Kounter

4.8
145 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 145 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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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LoriH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Enjoyed watching Chef Rob from our view at the counter!

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Willy
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb meals with average desserts

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NanoD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was creative and very appetizing. Noise level was awful. Could hardly hear waiter, and took away from dining experience. Hope they can fix that. Great location in downtown Rock Hill.

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KristineT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Kounter. I’d heard so many great things and they did not disappoint. Great food and good experience overall. Looking forward to going back soon!

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amberW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great! Drinks were great. Service was a little slow but overall experience was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lively atmosphere, excellent food and service. A winner!

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Nick
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were four people in our party and each of us selected something different. We went for brunch and the food and service was excellent and of course love the history of the building.
Even though the servers and staff were wearing masks every table was full which made
us feel a bit uncomfortable. We will definitely be back, but perhaps when it is a bit slower.
You won't be disappointed in their menu or their food!!

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ColleenC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding doesn't even begin to cover our experience! I had heard many good things about the Kounter and Chef Rob and we were not disappointed in the least. Cocktails were inventive and delicious; appetizers so good especially the hummus and goat cheese; our entrees' amazing. Desserts are an entirely different category as they are prepared by Chef Rob at his counter station. Server congenial and prompt We are looking forward to our next trip.

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DanK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! Can't wait to return! The service, food and drinks reminded me of much more expensive restaurants in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and Chef were super nice and attentive. The chef is very innovative and loves to show his recipes and skills. Definitely sit at the bar it’s an experience you won’t regret. We liked everything we ordered. Pricing is also very affordable for the presentation and amount of food you receive. We will definitely do date night here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks were excellent. Overall, we had a great night. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. However, I found the room to very bright and LOUD. My husband and I had to yell at each other to hold a conversation. The food took a very long time to come out, but the staff was very apologetic.

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KathrynO
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and inventive! Kounter is a great addition to this area. We will definitely come back!

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FineDiner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food but a little crowded for COVID. Loud place but it’s small so that makes sense. I will definitely go back.

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ChrisJ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caitlin was awesome. We sat in front of chef and he is very talented. Kudos to the staff. Food and drinks were all great. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic historic location. Beautiful decor. Fantastic attention to detail. Wait staff very friendly and accommodating. Food outstanding.

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louise63
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very cute new restaurant in downtown Rock Hill. My friend and I sat at the Kounter; expecting to perhaps engage with the staff behind the Kounter on the history of their beautiful new restaurant. Unfortunately, we didn't converse with anyone, except to order our food and request refills on water and ice tea. I had a lipstick stain on my glass which was a turn off. The staff apologized and promptly brought me a clean glass.
Our starter was the baked feta and it was delicious and beautifully presented. For lunch, we both had different salads. The salad comes in a glass jar that you shake up and add to your salad bowl. Although, this is a great concept, and beautifully presented, I would have preferred to have my salad dressing on the side as it was too much and overpowered the salad. As a side note: I tried to use my $10 Open Table rewards, but was told they do not accept it.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time and we have loved both experiences. The first time was a date with my husband and tonight was dinner with friends. It was really fun because they really enjoy great food but had not been yet so we enjoyed seeing them enjoy it for the first time. The smoking tuna appetizer has a fun presentation and it is delicious. I had the salmon dish for dinner and it was amazing! Also the gin and tonic cocktail was special. We loved it Again!! Yay for a great new restaurant in Rock Hill, SC. We are blessed to have chef Rob back in Rock Thrill!!

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vipJulieA
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Lively atmosphere. Chef driven creations that tasted as good as description. Fun cocktails .

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vipTraVeLcHiCaDe
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall Kounter is really tasty and a good concept. It’s only been open for a few months so there are some few kinks still needing to be worked out. The desserts were SO good! My one feedback I would give to the chefs- portion size. The majority of tables that come through are 2 or 4 tops. Most of the small plates are 3 pieces, which in our mind doesn’t make sense. So when we ordered the ribs we would have had to split one- tho they were sold out by 7 so I bet they are tasty. Once you can analyze the flow of traffic I would suggest they reevaluate the inventory/product availability for each dinner shift. Our server was amazing! She was so sweet and gave such history about the owners and the space. That’s the kind of service you think of when going to these unique concepts! Well definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everything was perfect. The food, the server, the drinks. We loved it & can’t wait to go back!

MJ
MorganJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for Valentines Day Brunch early afternoon. Greeted and seated quickly. Our server Brooke was amazing . Very knowledgeable of menu and specialty drinks. Ordered chicken and waffles . Their syrup, fresh cream, and caramel sauce are to die for, and made in house. The husband got the Piggy and also enjoyed it.
The peach Bellini and Bloody Maria ( has a kick ) was also tasty. I was very impressed with authenticity of the the restaurant, lots of character .

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service. Wonderful food. Amazing experience.

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vipAshleyT
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so cute! Great atmosphere! We visited for brunch and were not disappointed. Come for the food, stay for the 2 hour mimosa! I will definitely be back!

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vipWayneT
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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Steph1243
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Ordered a Cuban breakfast bowl and being from Miami, married to a Cuban, the flavors were definitely there but my dish wasn’t executed well-missing the Cuban toast and the Chimichurri Hollandaise. It was Valentine’s Day and they were slammed so we understood. Other than that, food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for Valentines Day and had a great time. The service was outstanding, the bacon wrapped meatloaf was delicious, and the PB&J wontons were great paired with the ice cream! Would definitely recommend and plan to return in the future.

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DANNYR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Will definitely go back in the near future.

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Trocker
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic. One the best restaurants we have been too. And we have eaten all over the world. Service was great.

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vipScottM
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific night at Kounter. Food was unique and sooo good. Smoking Tuna Poke was amazing. Fried Ribs and Shrimo special were excellent. Service was great and everyone was friendly and trying to make our experience the best it could be. Highly recommend

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ErnestoH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Location inviting and crew friendly and accommodating. Cocktails were perfect! Social distancing not being observed. Entrees were portioned correctly and presentation was great but bland in flavor. Steak was overcooked, potatoes although pretty were bland in flavor. Same with salmon. The shrimp appetizer was great. Overall an okay experience. Just not the hype I've heard about it.

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Carrie
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing at Kounter. Everything had great flavor. The service was also great! Our only complaint was the steak was very small (cut into 4/5 bites) for $26.00. The steak tasted great, just wish my husband would have gotten full from his meal. Everything else was wonderful. We will go back!

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vipFoodieFlavors
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was imaginative and interesting. Ribs were great. Cocktails were the weakest point of the evening. Not sure if it was just their spin on traditional cocktails but they reminded me of cocktails you'd get at a mediocre Chinese restaurant. Ordered 3 different whisky cocktails and they all tasted the same and way too sweet. Would try again without the cocktails. Maybe stick with wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was outstanding. Our server unfortunately was not very good. Tables very close together. Very loud. Would go back because the food was so good. Just won’t expect a fine dining experience.

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JenniferS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. So different fro. Luther local restaurants. We will defiantly be back and brings some friends along.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed wonderful food at the Kounter on Valentine’s Day.
The service was good but our waitress failed to tell us about the specials for the day.
We only know this because we ran into another couple who had dined there at the same time and same day. They mentioned they had the special Valentine’s cheesecake and it was exceptional.
We definitely would have ordered it.
We will have to remember to ask about the specials next time.
We will definitely dine there again.

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and quality of food. The atmosphere is casual.

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daisyp3
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was some of the best we have ever had in the area. It is a small space, so noise level is high and seating is close.

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Tarheelfan
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Didn’t much care for People sitting pretty close together with the pandemic still ongoing.

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JanW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love , love , love it! Chef Rob and staff are amazing !

FAQs

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

Kounter is rated 4.8 stars by 145 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.