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Sassafras Southern Bistro, Greenville, SC

Sassafras Southern Bistro

4.8
4.8
2233 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Located in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina, Sassafras Southern Bistro serves an eclectic menu of American cuisine with a truly Southern influence. Menu items include steak, fresh seafood, salads, and amazing desserts. Sassafras Southern Bistro has a full bar featuring local beers on tap and an extensive wine selection both by the glass and by the bottle.



Start out your meal at Sassafras Southern Bistro with one of their amazing appetizers like the spicy pork tenderloin or the famous blue crab and pepper-jack nachos. Choose from entrees like the raved about shrimp and grits or the filet with house made pimento. Some vegetarian and gluten free options are available upon request.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (864) 235-5670

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville

  • Cross street

    North St.

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Richardson Street parking garage that is conveniently located just a few steps away and is free to park on the weekends!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,233 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Best Service

  • South Carolina

    Best Value

  • South Carolina

    Southern

  • Greenville

    Best Overall

  • Greenville

    Best Food

  • Greenville

    Best Service

  • Greenville

    Best Ambiance

  • Greenville

    Best Value

  • Greenville

    Hot Spot

  • Greenville

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  • Greenville

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh, hot and delicious.
  2. Y

    Yumyum

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great server and loved the Wednesday 1/2 price bottle of wine deal!
  3. DR

    DanielleR

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly. Server greeted us and brought drinks within a few minutes. Appetizers came quickly and delicious. All of us loved our meals. Great service, amazing food, great atmosphere. Wonderful all around. And at the holidays it’s even better because we walked out into a courtyard filled with colored lights on the trees. Just magical.
  4. w

    williamp

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had our children and grandson (4yr). Started with she crab soup, fried green tomatoes, entrees we're Maui Maui, shrimp and grits, pork tenderloin appetizer (enough for my entire meal - 2nd time ordering it) and seafood trio. Nice selection for children's menu...he especially liked green beans and the hush puppies!
  5. l

    life

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were wonderful, as always! Nice to see the restaurant busy and have attentive staff and manager.
  6. M

    Mare

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The service was attentive and prompt. We will definitely return.
  7. AD

    AngelicaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I visited Sassafrass for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We made our reservation a few weeks before and when we arrived they immediately took us to our table. Our server Josh greeted us with water, and was attentive and kind throughout our entire visit. We shared a few appetizers and then split a large entree. HIGHLY recommend the Ahi Tuna to start! Our Ribeye and Blackened Scallops were grilled perfectly, and cut like butter. Hats off to the chef, for real! We'll definitely be back.
  8. TF

    TerriF

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall we had a very good experience. Three of the four dishes were seafood and all were cooked well The fish shrimp and scallops were all juicy. The brussels sprouts were undercooked on one dish and the asparagus was overcooked on another dish. Service was ample. It was very loud even in the back corner. Two of my guests are in their 80s and I know we all had a hard time hearing each other at times. We were immediately seated with our reservation, the alcoholic beverages were very reasonably priced. Overall a great value and we will be back at some point in the future. The food is heavy, but we expected that. We all need a lot of cheese in our grits every now and then.
  9. J

    Janie

    Charleston

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Sassafras for its excellent cuisine, ambiance, service and value. A GVL restaurant with wonderful history and style. A favorite then and now. Thank you.
  10. KT

    KarenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous seafood. Fresh and served at just the right temperature. Megan, our server , was so very helpful and pleasant. I had the sassafras’s trio and it was one of the best meals EVER!!
  11. BT

    BobT

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Busy but very, good food. Get reservations as walk in will be a wait!
  12. BB

    BrianB

    Tallahassee

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and the food and service were outstanding, will definitely be going back.
  13. KB

    KatherineB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We've been meaning to come here for years and never had a chance until this weekend. We had a fantastic dinner and look forward to coming again!
  14. RF

    RickF

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with friends before a show at the Peace Center. Our waiter Kyle did a super job. Food was excellent and the ambiance was as well. I recommend the Beef en Croute, it was really good! We will be back!
  15. CM

    CraigM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was very good overall. Walked in the door on time, Taylor was ready for us. The server was very good, food was good. It’s a very nice place, good menu, reasonably priced for what you get. I will be going back again.
  16. SK

    ShawnK

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a very nice setting. Very pleasant experience.
  18. S

    Soccerforever

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed beef tips and Malbec , key lime pie for dessert. Excellent food and service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always!
  20. KK

    KristynK

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations which I would definitely recommend. We were seated promptly upon our arrival. My husband and I shared the ahi tuna appetizer and thought it was delicious. I chose the filet with the balsamic glaze and added a crab cake. The steak was delicious but the crab cake was just ok. I found it to have more breading than I like and found a couple of small pieces of shell. My husband ordered beef en Croute, which he felt was fantastic. We also shared a slice of the deep dish peanut butter pie - DELICIOUS! Our server was very attentive ensuring our drinks were tended to. My husband ordered 2 double tall drinks and found the pours to be on the skimpy side. Overall a truly great dinner and would highly recommend to others.
  21. K

    Ksf2

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner for our 5th anniversary. The meal was delicious and we look forward to coming back soon.
  22. P

    Pete

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good and the service was outstanding. The room was aa little noisy. There was music on the speakers as well as a room that did not mute noise from other diners very well.
  23. JK

    JoshK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. My Fiancé and I went to sassafras to celebrate our engagement and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The Filet with Pimento was the best steak I’ve ever had, coming from someone who has had many steaks and the fried green tomatoes were an amazing appetizer. 10/10 would recommend. Martin the owner was also very nice and even came to the table to congratulate us and tossed in a free dessert.
  24. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was phenomenal. Best food we’ve had in years. The flavors were bold and delicious. The portions were good for the price. We had appetizers, salads, main courses, and dessert. Nothing disappointed. We were blown away by it all. We will definitely be going back, and we will be taking our relatives when they come into town. I had already recommended the restaurant to my friend when we were walking to our car. Best restaurant this side of the Mississippi!
  25. U

    User

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Good food. Super loud and echo-y inside. Turn off the music, y'all.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. We enjoyed our experience very much!
  27. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside in the covered porch with heaters. It was lovely. Wine Wednesday, great deal. Tuna was fabulous. Scallops and risotto were delicious. Our server was prompt and professional. We will be back.
  28. SS

    StuartS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service; very good food!
  29. m

    marshi

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! She soup was amazing! Griffins service was outstanding!! We will be back!!!
  30. JH

    JHG20

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and everything
  31. TS

    TerriS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food! Had the Sassafrass chicken and it was divine!
  32. OW

    OscarW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife wanted to come here for her birthday and could not be happier with the food! Our service was great and she loved the ambiance.
  33. CS

    CathyS

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We very much enjoyed our food. Seafood was fresh and drinks were well poured. Service was very attentive and prices reasonable. We liked dining outdoors and watching the activity on the plaza. Since the weather was warm, we didn't need the heaters that they offered.
  34. NE

    NEN1

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Our table was waiting for us, which was outstanding, as was the fact that the owner stopped by to chat. Service was fast and pleasant, ambiance very comfortable. Now, to the most important thing: the food. Our pecan-crusted rainbow trout was a special and was absolutely delicious, all the side dishes were very, very good and we loved the house policy that you can swap out sides. What lowered our experience, however, were the disappointing crab cakes. The crab itself was not fresh, the cakes had too much flour and were dry and flavorless, and they lacked anything resembling a crisp crust on top. I make crab cakes at home (having lived in Louisiana for 40 years, i use a Cajun seasoning, not Old Bay, but Sassafras specializes in low country dishes), and I know how to make a fresh,juicy and tasty crab cake that is so tender it falls apart when you set a fork into it — thus this one was a real disappointment. We’ll probably go back, but would order only an appetizer and a special and share both.
  35. DC

    DonC

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made the reservation for our party and am glad I did. This restaurant is a gem in the downtown Greenville dining scene. No issues at any point. Really enjoyed it.
  36. EW

    EatWell

    Mobile

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent, great use of decor but need to work with Waite staff, didn’t inform us of dinner specials. Would recommend other and will definitely give it a second try.
  37. RJ

    RonnieJ

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything great! Food, service, atmosphere, awesome!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the value were incredible!! Service was good as well. As always, we enjoy “Wine Wednesday”!!
  39. TS

    TracyS

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shirley was a wonderful server and gave great input when several of us asked her opinion on entrees. We had a lovely meal, and the atmosphere is great for conversation.
  40. DR

    DerekR

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner with my wife and we weren’t disappointed. We were visiting Greenville and had went to numerous higher-end restaurants and this one was the best. Their shrimp and grits were the best I’ve had in Greenville! My wife had the scallops and risotto, and she thought that the scallops were a bit overcooked, but was still very good. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Our biggest surprise was the value. We had a couple salads, two entrees, two alcoholic drinks, and shared a dessert, and our bill was just under $100. We will definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sassafras Southern Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 2233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Sassafras Southern Bistro

103 N Main St #107, Greenville, SC 29601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North St.

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Richardson Street parking garage that is conveniently located just a few steps away and is free to park on the weekends!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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