Hendrix

4.7
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359 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
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R
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife's birthday and they had a nice happy birthday note on the table when we arrived which was signed by the entire staff. Nice touch!

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time back to Hendrix and it did not disappoint! Our waiter, Tim, was very attentive and made our date night very special. We love Hendrix and will be back again!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great environment

SH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food wonderful as always!

LK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our hostess/waitress was great! She was very polite, helpful and knowledgeable of the menu and ingredients. I would definitely recommend this restaurants to my friends.

D
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We loved the food, but the noise level is too high. I asked specifically for a table where 6 of us could talk, and instead we were put in the middle. One of our friends had an app to monitor the noise level and it was in the danger zone. Unless something can be done about the noise level, or being placed at the banquettes, I am not sure that I can return. This would be a shame because the food is wonderful as is the service we receive.

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my family before a cocktail event! We had an amazing experience & our server Tim was great!

p
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Loved the atmosphere. Server was excellent.

C
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food over seasoned with salt for my taste but otherwise very good, done very well, quality ingredients.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pork chop was slightly over done.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food we had was excellent, but the restaurant was out of a large number of items, especially entrees. I was told this was a very unexpected issue that only affected that night and am excited to go back! Might be worth a quick phone call if you have a reservation on the later side just to check that a range of options for dinner are still available.

DW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – upscale and casual at the same time. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The duck was excellent, shrimp and grits was also great as was the steak. the Hendrix Paella fell short of expectations. The ingredients were fresh and excellent, however the rice tasted as if it had sat too long before service. Critical timing is important on this dish. Plating was excellent and portion sizes were spot on. Service was well-timed and friendly, beers selection was amazing and was affordable."

K
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great fun! The drinks are unique and the food pairs well. A fun place!

LP
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place I will be back there was some kind of event where people dressed up like clowns was that a theme party??? The place is great....

OT
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food! Really enjoyed the different flavors! Really recommend this place!

E
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, including the desserts. It definitely isn’t the same old menu you find at many places. The portions are not too big and not too small.

PD
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Our new favorite place in town.

AF
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner starting with a delicious cocktail and the charcuterie tray. I loved the small plates and the fresh ingredients. The fried oysters were perfect. Our waiter was top notch and dinner concluded with tiramisu since we were celebrating a birthday.

TM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to Columbia. Excellent food and service. Javier even came out of the kitchen to welcome us and say hello which I much appreciated. Our out of town guest were very impressed with everything also.

P
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was eclectic. Service was good. Would like to have seen more salad selections

PR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

R
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was very disappointing... Hendrix has such a fun vibe and we were so excited to try it! The fish was cold, undercooked and had little flavor. The meat and cheese board was the weirdest mix of food. We love getting wine and cheese but this mix was just bad. Cocktails are great!

CF
Charleston
44 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Steak Tartar was delicious. Gnocchi was wonderful. Beet salad and apple salad were very good. Grouper was thinly sliced and over cooked.

J
Charleston
58 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took our daughter and grandkids here while visiting during the holidays. We shared appetizrrs of beef tartare, crispy pork belly, and potato gnocchi. Pork belly was very good since it was crispy. The teens enjoyed the potato dish. Beef tartare was good but not as good as the last time we had it there. The entrees were all delicious, grouper, duck and shrimp. The flourless chocolate cake was great, as we had enjoyed it on a prior visit.

RL
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was expecting to be Wowed and was not...

Hostess seated us by the wall and asked if we could be seated at the window and she seemed to have an attitude about this request. Waiter was okay but needs to be trained better to understand his menu.

The food was plated beautifully and was delicious! Will wait a while before returning.

J
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We struggled to find something for lunch on the small menu that is offered on the rooftop patio. We all ended up with the pork tacos which were just okay, nothing spectacular. The Brussel sprout leaves were served in a tiny bowl and were hardly enough for tapas portion, they were over salted. We didn't try anything on the dinner menu so I can't comment there.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food, service and promptness and attention,wonderful.

AK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food

r
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had a reservation for 8:00, arrived on time and had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Other patrons left when they didn't get seated. Our server was great! Fried oyster appetizer was yummy! I ordered the special, a bone-in short rib with potato hash and puree. Short rib was delicious, the sides had so much salt they were inedible. My husband had the fish special, was told it was snapper. After he ordered it our server came out to say it was now grouper. He enjoyed it, nicely cooked and sides were tasty. Some tables are close together in the middle of the restaurant. Not a lot of seating so obviously be prepared to wait, even with a reservation.

B
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I stumbled upon Hendrix for our date night, and I’m so glad we did! Such a cozy and laid back atmosphere. Our waiter, Blaine, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was delicious, fresh and full of flavor. I absolutely recommend their Autumn Salad that’s being offered at the moment. We will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food came out amazingly fast, it was delicious, and we were able to talk with minimal distractions.

A
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I loved the food and the waiter, Aaron was awesome. We did receive the wrong food at first but it was quickly corrected. The only thing I hate is that my leftover duck was boxed up and never brought back out to me. Super bummed about that.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and hospitality!
The staff is professional, knowledgeable and nice!
Chef Javier is awesome!

CS
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant. First visit for my wife and I, our server Alyssa was outstanding and made our anniversary dinner very special. Too chilly to enjoy the rooftop for an after dinner drink but we will definitely return. Just the right combination of ambiance and diners for a Tuesday evening. Highly recommend.

LR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t be better. We will definitely be back. Bravo!

V
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot find enough superlatives to describe our dining experience at Hendrix. Overall, the words "contrast" and
"balance" come most immediately to mind. From the historic building transformed by modern art, quiet contemporary music, and attractive furnishings to the truly inspired tastes and textures of their exquisitely prepared, locally sourced, and seasonal ingredients, Hendrix is a rare blend of contrast and balance on all fronts. The wait staff reflected this blend as well, being at the same time both professional and personable. Our waiter Tim Vartanian deserves special mention, being very attentive but never intrusive, and the culinary staff, headed by Executive Chef Javier Uriarte, made sheer magic in the kitchens. Columbians are indeed fortunate to have Hendrix at their doorstep; this will certainly be our dining destination from now on when we are in the capital.

RB
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Blaine was spot on with recommending food as well as knowing when to check in with us. Our table had the Smoked maple old fashioned, beet salad, duck breast, potato gnocchi and hanger steak. All entrees were cooked to perfection. The duck breast was amazingly moist and tender. I highly recommend this restaurant and we will be back!!!

LB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really good food, especially the gnocchi and the ceviche. The service was really great too !

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner at Hendrix. The wait staff was very well versed in the menu offerings and gave us plenty of time to make our choices. We never felt rushed. There was a live musician and he was very talented. We will definitely come back again when we visit Columbia. The cheese board and pickles are awesome!