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Core 450, Travelers Rest, SC

Core 450

4.5
4.5
182 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Cherokee Valley owner Matt Jennings dreamed of Core 450 before acquiring the course, club and a stay-and-play cottage in 2017. A seasoned entrepreneur and golf course manager, Jennings had witnessed first-hand the value a vibrant, casual dining venue can add while running a family-focused club in northern Ohio.

In relocating to the Greenville area, he was able to pursue his passion of creating a place where folks from all walks of life could converge and experience a true sense of community.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (864) 977-8444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Travelers Rest

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greenville

    Best Service

  • Greenville

    Great for Brunch

  • Greenville

    Good for Groups

  • Greenville

    Healthy

  • Greenville

    Hot Spot

  • Greenville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Greenville

    Outdoor Dining

  • Greenville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LB

    LittleB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    The setting was wonderful and we'll definitely be back based on that alone! As far as the food goes, the Southern Salad was really disappointing. The greens were wilted and the crispy onions and croutons were soggy and flavorless. The dressing also didn't have any flavor at all. Unfortunately, there aren't many vegetarian options so a salad was about the only choice for me. When our food came, we weren't given any utensils, napkins, or plates so we had to find someone to bring them. My parents also weren't offered a glass for their can of beer. My parents enjoyed their pizza though and we all absolutely loved the view. My Dad couldn't stop raving about it! It was our first time there and we will definitely return and give it another chance. It's a beautiful place!

  2. BC

    BettyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The service and food was great. However; I can't say that I'll go back unless a few things change. 1. My mashed potatoes were put on my plate in a smear which gave me very little and caused the potatoes to get cold quickly. The staff quickly got me a side bowl of potatoes to correct. 2. There was only one vegetable side to chose from on the menu. 3. My steak was well cooked and tasted fine, not much seasoning but that was okay. The steak was covered with large pieces of salt and then a small bed of greens. Biting into large chunks of salt wasn't good. The staff and atmosphere was great!

  3. MM

    MichaelM

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent. Service and causal friendly atmosphere was fantastic.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time, great food, great experience.

  5. AW

    AndrewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great hidden gem in the foothills of Upstate SC. Service has always been excellent, and every entrée, appetizer, and beverage has been outstanding. It's quickly become one of my favorites.

  6. r

    raddar1359

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always, attentive staff, delicious cocktails and creative food offerings, try their take on shrimp and grits. I promise you will not be disappointed.

  7. G

    Gman

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Service was extremely good, however, the salmon was undercooked 2 Xs. Also, the menu has recently changed and prices have been increased considerably.

  8. LP

    LynnP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    I have dined here several times and like it. The food is very good but the service is not fabulous. Waitress was not especially attentive. I still don’t understand why all of the food continues to come out at once or sometimes 1 plate at a time. It’s unpredictable. Don’t like eating in front of people but also don’t want my food getting cold. That aspect needs to improve but because the quality of food is so good, I will come back,

  9. C

    Cacafc

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, impeccable service, and ambiance- excellent. The view from the deck is breathtaking. A really fabulous place for a cocktail (did I mention the incredibly unusual and yummy cocktails!!) and a bite to eat. Really love the new menu 🤗

  10. BR

    BlueRidgeBootlegger

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Service (Wait Persons) disorganized. Appetizers and Entree's were served at the same time - seriously! IMO - clearly a Lack of Training! Following that, there was no offer of "Dessert Menu" or options. Perhaps they don't make/carry Dessert in the Restaurant? Many better Restaurants in the Travelers Rest area -

  11. S

    Steph

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was very good but not much of it for the price. The 1/2 fried chicken on the menu was actually 2 small thighs and a leg - disappointing. We will stick to going here for lunch, not dinner.

  12. CA

    CrystalA

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    This was our first time at Core 450. Overall it was a good experience. My husband ordered the scallop which he said were phenomenal. The price was reasonable. I ordered a salad that was very good but extremely overpriced for the portion size. They were out of one item and our server brought the wrong wine. We will give it another try.

  13. JW

    JoshuaW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So excited about the new summer menu! Everything was great, especially the peach 🍑 pizza 🍕! 😋

  14. NS

    NathanS

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Atmosphere was great as always, and delicious food was served in a friendly and timely manner!

  15. RR

    RobertR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New Chef and some new exciting dishes. Oysters were superb. Family ambience, terrific owners become friends. Don't miss this exquisite dining experience.

  16. RT

    RonT

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Food was cold upon arrival (eggs Benedict). English muffin was not even toasted before adding egg and sauce. Service was good. Ambiance is very good. “Greeting” was less than enthusiastic. Waited nearly 10 minutes to get a server to greet us at our table. Burgers looked fantastic.

  17. BZ

    BethZ

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3

    The people are incredible — but the food is not healthy. It tries too hard. Very over done.

  18. MM

    MarkM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were amazing and the whole staff was attentive and accommodating. Price was very reasonable, not many places you can go and get apps, entrees, dessert and drinks for under 100 dollars for two people. Would recommend everyone try this gem out and enjoy a very amazing dining experience.

  19. CM

    ChristyM

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our dining experience very much! Food was awesome! We will be back again!

  20. PH

    PatrickHenson

    Orlando

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is perfect as always. Love the new flavor option on the chicken lollipops “Nashville hot”! Our sever was great! My college daughter ordered the brussell sprouts & loved them. It was a great night, great food, & beautiful view.

  21. WA

    WilliamA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Ate on the patio during delightful weather. Wine bottles were 25% off, a great deal.

  22. JD

    JudyD

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Beautiful setting. One of the waitressses had her children at the restaurant and they were running all around. Hamburger was good. Spring salad was marginal - lettuce not fresh. Half chicken serving was three pieces of chicken?? Thanks

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and service! Beautiful restaurant and great atmosphere!

  24. LG

    LeslieG

    Western NC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    I enjoyed the experience. The windows on the golf course were so pretty. The food arrived slowly. Our waitress’ iPad crashed and she had to put the order in by hand which may have been the problem. Food arrived hot and was good. Small portions on the Fried chicken entree. Only a tablespoon or two of mashed potatoes. Overall a good restaurant that I may return to again.

  25. NS

    NathanS

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere is wonderful, the staff is very accommodating, the waitress was very friendly & engaging, the food & drinks delicious!! An experience that you want to repeat over and over!

  26. SV

    SusanV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We heard about the great brunch at core…we went Sunday… sat outside and everyone had a great meal, lovely drinks and great service.. Emily & Rachel, the owners adorable daughters were proud to bring us a few things we needed. This is a gem of a find… perfect size…great food and AMAZING ambiance! Can’t wait to return back

  27. DW

    DennisW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The setting is beautiful, the food is very good and the staff were all exceptional-attentive, friendly and customer focused.

  28. C

    Cfrasersc

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently great food and service!

  29. J

    Justin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our service was top notch. Food was fantastic too.

  30. BO

    BillO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great neighborhood restaurant. Great food, great staff and great views of the mountains. We love this restaurant and the food is always spot on, never had a bad meal here. Try it, you will love it!!

  31. C

    Cacafc

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Quality of food truly is excellent!! Freshest ingredients and extremely well prepped!! Friendly attentive service and owners always make every individual feel both valued and special.

  32. EM

    EliseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Most amazing food and atmosphere. We will definitely be back. I had the scallops and they were perfection and beautiful plating. My husband had the fried chicken and you could really tell the quality of the products they use.

  33. GW

    GaryW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food and service were very good. Noise level was distracting

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Atmosphere and food and service were wonderful

  35. N

    None

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    Steak for $65 was a mistake! A lot of and what little meat was too tough to chew! A major dissatisfaction!

  36. WR

    WilliamR

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We brought our daughter and son-in-law for dinner. This was our first time here since it was converted from clubhouse to the restaurant. We we're very impressed with the transformation. Wonderful ambiance with the open concept. Service was top notch and the food was great. Will definitely be back.

  37. G

    Gman

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was the first time there. Was a very good experience! Good food and a great atmosphere! Our server, Nina was the best! Will definitely go back real soon.

  38. H

    Hangry

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent dining experience! A refreshing alternative to the regular options in the city, Core450 is an escape from the traffic and invitation to an excellent meal away from the bustle. Great bar, great food, great place!

  39. SC

    SCResident

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Disappointed, We came and ordered two nice full meals, one fish one a pork chop. As with the last time we ate there, the meals do not come out at the same time. Good Manners usually require that no one at the table eats until all have their food. It's considered rude. But as our waitress "explained" to us, we do things different here, we bring out each dish as it's done. 99,9% of any other restaurant I have ever been to, bring all meals at once. On top of that, my pork chop was overdone, the sides were cold and the plate was cold. (the second meal to come out) We observed a number of patrons having one of the varieties of pizza, and if we decide to go again, we've determined we will try that, as to us, this is more of a pizza place than fine dining. I would only continue to recommend with reservations. The facility is great. But the kitchen process, not so much

  40. B

    Buzz

    Charleston

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! A little on the noisy side, but you can carry on conversations!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Core 450 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 977-8444.

Core 450 is rated 4.5 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Core 450

450 Cherokee Valley Way Travelers Rest, SC 29690-8133

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Travelers Rest

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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