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About Blossom

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.

171 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
Closed Today Due to Winter Weather Conditions
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:45pm
Dinner starts at 4:00 pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Located between Queen & Cumberland Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 722-9200

Website:
http://www.blossomcharleston.com/

Executive Chef:
Adam Close

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:



Private Dining

Blossom offers private dining for groups of 12 to 20 guests.

Blossom Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (60)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
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Fit for Foodies (37)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Local Ingredients (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Romantic (27)
Casual (26)
Great for Lunch (24)
Fun (22)
Business Meals (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Authentic (12)
Healthy (12)
Seasonal (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Kid-friendly (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 17 hours ago

Great atmosphere!
Very nice “staging” of seating areas.
Staff terrific.
Food very good too!
Absolutely will return next Charleston stay.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Went to Blossom for family gathering...great place. Our server was attentive, food was delicious and dishes creative. I had the catfish with grits and beans...and the grits were the best I've ever had! Portion sizes are good, not too small or too large. If you want great fine Low Country cuisine, go to Blossom!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner was amazing! We shared oysters (which were deliciously fresh), the crab dip and swordfish. The main dish came pre split and we had delightful service the entire time.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great character and the food was outstanding! Will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a lovely lunch at Blossom. Food was great; ambiance terrific. We will return!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We usually dine at Magnolias, which is Outstanding always, but Blossom is also handicapped accessible and owned by the same group with good parking nearby. We were greeted with a very friendly staff, seated at a table where my walker could be out of the way and we had an excellent waiter, Mark, who was attentive and helpful without being cloying. We had the buttermilk fried artichokes, which were good and a large enough serving to share and I had blue crab ravioli with a delicious creamy sauce. As an older diner,, the portions were large and I couldn’t finish either portion. My husband ordered the seared tuna but ordered it medium which was over cooked. He admitted it was his fault and will have it seared next time!
All in all, this was a great dining experience with too much food and a mis-ordered tuna.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a quick meal here before a ghost tour of downtown Charleston. We started with the She Crab soup which was very good. My wife's tuna dish was outstanding. My fried oysters were good, not exceptional in any way. I probably ordered poorly. The cocktails we had were also very good. Our server was excellent and I'd definitely try this again and order from their more specialized dishes.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Blossom was the BEST restaurant we dined at during our stay in Charleston. I truly wish we had eaten there each night. They have the BEST crab dip, the food was delicious. We will go again when we visit Charleston.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Superb sea food and service. Creative dishes and excellent she crab soup.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Lovely restaurant centrally located in historic Charleston. Loved the Risotto

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 28, 2017

So wonderful, esp the food and service!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful outing with my family. Food and service was acceptional! Will go back again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a beautiful meal from start to finish. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food - served and presented well !
Salad large - definitely can share . Very large restaurant but service is attentive , not rushed and you won’t be disappointed !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food, service, ambiance all good.
Artichoke and oyster appetizers very good. Parking close by.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great place to eat! Food is always great and the service warm and friendly!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, great service, fun place.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was fabulous, it was our second time dining there while visiting Charleston.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a great experience and meal at Blossom the day after Christmas. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our waiter, John, was fantastic and balanced taking care of us as well as a couple of large groups. I had the beet salad and the scallops on a bed of grits and spinach, all cooked and presented to perfection. My husband had the Cesar salad and the oak seared salmon with butternut squash risotto, again cooked to perfection. We shared the ceme brûlée for dessert, it was delicious. All around great dining experience, highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent shrimp and grits with the blackened cat fish!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Katie is a “keeper”. Supper waitress
Great service
Excellent food

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We loved the friendly staff and our waiter was knowledgeable as well as entertaining. We had mahi-mahi and scallops, both dishes beautifully done. Since we were two, we appreciated the possibility of half bottles of wine. We come from a foodie area of Virginia and were not disappointed.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful place with exceptional food. Our waiter was fantastic and couldn’t be happier with our overall experience.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was great, as was the service. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Best meal we had in Charleston over our 4 day trip. Great service, food was incredible, and cocktails were perfect.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Blossom is a very nice place to go. Not terribly expensive, service is good and food is outstanding. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went for lunch on Christmas eve day and discovered that the menu was quite abbreviated. Food was good service was good but I was looking for a more expensive meal on Christmas day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Sunday brunch of eggs, bacon and biscuits with gravy was perfect. The service was perfect too. And great ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My salmon was perfectly cooked, and I ordered two sides of the butter beans. So wish I knew how they make them that yummy!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Awesome! Food was great!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is our regular lunch spot whenever we go to Charleston. Lots of choices. Great food. Excellent service.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

A delightful evening. The service was excellent - responsive and helpful but never intrusive. The food was superb. A delightful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent waiter and the food was delish. Some of the best seafood in the area

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We ate here for lunch. We were seated immediately. Waitress was quick to take our drink and food orders. Food came out quickly and tasted fantastic.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had Blossom Benedict and French Quarter breakfast. Both were superb!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful dinner! One of our sons is a vegetarian & really enjoyed the veggie pizza, our other son loves fresh fish and he said the mahi was one of the best meals he’s had in a long time, my husband said the shrimp were perfect & the collards were flavored perfectly - I had the lump crab avocado salad and can’t wait to go back & have it again. It’s a rare thing that all four of us enjoy the same restaurant so much! Great service - can’t wait to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fun, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Hostesses and servers are always pleasant and welcoming. The server is knowledgeable about both the food and the wine menu and is efficient and attentive without being intrusive. The food is excellent and the presentation appetizing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I couldn't give Blossom higher scores because, although my meal--the blackened catfish, was absolutely fabulous--my wife's meal, the night's SPECIAL, was overcooked, tough mahi mahi. I must hasten to add that the manager, who stopped by to see if all was OK, offered to replace the meal for my wife who demurred. He then simply took it completely off the bill without us asking - truly a class act.

Secondly, there were two large parties going on and our waiter seemed to have some difficulty keeping up with his responsibilities to one of them as well as to us. Perhaps a little "over assigned".

The final observation I have is that the restaurant was VERY noisy, therefore I wouldn't recommend for special occasions or dates if you actually would like to have a conversation with your dinner partner without screaming.

So in the food category, they are 1 for 2 with kudos for trying correct a bad dish; in the service category they are a little understaffed, and in the ambiance category, they're not "energetic" they are simply LOUD.

We'll stick with their sister restaurant a few doors down in the future and leave Blossom's for those hard of hearing.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

MARK was an excellent waiter! What more can I say?

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

As always, the food was well prepared and a good value. The service--again, as always--was impeccable. Blossom is a downtown gem.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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