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Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Greenville
Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Greenville

Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Greenville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.breakwatersc.com
  • Phone: (864) 271-0046
  • Hours of Operation: Monday thru Saturday
    Bar Opens at 4pm
    Dinner is served 5pm until 9:30pm and 10pm Thurs thru Saturday
    Closed on Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: O'Neal Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking plus valet service is offered Monday thru Saturday.
A word from Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Greenville
Welcome to Breakwater Restaurant. Here, Chef Lang and Chef Shaw create their version of 'New Southern Cuisine' which contains elements of the past and the present. Younger, lighter and fresher than ‘old school’ Southern deep-fried fare, Breakwater cuisine incorporates culinary influences from around the world. The bar at Breakwater offers a lively venue for locals and visitors alike. The fun, friendly atmosphere combined with warm Southern hospitality is a Breakwater signature.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We aren't new to Breakwater. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Greenville. The staff is always great & the food is always wonderful."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This was my first time at Breakwater and it was wonderful! There were seven of us in our party and everyone enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the service. Our waitress was very helpful in recommendations and also letting us know what foods were spicy, etc. All in all, it was a great experience and we would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "First time visit, recommended by the chamber of Commerence. Great service, food and atmosphere. Waiter was engaging with suggestions for wine and menu."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My steak was cooked perfectly and tender. My wife's caprese salad had delicious artisan tomatoes. Overall a very nice meal with attentive service and a nice visit by the owner."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "What a great find in a small up and coming city. The food was wonderful and the services was exceptional. I recommended the restaurant the next day to another family visiting colleges in the area."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "First time eating at Breakwater and was not disappointed. We had made reservations and were promptly seated when we arrived. Our table was located in the front with a wonderful view of Main Street.The food was very good and the service was outstanding. Our waiter, Cameron, answered our questions and made excellent suggestions on the wine and dinner. We will definitely come back. A wonderful discovery for dining in downtown Greenville."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I brought an out of town guest for dinner along with my wife. The service and meal was excellent and wine choices were good. The atmoshpere was quiet."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great dinner spot! Dinner was good, service was excellent, and host/manager was present and asked often about the food and quality of our experience. Server and wate service were exceptional. Bar was full when we arrived and when we left. Definitely wil be back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner @ Breakwater and this was only our second time coming to this restaurant. We go to downtown Greenville all the time for dinner and Breakwater moved way up on our list of restaurants to go to, we will be back soon! Nice job & keep it up!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed our foray into the Breakwater, with fantastic hamburgers, scallops and shrimp. Nice selection of wines as well as really nice bar. Especially enjoyed the Espresso martini."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "It was the 1st time we ate at the Breakwater. I had received a gift of a gift certificate and decided to use it for our anniversary dinner. The waiter staff was very attentive. The waiter let us know if we had any special dietary needs they'd be able to help us out. For a Thursday night it was an active restaurant."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Waiter informed us of the specials, then took our appetizer order, then gave us a welcome period of socializing before ordering. Appetizers were delicious (Southern Sampler), as were the entrees. Great restaurant; we'll be back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed my time there for father's day... shrimp and grits were good and the pimento cheese is amazing! The bar area was great for groups."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience here! The service was great. The manager checked on us multiple times. The waiter accepted our living social deal even though it was not valid on a Friday night. The food was delicious! I had the fried chicken and others had the short rib and tuna. I have already made plans to go back!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Love that tuna appetizer! As always, the menu has a good variety of things to choose from. You could easily have a wonderful dinner just from appetizers alone, but the entrees are enticing as well."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was quite good. My wife and I both had the filet which was well cooked (accurately medium and medium well), nicely seasoned and the portion was generous. Our waitress was kind and courteous but a little green. The ambiance was nice aesthetically but my major complaint is that the bar crowd was far too loud and overwhelmed the entire restaurant, possibly we just picked a bad night, crowd wise. Overall, I would recommend Breakwater for a special night out. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Waiter seemed distracted. Very nonchalant. A few times he noted how it wasn't too busy but we still managed to wait quite a while for drinks and food. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food is amazing! However, the portion sizes have drastically decreased since I was there last."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was very good, but the menu is a bit limited."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Breakwater was surprisingly cozy, but yet open. I found the food delicious, menu easy and superb, wait staff was attentive. Highly recommend this!!! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were in town for my son's college graduation. Breakwater was the perfect restaurant for our family! An added treat was the park in downtown Greenville. It is SO worth a stroll down the street!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great server, great service, (not pushy but not slow), and of course great food. New fried green tomatoes w/ goat cheese and tomato jam is scrumptious! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Loved the cocktail, Mango Crush I think the name was. A little pricey but certainly quality food, drink and service. Salmon was delicious, cooked according to your preference. Not many restaurants serve leg of lamb or rack of lamb and that was also delicious. The service is friendly but not pretentious. The bar was lively but not too noisy so perfect for couples and singles. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Just a little past the hustle, bustle on South Main Street, Breakwater is a wonderful new find for us. S I had the Braised Short Rib and it was awesome! William provided great, friendly service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Guests in from Chicago, Jersey, and Charleston and all were quite impressed with food and venue."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Food was to die for, very attentive service and beautiful surroundings. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Excellent food and great service. What more could you ask for "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "They had a great, reasonably priced theater menu which my husband took advantage of. Their cornbread is the best I've ever tasted (and I've tasted a lot!) and for dessert we had the sorbet trio which was outstanding and beautifully presented. I had one of their specialties, the lamb meatloaf and it was delicious. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This was our first time at Breakwater. Great spot. Friendly and attentive service. Local spot with with a great night scene. My wife and I headed home after dinner, but the bar was hopping. Seemed like "the" place to be in Greenville."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "They made our anniversary special! Great food, service and very enjoyable! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal, service by Cameron was outstanding. We will visit again for another special occasion"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Six of us went out to celebrate a birthday (for which he received a desert with a candle) and an anniversary. Each of our meals were wonderful...creative and tasty salads, to yummy steak and lam meatloaf.... Each one of us said they would definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "There are so, so many more options in Greenville that blow this place out of the water both quality-wise and price-wise. I'm not sure what Breakwater's basis is for charging what they do. It's not quality and it's sure as heck not quantity. Make Breakwater a happy hour stop only."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The charcuterie plate was good. The braised short ribs and duck breast were very good, both very flavorful and excellently prepared. The duck was cooked exactly as I requested. Desert was pathetic. The pecan tart was served cold. There is no excuse to ending an otherwise very good meal with such little effort. The manager of this restaurant needs to tighten things up. Service was OK although a little amateurish, and the wine list could use some thought although we did enjoy an excellent Domaine Serene Pinot. Breakwater has too much local competition to be so lackadaisical."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My wife and I went to celebrate her Birthday. We had a wonderful dinner and excellent service."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My Scallops were delicious. My friend had the Mussels and she enjoyed her dinner as well. Our server Cameron was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This is normally one of our favorite Greenville picks, but this time wasn't as nice - we were seated next to a cackling, loud woman, and then the special was sold out - at 8:00. It also seems the menu is getting not as varied, (while now Soby's menu is improving)."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was really outstanding. Everyone agreed that this was the best meal we had ever had at Breakwater. Salmon and Ahi Tuna were both excellent. However, where were the beets in the beet salad?"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a nice evening at Breakwater with special friends. Server, Cameron, was very good and other attendants were extremely friendly and helpful even bringing extra muffins as we sat talking after dinner. Unfortunately, the food was just soso. We had been here before and really enjoyed it but both my husband and I were disaapointed with our meals. We had brought freinds who had never been before so we hope their meals were better. We will try again because of the nice service and ambience but the chef needs to step it up. The argula salad had little taste and the entrees were luke warm with little flavor. They looked good but just didn't have much taste."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had not planned on dining out before catching a show downtown. My wifes brother called Friday afternoon and told us he would be in town and could meet us. Reservations for 7:15 were pushing it for him from the airport. As we waited, the staff accomodated us with great energy. They held our tapas order until our guest arrived. Food was fantastic and they got us out in a hurry to make the show."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
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