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Southern Graces Bistro
Southern Graces Bistro

Southern Graces Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.southerngracesbistro.com
  • Phone: (843) 379-0555
  • Hours of Operation: 11:00-9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Seafood, Steak
  • 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 (843) 379-0555

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... Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have dined at Southern Graces many times and have never been disappointed."
    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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Loved it! Nice chef... Great food... Great place! I am very happy with this place. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "It's always my go to place when visiting Beaufort. Best food in town."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Our lunch was outstanding and the waitress was friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Quiet romantic nostalgic. Set inside a historic hotel. Quite the wonderful surprise. Delicious good too "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great food and service. A must is it in. Beaufort."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The chef's rendering of shrimp & grits is unique and delicious; my favorite thus far after dozens of tastings of this classic."
    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."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Nice ambience in good downtown location at reasonable prices. Excellent scored flounder, citrus salad.love the BYOB.no corkage fee."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Had a very special meal - try the Clemson wedge and farm raised Redfish - just great!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Please make sure I receive my points. I told the server, but she was very busy. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The she crab chower was excellent and without a loquor license they encouraged BYOB. The grouper was very bland."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A little too close to other tables, but a nice place."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Part of an old inn, this is a lovely restaurant that is BYOB! Food was very good and beautifully presented. Very quiet. Had a lovely breakfast here also."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Food was prepared in a timely manner even though the restaurant was quite busy. The chef honored my gluten-free requests and toasted the G-F bread I brought with me to have with my salad and the delicious maple butter they served with warm popovers. I will definitely be going again soon."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "A cozy spot on a chilly evening. There signature popovers are wonderful. We We're pleased with everything. The crab cake appetizer had a unique twist. It was shaped over marinated cucumbers, I thought it was delicious. It's a BYOB restaurant & and no corkage fee. They serve it nicely for you. We thoroughly enjoyed it."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "A great place to take out-of-town guests so they can experience Beaufort's southern charm in a restaurant and the food. Like that we can bring our own wine and happy that they now take credit cards."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I took a good friend here and she loved it. She ate as many popovers as she could. It's a great brunch on Sunday. Only $21.95 and includes a free mimosa or large bloody mary. All the dishes are wonderful. My favorite Beaufort restaurant. I take all my out of town guests here."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "For the most part this is a very nice upscale restaurant for finer dining. One of the things we like is that is BYOB which allows us to bring our own wine selection. The only time we have had an Issue was with a large affair (i.e. Easter Dinner buffet) which was not handled well. They were not prepared for the large amount of people. For small parties they do just fine. Yes, I would definitely recommend this restaurant as it was one of the very few upscale restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here for dinner one evening while on a weekend getaway. The food was good but not spectacular. Unfortunately, they appeared to be understaffed and the poor girl waiting tables was obviously overwhelmed. She did as well as she could but needless to say the service was lacking as she was on her own. We had breakfast here the next day and the service was much better, although we were the only customers at the time. Overall it was a decent experience."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Food uneven. Wife"s lamb came out uncooked twice. All courses were rushed . We felt they were in a hurry to turn over table. Tried unsuccessfully to get them to slow the courses down. Would not return. There a lot of better choices in Beaufort"
    Dined on 12/31/2013