fried corn. Egg rolls had some kind of sweet chili sauce. It was very good.  Bayou bounty was very filling had to take the rest home but omg that fried corn was amazing. More...

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Alyssa N.

3 June 2019

I enjoyed a great meal here a few months ago. Nice restaurant with a cozy yet elegant vibe. The food was pricey but did not disappoint.

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Bill Ratchford

24 May 2019

Lovely dinner.. our table had Red Fish and Pork Chops. Five star!! Don’t forget to order bread pudding

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Felipe Rodriguez

21 May 2019

Great place!!! Great service!!! Great Food!!!

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John B.

18 May 2019

Had free time before my son's college baseball game in Newberry, SC.  I found Private Property that had alligator. Arrived to find out that it is only served at dinner. Taylor was nice enough to ask the chef to make an exception and cook me up some gator. Well, I have had gator all over Louisiana from New Orleans to Shreveport. This was the "BEST" damn gator I have ever had, bar none!!!!!Well worth the drive. The service by Kayla was very nice and the owner even put some sports on the tv in the bar. Great hospitality. Which I could have rated higher than 5 stars. Which this place was closer the St Louis, Missouri. Thanks for a "GREAT" experience. I will be back for Alabama vs South Carolina football game in the family. I guess I need to make a reservation. Thanks again. John More...

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Karen Z

14 May 2019

We ate here for my daughters graduation dinner! Food was amazing and our server was the sweetest nicest personable server I have ever encountered! I live in Md. so i will probably never go there again..But if im ever in Lexington I will. Food is A+ quality best of thr best! second to none! FOODIES..u will love it! More...

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Annette Sisneros

12 May 2019

Private gathering put in a cozy area. Table was beautifully decorated with flowers we ordered. They delivered a cake that was brought in for our celebration. They were very busy but we were taken care of. More...

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John C.

9 May 2019

Went here for a weeknight dinner with my wife, son, and his wife because we've all been wanting to try this.  We were very delighted with the food, service, and atmosphere.  The Jambalaya, Etouffee, and Gumbo were all very good.  We will be back. More...

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T F.

6 May 2019

Food and service is quite good.  The look of the building is what sells this place.  It's amazing looking.  But the "odd" happens when they bring out the bill.  The bill has a total $49.11 and then below that has a section where it says Tip and its fill out with $0.09 and then below that a grand total of those number saying $49.20.  They give the customer no place to tip the waitress?!?  And we found out the charge of $0.09 is not a tip, it's the restaurants way of penalizing/charging the customer for using a Visa card instead of bringing $50.00 in their wallet.  We tried to squeeze a $10 tip onto the bill where the $0.09 was written and changed the grand total to $59.20 in hopes they would give the waitress antip of 10 dollars.  When we got home we noticed they where okay for charging us $0.09 but not willing to give their staff the $10.00 tip.  :(.   Sad to see a classy restaurant send out a bill where the customers can't tip the wait staff but more then willing to charge us for running a credit card. More...

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Curtis H.

5 May 2019

Went here for something that was small yet flavorful and it certainly was. The She-Crab soup is excellent, with such a great flavor that really leaves an impression. All of the other items looked like if I had a bigger wallet and larger stomach I would have sampled everything. I had the Magic JuJu Shrimp and the Bayou Bounty, highly recommend both if you want flavors that pop in your mouth without overpowering any of the overall flavors. In terms of service, our waitress was very polite and prompt. She made sure to establish the meaning of blackened and what it meant for the style in which they cooked their food...(Cajun style). Overall it was an awesome experience from the time we walked in to when we got back in the car. More...

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Brennen Jacobs

3 May 2019

....great food and atmosphere

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David Hamilton

2 May 2019

awesome food and service

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Les STERNBERG

28 April 2019

Extremely friendly and competent staff. The Private Property hamburger was excellent. The ambiance is superb!

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Becky McHale

28 April 2019

Excellent food, great variety, excellent service. Beautiful setting inside and out, quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Went there for lunch, can't wait to go back for dinner or brunch.

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Austin Towne

28 April 2019

The etoufee was awesome! Not too spicy, and if you go here you HAVE to get the Louisiana Mud Pie!! Cute place and had a lot of charm.

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Ginger Spires

28 April 2019

Great food, excellent service, friendly staff. NO sign to identify the restaurant, so if you are not from the area, it is located in an old white house up on a hill...GPS will take you there! Just don't expect to see any signage! More...

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Jessica M.

23 April 2019

I've wanted to visit Private Property for a long time now and I've heard great things about it. We finally got the chance to visit for a friend's birthday dinner. We arrived pretty early but also made reservations for 6:15pm. We waited just a few minutes before we were seated. The place was pretty emptied even though the parking lot was pretty packed. I ordered the Private Property burger with the side of fries. The burger was pretty big and it came with a large serving size of fries. Overall I would probably order the burger again but I also wanted to try a couple of their pasta dishes that looked good. I do wish that they had a few specials the night we went but when we were seated we were advised that they don't have specials on Fridays. More...

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Bonnie Q.

19 April 2019

I am so impressed with this restaurant!  Chrissy handled our large group efficiently and with grace and style. She took the time to go over the menu with us to ensure people ordered foods that would suite their taste.  And wow did it all taste wonderful! Everyone enjoyed the food and this place has the best shrimp and grits that you can find anywhere.  The restaurant itself is a restored home near downtown Lexington and it is decorated beautifully More...

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Margaret Huddleson

17 April 2019

The service here is excellent and the food is just yummy....

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Meg

29 March 2019

Very nice place. The place being in a historic home gives a lovely homey feeling. Our server, Cheryl, was very hospitable and friendly, and the food was delicious. The menu isn't extensive, but each dish is packed with the flavors of Cajun cuisine. More...

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Bethany C

29 March 2019

Hosted a bridal shower at this venue and it was gorgeous. Alex was wonderful and the staff was more than accommodating to our needs. If you want one of the best French toast dishes then this is a great place. They have unique dishes and a gorgeous setting. I would recommend this place to anyone More...

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Matthew B

29 March 2019

First time I went here. I had a great dinner experience. The service, ambience, food presentation, and quality were excellent. There is nothing on the outside to identify this place easily aside from a non descript “Private Property” sign, which actually scared me off the first time thinking I was trespassing. well worth it. Our server Janice was GREAT! More...

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Russell Pagano

29 March 2019

The Best Blackened Ribeye in the land!

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Marchell Deione Cannon

23 March 2019

the food is fresh, excellent service, luv it!!

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Melanie Baker

17 March 2019

Z is an amazing chef, we always enjoy it!

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Branden S.

16 March 2019

We brought a college baseball team down to Columbia for the week and Private Property took care of ALL our catering. They were fantastic to work with, and on top of that the food was excellent. Highly recommend them for any catering in the Columbia area. More...

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Lynette Connelly

10 March 2019

Loved the blackened Red Fish!

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Heather H.

8 March 2019

The lady at the front was very polite, seated us right away. The waiter was fast and efficient with keeping our drinks full. The food was quite a big serving, more than expected. The seafood jambalaya is as authentic as you can get in Louisiana. The dessert was great as well. More...

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LeAnn Best Norris

3 March 2019

One of the best meals I’ve had in a really long time. The pork chop is by far the best pork shop I’ve ever had. Great atmosphere— made for a wonderful dinner with friends! Will be back!

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Jeanette Dzierzanoski Williams

3 March 2019

Excellent food and atmosphere. Fine dinning and good service.

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Shawn Lewis

27 February 2019

It's never a disappointment. The service is top shelf, and the food is even better. Make your reservation today and go experience one of the best eateries in the Midlands.

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Lydia Pappas

27 February 2019

Very nice place in a historic house. Food was great but Friday nights are busy so be prepared for a wait. The servers are lovely and try to make up for the long waits for food. It's worth the wait as the food is delicious. More...

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Doug C.

17 February 2019

This was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences of my life. Our party of 4 was greeted, seated, and served in very short order on a busy Saturday night. Our server Kayla was efficient & cordial. She interacted with us like a member of our family. Our appetizers included Ju Ju  shrimp, Blackened alligator and She Crab soup. Our entrees were Seafood Jambalaya , Bayou Bounty, Blackened Ribeye steak and Shrimp &  Grits. Dessert we had was Bread Pudding. All were excellent in every way and we highly recommend all of them. Tough choice which to have the next time we go here, which we definitely will. More...

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Donald Jones

17 February 2019

The best food and the service is excellent.Beautiful place with a great looking garden area in back. We will definitely be returning.

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Melanie H. Dodson

16 February 2019

Great food, great service!

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Brian Dayton

15 February 2019

Absolutely Fantastic. That is the only way to put it. The taste put into this beautiful restaurant, the professional and personable service, even on a busy day like Valentines day, and the food. Oh My GOD the food. We had the Mardi Gras pasta, and the Blackened Ribeye, with the Blackened Alligator appetizer, and it was FANTASTIC. Large portions for the food and so well made. Worth every penny we spent, and it isn't even that expensive. They could EASILY charge much more for the quality of food that they serve. If you go, the fried cream corn is an absolute must try. Easily the best i have ever had. This is definitely going to become a regular stop for us. Very impressed with the owner being so involved in the dining experience, so much so that she even personally was serving guests. She truly cares about the restaurant and it shows. More...

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Renea Lambert West

15 February 2019

This was probably the best steak I have ever had! You almost didn't need a knife to cut it!! And the stone ground grits were so very delicious also!! Melt in your mouth!! I also had the fried cream corn which the sauce in that was incredible as well!! So all around , incredibly yummy and the staff were super friendly!! Highly, highly recommend you treat yourself to this place!!! More...

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HowardHaylee Williams

14 February 2019

all the food was amazing.

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Mary Kay French

13 February 2019

Delightful historic building with amazing food.

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Julie Babbitt O'Reilly

13 February 2019

I dream about this Fried pimiento cheese ball with the thinnest delicate buttery toast points ! Thanks, Y'all!

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Shelley Shepherd

12 February 2019

First time tonight we loved it we will be back soon Thank you

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Richard L Rinfrette Jr.

3 February 2019

While visiting family we made reservations and dined at Private Property. ABSOLUTELY the best blackened filet I have ever had. You could cut it with a fork. I highly recommend the green beans and mashed potatoes as well. Can’t wait to return. More...

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Adam R Price

27 January 2019

One of the best restaurants in Columbia area staff is amazing and the food is even better.

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Donna Wilson Clarke

7 January 2019

Steaks are awesome!!! My family loves it!!

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Matt McMillan

22 December 2018

The absolute best blackened Ribeye I have ever had in Columbia or Lexington. The steak was cooked to perfection, I had it medium rare, and seasoned to perfection. will absolutely order it again

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Lynn Lloyd Dooley

15 December 2018

Fabulous Food!! My favorite Lexington restaurant...Love Private Property!!

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Steve Yarborough

14 December 2018

I can’t say enough good about the food here. I have never had a better pork chop than the one I had last night. And, last time I was there I had one of their more traditional Cajun dishes. And, while it was good, it can’t hold a candle to that pork chop. The place is nice, the food wonderful, the staff friendly, and the drinks aren’t overpriced. More...

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Tori Eskew

12 December 2018

The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very romantic.

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Dana Jacob

12 December 2018

Great service, excellent food!

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Chris Johnson

7 December 2018

Delicious freshly prepared cuisine

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Matthew Feinberg

29 November 2018

Amazing black and ribeye!

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Kelly D.

26 November 2018

Excellent southern cajun experience! Passing through the area while visiting family in S.C., we spied this establishment on our Yelp app! Wendi seated us on arrival & was very attentive to our every want during dinner. My husband & I had the Gumbo & She-Crab soup - we couldn't agree which was better! Blackened Alligator followed (the sample of cajun Cole slaw? I wanted a plate of just that!!) - it came out just as we finished our spup... so great! We ordered Crawfish Etofee & Shrimp/Grits (my favorite since I was a little girl) - both were amazing! We could barely eat half & look forward to our lunch leftovers tomorrow! Louisiana Mud Pie & Vanulla Ice Cream was enjoyed with the last of our lovely Pinot Noir. Living near Napa/Sonoma, we can attest to the selection of wine & bottle prices tonight! We're headed back to a warm cabin, to tell all of our family who still live here...so envious this isn't near our California home! Enjoy the holiday season with our new friends at The Private Property 《thank you again, Wendi :)  } More...

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Lori Holmgreen

23 November 2018

Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere!

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Krystal Bledsoe

19 November 2018

Food and service was amazing!!! My new favorite spot

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Sarah Oliveira

19 November 2018

My husband and I have been here several times and have never had a bad meal yet. I highly recommend the Cajun popcorn or the crab cake appetizers, any of the pasta or Cajun and Creole entrees, and the bread pudding for dessert. The setting is beautiful- perfect for date night or a special occasion. More...

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Wayne B.

2 November 2018

Private Property has wonderful food, service and the atmosphere is great. My problem with this restaurant is that they try to put too many people into too little space and it can get loud and ruin this same "atmosphere." It's also very expensive for what they do. I have another word for this but..... Still, Private Property can be a great dining experience. The bar does a good job on the drinks depending on how rushed they are. Don't go and expect to just sit at the bar! To me, this is a once in a great while type of place. But, don't go to Lexington and not try them! More...

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Crystal Marleen

2 November 2018

First time here and it was delicious!!! Service and atmosphere was great!

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Deidra Tuten

2 November 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience last night at Private Property. The weather was perfect to be on the patio and take in the soft lighting and autumn colors of the surrounding trees. As usual the food was exceptional. I enjoyed one their current specials. The fried scallops over stone ground grits which were cooked to perfection! Trip and staff never disappoint!! More...

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Karen M.

24 October 2018

This was a very nice evening out for our family. Most of the wait staff was very friendly, and our personal waitress was very sweet and informative. The food was top notch and bountiful! Worth the prices, which we found quite reasonable. Restaurant and bathroom facilities were very clean. Good atmosphere and comfortable seating .We went again on Monday and again the food was amazing. We have not yet had a dish that we have not liked. They did say it is not very back of the restaurant room there selves which was very nice and comfortable but I think it was kind of far for the waitress have to go. Very enjoyable day. Joy about food. Flights staff can't say enough good things. More...

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Allen Meadows

23 October 2018

One of the Beat Restaurants in town! Have been here twice and absolutely enjoy the food! It is a bit pricey but so worth it. The Kitchen can be a little slow. I just tell myself “they’re just cooking it right.” I highly recommend the 16oz Ribeye, Creamed Style corn & a Salad. Also, the Gator makes for a great appetizer. I see the FEW negative reviews on here and just shake my head. Guess you just can’t please everyone all the time. Looks like they do please the majority. Set some time aside and give it a try! More...

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Mary Fry

21 October 2018

Our waitress was Chrissy and she was outstanding! Chrissy took the time to answer questions. She took the time to explain the different plates available. She gave us a first class dining experience! The food, the atmosphere and the service was excellent. My family is visiting from Michigan and this was a great pick to show them Southern Hospitality. Thank you Chrissy!! More...

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Lynn Suggs Kelly

20 October 2018

Great atmosphere. Shrimp and grits are to die for. ❤️

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Whit Emory

17 October 2018

Best Louisiana food outside of the State of Louisiana. Makes Louisianians feel like home.

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Sase D.

6 October 2018

My husband surprised me by taking me here for my birthday because he knows I love Cajun food. This place did not disappoint! We got the pecan crusted pimento cheese appetizer, I had the blackened red fish and he had a blackened steak. Everything was delicious, including an intriguing side of fried creamed corn. The only thing they need to work on is their dessert menu which is uninspired since there are so many great New Orleans style desserts that they could do. I definitely plan to return, again, and try some more items from the menu. More...

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Kayla Womack

3 October 2018

This is my favorite place to eat in Lexington. They have the best steak ever!!!!

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Kristin Duke Mello

1 October 2018

Love this place! Great food and a beautiful outdoor brick patio of events!!

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Michael Watts

29 September 2018

The food is amazing and the service is great! Locally owned and operated they have the best Cajun Cuisine I’ve had outside of Louisiana...

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Kurt Matthews

23 September 2018

service very good, blackened rib eye steak delicious !! mash potatoes cold.

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Duane Jacobs

22 September 2018

Great food and great service. I would highly recommend. Just make a reservation. We were seated immediately even though we arrived a few minutes early.

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Michael Calvert

31 August 2018

Really good ‘Nawlins food.

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Edie Enright

26 August 2018

Excellent dinner and friendly staff! I had the pork chop dinner with mashed potatoes and coleslaw, it was the best pork chop I've ever had! Not to mention the best gator, it was blackened. We will be back! More...

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Tom Dean

24 August 2018

Great customer service.The food was good

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Jessica Lopez

18 August 2018

Delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere! Highly recommended for a date night

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Zhihao Z.

17 August 2018

I have been there many times since I moved to Columbia SC in 2015. This is my favorite restaurant in the area, and everything on their menu is great.However, somehow they stopped taking reservations. Both from OpenTable and their website. This really bothers me since I have to drive about 40 minutes to the restaurant. And they are pretty busy all the time.So I have been there much less than before. Hope they could bring the reservation system back. More...

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Kristin Stokes

13 August 2018

The atmosphere is amazing and the food is great! Went to the outdoor patio after dinner and it was so pretty. I could've sat out there for hours. I will definitely return!

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Patti N.

12 August 2018

Great food! Cajun done right! Funky but tasty menu, would have given 5 stars if we hadn't have waited so long for our food. When we left a family at an adjacent table had waited even longer... and they still hadn't been served. Great place to go tho if you're not in a hurry. And it's kind of a fancy place, so loud kids and crying babies will stand out. More...

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Bubba Easler

12 August 2018

Best Steaks in Lex County ! Good Service !! Recommend Ed to to several people and they feel the same !!!

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Mary Payne

6 August 2018

Atmosphere, service and food was great! ��

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Karen Leonhardt Meadows

16 July 2018

Friendly and competent wait staff, great tasting food, huge portions and great atmosphere. Very clean and inviting!

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Becca Craft

12 July 2018

Private Property is such a neat place! The restaurant it’s self is beautiful (old house, fancy garden)and the food is delicious! My friend and I had the fried pimento cheese, the blackened alligator, the blackened red fish, the crawfish etoufee, and the bread pudding and everything was cooked perfectly and so tasty. I know a little bit about Cajun food and this stuff is good! Honestly, the bread pudding here is one of the best I’ve ever had. The owners and the staff are also super nice and very hospitable. You can tell that a lot of hard work is put into making this place great. If you’re looking for a charming restaurant with really good food this is your spot! More...

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Michael Barkley

25 June 2018

Fantastic food.

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Jeff Beck

24 June 2018

Rivals some of the best restaurants in California. Great staff and exceptional food. There’s no weakness. It’s all really good.

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Mel Coker

5 June 2018

What took us so long to discover Private Property? It’s like a “hidden oasis” right on Main Street in Lexington. We had a fantastic first dinner experience last night (for our anniversary). We enjoyed drinks, Cajun Egg Rolls, She-Crab soup, Jambalaya and Shrimp and Grits. Awesome! Highly recommended. More...

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C W.

27 May 2018

The building is very quaint with a classy but not stuffy ambience. We were seated after a very short wait. I ordered the shrimp and grits, my husband got a burger with pimento cheese. We waited a while for our food but our waiter kept coming back to keep us posted on our order. It was worth the wait. I was skeptical about the pimento cheese on the burger but the burger was really good. The shrimp and grits was amazing... the sauce they use is just heavenly. I also had a martini. It was light on liquor but very yummy. The prices were pretty good. We will be back! More...

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Trani Price

25 May 2018

The service was great! the waitress and hostess were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious it had just enough kick and a great taste!

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Bonnie B.

24 May 2018

Wonderful place to eat.  Food is delicious.  Wait staff was very courteous. The bread pudding for dessert was great!  Would recommend this place to everyone.

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Wes Glaze

20 May 2018

Great food and great service! My wife and I will definitely be back!

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Allan Hand

2 May 2018

Lovely building. The food was delicious. Our waitress was great but always seemed in a rush lol. We got there early so was not busy at all. We will certainly go again. I got the mardis gras pasta was good but expected more tasso ham. Never really saw any but was delicious none the less More...

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Ricky Shaw

2 May 2018

Loved the food and Loved the service! Great place to eat.

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Matthew O.

28 April 2018

Come here for amazing Shrimp and Grits. No need to go down to Charleston - been there, done that. Much better here. Relaxing with wonderful service. We came for a late lunch (lunch ends at 2pm). We walked in at 1:40. They took great care us and did not rush us through. Highly recommend!!! More...

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Chris K.

25 April 2018

Another fine example of something local that is great. Price's are reasonable to reasonable high, but not to bad at all. Okay now to the food. Been here 3 times and each time was fantastic. It has that wow factor on some of the dishes. Overall , a great taste bud experience. Green beans could make the whole meal, I've had the steak, Jamabalya, she crab soup, cheesecake, and a couple other thing. My daughter had the blacked redfish, which im getting next time. All if it was delicious. One of my favorite spots, go and enjoy. More...

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Kelly Gray Gartman

21 April 2018

We had the Ribeye, Crawfish Etoufee, Swamp Tacos, and Cajun Eggeolls. Amazing! Some of the best food we’ve ever had. Perfectly spiced and seasoned. The green beans are to die for. Excellent service and atmosphere. We will defnately be back when we’re in the area. More...

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Keith Anderson

18 April 2018

Yum Yum Yum !!! Fantastic service from cooks, waitress and staff. I will be returning and I live in Charlotte. Worth the trip.

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Fletcher Peatross

18 April 2018

Attentive staff. Excellent Cajun food. Lovely spot.

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J Robert Wigand

16 April 2018

Food is excellent and the service is great my favorite place to dine. We had a terrific experience.

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Katie Browder

9 April 2018

Such a wonderful dining experience. Friendly staff excellent food beautiful house and lovely garden area for outside dining. Can't wait to go back.

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Kathy Seigle

7 April 2018

I love this place! It's in downtown Lexington, in an old house. The staff are very friendly. When we mentioned how beautiful the house was, they encouraged us to visit the courtyard on our way out. We had shrimp po'boys. The bread was fresh and crusty, but not hard. The shrimp were cooked tender. The sauce wasn't overdone. Just textbook perfect. The bread pudding was delicious. I seriously recommend it. More...

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Lanny Bernard

31 March 2018

I had the crawfish etoufee and my wife had the jambalaya. Both were very good. My father was Cajun and I'm sure he would have approved. Its about 30 minutes away but worth the drive. More...

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Michelle Coker Ellisor

30 March 2018

First time having lunch here. The Seafood Jambalaya was delicious - very flavorful. Tried the Bread pudding for dessert and it was awesome! The service was excellent and everyone was very friendly and welcoming. More...

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ALL DAY JJ

25 March 2018

This restaurant is amazing!!! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. The wait staff is super sweet, accommodating and prompt. The restaurant is actually in a house and has quite a bit of charm! The food melts in your mouth, from the appetizers, to dinner and dessert. If I'm ever back in the area, I will definitely come back for a visit To Private Property. More...

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Becka Jumper

25 March 2018

The pork chop was amazing! We can’t wait to come back!

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Matt S.

18 March 2018

Really great food and atmosphere. I enjoyed sitting outside and spending time with family!

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Courtney Fore

8 March 2018

Amazing food and service every time I’ve been! Would definitely recommend trying it out if you haven’t! :)

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Sarah Allison McManus

22 February 2018

Totally wonderful! Had the alligator tenderloin appetizer, and Big Easy Burger with a side of green beans. The alligator was blackened to perfection while retaining all juices, only downside was when it was gone. The burger was fantastic, the onions were caramelized and set onto melted havarti cheese in the perfect amount to compliment the savory burger. The green beans had the perfect crisp texture and great flavor. More...

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Jimmy Clary

16 February 2018

My favorite restaurant in the Columbia/Lexington area. The Cajun cuisine is a nice alternative to all the other choices here in town. Great atmosphere too!!

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SteveandShannon Hunter

16 February 2018

One of the best restaurants in the Lexington/Columbia area! Service and food are always on point!

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Angel Hutto

4 February 2018

Food was great! Atmosphere is nice as well. Looking into booking the courtyard sometime.

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Stacee Freeman

29 January 2018

Great food, great service, awesome drinks. I love that this restaurant is training future chefs and culinary students right in the kitchen. Chef Z is not only an exceptional cook but he is also a high school culinary teacher. I go not only for the mouth watering grilled pork chops and banana pudding martinis but to also support future chefs. More...

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Santa Fred McCurdy

21 January 2018

Excellent food excellent service. We will be back

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Daniel Scott

18 January 2018

Always a great place to eat. But took a long time then came to table to say they ran out of what we ordered. Not a problem except we ordered 25 min prior to them coming to let us know.

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April Scott Heape

18 January 2018

Love the old comforting feeling you get as soon as you walk in, and the cast iron dinners are WOW!

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Lexi M.

16 January 2018

Best food I have ever eaten!! It's a must to go to! I had the ribeye and the mashed potatoes and green beans. And oh my lord I've never tasted anything so wonderful in my life. The price is well worth it! Definitely a special occasion place but I've heard their lunch hours have more Wallet accommodating meals! More...

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Sandy Coats Brossard

14 January 2018

I had lunch at Private Party for the first time yesterday. The food was fresh and deliciously prepared. The service was excellent, as well. Lovely environment!

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Misty S.

11 January 2018

I frequent Private Property on a regular basis. They serve lunch and dinner and the atmosphere is always relaxing. My menu favorites are the bbq sliders with sweet potato fries and the shrimp and grits. The food is always good and the prices are reasonable. Great for weddings and events as well. Definitely one of my favorite places in Lexington! More...

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Ebony Robinson

9 January 2018

Candy and Carley made me feel like an invited guest or new friend rather than a late-coning patron. Carley's mouth-watering description made my dinner choice an easy one. When I asked what I should have when I return, and I will return, I got such a heartfelt response that I have added this place to my travel notes! Private Property looks like a home and is so inviting I could/should have drawn out my solo dining experience and sampled more! I will be back for the food, the service, and (from the quick peek I got tonight) the patio! I have to end with two words: bread pudding. More...

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Elizabeth Stem

7 January 2018

My husband and I had our wedding at Private Property last month. Not only was the food absolutely amazing but the staff and facilities are unmatched! Cory and her team run an amazing restaurant and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone! We have already discussed when we are going back for their delicious blackened alligator tail! Private Property made our special day even more special than we could have dreamed of and 5 stars doesn’t seem like enough! More...

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Mary Judy Caughman

22 December 2017

Great food and great service. Everything on the menu is wonderful!

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SheemOne Themc

20 December 2017

Wonderful service and food. I appreciate the time taken to make sure I enjoyed my first experience. I will return with friends very soon.

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chico suave

12 December 2017

If you've ever been to New Orleans and miss the food, you can eat the jambalaya here and close your eyes and you'll feel like you're back in New Orleans. The restaurant is very welcoming and warm inside and if it's a pretty day, don't miss out on the outside courtyard dining to further your dream of being in New Orleans. I keep telling myself I'm going to get the steak one night as it looks fabulous but each time I can't resist the jambalaya. I highly recommend it. I'm looking forward to insisting some non-spicy eaters join me so I can at least try a bite of the steak! More...

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Emily H.

9 December 2017

This was my first time visiting Lexington, SC and Private Property is a must! The food was delicious. The gator appetizer and pimento cheese is a must. Their seafood jambalaya was very good as well! More...

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Tony B.

6 December 2017

Another outstandingly prepared meal. The Cajun hand rubbed steak was cooked to perfection. World class quality.

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Curtis F.

4 December 2017

I have ate many fried shrimp Po'Boys but none like the taste of the one at Private Property, so delicious and shrimp seasoned great and full sandwich.  Service was great and be back soon. More...

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Connie Clayton Rule

1 December 2017

Best center cut Ribeye �!! We will definitely be back!

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Edwin Gerace

23 November 2017

Meal was amazing. Everyone was impressed. Alligator was spot on

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Alex Y.

22 November 2017

This place is a little pricy for the amount of food you get with each meal in my opinion, but outside of that I would recommend. Run out of an old renovated house that gives it an old southern charm feel. They serve a variety of southern food with a core of Cajun. Make a mean cocktail and the steak for dinner is very good. Lunch meals are a bit smaller and easier on the wallet but still very tasty. More...

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Jill Elizabeth Marie

20 November 2017

I love the Swamp Tacos and Shrimp Creole. My husband's favorite is the Blackened Pork Chops. Great service every time. It's our go-to spot for celebration dinners.

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Nan Bell

12 November 2017

Great food! The waitress was great! Thanks for helping make my date night with my husband a great night!

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Tiffany W.

25 October 2017

The patio is a great place to sit on a cool night. We've had everything from the gumbo and shrimp to the blackened steak and it's all been very impressive.

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Linda Heffner

22 October 2017

My husband and I had a delicious dinner last night to celebrate our 56th anniversary. We had the blackened redfish which was wonderful. Service was great.

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Anita Adcock Ballington

10 October 2017

Love the food at Private Property. The filet is to die for. My favorite is the cocktails made by the best bartender ever, Joey Rouse.

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Sean G. TintMan

4 October 2017

Loved the shrimp n grits. Romantic environment with great prices.

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Jay M.

2 October 2017

I have eaten at Private Property on two separate occasions while traveling.  I cannot say enough positive things about the food and the exemplary service. I would recommend Private Property hands down above any other retardant in the area. More...

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Tonya Smith Hooker

25 September 2017

The ribeye was on point � but your salads need croutons, bacon bits and cheese

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Debbie Lloyd Speares

24 September 2017

We went for my husbands birthday. It was absolutely delicious!!! We will definitely be back, and I will recommend it to all of our friends.

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Kristin K.

23 September 2017

We had a large party celebrating a birthday milestone and the staff were all very kind and attentive! Our server Chrissy was very sweet and worked hard to keep everyone's orders together & drinks full. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for the occasion. A huge thank you to Private Property. More...

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Giorgio Ravera

18 September 2017

Very awesome food! I got a steak. One of the most good ever! Hope to come again there!

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Lisa Fellers Taylor

10 September 2017

Thank you so much for making our bridal shower yesterday such a perfect event! What a beautiful setting and cozy environment you provided. The food was delicious! Thank you to Katie for getting our event started by helping with our buffet choices. And thank you to Grayson for taking over and seeing that everything was set up properly and for smiling all day as you continuously took care of our every need. Again, thank you for such a lovely day! More...

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Anne Geddings Daniels

9 September 2017

Absolutely wonderful food and hospitality! We celebrated Mom and Dad's 60th Wedding Anniversary here, and it was spectacular! Thanks for the memories!

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Brooke Hendrix

8 September 2017

My husband and myself ate lunch here today and I am in love! Food and service was wonderful. The grounds are beautiful as well as the inside, we will definitely be coming back.

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Judy Chavis Morris

1 September 2017

We had the shrimp and grits as well as the crawfish etouffe. It was absolutely amazing. I can't wait to come back to try the alligator burger and lavender martini.

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Jenni Alayne Parker

27 August 2017

Amazing food and drinks! Excellent customer service. Extremely accommodating. We really enjoyed our first visit! We will certainly be back again!

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Rick A.

15 August 2017

Private Property is a wonderful restaurant.  Have never had a meal that was not exceptional.

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Lynn J.

15 August 2017

Fun friendly service in a cool building. We've had a great meal every time we've been to Private Property. Recommended!!

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Joan Miller

12 August 2017

The crab cakes, magic juju shrimp, seafood jambalaya and crawfish etoufee were all delicious. It happened to be take out, was all hot and the servings were large. We will definitely make a point to return. More...

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Larry Ladd

17 July 2017

You have to get there, the food is incredible and the drinks are very tasty. Need to make a reservation though but worth everything. This is now one of my most favorite places to have a meal More...

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Laurie Szaroleta Guidice

16 July 2017

Celebrated my birthday here tonight...the food was delicious...I had Shrimp and Grits...amazing!!! Service was delightful...ambiance was lovely! I will definitely return... More...

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Ron V.

15 July 2017

My wife and I went here on Friday night.  My first visit was for lunch and I wanted to try their dinner menu.  We called on the way to see if we needed reservations and they had a tall table available for us when we got there. We were seated in a nice room with a fireplace that had three other tables in the room.   Great atmosphere and ambience.  Our waiter immediately took our order for a wine and Southern Comfort Old fashioned and an appetizer of the fried pecan crusted pimiento cheese.  It was spectacular!  It was coated in a mixture of crushed pecans and breadcrumbs and fried in a pan.  Served with small crostini bread and topped with a nice cajun sauce.I was planning on ordering the She Crab soup once again (from my lunch visit) but after seeing the highly special of Blackened Red Fish topped with shrimp and crawfish with a cajun tasso sauce, green beans and mashed potatoes, I changed my mind.  My wife ordered the Shrimp Creole.My wife's Shrimp Creole was excellent.  The shrimp were large and done perfectly and the dish had a nice bite to it.  My Red Fish dish was one of the best, if not the best, that I've ever had.  What amazed me were the green beans and the potatoes. The green beans were cooked perfectly and apparently they are cooked with a special sauce or something on them that gave them a really good taste.  I couldn't figure out what was on them but we both thought they were great.  Not to al dente, but done just perfectly.  The mashed potatoes were also different, not your usual creamy, milky mashed potatoes but very flavorful.  The combination of the fish, shrimp, crawfish and sauce really made the dish stand out.  I would order it again anytime.  My wife claimed me as the winner for the best dish.  Price of the special was $27.95.  The Shrimp Creole was $14.95.  I'll mark this as $$, depending on what you order.  A nice dinner with the specials would run into the $$$ range.  Their other specials for the evening were a 8 oz Filet or 12 oz blackened ribeye, both in the upper $27-$30 range.Catherine, our waitress, was great.  Very attentive and kept coming back to check on our water and drinks.  Her recommendation and knowledge of the food was also to be commended.  My wife said this is one of her favorite restaurants in the area.  We will be returning! More...

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Cheryl Whitfield

7 July 2017

Very nice setting and excellent food. Definitely will return!

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R. E.

4 July 2017

Been here twice now. So glad it's close to me and I hope there will be more restaurants like this in the area! Love the atmosphere. Prices good. Delish food and drinks. My only beef is that there aren't more options on the menu. There are a lot of Cajun options but I wish there were more. I've had shrimp n grits - DELISH. Gator app, good. Crab cakes-sooo good. I've loved everything! It's a mainstay. More...

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Shari L.

22 June 2017

Food is fantastic, a great bartender who make fantastic drinks, and an outside patio area. Hands down this is by far my favorite place in Lexington!

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Samuel Orvomaa

22 June 2017

Awesome cajun food! The shrimp creole... wow.

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Mona Berry Huggins

18 June 2017

Loved it! Great food and atmosphere. Will be back.

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Rachel C.

13 June 2017

Phenomenal! The she crab soup, shrimp & grits & burger were all amazing. One of the best meals I've had since moving to the area

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Kay Owen Mitchum

10 June 2017

She Crab soup and crab cakes were the best I have ever eaten. Egg roll sauce was absolutely wonderful. We will be back

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Larkin D.

9 June 2017

My favorite place to bring people who are visiting from out of state. The fried pimento cheese is sinfully delicious and I almost always have the get the pork chop. The atmosphere is really classy without being stuffy and the service is fantastic. More...

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Anna-Marie Pearce Traylor

4 June 2017

Our first-time dining experience at Private Property was 5 star. Server was professional, knowledgeable, made recommendations, and attentive throughout. We enjoyed the blackened redfish entree and the filet. Both were prepared beyond our expectations. We will definitely return! This is the kind of place you are proud to bring guests :) More...

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Michael Kemo

27 May 2017

We had a VERY nice meal for our Anniversary. The atmosphere was really nice. They also have outdoor seating in what looks like a courtyard. In the late afternoon there is no sun to worry about there. More...

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Ray Hill

13 May 2017

5 stars is not enough! It was so nice to have a great meal without screaming children. The food was outstanding, very authentic and seasoned perfectly. The place was clean and service was excellent. Our new favorite place. More...

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Ray H.

12 May 2017

Fantastic meal with great service. Very authentic Cajun favorites. Everything was hot and seasoned well. It was nice to have a meal without kids screaming. Very clean and we will certainly be back. More...

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Deirdre Livingston

6 May 2017

You have to try the swamp tacos... they are delicious!

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Joanna Turner Sebree

29 April 2017

Delicious food and great service. A wonderful place to celebrate.

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Amanda Leigh Maersch

27 April 2017

What a great experience, great food and service.. thank you

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Holly Weston

12 April 2017

The food and service at this place is amazing. We sat outside and the staff made sure to continue coming out to check on us and to keep our glasses topped with wine. The juju shrimp is the best appetizer on the menu and the pork chop is incredible. They also have amazing jambalaya. I've never had a bad meal here. More...

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Jay J.

22 March 2017

Absolutely my Families favourite place to eat! Owner is very courteous, and the Food is phenomenal! Very quaint, and quiet. Have taken my lovely Wife here for an anniversary and b day! Exceptional! A true hidden Gem in Lexington, SC! More...

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Eric Lester

20 March 2017

Best Ribeye in Columbia...Hands down!!!!! Try the new bone-in Veal chop....WOW!!!

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Del A.

18 March 2017

This is a little piece of Creole Heaven in Lexington, SC. You won't find a plate of Shrimp Creole or a Tasso Ham pasta this good this side of the Channel. The service is outstanding, the kitchen turns out great food. What else can I say, oh don't miss the Cajun Popcorn appetizer. it's great. More...

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Jeanne Kingsley

14 March 2017

Always the best food & service! Great drinks too!!

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Keith Shannon

12 March 2017

Nice and cozy restaurant. Food is beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. Authentic New Orleans taste and atmosphere. Wait staff was friendly and very professional. More...

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Ken Lucas

10 March 2017

Very good food. Thursday lunch was a little slow being seated. But, once seated everything flowed.

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Caleb Black

6 March 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. Shrimp and grits were phenomenal.

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Amy G.

4 March 2017

We love the atmosphere & selection. The food is always fresh & service has been wonderful every time we've gone.

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Sherry C.

4 March 2017

I really love the location of this restaurant. It's an old house that's been converted. Beautiful place. Also a really nice bar area even though it's a little small. We've been here numerous times now.  My first visit, Id have probably given them 5 stars. But now that we've been more, I can only give them 4 stars. We tried last week to get reservations earlier. The earliest we could get was 8:30. I definitely do not recommend 8:30 reservations. We felt rushed. Also we were the only people in the restaurant that couldn't get mashed potatoes. Apparently they had a take out order that wiped them out. I'm a potato lover, so I was very depressed. Not fun watching every other table getting potatoes. I wanted to scream "NOT FAIR!!!!"  I was so jealous. Lol. Anyway they have a good martini selection, beer and liquor selection. It's a nice place and I'm glad I now know about it. We will be back.... but I will place my mashed potato order before I go. More...

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Petey Smith

4 March 2017

Love it Fantastic food and great bartender Lots of fun

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Megan Gadson

3 March 2017

The food was amazing! ! I tried gator for the first time, and my server was terrific.

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Dana K Huffman

27 February 2017

Lovely place to enjoy a nice dinner. Very good cuisine and excellent service

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Mandy Summers Smith

27 February 2017

The food is delicious, the atmosphere is lovely & the service is excellent! So thankful to have this wonderful restaurant here in Lexington ❤️! Every time I eat here it is a pleasure ! More...

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Aleisha Nicole H

26 February 2017

The atmosphere was Attractive and the waitresses were extra nice! All around Great Experience! Will definitely go back!

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Cassidy D.

22 February 2017

This is my new favorite restaurant. I am pretty sure the location used to be called the Magnolia house and it is a beautiful white house with a large outdoor patio in the back with a stage (I'm guessing for bands in the summer or wedding receptions?) and a smaller patio by the main entrance. The food was even better than the atmosphere though... we ordered the fried pimento cheese which was out of this world. Crunchy and melty cheese with toast that the chef cooks on the grill. The she crab soup was the best I've ever had. Very fresh and more crab than cream. The burger was also delicious and the Caesar salad that we got with it wasn't bad. The ribeye though was the BEST steak I have ever had!!! I'm not joking... they blacken it and cook it in a skillet. Unbelievable flavor and juiciness. I can't wait to go back!!!! More...

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Jean Durham

19 February 2017

Amazing! Seriously delicious food, the staff was exceptional and I can't wait to visit again.

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Stan S.

18 February 2017

Absolutely excellent decor and ambiance. The hostess was lovely (Kristy) and knew the menu off the top of her head; made some nice recommendations. I had the havarti cheese burger with mixed meat. It was something unique and wonderful; never had that kind of blend before...I strongly recommend it. Overall, a very affordable and satisfying experience. More...

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Christopher S.

17 February 2017

Great Lexington restaurant! My wife and I went here for a date night and we really enjoyed it. Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. Highly recommend you give them a try. You won't be disappointed! More...

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Timothy N Jordyn Martin

16 February 2017

We love this place! So much character, and the food is always amazing. Great customer service as well. You guys are the best in Lexington!

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Becky Shealy

14 February 2017

This is my favorite place in Lexington.. the blackend pork chops are the best!

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Dee A.

12 February 2017

So good! I had the shrimp and grits, husband had the ribeye! Sat outside because inside was full...got eaten up by misquotes. Beer was very overpriced, but food was really good. More...

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Lisa Jeffcoat Addy

12 February 2017

Hands down the best place to eat in Lexington County! The pork chop is my favorite!!!

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Joey George

12 February 2017

We've been now a good dozen times and never has Private Property disappointed. From the crawfish etouffee all the way down the menu to the best 16oz Ribeye in the midlands! I hear the bread pudding ain't too shabby either! ;) More...

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Andrea Stinchcomb Hamilton

10 February 2017

The best shrimp & Grits I've ever had. Excellent service and atmosphere. Will definitely go back when in Lexington again!

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Justin M.

5 February 2017

Delicious Cajun food in a unique setting. Definitely a place you'd go on a regular basis.

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Erica C.

3 February 2017

This place has it all!  Charming atmosphere, gorgeous grounds, super friendly staff, and food to die for.  I had the Ribeye and I was blown away.  Absolutely amazing!  This is a must visit restaurant if you are in Lexington More...

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Chrissy H.

23 January 2017

simply amazing! nice bartender too! The tacos is a MUST TRY and the Mardi-Gras pasta was so delicious!!!

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Michael Corley

15 January 2017

Food and service are awesome....everyone is friendly and the food will not disappoint...phenomenal!

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Roger Hanna

14 January 2017

Daddy daughter date night!!! Service was great & the food was even better!!!! ���

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David W Ford

14 January 2017

Great atmosphere, great food! Like eating on Royal Street.

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Jodi B. Yaver

10 January 2017

Wonderful service and delicious food. Warm inviting atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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Danielle P.

9 January 2017

Hmmm not sure why I kept driving by this beautiful historic home, never again....Let me start off by saying, get a reservation for this Charleston feel cozy spot!! We loved everything about this place, from the front to the back service door.When we walked in it felt as if I just stepped back in time in a special way. Im a Mixologist Stalker so every meal has to be planned with research, so I can have a tasty drank with my meal, hence the 5* rating!  The Jambalaya shrimp and the shrimp pasta meal were on point, mouth watery and creamy. Hubs loved the huge servings and taste of course. The server was on point, tentative at all times, bathrooms clean, and we were greeted upon arriving and leaving. This is very important to me that a business owner picks his/ her staff to compliment them. YASSSS we will B back and I will bringing friends/ family when they come in town. Jus go, plenty of parking.... More...

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Grady H.

3 January 2017

This was a really good evening! We like old homes so the environment was good for us. Quiet and comfortable for a courses meal. We started with the egg roll.... loved it! Unusual and crispy and hot! Nice sauce. Kind of pushed our limits for heat! She tried the steak tacos for entree but the slaw was way hot for her! Fries were yummy though. I grew up eating from cast iron and like cooking with it when camping. They apparently use it as one page of the menu was from the cast iron. I opted for redfish from the cast iron blackened (as most items were). I liked it a lot! The grits were even better. Side of the slaw was to put the heat out but it did the opposite. Spicy! Really cold though which is my preference so I couldn't stop eating it. Overall high marks from us. You should go there but be cautioned, its on the spicy side for wimps like us. Go eat! More...

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Amy H.

26 December 2016

I was very pleased with my meal here. I love Cajun food when it's done right but it's actually really hard to find restaurants that do it right, even in the south. I've had too many experiences with shelling out a lot of money for Cajun food that tastes like it came from a Zattaran's box so I always keep my expectations in check when I visit a new Cajun place. Thankfully, my low expectations were far exceeded at Private Property! Right off the bat, this restaurant got points from me for having a seafood free jambalaya. I love jambalaya but I'm allergic to shrimp and many places don't have a seafood free version of this dish. For any other allergy sufferers: the seafood free jambalaya isn't actually written on the menu but they will make it for you if you ask. The jambalaya is very flavorful. Usually I put Tabasco sauce on my jambalaya and was initially disappointed when they told me they don't have Tabasco but thankfully, the dish was well spiced enough as is to almost make me not miss it. The andouille sausage and chicken were fresh tasting and cooked perfectly. The portion was also huge and lasted me for two meals. Private Property is in an area of Lexington that is mostly filled with fast food and chain restaurants and it's great to see a quality restaurant open instead of yet another Ruby Tuesday. The price is reasonable, especially considering the huge portions, and you won't find better Cajun food anywhere else in the Columbia area.my only suggestion to the management is to get some Tabasco sauce instead of weak Texas Pete! What can I say, I'm a stickler for my hot sauces! More...

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Judith M.

24 December 2016

Fabulous! Best she crab soup ever! Everything we ordered was wonderful including the bread pudding! Creative drinks and ambiance and service!

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Roger Y.

23 December 2016

An outstanding meal for pre-Christmas dinner. I was all set mentally to not order the ribeye I always order so that I could sample some other items on the dinner menu. That plan went out the window when a waitress passed us as we were being seated carrying one of those 16 oz cast iron seared beauties. Plan B. Got Precious to order the steak to share while I ordered the blackened redfish special. SD1 ordered shrimp and grits. I got 3 for 1!  Let me say I'll put the blackened cast iron skillet seared ribeye against the finest ribeye I've had at the high end steak houses in Charleston at half the price. The redfish was sublime and had the same Cajun Tasso cream sauce as the shrimp and grits. Blackened but balanced nicely with that cream sauce. The green beans sautéed in butter and garlic topped everything off. Paired beautifully with a $36 bottle of Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon. Great meal. More...

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Judy Bailey

22 December 2016

The filet was delicious! We will be eating at Private Property again.

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John Windham

22 December 2016

Great food. Nice folks. Reasonable prices. I'd go back anytime.

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Bobby Maner Jr

12 December 2016

All I can say is if you haven't tried this place, your are missing out. My wife and I shared the Cajun egg rolls, shecrab soup, crab cakes and swamp taco's. And it was all awesome and our waitress was on her game. Will definitely go back. More...

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Kartik P.

10 December 2016

Wonderful dinner experience. Very creole style cooking which was very delicious, which was also helped by the great ambiance of the restaurant...

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H Y.

9 December 2016

Had a wonderful lunch and got to experience some amazing food - the chefs use inspiration from New Orleans and some iconic culinary masters using wonderful local ingredients- a must if you are local or find yourself in this part of the south.

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Trebor Repooc

9 December 2016

Had the jambalaya and gumbo appetizer. Was delicious and I will definitely be back and recommend it for anyone who likes authentic Cajun cuisine.

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Angela C.

26 November 2016

Excellent food. We had the blackened red fish, shrimp and grits, cajun greenbeans and cajun cokeslaw. Great service. We will be back.

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Mindy Gregrow Bundrick

21 November 2016

The ambiance was as phenomenal as the food and service! They accommodated our party of eight and our food was served very quickly!

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Mark Rahr

15 November 2016

Have yet to get a bad meal! One of my favorite places to eat at when I'm on town.

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Eugene B.

11 November 2016

Nice place, situated in what looks like a private house. I had jambalaya. others in our group ordered different dishes. Everyone seemed to like what they got, wait time for order to arrive was manageable. The only thing seriously ruining that evening was ice cold AC from floor vents. Apparently HVAC in the restaurant isn't zoned, so there is no way to adjust temp in each individual room. Staff/waitress had to cover vents when we complained.. More...

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Terry Goff Tripp

7 November 2016

Absolutely the best food, service and atmosphere in Lexington. My husband and I eat there on special occasions. I just had the best fillet Mignon that I have ever had! All the food is fabulous my suggestion is get something different each visit , you'll want to try everything! More...

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Tori E.

5 November 2016

So, what can I say about this place? Let's start with the cozy, intimate atmosphere... it's a house that has been remodeled as a restaurant which is super neat! My husband and I had a dinner reservation (thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law) and our table overlooked the beautiful backyard patio. We ordered our drinks and started with the crab cakes appetizer. When that came out, we looked at each other like "this better be worth $6.50 each" haha! As soon as I took my first bite, I can honestly say that was definitely one of the most unforgettable crab cakes I have tasted in my life! (The other crab cake was in Baltimore, MD) DEEEE-LISH! As per our entrées, I ordered the filet with mashed potatoes and green beans. My husband ordered the ribeye with grits and green beans. Both meals were prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) I give the filet on texture and flavor a 10. Rarely do I ever taste a steak that melts in my mouth and reminds me of the best steak I've ever had the pleasure of eating in NYC at Peter Luger Steakhouse, but this one was definitely one of those! Along with the great service, this place is high on my list of favorites and we both definitely plan on coming back again soon! More...

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Jose Sanchez

11 October 2016

The filet is AMAZING!!!! CRAWFISH is great... Highly recommend

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Donna A. Hendrix

22 September 2016

I love this place! The steaks are the best I have ever had and the grits are perfect. We have needed a good restaurant in for a long time (way too much fast food in Lexington) but private property is a diamond in the rough. If I had to add anything I would say a few large salad options. More...

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Angela Simkins Halfacre

21 September 2016

Best shrimp and grits ever! Great service and fantastic atmosphere !

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Andrew H.

24 August 2016

I got a first say I was impressed with the building that this restaurant is in. It is not a new modern building but it is an older building that has been fixed up and looks absolutely amazing inside. The food was delicious I had the alligator tenderloin appetizer, and my fiance had the Crawfish St. Charles. For an appetizer we had the fried pimento cheese. That is probably by far the best pimento cheese I have ever had. The food came out quickly and the staff was extremely nice. We will definitely be coming back to this place. If anything I'll come back just for the alligator. This place is definitely a must stop for any foodie. More...

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Dawn Quinnan York

20 August 2016

Best shrimp and grits I've ever had! The swamp taco appetizer was really good too.

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Angie Hudson Boatwright

20 August 2016

We loved it! The filet and pork chop was delicious and the service was perfect!

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Samantha N.

17 August 2016

Food was really good, service is fast, and staff was friendly....atmosphere is amazing! Must try!

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Margaret C.

13 August 2016

We went there for dinner.  The jambalaya was superb as was the penne pasta with shrimp.  The portions are quite generous so we had "leftovers" for the next day.The she crab soup was divine and perfectly seasoned as was both entrees.The staff were most friendly and helpful!Thanks for a wonderful dining experience. More...

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Jennifer Pattison Harris

23 July 2016

Everything we have had on the menu has been fabulous !!! Great staff too ! My favorite is Mardi Gras Pasta !!

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Joanne M.

20 July 2016

When traveling we look to te review sites for ideas. After checking them outvwe decided to give Private Property a go. We tried to get a 6:30 or 7 pm booking in waiter Johnnys section ( this waiter was mentioned several)  but couldnt get in until 8.  It was july 3 a busy time..  Had some difficulty finding due to little to no signage outside. Greated/seated by the hostess who was very nice. Surprised to see the place was less than half full when we couldnt be seated earlier.  Our friendly waiter Johnny attended to our party of 4 quickly answering questions and making meal/wine selections. I have to say the appetizers and all our our meals were delicious.  Among us we ordered Shrimp and grits, prime ribeye and 2 ordered blackened fish.  The appetizer shrimp was fantastic.  Our waiter Johnny was awesome as well answering questions about the history of the home where PP is located and the local area making our dining experience a great one! More...

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Becki A.

13 July 2016

One of the few restaurants in Lexington we actually love based on the quality and atmosphere both. Great food every time, and very friendly and attentive service.

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Thomas D. Conley

27 June 2016

My wife and I have been here at least 10 times and have not been disappointed. We are stuck on the filet. Service is fast and friendly. Finally a good steak in Lexington. Whew, it's about time. More...

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Tori E.

30 May 2016

I had Gator tacos and rosemary gin fizz. Seems strange, but a delicious combo. The drink took a few extra minutes to make because the bartender had to walk out back and pick the rosemary from the garden. The ambiance was wonderful and the food was very good! It's pricey though for what you get. More...

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Laura Ruth Scudder

26 May 2016

My boss Brian Prahl brought our dream team here tonight for a celebration dinner due to a banner month in April. Everything was point on! The boys all got steak and the girls got shrimp and grits! It was all perfect and dessert was to die for! By all means check it out! More...

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Tammy Kenton

9 May 2016

The food was wonderful! The gator bites and grits will melt in your mouth! Such a lovely place! The service is top notch!

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Stan Freeman

19 April 2016

Excellent Cajun food , good service , wonderful decor. Could be improved with cloth table cloths and finer silver ware

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Chuck Bledsoe

16 April 2016

Finally got to try them out after hearing lots of great stuff from our Friends, and to be honest their praises didn't come close to how good it was! The food was amazing! We had the fried pimento and cheese app, I had the crawfish St. Charles (excellent), and the wife had shrimp and grits ( probably the best we ever tasted). The staff were great as well! So do yourself a favor if you have not had the pleasure of dinning here make a reservation and check them out! More...

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Bleu Grimsley

10 April 2016

The best restaurant experience I have had in Columbia, or anywhere for that matter, Cajun ribeye was fantastic and cooked perfectly medium. Six of us ate and all had the same great experience, desserts were also excellent. Service was awesome and very little wait for your food. Highly recommended! More...

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Tom D.

9 April 2016

Great food, exceptional dining experience, and top notch service. Johnny was our waiter. He had an excellent knowledge of the food and drink menu. I've been in a number of 5 star restaurants The food and service truly met the mark. Will be back again. More...

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Sonya Gainey

9 April 2016

First time trying this restaurant and the food was amazing. Our server was Johnny and he was excellent . We will definitely be going back.

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Katie O'Sheal Warren

11 March 2016

I have never been disappointed! Every time we come to eat wether early afternoon, late night, winter, summer, seriously everything is always great! This is real food, not premade and dropped in the fryer or microwave, but REAL FOOD. That is what happens when you have a family run establishment that cares about their customers!! More...

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Al Neese

19 February 2016

Had the ribeye very delicious with a very knowledgeable server. A must visit.

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Michael N.

13 February 2016

I've only been there once, so the review is of this one experience.  We started the meal with she crab soup.  Full of real crab, a hint of sherry, etc.  The best I've had, including what I've tasted in Charleston. I had the blackened redfish, and my companion had the crawfish etouffee.  The waitress said the chef spent time learning from Paul Prudhomme, and used his recipes. It showed.  So many times blackened fish is just something baked with seasoning in it, only mildly, and timidly, spiced.  This was great, as was my dining companion's crawfish.  As was the bread pudding made on the premises.  If the rest of the menu is as good as this, I say go now before word gets out about this place and you'll have to reserve weeks in advance.  Yes, based on one meal, it's that good. More...

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Shari D.

22 January 2016

This is a delightful dining experience. You must have the pimento cheese appetizer. Thank you for such delectable food!

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Brian H.

13 January 2016

I've been wanting to go to Private Property since finding out this was an actual restaurant.  I remember driving past it for weeks to months,  wondering what the white house with the neon Open sign was. Eventually we figured it out, and my wife had made a few trips for lunch.  I absolutely love seafood,  and creole food,  and have been dying to try this.Unfortunately a few weeks ago we opted for Lost Cajun on 378 instead.  I wasn't impressed. Tonight we had time for dinner while the kids attended a church event.I'm not going to go through a step by step of our experience.  What you need to know from me is simple. I have eaten at some fine establishments.  The Oceanaire Room in Washington,  DC  (and charlotte, once), peninsula grill in Charleston and dozens of others there of high quality (not typical tourist traps), new York city landmarks, the finest and freshest seafood restaurants in Florida and the keys.....Tonight I got the fried oyster jambalaya.  It may in fact be one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The oysters were better than any I've ever had. The sheer quantity of oysters,  shrimp and sausage left me so full,  and so happy with my choice.  My wife only got she crab soup.  Again, maybe the best I've ever tasted. I have uploaded a picture of my dinner here.  I have a healthy appetite and rarely get full.  This meal filled me up.  All I can say is,  this is my first review of a restaurant for yelp.. after being a member for a long time.  But this place deserves a good review.My suggestion to the owners,  put a sign on the street,  on that big white wood placard!!! It's so hard to know you're even there,  or that the name doesn't signify a private club. If you've never been here,  go.  Simply amazing. More...

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Carl Mayers

9 December 2015

Private Property 12/07/15 I visited Private Property last night and once again was absolutely delighted with the flavorful and well-prepared cuisine that I experienced. Owner/Exec Chef Trip trained under the late Chef Paul Prudhomne in New Orleans. Chef brings to the table those traditional Creole and Cajun favors and techniques with a nouvelle flare and simple mastery. Here's some notes from last night's dinner... Crispy Duck Wings with Tasso sauce --Light sauce, slight heat --Wings perfectly prepared and very tender. --Skin crispy; not greasy --Perfect starter Mushroom cheese ravioli with shredded blacken chicken --Mushroom ravioli earthy, sweet, balanced with tender slightly spicy blackened chicken pieces. --Simple and tasty Blacken Beef filet mignon, with spicy cheese potatoes and sautéed green beans --Perfect char on the steak and not overly spiced; pure flavor --Spice on the potatoes perfectly compliments the char of the steak; cheese is slightly salty balancing the dish --String beans perfectly cooked with a slight texture; lightly salted; clean flavors Took pics; too bad since the presentations were beautiful. Carl... More...

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Arnold B.

21 November 2015

Hard to find no sign on the main road . Passed it several times but was definitely worth pursuing. Was voted best restaurant in South Carolina last year and it is superb. Cajun southern cooking in a historic 1890 house.The Jumbalaya was superb and had an amazing oyster po boy. Very nice menu and prices are reasonable. If you are a foodie and heading this way don't miss it. More...

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Dana P.

14 November 2015

Worth every penny!  The best creole cooking in Columbia hands down! I'm so glad we tried this spot- I hope they stick around.  Try the Cajun egg rolls and French quarter martini too! More...

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Rhonda Long Wages

13 November 2015

First visit and will return! Great atmosphere, steak, and beverages!

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Arnie Litchfield

29 October 2015

Private Property has restored my faith in dining out (don't let the name fool ya). Thank you Pat Bowen and staff for a wonderful dining experience! As Arnold always says..." I'll be back" More...

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s w.

17 October 2015

First let's start with how accommodating our waiter was on 10/17/15 (outdoor seating).  He fully explained the menu from seasonal drinks, to substitutes that could be made with dinner entrees and deserts.  Food was flavorful and executed well.  Would highly recommend this restaurant.  Thanks for a good time, from your NYC friends! More...

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Sandy Smith Brown

13 October 2015

I had the Mardi Gras Pasta for dinner and the fried pecan crusted pimento cheese. Both were delicious. My mom had the jambalaya and she loved it.

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Andrea R.

17 September 2015

Dined here on Saturday night with a group of 6.First of all, this place is SO cute! It reminded me of Charleston because it is an old house that has been flipped into a restaurant. There are multiple private dining areas, big and small, as well as a small private bar.We were sat right away in the back room by the window. We ordered drinks; I got one of the special martinis that was really good! To eat I ordered the Seafood Jambalaya that came with andouille and shrimp over a bed of rice, it was spicy and fantastic! For my first jambalaya experience I'd say they hit it out of the park. The rice was creamy, there was plenty of vegetables and the shrimp were cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the shrimp and grits which were also delicious, the tasso cream sauce was different than any tasso sauce I've had, it was divine. The grits were incredibly creamy and so yummy. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals and I cannot wait to go back! I don't know if the back was open when we went but we would love to sit out there! More...

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Ann Hanna Ricard

15 September 2015

Perfect Patio weather tonight. Food, Drinks and service were phenomenal. Think the might be my favorite place in Lexington!

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Liz C.

12 September 2015

We've been looking for a local place to bring visiting out of town guests. This is the place. Excellent food, great customer service, and a perfect location for a special lunch or dinner.

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Elizabeth G.

11 September 2015

Beautiful and charming inside and out! We had the shrimp and grits, which were the best I've ever had, and the shrimp po boy, which was good, but not as good as the shrimp and grits!

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Jason P.

27 August 2015

Had the crab cakes as a lunch special. Plenty of crab and the sauce was really spicy but very good. Fortunately the sauce was served on the side. Restaurant has a different layout due to the nature of the building. The service was excellent. More...

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Alana Stroker

19 August 2015

Came by for the first time today for lunch, had the shrimp sliders and they were delish! We will definitely return.

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Preston B.

3 August 2015

Finally, good creole food in the Midlands! Reasonably priced and a place I have already recommended to several folks.

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Betty D.

18 July 2015

We found this place while searching for Cajun food in the area.  Our meal was fabulous. My boyfriend had the jambalaya and I had the Mardi Gras pasta. We also had the crab cakes for our appetizer. Everything from the ambiance, food, and server was top notch. Can't wait to go back! More...

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Mark H.

30 June 2015

Food this good often evokes a kind of hyper-critical mentality, where reviewers resolve to find a flaw with anything in the preparation or presentation to impress upon other Yelpers what an extraordinary amount of culinary erudition they possess.  STFU and eat this food.  You'll be glad you did. In total, we had the fried pimento cheese with crushed pecans (so savory and tasty, spread upon the most delicately buttered & toasted Leidenheimer bread)spare ribs (very peppery, maybe a little overcooked but good)  crawfish etouffée (delightfully spicy)seafood gumbo (over rice, one bite and it was bliss, but I had to take this home), Cajun egg roll (a gift from another table- delightful and also taken home)Seafood Jambalaya (with Andouille sausage and shrimp, running out of superlatives)bread pudding (no raisins, nice texture, not too sweet, gorgeous glaze) pralines again, not overly sweet.However, the star of the evening for me was the shrimp and grits. I've never had grits like this and the shrimp/sausage combination was so sublime, I wish to be buried in it (in them?) and eat my way out...thrice, at least.  I risk public shame and ridicule because, of all things, I chose the most humble menu item to extol.  I would gladly die a martyr proclaiming the Gospel of these grits.The service was personable and the bill surprisingly modest. Unless you have a personal chef that cooks for Martha Stewart or can only consume 700 calories a day, get over here before there's a monthly waiting list and the Food Channel has the road blocked off. More...

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Dwayne A.

23 June 2015

We're new to the area and were driving around when we found this place.  Wonderful decor. I had the voodoo burger which had a great combination of peppers. Service was a bit slow, but overall a pleasant experience. More...

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Andrew Brown

14 June 2015

Very, very good. One of the best places we have found in SC. Highly recommended.

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Hannah J.

24 May 2015

A beautiful patio with delicious food. If the weather is nice, the outdoor patio is an amazing place to enjoy the dinner and time with friends. Easily the best restaurant in Lexington right now. More...

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Kim Miller McLain

16 May 2015

Shrimp and grits were awesome choice! Egg roll appetizer was delish as well! Will be going back!!

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Chase J. Morack

16 May 2015

I was in Lexington, SC for the week and ate here twice. Awesome food, drinks, and overall southern hospitality. Joey the bartender is awesome using fresh ingredients. Ownership and servers were welcoming and friendly. Next time I'm in town I might eat there every night. Check out a great place. More...

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Victoria McMillan

14 May 2015

Shout out to Private Property in Lexington! This is the 3d party I've hosted here and each one has been perfect. Duly noted my crew can be LOUD! Never a problem and great staff (Johnny)! More...

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Kim Coker Foster

11 May 2015

It's so nice to have an original restaurant in Lexington. The food is amazing, especially the fried pimento cheese appetizer. Everything we've ever had was delicious. Wonderful family atmosphere and beautiful decor. More...

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Katy S.

30 April 2015

Had the crawfish St. Charles and it was really good.  Had the BBQ shrimp appetizer and loved it.  Very messy but tasty.  The atmosphere is really nice too.  Definitely a great find.

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Joni A.

25 April 2015

I believe this was one of my favorite meals ever.  We had a couple of Hurricanes which were great.  A little strong for me, but I don't believe anyone else would probably complain about that.  Started with the Cajun Popcorn, which is fried crawfish tails. So very tender and full of flavor.  My entree was the Oyster Jambalaya.  OMG.  Fried oysters on top of sausage and shrimp jambalaya.  Good Lord was it good.  And such a generous amount, I brought plenty home for lunch.  My date had a cajun spiced steak.  I had a few bites of it and it actually melted in my mouth.  Our waiter was the best.  He was a cutie that was full of personality.  We sat outside in the backyard.  They have lights strung overhead and it was just a beautiful atmosphere.  It actually felt like I was back in New Orleans in a little courtyard.  We had quite a wait, so a reservation is best.  Enjoy!!********Additional Note:  I will add that the hostess told us that since we did not have a reservation that it would be an hour or more until we could even be seated, if at all.  Seemed like she was trying to get us to leave.  I'm glad we didn't do that!  It was nowhere near that length of time. More...

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Elizabeth Strickland Dickerson

21 March 2015

Tonight was our first visit to Private Property and it was awesome. Started with an avocadotini and swamp tacos, both were delicious. Hubby had shrimp and grits and I dined on crawfish pasta, and we ended with a heaping serving of bread pudding. All was excellent and we are already planning our next visit. Thank you for bringing something new to the Lex/Cola vibe. More...

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Bethany D.

17 March 2015

Having lived in Louisiana for some time in my life, I was SO excited to find a restaurant with imported food straight New Orleans and true cajun cooking. The restaurant had a surprising elegant atmosphere, while remaining casual and not uptight. Think tablecloths, old renovated home turned restaurant, and backyard patio with string lighting across it. The service was friendly, informative, and quick. The food was truly spicy to my standards, something I rarely ever find, which I really appreciated. I wish I lived near here, as I would definitely eat here regularly since Louisiana is so far away! More...

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C W.

15 March 2015

Private Property is one of the best local restaurants in the Lexington area. I have dined there 3 times. I even had my birthday dinner there! The owner was very accommodating for my birthday dinner. He even offered to create a custom menu for my dinner. The gator bites are delicious as well as the pasta dishes. Highly recommend this restaurant. Is it like being in NOLA? No, but the food will blow you away. Delicious. More...