Sorghum & Salt

4.7
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40 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
Vegetable & seafood driven small plates with a seasonal, always-revolving menu. Our tasting menu is available Tuesdays -Thursdays and Sundays.
What 40 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delightful - off the beaten path but we'll worth the effort - a foody's delight

Q
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great that this restaurant is farm to table, getting their produce from local farms, so everything is fresh and the restaurant benefits the area! The staff was really attentive, and our waiter was outstanding. He was very friendly and willing to explain the dishes and wine pairings. The food was delicious - we especially liked the chaat, but since the menu changes all the time, it may not be on the menu again. But you can trust what they have, the menu was very good, we ordered several dishes and it was great.

MT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. No major issues.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Charleston. The food is delicious and the wait staff amazing. Hope to be back soon. Thank you, S&S.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. Chef came out and talked to us about the meal and everyone was amazingly friendly. We were here for the weekend on a girls trip and everyone wanted to definitely come back to this place again. We tried almost everything on the menu due to our group size and we liked everything. Please come open a restaurant in Raleigh.

BP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food in a rustic pub atmosphere. A small place with great service.

AG
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were with another couple so ordered several dishes to share. We were all blown away by the flavor, freshness and quality of the meals. Every dish was an interesting, complex and delightful blend of flavors and texture. Absolutely wonderful. Definitely a special place. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

JB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tucked away gem only a couple of blocks from Upper King in a quiet neighborhood. Small and cozy we were pleasantly surprised with both the quality of the food and the chef's use of unique ingredients with each dish. We will be back for sure.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful—absolutely no complaints!

HC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing meal! Our server was incredible and the food was outstanding. My boyfriend and I split the vegan menu and he supplemented with the pork belly and shrimp/grits dish. We were both blown away by our meals. The wine selection was unique and the server made wonderful suggestions. It was one of the best meals I’ve had! If we lived in Charleston we’d already have been back!

JW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The online menu did not match the seasonal menu. The options were very limited and did not seem worth the walk there.

KC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dining experience at Sorghum & Salt - in fact, this was our best dinner during our entire stay in Charleston. We sat at the Chef's Counter and did the tasting menu and wine pairing. The dishes were innovative, and delicious. Christian is an extremely creative and talented chef. We highly recommend doing the tasting menu / wine pairing, as it gives you a chance to talk to the chef, owner and entire staff, and try excellent wines you will have difficulty finding anywhere else. Sorghum & Salt is a must for anyone who loves great food and wine, local sourcing and fun conversation.

MC
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good but small portions for the price. Won’t dine here again.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal from beginning to end. The food, the service, the ambiance. Most unique, make you feel good eats of the Carolinas.

UPDATE: After dining at a similar restaurant in Chicago, we are confident this is among the best meals we ever had. Nothing can compare.

CS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the Chief’s counter and it was such a neat experience. They talked to us the whole time and every suggestion they offered was fantastic! Great date night.

DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a big, "WOW This is Great." The food was excellent pairing of tastes. We tried six small plates between the four of us and were filled to the brim. The eggplant sausage was especially unusual and great, even for an eggplant hater like myself. Vegans and vegetarians will find plenty options. There is a Chef's tasting though you have to sit at the bar to order.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic vegetarian friendly place. The vegetable sides were extraordinary. Highly highly recommend. Michelin worthy.

OT
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, innovative, local food choices. A++ restaurant!

HM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. We were surprised at the cost of wine (by the glass and bottle) and how large our bill was. For a date night with another couple with babysitters back at home, we were aghast at the $400 bill. It was a very expensive night. We love everything about S&S but the price.

W
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really inventive and unbelievably tasty meal. I have been twice and simply allowed the server/kitchen to bring plates (like a tasting menu). Amazing combination of ingredients and sublime flavors.
It is loud and laid back. Not the best for formal romantic dinner. Good for fun, relaxed, outstanding meal!

BS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great farm to table options - vegetarian friendly. Off the beaten path.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're vegetarian, you'll love the food choices. Even if you're not, the food is amazing! Ask for good wine recommendations you pair with food.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite honestly one of my favorite places in Charleston. Small plate options, great wine, super welcoming staff. Just love it

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff was amazing! Loved being able to sit at the counter and see the chefs in action. Delicious local food and a great experience. Chefs met all our dietary needs.

CB
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic, interesting, good food. Wonderful Service. Very Friendly.

CH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had a customer coming to town, and chose Sorghum and Salt on a whim, wanting to find somewhere different downtown from the regular entertaining spots. What a great choice! The fresh, local ingredients combined with creative flavor combinations made this a special visit. Everyone in my party raved about it, and said that they would be back.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome food & service. Super creative mixture of ingredients

AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in Charleston. So much so, that I actually can’t believe how easily I’ve been able to score a last minute table more than once. Can’t wait to see what’s on the menu next time! Fantastic service too!

g
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood casual dinning room. A surprising number of inventive, and fun, flavorful dishes.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal small plates! We had some very creative dishes and we were very happy with everything.

K
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific. One of the most interesting menus I have seen in Charleston. Maybe anywhere. And not pretentious at all.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the BEST restaurant we have been to. The food is nothing short of brilliant. Every bite is packed full of flavor and left us wanting more. The guys in the kitchen work together as a cohesive unit and put out brilliant food. We will be back every time we come to Charleston. This is a MUST to any local or visitor. Thank you for an amazing experience!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, great food, great space, excellent service. Would absolutely recommend! Thank you for the kind gesture in recognizing our wedding anniversary!!

AY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food and drinks and service. Very innovative dishes with local and seasonal fresh ingredients. So many delicious and interesting flavors to savor. Highly recommend. Vegan friendly.

B
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing unforgettable dinner. Our server, Rachel, gave us wonderful recommendations & made us feel very welcome. You must try the pasta dish & the Oreo crack.

s
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal with unique dishes. Server was very helpful! Definitely recommend.

LR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place. The food is exquisite; the atmosphere is casual and definitely not stuffy. Wait staff is informed and friendly. Food obtained locally; the ingredient and flavor combinations are creative and delicious. All foodies will love it. If you haven't been here, you're missing something special!!

JB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant during recent visit to Charleston.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Our server could describe every dish in tantalizing detail. She was able to help us navigate proportions, base on size of each dish, as well as what is popular with other diners. Foods were perfectly flavored and gave so many delights to the taste buds! A+ all around!

t
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In a city crowded with great food options, this one is a standout! Innovative, incredible tasting selections offered in small plate format. I wanted to order everything on the menu. THE best eating experience THE Best food I had in a week of restaurant visits. If I lived here, this is only place would go!