II Samuels Restaurant

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$30 and under
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American
II Samuels provides a dining experience of culinary delights and exquisite service, within a welcoming and intimate atmosphere. It is the culmination of inventive cuisine combinations, customer satisfaction, and over 30 years of restaurant and catering experience. If you are looking for a casual lunch experience or an evening of elegant fine dining, II Samuels is the place to go.

Our evening menu changes weekly and is kept relatively small for the purpose of innovation and simplicity. We offer small and large portions of most entrées. All menu items are offered with suggested wine pairings from our wine cellar, which contains over 100 varietals
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PP
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the live music provided by Not Even Brothers!

DG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice find, great food especially the biscuits and the carrot soufflé. Lindsey, our server, was excellent

WR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and attentive service. Good wine list and well stocked bar. We never have been disappointed at II Samuels.

AM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Would give another try maybe. The steak frites were tough and not a quality cut of meat. The slaw on the flounder was tough and bitter. The flounder had no seasoning but was good otherwise and portions were large. Could not finish it all.

KN
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu selection. Tastefully plates cuisine. Always enjoy my experience.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For an absolutely romantic, beautiful and elegant this is the place for you!!!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was prepared fresh. I will definitely return.

v
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its been our favorite celebration restaurant since we moved to South Carolina from New Hampshire

GS
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top-notch as always. We started with the seared scallops, then had the prosciutto filet and the veal-meatball bolognese.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I'm probably in the minority here, but I prefer to have a quite meal and able to have a conversation with my wife. This night there was live music and a large party, a wedding rehearsal I'm guessing. The party was not a problem, but the music made it impossible to hear. Next time I'll ask if it's music night before making the reservation. Service was a little slow,but there was a party going on since we were not in a hurry that wasn't a big deal, but the loudness made us want to get out asap

BB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Not right now. We have been to your restaurant many times and our last two experiences have not been at all to our satisfaction. Years ago, last year we had nothing but great experiences.....not the last two times. It will probably be some time before we come back. Just to many restaurants in the Spartanburg / Greenville area that serves our entrees better then room temperature. Bob Beran

M
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

II Samuels is a wonderful place to have lunch. The food is high quality and the service outstanding. They have a nice wine selection and guests may sit in the dining room or outside. I highly recommend trying this hidden gem.

b
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our dinners there

RM
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Salad had a third of the spinach that should have been composted. Carb Cakes had more bread than crab. Pork was tender but flavorless. Service was great, not so the food.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there to celebrate our anniversary! We thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. The live music added just the right touch for a romantic dinner. I definitely would recommend this restaurant!

V
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was slow but the food was very good. Menu has a good mix of food. Seafood portofino was great!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for our party of 11. The food was really good and the service was outstanding.

V
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and it was a good one!

f
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our watress Brook was outstanding. We've been there before, always very good.

RR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Was warmly greeted and taken care of. Thanks.

H
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of three received impeccable service, enjoyed the meal, and appreciated the opportunity to talk among ourselves without any distracting noises. One person in our group is vegan, and he was especially pleased that his order was not met with consternation or alarm.

The servers were courteous, helpful, and attentive (without being "invasive").

My salmon was cooked perfectly, and the Key lime pie that I enjoyed for dessert was excellent. My guests reported complete satisfaction with their pork loin and vegan burger, respectively.

P
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive staff, marvelous chocolate birthday cake. We’ll definitely be back!

j
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Meeting friends in the area for dinner. Needed an environment to talk. Food was excellent. Service very professional yet warm.

DC
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. I especially like it because you can have a conversation since it’s not overly noisy.

JC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit with family for mother’s day brunch, and I will definitely be back. The grits and sausage/egg breakfast casserole were delicious and my children loved the calabash chicken tenders.

NA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy coming here!! EXCELLENT Food and Service!!!

JA
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have 3 friends from Greenville who come over to meet me for lunch and this is our favorite restaurant. Food is delicious. Love the eggplant fries.

HM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. The cheese bread is excellent. Menu has something for everyone.

LA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We will definitely return.

OT
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ahi tuna bites were delicious. Favorite part of the night

G
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding with excellent service. I am looking forward to going back.

PP
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the duo, Not Even Brothers. We came because of them, but we also enjoy this restaurant,

JD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was awesome. The wait staff was very attentive. Very relaxed but refined environment.

b
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, very enjoyable food with excellent service and timing.

LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We arrived and the door was still locked. We were seated at the front very close to the bar and door which created more foot traffic and bar noise then if we would have been seated towards the back of the restaurant. The bar service was terrible. I ordered a vodka martini and it was put in a rocks glass over ice, when the server returned it to the bar the bartender seemed a little frustrated but strained it and put it in a chilled martini glass. The wine poor was very limited, more like a tasting poor, which is what I thought she brought to the table at first. The server was not knowledgeable of the menu items and a little forgetful, but she was very nice and did check on the table often. Over all the food was okay it was not the best and my flat iron steak came out cold, the risotto, which is the side for many menu items, was more like overcooked rice pudding with an almost nonexistent flavor. You would think if it were the side to so many dishes on the menu they would have at least provided something that was edible. This was in small bowl and which you could turn over and it would not fall out.

DB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

My wife’s steak was not cooked medium well twice so she just ate it the second time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Normally best fried oysters in Spartanburg. Not quite perfect this past time. Caesars salad not up to par. Still love the place!

PM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband was traveling on business so I decided to make reservations at a place we had never been. I was impressed with the menu so I made a late Valentine reservation. We arrived a little early but was seated very quick. The normal menu wasn’t going to be an option so I was a little nervous that I had made a bad choice. It couldn’t have been further from the truth! Sparkling Rose’ and a delicious appetizer was brought to our table. We then were presented with a special Valentines menu to select our next 4 courses and dessert. The ambiance made us feel we were the only two people there. Every course was impeccable & the service was efficient. I have decided out of our 34 years together, this was our best one yet!!

LH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, and really good food. Went here for valentine's day and it was perfect.

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