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

Rick Erwin's West End Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rickerwins.com
  • Email: weg@rickerwins.com
  • Phone: (864) 232-8999
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Until. Bar opens daily at 4:00.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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 (864) 546-3532
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Our meal was the best that I have experienced in all of Greenville! Beautiful presentation, incredible taste, and outstanding service! Even got a personal table side welcome from Mr. Rick Erwin!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I only wish that Rick Ervin's would have more delectable specials to offer. Their menu is primarily steak with a limited selection of seafood. It's primary competition is Larkins on the River which serves basically the same style menu. I do understand that they have a sister restaurant, Nantucket, which is primarily seafood, but it would serve this restaurant well to offer a more eclectic menu (at least on certain days or seasons. Greenville suffers from the lack of such a style."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My wife and I rarely get to go out these days so when we were given the opportunity, we insisted on a great food & atmosphere restaurant. Rick Erwin's is just that! The selection is broad and very rich, but the preparation and taste exceed what can be described in a menu. The ambience was mellow but you felt free to talk openly; the noise of others was never a distraction. The server was very knowledgeable and suggestive but never disruptive. To be certain, we left room for a dessert and it was incredible (Chocolate Peanut Butter cake)! I'd strongly suggest Rick Erwin's if you want great food, comfortable surroundings for a small or intimate group, and the enjoyment of downtown Greenville. (FYI, valet parking is provided)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My friend and I went there on this past weekend. Enjoyed everything very much - I had the house salad and the Delmonico steak with oysters. Really good. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys and great steak and fine dining. The only recommendation I have is do not try to get a taxi to go back to your hotel if not staying downtown. We waited outside for 2 hours until the management arrangement a drive back to our hotel compliments of our server. Thank you Adrianna."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Really all went well the food and service was good, I would go back. Feels a little stuffy to me, could use a little more room between tables."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Celebrated 36th wedding anniversary with dinner. My wife had Chilean Sea Bass and I had dry aged Delmonico. Both cooked to perfection. I tired of the same ol' bake potato with steak long ago and like to try different sides. The hash browns were amazing. I know it's a simple dish but they were delivered in a perfectly browned mound with a great crunchy crust and soft tasty center. And what a taste! I know there was bacon grease used somewhere... Amanda, our waitress, provided excellent service an when told we were celebrating our anniversary provided two nice little surprises with desert. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Consistently good food; service was excellent. Noise level was such that were able to have a comfortable conversation"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The New York strip was exquisite. Made at your request (well done for my wife and me). Don't forget the side order!!!! also delicious and plenty on your plate."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We came in from Atlanta to Greenville for a weekend getaway and decided to give this restaurant a try. So glad we did! We ordered the lobster spring rolls because those sounded unique. The slaw that was paired with them was delicious! Caesar salad (which we split) was great. Not over-powering in dressing but good taste. For our entrees we both had the surf n turf. Mine was paired with the 4oz filet and lobster tail. When arrived, the lobster tail looked enormous! The steaks were cooked perfectly (we both ordered ours medium). Lobster had great flavor, I didn't even have to use the additional melted butter to dip it in. The Belle Glos Pinot Noir bottle of wine complimented everything perfectly. Service was outstanding! Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A steak entree was over cooked but the wait staff, Chuck, recognized the issue and quickly corrected the problem with another properly cooked steak. All is well that ends well."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening at the West End Grille. The waiter was extremely pleasant and picked up quickly that our group liked to laugh and have fun. He was upbeat and helped us joke a little too. The food was AMAZING! Between the 6 people at the table, we tried a wide variety of options on the menu...from pork chops, to steaks, tuna, sea bass, and chicken. Wow! Everyone cleaned his plate! And, of course, it was a pleasure meeting Rick Erwin as he made his way through the restaurant. Thanks for a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was my husband and I's 2nd tmie dining at Rick Erwin's (it was for our anniversary on both occasions). Our server Melissa was delightful, knowledgeable, and she knew when and how often to come to the table without cutting off a conversation or without us running out of water. The entire staff was very polite and well-trained, I was once again very impressed with them. And the food... I'm pretty sure I have dreams of the macaroni and cheese! Definitely leave room for dessert! The creme brulee was amazing, as was the s'mores cheesecake."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Rick Erwins West End Grille is hands down my favorite restaurant in Downtown Greenville SC or anywhere for that matter. The food is consistently great with a great atmosphere. Service is unmatched and the staff is always friendly. This is a high end restaurant with a down to earth feel."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Such a special place for special evening. The food was excellent and we look forward to returning to celebrate other occasions."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Rick Erwin and his team know how to make a birthday special. In addition to getting a full size dessert for free, my wife and I were astonished to see complimentary champagne arrive at our table as well. Sure it is a little expensive, but the food, the service and the experience make it an overall good value for the money. My wife's birthday was memorable and special thanks to a wonderful high quality restaurant right in our backyard."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great service and great food. No mater what the occasion. Guaranteed winner!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Overall outstanding! The only thing was the music volume was a little too high and they softened it when asked."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I visited Rick's again and had another enjoyable evening. This time it was our 31st anniversary. Good service, good food, and a happy place. She had fish and I had a small steak. Both were properly cooked and tasty. We scrimped a little and had the wine by the glass, and both of those were quite decent. The noise level was a touch higher than I recall from before, but we were seated near a large group that were definitely enjoying themselves. I noticed that for those twelve people they had two waiters and several helpers working the group, which probably improved things for their experience. We'll be back again."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Our vote for the best in Greenville. The food, service and ambiance is always first class. We were a party of four with plans to attend the Peace Center after dinner and the valet parking attendant had our car waiting at the requested time and we easily made the event. A great dinner with consistent and excellent service."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The West End Grille - is just amazing - every time we go !!!! They also go over and beyond - to thrill with a birthday celebration ! Just the BEST !!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The ambience was excellent, the music was so easy listening. It was if we were the only people there. The She Crab soup was excellent only to be followed by a wonderful surf and turf that was cooked to perfection. Look forward to returning to try other dishes. The creme bruelle and coffee were the ending to a perfect meal. The servers and timing were impeccable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Better than the 1st! Even met Rick the owner. Sat at a bar table & loved it. Watched a NCAA BBall game. Loved the food & wine. Really nice and well trained staff. We will return when we come back to Greenville, as we plan to move there after building a home. The atmosphere couldn't be better. Fabulous lighting and sophisticated decor."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Menu selections available online so check there first. Waitress was very good, checked back in 2 - 3 minutes after we received food to see if we needed anything, we did and she took care of it. Not a single snag all night. recommended."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went here for the first time to celebrate an Anniversary and have found a new favorite steak house, the service was excellent the food was fresh and hot,the best steak I've ever had. Not a negative thing can be said about our visit."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was a great restaurent to have a birthday dinner. We sat by the window watching people walk by and had a pleasent conversation. Great food and great company. Great way to spend a birthday!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Rick Erwin's was about what you'd expect from a restaurant of its price range. I've eaten here three times, and the service has been exceptional each of them. 1) Steaks are up to snuff for a place of this caliber. 2) Tried the seafood tower last time, and while it was OK, I don't think it was as nice as it could have been given the price. 3) Other apps have been excellent. 4) Soups and salads are solid too. The bar seems to be a very high-energy spot for downtown Greenville, but I find the dining room does not quite rise to the level of ambiance I would hope for. I am not sure what it is--maybe the tables/chairs aren't quite there, or maybe it's too open? Over all, I will continue to take customers to dinner here. It's OK for the price."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I had eaten at Rick Erwin's with business client's before and knew how good it was. My wife and I were looking for somewhere different to go to celebrate our anniversary and I suggested driving to Greenville and going there. We were very impressed with the ambiance, personal service and the food. It will now be our preferred location for fine dinning events!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We are always in the market for a new favorite dining spot. West End Grille was worth the drive from NC to enjoy a nice meal....good service....and a delicious California Merlot. The fried oyster appetizer was scrumptious. Wait staff very cordial and accommodating. Definitely plan to return soon."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Note, this is my only complaint with the service. Everything else was excellent. It is a pet peeve of mine and one I was disappointed to find at a restaurant of this quality. There were only 2 in our party, my husband and myself. We were not taking too long with any of the courses. But he was slightly quicker than I and the waitress came to remove his plate while I was still eating...the soup bowl, then the main dish, and finally the dessert. Each time I had 1 or 2 mouthfuls remaining. While it is true that the waitress asked if she could take his plate, she shouldn't even have asked until the entire party was finished. It is uncomfortable to be the person left eating. It left a bad taste."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I only go to Rick Erwin's West End Grille on special occasions and I am never disappointed. The service and atmosphere are wonderful and the food is always spectacular. It is one of the finest dining experiences I have ever had."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Just a great evening out. We had never been with you in the past. Great service and food. We aren't drinkers but were certainly impressed with the quality and taste of the dinner. Thanks. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Upon arrival, with reservations, we were greeted by the host, but were asked to wait for our table, which ended up be about 25 minutes. When we sat down, we were greeted by the server, who was professional and friendly, but very rushed and busy. We ordered the Spring Rolls to an app, and the Salmon and Lobster for dinner. We wouldn't order the Spring Rolls again as they had an off taste, to us anyway, and the Salmon and Lobster are better at a few other restaurants downtown as well as less pricey. The restaurant itself is nice and clean, but it feels slightly flat, lacking character. All in all, we would go back to West End Grill for apps and drinks at the bar, but probably not dinner, unless it was with a large group for an outing."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It doesn"t get much better for fine dining than this place!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding. We all three agreed it was among the top restaurants we've ever patronized."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Always a "go to" when in Greenville."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Food poorly prepared, husband and I both had to send our meals back. Noise so loud you could not talk. For the best restaurant in town give a range of poor our bill was 200 dollars."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "What a wonderful place! I have been here several times and never a bad thing to say about the place. The food is wonderful! Great place!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The perfect restaurant for celebrating special occasions, showing off Greenville to visitors or enjoying an evening with good friends and family."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I have been to Ricks about 10 times in the past. Usually very very good. The food was good but the waiter tonight was not on his game. Slow and kind of had am attitude. Everyone in my group felt that way. I will go back but they could improve service or that will be my last trip. I was surprised at the lack of service and attitude from our waiter."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I brought a group of 6. Overall it was fantastic ! We had one in our group that had the Tomahawk rib eye and said that it was fantastic. Only one small complaint, I had the bone in Filet and it was noticeably not as tender as I have had before there. I guess when you pay that much for a steak you want it to be noticeably tender ! Had a great time !"
    Dined on 2/26/2014