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Pomegranate on Main, Greenville, SC

Pomegranate on Main

4.8
4.8
2714 Reviews
$30 and under
Persian
Just a few steps from Falls Park, Pomegranate on Main serves authentic Persian cuisine with exceptionally flavorful beef, chicken, lamb, shrimp, salmon and veggie kabobs and basmati rice entrees, stews and starters. The entrees are gluten-free and naturally healthy. Owner and entrepreneur Ali Saifi learned Southern hospitality in his native Iran long before settling in Greenville, S.C., and opened the restaurant as a gift to the community that celebrates the Upstate’s melting pot of cultures. Enjoy a bistro-style atmosphere in our main dining room or open-air patio with water wall.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Persian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm till, Saturday: 4:30pm till
  • Phone number
    (864) 241-3012
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Pomegranate on Main<br />Greenville | Persian | $$ ($30 and under)<br /><br />Greenville’s premier restaurant for authentic Persian cuisine, Pomegranate offers indoor and outdoor dining options for receptions, private parties, or corporate events. Our open dining room, urban décor and patio with streaming water wall create an inviting atmosphere for entertaining. Guests can choose from our lunch and dinner menus as well as full bar service. Catering is also available.
  • Private party contact
    James Sifford: (864) 241-3012
  • Neighborhood
    Greenville
  • Cross street
    Augusta
  • Parking details
    None
  • Entertainment
    Pomegranate on MainGreenville | Persian | $$ ($30 and under)Greenville’s premiere restaurant for authentic Persian cuisine, Pomegranate offers indoor and outdoor dining options for receptions, private parties, or corporate events. Our open dining room, urban décor and patio with streaming water wall create an inviting atmosphere for entertaining. Guests can choose from our lunch and dinner menus as well as full bar service. Catering is also available.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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What 2,714 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Healthy

  • Greenville

    Best Overall

  • Greenville

    Best Food

  • Greenville

    Best Value

  • Greenville

    Healthy

  • Greenville

    Great for outdoor dining

2,714 Reviews
  1. SusanG

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very attentive and the food was great. We had 6 people and got 3 starters and 3 meals and shared everything. It was great!

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  2. stephenw

    Charleston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dinner spot in GVL hands down. Nothing compares. Most consistent service in GVL, best food, and best atmosphere.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was cold, server was slow. She did take half off the bill. But it was my birthday and I would have preferred a great meal and awesome service. Money isn’t everything, a great experience is!

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  4. TomK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely evening-as usual-with great food, beverages and service. Shout out to Taylor. She was terrific, very attentive!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Pesto Hummus was incredible to start. Rack of Lamb was delicious, not usually a fan of tomato but our server taught us the traditional method of blending with the rice to create a gravy and it was a great combo!

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  6. FrancesS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 2nd time eating here and both times the meals were very good. The serving staff wasn’t overly attentive but knew when to swing by the table.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Salmon & shrimp were excellent Waitress answered all questions regarding menu. (I assume manager) James went above & beyond expected!

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  8. Anon

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great unique food from most other restaurants. 2nd time ate here and look forward to many more visits.

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  9. DanfromCharlotte

    Charlotte

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the second time I have been to Pomegranate. It will not be my last. Reasonably priced, reasonably sized portions, very tasty. The server was knowledgeable and helpful

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  10. AudreyW

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!! Best hummus I’ve had in a long time. Its obvious they make it from scratch! Saffron Chicken was well cooked and seasoned. The staff was so nice and attentive. Also great ambiance!! Highly recommend stopping in here for some quality Persian food!

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  11. raddar1359

    Charleston

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We can always count on a great meal at Pomegranate. Cobia special was excellent. Always great combinations and flavors. Unfortunately very loud inside had to carry on a conversation.

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  12. StephanieA

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very pleased with our dinner. The food was delicious

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  13. TigheD

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dinner experiences we have had this year. Our service was excellent. Taylor is a wonderful waitress! The food and drinks were outstanding! The complimentary feta, butter, mint and radish plate was a real treat! The copia special was most delicious! We highly recommend this restaurant!

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  14. GregM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere. Can walk to peace center from there.

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  15. MichaelS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. We loved everything about our Experience at Pomegranate. Our server, Kinsey, was one of the best I’ve had in a very long time.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service! Will be back, for sure!!

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  17. MikeAndChristi

    Charleston

    337 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    337 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Hubby and I enjoyed another delicious evening at Pomegranate. After ordering drinks and nibbling on the Persian breakfast, hubby ordered the roasted salmon with cranberry rice and I ordered the grilled shrimp with cranberry rice. The rice is a perfect dessert substitute.

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  18. ElaineA

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, enjoyed a lovely date night after our Peace Center show.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think this restaurant is extraordinary. I love the atmosphere . Food is a welcome change from Southern cuisine .

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, the food is great service everything about this restaurant is amazing

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was very pleasant and exactly what I was expecting for this occasion. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants an amazing meal and service.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Valentines dinner. Food was delicious service was terrific. Very nice romantic dinner. Thank you

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  23. TimothyM

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service wasn’t up to par relative to the multiple other times we’ve been there. Very slow to be served after our order, approximately an hour. The food was excellent, as always, and the live music performer was, too.

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  24. BobB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Repeat customer. Excellent service and food, as always!

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  25. Larry

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was phenomenal...Starters, Meal, and Dessert!!! We really enjoyed ourselves!!!

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  26. Ralph

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were very helpful when I called and said we’d be a 1/2 hour late. Gave us a quiet location as we had asked. Friendly service by all. Overall good evening!

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  27. MaryG

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was unique and delicious. Enjoyed the vegetarian appetizers and vegetarian kebabs. My husband had the lamb, which was tender and nicely seasoned.

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  28. WilliamW

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Flat bread was almost chip-like. Sent back and asked for softer flatbread, but with no difference. Made enjoying appetizers less pleasing. The dishes themselves were fantastic, otherwise. Server was eager to move away from our table and did not offer much customer service. Made reservations, and we were placed in the patio, which was muggy. Ambience was casual, nothing too interesting to write home about. Noise level was high. I probably hoped for a slightly finer experience rather than the casual. Dining inside may have helped with a few complaints of ours. Not the best Persian food experience we've had, but I certainly could not complain about the food. We would have liked the flat bread warmed, but not toasted. It tasted even potentially stale. Service, ambience, and noise level was undesirable for our expectations.
    Pomegranate on MainResponded on February 19, 2024
    Dear William, Thank you for dining with us and your valuable feedback, which our Managers and Owner have reviewed. We are making sure our flatbread recipe is being followed properly. While it is disappointing your dining experience was nothing short of amazing, we appreciate the opportunity to listen and respond. Sincerely, Debbie Atkins, Public Relations Manager

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  29. CarlA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great option for a vegan. Excellent service! We would go back.

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  30. Walker

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and prompt, gracious service. Very reasonable prices. Wonderful location for lunch before a matinee at the Peace Center.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Our favorite restaurant in Greenville.

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  32. Chris

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so delicious. We'll definitely be back for more.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was dry, our server forgot about us multiple times, other tables were yelling across from eachother. Wasn’t a fun experience won’t go back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Tender lamb shank and flavorful chicken

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  35. Susan

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were attending a concert at the Peace Center and had driven in from Asheville. We got parked and had an ice walk about 3 blocks to restaurant. This is our 4th visit and that should tell you something about the food and service! Will be back again....

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  36. StuffHappens

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were not done with appetizers and food came out. Iike 5 minutes later. I got the lamb shank. The lamb was warm. Not hot. It did not have any spice or flavor. My wife got lamb and beef combo. Lamb could have been less done. Note they give a ton of food. On a positive note we brought home enough leftovers for 3 more meals

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  37. Gster

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great ambience and wonderful/ knowledgeable staff. Will absolutely go there again.

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  38. JoukoR

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We love Mediterranean & Middle Eastern food in particular. We were visiting Greenville to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The hummus starter was very tasty but unfortunately the whole experience was totally spoiled by the awful lamb shank which we both chose for our main course. The meat on my lamb shank wouldn’t even come off the bone! I tried to cut it off, without success. Our server, without question, then replaced it. But the 2nd plate wasn’t any better & was totally lacking in flavor. And this was one of the most expensive items on the menu. Hugely disappointing.
    Pomegranate on MainResponded on February 3, 2024
    Dear Jouko, Thank you for dining with us, as you celebrated your wedding anniversary in town. We are grateful for your valuable feedback, which our Managers and Owner have reviewed, and so sorry that your visit was a disappointing one. We are making sure our recipes are being followed properly. Best wishes for many more happy anniversary celebrations together! Sincerely, Debbie Atkins, public relations manager

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  39. CharlesF

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Pomegranate for the first time and expected a very nice restaurant. After our seating we were surprised at the level of service, ambience, and the quality of our meal. We are definitely coming back!

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  40. PJT123

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful lunch experience as usual one of our favorite places to get lunch in downtown Greenville. give it a try if you’ve not been here yet.

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FAQs

Pomegranate on Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 241-3012.

Pomegranate on Main is rated 4.8 stars by 2714 OpenTable diners.

Pomegranate on Main does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pomegranate on Main

618 S Main St., Greenville, SC 29601

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Augusta
  • Neighborhood
    Greenville
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm till, Saturday: 4:30pm till
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Persian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Pomegranate on MainGreenville | Persian | $$ ($30 and under)Greenville’s premiere restaurant for authentic Persian cuisine, Pomegranate offers indoor and outdoor dining options for receptions, private parties, or corporate events. Our open dining room, urban décor and patio with streaming water wall create an inviting atmosphere for entertaining. Guests can choose from our lunch and dinner menus as well as full bar service. Catering is also available.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (864) 241-3012
  • Catering
    Pomegranate on Main<br />Greenville | Persian | $$ ($30 and under)<br /><br />Greenville’s premier restaurant for authentic Persian cuisine, Pomegranate offers indoor and outdoor dining options for receptions, private parties, or corporate events. Our open dining room, urban décor and patio with streaming water wall create an inviting atmosphere for entertaining. Guests can choose from our lunch and dinner menus as well as full bar service. Catering is also available.
  • Private party contact
    James Sifford: (864) 241-3012
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