Sassafras Southern Bistro

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731 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 731 People Are Saying
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DS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third trip to Sassafras and it never disappoints! Great food and service!

JW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met some out of town family at Sassafras on Thursday Night. I am a very traditional southern cook and it is my favorite. I have experienced what is called New South food in some places around Greenville and have not cared for it. My meal was outstanding. I had the pecan crusted trout. It was delicious. Sides were seasoned just right. I would definitely return.

JO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Greenville for a conference and booked a table at sassafras on open table. Pleasantly surprised it was so close to the hotel where I was staying. We arrived a few minutes early and were able to get a drink at the bar. The decor is stunning, especially the lighting fixtures above the bar. Staff was extremely accommodating and nice, knowledgeable about the menu, offering a sample to try and recommending several dishes. The food was served at a great pace, so we didn’t feel rushed. The manager was visible on the floor and stopped to chat and see how everything was. We ordered the fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese fondue, trio of seafood, which you were able to customize separately, and the shrimp and grits. Everything was on point and scrumptious! We will be back! Special thanks to our server Andrea who was a delight!

JM
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood bar and bistro in the heart of Greenville. Service was impeccable. The crab nachos are a must.

DF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were outstanding. The rainbow trout was crispy on thee outside, moist inside and so flavorful. I requested my Brussels sprouts extra crispy - prepared to perfection. Each plate comes with a signature hush puppy - such a great Southern touch for this Northern girl! Beignets were to die for! Loved by that the owner himself stopped by to say hello and check in. By far, this was our favorite spot in Greenville!

c
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and a good wine list. Recommend to anyone visiting Greenville. Great local spot away from downtown.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Dish was too salty.

A
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very helpful and accommodating especially for our 1st visit. The bartender was helpful when asking about dinner selections and suggestions. We had a later reservation and our server was prompt but never made us feel rushed. We will definitely be back.

L
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! We appreciated the dessert given to us for our anniversary!

S
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my experience here, however the food was just okay. Ordered the fried green tomatoes and they weren't anything special nor were the crab nachos. I order the fried chicken as my main entree and the chicken was delicious! But the mac and cheese was very dry and the brussel sprouts were not fully cooked. I still had a great time though, and the drinks were fabulous. But definitely way too expensive for mediocre food.

KM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food and service with a friendly staff!

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Greeted at the door and host was extremely nice and talkative. Server was quiet and reserved. Checked on whether a particular dish was dairy free and suggested other items. However the Salmon was over cooked and had no flavor. Just bland. My husbands scallops were great but he said the sides were bland as well.

Q
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great, old standby for us. We come here one or two times a year and are never disappointed. The service is professionally efficient and friendly. The food choices are varied and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. The dining rooms are elegantly rustic, with brick walls and wood trim. Its a comfortable place for small groups to have excellent food, drink, service in a comfortable environment.

B
Detroit
64 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Blue Crab Nachos are worth the trip alone. Wine Wednesday is a good concept. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and look forward to coming back the next time we are in town.

LG
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better servicr

KM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is incredible. It's the most diverse menu I've seen from a restaurant of Sassafras caliber. My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary and sassafras did not disappoint. I had the salmon with blue crab over grits and my husband had the shrimp and grits. Amazing! Also to top off our special night, a very sweet and generous lady unexpectedly paid our entire bill!! We were so shocked and grateful. She'll forever be etched in our hearts.

MR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafras is our go to for date night. The southern salad is an awesome start. I love the marinated beef tips. The risotto that comes with them is amazing. My husband always gets the wasabi crusted ahi tuna and it’s phenomenal as well.

h
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food selection and great location in Greenville. Service is top notch! Favorite

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the accommodating nice Manager Mike, to our terrific waiter Andrew L, and a solid array of menu selections combined for a very enjoyable meal! Recommend the Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer, steak tips, scallops, chicken and sides. Wonderful experience give it 5 stars!

B
Charlotte
66 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Facility is wonderful as was the service this visit. Food however was not up to usual high quality standards.
It was Fall for Greenville weekend, so maybe they were having a challenging evening.
This is one of our go to places on every visit and is generally very good.
We will try again on next visit to see if they just had a bad night or if our food this visit was indicative of a negative trend.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Everything was nice, but my wife’s risotto was salty and the collard greens were placed on top of it so it covered it in vinegar too

SB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drink selection and wait staff was excellent. We will definitely be coming back!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Date night

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!!

w
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was outstanding. Wait staff attentive and noise level not bad. My wife had the crab cakes and I had the special that night....halibut. It was really good.

C
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have an encore experience at Sassafras. GM, Mike is outstanding. Andrew gave us great service. Chef prepared our dishes wonderfully. I promise I’ll try something other than the Sassafras chicken next time.

DG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Our server was incredible. The food was outstanding. Great experience.

j
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Sassafras Southern Bistro this past weekend. All the staff were extremely nice and accommodating. The bar tender turned the TV in the bar to the University of South Carolina game, so our daughter could keep one eye on the score as we were eating in the adjoining room. Our waitress, Andrea, was especially delightful! The owner even came over and talked to us to see if we were enjoying our meal. Great atmosphere and delicious food!

JC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service in a beautiful restaurant

FS
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was the best part of the entire meal. Very enthusiastic and offered great selections!

EB
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafras lives up to it's online reputation. Great food and atmosphere. A real gem in the heart of old town Greenville. Well worth the road trip from Charlotte. We will be back!

HR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal. The pulled pork egg rolls were awesome and the fried chicken was delicious. We sat outside on the patio which was very nice. Our server was super friendly

DB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally an amazing atmosphere and great great food. 2 of my friends are chefs and they would go back again and again it’s was that amazing. Great management and staff

R
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted kindly & seated promptly. Perfect amount of attention from our professional server. Gave us as much time as needed with no pressure to hurry.
Seafood trio & trout were wonderful!

f
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

We loved the atmosphere and the service was excellent. The staff was incredibly friendly. We enjoyed our drinks (cocktail and beer) and our appetizer of Fried Green Tomatoes with Pimento Cheese. But we were very disappointed with our entrees (Shrimo and Grits & Fried Catfish with Mac n Cheese/Steamed Asparagus.) They both lacked flavor and nothing tasted fresh. I truly expected more based on the refined menu and ambiance. I don’t believe we’ll be returning.

H
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner as always. Our waiter was great. Highly recommend

CH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Never had a bad meal or poor service here. One of our go-to places that we can always count on to be great!

TL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

She crab soup was excellent! I had the scallops and my wife had a special. Both were great. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed but the best part was the service.

ME
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our dinner here. Wait staff were great. Steak cooked to perfection. Blue crab nachos were great. Will definitely be going back!

CE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night as usual!!!!