Sassafras Southern Bistro

4.7
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775 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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.


Specials

Fun Friyay!

Enjoy $6 top shelf bourbon and $5 Titos Bloody Marys!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 26, 2018

Ends: October 27, 2117

Availability: Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM

Thirsty Thursday

All draft beers $4, and all domestic bottles are $2.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 26, 2018

Ends: October 27, 2117

Availability: Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

Wine Wednesday!

1/2 off ALL bottles of wine all night! (Up to $50 off)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 26, 2018

Ends: October 27, 2117

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-9:00PM

Tequila Tuesday

$6 Casamigos Margaritas made with our fresh sour mix!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 26, 2018

Ends: October 27, 2117

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 775 People Are Saying
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Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were exceptional as always! The consistencies from visit to visit is welcomed and appreciated

JF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moved here recently and have been here twice! Love it! Great date restaurant. Classy, cozy and excellent food!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a delicious meal. The service is awesome.

JT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I couldn't complain about a thing. Everything was very good. We had not been to this restaurant previously, but will definitely return. We even were sat at a window seat overlooking the plaza. :) Would definitely recommend.

MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was entertaining a business colleague from Germany. He was so impressed with how friendly our server was.

Would be great if you could offer expresso coffee drinks

w
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an individual from an association in Chicago come down to visit our facility. Suggested we go to Sassafras so she could get some Southern food. She had her 1st She Crab soup as her appetizer & was thrilled by it. Her entrée was crab cakes and again, a home run! Service was excellent and environment easy to talk in. Thanks for making me look good!!

Z
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dining at Sassafras and this time was no different. The waiters and staff are always wonderful, the food delicious, and we love the ambiance. For the first time, we decided to share one of our favorite restaurants with our daughters (ages 6 and 9) and am so glad we did. We went early when it wasn't very crowded at all and the girls loved it! The kids menu had great options - they got Mac and Cheese and Chicken Nuggets as always but it was all yummy and the mac and cheese had its own unique taste. We'll definitely be back again.

AC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 appetizers, 5 different entrees and dessert. All were outstanding! We will definitely be going back again!

LL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great service, amazing food and masterful ambience.

F
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun date night...great food.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Restaurant

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RM
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We celebrated New Year’s eve with friends with an early dinner. The choices we made were excellent and the service was very attentive

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants especially for New Year’s Eve each year. Cocktails are some of the best made.
For New Years Eve dinner this year 2019, we each got the fillet mignon and scallops. Cooked to perfection with the steak melting in your mouth.
We will definitely be going back.

M
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food and great service. We are an early New Year's Eve dinner there with friends. Perfect spot. Excellent server. And no one rushed us, so we enjoyed two hours over dinner and drinks.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! Great food and server was awesome!

r
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food.. great service.. great atmosphere and awesome bloody marys

LH
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room in central location. Stuffed fried chicken breast wth sides of mac & cheese and roasted brussels sprouts was delicious and different. Salmon over cheesy grits was awesome. Prices very reasonable. Staff friendly and attentive.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

MK
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Scallops, catfish, chicken and crab cakes enters and all were excellent! Highly recommend

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun birthday dinner! So good!

K
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First time eating at this restaurant. I had an excellent salad followed by n order of 6 oysters Rockefeller. The oysters were very small with a lot of the Rockefeller filling. Tasty but I would have appreciated bigger oysters. Nice menu...,

ES
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant in Greenville. Great atmosphere and service and incredible food!

AP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great had the filet mignon it was so tender cooked to perfection my husband had the fried chicken and he loved the macaroni he ordered a another helping loved the atmosphere would recommend this restaurant to family and friends

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous! Staff is great! Martin and mike are doing a fantastic job with the restaurant! Our favorite place !

WT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Made a reservation on November 1 for December 3rd. Reservation was for 7:00. Got there 10 minutes early, table wasn’t ready which was fine. Sat four groups that came in after us, finally sat down at 7:15. Made reservation over a month in advance and still had to wait awhile on a table while large groups were sat before us.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was much better than I had expected! The portions were good and the flavor was out of this world good! Our only problem was they didn’t serve espresso, Lol. (I think we are a bit spoiled).

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, she crab soup and Crab cakes were amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

TC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time dining here was amazing. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food came out quickly and was delicious! I will definitely go back.

G
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food not special enough to come back.

LI
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great the only reason I did not give them a 5 star was the meatloaf was not great. Everything else was excellent!

W
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Sassafras Southern Bistro. We loved it! Everything about the food was good...before dinner drinks, appetizer, entrees, and dessert. Bartender and waitress were very professional, knowledgeable, and attentive.

S
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was and has always been excellent

RC
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a GREAT dinner at Sassafras! This hotspot in the heart of downtown is simply outstanding! Bar service was fast and friendly - table was promptly ready at reservation time (which I would recommend) - our server explained the menu and specials - appetizers were superb and all our dinners were fantastic. Reasonably priced makes this place a must try. Oh and free parking at Richardson St garage on weekends - a very short walk to Sassafras!

Do yourself a favor and give this place a try - it will be a favorite!

BC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat when in Greenville...now my favorite

TB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seafood and crab nachos are the best. Half price wine Wednesday and solid craft beer available.

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. A good take on eclectic southern dining. The owner was very friendly and made our experience even better!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was unremarkable. We had 4 people with 4 different entrees. None of the entrees were special. Tasteless, bland. No need to go back.

d
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was not good. Waitress ignored us (party of 2) while giving full attention to a nearby party of 5. It was palpable.

Food was not tasty. Had blackened seafood combo - shrimp, scallops, catfish. Tasted very bland, to the point where I thought maybe it wasn’t even black and it was supposed to be. And the asparagus was just plain awful.

This is her second time at this restaurant. The first time was fairly good. This time was very poor. Doubt we will go back. Lots of other choices.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

amazing food but very rushed by waiter. this is the first time ever in the South i’ve felt rushed to do anything. music was good but a touch too loud for dinner. again food was great and portions more than generous. took half of it home!

C
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were really looking forward to this restaurant as it was highly rated. Both of us were disappointed. I ordered the Ahi tuna on grits - bad choice. Tuna was tough and combo of tuna and grits was a miss. My wife ordered the trout which was good but needed a sauce of some type. We will take this place off of our must visit list the next time we visit Greenville.