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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:
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/

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking is available at the Wells Fargo bank after 5:00 PM on weekdays and all day on weekends at the corner of East Bay and Broad Streets.

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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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (70)
Special Occasion (64)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
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Local Ingredients (44)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Casual (35)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Romantic (32)
Worth the Drive (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
Business Meals (26)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Fun (19)
Authentic (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Cozy (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Healthy (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
People Watching (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great ambiance. More of a traditional interior with a modern flair. Layout lends itself to conversation. The fish was excellent and cooked to everyone's specifications. Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Best fried green tomatoes we have ever had and we have had some great ones. Oysters and fresh catch of the day were both outstanding. Our waiter was excellent - very knowledgeable and customer service oriented.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I believe the restaurant's menu has changed in the last few months. And the changes are marvelous! My group had the grilled sea scallops, seared tuna, and blackened catfish entrees - all three were delicious! I would completely recommend this restaurant, as it is one of my favorites in downtown Charleston.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to visit our son at CofC. Our visit included a trip to blossom for dinner! The fried green tomatoes were flavorful and perfectly prepared as an appetizer. I got the sea scallops as my entree and it was delicious also. Would go back on our next visit in town!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Alaskan halibut grilled and grits with lemon wonderful. Grits creamy and flavorful. Catfish with fried green tomatoes and harts verts unusual, fully enjoyed by my husband. Service attentive and efficient. Wish we could have stayed for dessert but we were concert bound. Only, sorry to say that I'd forgotten about this establishment. Blossom is still a top notch eatery in charleston. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The dining room had kitchen smoke in it and when we left our clothes smelled like we cooked. Food was average. Not what I expect from a downtown Charleston restaurant in that price range.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent in every respect. Great menu and great setting. Very nice patio. I’ll be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Overall our recent meal was very good. Our entrees, the mahi mahi , and fried shrimp, were very good. The seafood was fresh, prepared perfectly and the side items were good. Most of the appetizers were average however. The oysters on the half shell were much smaller than normal for blue points, some on the platter should not of been served due to their size, or an extra one or two would routinely be added at most establishments to make up for them. The ceviche, while very fresh tuna, was bland, lacking a normal citrus or flavored oil/sauce. The green tomatoes however were very flavorable with a unique sauce. The server was very good, attentive and professional. The restaurant itself was less than full, could of just been the night, however several other restaurants on Bay street seemed to be packed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Quality of food was only surpassed by the service
Will recommend to friends and family traveling to Charleston

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Really good food in a casual environment

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We have been dining at Blossom for 20 years when we visit Charleston 2-3x a year. This time the food was incredible as always and the waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. Never disappointing...Thank you, Blossom!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I loved Blossom! With so many restaurants to choose from in Charleston, I'm very happy to have eaten here. First, we liked the overall feel of the place. It felt comfortable to me, temperature-wise and the overall decor. There is a brick oven fireplace if you want pizza and that added to the ambience. I ordered from the specials menu. The Mussels for an appetizer was perfect with a coconut and lemongrass base with roasted tomatoes. Halibut was a winner as well with a nice risotto with sweet corn, bacon, and cherry tomatoes over a beurre blanc. The flavors blended well together and perfectly complemented the fish. Our server was excellent; everything was well timed. I'd definitely eat here again when visiting Charleston. Thank you Blossom!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Mom and two adult daughters celebrating family.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was excellent and a great value for such a nice touristy area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service, very attentive waitress, shecrab soup was divine, lovely atmosphere, able to have a conversation. Food was delicious from beginning to end, would go back again .

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I traveled to Charleston to visit my nephew at College of Charleston. I was able to be seated at reservation time and customer service was excellent from start to finish.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Amazing blue crab ravioli! I will go there again the next time I am in Charleston.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Anniversary came with complimentary champagne. All our food was amazing from appetizer to dessert. Our favorite!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was really really good. And it was served hot. My server was delightful and snagged me some seaweed salad on the side. I have not eaten such a tasty meal in a restaurant for a long time. It was exceptional. I have been in Charleston for a few days trying all the good restaurants and this was my favorite.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The meal was delicious, great prices. We sat outdoors and it was beautiful. We will be going back next time we are in Charleston for sure!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Blossom has a great selection and delicious food. Authentic and serves local cuisine. It has bar seating and outside dining. Booth seating makes it cozy or tables for larger parties. Cocktails are delicious! A must for dining when in Charleston!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Everything was terrific. Darcie was a wonderful server - courteous, helpful, knowledgeable. She was a nice addition to our experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Nice atmosphere; good food. Dessert also fantastic.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went for brunch and the atmosphere was really great. The open floor plan was nice and it was bright and quiet in there. Overall, the food was good not great. I don't know if our server did not know the menu enough but in my partner's scrambler it was supposed to be chicken, per the menu, and it came out with beef. So next time I would suggest letting your guests know that you are out of chicken so that they can make a different decision, instead of telling them that they are wrong and that the menu said beef. Or if it is supposed to be, update the menus.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was fabulous but out server? Outstanding! I just wish I knew her name!!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very nice experience. The staff was very friendly, and our waitress was excellent. Oysters were fresh, scallops / grits dinner was fantastic as well. We will be back and recommend to friends.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always enjoy a great meal. Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer is a must! Pan seared Mahi Mahi special was great. Mahi was not over cooked and flavorful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The meals were delicious and quite filling. Everyone at our table enjoyed their choices. The broiled shrimp platter was exceptional. And the ravioli was very rich and delicious as well. The decor was lovely and service fast. We will recommend to others as well.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and service- one of our favorite local spots!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

A plus is they take lunch reservations. Good menu options for those who do or do not like sea food. Service was very good and the four of us could have a conversation without screaming as you have to do in so many restaurants today. We all enjoyed our lunches and would like to try it for dinner. Also didn’t feel like we were packed in like sardines. Good bread & butter. Nice salad greens. Our friends loved the fried oysters.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We ended up at Blossom when we couldn't get reservations elsewhere, places that were "top rated" in Charleston. It was amazing and better than these places we ended up getting into later in our trip. Our dishes were so flavorful! One of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food; the collards are very very good. Grits were good, not too rich with cream. Waitress was efficient, friendly, not overbearing. Noise level was difficult. Almost instantly (6:30 pm) I regretted choosing Blossom because I'd forgotten about the noise. I offered to go to another restaurant but my friend said no. Suggestion: Acoustic tiles under the tables to absorb some of the noise? On the ceiling?

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

First time at Blossom, though we have stayed in the Historic District many times over the years. We'll definitely be back. We had reservations through Yelp/Opentable and were seated immediately. John - our server - was great, very informative and provided thorough and accurate descriptions. The place was very busy and loud, but what we expected. The service was prompt and very efficient. Broiled Scallops special - nothing short of amazing! The lump crab stuffed grouper - equally amazing (John's "2nd or 3rd choice" as he stated!) Both meals perfectly prepared and presentation was awesome. Wine choices are limited, but priced reasonably. Blossom is now definitely among our few favorites in Charleston. Don't pass by Blossom!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Not what we expected. Food just soso. No one there. Worst place we ate in Charleston.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Blossom last night. We were greeted with two glasses of champagne! Our waiter was awesome (he did forget to tell us about one of the specials, which I totally would have ordered) but he was very friendly and tentative! My husband loved the striped bass and my crab ravioli was pretty good (I wasn't a fan of one of the seasoning in the ravioli). Wine and beer were excellent! The dessert was my favorite part! Order the southern pecan pie sundae - it will NOT disappoint.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of eating at Blossom for their Sunday Brunch/Lunch. We have eaten there a number of times over several years . This was our third time since May of this year. Each time we have had an excellent server, Melissa. She combines just the right balance between friendliness and efficiency. She also has the most incredible memory of any server we have had in the past. The first time she remembered us from another restaurant at which she had previously worked. The second time she remembered what we drank and ate on our previous visit.

Of course, without having good food, it would all be for naught. I am glad to report that our meals were also outstanding. I had the crawfish and shrimp etoufee. My wife had the salmon. We enjoyed both meals. There were a number of other appealing menu items on the brunch menu that I would also have like to try. I'll just have to wait until next time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Outstanding experience -- from ambience of the courtyard to the fantastic food! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The atmosphere was wonderful. The food was delicious with great presentation.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Menu provides gourmet treats; well prepared and presented with great service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Good service and food. Would go back again. Wife still raving about the swordfish.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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