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Sassafras Southern Bistro, Greenville, SC

Sassafras Southern Bistro

4.9
4.9
2028 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 35 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 2,028 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

    Outdoor Dining

  • Greenville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Greenville

    Most Booked

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  1. l

    lkaye

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and canlt beat the value! Service from host, bartender and server was fabulous GM very helpful too
  2. PH

    PaulH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best Filet east of the Mississippi. great appetizers. I travel over 200 days of the year; I've been to lot's of places. This is really tops
  3. C

    Cherry

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 4 ladies and one of us celiac. The gluten-free menu had many selections therefore our friend was pleased. It was also her birthday and the waitress brought her dessert with a lot candle(a lovely) touch. The ambiance, food, and service were all top notch! I can’t wait to go back!
  4. LK

    LauraK

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service, excellent food and perfect location ❤️
  5. KL

    KelleyL

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My family and I have visited Sassafras several times over the years. This visit I selected the marinated beef tips with parmesean risotto and added blackened shrimp. It was the best meal I have ever had a Sassafras! The beef and shrimp were cooked perfectly! Thank you for a wonderful meal!
  6. RH

    RandyH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing, our waitress was very pleasant and helpful with our choices since it was our first visit to the restaurant since our move to Greenville. The meal was exactly how she subscribed and was delicious. It was our anniversary and I had put that on the reservation. There was a card on our table saying happy anniversary and we received a dessert after our dinner. Should have written down the wait staff persons name to include.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not much to say except the food was amazing, the service was amazing, and the price was reasonable. Don’t miss it if you’re in Greenville, SC.
  8. M

    ilysseM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! I had the beef en croute and my daughter had the sirloin tips. Highly recommend!
  9. DR

    DanielleR

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, drinks, and atmosphere all amazing!
  10. SA

    StephenA

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Very friendly staff. Went for a special occasion and they were very accommodating. Will definitely be back
  11. B

    Brian

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a first choice in Greeneville. We have never been disappointed. Amazing ambience, food and service.
  12. SR

    SandraR

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server and the trout was delicious!
  13. I

    Irwin53

    Savannah

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this dining experience was beyond expectations for our evening date. The crab soup with a surprise hush puppy was delicious. My date had the spinach salad and loved the flavor. We ordered additional hush puppies because we needed more… Main course was the yellow fin tuna wit a very tasty crust, very moist rare tuna with a little spice. The side dishes of homemade mash potatoes with sauté asparagus cannot be any better. My date enjoyed some of the best crab we have tasted with Brussels sprouts. Our dessert was peanut butter pie. Oh my!
  15. JS

    JoanneS

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We totally enjoyed our dining experience at Sassafras Southern Bistro. We were promptly seated at our reservation time, our waitress was very pleasant and very efficient, the atmosphere is very inviting and the food was outstanding! We are looking forward to returning.
  16. CB

    ChrisB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal and great service: Fried pickles, sea scallops, crab cakes, peanut butter pie. All excellent.
  17. T

    Tammy

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Our waiter was great. Wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary.
  18. PS

    PreShowNomNo

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great great place for a family meal —- good drink selection for Dad, tasty seafood for Mom, and the kids both enjoyed the grilled chicken. The French fries were FABULOUS and appreciated the ability to switch sides to preferred choices. Oh, and the peanuts butter pie …. YUM!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and the service, Shirley, was amazing. We’ll be back.
  20. JG

    JeanneG

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Rilley was our server and she was very personal and helpful with menu items. Food was prepped exactly as ordered and served in a timely manner. The manager made his rounds and warmly inquired about our experience. Atmosphere was pleasant and the noise level was low which allowed for conversation with our guests. I would definitely return.
  21. RG

    RachelG

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. Menu has a nice variety without being overwhelming.
  22. CC

    CarolynC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy place to go. Service and food were fantastic!
  23. CR

    ChuckR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservations five days early then had to add two more people a few days later, no problem. Table for four was very nice. Atmosphere and decor were terrific. Server, Amanda, was very helpful (this being our first time) and extremely patient as we stayed for over two hours. The meal was the best we’ve had anywhere! The crusted trout was sweet and flaky. The wedge salad had a tasty dressing topped with bacon. And to top it off my wife got a delicious piece of peanut butter chocolate pie for her birthday. We will definitely be going back!
  24. GD

    GreenvilleDining

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and bar staff last night - even three in a free dessert for our anniversary! Always good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 27th Anniversary with two of our children. Our table was ready when we got there. Hostess was friendly. Waitress quickly took our drink orders, then our appetizer orders and main dishes. Food was quick. Main course dishes were outstanding! Presentation and taste on point. Dessert was outstanding and they provided a dessert on the house for our anniversary. Overall, one of the best places I have dined in Greenville.
  26. MH

    MichelleH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and friendly service. Arrived for reservation and sat immediately.
  27. f

    foodisgood

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  28. JW

    JuliaW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had emailed the restaurant prior to going due to some dietary restrictions I currently have. They were quick to respond and happy to accommodate, even sending me a copy of the gluten-free menu in advance. When we arrived, our server had already been told about my issues, so she was ready and well-versed with suggestions. A manager stopped by our table to also acknowledge that the chef was aware and willing to accommodate my needs, even going so far as to give me a breakdown on the contents of the oil they use (I am soy-free). The only thing was when I ordered the spinach salad, it came out with crumbled egg (which I cannot have and wasn’t listed on the menu as an ingredient). I simply picked it out since it seemed like it was tossed on as more of a garnish rather than actual ingredient. The server noticed and apologized, which was absolutely not necessary but appreciated. My mom thoroughly enjoyed her “normal” meal along w/a delicious appetizer and dessert. The atmosphere was very charming and as the restaurant filled, it did get a bit loud (wood floors, high ceilings so not a lot to absorb noise), so if you are looking for a really quiet dinner, go earlier. We did, so the loudness was when we were finishing up anyway. It isn’t enough to deter me from giving a rave review and def returning. I highly recommend, and especially recommend for those w/dietary restrictions. Wonderful food, service and patience!
  29. SB

    SouthernBrat

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First, the service was impeccable! Our waitress was attentive, informative, and very personable. The only reason I gave the food a 4 star is because the Caesar salad was wilted, croutons soft, and they weee just ok. Other than that the food was wonderful! Thank you for a great experience! We’ll be back.
  30. PS

    PickyeaterinSC

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An oldie, but a goodie. Excellent service and food. Sassafras has always been consistent, which is why I will always return.
  31. SR

    SouthernRocker62

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sassafras was phenomenal. The service was top notch as always. The ambiance is awesome in such an old cool structure! Bartender Charlesie is the best!! Our guests from Illinois are huge fans.... requiring a visit every time they come to town....
  32. B

    Beau

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service from Kyle. The chicken and salmon were both cooked to perfection. Wonder dinner.
  33. b

    bballfanclan

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a gem. From the lively ambiance, the cleanliness, the lovely art, to the sublime food (especially the stand-out fried green tomato starter), it was outstanding. Not inexpensive but worth it. The owner was onsite and that attention shows. The restaurant’s interior is first class which is the result of investments the owner has made. Highly recommend!
  34. DK

    DonK

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Awesome
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great southern food and hospitality ! Service was excellent as well . We had a variety of dishes . The crab nachos were the bomb ! Will be back !
  36. B

    Bestfood

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We love Sassafrass and almost always eat there for birthdays and anniversaries. The food is delicious. Only complaint I would have is that it is too noisy to really have a conversation.
  37. LS

    LindaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Unique upscale twist on Southern food. Free dessert for anniversary. VERY knowledgeable waitress. Found a very good new red wine.
  38. N

    Nina

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was the first time that any of the 4 of us had been there. The food that was described on the menu, came up short on the taste buds! It was ok at best, especially compared to the price of it.
  39. MS

    MikeS

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Sassafras. We try to dine there regularly. The food is always fantastic, and we love the atmosphere. Definitely a place in Greenville we highly recommend!
  40. C

    Carlos

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service were very good. We plan to come more often!!

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 4.9 stars by 2028 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 35 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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