Sassafras Southern Bistro

4.8
1439 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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1439 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Wonderful service. Wonderful outdoor patio spot with a heater - perfect for the fall evening.
Highlights - Beef Tips were Amazing. Scallops & risotto were excellent. Pork & Ahi Tuna apps were great. & She crab soup was excellent (more on the sherry side than Creamy which I prefer). Our server was excellent. He was attentive, timely, & even handmade tarter sauce for a member of our party who couldn't eat the creole tarter that came with her meal.
We will most definitely return again & again.

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OpenTableMountaineer
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First time diners to this venue.
Location, architecture, decor, etc. all wonderful.
Great menu offering well-aligned with description of type food served on website.
Good value. Attractive presentation.
We just felt the dishes themselves were a bit off the mark as relates to high expectations cascading from all the other very positive indicators (decor, menu item descriptions, food presentation). Taste of She Crab soup and Blue Crab nachos were strong and heavy. Liked the Tuna appetizer. Not a bad meal, but also not one that left us anticipating a return visit.

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vipMonique
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st time at Sassafrass. We made a reservation and they had a great table outsode for us. From the time we sat down it was a great exeperience. The server Caroline was so sweet adn funny! The Owner came by our table to be sure we had everything we needed and to thank us for coming. I will definately be back! Great atmosphere and food!

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KristenT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! The food and service phenomenal and the atmosphere is beautiful. It’s our favorite go to for special occasions.

JC
vipJoeC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafras is always a great choice in downtown Greenville. Everything on the menu is great!

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Bill
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at Avery nice table promptly upon arriving at our reservation time. The food, service, and atmosphere was great.

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martwing
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service. Made to feel welcome when we arrived a little early for our reservation. Martin and his team took great care of us.

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katiec
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal and great place for a night out! Service was just right, ambiance is versatile. Fitting from a date night or get together with friends or co-workers.

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RitaH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sassafras, it's our go-to for date night. Staff is always friendly and the food is always good. We also enjoy the outdoor seating.

JB
JoeB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a very nice experience. Ambience is delightful, service was attentive. Manager dropped by to check on everything and wished us well and thanked us for coming in. Food quality fresh and prepared well.

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Sally
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Out of ribeye but the filet was good. The wine , cocktails and food all arrived at the same time.

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davidm
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Tables were spaced well. Sarah did a wonderful job taking care of us. Food came promptly and was hot. Owner/manager came,over and spoke with us answering all our questions. Salmon and tuna were out of this world. Since we live over an hour away, we eat early. That was great because we could hear each other talk. As time progressed, it became very busy & noisy. Will definitely go back

MB
MichaelB
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambience, and great service!!

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TomB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was as well. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend

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vipSharpflyin
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great friendly staff! food was good, lots of fried food but yummy

MB
MichaelB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Food was great as was the dessert. Service good and manager checks in as well. Highly recommend.

SJ
SheraJ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent customer service! Definitely recommend to everyone!

CS
CharlesS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dinning here, Absolutely impressive ambience, feeling was upscale, loved everything about this dinning experience. Would recommended to anyone wanting to have romantic night out or intimate dinner with friends.

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RitaK
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food and great atmosphere.

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WarrenG
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place and delicious food. Filet was better than more expensive steakhouses

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vipTomBoyCt
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We chose Sassafrass on the recommendation of a friend who ranked it up there with Rick Erwins and Halls. The online reviews were superlative as well. Hmm. Obviously, our culinary expectations are very different. We liked the atmosphere and service, the drinks were fine, but the meals were average (Crab cakes and trout).

In these post Covid supply chain disaster days its tough to blame a restaurant for under-delivering on food availability or quality. Almost every restaurant now is 'out of a specialty or popular item.' That was also true at Sassafrass. However, we can purchase almost any high quality meat or seafood online (Wild Fork, e.g.) so it is puzzling why restauranteurs have a hard time. Must be a raw cost/menu pricing issue.

It is getting harder and harder to find that special dining experience today - unless you keep going back to the tried and true standards like Ruth Chris', Rick Erwins or Halls. We are always trying to step out from these dependables for a special night out - but post Covid seem to be constantly disappointed.

Oh well.

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ConnieHHI
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, we all had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding and the ambience was perfect. HIGHLY recommend this beautiful restaurant.

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ToriPink
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! I love to dine at Sassafras…

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vipjonstein
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

enjoyable restaurant. nice menu if a bit limited. food was all very good. service was delightfully friendly. nice to be able to sit inside or outside.

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NitaL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and the service was great as well, if I need to critic anything is the wine list, I would suggest some wines from around the world, some French, Spanish or and Portuguese wines would have made it 5 stars across the board!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambiance! It was my birthday and they gave us a free dessert! Salmon and ribeye were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and the manager were tremendous!

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paulF
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious. The best Mac and cheese ever!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, wonderful food

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ShaRich
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Scallops were not as good as previous. Overcooked. But our waitress was wonderful and everyone else's meal was delicious.

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Mrsjhaus
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, really good food! Pork tenderloin in Buffalo sauce over grits appetizer is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Our server was excellent as was the food. Will definitely be coming back soon.

BB
BrentB
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strongly recommend! Great food and service and the best wine pricing per bottle in town!

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Rick
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and nice menu. Food was delicious, especially the starters. Staff was attentive and courteous

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our food and service. This is a wonderful place to enjoy an evening out!

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PattiG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an enjoyable donn last night. The food was excellent and the waitress was amazing, she is a sweet and pretty lady. We will definitely go back again.

BP
BobP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The service was excellent--our waitress checked on us quite often to make sure we had everything we needed.

CP
vipChrisP
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love going here! We’ve been about 5 times in the past 7 months and each time is great! The food is always delicious and the playlist is fun. We can’t wait to go back again.

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DaveW
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Special Birthday. Food good, but ribeye lil tuff; all else was wonderful. Service was impeccable!

KJ
KimJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Sassafras on Saturday night with our 2 year old. This is a great family dining experience. There were several families dining as well. The Food was great. Our server was amazing!

FAQs

Sassafras Southern Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.