Kounter

4.7
422 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A new restaurant by Rock Hill native Chef Rob Masone!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 422 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 6th visit to Kounter since they opened and I am always ready to go back! Brunch has been my favorite… the Old Town Breakfast featuring a fall off the bone rib was lick your plate good! I have been pleased with every meal, drink and experience I’ve had there but last Sunday gave me a reason to write a review. I took my son (who is vegan) to Kounter for brunch, thinking that there were a couple of options for him on the menu. Turns out the tofu dish I thought was vegan, wasn’t. Neither was the avocado toast. My fault for not reading the menu carefully enough. We talked to our waitress, Sidney (more about her in a bit) and she talked to the chef and voila…a vegan dish that was scrumptious! Thank you Kounter, for being so accommodating.
Now about Sidney…she’s the kind of waitress I love! Very friendly, made recommendations and chatted a bit but didn’t keep stopping to ask if we needed something. She also didn’t ignore us, she just glanced over to see how we were doing without interrupting. Hard to balance too little or too much but she nails it! 👍🏼 Kounter…I’ll be back!

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JodieR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is outstanding. Our server was very helpful and engaging. Sliders are the BOMB !! The meatloaf was over the top. Recommend the fried Brie as well.

The only complaint, the noise level. The building has high ceilings and no sound proofing or acoustical tiles. It really made it hard to have a conversation at the table.

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ElizabethL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sydney and Tiffany are amazing. It was only our second time there and they recognized my husband and myself immediately and it was as if we’ve been customers for years. The food is superb and the staff is so kind. I cannot wait to continue our experiences at Kounter.

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MCDC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! Everything about it was awesome!!

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BarbaraP
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

4 of us ordered 5 dishes to sample loved all but the beef and pork sliders. This was the only dish we all agreed was just to heavy and over done. The Chile & Garlic shrimp and Poke bowl received 4.5 out of 5 stars. And the chicken and waffle sushi 3.75 out of 5 a must try!!
Sampled 3 desserts - PB & J Wontons, Bananas foster, Mom Chocolate Pie! Mom won with the silky chocolate filling and flaky crust. Hubby loved the PB & J Wontons but he’s a big PB fan. The only disappointment here was the bananas foster filling the color was grayish and just not very appealing. Looking forward to going back and sample more dishes this place is a gem. Fun, funky vibe just wish they could somehow do something to quiet it down a bit. We were there on a Wednesday and had trouble talking and hearing each other.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophie was excellent.

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LizL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative presentation. Great food. Really good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The drinks we had, their signature Sangria and the Lavender lemonade 🥰🥰🥰. The poke tuna bowl appetizer was AH-MAZING! SO flavorful!

The gnocchi lobster was not as good as expected, and I wasn't happy with the fact that the price was mostly for the small portion of lobster that came with it, which was very tasty, but it didn't pair well with the gnocchi. They were a little more heavy than usual.

My sever was great, very attentive and informed, so easy going and engaging. Really liked her attitude.

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katie27
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Everything was spectacular. Will definitely be back

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Anthony
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress Brooke was amazing. She made our dining experience so incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The tuna poke is my favorite.

JS
JordanS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were really excited to try Kounter. The cocktails there were amazing! However we did have a few issues with our food. All in all it was a fun atmosphere and something interesting to try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kounter. Great food and service. Only negative is that it is noisy so hard to ha e dinner conversation.

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizer, main course & desert did not disappoint. Staff was friendly & food was very taste.

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vipTaylor
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by the area on business and wasn’t sure where to go. What an incredible find! Wonderful flavors with a great wine list and exceptional service. Highly recommend!

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Foodie
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kounter was a great experience. Presentation was amazing and the food was even better! Jess & Jess were perfect waitresses. I will go back and highly recommend.

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

I was looking forward to enjoy a nice dinner but it was so loud. I had to scream so the other person in front of me can hear. Crazy loud. At some pint The host had to leave the restaurant to take a call from a client.
The noise took away the whole fun experience

JA
JustAvisit
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were really good. The place is a bit loud but not much can be done about that. My only issue was on OpenTable, I had requested standard seat vs the counter or high top. When we got there, a high top was all that was available and since I am temporarily in a foot cast, this was rather uncomfortable.

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vipNctraveler
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great shrimp and grits, portion large enough to share for lunch. Waiter was excellent. Will return.

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capocapote
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Wonderful recommendations and service by our server Dave. Good was incredible and we will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Appetizer and entrees were fantastic. The key lime dessert was good, but not what we were expecting. Service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and great service. Love this place

MK
vipMikeK
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was good, solid 4 out of 5.

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Anthony
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Our waitress made the experience even better! She helped us decide on cocktails, appetizers, and entrees. It’s amazing how good service can make or break an entire experience. We will definitely be back.

JM
JacquelineM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious app...smoked tuna poke! Great entree...shrimp and grits. Crazy echo noise though.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Small portions, pricey, and very loud

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good service and great food. Lobster tails were over cooked this time, but I’ve had them before and they were great.

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SC01
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kounter's food has been a welcome addition to Rock Hill's restaurant scene. The service was great and the smoky tuna poke appetizer is a must have! I love the unique dishes the chef has found inspiration to prepare for us!

JB
JB21
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kounter! I’ve never had a bad meal here. Everything is excellent, tasty and service phenomenal!

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Momloves2dine
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall it was a very good experience for lunch. I had the turkey sandwich with fries. Turkey was more salty than I preferred, as I felt the salt overpowered the other flavors of the sandwich (avocado, tomato, etc.). Also, there was supposed to be brie on the sandwich, but there was very little if any and no brie flavor as expected. My friend had the chicken sandwich, which she enjoyed. Both of us loved the fries.

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gmmc17
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lives up to the hype. Great addition to rock hill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizer was great - the hummus and beer cheese
The salad was the best so good -

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mibbica
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have nothing but raving reviews for this gem of a place in Rock Hill. First, the hostess was so accommodating in changing my reservation from a table of 4 to a table of 5. She also read my comments and ensured that there would be enough space for my mother in law who was in a wheelchair. I was so appreciative for the inclusivity that Kounter provided. Second, I ordered everything that our server Carleigh recommended and loved it all. The strawberry rhubarb spritzer mocktail and the shrimp and grits are both highly recommended. Honestly, the shrimp and grits at Kounter definitely beats most of the shrimp and grits I’ve had while living in Charleston. It was love at first bite. I definitely will be coming back to Kounter, and I hope I’ll be able to get a table after people see this review!

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RobQ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was fantastic and the staff was fun but very professional!

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FB1471
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service - lots of checking in, by several staff, without being smothered. Lots of energy and the noise level was up at times. Very specific attention to the details of the food, i.e. the candied lime slice on the Key Lime pie. A great special occasion place!

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JoelW1
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was amazing! I highly recommend sitting at the counter.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was spot on, the chef came out and spoke to everyone. Such a great place to dine.

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vipSusanA
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great find while visiting family in Rock Hill. The ONLY issue with this restaurant is the noise levels. Out of control loud. It’s a shame. There are dampening ceiling tiles out there. Otherwise a lovely meal. Server was kind and knowledgeable. We’ll be back in the area at Christmas and may try it again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous dinner with incredible food and service…. Loved the sliders and lobster gnocchi! The only issue was the noise level, it was deafening and they need to add sound absorbing panels. Still highly recommend!

JB
vipJamesB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, environment and service. I will be back

FAQs

Kounter offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 328-7333.

Kounter is rated 4.7 stars by 422 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.