Sassafras Southern Bistro

4.8
1025 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 1025 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had to look around to find it as it is off the main street but what a treat! Great food and service! Nice decor and a very pleasing variety on the menu. One of the best cocktails I've ever had.

KD
KenD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite go to restaurants. Always enjoy the experience.

A
Ashley
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & great, friendly service! We had the mahi & the scallops...then we went back the next night for to-go dessert!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic parents night out. We shad appetizers, a meal and dessert and enjoyed every bite. It was an excellent value for delicious food. I do not remember the last time I enjoyed a meal so much. We also had great service.

MB
MerrainaB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

made reservations for New Year’s Eve! Great place for good drinks and excellent food. Our server was very polite and friendly. I’d love to come back.

CE
CatherineE
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Always good! Atmosphere, service and food.... excellent!!!

JJ
JaclynJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shirley was absolutely lovely and we had the best service which made our anniversary dinner amazing. The manager came over and we had some laughs. Shrimp and Grits was delicious! What a great night out. Thank you to all of the staff that made this possibles

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

CW
ChuckW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the most consistent dining experiences in the area! The ambiance, menu selections, preparation, food quality, and service are always impeccable.
Looking forward to our next visit!

V
vipValerie
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A definite must when in Greenville. I had a lovely evening and a fabulous meal. I look forward to returning soon!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The risotto is a must have.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, as always!

H
Harp
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time! We highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travelled to SC for the first time to pick up new puppy. Everything was beyond great, location, service and food. Owner even came by to chat. Wish this place was near home. I’d go all the time.

l
viplkk1
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and will definitely be back.

KS
KevinS
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafras has always been a go-to restaurant for me The service is excellent, the menu has a good variety and the food quality has always been good. It's located centrally downtown right off Main St. so it's convenient when seeing Greenville.

GA
vipGirishA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

From drinks, to apps, to entrees, everything was great!!

KG
KenG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent great service and food! Thanks for another delightful experience!

JP
JerryP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The choices of food was great. They paired items that went together very well and if that wasn’t quite right you could substitute sides for a slight fee. The sever and the manager were top notch. I will be going back!

A
Anniversary
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an unbelievable experience all the way around - The only issue was finding the restaurant. It's kind of tucked away in a plaza but if you find it, you won't regret it. We had the BBQ Pork Eggrolls, Caesar Salad, Hush Puppies, and the Rib-Eye with Gorgonzola, Side of Parmesan Risotto and Grilled Asparagus and Deep Dish Peanut Butter Pie on Oreo Crust for dessert - The food was fantastic, the service was fantastic, the drinks were fantastic - It's a can't miss and it will always be a special place for us to celebrate future anniversaries.

MK
MichaelK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always impressed that the owner is actively involved with the service staff. The menu is the right size and quality selections.

SW
StephenW
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Music was a tad too loud

N
Nobu
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Sassafras to celebrate my wife's birthday.  We had a wonderful dining experience there.  The restaurant has an elegant and cozy atmosphere and great staff. Martin, the owner, warmly greeted us at our table and kindly responded to our comment on our first experience with grits.  We had blue crab and pepper-jack fondue nachos, wasabi crusted yellowfin tuna, and filet mignon & pimento. All of the dishes were so delicious, and the grits in the tuna dish were amazingly tasty. It is an awesome restaurant in a great location in a wonderful city. We definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone, and we look forward to dining there again in the future.

s
vipsouthernrocker62
Charleston
78 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sassafras is always 10 out of 10 stars! It was great to see a full house!!

LH
LauraH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful! We love taking family and new friends.

EC
EricandCorey
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancée and I are new to town. We searched the internet and settled on Sassafras. We are not disappointed. The service was great and the food outstanding. The house made chips were a delight. Hearing we were new in town, the owner came over and spent a few minutes talking to us about the area.

We will definitely be going back, again and again!

DD
DerrickD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was fantastic. I had the mahi-mahi over bricks absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend sassafras whenever in Greenville South Carolina

PM
PaulM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Creative menu. I would recommend to anyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Girlfriend’s birthday. They treated us very well and gave free desert for her birthday

J
vipJanie
Charleston
94 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful local spot for great service, cuisine and ambiance. Perfect for enjoying time with friends and family. Great menu....and always leave room for those special biggest!

LR
LarryR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First experience...awesome food and service. Definitely recommend.

ST
ShanaT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The crab cakes and she crab soup were delicious. I liked that they allowed substitutions for the sides.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

SC
SCoutdoors
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect. Our waiter was very helpful and the owner stopped by to chat a bit. Drinks and food were amazing as always

l
ljaay58
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this restaurant, would recommend and definitely return.

SH
SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and we were so impressed with how reasonable it was!
The owner came and spoke to us personally, which added a special touch to our anniversary celebration!

SM
vipScottM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always have a good experience. Food was good. Drinks were good. But the customer service is always very good

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food in a very nice setting. Highly recommend

H
vipHugh
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Service and food is always excellent. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Sassafras Southern Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1025 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.