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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.
Greenville, SC 29601
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
Broad & Main
$31 to $50
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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!
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.
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
We had a lovely booth. The waitress, Serenity, was attentive and knowledgeable but she did not hover. Our food arrived quickly but it was hot and delicious. We really enjoyed our lunch.
The restaurant is such a great old building with brick walls that are exposed. Just to think of the history that occurred here so many years ago made the ambiance even more attractive. All the staff greeted us and were so friendly. Such a warm feeling envelopes the diner.
I really enjoyed it here. Everything about it was amazing the food, which I ordered the steak and veggies. It was juicy and tasteful and topped it off with some cocktails. Which were just lovely. The calm atmosphere and I can’t forget to mention the lovely waitress we had very friendly. I would definitely be going again.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch date at Larkin's on the River. The atmosphere was wonderful, relaxed, and we were not rushed. We were able to just enjoy some time together. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was outstanding. We certainly will return and recommend Larkin's on the River to our friends.
Once again, we had a wonderful experience at Larkins.
We requested a quiet location since both of us are a bit hearing impaired. The table we had met our needs very well. It was quiet, secluded, and just a nice location inside the restaurant.
The food was fantastic. Nice selection. Service was very good... not intrusive, but attentive when we needed assistance.
We will return.
Usually a reliable choice for lunch. They should not take lunch reservations via open table for the hours that they are only serving the limited bar menu. We would have made another choice had we known. My husband enjoyed the burger, but the short rib sliders were beyond dried out- the meat was crispy and devoid of any moisture. I should have sent them back, but I didn’t want to wait another 20 minutes for something else. Service was ok except he gave us sweet potato fries instead of the truffle fries that we ordered. He did offer a good wine pairing, which we appreciated. Larkin’s is usually better than this.
Service was very prompt. The outdoor patio ambience was very nice and relaxing. All of the food was fantastic, except for the steak. My wife and I ordered the Filet. It was very bland. Seemed like it wasn’t even seasoned at all. Everything else (soups, side dishes, cocktails) was delicious.
Sat down to a water glass that had a large piece of fuzz in it that looked like a spider. My partner requested the steak to be well done, and even emphasized that it couldn't have any pink. Steak arrived medium rare. The wait staff was appropriately apologetic and took care of it for us, but that meant we had to eat separately because my meal had already arrived and the steak took another 10 minutes to cook properly. I asked the waitress if the portobello sandwich included anything not listed on the menu (I specifically asked about onions because I despise them) and was told it did not. Well, the sandwich arrived with onions, lettuce, and tomato that were not listed on the menu. The food was good, but for the price, it should have been better.
My husband and I made reservations for an early Valentine’s dinner. Very romantic with a cozy feel. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive. My husband had the BEST steak ever and I enjoyed the magnificent She Crab Soup along with some amazing cocktails!
Very inconsistent service when visiting this restaurant, this time was one of the worst. Food was not served all at same time and lamb was undercooked.
Patio seating was OK since inside dining was sold out last minute; not that busy, but server & supervisor were not attentive to their duties. Given the price point it was not a great value. Would have to think twice before choosing Larkins again versus other options in town.
Enjoyed the restaurant. Food was cooked well and was well presented but the chef has loss control on sauces. They clearly believe that more is better. I believe less is better. A truly great sauce needs only a couple of tablespoons to produce a great result. Larkins drowns everything in overpowering sauces. It’s really too bad as their food would be 5 star level with just a bit less drowning.
We have visited Larkin's on an anniversary every Feb 3 for eight years. This year the service was slow and inconsistent with several servers rotating through. We had to ask for utensils when courses came without them, my wife's coq au vin was tough and chewy and the work crew was removing and rearranging tables before we left from our 8PM arrangement. The management heard our complaints and adjusted the check but overall this was a serious degradation in service after years of really looking forward to our Feb 3 dinner at Larkins. We understand that the dining scene in Greenville is under stress with a booming economic climate and a shortage of staff on occasions. However Larkins' emphasis on expansion, now listing a number of establishments, seems to have resulted in severe limitations in this core dining location. Pluses: the fish special was very good. The valet parkers, isolated up on Main St, were attentive and retrieved our car quickly on this cold night. However, next Feb 3, I expect we will seek another location for this anniversary.
I love Larkin’s. It’s one of my favorites in Greenville BUT...
We have had the waiter we had for the second time in a row. Food was delicious as always but server appeared to be preoccupied and was very inattentive both visits. Had to track him down for the check to get to theater in time. I left a good tip anyhow but probably shouldn’t have. It won’t deter me from going back but if I end up with this waiter again, I will ask to be moved.
Our service was very slow, didn’t really affect our experience, we were in no hurry. We were a table of 4 and one of us had to actually get out of their chair and move it so the Caesar salad cart could get by. One of our dinners had to go back to the kitchen, ordered medium, got very rare. A new plate was delivered, was still not medium but did not get sent back again. The manager came over to check on us but the meal was not comped, as I believe it should have been. Our table was near the kitchen entrance and the back door, extremely cold every time the back door opened. All in all it was not up to the Larkin dining experience we have had in the past.
Took my mom who lives out of town to eat here before a show and was disappointed because after ordering both of us a steak medium well it was served as almost rare. Although management took it off our bill we were not able to eat our dinner due to time constraints of the play starting. Just sad that we’re were still hungry when we left.
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