Kounter

4.7
342 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 342 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelvilinaN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Love it, I will be back. Food was Was Really Good!

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CandiceA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was very loud when it busy. To be expected. Maybe get some sound absorbers.

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VM1234
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was okay, It was really loud the night I went. The food was warm and not that hot and lacking flavor. I was not that impressed. It was not worth the hype, it seemed very over priced for a rock hill downtown eating establishment.

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Dsquared
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I really had high expectations for this restaurant. The staff was nice but I had trouble getting our server to fill my glass of water. Our appetizer was very good and there were several things to choose from. I really liked the goat cheese and flat bread. I had the shrimp and grits and honestly I have had better. My wife had the Salmon dish and she said it was tasty. I tried a bite and agreed. In the end I left hungry and thirsty.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The acoustics make it loud and difficult to have a conversation without raised voices!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Get the pomegranate Mamosa they are everything!

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Phimy
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good but nothing great to brag about

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JeremyO
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great place! Wonderful service and a Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the presentation sets it off! Love this place and the history! It’s a must, but make sure you make reservations!!!

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vipxxxx
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, delicious food, plus a unique wine list. We made a dinner of shareable and side dishes. Service was knowledgeable and attentive. Can’t wait to return!

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vipKellyS
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kounter was amazing! Food is excellent, service is great and fun ambience.

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ScottH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ok the Smoking Tuna Poke is the coolest and best thing I think I have ever seen and was absolutely delicious! Our server was absolutely fantastic!!!!! Top notch service and food. The only bad thing I can say is the noise levels are so high you cannot even have a conversation with the server or the person sitting across the table. It is actually uncomfortably loud and I hope they address that soon because I would love to go back!

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SteveJ
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very creative menu selections with little differences that make their versions special. We had the feta appetizer which we’ve never seen before (most places do Brie). The garnishes of lives, tomatoe, red onion were nice and the homemade “crackers” and focassia bread were delicious with the feta. For main dishes we had shrimp & grits and the scallops which were fantastic. Nice presentation and perfectly cooked. A real treat. Service was just right- polite, knowledgeable and attentive without the hovering that you get some places.
Can’t wait to go back & bring the family with us (young adult children).
I note that because prob not the best place for younger children.
Try it & hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cuisine!! Definitely a must do again! Server was Brooke & she was wonderful!!

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vipELGigante
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have had some really great meals at Kounter in the past. This was the first dinner we had there, though, and it wasn’t nearly as good as our lunches. The lobster for my lobster gnocchi was over cooked, while my wife’s salmon was cold in the center (grossly undercooked).
The drinks and apps are still good, so it wasn’t a total loss. We will only return for lunches in the future, though.

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KatharineS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed the Sunday brunch menu. The food is unique and also high quality. Wait staff is friendly.

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BrittanyD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great! The noise level was so high we were yelling to talk to the guest across the table from us. I would recommend some drapes or fabrics to outset the noise level. Everything else was amazing. We will be back.

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and ambiance was very good! I think this was a great addition to Rock Hill. I hope they maintain the quality and standards of service. We will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Fabulous food and service. Most of the items we would order again. Drinks were creative and tasty. Only suggestion is to add some noise dampening in the space, it’s very very loud.

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vipMaryT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! We will have to make a point to return here in our travels!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails and service was super!

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LauraS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooke was fantastic - super friendly & attentive. The food was delicious! The background music & volume level was perfect for conversation. Excellent experience!

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SueA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Exceptional food, worth the money but not a place for a quiet dinner, extremely loud!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal!

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EddieB
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is AMAZING and needs to be on food network. Everything is next level delicious. It was a little noisy for our date night but it's still a good vibe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Food was delicious and came quickly even though the restaurant was full.

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mTran
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Being able to sit at the counter and watch Chef Masone was incredible. Definitely come back.

Parking was easy near by.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely go again and recommend to others, grateful to have this in our town!

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vipCharlesR
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service here is outstanding and the food is absolutely wonderful. Although I like the location, in proximity to the downtown (small town) city limits, the place seems a bit cramped and people seem to be walking a bit too close for comfortability. My wife and I both love this place and we will continue to patronize.

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MichaelM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant in Rock Hill!!

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2peaysinapod
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We came as a family of four with our teenagers for the first time. We got two appetizers, four drinks, four entrees, and four desserts with a bill around $175 which is not bad for the quality of food that we received. There are signs to wear mask and the waitresses were all abiding by this. The hostesses had her’s on as a chin guard and then pulled it up temporarily to talk to people before pulling it back down when she walked around. The bartender also wore his as a chin guard and never actually covered his face even though he was making everyone’s alcohol or specialty drinks. If you’re concerned with Covid that is something to note. There was some lag time between drinks and our appetizers coming out, but not too bad. Our waitress made great recommendations for menu items. Everything tasted amazing and didn’t require additional salt or pepper. The adults had Cheerwine sangria which was refreshing and only could be made better by them having a patio to enjoy it on a warm day! The brussel sprouts with the meatloaf were still a little on the hard side according to one of my teens, but he still enjoyed them. The steak was cooked well. Everything was plated with an eye for picture worthy presentation! We shared pictures immediately when we got to the car with friends and family. It was definitely amazing watching tables around us get the smoked poké! We are already talking about when we will go back.

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Outstanding
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Pricing is very reasonable. Most enjoyable experience and I look forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably the best meal in Rock Hill. Service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get place especially at the Counter. Food is creative and excellent. Highly recommend chili shrimp and smoked tuna dishes to share. All Entrees are great! The Key Lime desert is nice!

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vipSteve
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delicious and different small plates. The chili shrimp are a must have. Beet down salad was fabulous. One of the best new restaurants in the area. Go there.

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Iesha
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great! Our sever was on point & made a great recommendation for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

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vipAPMorris
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional dining experience brought to us from Chef Rob and his talented staff. Witnessing his creations at a counter seating is a must. His personalized attention to the appetizers....garlic shrimp and the poke salad are show stoppers....just brings the experience to a higher level. The shaker salad is generously delicious for two. Our entrees were spot on delicious and the presentations were artful. Kounter is a gem for the locals and worth the drive if you are in the NC/SC border region. We look forward to returning very soon.

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BuzzyE
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent all the way around. wait staff was great.

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Gretchen
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am amazed at everything about Kounter.
From the moment of walking in the door and seeing the design, ambiance, and response from the staff, there is no way to explain how fabulous this place is. Let me begin with the second I walked in the door the hostess was so friendly and cordial. The wait staff was prompt and informative on choices. The Waiter checked back at a pace that was perfectly timed as we never had to wait on something we needed. He was very friendly and new the menu like the back of his hand. A side note that I did not see a single staff person buried in their phone instead of taking care of the restaurants customers and their needs. Let me get to the BEST PART.... THE FOOD needs no words of explanation because my palate is still reeling and its been almost 24 hours since the I ate the food. Note one thing on the menu that we ordered has anything of a rating from 1 to 10 that doesn't Top 10000++. Chef Bob even stopped by and was so enjoyable to talk to. Along with people/staff skills Kounter has the key ingredient... a Chef that knows how to create a culinary delight that is out of this world.
I cannot express to anyone looking for a place to enjoy an evening of sheer delight in outstanding Food satisfaction and service Kounter is it !

FAQs

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

Kounter is rated 4.7 stars by 342 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.