Blossom
Blossom

Blossom

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com/
  • Phone: 8437229200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:45pm
    Dinner starts at 4:00 pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Low Country, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Adam Close
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Located between Queen & Cumberland Streets
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking weekdays after 5:00pm & all day Saturday & Sunday.
    **Please note that the parking lot is not available Monday-Friday before 5:00pm. Public parking is located in the garage on Cumberland Street.
A word from Blossom
Blossom, located in downtown Charleston, S.C., serves American cuisine highlighting the Lowcountry’s best seafood. Executive chef Adam Close offers simple, clean preparations which feature ingredients sourced from area fishermen and farmers. Open for lunch on Monday through Saturday, dinner nightly, and Sunday brunch, Blossom also offers seating on its patio.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Blossom reviews from OpenTable diners
308 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (163)special occasion (115)neighborhood gem (79)romantic (75)great for outdoor dining (70)great for lunch (69)good for groups (65)great for brunch (56)hot spot (32)notable wine list (31)kid-friendly (28)late-night find (19)vibrant bar scene (14)scenic view (10)Show More
  • amazing salmon dish, very
    Traveler927
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    amazing salmon dish, very cool copper sheeted bar, very unique and modern, yet warm dining area.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated promptly; however,we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    We were seated promptly; however,wehad a long wait at our table before being offered any service—water, drinks, anything—and finally had to ask someone to locate our server. Once our server arrived, the service was good. Also, of the four lunch entrees, only three were available, and we were not told this until after we were ready to order—two of us had planned to order the entree that was unavailable. The server should have informed us that only three entrees were available shortly after greeting us. One of the members of our party was vegetarian, and even the items billed as "seafood" contained bacon or andouille sausage. This left the choices very limited. All that being said, the food and presentation was good.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Calamari was crispy, pizzas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Calamari was crispy, pizzas were ordinary, though they bill themselves as a fish restaurant, not much fish on menu. Needs a coat of paint and some sprucing up.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE FRIED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE FRIED OYSTERS AS A MAIN ENTREE THEY WERE GREAT THANK YOU
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved Blossom. It was
    Desirae316
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    We loved Blossom. It was a great find and we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • This is my third dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    This is my third dining experience. I have had lunch at Blossom and dinner there twice. I have made "Blossom" a must for my out of town guests. The food hasn't disappointed me yet, and my guests still rave about the meal they had. Thank you so much for your outstanding service and incredible food!
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    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Both my entree and my husband's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Both my entree and my husband's were terrible. His crab ravioli was completely void of all flavor. The server was kind enough to remove it from the bill when he let her know how awful it was. My crabcake was soggy and the crab meat most likely came out of a can. The $24 cost for 1 soggy crabcake was ridiculous. We looked at the dessert list, but declined dessert after noticing the strange flavor combinations. It was almost as if the pastry chef was taking chances just to make the desserts seem interesting when she should have left well enough alone. you need to I could not recommend this reataurant to anybody.
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  • It would be nice to have more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    It would be nice to have more vegetarian options. There was only one offering on the entire menu, and it wasn't particularly creative.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waitress was slow to come
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    Waitress was slow to come to table. Ordered the signature ravioli and it was tough. They make their own so complained to waitress. She said that sometimes it's good and sometimes it's tough, and we just got a bad batch. Complained to Eric the manager. He said the same, and the only way to solve it was to roll the pasta thiner or in his words "cook the crap out of it" but neither offered any compensation. Will post this on trip adviser and all other reviews so that visitors to Charleston will not get charged $30.00 ($15.00 each) for awful pasta that is served sometimes tough, and suppose to be wonderful. The customer gets tricked and deceived. Will post on national for our future group meetings, and told the concierges at the hotel.
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  • We were seated shortly after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We were seated shortly after arriving, right on time with our reservations. We were, however very disappointed in our service. The waitress was not very pleasant. We had to wait several times for our drinks to be refilled. My husband enjoyed his dinner (steamed clams)but I was very disappointed with my choice. After reading so many rave reviews about the crab ravioli, I couldn't wait to try this dish. Unfortunately, the ravioli was hard and cold, as if it had been sitting for a while. The waitress seemed to disappear often and also neglected to tell us that the restaurant was out of their cheesecake until after we ordered it. Her attitude was negative, and because of this, we will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took my mother to Mother's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I took my mother to Mother's Day brunch. Service was slow, even though our reservation was early [11:45] and when the eggs benedict arrived, poached eggs were hard cooked and spinach had not been drained prior to placing on muffin, saturating the muffin with water from spinach. Altogether not a good brunch and fairly pricey as well. We did not complain, as to to so would have made a bad situation worse. I believe I also witnessed a table walk out without service, probably due to the slowness of the service. On the plus side, the bread and grits were fabulous.
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  • Blossom's food never lets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Blossom's food never lets you down.....Great casual atmosphere, terrific menu and you must try their Bread Pudding Desert!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love your Brunch!!! However,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    I love your Brunch!!! However, the last 2 times I have ordered the tenderloin/grits/eggs? entre, either the steak was almost burned (ordered med rare) or the eggs were cooked through until they were tough and hard :( I asked once for the steak to be re-cooked and your response was great- no trouble!!! Service is your best category.But, I don't want to come back and feel like I complain all of the time. It's a shame, such a wonderful dish- I got the rest of my extended family hooked on it! Your restaraunt is wonderful.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • My girlfriend and I were in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    My girlfriend and I were in Charleston for the weekend, and I needed a "special occasion" place for dinner on 3 May 2008. I hadn't been to Blossom before, but the menu looked great online, and upon our arrival I wasn't disappointed at all with the food or atmosphere. It set the mood perfectly for the rest of a romantic evening, and we'll be back next time we're in town. (Side note: the tomato butter sauce served with the salmon was fantastic.) Blossom is definitely a restaurant worth recommending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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  • Stephanie, our server, was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Stephanie, our server, was wonderful. We were looking for the best experience and she was honest and genuine with us. We would have been an easy upsell and instead of picking out the priciest on the menu she gave us her personal recommendations and made excellent choices. We could not have been more thrilled or had a better more relaxed, excellent dinner. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • This experience was a welcome
    redcosta
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    This experience was a welcome surprise; I expected great food and got even better. This has become one of my favorite restaurants. We shared 4 dishes - 2 dishes off the regular menu (tuna carpaccio and pan seared scallops) and 2 dishes off the special menu (wreckfish over an amazing risotto and snapper over tasty fresh corn, asparagus, tomatoes and white grits). All were fantastic, the pan seared scallops are not to be missed! Our waitress was extremely friendly and accommodating. We will definitely dine here again when we return to Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience.
    Michael
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    Excellent dining experience. Food and service met my high standards. Great ambience as well.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time and will
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    We had a great time and will be back! Crab Ravoli was awesome!
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    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was delicious. Service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Food was delicious. Service, while polite, was not particularly prompt (After waiting fifteen minutes beyond our reservation time, we had a twenty minute wait between placing drink orders and receiving drinks/having our meal order taken, prompting a complaint to the manager.) We felt as though perhaps we were dining on an off night for the kitchen and house.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved the service and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    I loved the service and the food only the air conditioner was very cold I asked to have them lower it but it kept coming on high.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Pizza appetizer was excellent.
    TXHAWKI
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Pizza appetizer was excellent. For first half of meal service was outstanding. Something happened after our dinner was served. Our waiter simply disappeared. Had to ask to have him come back for coffee, dessert and check. Very odd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Stephanie hyatt was fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Stephanie hyatt was fantastic. We sat on the patio and had it to ourselves most of the night and it was superb. Very attentive service but not overbearing. Great food and wine we had to share everything sos no one missed out. I will be back with family to try the dining again. I highly recommend more servers like Stephanie she was the perfect server for the night. We left wanting nothing. Not even dessert. Thank you.
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  • fish (wahoo) was over cooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    fish (wahoo) was over cooked for both of us! we generally love all of thier restuarants--this was our 1st sub par meal.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have eaten lunch there several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    I have eaten lunch there several times and it has always been a great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • I went with a colleague for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    I went with a colleague for a business dinner while we were staying in Charleston. It was in a beautiful, safe part of the city and had ample nearby parking. The architectural details are beautiful: arched windows with a view of one of Charleston's church steeples, landscaping of the patio and stone wall in the back. The decor was relaxing and innovative. Our service was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, but after our entrees arrived, we didn't see our server much. The food was excellent: we both had fish specials with risotto and although extremely filling, we ate every morsel and found the dishes perfectly executed. My expectations were high, having dined at Magnolia's, but I was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was very slow. we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    service was very slow. we sat for 10 minutes or so before anyone acknowledged us. it was not busy. we had to ask repeatedly for bread. I paid $7 for 2 pancackes that were as thin as crepes. overall small portions and big prices plus lacking service. equals not good overall.
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  • One of our favorite Charleston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    One of our favorite Charleston restaurants for the past 12 years. Superior look/environment; service exceeds most in area. Noticed there was no pork or chicken entree. We will always make sure to stop into Blossom whenever we're in town.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had brunch at Blossom and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    We had brunch at Blossom and sat in the garden. It was quite pleasant. The service was very good and the food was good. Would return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • The salads were exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    The salads were exceptional. Our entrees were average and somewhat bland. The wine list (by the glass) was extrememly lacking. Our server tried tirelessly to find wine that I would enjoy, since there was no pino grigio by the glass available. The air conditioning blew on us the entire meal. I had requested a romantic table and was very disappointed at our location. We were told that the booths were reserved for larger parties, yet on our way out, we notice a couple alone seated at a booth. We have dined at Magnolia's and loved it. We expected the same quality from Blossom and were disappointed. We would not return.
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  • fried oyster appertizer was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    fried oyster appertizer was excellent, and service was great.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food @ a fair price.Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Excellent food @ a fair price.Very light dining area with lots of windows made the room seem larger than it is.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise level high. Crab cake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Noise level high. Crab cake entree waws lukewarm. Service a bit slow at times, Still overall a good experience. Parking lot was also full-had to park in city garage.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It is one of my favorite Charleston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    It is one of my favorite Charleston restaurants, we've been going there for years. Never let us down. Great place for dinner out with the girls.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • A great dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    A great dining experience! Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic service, outstanding food! A true delight. We will definitely return to Blossom and highly recommend it to others!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The food was awesome as usual.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    The food was awesome as usual. We visit Blossom everytime we are in Charleston. This year it was for the bridge run. The wait was little it longer than the reservation was for however.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    This was my first visit to Blossom and it won't be the last. This was a wonderful dining experience and will recommed to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • We appreciate the extra touches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    We appreciate the extra touches that were displayed to make our one year anniversary extra memorable (The card signed by the staff, a table set apart from the rest of the guests) The desserts at Blossom were amazing and we look forward to coming back and sharing the experience with others! Thanks, Danielle and Franklin
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    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The meal was little off. More
    KimU
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    The meal was little off. More ordiniary then fresh, unique and made that day. The menu is limited if you bring a group that dosen't like seafood. I will be need to evaluate the company I bring to this restuarant. Thanks,
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We visited during the Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/29/2008
    We visited during the Food and Wine festival. Outstanding service and great Menu. We will definitely visit Blossom again. Absolutely no complaint.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • The food is always fantastic
    TraveladdictkcVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2007
    The food is always fantastic no matter what I order. It has hands down become my new favorite restaurant in town.
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    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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