Blossom

4.6
4205 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:45pm
Dinner starts at 4:00 pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 722-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Close
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Private party facilities
Blossom offers private dining for groups of 12 to 20 guests.
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Private party contact
Pat Pettus: (843) 937-4012 ext. 241
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Cross street
Located between Queen & Cumberland Streets
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Charleston and dined here for the first time. Really enjoyed the atmosphere, great menu and good food. Great service. I would definitely recommend.

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Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

It was pretty and the drinks were good as was our waiter but food was less than notable. My grilled shrimp were barely warm and my husband’s sword fish was not hot either despite the fact the brought the plates out and captioned us they were hot. They were barely warm. The Brussels sprouts were hard and not roasted to what I would calm done. Too bad, we had complimentary champagne which was nice but the food will not have us returning. Too many other nice seafood places to select from.

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KS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Blossom’s has become my favorite restaurant in the Charleston dining experience.

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SM
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were greeted by the hostess promptly and shown to a seat in the bar where we could wait for our friends. There we were waited on promptly by the bartender . We ordered drinks and my husband ordered the she crab soup which was amazing. When our friends arrived , we were promptly shown to our table. A person arrived at our table and poured water for us each. I thought he was the water boy. 25 minutes passed before anyone else approached our table. And then, only because we asked the hostess why we were not being waited on. Turns out the “water boy” was our waiter. Anyway, I ordered the short ribs, which were also, amazing. I would definitely return. And hope our server is someone other than “ the water boy”.

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was awesome, we truly enjoyed the whole experience.

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OT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful from first step
Into restaurant. Our waiter mark was amazing.
The shrimp roll was better than some lobster rolls I have had. Cannot wait to go back.

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Blossom is a wonderful restaurant. The grilled swordfish with the lemon caper butter sauce is fantastic. It was my second time there, and both times our table just so happened to be seated next to a bride to be and her entourage. At least at this restaurant they behave themselves, but still quite annoying and unavoidable on a weekend outing in downtown Charleston.

I want to go back and try the pizza!

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CE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blossom is a "gem". The décor is inviting. Live flowers on each table are a definite plus. The wait staff was attentive, and the food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the starter jumbo crab cake with the tasty sauce. The warm bread was a lovely touch. Each of our three main courses was delightful.

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KH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice touch of Class with champagne from waitress for birthday celebration. That was better than a dessert! Told waitress we had time commitment to catch water taxi so she hurried our checks:-)

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RG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great location, great food, great service and great value! We'll be back next time we're in Charleston!

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JS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch, prompt & friendly service, nice environment, and convenient location

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Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Entree was very good. But biscuits were terrible. I had the salmon BLT salad and it was excellent. My friend has the eggs Benedict and said it was very good. Also had a couple of their specialty cocktails with vodka that were very tasty.

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LV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always love visiting Blossom when we'rein Charlesto. Miss the old menu as those options had a bit more southern flair, particularly the eggs benedict with pulled pork and fried green tomato. While that was not on the menu this trip, our meal was still good and the service was excellent.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was very underwhelming.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated in a cute, quiet area in the back of the restaurant. Service was great, and the food was delicious. My husband and I split an entree and the kitchen served it on 2 plates with sizable portions, hard to believe they actually would have served that much had it not been split. Prices were reasonable for the quality of the meal and service, and we weren't charged extra to share food!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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RN
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! We had the scallops and grits and the short ribs. Both were excellent! Service was great too. Would definitely go back.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting chas for vacation and always love coming back to the blossom. And they were very kind to add two to our party of 6

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GD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, amazing food and friendly service. We make sure to have dinner here every time we visit Charleston. I love the flooring in the ladies restroom. My only note is that the restaurant was rather warm, likely due to the gorgeous and huge wood burning oven. The air conditioning couldn't quite keep up.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local restaurant.

Nice menu. Friendly smile by the staff.

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SA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Nice selection a little disappointed in dessert selection. But overall good dinner.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On a Charleston vacation, we like to dine out and return to Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms to walk off the great food or risk being mistaken for beached whales. In the case of Blossom the food [spicy catfish and Southern fried chicken] was exceeded only by the service that Shannon provided. The woman was nothing short of amazing and deserves richer customers who drop C-notes on her. When there was no onion for a martini, she went to a nearby restaurant—where she also works—and got some. All the while she was as pleasant to talk with as an old, close friend. She made it a memorable dining experience that stood out even in a city of fine dining. She deserves to be inducted into the Servers Hall of Fame. Oh, and the food was so good that we nuked the leftovers for lunch the following day. Go to Blossom. Beg for Shannon. You won't be sorry.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very nice. The restaurant was clean and smelled nice. The food was so good! The wait staff was friendly and checked in often enough so that we were never unsatisfied.

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MS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for an anniversary and were greeted with complementary champagne. The service was awesome and the local seafood was amazing. Have already recommended Blossom to my friends.

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KT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, atmosphere. We love the wood fired pizzas

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CA
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional and the food was fantastic. Will definitely be going back soon !

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b
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Service was fast but not rushed.

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MM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were having a vacation weekend and fortunate to get a reservation at Blossom. Our waiter was pleasant and knew the menu well. The seafood and presentation was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and our server brought us each a glass of champagne to toast the occasion. Very nice!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific experience at Blossom. Our server was very attentive and friendly. The food was fantastic.

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SY
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Blossom several times and have never been disappointed. I always eat the scallops, which are fabulous. On our last visit we brought our two children, ages 6 and 4, and it was the perfect spot. My older son had the fried cod and my 4 year old ordered from the children’s menu. My husband enjoyed the grouper. The service was great. We can’t wait to return.

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service, started by the manager being able to seat our party of 3 when I had accidentally made the reservation for the following evening. Not sure if this is common, since they were packed and I definitely heard another family that was going I have to wait 2+ hours. The daily catch of swordfish was excellent! Additionally, the waiter knew the menu very well and how each fish was best prepared. I would definitely recommend going out to eat here for a special occasion!

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good. The service was slow - so don’t go if you’re in a hurry.

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BB
Springfield
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we’ve been to Blossom. This was just as good as our first visit. Tuna was amazing , drinks well done , service with a smile. Must come back next time we are in town.🇺🇸

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was quite possibly one of the best meals I’ve had in a while. I had the seared scallops, would highly recommend. Service and atmosphere great.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

After looking at the menu online, my family was very excited to try Blossom, we even got reservations. Unfortunately, the experience did not meet expectations. First off, our waiter (Andre) lacked any personality and we had to ask what the daily specials, the daily vegetables, and catch were as he did not tell us. Second, some of the food was mediocre at best, which is ridiculous for their prices. The asparagus was overcooked. My mother ordered the kale and it was so spicy and vinegary that she couldn't even eat it...and this is woman who grew up in the South with Southern cooking and loves Texas Pete. She even ended up getting sick later in the evening.

Positive notes: the shrimp were well cooked, the creamy grits were tasty, the bread was fluffy, and their sauces are good. However, other aspects of their cooking and service leave more to be desired.

My tip...go to Fleet Landing. Better prices and better quality food.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food top notch. Very pleased!

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GG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant before and really enjoy the food. We selected as the place that we wanted to celebrate our Anniversary which was made even more special with the glasses of Champagne that were sent to our table. We had the nicest waiter who was friendly and attentive. Can't wait until our next trip to Charleston and our next meal at Blossom.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very kind and very prompt with service. She recommended dishes to us that were stellar!

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Okay. Most of the food was fresh.

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