Hendrix

4.5
183 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table

Sustainable, locally, and ethically-sourced scratch kitchen, fun twists on classic flavors, and a laser focus on quality and technique, both in the kitchen and behind our bars. Come see what Executive Chef Javier Uriarte and Beverage Director Sebastian Griffin are crafting tonight!

HENDRIX: Comfortably Different
What 183 People Are Saying
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Charleston
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here. Dining room and rooftop bar are great. Staff very attentive and professional. Menu was very good. Food was exceptional.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was fantastic! We will definitively dine here again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is good to have Open Table to locate great places and reviews at your fingertips. The bar did a great job on drinks, and our server was well equipped to answer any questions that we had on the menu. My Redfish was perfectly prepared, and the portions were sized correctly. We will be back the next time I visit Columbia.

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MB
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group on friends went for Sunday brunch. The food was great and the service was great as well. The only problem was deciding what to order. We will be back! I can't wait to try several of menu items.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pork chop was AMAZING!!!!!! The wine list is huge and the local beers were great. The roof top bar and live music were great especially as the sun was going down.

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RR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Went on Friday night for dinner. Food was pretty salty (mine and my wife's). Modest selection of items.
Out of several beers (had to pick 3 times before they had one in stock). Rooftop bar was very nice and would recommend going . Live music was good.

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b
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great spot, everything was fantastic! Really loved the food and the specialty drinks were awesome!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

To start with, this place has a really nice feel, and is a unique space in downtown. That being said, this spot is pricey. My wife and I split 4 tapas, and had two drinks and our bill was $90+ with tip (20%). When I spend that much money on food I have a high expectation. The food was good, but with the amount of money that I spent on it; I would go to other restaurants in town that are about the same price with a better food experience.
However, the roof top is a really cool location. I would visit the place again to just hang out on the roof and drink several drinks and listen to a live performer. That would be worth my time and money. That is also what a lot of other people think too. The roof top was crowded and there were no tables left and only a few seats available at the bar. So if you want to have a spot on the roof top, get their early.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Food is pricey, but worth the experience. I would return to try the other offerings. Enjoyed my dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day

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SR
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

EXCELLENT WAITER very tall but I cannot remember his name.

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TB
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is great and the service was excellent from bar staff to waitress. There was a mistake on the bill but it was quickly fixed. I liked the choice of menu items. However, some items were less than stellar. Gnocchi and fried oysters were very good. The paella had a good consistency and presentation but was very bland. Steak on the steak salad was undercooked for medium and even then it was very fatty and tough. Best dish was catch of the evening which was snapper. Would be willing to try it again but first visit didn’t make me feel the food was worth the cost.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Cool atmosphere, brick walls, wood floors. Excellent avocado toast!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service

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LR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Nice spot to try. Cameron our waiter was the best part. Food ok. Extremely loud. Rooftop super crowded

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MC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We shared the tuna ceviche and steak tartare appetizers and both were excellent. We each had the red snapper dinner special. We agreed it was okay but probably wouldn’t order again. I found more tapas on the menu that I liked than entrees I liked.

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AP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening that started at the roof top bar. Our server Tim was fantastic. One of our party was running late and Tim said "no problem. I'm here all night"

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AP
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service, quick and attentive. Went up to rooftop after dinner and was very enjoyable.

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 3

I would only recommend Hendrix for drinks solely because the menu is very small and very expensive. $25 for a pork chop and greens is ridiculous. The $38 pallela was not impressive at all. $9 for a Westbrook Gose is ridiculous when I can go get it for $2.50 at Green’s. $9 for a draft Gose is crazy. I’ve never had to pay $9 for a beer in Columbia and I’ve drank plenty. My advice is expand the menu and lower the prices of everything.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was decent but wasn’t spectacular. Drinks were great. Loved the atmosphere. Service was great. Willing to come back and try something else on the menu because everything else was great. Need some shade on the rooftop bar. Wine was hot and bartender stated that was a constant problem? Well, fix it.

Hendrix
Responded on May 9, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We are currently in the process of having sun sails installed and have umbrellas and misters in the works to try and stem the heat on the rooftop. The Columbia heat definitely snuck up on us this year; please know that those concerns are already being addressed. Feel free to reach out to me at 803.834.5132 if there is any way I can be of service, and thank you again! Wade P Penland General Manager HENDRIX Columbia, SC

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a good meal. A bit salty, but overall good

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Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite a pleasure.

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d
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and good ambiance. Food was just okay for the price. The rooftop bar was worth the walk up after dinner. Will give it a go again but select different menu options.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Bloody Mary’s were great

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PG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We started our evening on the roof. The roof has a lot of potential. However the day we were there it was quite hot and sunny. In Columbia an outdoor venue really needs shade...umbrellas or canopies something. It made this part of the experience disappointing. Inside is nice, however the music was too loud. As the evening wore on they did turn down the music. Tables are a little close so other conversations and electronic notifications can be heard. Our food was fabulous. Our dishes were shrimp and grits, pork chop, salad and tuna ceviche, and the halibut special. Everything is seasonal, and they try to locally source all the food. Everything was fresh and delicious with generous servings. Entrees range from $19-36. I did find the wine pricey. It always annoys me to pay more for a glass of wine than what i could pay for a decent bottle in the grocery. Overall it was a good evening.

Hendrix
Responded on May 4, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your input! We are currently in the process of installing sun sails on the rooftop, and have table umbrellas ordered and on the way. We also are exploring options for a misting system and fans to keep the temperature somewhat manageable during the Columbia summer. The extreme heat definitely snuck up on us quickly this year. Thank you for the kind words, and I look forward to seeing you soon! Wade P Penland General Manager HENDRIX Columbia, SC

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B
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I love the restaurant atmosphere and service, but will not be eating dinner there again until there are more gluten-free options on the menu. I have eaten there several times. Very limited GF choices.

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B
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was over-salted. Had the tacos and pallella. It seemed to have enough flavor to where so much salt was not needed. Great service and relaxed atmosphere. I would give them another try.

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w
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was our third time and again, everything was wonderful.

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a
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roof top was a great place to celebrate my sons birthday. Service and food were top notch!

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BK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hendrix has been getting a lot of hype and we were not disappointed! What a fun vibe! The food was excellent and a great night out with friends. We checked out the roof top bar after dinner and the view was spectacular.

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m
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Rooftop bar was a pleasant spot to enjoy cocktails in the gorgous weather. Dinner in main dining room was pleasant and server, Tim, was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their food with the favorites being the halibut other dishes tried at the table: gnocchi, tacos, beet salad & fried oysters. House cocktail Mourning Dove was wonderful as well!

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BD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wade, Sebastian and Natasha took great care of our party. The food and cocktails were excellent!! The Rooftop lounge is one of the best outdoor spaces in the area! I will be back again, soon! The menu always changes based on fresh, available farm to table offerings from local purveyors. Go check out Hendrix TONIGHT!

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SB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, service was exceptional! We can't wait to go back. Would highly recommend Hendrix. It is pricey, but worth every penny!

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JB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening with very good food and waitress. Only thing they need to work on is the noise level. Have been there twice and both times needed to request that the music be turned down. It would be wonderful if they could add some fabric panel to absorb sound. Thanks.

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RH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great vibe! Great rooftop bar. Food was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I didn’t realize they only do brunch on Sunday and close at 3, so I was slightly disappointed. Everything was great! Just wish I would have know so we weren’t rushed out when we made a reservation at 2:45.

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AF
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Hendrix a few times and it has always been great. We had Easter brunch there most recently and had a wonderful meal. We love the rooftop bar😀

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M
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Easter brunch, and our waiter was amazing! Can't wait to go back.

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