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Core 450, Travelers Rest, SC

Core 450

4.6
4.6
201 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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 201 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greenville

    Great for Brunch

  • Greenville

    Good for Groups

  • Greenville

    Healthy

  • Greenville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Greenville

    Notable Wine List

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  1. K

    Kristen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST FOOD!! My husband and I both talked about this while we were there eating and stated this was hands down our favorite "higher end" restaurant now and will be coming back many times in the future! I ordered the fried okra as an app and had the salmon cooked medium for my entrée and it was all so incredible! A MILLION STARS!!!
  2. GA

    GeneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Core 450, really enjoyed the evening. We will definitely visit again soon. Great staff.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Welcoming hostess and atmosphere. Took our drink order upon being seated and after twenty minutes, we finally received our drinks. Restaurant wasn’t overly crowded at this point but certainly beginning to get more guests. We ordered an appetizer when our drinks came and noticed how others who were seated after us were getting their orders. Our server assured us that it was on the way. We inquired a few times over forty minutes when our starter finally arrived with an apology but no explanation. Our server noted that it would be discounted due to our wait which we appreciated. We asked to order out of concern that our entrees would be delayed too. The entrees were excellent and presented well but most don’t include sides. With the prices that was a bit surprising. Even the mussels aren’t served with any bread! Imagine sitting with a starter bowl of mussels and no accompanying bread! That was unexpected with fine dining. Staff was friendly but seemed stressed and possibly not trained to manage the customers who were there by the time we left as we noticed how full the restaurant was at that point. They seemed to cater more to members as we noticed several regulars having better service and servers having longer conversations with those who paid for membership.
  4. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food: Excellent, View: spectacular will be more than happy to make the drive out to go again!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are Core 450 lifers now! Some of the best food and service I’ve had in a long time!
  6. FB

    FoodieBikers

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place with great staff, great views and great food! Fall is the perfect time to enjoy lunch or dinner on the outside terrace overlooking the golf course. A lunch stop usually includes a burger or a pizza and dinner can easily be a bunch of shareable plates.
  7. TH

    TaraH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant in beautiful setting. The portions were not large but the quality was there and service impeccable. We will be returning!
  8. LW

    LeslieW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! We had the lamb lollipops, the bison burger, the scallops, & the strawberry mousse cheesecake for dessert. We loved the open kitchen, the views of the golf course, & it minimal noise level. We’ll definitely go back when it cools down to sit outside. This is definitely a hidden gem.
  9. DE

    DougE

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Travelers Rest has been waiting for this! This restaurant boasts a beautiful view of the local golf course and surrounding mountain range. The live music made for a great relaxing atmosphere. We really liked the calamari and crispy brussel sprout appetizers! The scallop entrée was one of the best I've ever tasted!! The scallops were the biggest I have ever had and cooked perfectly!! The Old Fashioned was one of the best we've enjoyed. This is certainly one of the more classy date night places in TR. We will definitely be returning here and exploring more of the menu!
  10. JL

    JimLester

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table of 4 very pleased with all aspects of our dinner at Core 450. My wife had a salad with grilled shrimp and I had the dry aged pork chop which was perfection. Lots of new items on menu. Highly recommend.
  11. KR

    KrisR

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Drinks and food were good but nothing spectacular. One of the chefs had their child at the restaurant and our waitress was doing her best to watch him.
  12. MM

    MichaelM

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff was friendly and efficient. Amazing Chef. Recommend you try this place. Great view, food and atmosphere .
  13. JT

    JohnT

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Core 450 offers a friendly & inviting atmosphere…the food , service and staff was great. Nice place for an enjoyable night out!
  14. CM

    ChristyM

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We have been to Core 450 in the past and it was really good. This time not so much. Food was just ok. Service and staff were both great! Newer menu and the steak part was way over priced compared to our last experience. Steaks were good on first trip but not so impressed to pay the prices they have currently and then get sides separately. We ordered other items than steak this time and just were not as satisfied as our last visit. We dine out often and at many different restaurants and don’t mind paying for good food and atmosphere. We just did not feel it this visit. May consider to try again if we hear they make some changes.
  15. TT

    TTaylor

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was incredible, polite, knowledgeable and attentive. We ordered the land and sea chefs special. While pricey, it was beautiful and delicious. I will say the 50day aged steak was not very tender, and I did not enjoy the flavor, but my husband did. The scallops were incredibly tasty and the steamed buns were a wonderful surprise. We will be back.
  16. FF

    FloridaFoodie

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service could not have been any better. We’ll be back soon.
  17. T

    Thomas

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding - incredible dinner and experience! Highly recommend it!
  18. SC

    SCtraveler

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been several times before - new chef - as good or better than ever
  19. CP

    CherylP

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All four in our party was very happy with the wait staff. They were friendly and answered all questions. After our order was in we all thought it was avery long time till we got our food. Finally our salads came and 2 of us had the Southern which was crammed with lettuce, also the cornbread was crumbly. Don't know if it was meant to be that way or not? Everyone was happy with their entrees. My pork chop was overcooked but tasted OK but that was a little disappointing. Atmosphere was fine. Since there were few people in the dining room we thought the outdoor patrons perhaps got their food more timely.
  20. LB

    LittleB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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!
  21. BC

    BettyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    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!
  22. MM

    MichaelM

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Service and causal friendly atmosphere was fantastic.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, great food, great experience.
  24. 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.
  25. r

    raddar1359

    Charleston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 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.
  26. 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.
  27. LP

    LynnP

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 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,
  28. 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 🤗
  29. BR

    BlueRidgeBootlegger

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 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 -
  30. 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.
  31. CA

    CrystalA

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 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.
  32. 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 🍕! 😋
  33. NS

    NathanS

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great as always, and delicious food was served in a friendly and timely manner!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. CM

    ChristyM

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dining experience very much! Food was awesome! We will be back again!
  39. PH

    PatrickHenson

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.6 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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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