Our waiter, Steve was very helpful with our selections, prompt with excellent service and very enjoyable. I great place to enjoy a great dinner!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
John king is great
Had a fabulous time spending a nice dinner with fellow work associates and family. The food was spot on as usual and John king was as good a server as I would have been. Thank you to all the crew.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We tried Breakwater after receiving a gift card. My husband & I both thought it was delicious! The server was very helpful in determining which menu items were gluten free. We will definitely go to this restaurant again!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Breakwater has always been inventive and good. The service has been awful. They seem to have fixed the service issue. Our server was outstanding and they now have a separate set of staff members who deliver the food as soon as it is prepared.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back
This was our first dining experience at Breakwater. It seemed a little loud to us, but we decided it was a fun atmosphere. We ordered the Fish, Fowl, and Cheese appetizer. the smoked salmon was way too salty for our taste, but everything else was delicious.My DH had the blackened Mahi and I had the Tuna Tartare. Both were excellent! I like that they have many small plates to choose from. The kitchen must have been backed up because it took longer than usual to get our main course. That said, our server was gracious and attentive and maybe because of the perfect drinks we had, we didn't mind a bit. We will be back.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
While the food was very good, the noise level as the restaurant filled up was too much. The wine list needs more choices for Chardonnay. Our waiter chastised us for requesting bread with our wine, reminding us to save room for our food, which we had yet to order. This was inappropriate. We were hosting new friends , and this was our first visit to the restaurant. All in all our meal was very good, but a 5 star rating would require the above issues be resolved.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun dining experience
Had some family in from out of town. Shared 6 or 7 tapas plates, they were all excellent. waiter was on top of things,overall had a fun time there. Would definitely go back.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Excellent Experience
My date and I dined at Breakwater on a Saturday night. We were greeted very nicely and formal from the time we entered the restaurant. At the time I placed reservations I had asked for a special romantic table since it was our first year anniversary of dating. They sat us in a very nice table in the corner and we were very pleased they accommodated our request. The food was excellent as my date had Mahi and I had the Shrimp and Grits. The quality of the food was excellent and the taste met our expectations. We had Calamari for an appetizer amd it was very good. The noise level was high at times but not enough to be concerned about. Excellent food and customer service. We will surely return to this hidden gem.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Food/Great Service
Loved the tapas/entrée style menu. Our party ordered tapas shrimp and grits and their carmelized scallop dish. All were excellent. We also ordered fried green tomatoes as well as the calamari for appetizers. The calamari was the best weve ever had and was served with a tomato/bacon ranch dressing. Hot beignets with dark chocolate sauce were a hit with the birthday girl.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We very much enjoyed our dinner. The staff were courteous, friendly, and attentive. The was wonderful as well.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dinning experience
Wish I had found Breakwater sooner. The food was delicious from the southern mini biscuits with orange butter to the carmel salt creme burlee.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I really enjoyed the food and service. It made our anniversary a memorable one. We still talk about how good everything was. I would recommend this restaurant to couples.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful anniversary experience
We celebrated our anniversary at Breakwater. It was our first visit, and we were thoroughly pleased. The food and service were wonderful, and we appreciated the special anniversary dessert that they gave us. We highly recommend Breakwater.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came for the Fried Green Tomatoes
topped with housemade pimento cheese, which is unlike any other. The entrée choice was tough but if you're after a great filet, perfectly prepared, come to Breakwater! Don't miss the baby cornbreads. Everything is local and fresh, fresh, fresh.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The quality of food here is excellent! I think part of it relates to how wonderfully they use sauces without using too much. My entree was scallops with corn risotto. Simply mouth watering and I slowed down just to savor this meal. Split an appetizer that was a special - NY strip medallions in grits with red eye gravy. Wonderful. I highly recommend dinner menu.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner and a show
Early reservations (6PM) via internet. Flexible seating - added two more people at last minute. Informed server of our target time in order to get to the play. He deftly had us leaving exactly on-time after a delightful and unhurried light dinner. With 6 people we ordered a large variety from mostly the appetizers (salads) and tapas with a few entrees. Drinks or wine by the glass for all.
All great and every bit as tasty as we had heard from friends.
Only issues were the high noise level. Even early evening without a crowded restaurant was louder then desired for our party. Prices for drinks are 20% higher than comparable restaurants.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and fun !!!
Modern Southern with a twist and more! Deliciously prepared lighter menu or more - it is up to you! Wonderfully seasoned dishes with all the comfort stirred in ! Lamb meatloaf to divers scallops - it's all good ! Sides that round out the dinner and are delicious on their own! Even dessert was fabulous !!! Totally a great place to savor all the flavor !!!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful restaurant and location!
We started our experience at the bar for a cocktail. The bartender (23 year old blonde, dynamic, fun, attentive young lady--Kaitlyn perhaps?) set the stage for a fabulous night! Our waiter during dinner was fine but not as engaged. The dusted scallops were incredible as was the tuna tartare! Our walk back to the car was peacefulad we took in The Falls and the gorgeous scenery that provides! Already planning another day-trip to Greenville to take in the downtown area!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in Greenville
There were 6 of us. Started with Happy Hour in a delightful bar. Excellent bar tender and service.
A great variety of dinner choices, including small plates as well as full dinners. Everyone was very happy with their meals. Service is excellent. Efficient and friendly.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
four four four
I have been to Breakwater four times. Each time it was terrific. Good ambiance - quality service that is present without being intrsive. Food is well presented and tastes wonderful. The last two times i have had the seafood special and both were GREAT!
Food is creative without being over the top. Local flare and use of ingredients is appealing.
A very reliabe place in G- ville.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten a Breakwater
I have eaten a Breakwater 4 or 5 times. The food and service is always great. I had 25 people in town a few months ago from all over the southeast . I made reservations here and the food and service couln not have been better. The group was very impressed and several said it was the best service they had ever had.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
night out for the office admin!
My boss gave me a special treat. He had been sent a gift card - special treat from Breakwater. He gave it to me and my husband. We loved our night out. The food was exceptional. I had the catch of day - swordfish. It was mouth watering. We had an appetizer of fried green tomatoes - out of this world. I will recommend this restaurant to all our visitors at Bunty LLC. The service was great. And we enjoyed watching all the comings and goings downtown on Friday night.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night
Overall we had an amazing experience. The food was delicious!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, friendly service.
Great food, friendly service. My only complaint is that the bar/wine service was slow and they were not even crowded. I would have given them 5 stars otherwise.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very attentive server!
Was able to enjoy the fabulous food and my husband rather than looking for the server or being repeatedly interrupted.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well Run! Well Done!
This restaurant has its act together. It's fun to look into the kitchen and see calm, engaged, energetic chefs and servers. The bartender also makes the best Mojitos and Stingers! The food is over the top. Quite fresh. This was our second visit. Enjoyed chatting with the manager so we could tell him in person what a great job he and his staff are doing!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never had a bad experience at Breakwater because the food is always amazing! They were a little behind in the kitchen which was odd because they weren't that busy but luckily I was there catching up with a friend so we didn't even notice until we heard someone else mention it. Our waiter was great and suggested items that were awesome! Best part of the night was my to go dessert Lava cake! Will definitely be returning soon!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Southern twist on food excellent
The menu is great variety of foods with a southern twist. Great selection of small plates/ tapas to share.
Butter bean hummus and pimento cheese spread are just two examples of the southern twist that are outstanding.
Portions are smaller than some places but enough. Wine and drink selection excellent. Service was great. It got busy and was a little noisy when we left. It wasa Friday night. Service was impeccable and good advice from wait staff on recommendations from the menu.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed Breakwater,both
We enjoyed Breakwater,both the bar & restaurant. It's definitly first class.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My agents gave me a gift card
My agents gave me a gift card to Breakwater. It was awesome. Great food and super service. We live 45 minutes away and it is worth the trip. We have already recommended people to the restaurant. The 3 for $30 was a lot of food.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breakwater has been an excellent experience every time we have dined there. Making reservations online is very convenient, the food is five star, the service terrific and valet parking make it an all around pleasant dining experience. Four of us dine at Breakwater before a local theatre production and use the Open Table discount cards for a 20% off on food.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely worth a repeat.
My wife and I go out to eat each month with another couple (dear friends) and always try to pick a new place. Breakwater was as the title says, definitely worth a repeat.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A consistent performer
I've dined at Breakwater a half dozen times and it's be spot-on every time. It is slightly more casual than some nearby high end competitors, very accommodating for any special requests or food needs and both service and food have been outstanding.
Specifically, our party of four enjoyed cocktails, a sampler appetizer plate of butter bean hummus, pimento cheese, oysters and duck. All four were excellent. Entrees included the seafood/fish special which was pan sauteed flounder over vegetables, scallops and (2) short ribs. Again, outstanding.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service as always but bar crowd was really loud and acoustics didn't help. Reservations were for 6:45 and noise level got better as the evening progressed. My wife and I both felt the hostesses were nice and efficient but underdressed for an upscale restaurant like Breakwater. We will be back soon
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite place in the WestEnd
This is a great place! Great atmosphere, great food, great service! Love the Butterbean Humus Tapas, served with green olives/cheese. Could make a meal on that! Just changed to Fall menu, and had three different entrees, all that were fantastic. I had the lamb meatloaf--nice variation on a classic!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not as good as usual - disappointed
My favorite spot dt Gvile. However, I am NOT a fan of the fall menu at ALL. This was first time I've EVER been disappointed at Breakwater. The service was great as usual and we hung out in the bar after dinner. I love the bartenders too! We spent around $300 (2 people- we had a good bar bill) but I will probably not go back until they change the menu. Had filets for dinner. Tuna appetizer which was incredibly small and not worth the money. We substituted our sides for mushroom risotto and squash risotto, both of which were horrible! Strongly recommend changing back to the corn risotto as these were less than average. My steak was undercooked but I don't ever send anything back. The flavor of the filet was still by far the best in town.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Gem
Greenville is moving up in the world of fine dining, this is one to try.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the three best in Greenville
Have been there multiple times. Never had a bad meal yet. Always great service and food is fantastic!!!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 8 for dinner, and everyone had a marvelous time. Everyone commented on the outstanding food they selected for their entre, and they especially enjoyed the cocktails and wine. The service could not have been better. We look forward to a return in the future.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had to get our food quickly becuase we were headed to a show and the staff was very accomodating. We greatly appreciated it and will come back when we have time to stay longer.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was well portioned and cooked to perfection. Our server was very personable. Loved this place!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good dinner
Went here for my girlfriend's birthday with her daughter. We had the 3 for $30. We felt this was a great deal with exceptional food. You had your choice of soup or salad, 3 different entrees (I got the lamb meatloaf, delicious, and they both got the shrimp and grits, a little spicy but great), and 3 different desserts to pick from. The service was good and we had a very comfortable dinner.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an awesome experience.
We had an awesome experience. The food, service, and beverages were excellent. I have never had a bad meal there. Drinks after dinner in the bar is always fun. It is quite the spot. I will be back.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
LOVED this place! The food was excellent, had a great deal for three courses, was easy to find but parking was difficult, but not overly annoying. Our server, Stephen, was super nice but didn't seem overly knowledgeable about the food but winged it wonderfully and the only downside was waiting about 30 minutes after we finished dessert for him to see if we were ready for the check and finally just had to ask him for it but I think he was probably just giving us time to chat. Other than that he gave top notch service; we didn't have to wait for anything: drinks were refilled promptly and food came at just the right moments and perfectly portioned. I will absolutely be back and will recommend it to everyone - in fact I already have!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couldn't have enjoyed it more. Went early on a Tuesday night, so was not crowded at that time. Service was great and the food was spectacular ~ nice size portions (some got dinners, some got tapas), done to perfection (had a couple of special requests) and everything was served in a timely manner. Attending Peace Center after dinner and they got us out on time! Highly recommend.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recently dined at Breakwater with 4 other people in our group, everyone's food was very, very good. The tuna and filet are absolutely outstanding! The wine and cocktail list are both very impressive and offer new and exciting things you wouldn't ordinarily see downtown Greenville. The bartender is willing to make any new concoction you can come up with as well. The service was outstanding, could not ask for a better waiter. The noise level left a bit to be desired but that's partly due to the fact that we had a noisy group siting about 10 feet from us, so it could've just been bad luck for us that one night. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would go again, order differently!
Dined at Breakwater with friends this past weekend. Server was knowledgeable and friendly without being overbearing. Everything we ordered was good EXCEPT the vegetable plate. It was $20 and barely big enough to be considered a side serving. Tasty but much smaller than expected! Others ordered ribeye, lamb meatloaf, and braised ribs which were all excellent. Nice place for a night out with friends.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience!
Our first time at Breakwater will certainly not be our last. A great restaurant, ambiance, service and cuisine. The Lamb Meatloaf and pecan tart dessert were to die for! Perfectly-made Kir Royale and cappuccino! Thank you for the excellent service and attention.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have loved going here since it opened. The food is always excellent!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Since my husband and I are older, we do not enjoy meals with huge portions so the appetizer area of the menu is where we look for dinner. Breakwater has a most interesting selection of appetizer's that are not "run of the mill". I enjoyed Butterbean Hummus followed by Quail and roasted root veggies so left the restaurant comfortably full and ready for the rest of the evening at the Peace Center. The food was delicious and the portions were "just right"!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM