Hendrix

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198 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 198 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

So loud in dining room area that I doubt if any of us will return. Such a shame because the food & service were wonderful.

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great rooftop area. Food and drinks are very good. Service was friendly

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Charleston
75 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere at Hendrix is amazing - light and airy with beautiful artwork, high ceilings and hardwood floors.
However, the brunch menu was disappointing. If you are vegan or have other dietary restrictions, there is very little in the way of options for you. When I think of farm to table, I imagine creative dishes with freshly grown vegetables and herbs. This menu was heavy on meat and light on greens.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Will certainly return to Hendrix as we had a great meal and enjoyed ourselves. Service was good and staff was friendly & welcoming!

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New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a nice renovation of the space. It is quite attractive. The wait staff is courteous and efficient. I like the smaller plates or tapas . These included fried oysters, pork belly, mussels, and especially the tacos. The restaurant is a nice addition to the Columbia culinary scene.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Farm-to-table meal I have had in a long time !
Amazing food ! Could not have asked for more, the summer salad was so good we are going back just for that...

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D
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

All the traffic traipsing thru Dining area to go to rooftop bar was very distracting
Poor design

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MN
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, unique food with a twist. Excellent service! Can’t wait for our next visit!

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Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We went to try the restaurant since it opened recently. It was a little loud for our taste but we figure the younger set doesn’t mind talking loudly to their table mates. The food was ok. But I don’t really think the “farm to table” idea is all they should be doing. They offer peach dishes and peaches are not in season! Also. I couldn’t grasp if they are trying to be hip/casual or a nicer dinner restaurant. The lighting is bright, the music and acoustics are loud but they have white table cloths and expensive food. Not sure we would go back. Our waiter was very nice, though.

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Charleston
57 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Not sure what I was expecting but definitely more. A so-so dining experience. If you want dinner- not the place. Bar food and experience- maybe. The halibut was delicious but one note. No bread, no salad and never offered second glass of wine. Waitress was somewhat dismissive.
Probably won’t return.

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S
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful delight, right in Main Street. Wonderful valet parking. The food was perfect. The service was wonderful and attentive.

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Charleston
133 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great first experience at Hendrix! We started on the rooftop, even though it was about 100 degrees out. It's very nice! Our server, Cameron, was wonderful. He was extremely helpful and honest in guiding us through the menu. We shared various appetizers like fried oysters, gnocchi and ceviche then had the pork and shrimp and grits entrees. Everyone was very pleased with their selections. We shared the chocolate dessert which waa incredible!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Krisha was our server on the rooftop and was excellent !! She was like one of our friends. Will totally go back!!

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Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
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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SG
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
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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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
8 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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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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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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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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