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About American Grocery Restaurant
Permanently Closed -
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.
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours of Operation:
Dinner : Tuesday - Thursday: Bar 5:00 pm - until; Dinner 6:00 pm - until
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking is available on the north side of the building in a public city parking lot and on the street.
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
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
We have been here before and the food was excellent. They try very hard to provide a unique menu that satisfies those hungry for something a little different. This trip they had a great menu but the execution was lacking. My rabbit tasted like rotisserie chicken from Ingles and my wife's flounder, while cooked perfectly, had zero flavor and did not appear to be seasoned at all.
I love the concept of this "farm to table" restaurant but I feel like they have crossed the line between pretentious and genuine. I hope they go back the other way and soon.
loved the atmosphere and the best part is the location is in downtown Greenville, but not in the area the so overly crowded. The staff were great and knowledgeable. Only downside was on my behalf, I wish I would have done the 4 course meal with wine pairing.
I felt pampered as a drink was curated FOR me. I asked for a cocktail with a "sour" theme, and was presented with a lovely concoction of mezcal, ginger syrup, lime juice and bitters and I don't know what else, but it was de-lish. Reminiscent of a margarita, but more mature.
Then feasted on artisinal cheese and charcuterie (I chose smoked trout pate). A fabulous fish and seafood dish was my main coarse. I finished with a devil's food concoction that reminded me of a "suzy q", but for a much more refined and appreciative palette :)
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It was a gastronomical treat in a relaxing, inviting atmosphere. Kudos!!!
We've been to American Grocery six or seven times. The food was excellent, again. I had a terrific squash/summer salad and rabbit entree and my husband's gnudi were terrific. It was quite crowded; though we ate early and had asked for the window, we were placed by the door so that people and wait staff walking by kept knocking our chairs, but more irritating was that at a very long time passed before our drink orders were taken and far longer before they were delivered. I like a leisurely meal but staring at an empty table for forty minutes with nothing to drink is another matter. Again, though we were early, they "ran out" of trout by the time the order for our table was taken. Something was off with the organization.
This little gem of a restaurant is simply outstanding. This was our second visit and I can honestly say it is one of the best restaurants in the South. From the craft cocktails to the amazing profiteroles we had for dessert, each dish brought to our table was created with attention to every detail. The fish entrees were delicious - I especially enjoyed the cornmeal dusted trout which was served on a bed of perfectly cooked collard greens. The charcuterie plate and the fried deviled egg appetizer were the perfect starters. I will definitely return!
Our dinner was an excellent experience. The restaurant is intimate despite its openness and the noise level was surprisingly low. The wine list is small but good. The service was terrific. Our waiter, Justin, was attentive and knowledgeable. The chef was very flexible, offering to substitute fish on a preparation for one he had run out of. The menu is a bit funky, but there are more traditional options for the less adventurous. The food itself was quite good. We are from a larger city than Greenville and travel extensively, always looking for top-notch restaurants. I have always been extremely impressed with Greenville's restaurant scene and AG is consistent with that experience. Highly recommended. We definitely will return.
We had dinner at American Grocery on a Thursday night. Local ingredients are highlighted to their best. The mussels in smoked paprika cream was outstanding (ask for extra dipping bread) and we also sampled the black pepper biscuits and fried deviled eggs - Yum! Everyone chose a different main course - the salt crusted rib eye melted in your mouth, the cornmeal crusted trout with charred sweet potatoes was perfect in taste, texture and entree size, and the NC snapper plate was flavorful and beautifully balanced. Thank goodness we had room for dessert...while the chocolate doughnuts seem to be the house specialty, it was the frozen espresso soufflé that capped the night - light and silky! Service was great, couldn't have asked for more.
There were four of us dining, and we were all looking forward to our evening at American Grocery due to all the positive reviews on OpenTable and a personal recommendation from a friend. We could not have been more disappointed. The service was terribly slow and ruined the entire evening. The food that we actually received was good but could not make up for the rest of the experience.
Ian was our server. He took good care of us. This was our first dining experience in Greenville. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and the local resources from which the food items came from. We had exceptional locally made butter and tomato jam for our
bread. My husband ordèred mussels for his appetizer. They were way beyond delicious. IBoth of us selected their fish offerings for our entrees. My trout was expertly seared as was his dish. We had no point of reference for choosing this restaurant other than relying on previous reviews but luckily, we chose a winner. We will definitely dine here again when we return to this area.
We went for the Foodie Weekend with reduced prices. Food was great, all three courses, but drinks came late and to the wrong table, butter and accompaniments came with no break (which did eventually arrive)...tables on both sides of us had to wait for silverware once the entrees arrived (really no excuse for that one). The wine flight was nice, a bit of a small pour, and my drink was good, after it had been taken to two other tables. The restaurant was busy but not overly so...
Dining alcove was hotter than it needed to be.
Waiter was good and very pleasant, and the six different courses were all very good, but the overall experience just didn't hold up to the higher end Greenville restaurants.
We really enjoy sitting at the bar, the bartender makes the best drinks in town and the wine list is phenomenal. The food was amazing! We had the pork belly, summer salad, and deviled eggs for apps and the paella and trout for dinner. The trout was a little dry but everything else was perfect. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fine dining experience or a excellent meal.
My wife and I enjoyed our evening tremendously. It was an anniversary dinner and we had heard that American Grocery Restaurant was outstanding and it is. Nice table by a front window, pleasant and sociable waiter (perfect timing all evening), and delicious food. A fine evening all around.
Our table was not ready and we waited 15 + minutes. They apologized and we waited at the bar (no free drink though). It was very noisy but still intimate. We did the foodie fest (3 for $30) and the optional wine pairing for $15 more. This was a wonderful choice. I really liked the wine pairing, it took out the guess work! The food was wonderful! I had the beef tongue and it was delicious. It was definitely worth the wait!
From the crafted drinks at the bar to dessert this is a great find.
Atmosphere is bistro casual While the food is top shelf!
We happened to be there for "Foodieweek " which offered a 3 course meal for 30$ Plus an additional wine fight for 15 $ .
What a bargain , and Great Choices too .
The braised beef tongue was a home run . If in Greenville, don't miss eating here !
I have always enjoyed AMG. This recent experience was no different. I know that the food prepared by Joe and his crew is going to be exceptional, the gracious service, and attention by Joe's partner, Darlene, will make every experience memorable. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and will always be back. Our friends who just moved to Greenville from Colorado agreed that the experience was indeed enchanting. My hat is off to the wonderful job everyone did to make our visit enjoyable.
We have been several times and this restaurant once was our favorite. While I have felt the prices were not consitent w/ the value, we did enjoy until recently. This is the third time to the restaurant in the last couple months that has left us disappointed. The Kale Salad remains excellent as well as the mussels. However this is the third time we were left disappointed in the main dish. This time we wanted a light snack and both ordered the hot rabbit which in the past was excellent. Both dishes came out horribly overcooked... terrible. Is the Chef even tasting his own food? Most likely not. Again, this is the third time that our meals were sub par and the price for drinks and 2 starters each was over $120! Not likely returning.
The American Grocery, simply put is excellent. The mixtures of flavors and farm to table ingredients are a delight and wonderfully tasting. I had the Sweetbreads starter followed by the Rabbit confit. Amazing, amazing dishes. For dessert the chef's tasting with the 3 Innskillin dessert wines was exceptional. American Grocery is perhaps one of the best meals I have had in numerous years. I would recommend a visit and reservation, because by 7:30 there is not a table to be found!
We had dinner at this restaurant about a year ago and said we would not go again - however someone asked us to join them there last weekend and we went. We were so surprised at how wonderful the food and service were !!! We would definitely go again and have told friends about our evening.
We drove all the way from Atlanta to eat here- had seen it and been to the bar never made it to dinner so we planned a quick trip up and were very happy we did. Had a perfect beet salad and really nice croquettes with a southern twist and I loved the trout and my hubby loved the ribeye and the show or presentation associated with it. One suggestion would be to make an earlier reservation than we did.. It's cozy and the kind of place people want to stay around so the tables weren't turning for my 8:30 reservation which was fine- the bar was lovely and their blueberry infused vodka served by the owner made me happy! Go there!! One more thing- the dauphin potatos with the trout were perfect!
We frequently dine out and find ourselves gravitating more and more to American Grocery. While we have never had a less than wonderful dinner there, the duck confit I had this week was absolutely superb. The chef keeps coming up with very innovative ways to present locally procured meats and fish, vegetables, and fruit that delight the palette. American Grocery is a cut above any other restaurant in town--we couldn't enjoy it more.
The best way to describe the overall feeling of this restaurant was that the staff treated you like you should be lucky that you were fortunate to be able to be able to eat there. This started right away, as we were 10 minutes early for our reservation. Went to the bar to have a drink while we waited for table. Bartender would not take my order since I was standing in the waiters area(no wait staff was around). During dinner our waiter only came by to take our order, bring our food and bring the check. He never once checked on us. Our bottle of white wine was on ice about 15 feet away from our table and I had to go get it to fill our glasses. Overall very pompous attitude from the whole staff; will go elsewhere next time I'm in town.
Unusual appetizers, but very good. Rabbit was best I'd had since I lived in France.
Shrimp starter was excellent and my wife loved the grouper and accompaniments.
Icewine dessert flight was very nice.
Acoustically a little loud for an intimate dinner, but food offerings were great.
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