Sorghum & Salt

4.8
180 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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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
What 180 people are saying
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shqp
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a little diamond! We absolutely loved it! Our waiter was awesome and gave us a lot of information about the wines (3 of us had the wine pairing option). The food was really innovative with unusual ingredients. It's not cheap and possibly not great for kids but for our party it was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was interesting, very well thought out and delicious. It was well worth the money!

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vipEABIII
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This amazing little restaurant off the path but not far; really delivered on food, experience and atmosphere.

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vipChicagoGonePDX17
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Vegan pasta was quite bland; however, the server was kind to try and have the pasta remade, though, unfortunately, the second time around was no different. The wedge salad was STELLAR.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Meal- we followed our server’s recommendations and certainly did not regret it— we finished with the beet and cheesecake deserts- also great decisions

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was a symphony of taste. The sweet & salty combinations just danced in our mouths. The simplicity of the setting against the exquisite attention to detail is incredible. Trace brings fresh, farm to table, artistry to Charleston. A must go!

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KimC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan food was amazing - but pricey. It was just a few blocks from our Airbnb so we gave it a try! We had the wedge salad which was amazing and the homemade pasta dish with carrot butter. My husband had the gnocchi which was a small portion but delicious. For dessert we had the white chocolate mousse which was yummy but quite gelatinous and not quite a mousse. Glad we came - service was fabulous. It was over $100 without the tip so would likely try a less expensive place next. If you’re vegan - certainly out it in your list - and if you’re with non-vegan friends or family it’s perfect as they also have non-vegan food. Oh, and make a reservation as it’s quite small.

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DanaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single plate that we tasted was prepared to perfection. The ambiance of the restaurant was warm and cozy and the service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t wait to come back and eat here again, didn’t disappoint

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CW925
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unique menu, great service and tasty food at this small, local restaurant. Noise level was extremely high due to a very loud party next to us. Dining room could benefit from some noise-dampening furnishings.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Perfect service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Chef’s tasting menu at the bar. The food, service and creativity of ingredients and pairings were all excellent! Beets for dessert? Truly amazing!

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vipSailrmn
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Portions small. Otherwise the food was very good. Ambiance a little cold

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EAT HERE! Best experience dining and eating in my life! First timer to Charleston for my besties wedding. A group of us flew in and wanted to have dinner and a night out before we flew back home. Found this gem, and booked for 6, but needed 8. I mentioned that in the comments when I booked online (during early hours they were closed, so couldn’t call) They called me!!! And said no problem we will make it work and they did! EVERYTHING ON THE MENU IS AMAZING. The shareable plates are so good get multiples, because ain’t no body sharing after they take they’re first bite. Staff was on point and accommodating, attentive. 10 out 10! (Chef’s kiss!) thanks!

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vipDavidL
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Not a bad dish. Attentive staff.

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AmeliaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have ventured to Sorghum & Salt numerous times and have always had a great experience. The menu is constantly changing and so unique that it is always a different but delicious experience. If you are a foodie and like to try new and interesting dishes, we definitely recommend.

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vipJulie
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is cute. The service was very good. The food was ok, needed some more flavors. The carrots came highly recommended and they were a little chewy. The ricotta was one of the best things on the menu. I would say that it is best for vegans.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did crave some good bread with my meal but they don't serve any. Other than that it was excellent, from the vegetarian pasta to the pork dish and the shrimp dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole place had a really neat environment, but the food was what really stood out. Everything we tried tasted so amazing! Since one of us is vegan, we were very pleased, too, with the extensive and delicious vegan menu.

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camuro123
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and unusual. Love the food and the vibe of the place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. We sat at the bar and got to watch the chefs cook. The food was all local and all of the servers were very knowledgeable about the food and wine choices.

Highly recommend

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vipCarlaM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best meal we had in Charleston. The tasting menu was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe, the owner, the food, the execution, the timing, the complexities of flavor, the balance and synergy - all perfectly orchestrated to what I feel was one of the best dining experiences - period.

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vipLori
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at sorghum and salt. We loved the vibes of this more intimate restaurant. Our waiter was fabulous and the food was was outstanding.

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Lilly
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unusual flavor combinations! So delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was fresh and delicious!

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vipLaunchgirl
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night from the time we walked in the door until they dragged us out. Food and service was outstanding.

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Topper
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved it. Best seats in the house over looking the kitchen.

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ClaireK
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative dishes that were all delicious with a cozy atmosphere.

JB
JohnB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Would recommend but people should know it is not full bar. Beer and wine only

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vipVictorV
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Charleston and looking for a local, creative food experience. This was everything we were looking for. We had the tasting menu and the server Trevor was outstanding on knowledge of the food and friendly service. Food was unique and delicious. Good wine pairings too.

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hollidog
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service both great. Chef’s tasting menu was varied and excellent. Highly recommended.

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AbbyH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Parking was a bit hard but doable, the portions where a great size. We did the four course option and enjoyed most of the dishes. They are very unique items which appeal to some people and not to others. I enjoyed the food, but if I visited again I would try another place (since there are so many I want to try). Our server was amazing and very intune to what we needed and when.

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ChristyC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite dinners in Charleston so far. The food was fresh and creative but delicious.

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AnneR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though we were unfamiliar with some of the ingredients, our party felt both curious and adventurous to try a variety of dishes on the menu and we’re pleasantly surprised at the outcome. Everything about each dish was pure enjoyment from the presentation to the taste. Just happened upon this restaurant while visiting earlier in the week with another group that also thoroughly enjoyed it. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone visiting Charleston!

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kcd1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Sorghum and Salt is excellent!!!!
GO!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant experience of my life so far. Simply put this was amazing. The ambiance was so fun. The food was wonderful. Honestly not a single boring thing on the menu. Everything is locally sourced and made fresh and when ordered. Each bite was the perfect amount of flavors. The service was friendly and quick and like a machine it was so efficient. Whoever trained and runs the staff know what they are doing for sure. Loved it. If you are a boring eater who only likes things plain and bland with no flavor then skip. Otherwise give it a try.

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viphippychick
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative food. Always excellent. My only concern was how packed the place was and no one wearing masks

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TheresaG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED it. We were sat at the bar and were able to experience the chef's tasting menu. Definitely ask for recs on wine pairing, everything was so great. Heirloom tomato was especially memorable.

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janet
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Off the beaten track but a nice intimate dining experience. Our waiter was friendly helpful and our food came out at a nice pace.
Overall it was a great experience and stretched the palette of a few in our party. We loved the peach dish and the chef in our group named the rainbow carrot dish as his favorite. The shrimp dish had an interesting flavor profile that got mixed reviews. The gnocchi, short rib and ricotta dishes were as good as advertised.
The beer and wine selection was a little limited. Our guys were beer drinkers and didn’t love the options or their selections. Might be nice to throw a Bud or fat tire or the like in as a choice.
The only negative for me at the end of the experience was the cost. Everything had a $13-18 price, which felt ok for the small plates (though $13 is a but steep for 4 triangular slices of focaccia bread regardless of what it served with). The short rib “large plate” was $31. That included four 1/4 inch thick slices of short rib, 10-12 small pieces of potato and a delicious sauce. In no way did this justify the description of “large” or a $31 price tag. At the end of the day, we had ordered 8 small or shared plates and 2 large plates, spent $200 on food and no-one in our party of 5 felt like they’d had a full meal. Just making the short rib a truly” large plate” would have gone a long way.
I would recommend the restaurant enthusiastically but would caution people not to go in too hungry. I think I’ll go back, but will have more realistic expectations for what we’ll get- a really interesting and delicious dining experience

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 4.8 stars by 180 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.