Southern Graces Bistro
Southern Graces Bistro

Southern Graces Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.southerngracesbistro.com/
  • Phone: 8433790555
  • Hours of Operation:
    11:00-9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Hewitt
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Selected as Beaufort and Savannah's best caterer, Southern Graces offers unparalleled catering expertise, specializing in weddings, corporate events, and private in-home dinner parties. With over ten years of dedicated catering service, Southern Graces is your best choice in securing extraordinary food, presented deliciously with innovative food stations and gracious service.
  • Private Party Facilities: Offering two dining rooms, one that can accommodate up to 35 guests, and the other 20, perfect for your next meeting or intimate soiree!
  • Private Party Contact: Bethany Boles Hewitt 8433790555

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scott Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street side parking and a public lot surround The Beaufort Inn, where Southern Graces Bistro is located.
A word from Southern Graces Bistro
Contemporary Southern Cuisine with the traditions of a Historic Inn dining room in beautiful downtown Beaufort, Southern Graces Bistro offers a Land & Sea menu featuring local seafood, organic grass-fed beef, and farmer"s market produce. An absolute must for visitors, as this locals' locale offers exceptionally fine Southern food with gracious service. Chef Christopher Hewitt came down South after a 12 year stint as Bobby Flay's Executive Sous Chef in Manhattan and has been featured on Iron Chef, Good Morning America, and Food Network's "Behind the Bash" show for his clever juxtapositions of creativity and bold flavor. Start with the three time award winner, Beaufort Bay Shrimp Wraps or the innovative Southern Sushi, don't miss the She Crab Bisque or Fried Green Tomato BLT Salad for your second course, and then with over 13 entrees to choose from, it's hard to go wrong: Crab Stuffed Grouper with Black-eyed pea risotto, Filet of Beef with Porcini Demi, or Crispy Scored Flounder...
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Southern Graces Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (20)romantic (14)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (12)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (6)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)hot spot (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Always a favorite!
    Happyfeet321
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food just doesn't get any better than at Southern Graces Bistro - for lunch, dinner, or brunch. They do not serve alcohol so you can take your own and they will not charge a corkage fee. The menu is varied with excellent choices of starters, salads, seafoods, and meat, chicken, etc. I always have difficulty deciding as this is one of the few restaurants where I don't always order the same thing because I'm a creature of habit and would rather stick with the known than risking not liking a new choice. But I like everything here so I almost always try something new. We had the citrus salads, scallops in brown butter sauce, and bbq glazed salmon; for dessert - chocolate creme brulee, strawberry cake & banana pudding; all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We brought out of town guests to Southern Graces for Sunday brunch and they just loved it. A wonderful experience. The staff is also very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Eating at Southern Graces Bistro was a unique experience with many choices of excellent foods.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Where is the gouda mac & cheese?
    HV1301
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My daughter (a teacher) visited over spring break and we brunched at Southern Graces. She was blown away by the Gouda mac & cheese. 5 star experience. She visited us this summer & specifically requested brunch at Southern Graces...because of the mac & cheese. Sounds funny, but this 30 year old gal likes her mac & cheese! The buffet had NO mac & cheese! Everything else was delicious. Waitress was having a bad day and we felt like intruders. Will I go back to Southern Graces??? Yes. It is charming. The food is delicious. I just ask for consistency. We paid $21.99 per person (party of 4) plus tax & gratuity.... and no Gouda mac & cheese!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Noel
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It was my Birthday and the server was so dear she surprised me with a delicious slice of cake and candle. Plus the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for small groups
    Mimi
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have been to Southern Graces Bistro several times. and have never been disappointed. An perfect place if you want to hear the conversations of your dining party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A brunch to be remembered
    foodmeister
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Southern Graces brunch was well worth the wait. They put out quite a spread, and the food was outstanding! They had everything from choice roast beef to an omelette made to order station along with amazing desserts. With momosas and bloody marrys included at no additional charge, it was the best 25 dollars I've ever spent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Quaint, small restaurant located within the Beaufort Inn.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoyable
    Robbie331
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We have dined at Southern Graces many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Place
    Momof12
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We enjoyed very good food and service at this lovely place. Our waitress was very accommodating and helpful, the menu is varied and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Beaufort
    beeboo
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I have heard of this restaurant and finally made it in and am glad I did as it is the best meal I have eaten in Beaufort! I then returned later in the week for the tea with a friend which also was very impressive. The service and ambiance is great and the food is original and expertly prepared!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Gem
    speebymd
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Second time and it just gets better and better! My partner and I will definitely be back. We love escaping Atlanta for a long weekend down in Beaufort and Southern Graces has become our favorite place to dine in Beaufort!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't accept Open Table cheque
    cricko
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The ambience was special, the food good, they offered us complementary wine which was great. Our bill came to $125; $150 with tip. I presented my Open Table cheque and it was refused. Chef said Southern Graces Bistro had gotten three other cheques over the past 5 years which were not reimbursed. I don't know how it works except to say that we chose this restaurant based on its advertising on opentable.com. I was not prepared for a $150 bill. I would offer that Southern Graces Bistro should take its listing off opentable.com if management is not prepared to honor opentable cheques.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Loved it! Nice chef... Great food... Great place! I am very happy with this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 110 reviews are from the Southern Graces Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great dining experience
    Suncitygals6
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This was our 2nd time for a group birthday luncheon... Food, service & ambiance were excellent...Cost was very reasonable. I would highly recommend this venue for an enjoyable dining experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend even after.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The ambience is great, the food was above par and the service attentive. Our only negative is we were the only couple in the entire restaurant during our dining experience which was a little weird.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    It's always my go to place when visiting Beaufort. Best food in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    DebGVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We Live in hilton head. We felt like taking a trip to Beaufort for dinner. What an excellent find. Food and atmosphere is outstanding. LOVE the wine corkage concept. We WILL be back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply awesome
    tombVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Our lunch was outstanding and the waitress was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FinedinerVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Quiet romantic nostalgic. Set inside a historic hotel. Quite the wonderful surprise. Delicious good too
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rozlovestoeat
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Wonderfully yummy Brunch. Very friendly staff and chef. We ate on the porch and it was lovely. Great view and very pleasant atmosphere! I would strongly recommend this for an awesome brunch experience. The sweet potato mixture is to die for!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food and service. A must is it in. Beaufort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The food was good and well presented - they do not have liquor license so we were unable to get a nice bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The popovers are divine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The chef's rendering of shrimp & grits is unique and delicious; my favorite thus far after dozens of tastings of this classic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, Southern Graces
    PatG
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    As always, Southern Graces Bistro at The Beaufort Inn was as close to perfection as possible. The wait staff was most attentive, although new, and did a fine job. The cuisine was outstanding, and the ambiance most relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good food, service.
    socky
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Nice ambience in good downtown location at reasonable prices. Excellent scored flounder, citrus salad.love the BYOB.no corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We were given a gift certificate to southern graces. We live not far away and have enjoyed brunch there on several occasions, so we used the gift for brunch and we're not disappointed. The smoked salmon lollipops are a big favorite, as are the eggs Benedict. You get just one, which leaves room for the other excellent offerings. The brunch is a buffet, with everything from salad to omelet station to sinful desserts and complimentary bloody Marys and mimosas . Our waiter Larry was really good – attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Had a very special meal - try the Clemson wedge and farm raised Redfish - just great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dinner in a long time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Did not have dessert as we were so full. Cannot say enough about the meal...salads were outstanding, scored flounder, shrimp/grits like none ever had, and the popovers were outstanding. And the oysters and fried green tomatoes were also notable. Our server was very personable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Please make sure I receive
    Mitch
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Please make sure I receive my points. I told the server, but she was very busy. Thanks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was just okay
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The she crab chower was excellent and without a loquor license they encouraged BYOB. The grouper was very bland.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Keith
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We met up with some long time friends for a great evening. The food was excellent and also the service. Very nice surroundings , fireplace, nice romantic facilities. I highly recommend. Note, you have to take your own wine or beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu reads better than
    cferdVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The menu reads better than it eats. The salads were excellent but all of the hot courses were barely warm. This likely lent to their flavour being very flat. The restaurant was also out of 2 entrée items at 12:30 PM.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Meal
    DRHZ
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great meal with great service. Their version of Fried Green Tomatoes and She Crab soup are worth the trip. Nice dining room but the Bistro is strictly BYOB, so come prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • V-Day 2014
    Baileys09
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I must say this was a perfect choice. It was quiet, romantic and intimate for me an my husband. You couldn't even tell that they were busy. The setting was perfect. The food was outstanding. We really enjoyed the lamb we ate. Very tender, topped off with sweet potatoe flavor and cauliflower. Great great choice. The fact I could bring my own wine was a added touch. I would definitely recommend this Southern Graces for any occasion. If you're looking for a nice and pleasant dinner scene, it's your choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little too close to other
    sandra
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A little too close to other tables, but a nice place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro hits homer on tough night
    Twinscribe
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    As you'd hope, Beaufort's namesake inn includes a quality kitchen, and on Valentine's night -- challenging anywhere -- the mettle to acquit itself. The four-course menu crafted for the occasion was nonetheless tempting. A filet mignon for her with horseradish scalloped potatoes and sautéed scallops with truffle grits for me were sumptuous and top notch. Among the highlights were the creamy lobster tomato soup, the red velvet soufflé and the chocolate crème brulee. Worthy of the indulgences. Service was cordial and impeccable. The only drawbacks were the absence of a wine list -- no license -- and the rather ill-informed baseball fan at the next table who spoke with authority but swung wildly and whiffed. Otherwise, it was a bit hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Our Valentine's Day Evening
    Balletnight
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Typically, we do not dine out on holidays or special events like Valentine's Day, as we find the food is usually not up to par and the staff hurried and harried! We saw Southern Graces advertisement in the Beaufort "Island News" for a prix fix dinner, and decided to give it a try. The dinner was outstanding. They offered three choices for the appetizer, main dish and dessert and each was tempting! My husband and I both ordered the lamb chops, and they were so tender and tasty. My husband had a tomato and lobster soup as an appetizer and I had a wonderful crunchy salad with roasted pear and pecans. We both had the chocolate creme brule for dessert - wow! The setting is lovely, and all who were dining seemed to be in a festive mood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bygone Era
    Omega
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Even though we went at an early hour and there were not many people we were treated like guests of the Queen. Perfection at every turn yet not at all stuffy or unfriendly. Food was as fine as it can get. We read that the chef is from New York, an amazingly creative artist and we truly appreciated everything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I love Southern
    Jenny
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    My husband and I love Southern Graces. We go "out of our way" to eat there. The Sunday brunch is fabulous. The food never disappoints us. It is our favorite restaurant in South Carolina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet