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About American Grocery Restaurant

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The American Grocery Restaurant, which can be found in Greenville, South Carolina, attempts to satisfy its customers with American food emphasizing freshness and local ingredients. The menu changes with the season so that the staff can provide you with meals brimming with freshness and taste. In addition to the food at the American Grocery Restaurant, the wine room holds over 100 wines that are hand-picked by the staff and stress the same principles as the food.

The entr�es at the American Grocery Restaurant highlight the kinds of fresh ingredients that are utilized. For example, you can try the cornmeal crusted sunburst trout or the confit of local rabbit.

732 S. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner : Tuesday - Thursday: Bar 5:00 pm - until; Dinner 6:00 pm - until

Cross Street:
O'Neal St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(864) 232-7665

Website:
http://www.americangr.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking is available on the north side of the building in a public city parking lot and on the street.

Executive Chef:
Joe Clarke

Private Party Facilities:
American Grocery Restaurant offers private dinners in our intimate private dining room designed specifically for smaller business or personal affairs. Our private dining room will accommodate up to twelve comfortably with a variety of menu options we will tailor to your preferences. Additionally, our entire facility is available for buyout to accommodate larger events.

Private Party Contact:
Joe Clarke: (864) 363-2862

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

American Grocery Restaurant - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.3

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4.2

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5.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 19, 2015

Smal and intimate restaurant. Very attentive staff from Rachael the hostess, Ian our waiter, Darlene the owner and support staff. Food was awesome. Very creative. A little too much on the salad. Good portion on the entrees. Did not accept the Discover card. Would suggest this restaurant to all my friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 17, 2015

we will be back for a dinner as a couple of with a customer
thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 7, 2015

Greenville has quite a number of wonderful restaurants, but this one is by far our favorite. We love the food, as we've tried almost everything on the menu. The servers are excellent and top notch and their bartender, Kurt is the best in the city.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 7, 2015

It's been the same menu for years. Hardly supports the farm to table reputation.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 6, 2015

I had made reservations for a birthday dinner with my daughter who had come into Greenville from Charleston for the weekend. The dinner was on Friday, March 6, 2015. This was not our first visit to American Grocery. We were seated at a table for two and there was another couple next to us. We both complained to each other about how cold it was in the restaurant. We asked our waiter if we could have a little heat. The heat did not come on until the end of our dinner. All four of us ate with our coats on. Then, as a surprise, my daughter had ordered a dessert and had asked for candles. She was told candles would be on the dessert and they were not. The food was great, as always, but we felt our needs did not seem of concern to the restaurant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 4, 2015

Pork chops were delicious

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 19, 2015

Our favorite Greenville restaurant. The food and service can not be beat! Lovely atmosphere and always a wonderful evening out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 14, 2015

My wife and I tried American Grocery for the first time on Valentines Day. We each chose different options for each course. The meals were incredibly good and the wine pairing s for each course were perfect. Excellent presentation, spot on service, and very well informed staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 12, 2015

Food was inventive, very flavorable & fresh! Reminded me of a great Napa restaurant were this restaurant would easily hold it's own.
We'll definitely be back repeatedly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 12, 2015

Waiter was in-attentive and once order was submitted was absent, and restaurant was not crowded at 5:45 pm. Wife and I ordered from appetizer menu, indicating that appetizer would serve as main course for wife. Appetizers brought to table by servers. We did not see our waiter for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, wife completed her course. By the time my order was brought to table appx 30 minutes had lapsed. I asked server (still no waiter) to wrap up my main course and we left the restaurant greatly disappointed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2015

The food is fabulous. The pork belly appetizer and the fried deviled eggs are off the chart.The salted rib-eye was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2015

Food was amazing! I had the mussels appetizer and the Ribeye that were both so delicious. We went here for our 1 year anniversary. It was never mentioned or anything special done for it. But that really didn't matter because the food and atmosphere was enough to make our night special. Will be back

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed the food at AG. We started with Mussels which were the very best small shellfish we could ever remember. She then had the Triggerfish and I the Trout. Both were really excellent and included some interesting sides. Portions were proper size, not huge. We were disappointed that the limited menu selections were made even briefer by the inclusion of things such as "salt-encrusted rib-eye" (really, these days?). The wine list was good, as was the desert, which was an upscale take on a "some-more." Prices were very fair. Minor downside was service, which was just not as attentive as one might wish at nearly $100/seat (including booze).

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 4, 2015

My travels took me to Greenville, S.C., where I not only have 2 good friends, but also knowledge that this is a good foodie town. They told me to scan & find a dinner spot, and I kept coming back to American Grocery. Glad I did. First of all, if you like craft drinks, this is your place. If you like creative foods and menus, this is your place. Starters: Crispy Fried Chicken Skins with Sriracha Sauce and Sweet Potato Biscuits. The former was fantastic, the latter (with bacon jam) unique. Entree was the Braised Beef Tongue. Tremendous! Had a BBQ-esque consistency and the dish as a whole with onion spaetzle and smoked tomato cream was fabulous. The small plates were so interesting I almost just had 2 of those.

Drink-wise, I started out with a "French Tickler". I was most proud of myself for keeping a straight face as I ordered. Bulleit Rye / ginger syrup / Fee Bros. Old Fashioned bitters ... great whiskey cocktail. With dinner, I had the 2011 Tangley Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon. Could not have been a better complement to the meal.

Sadly I cannot report on dessert. In a moment of intense weakness, I chose to pass. I feel shame.

Highly recommend trying this if you live in, or visit, Greenville. The service was impeccable. The food and drink exceeded expectations. You could lift this place up & put it in any city, and it would be among the best there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 31, 2015

Steak was great! Fish was overcooked. My fault for not sending it back, I'm sure it would have come out right if I did.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 30, 2015

We were looking forward to a "date night" at AG. It quickly was not a good experience. Our waiter was not helpful with food selection or wine selections at all. Said he would have the sommelier come help us and we never did see her. We ordered mussels, two Kale salads and the trigger fish. There was a very long wait between courses and we seldom saw our waiter. We had to flag down the hostess twice to order drinks. The tables are very close together and there was a table of 4 next to us. They were not over loud but we could easily hear there conversation. We finally got our triggerfish and it was undercooked. The waiter did take it back and yes the chef did confirm it was undercooked and it was taken off our bill. So after a 2.5 hour "dinner" we shared some mussels and had a Kale salad. We did have one martini we shared and a bottle of wine. Our bill was still over $100. Will not go back to AG.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2015

All of the dishes were to die for! We went for Greenville restaurant week, so we had smaller portions but everything was well prepared and presented and so yummy!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2015

A perfect dining experience ! No more can be said!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 18, 2015

Seating was very close to other tables. Service wasn't great. We wanted an after dinner drink with our desert but our waiter never came near our table until it was time for our check.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 17, 2015

I used to be a big fan of a restaurant similar to this one down the road. This has become my favorite. The food is unbelievable. I was speechless. We had the 3 course dinner during restaurant week, and the wine pairing. Mind-blowing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 16, 2015

Even at the end of a busy Restaurant week, AG delivered a fantastic meal. Each course was thoughtfully prepared and arranged. If you like rabbit, the confit will blow you away.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 16, 2015

We have been here multiple times and the food is always exceptional. On this last visit, that was no exception. However, the service was just a bit slow. The timing was off just a little. Oddly, they were not overly busy, so it must have been an issue in the kitchen as they had plenty of staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 15, 2015

Great food, locally sourced. Would visit again. Definitely not food u can reproduce at home, but really down to earth. Selections on the menu make sense and are not far fetched or "chi-chi." Sauces were the best thing! They made the entrees sing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 15, 2015

IF YOU WANT A GREAT RESTAURANT WITH AN UNUSUALMENU DESIGNED TO TICKLE YOU TASTE BUDS, THEN COME HERE. THE FOOD IS ALL FROM LOCAL GROWERS AND THE SMOKED MEATS AND FISH ARE DONE BY THE CHEF. GREAT PRESENTATIONS TOO.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2015

I make it my business to eat at American Grocery Restaurant every time I'm in Greenville, SC...it is my favorite restaurant in Greenville. The food is comparable to the best restaurants in NYC and unique in its combination of ingredients, flavors and presentation. I dined there on Tuesday January 13th and enjoyed the tongue and rabbit pates. My dining companion ordered the corn encrusted trout. But for a noisey and inappropriate guest seated with her date immediately next to our table, we both would have felt transported by the experience. Unfortunately, the neighboring guest was loud, overbearing and inappropriate; given the close proximity of the tables, we could not help but to notice and be annoyed be her, much as we tried to tune her out. She also tore her food up and pushed it onto the fork with her fingers. Her constant laughter was a high-pitched, unnatural, forced expression of amuzement over small talk, which lasted throughout our entire meal (close to 2 hours). Also, we both felt a little displeased by the hostess who greeted us with a "WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?" rather than a more appropriate greeting such as -- "WELCOME, WILL YOU LADIES BE DINING WITH US THIS EVENING?"....one can assume the hostess was anticipating the arrival of two guests at that very moment when we arrived as we had reserved the table for that time slot and therefore, our purpose was to be seated ...what else might she have been able to DO for us that evening?
Our server was impeccable, as always and the wine list very interesting and notable. All in all, the meal was so spectacular we could not, with clear conscience, allow the evening's 'contratemps" over shadow the entire experience. Kuddos to the chef.

Thank you for a memorable meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Our server was very attentive and made our dining experience awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2015

We have eaten here several times and has always the food, service and ambiance are great.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 9, 2015

The food was unique and elegant. I really enjoyed dining at this restaurant b/c the atmosphere was nice along with the service. It took a while to get our desert but luckily we were in no hurry, but everything was delightful. Looking forward to dining here again.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Late reservation made for 6:30 the prior day. Great food and service. Special event menu was pricey. Recommend AG as a special event location!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2014

There were 3 tables in the Restaurant at the time we were seated, It took 45 minutes to get A cheese plate, at least we had A bottle of wine on our table to bide the time because our server never came back to check on us or to pour our wine so we poured it ourselves.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 26, 2014

Another great AGR experience. Best cocktails in town. Food was outstanding. I've never had anything I didn't like.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 19, 2014

Absolutely one of our favorites in Greenville. The food is excellent and far beyond the usual fare. Proprietors, Darlene and Joe are welcoming and know their food and wine. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 6, 2014

AGR certainly lived up to, and surpassed, my expectations. Their bartender and cocktails were quite possibly the best in Greenville. For the food, we were both pleased with our salads to start (Mixed Greens and Massaged Kale) and our entrees (Trout and Rabbit Confit). All courses were prepared perfectly and seasoned well. If you're looking for the freshest local food prepared by expert chefs, this is THE spot to go.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 5, 2014

Server disappeared for most of time. Server "shared the blame" with us for forgetting to put in our shared "starter" order which arrived after our appetizers. Desserts had French names but were not prepared in the French manner and disappointing that one of the deserts definitely was not up to par. It was absolutely not necessary to point out that the credit card slip total was minus the $20 Open Table voucher we used and we should tip on the total minus the voucher. Ignored and intelligence was insulted so we will not be going back nor will recommend this restaurant to others.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2014

All that we tried was fantastic and different than the usual dishes that other restaurants offer

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 29, 2014

My husband and I went for our usual Saturday night dinner; we were visiting SC from Florida. The hostess and staff were polite. I especially appreciated my coat, gloves, and scarf being coat -checked. Server was nice. They put us in kind of a dark corner, really small table, though, with the "bench seat" booth in which your neighbor's table is very close and one party is sitting practically next to each other. Some people may not mind...I don't care for it.
Food was quite good. Limited menu, though, so I recommend looking at it before you go to make sure you will like something on it. We both ended up getting the rabbit, was tasty, with the home-made gnocchi, which was wonderful. The pate plate was good. You only get one slice of bread, but it was served with delicious pumpkin butter. We ordered an appetizer to share, salad each, entree each, 3 total glasses of wine and dessert with a total bill of around $100 before tip.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2014

limited menu but dinner was fine, service was very good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 15, 2014

The dinner was memorable. We had the pre-fixed menu with the wine paring and it was excellent. By far the best dinner I had in a long time.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 14, 2014

American Grocery is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere, not just Greenville. They use food from local farms and purveyors, which is always a great start. Many restaurants that have that great base don't get much further. I have eaten at AG maybe 6 or 7 times now, over the course of about 3 years, and they have executed an amazing meal every time. So, this rating is based on all of those experiences, not just one. This is one place where I will experiment with things like blood sausage, wild boar meatballs and sweet breads, because they always wow me, and anyone I am dining with. Also, when you order a salad, it is a great size, not just a few leaves of greens on a plate. I love my greens, and that is usually one of the most lacking pieces at most restaurants. We had a raw massaged kale salad at the start, as well as a mixed greens salad, this last time. Both were large and the house made dressings were perfect. The cocktails are outstanding, too. I usually skip bread at restaurants, but here, when it's served with house made sweet potato butter, or whatever other seasonal spin they are serving up, it's worthy of an exception. The ambience is really good and comfortable, not boring and glossy like much of Greenville. We were running late due to traffic leaving Asheville (yes, this place is worth leaving Asheville for) and we called and they were very polite about bumping our reservation back by 15 minutes, and our server helped us still get to our show at the Peace Center on time. People expecting very basic food from the south might be a little unsure of what to do with this menu, but anyone who has traveled a bit will be pleasantly surprised by this gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2014

Me and my boyfriend went there for my birthday and we had an amazing time! Our server was Ian and he was amazing! He had great suggestions and was extremely friendly! He have us extrordinary service!! It was our first time and we were impressed!! I got the flounder and my boyfriend got the rabbit! It was literally the best food I've ever had! It was a nice relaxed environment and terrific overall!!

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