Rick Erwin's West End Grille
Rick Erwin's West End Grille

Rick Erwin's West End Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rickerwins.com/
  • Phone: 8642328999x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Until. Bar opens daily at 4:00.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Shawn Cubberly
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you're hosting a small social gathering or large business function, Rick Erwin's will custom-tailor an event worthy of the occasion. Our private dining room is intimate and striking, sophisticated and comfortable. This semi-private, glass-encased dining room seats up to 24 and is adjacent to an elegant wine cellar with a vast selection of fine wines.
    In a semi-private setting we can accommodate up to 50 additional guests, thereby accommodating parties of up to 75 guests.
    Our full-time dining professionals will guide you in planning an event to remember. We value the opportunity to host your event, and appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Our private dining area simply requires a reservation. We do not require deposits or contracts, thereby making your experience as easy as possible.
    NEW - We are now offering private lunch party services for your special afternoon occasions.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Locke 8645463532x
  • Special Events: Contact our special events coordinator, Sarah Locke, at 864-546-3532 or Sarah@redininggroup.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Augusta
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary valet is available.
A word from Rick Erwin's West End Grille
Located in Greenville’s Historic West End district, Rick Erwin’s West End Grille is a traditional American steak and seafood house that takes fine dining to new levels. With a stylish bar, cozy wine cellar, and inviting dining room bathed in rich, dark woods, Rick Erwin’s boasts an atmosphere infused with ambiance and complemented by an extensive contemporary menu and fine wine list. At the same time, intimate and striking, sophisticated and comfortable. A private glass-encased dining room seats 24 and is adjacent to an elegant wine cellar with a vast selection of fine wines. Atop the restaurant is a private 1,400 square-foot loft apartment available for private dinners and special events. A passion for exquisite food and exceptional service inspired Rick Erwin, a Greenville native, to open Rick Erwin’s West End Grille. We recognize the most important part of our restaurant is supremely satisfied guests. Our commitment is a memorable, outstanding dining experience for every guest.
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Rick Erwin's West End Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
183 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (142)romantic (108)notable wine list (89)fit for foodies (84)good for groups (49)neighborhood gem (49)hot spot (31)vibrant bar scene (28)late-night find (9)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great experience, enjoyed the food and amazing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Meal!
    NY02Transplant
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our server, David, was a pro. He knew his menu, the wine, the best preparation for the steaks, and knew when to just let us talk and catch up and when to change out the courses. His commitment to quality customer service equaled the meal. The meal was wonderful. Each course as good, if not better than the one prior. The best steak I have had at a restaurant, ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So So
    Delicious
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Party of four. Nothing great to write about. Sweet potatoes ruined with marshmellows. Really. Mashed potatoes ruined with cheese. Served me a huge stalk of broccoli which I had to trim myself. My steak was too chewy. Desserts were okay. I think it was overpriced and they should leave well enough alone. Also disliked the peanuts with my bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 Days Short
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Visiting twice this week...is 5 days short of the amount I would like to enjoy the great food, friends, and fellowship at Ricks! Second to none in fine dining. Thanks again to the entire staff for a fantastic job of taking care of me, and my visitors!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who needs a knife!
    GolfCartOutfitters
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Hands down this was the best steak I have ever eaten. I ordered the 20oz bone-in ribeye, and it was unbelievable. The knife just seemed to melt through the meat. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    RonaldVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    One of the best meals i've enjoyed in a good while
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We were taking our 24 year old daughter out for her birthday to her requested restaurant. We all enjoyed it, but she did particularly. The food was wonderful and the service spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food and presentation was excellent!! Rick Erwin personally came to each table and spoke to the diners. I had the mixed greens half salad and it is the best in town! I love the option of small servings or regular servings on the salads and entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must visit
    CAJIfromNJ
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    West End Grill earned 10 Stars. Food was fantastic, service was outstanding. Rick Erwin even visited our table to say hello.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    ExecutiveCouple
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Easy to critique this restaurant....Everything was managed down to the water glass....superb wait staff complemented the impeccable menu... The food was timely prepared and outstanding...We traveled a goodly distance to get to the restaurant and will do so again....Most impressive was to see Rick Erwin there himself on an early weeknight speaking with patrons...If there was a six star rating, I would give it. Having managed restaurants early in my career, I recognize the effort shown here....nothing short of unrelenting as to the attention to the small things...The restaurant was full yet everything was paced to allow for relaxed dining in a quiet atmosphere...Most impressive.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with average service.
    TheAverageGuy
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food but you will pay for it as expected from a top rated restaurant like Rick Erwin's. Well worth it however I would have expected better service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Luvareservation
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Obtaining a reservation the night of the YoYo Ma concert at the Peace Center was difficult. We finally found one at Rick Erwin's West End Grille. We'll be back! The dinner was perfectly prepared and delicious. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Nice atmosphere too.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always an excellent choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We eat here about 3-4 times per year. We enjoy a nice dinner! Never disappointed!! Definitely a go to place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT EXPERIENCE only one mistake
    Awesome
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great waitress and food. Rick Irwin stopped by our table. Only snag, was offered half swordfish and half Sea Bass (waitress recommended). On bill full Swordfish meal charge plus $20 for Sea Bass. Seems pretty steep!! She made it sound like I only pay for one meal since portions were cut in half. Otherwise great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dining
    upstate31
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Wonderful ambiance. Excellent food. The lamb chops are the best around and the crab cakes are top as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall wonderful!
    Janie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We so enjoyed our first dining experience at Rick Erwin's West End. From the ambiance, to the service to the excellent cuisine! Will definitely return to try the many other interesting menu items. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    DisappointedPatron
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was abysmal. I called in earlier and was told that there was a $20 corking fee if I brought in my own bottle of wine, I was fine with this. Apparently that upset my original server as he introduced himself, saw I had my own bottle and then he pawned me off on another server. The next server, Andy, wasn't helpful and was rude. My date and I got a starter, salads, sides, and entrees. By the end we still had a considerable amount of food (entrees and sides) left on our plates, enough to need boxes. Andy asked if we were still working on our plates and when we said, "No," he didn't offer boxes, but started stacking plates on top of each other. I spent $130 pre-tip and $158 after. I shouldn't have tipped as much. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dandon6766
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went for a special dinner - our 18th anniversary and my parents' 30th...it was soooo worth it! Our server was very energetic and knowledgeable. He knew the fine balance of being available but not obtrusive. It was the highlight of our 4 day trip to the Greenville/Table Rock area. We are already planning our next dinner at this wonderful restaurant! Thank you also for the wonderful desserts you gave us for our anniversaries!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • summary
    colette
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was sitting at an angle at a table really too small for for all our dishes for 2. where I was seated there was such a glare from the window I could not see my friends face across from me. uncomfortable…I had asked for a booth when I made the reservation and they said no problem, but were not give that for some reason. Nice meal and service was great and he made my bday great. The cosmo was perfect…bruised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ourstanding First Visit
    MikeAndChristi
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was our first visit to Rick Erwin's West End Grill and it will not be our last. Having visited Rick Erwin's other restaurants (Nantucket and Grill Marks), we expected a good experience; however, the West End Grill surpassed our expectations. From our waiter (Darek) to the perfectly grilled steaks (Oscar style), our anniversary dinner was top notch. We are checking our calendars in search of another celebration so we can go back soon ... very soon. Thank you, Rick Erwin and thank you, Darek.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    dansreviews
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was excellent and our waiter was a gem. Ambiance was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Service, food and atmosphere are top notch! Can't wait to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    lindalu
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I mentioned to the hostess that we were celebrating my parents' birthdays, 82 and 84. They made a fuss over my parents, but not too much, and were so attentive to us all evening. The music was a little loud, and they immediately turned it down upon our request. Rick came by our table and made a fuss over my parents. The wine and food was delicious. They offer two specials that include 3 or 4 entrees that are moderately priced but full of flavor! Excellent night. We will go back!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top of the charts in Greenville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Rick Erwins always offers great exposure to out of town guests as Greenville's finest ambiance and cuisine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb Dining!
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We chose Rick Erwin's West End Grill to celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary because we knew from previous visits that everything would be perfect. The food is always of the highest quality and the service is impeccable. We both had the Surf and Turf which came with mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes and we ordered a side of macaroni and cheese. Freshly baked bread and a dish of olive oil and Parmesan cheese for dipping gave us something to munch on while we waited for our salads. For dessert, we shared a piece of chocolate torte along with our coffees. The meal was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Svc - Need dress code
    1ATE
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was great as always and our server and service was top notch. The location is prime, even the music is great and the valet parking is wonderful, particularly on a rainy night. My only complaint...I wish they had a dress code. It doesn't have to be ties for gentlemen, or even sport coats necessarily but when I decide to go out for a meal at $150 for a couple, exclusive of wine, its changes the experience when the 40-something year old guy at the table beside me has on shorts, striped socks and tennis shoes. And he wasn't the only one. I saw plenty of shorts, flip flops and the like. Everything from servers, to music to lighting to décor was in keeping with the same brand standard. Ill-dressed patrons contradict that standard.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hubby's Birthday Celebration
    Kelly
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We loved our waitress Amanda!! She was so sweet! And the steak was to die for :) as a mother of a two year old; nights out are very rare. Thanks for making it special
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner 9/5
    MarkJVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had dinner at Rick's on a Friday night. Have been a dining there somewhat frequently, and feel they have really stepped up their game on the seafood side. We ordered Scallops and swordfish and they were excellent. Service was just fair -- felt rushed, less personalized, and overall not what I expect from Rick's staff. In the past, Adriana has helped us and service is excellent, this time we just had someone different. Will be back, maybe was a one off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as always!
    TennisGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As we've come to expect - but still are thrilled each time - Rick Erwin's is a top notch, fine dining experience; great food and wine surpassed only by great service. You won't go wrong choosing Rick Erwin's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant in Greenville
    Jaybird
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Rick Irwin's has fantastic food, service and atmosphere. It is the best restaurant in Greenville and there are a lot of good restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!
    Foodielvr50
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Took my fiancé there for her birthday and now I'm afraid to take her anywhere else for fear it won't measure up to our experience. Best place in Greenville to eat!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Fantastic steaks. Great service. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Just a terrific place to have a special dinner with your mate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Need to come more often!
    Renee
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I came with two friends for Restaurant Week! Ti was amazing with his friendly and helpful suggestions. I strayed off the RW menu after telling Ti that I was a ribeye kinda girl. I went with Ti's suggestion of the 12 oz Dry Aged Delmonico. I usually like my steaks MR but he led me towards Med for this cut and it was absolutely amazing. I selected the Kahlua Chocolate Torte for dessert. It was so light.....it felt like spoonfuls of yummy chocolately air in my mouth. It was fabulous as well! We shared a bottle+ of Pinot Noir too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for entertaining guests
    Diabeticdiva16
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it still
    Krdiners
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our 2nd trip here with another couple with whom we dine once a month. This time there was a "foodie" week and the food was just as good as when it was just off the menu. Service was excellent & unobstrucive & the dining experience was like dining in Europe...no rushing you out for the next group. This made our dining experience seem like an event rather than "just dinner." We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food: Average
    Garry
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is far better at your sister restaurant Nantucket Grill. Service was good here, as was the plate presentation, but the food was less than exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food & service!
    DanaFL
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    So I expected it to be like a Ruth's Chris, but it was even better! Great menu with lots of options, and as our awesome server (Melissa) explained to us; the menu is a starting point and they will happily customize any meal you want. I LOVE this attitude! We all enjoyed every part of our meal from start to finish!!! We will absolutely go back. Valet parking at the front door is a nice perk too, since downtown parking can be somewhat difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Martiniqueen
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went to celebrate Birthday. Everything was perfect as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service!
    Mikey1994
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I went to Rick Erwin's for our 20 year anniversary. I put a note on Open Table about it being our anniversary but my expectations weren't high that it would be read. We were both very pleasantly surprised. We were treated like royalty. Mr. Erwin came to our table and introduced himself. The service and the food were outstanding! And the anniversary dessert was out of this world! I highly recommend Rick Erwin's!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charred Rib Eye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Having heard great things from client and co-workers I visited during the week to get my Rib Eye fix only to find the Seafood Bisque to be the highlight of my meal. My 20oz Bone in Prime RibEye was charred to the point it masked the entire steak flavor forcing me to rely on A1 for taste. It was ordered medium and yet was medium rare at points while being charred too much on the outside. Perhaps I got a newbie on the grill but nonetheless it was disappointing. Pressed for time and up against their closing time I submitted to the poor experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic