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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (80)
Special Occasion (69)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
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Fit for Foodies (43)
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Creative Cuisine (38)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Worth the Drive (32)
Romantic (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Good for Groups (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Business Meals (25)
Comfort Food (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Authentic (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Healthy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Cozy (14)
Hot Spot (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
People Watching (9)
Quick Bite (6)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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Tapas (3)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 7, 2013

Enjoyed our experience - wait staff was great and even asked the chef for a recipe for me.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 6, 2013

Amazing food, superb service, and fabulous ambience! One of my favorites in Charleston. Luis, the manager came by our table several times to ensure everything was perfect. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming. Overall 10 out of 10. You must go eat at Blossom when in town- fried green tomatoes, scallops and the strip are to die for!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2013

I had listed on my reservation that we were celebrating for the evening for my boyfriends birthday. Between the time I made the reservation and our experience we had an engagement to celebrate also! The staff was so friendly and kind and truly helped us celebrate a special milestone in our lives. Could not have picked a better place! Thank you!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 5, 2013

Fantastic meal at Blossom. A sister restaurant of magnolia with a diverse menu. The buttermilk fried shrimp was fantastic as well as the fried chicken and the shrimp and grits. Great salads as well. Courtyard dining was nice but chairs are vey uncomfortable. Service was informative and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 5, 2013

It has been years since we ate at Blossom's, but it is just as good as ever! We took some first time Charleston visitors to Blossoms and they were amazed at how flexible the kitchen was, how good the service, and how excellent the food. When the waiter heard it was a first time visit, he treated the table to champagne! We felt so-o-o-o pampered! Thank you!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 4, 2013

We had a light dinner, I had the Shrimp and Grits, my wife had the crab cakes. We were members of the clean plate club!

Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 4, 2013

Overall, I was very impressed with Blossom. I have been to their sister restaurant, Magnolias and have heard good things about Blossom. Getting in for lunch was easy, and glad we did. The rosemary bread was wonderful and my flounder was great (a little too heavy on the breading but I would get it again). The lemon blueberry pound cake was a light and refreshing dessert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 2, 2013

The appetizers we had were amazing. The Sorghum glazed pork belly and the fried green tomatoes were fantastic. And the She Crab soup was seriously tasty. However, the main dishes left A LOT to be desired. The seared tuna was only seared and seasoned on one side. The corn cake that came with it had no flavor at all. Not even salt! The pecan-crusted flounder was good but the heritage sweet potato hash was way under cooked.
The appetizers set up a high expectation that the main dishes didn't deliver on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2013

Blossom never disappoints. All aspects, from the maitre d' to our server to the chefs - were outstanding. I asked for an
adjustment to one item and the kitchen was more than accommodating. Charleston is known for exceptional Low Country
Classic Southern Cuisine - Blossom takes it a step further with a innovative classic contemporary twist.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 30, 2013

We had a great Sunday brunch at Blossom. Food and service were great and we were able to sit in the front by the windows to watch all of the Charleston happenings during our meal. Great time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 29, 2013

Excellent choice for fine dining in Historic Charleston, great food, and friendly staff.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 29, 2013

Delicious soups! Scallops well prepared and just perfect. Salads a little drenched in dressing. Friendly service and nice atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 28, 2013

This was our second trip to Blossom. We ate here last year while on vacation and could not wait to come back. Well, we were not dissapointed. Last year, I tried two small plates, the shrimp and grits and fried chicken, both of which were truly " lick the plate good". This time I trid a new menu item, pecan crusted flounder. Let me just say that it was one of the more unique and flavorful pieces of fish I have ever eaten. The crust was made with candied pecans and the flounder was so tender and flaky that it made for a great combination. My wife ate shrimp and grits and she crab soup and our two boys had fried shrimp, all of which were called the best meals of the week. Blossom has now become our "must visit" place to dine in Charleston!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 28, 2013

good food ,fair price ,friendly folks,great red velvet bread pudding

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 27, 2013

As locals, we are always searching for the next best thing in food. When we can't find availability at the newest "hotspot", we find ourselves falling back on some of the old faithfuls. Blossoms is that restuarant that you return to and think, "why don't we come here all the time." The atmosphere is always charming. The energy level is always buzzing (without overwhelming). Most importantly, the food and service are consistently excellent. The fish were cooked perfectly - not too salty and not so sauced over that you couldn't taste the fish. If there was a disappoitment on the menu, it was the wedge salad. Pass on the wedge, but don't pass over Blossoms.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on June 25, 2013

We were looking for an evening meal - not too heavy, interesting menu, reading! Blossom was a great find. The offer of "small plates" was particularly nice and the scallops were outstanding. We also tried a pork belly appetizer. That was a taste adventure and very good. It was not noisy, we could actually enjoy our conversation. We recommend Blossom highly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 24, 2013

We took a prospective board member here but conversation was tough because of the acoustics/noise level. But, if you were sitting closely it could be romantic. The beef carpaccio was absolutely outstanding!! I wanted 3 plates of it for dinner. The trout, however, was severely lacking in flavor. Cooked well, but bland. The bartender and server were great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 23, 2013

Dining at Blossoms has now completed our experience at the three restaurants in this group ( Blossoms, Magnolias and Cypress). Try them all, you will have a favorite! Good server, knowledgable, friendly and attentive. Exciting menu choices. Crab cake and Caesar salad good, not outstanding. Flounder and Tuna for main course, both excellent. Flounder crusting a bit too sweet for me. Went on Sunday evening, restaurant only a third full, still our main course arrived as soon as we had finished our appetizer. A very pleasant setting with inside or outside dining. Would recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 22, 2013

MARK, our server was ouststanding. The food was super and the Staff went above and beyond the call of duty. THANKS

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 22, 2013

Kudos to our server, Dallas! Management is fabulous as always too... and thank you to the hard-working men and women in the kitchen who flawlessly prepared our array of pickled shrimp, pasta, oyster sliders (nice touch), and Cobb salad!! Y'all will certainly see us again very soon!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 21, 2013

Our group of 4 agreed the food, service, and atmosphere were excellent -- especially considering Blossoms is in the $30 and less entree category. Nice outdoor patio seating too, and they have their own parking lot next door!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on June 17, 2013

We absolutely loved it!! We ate there two times in two days! We will definitely be back and highly recommend the pan fried crab cake with tomato butter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 16, 2013

We certainly enjoyed our meal at Blossom, thankfully we had no place else to be. The service was friendly and the staff knowledgeable about menu items but it was disorganized. Two servers took our drink order and no one brought drinks. It seemed that the servers were responsible for bussing. Tables sat with leftovers on them far too long giving a messy look to the dining area. Servers wandering around were distracting.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 15, 2013

We started with a creamy, tasty she crab soup. For dinner we had scallops with asparagus on a bed of corn fresh off the cob. Dessert was red velvet bread pudding and a sundae with caramel and pecan brittle. It was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Excellent menu...Great salads...Great service...Nice atmosphere, but kind of loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 15, 2013

The food was great and our server was wonderful. My friends and I had an amazing dining experience there and can't wait to return for another visit.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Ate at many different restaurants this week. Blossom has by far the best service. Our water and coffee was refilled constantly. Our waiter knew the menu and was knowledgeable about other places to visit in Charleston. Our meal was excellent. Appreciate that you could choose meat and pork not just fish. Small plates available.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 14, 2013

Visit Blossom whenever we go to Charleston. Have never been disappointed with the food or service. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 14, 2013

This place looks a little unassuming from the front but when you walk a few steps inside, the atmosphere becomes very nice with wide open space, comfortable but crisp decor and fantastic food. I had the shrimp and grits and it was made with a spicy sausage - a style of this dish I had never tried before - it was amazingly good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 14, 2013

I went to Blossom with three girlfriends for an early dinner on a Friday night. We enjoyed the ambience and the food. We all got either a small plate or a pizza, and either dish was filling. The She Crab soup was divine. The service was impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 9, 2013

Mahi-Mahi was absolutely incredible. The pecan encrusted flounder was equally impressive.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 9, 2013

I used to go to Blossom a lot when I was younger and remember it being so good. It definitely has not fared well with age. My husband and I went for brunch and everything was pretty sub par. The staff seemed rather disinterested and some clearly didn't want to be there. We couldn't hear the conversation, but there seemed to be a little heated argument going on between the wait staff. Our waiter was nice, just also seemed to just BE there. Food was ok, but nothing special. It might help explain why the restaurant was so empty. I don't know if today's food and service was just a fluke, but I'm not sure that we will return to find out.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 8, 2013

Great for more casual dining, especially with the variety of dining options from main course entrees, to pizzas, to small plate choices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 8, 2013

Our dining experience was excellent and I will recommend to all my contacts.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 8, 2013

The pecan flounder was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 7, 2013

I had high hopes for Blossom based on recommendations from friends, but it sadly didn't live up to them. We went for lunch, which may have been a part of the less-than-stellar food. Sandwiches are never going to measure up to dinner food. The calamari we had for an appetizer was really very good. We also got the salmon club and buttermilk fried flounder sandwiches... neither of which were impressive. Based on our experience, I wouldn't recommend it to friends, but I'm sure there are many who would disagree.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 6, 2013

Not worth $32! After the rest of us were over 3/4 of the way through with our meals, the server "checked" on us. When my husband (who very rarely ever complains about a meal- actually NEVER complains!) said that he couldn'tt eat his (the Tuna was over cooked - asked for Medium Rare - served Well done), the server said that she could bring out another one for him.... By that time everyone had almost finished their meal (slightly small in portions), so he declined... Unfortunately, this restaurant is not what it used to be. Doubt we'll go back again :(

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 (New England)·Dined on June 6, 2013

Lovely time and good food on our way to Piccolo Spoleto event!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 5, 2013

Blossom's is a restaurant that we always look forward to when we plan a trip to Charleston, actually we try to go more than once. The food is seasonal and it is so hard to make up your mind what to have. The old standbys like shrimp and grits are so good but the chief's specials for the day are fantastic. I had a delightful fish soup and wanted to go back the next day and have it again. My husband had a fried oyster salad, delightful. With our meal we enjoyed a "Sky Valley" sauvignon blanc. Since it was a rainy day we couldn't sit outside but had a great view of the fountain.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 4, 2013

The outdoor dining is inviting. However, SC summers are sultry. So, that outdoor area would be uncomfortable. The server we had, whose name I have forgotten, was knowledgeable and friendly. I have been at the Blossom and its sister restaurant, the Magnolia on numerous occasions. The latter is more formal and pricey. However, both are enjoyable. Oven fired pizza lovers would easily take to the Blossom.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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