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Core 450, Travelers Rest, SC

Core 450

4.6
4.6
348 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Core 450 is an instagrammable destination, to delight all the senses, from breathtaking views to our expansive outdoor patio complete with a full-service open kitchen just north of Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

The restaurant led by owners Matthew and Renee Jennings and Chef Gene Magliaro serves refined, rustic cuisine, innovative libations, and a world class wine list. Known as a “must visit” among the Upstate’s dining scene, Core 450’s professional and passionate team are constantly striving to push the boundaries of excellence with well-rounded menus that feature classic dishes and drinks with contemporary twists rooted in tradition.

Join us for dinner, lunch, brunch, or a casual drink and appetizer with friends and family. Serving our community is at our Core.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (864) 977-8444
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Gene Magliaro
  • Catering
    Utilize our custom catering, bar, food truck services, and Venue. Contact us at ksphon@cherokeevalleyclub.com
  • Private party facilities
    Catering is at our Core and with a talented culinary staff all things are possible! From a traveling Food Truck, In Home Chef experiences, and Our Chefs Table. Contact us at ksphon@cherokeevalleyclub.com or Chef Gene at gmagliaro@cherokeevalleyclub.com
  • Neighborhood
    Travelers Rest
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 348 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Innovative

  • South Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Greenville

    Innovative

  • Greenville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Greenville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Greenville

    Great for scenic views

  • Greenville

    American

348 Reviews
  1. SBry

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation time, then the food was slow to come out. It was apparent that the delay was due to food they were having to take over to The Venue, and so I recommend blocking-out dine time reservations for 30-45 minutes when you have a retirement party in your main dining room and a remote event that your staff is handling.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter brunch at Core 450 was awesome. The team was exceptional as always and the food…amazing! My husband has the chicken and waffles and it was the perfect combo of sweet and savory, and I had the hangover…it was delicious! We are excited to come back again and bring friends! Way to go team and thank you for being there for us on Easter Sunday!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic! Beautiful restaurant! Great view! Service was amazing! Special shout to our sever, James! It was a great way to bring in my birthday!

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  4. PatrickB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gene, the chef, is not only talented but also a real gentleman. Renee, the maitre d’, is so warm and accommodating. This is more than a very good restaurant - it is a community.

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  5. KarinSV

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Pork Chop I have ever had - flavor & so tender. Apricot Martini great & my husband loved Meatballs ! Service = the Best

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  6. KathieG

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of four coming in for dinner on a weeknight. The restaurant was virtually empty. Our server did a nice job. The menu offers good variety, but the food was poorly cooked. My manicotti was cold when served. My husband's chicken in the piccata was burned and dry. Our friend's chicken was burned and so tough she could barely cut it. Not a very positive experience related to the quality of our meals.

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  7. KingChris

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met a couple that had never been to Core 450. We enjoyed the salmon, chicken piccata, & tyhe manicotti. So on point. Claire was excellent waiting on us.

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  8. ChrisS

    Charleston

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 3rd time here, cold food! There were 4 of us, 2 had great meals 2 had cold food (short rib), even when they warmed it up it was still cool…sweet potatoes were 1/2 cooked and about 80% fat on the rib. I had the short rib a few weeks ago and it was amazing, thats why we came back. VERY disappointed! Server was amazing! She was really bummed about the food. They offered us a free dessert, but that was not enough, they should have comped our 2 dinners. They should have never served the ribs.

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  9. CheriW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a hidden gem in the Blue Ridge area. The steak was cooked to perfection. They offer small plates for those who don’t eat a lot. Everything was tasty and the service was outstanding. We highly recommend Core 450 and will return with friends.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very Smokey from grill. Steak was not seasoned at all with anything. Sides not bad but no real flavor. Service was average. Prices too high for quality.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was amazing but the food seem to be warm like it wasn’t hot and fresh

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  12. EatonWright

    Atlanta Metro

    98 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Really wanted this to be good but failed to impress. Service was good although all very young staff and largely left to their own without oversight. Chef left before meal was complete. Chicken lollipop appetizer was room temp and bland. Really awful. Salad was poorly executed with lettuce with brown ends. Steak was of exceptional quality but poorly and sadly executed. Extra plate brought to table was dirty. Asked for new one. Watched them wipe off and resend to service. Ordered steak as medium rare. Served rare if not raw to bone. When pointed out deficiencies, no response. Would not return.

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  13. raddar1359

    Charleston

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and variety. Chef Gene and his team deliver a great dining experience. Our server Angie was attentive, knowledgeable and super friendly. All in all it was a great evening. Will be back

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    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 chef that cooked my steak was as if I myself cooked it. The Saltblock was the icing on the cake (steak). Waitress was helpful being our first time there. Will always go back and recommend to anyone. If you don’t try once you’ll regret it. Pastor G

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  15. CarolC

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food as always, such a pretty view. Service is always excellent

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  16. PatrickHenson

    Orlando

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife & I went to Core 450 for our anniversary dinner. I got bar seating to be able to see into the kitchen & watch the chefs. This was quite possibly the best steaks I have ever had. They were served with a hot salt block for searing pieces of the steak & adding extra flavor. Gabby our server was great & helped with menu choices.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food at were outstanding. Our whole party had a delightful evening dining at this establishment. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a great meal and a great time.

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  18. ChrisS

    Charleston

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re starting to really enjoy this place. My Husband is GLUTEN free and they are doing a great job on that front! Kaylyn is a sweet server! See ya again soon!

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  19. afsurfer1

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great attentive service. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back. Good assortment of menu items

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a nice experience. Food was good and desert was fresh and very good. First time there and didn’t know that you could ask for some things like surf and turf that’s not on the menu. Also overheard other waitress explaining food options that our waitress didn’t exactly introduce or explain. Food took a while and restaurant wasn’t extremely crowded.

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  21. Thyme4Wine

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great meal at C-450. The staff was very attentive and the meal was delicious.

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  22. Sheri

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We will return. Keep up the good work.

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  23. Cabster

    Charleston

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Couple of wedge salads followed by scallops and the elk. All fresh and tasty and delivered with courteous service. Highly recommend the elk!

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  24. GordonB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef's food is often very good. Always aims for high end. However, the tator tot poutine dishes for brunch, let's not use cheese slices on a breakfast dish. I think we can upgrade and shred the fresh cheese onto the portion. Other than this the brunch for all four were great and the portions were big.

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  25. ChristineS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, Chef Gene and company provided amazing food. Service is always polite and caring. View is amazing. Owners are hands on. Best hidden gem.

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  26. DonP

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first brunch experience and Core 450 did not disappoint. We were warmly welcomed and our server was on top of her game. We had the omelette special, a Denver omelette, the Eggs Benedict, steak and eggs, and The Hangover. All of our food was cooked perfectly and incredibly flavorful. The Ribeye with my steak and eggs was cooked exactly how I asked and very well seasoned. The home fries were incredible as well. Overall it was a fantastic experience and we will definitely be going back.

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  27. Disappointed

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I enjoy a nice meal out every now and then. We made reservations at Core 450 for Friday night. We looked at the menu, posted on their website, prior to going. We were looking forward to ordering a couple of the items that were listed. I ordered the Stuffed Snapper, which sounds amazing, and my wife ordered the Tuscany Scallops. Both entrees are $36 and come with NO SALAD or bread. Neither is even offered as an add on. After placing our order, 10 minutes later our waitress informed me that the Stuffed Snapper was not available for the evening. My wife said that she would change her order to the Walleye Special and I could have the Tuscany Scallops. Reluctantly, I agreed. Our meals were served in a timely manor, but they just WEREN'T VERY GOOD. LAST TIME we eat there. $100 for poor food. So many other restaurants to choose from. Extremely disappointed!!

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  28. brianj

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, and a nice clean, comfortable atmosphere.

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  29. DonaldM

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice lication for friends outing Relaxed atmosphere Good food

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  30. JanetA

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect place for brunch. An uncomplicated menu with choices for meat lovers and vegetarians. We will be back!

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  31. ChristineM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our evening at Core450 very much! The food was outstanding and the service was very attentive. Definitely will be one of our new favorites! Can't wait to go back in the warmer weather to sit outside!

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  32. JoshuaM

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service was excellent. I would recommend this establishment to anyone who loves good food.

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  33. TinaL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location and atmosphere. The service was great and the food was very good. Love the meatball appetizer.

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  34. andrewh

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Core 450 had a special menu that offered half price on many of its entries. The meals were outstanding with the steaks cooked perfectly.

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  35. KarinSV

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steaks were incredible - service is always good and did not disappoint.... If any issue - ask for your salad Before meal, first time we got it served with entrees. Next time will make a point to ask for salads before entree. But such a wonderful restaurant!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon raw in some areas and halibut was over overcooked. Server was absent a lot and we had to ask for refills many times. Food runners were great . Pork ribs were good. Prices are not worth the quality of food you’re getting.

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  37. JosephT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glad to have a nice restaurant in the area of Blue Ridge

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  38. EllenC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there as guests. Took a few minutes for our table to get ready, but that’s because it’s a place where people go not just to eat, but to spend time together as friends & family. We were also there to see if it might be a good option for an upcoming rehearsal dinner. And, yes, it definitely is!! Great place for a nice date night or a relaxing gathering with friends. Food & drinks were amazing, as well! Definitely recommend!!

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  39. SundayDiner

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location overlooking the golf course, with a quiet, pleasant ambiance when we were there (a Monday evening). The restaurant also has a nice outdoor seating area, but it was a bit cold for that when we were there. The food was very good, but I held back 1 star because my steak was a bit overcooked - more medium-well than medium as ordered.

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  40. Buckya

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very disappointed that the salad and entree were delivered at the same time when we had not yet finished our appetizers! We sent them back! The steaks were overcooked on the first go round and overly salted. The server was very accommodating and took our complaints to the kitchen. We knew it was not her fault. We will not return anytime soon.

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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 348 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Core 450

450 Cherokee Valley Way, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-8133

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Travelers Rest
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gene Magliaro
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (864) 977-8444
  • Catering
    Utilize our custom catering, bar, food truck services, and Venue. Contact us at ksphon@cherokeevalleyclub.com
  • Private party facilities
    Catering is at our Core and with a talented culinary staff all things are possible! From a traveling Food Truck, In Home Chef experiences, and Our Chefs Table. Contact us at ksphon@cherokeevalleyclub.com or Chef Gene at gmagliaro@cherokeevalleyclub.com
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