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About Larkin's on the River

Larkin’s on the River is an award-winning restaurant serving premium cut steaks, fresh seafood, and fine wines. Every menu item is created with the freshest ingredients and served with a creative flair.

Larkin’s on the River at the Peace Center for the performing arts, is situated in the heart of downtown Greenville, along the banks of the Reedy River, in the old Gower Coach Factory. This is the only building remaining of the original eleven dating back to Civil War. With beautiful preserved exposed brick walls and open ceilings, the history of the building serves as the perfect backdrop to the modern and hip atmosphere Larkin’s on the River offers.

318 S. Main St
Greenville, SC 29601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; 2 to 5 Menu: 2pm - 5pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 2:00pm; 2 to 5 Menu: 2pm - 5pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Broad & Main

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(864) 467-9777

Website:
http://www.larkinsontheriver.com/

Catering:
At Larkin’s on the River every event is our most exciting event. A Larkin’s representative will treat you as if you were the only guest in the house! Your special event will be the best, most elegant, fun & exciting event you have ever hosted!

All of our venues all offer distinct special attractions for any taste…

Larkin’s Culinary Team is Skilled to prepare any type of meal you can dream up, and our service specialists will make your guests feel well taken care of!

Parking Details:
Proceed to Japanese Dogwood Lane off of Falls Street (Behind the old Greenville News), guests may be able to find parallel parking along Main or Broad.

Executive Chef:
Alex Castro

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Larkin's on the River Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (88)
Good for Anniversaries (83)
Good for a Date (73)
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Romantic (58)
Pre/post Theatre (52)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Business Meals (50)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Worth the Drive (44)
Waterfront (42)
Scenic View (38)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Notable Wine List (35)
Cozy (29)
Good for Groups (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Authentic (20)
People Watching (18)
Fun (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Casual (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Seasonal (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great Beer (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

She Crab Oup that's out of this world!!
Best anywhere!
One of our favorite places!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. Highly recommended- Tres leches on the dessert menu is a must!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Larkins is in an amazing venue that is conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Greenville. The wait staff is extremely accommodating and goes well beyond the expectations that I would have of a restaurant of this caliber. However, I have noticed that while the cost of the menu items has risen, the quality does not quite match.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was outstanding. We had everything from appetizer to dessert. The place was packed and loud, but we dined before theater, so many patrons were on the same schedule. Our waiter was overbooked, but did his best. Overall, the experience was good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Came here to celebrate my mom's birthday and the food was delicious! The service was quick and our waitress was excellent and accommodating. My mom sent back her chicken dish because the wine sauce was too much for her, but she received another dish without problem and promptly. I would definitely return here to try other dishes on the menu. Dessert was tasty as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant! Excellent food, service and wine selection! Highly recommend!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food and service. Went there to celebrate a relative's graduation.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved our evening out. Great service, food and seating. A favorite of ours before or after a show or concert.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We both had fish, and both were prepared to perfection. The salad was fresh and large enough to share. Very nice dining.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wait staff seemed inexperienced and was not as attentive as expected.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We were a little disappointed this visit; our waiter wasn't the best; spilled our oil plate and wasn't attentive enough; compared to what we have had before. Would have liked our preferred better choice of seating considered more, we were entertaining a relative who's never been to Greenville before; Valet parking was very poor service...... So we may not be back so soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service was slow and had to ask for items more than one time. One of our steaks was way over cooked. The meal was refunded but at an establishment of this caliber this should not happen.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous food and service. Definitely a must for foodies

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was disappointing overall....we both had steaks which were good, not the best I have had....but the sides tasted like something you would get at cafeteria --cheese loaded broccolini and dry mashed potatoes....plus the bread was not house-made....dessert we passed on....the table-made Caesar salad was the best part of the meal

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First time to Larkins and we couldn’t have been more pleased. I decided to take my wife there to celebrate her birthday with out of town guests. David our waiter was excellent, he was attentive and engaging. The food was fantastic, the steaks were cooked perfectly. Each side dish we ordered was the perfect amount for four people.
We left very pleased with the experience and will definitely come back.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was just so so. Nothing special. Steak was suppose to be the specialty and was average at best. Might have been just an off night but would pass on next time

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Hostess was friendly. We were early and was still seated immediately. Cocktails were mixed perfectly. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable and answered all our questions with calm and engaged. The she crab soup was the best I've had inland. We all ordered filet with 1 being bone in. All were cooked to perfection except 1, it was very well done instead of medium. We did not bring it to their attention. Sides were tasty and dessert was on point especially the Chocolate Lava Cake. Valet parking was nice. We were unaware but if you let the hostess know they will have you vehicle ready when you leave. Overall, with that 1 exception, avery enjoyable experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was very good. All four of us had a different entreeand eveyone enjoyed their selection. Having the valet parking and easyaccess for my wife was especially helpful.We will be back!!

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was good but the food wasn’t great. Disappointing. Also, we were the only people in the restaurant.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good food with excellent service. We had a great dinner

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our waiter was very friendly, available and new menu and special items. Great ceasar salad maker! We found out later that evening it was his first night wirkung at Larkins. Wow nice job!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Got order wrong but overall it was fine

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

I had the filet mignon, and my friend had the salmon. The filet was perfectly cooked at medium rare and was very tender. My friend said the salmon was so perfectly done as to rival his mom's cooking. It was quiet and easy to chat. Great atmosphere for a relaxing meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent experience and was perfect way to end our girls weekend!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Ordered medium rare steak an came out well done. Never heard dinner specials. Just not a great experience for the prices.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great steaks! The staff is fantastic and the atmosphere is perfect for a date or large party.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Went for my wife's birthday. Everything was excellent including the server! Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Met for a business dinner. Restaurant is quite loud so conversation was difficult. Nice beer and wine list. Two of us ordered the shrimp and grits and it was only ok - too much cheese and the grits were served with a mashed potato or stiffer consistency. Bacon wrapped scallops appetizer was excellent.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We thought the restaurant was excellent. The food and service were great. There was a cozy feel to the dining room, especially considering it was dark, rainy and miserable outside. Only drawback is that it's hard to get to and parking may be an issue. That said, we will get back again and highly recommend Larkins.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was our wedding anniversary and we wanted something different and nice. This made our evening great

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have been several times while in town and it has been good. This time I had a horrible experience. We had a 7:30 reservation and arrived early 6:45 but told hostess we would be happy to have a drink before. They said they would get our table ready. At 7:30 they were still "getting out table ready". We ended up eating at the bar. Our steaks were undercooked and almost "cold" when they arrived. Bartender was great however, we sent the steaks back and they were still undercooked. Took manager 30 min to come over and apologize. Won't be going back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Anniversary dinner

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We came here to celebrate a special occasion and had the perfect table waiting on us on a busy evening. The restaurant was humming with energy and had a great atmosphere. The crafted cockatails were unique and the menu had plenty of good options. The food for the price was just OK to be honest - my crab cake was very salty - but the overall evening was memorable and enjoyable. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had the mussels which were so small I gave up trying to find them and eat bread instead.
The steaks were very nice.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Larkins is always the perfect spot before a show at the Peace Center. Our server was on point and very nice. We loved our meal and will be back again soon!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The atmosphere was really nice- Try and sit outside if you can! The food was a dissapointment. I ordered the Hot Salmon and it was drenched in sauce (I could barely taste the fish). My husband ordered the rack of lamb and the meat was really tough.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food! Amazing service! Wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed excellent service and exceptional food. My wife had the Oso Bucco and I enjoyed the Smoked Salmon. The fish was fresh and has great flavor. We shared a crime brûlée for dessert. Everything was top shelf. Pricey, but excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The torpedo tenderloin was fabulous! The She Crab soup was the absolute best!

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