About Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort
"Chic, sexy and glamorous", are words that have been used to describe the decor of this downtown Beaufort hotspot. If you are looking for where the locals eat, Breakwater is it. The atmosphere is upscale casual, the staff is friendly, welcoming and attentive.
Chef Lang and Chef Shaw's version of 'New Southern Cuisine' contains the past, present, and future all at once. Younger, lighter, and fresher than traditional Southern 'Old School' deep-fried fare while acknowledging culinary influences from the world beyond. Exceptional tapas menu, outstanding fresh local seafood and produce.
The bar at Breakwater exudes a lively energy with locals and travelers alike. Exceptional wine list with 75 wines by the glass.
Beaufort, SC 29902
Contemporary American, Low Country, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday Dinner 5pm until 9pm
Thursday - Saturday Dinner 5pm until 9:30pm
Bar open until...
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot beside restaurant is first come first serve. Street parking is available when lot is full. Two other parking lots available one block away on Port Republic.
Elizabeth Shaw & Gary Lang
Private Party Facilities:
Breakwater Restaurant offers two private dining areas. The Wine Room offers a private dining experience for a party of up to 14. Our semi-private front dining room can accommodate a party of up to 30. For completely private events, Breakwater can accommodate groups from 30-70.
Private Party Contact:
Donna Lang: (843) 379-0052
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort Ratings and Reviews
Always enjoy our meals at Breakwater! We went during Restaurant Week but it is one of our favorite restaurants in Beaufort anytime. Service is always good, attentive but not overwhelming. Food is well prepared and serving portions a good size. We'll be back.
Pretty great! Kind of a pain to have two tickets-one for bar and one for food. Our food was super delicious. Except the beignets, which were horrible- under cooked, not sugared, way too little chocolate sauce.
Love the ambiance, super service, clean environment, mostly great food.
First time visit due to Restaurant Week menu that was appealing. Food was excellent. Nashville Chicken, tomato bisque, beignets.
Service was less than stellar. During meal she was attentive but not friendly. Waitress failed to note there were 2 Hahn cabs listed close together. Customer indicated choice by pointing to one that was $13/glass, wait staff served the $22/glass. Twice.
Customer ordered pork tenderloin and was served steak tenders--maybe an honest mistake but it was $5 more.
When checks arrived, the mistakes were noted and corrected. New checks arrived but charged on the wrong cards. Manager finally intervened and graciously corrected the errors and issued credits. Awkward ending to an otherwise lovely and delicious evening.
We always enjoy Breakwater! Another excellent visit over the holiday weekend. Service was on point (Leslie and Jenn always do a great job!), food was excellent, and atmosphere great. Whenever we have family in town over holidays we book a dinner at Breakwater.
Breakwater is always very good. Small plates are nice. Good taste without entree prices. Filet is very good. Prepared just right. Same with the red fish special. Meaty and moist.
Just a hint. Request a table in the front of the dining room or bar. It tend sc to get a little noisy and crowed because of the golf crowd.
We chose Breakwater for a family dinner on a Friday evening. The restaurant was busy, but the ambience and noise levels allowed us to enjoy conversation and relaxed pace for dining. Everyone enjoyed their meals and appetizers. I especially liked the option of entrees to be ordered as small or large plates.
This was my first visit to Breakwater. It won’t be my last. While the evening was a little hectic for the service (we later found out a kitchen staffer didn’t show up and it threw off the night), the manager, who ended up waiting on us, went above and beyond for our dinner party. She comped our cocktails and dessert! A great gesture. The food was excellent and I especially liked that you can get small plates of entrees. The charred romaine was a favorite of the group. We love Beaufort and will add Breakwater to our must-do list.
The food was amazing and our server was terrific! However, the booths were very uncomfortable and hard to get in and out of and the acoustics we're not good either. I thought it was just me because I am hard of hearing and wear hearing aids but the other seven people in our party said they had the same problem with hearing each other in our conversation throughout our dinner.
Would have given ambiance a 5 if had been seated by window. Requested a window seat at 5pm for a party of 2. Upon arrival, we were told they were really booked for the evening and couldn't seat us near the window. There were two tables for two by the window. A couple did come in around 5:30 for one table. The other table remained open even after we left around 6:15.
This restaurant is in the heart of downtown Beaufort. It is very quaint and comfortable. The food was fabulous as we had Mahi Mahi and sea scallops. The waitress was great as well. The only downside was the food came out way to fast. I think we had two sips of wine from a bottle we ordered and the food was here. We were in and out in 40 minutes. Not the romantic evening we would have liked but would give it another try and tell them to hold our order for awhile.
We recently moved to the area and have being working our way through the local restaurants. For a special meal, or just us foodies, this place is great. We both had wonderful meals (swordfish and shrimp) and just loved it. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Highly recommended - a bit more reasonable than the other fine dining spots in town.
We have always had a wonderful time at Breakwater. From the time we are greeted until we are finished and ready to leave, they never miss a beat. Interesting specials, awesome standard menu items, and a great wine list.
It is pricey. However, we only treat ourselves occasionally, so it never feels over priced.
Ask for Lisa she is special.
Love the Restaurant!
We have dined at Breakwater numerous times in the past three years and have never been disappointed by the food or the service. This time, the restaurant was particularly quiet on a Wednesday evening. We're out of town most of the year. I hope that people who live nearby can recognize what a gem this restaurant is!
It had been quite a while since we'd been to Breakwater; just been really busy and traveled quite a bit. It seemed as if the menu has been re-invented a bit, and re-energized. I used to order the same dish very often, but the current menu tempted me to try something new. I loved the caprese as an appetizer, and then the lamb dish was wonderful, such great flavors. The soup of the night was tomato basil bisque, and it was so wonderful that my husband kept recommending it to diners seated near us! As always we enjoyed the cheerful service offered by Lisa. She always makes the occasion special!
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