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Sorghum & Salt, Charleston, SC

Sorghum & Salt

4.9
4.9
279 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Vegetable & seafood driven small plates with a seasonal, always-revolving menu served in a trendy, industrial setting combining upscale fare with a laid back experience. Our tasting menu is available in the entire restaurant 6 days a week. Selected for OpenTables "Top 10 Diners' Choice Winners in Charleston" in 2021!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 872-6393

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tres Jackson

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for large reservations with advance notice and menu planning, please contact us through email or phone.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Morris St : Coming St

  • Parking details

    2 hour street parking (signage states it to be residential but the 2 Hour limit is for anyone's use)is usually available in our neighborhood. Parking enforcement by the city stops around 8pm M-S and not at all on Sundays.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine’s Day @ Sorghum & Salt

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Come celebrate Valentine's Day with us with a 5 Course Tasting menu. View the menu in the photo above or on our website @ sorghumandsalt.com/vday2023.

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What 279 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Best Overall

  • South Carolina

    Innovative

  • South Carolina

    Healthy

  • South Carolina

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charleston

    Best Overall

  • Charleston

    Best Food

  • Charleston

    Best Service

  • Charleston

    Best Value

  • Charleston

    Innovative

  • Charleston

    Healthy

  • Charleston

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. J

    Jules

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exquisite! Super creative and delicious!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to Charleston on a whim and stayed in an Airbnb steps from here. Was looking for a vegan option so was excited to try this place. Every small plate we had was excellent and so fresh. Oysters amazing, mussels amazing, parsnips Amazing! Gnocchi was really good a different flare than any gnocchi I have had but excellent.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came into town a day early and stumbled on this hidden gem. Sure glad we did as it has easily moved to the top of our list of favorite Charleston restaurants! Better than FIG ( sorry not sorry). Chef is an absolute genius and it’s a beautiful little, unpretentious, mind blowing meal. Add it to your list and make sure to get the Beets for dessert… trust us.
  4. J

    Janny

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very unusual dining experience! Food was excellent!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Bill added up but it was well worth it. Best food we’ve had in a while.
  6. BD

    BillD

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A little off the beaten path and well worth the walk through a couple of blocks in the neighborhood. Wife is vegan and I am not and we had more creative and fun food than we could hold! Go ahead and just let the chef cook for you personally via the 6 course! Enjoy... we did!
  7. A

    Anonymous

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    A menu item described to be "roasted" as clearly fried and this was even verified by the server. When we advised we wouldn't have ordered the item knowing such, the server didn't even offer to comp the item on our bill.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such an amazing dinner. Each dish was unique and seasonally prepared with a very high level of execution. Fabulous flavors and ingredients. The rutabaga dessert was Michelin level and every other dish stunned. So happy we got to experience this space and it’s staff. It is something special!! Also fun wine list!
  9. B

    Brixloki

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and interesting food. We particularly liked the ricotta and the gnocchi, but everything was good.
  10. S

    Steve

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was fine. Nothing great. I feel like Charleston restaurants are all now competing for the prettiest plate award and the meals just aren’t that satisfying.
  11. OM

    OrMaman

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible Chef and Menu, Try everything. favorites were the Mussels and Beet dessert
  12. F

    Frank

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing renditions of local fare! Pumpkin Confit, Roasted Parsnip, and Pork Collar were beautifully prepared and even more delightful to eat. One of our new favorites in Charleston.
  13. KB

    KBSPines

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small restaurant next to college campus. Excellent food, most organic, farm to table served as tapas. We had one vegan in our group but had a most memorable meal family style.
  14. EP

    EileenP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food! Must try the ricotta and the parsnip.
  15. GD

    GDF8

    Tucson

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fun small plate experience... Service was excellent!
  16. JB

    JamesB

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    First time dining at Sorghum and Salt. The menu was intriguing so we opted for the Chef’s 4-course tasting menu. They easily accommodated my food allergies. Each dish was creative and delicious. We are at many nice restaurants in four cities on our trip and this was our favorite, by far.
  17. m

    mikeb

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Chef Tres is one of the most creative chefs in Charleston. S&S is a do not miss for any foodie
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service.
  19. PD

    PeteD25

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Flavors are off the charts! Absolutely amazing. Some reviews commented on small portions but we found one shared small plate and two large plates were plenty for the two of us. They serve European portions, not American portions! The decor belies the food experience. They should ditch the "industrial" scheme (which would be fine for a basic burger and beer joint) and go "modern chic" or something that is worthy of what the kitchen is putting out. Highly recommend Sorghum and Salt!
  20. JM

    JamesM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Sam was the best! Very knowledgeable and gregarious. He was very in tune with my wife and I and intervened at just the right times. The chef was very meticulous with his presentation and food prep! All was excellent!
  21. c

    chooseanickname

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and menu choices. Seated at chef’s table provided the chance to talk to the chef and staff about cooking as well. Enjoyable neighborhood restaurant.
  22. E

    Eryn

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service was great. My husband and I love small plates. We had the heirloom tomatoes, the fresh ricotta, the scallops, the gnocchi, and the short ribs. Would order all of them again! The white chocolate mousse was delicious. Lovely local beer selection. We left comfortably full. We were seated by the window which I liked, but so did the fly that snuck in. The seat shape was a tad uncomfortable for wide bottomed people. Great food and great time, would go again if we return to the area!
  23. k

    kimf

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Service was attentive and atmosphere is quaint. The menu was creative. We were there during a small plate special week and the servings were small and pricey. We cut ourselves off at $250 and the 4 of us were still hungry.
  24. KK

    KimaKimvette

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ..coming into Charleston we’d researched places to dine and this restaurant was at the top of the list - and for very good reason. If you are seeking something different, delectable and out outright delicious, you can not go wrong with Sorghum and Salt. Every course of our meal was simple, thoughtful and mouth watering - like nothing we have ever experienced. The owner and chef is amazingly talented at bringing dishes to live inside your spirit for a long time after you’ve experienced them. He made watermelon dance, potatoes sing and the beet juice dessert literally ran away with my heart like a great lover lost. It’s a cool quiet vibe - RICH with one of a kind decor. Please do yourself a favor.. take a bike taxi one evening and enjoy one of the best places to dine in Charleston. You will not be disappointed.
  25. KR

    KevinR

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is probably our favorite restaurant in Charleston right now. We opted for the Chef's tasting menu and were not disappointed. Everything was super creative, well executed and delicious. Our server was knowledgable and helpful.
  26. R

    Raquel

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Excellent service, we'll be back for sure.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely astounding tasting menu!! Compliments to the chef! Most definitely a return spot to see any menu changes! Highly recommended and our server Sam was extremely charismatic and helpful with the menu!
  28. DV

    DougV

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommended. Really enjoyed the chef's selection. One of our favorites in Charleston, and that's a high bar.
  29. AP

    AlexandraP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was amazing!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to eat, when you go it's not to eat but for the experience. It is definitely a chefs restaurant with a chef that takes it very seriously. All of the produce used is from the Charleston area. The service was great and always had everything I needed, I have seen other reviews where people complained because they thought since the quality of the food was so high they expected better from service or so they say. The restaurant it self has a very industrial feel. I really enjoy the chef's counter where you can watch all the food be made and talk to the chef's about the dishes. This is definitely not a place to go to every week unless you have the money. It is a place that is worth every penny, if you have the money!
  31. DR

    DrRob

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent vegan options. Everything was fantastic.
  32. DR

    DavidR

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with our dining at Sorghum and Salt. It is a breath of fresh culinary air. We experienced tastes we have never tasted before. . . that is hard since we have eaten at some really great places around the world. Dove, our server/chef, was outstanding and the service was a 10! We HIGHLY recommend it!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very attentive and food has excellent blend of flavors.
  34. TM

    TimM

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have had the opportunity to eat all over the world. Sorghum and Salt is now at the top of the list of places we would love to eat again. Well done!!
  35. M

    Mcwhitemtp

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local food served with a unique twist . Lots of options for non meat eaters.
  36. AV

    AlexV

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wow...where to begin. Sorghum and Salt is a tiny little place off the beaten path. But don't let that deter from visiting. The menu is outstanding, as are the selection of local brews and cocktails. A must dine when visiting Charleston.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I took my wife and daughters for dinner on a Friday night. The host was not welcoming and made us feel that if we didn't want wine, we should leave. The food was good not great. The biggest negative was that management allowed a table near ours to engage in an expletive-filled shouting match that lasted the duration of our meal. We won't be back.
  38. PS

    PeggyS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Although we felt the first impression of the restaurant (sidewalk, entrance, windows, floors, overall cleanliness), could have been better, the food was very nicely prepared and tasty.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Treat myself!
  40. E

    Elizfrank

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, I appplaud the chef for working with local suppliers and foods that are in season. Everthing we tasted was delicious, staff were knoweldgable and helpful in selecting dishes and wine.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sorghum & Salt does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sorghum & Salt also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 872-6393.

Sorghum & Salt is rated 4.9 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sorghum & Salt

186 Coming St, Charleston, SC 29403

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Morris St : Coming St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    2 hour street parking (signage states it to be residential but the 2 Hour limit is for anyone's use)is usually available in our neighborhood. Parking enforcement by the city stops around 8pm M-S and not at all on Sundays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tres Jackson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 872-6393

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for large reservations with advance notice and menu planning, please contact us through email or phone.

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