The Kennedy

4.8
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271 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Kennedy aspires to maintain an infinitely evolving culture of hospitality. Through superior quality ingredients and exceptional service we are cultivating an environment of food, drink and company that aims to enrich the lives of our guests and our team. Our passion for meaningful and memorable dining experiences is embedded in every detail of our art deco décor, every sip of our impeccably crafted cocktails and every bite of our fresh, locally sourced small plates.
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BLPTLP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebrating

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vipJanine
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and experience. Thank you!

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bertk
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding evening, music a little loud.
Waitress extremely accommodating, pleasant, and as she noted-just finished training.
Complementary salad(anniversary) was wonderful as was entrees, oysters and wine.

We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience, delicious food and excellent service! Can't wait to go again!

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DebbieK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kennedy is always a wonderful experience with fresh and local produce! All staff is adhering to all the regulations of Covid 19 which I also appreciate!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner. Great cocktails. Great service. Good farm to table small plates and large plates. Just as good as anything in Greenville and you don’t have to drive!

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BjHollis
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at your establishment! The service was excellent! And the food was amazing! We will most definitely return.

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LoriH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very underwhelmed. First we ate in the outside covered parking lot.....noisy, flies so that didn't help. Ordered brussel sprouts and crab fried rice. Sprouts were too soaked in balsalmic and very salty. Fried rice lacked egg and was very mushy and had celery...ugh. My son had ribeye which was good and cooked well. My duck confit was marginal. Small and not very good at all. Best part of my meal was the dessert. Would not return as overpriced and really not very good.

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Racerray
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent selection of Bourbons and rye whiskies as well as a very trendy, locally based menu. The staff was most welcoming and excellent in their service. We just had 3 small plates and that was enough for the two of us. We will definitely be back to try other things on the menu. Chris, the bartender was a stand out!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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vipKevinM
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow - what a great experience. Wonderful service and food was delightful. Savored eat bit with a unique blend of flavors. We could not of had a better experience.

Chris at the bar was awesome, friendly and a wealth of knowledge - A great bartender !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience, great service and hands down best oysters in the upstate!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at The Kennedy and can for sure say this is going to be a regular dining destination from now on. The drinks, food, and service were nothing less than perfect. Thanks to the bartender Chris and the manager Franco for their incredible hospitality. Can’t wait to see you guys again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was delicious, our fish came out not completely cooked.. but the chef recooked it and it was perfect. Wine service is lacking, presentation is always a must. 1/2 priced bottles of wine though, and ours was delicious. Will return, excited to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most awesome food!! The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the food is delicious and the ambiance is perfect!

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DaveL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we were served including the grilled octopus and the scallops. In fact at the chef was able to make the scallops dish a keto meal by substituting the starch with mushrooms. The meal was absolutely fabulous and will return there every time we are in Spartanburg, SC

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PaulA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience at The Kennedy. We always do. The food - its preparation, presentation, and taste - is superb. And, this time, Jaime made a special dessert, which was delicious!

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Brooke
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very cute space, the drinks were good, food left something to be desired, the service was great and the staff was friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Even Better Food. Ambiance was Perfect. Excited about next Visit.

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Mrscapt
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our entire experience - we went on a Tuesday evening, and it was very quiet. The bartender, Chris was very engaging and table service was excellent. The dishes were creative and the dessert was light and sweet. We will be back!

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Chris
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and creative! Chef Jamie is not afraid to bring the flavor. The whole experience far exceeded my expectations. Our server, Evan was extremely attentive and accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are anywhere near Spartanburg.

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Susanlb52
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!!!!!

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MaureenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Trout Appetizer and Apple Upside Down cake were really good. I had the fried chicken special. I didn’t think it was cooked enough, so they cooked it a little more and it was really good. When they brought back the plate, they had given me a fresh biscuit and vegetables which was a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff very attentive. Definitely worth the trip!

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PaulK
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, even better service! Always a pleasure to dine here. And... the best craft cocktails in Spartanburg!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating an engagement

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AndresS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great. The portions were bigger than we were expecting and filling. I highly recommend the crispy potatoes and the grilled ribeye.

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MarkO
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The menu was a bit pricey but very good food.
On time seating for my reservation and very friendly place.

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MichelleP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely love The Kennedy. After we discovered this place a year ago, it has become our go to date night place. The chef’s table is by far the BEST seat in the house. Being able to interact with the chefs who are making your food and watching the magic happen is an incredible experience. The food is delicious, the portions are perfect, the decor is gorgeous, and the staff is phenomenal.

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ChrisR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. High quality. You get what you pay for. Very special place and wonderful for a special occasion for two or four people.

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vipDavidG
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service. Our second visit and we were not disappointed.

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vipLisaT
Montana
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool restaurant, enjoyed a great Valentine's dinner there this week. Decorated with a cool art deco vibe, nice craft cocktails list, the food was fabulous and service very good as well. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or with a group where you can share plates and enjoy all the delicious menu items. Will definitely be back soon.

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vipJBANDY
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time dining at the Kennedy. Options were innovative but not weird. Wine list was focused with good options. Service was attentive. We look forward to returning.

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Steve
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable staff and wonderful service.

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vip6inBarca
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! I love the lighting and the atmosphere!!

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DruJ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had never been here before but wanted to find a special place for my mom’s birthday and retirement celebration dinner. Anna was our server and was, hands down, one of the best servers we’ve ever had. Her recommendations were SPOT ON. I had the duck confit special and my mom had the bass special. She then recommended the spoon bread.....let me tell you....it has no right being that good! I’m not a dessert person, but oh my word.....it was divine. And the coffee!!! Do yourself a favor and just go check it out. A big plus for us was the mocktails which made my mom feel extra special (since she doesn’t drink).
The only reason I didn’t give the food 5 stars was because the duck confit and crispy brussel sprouts were pretty salty, like to the point I couldn’t finish the whole plate. No, I didn’t tell the waitress because everything else was soooo spot on. Everyone can have an off night on one part of a dish!! But still good, nonetheless.
My mom and I had a memorable evening and definitely plan on coming back. 10/10 would recommend.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kennedy is arguably the best Dining experience in Spartanburg. The quality and care that goes into each dish is second to none in the area. During 4 visits across nearly 2 years I have never had something that wasn't delicious or left me regretting my choice. Make no mistakes, it can be expensive to dine here. But the quality of the product and the experience has made it worth it every time. I only wish I could afford to dine here regularly, but for now special occasions will suffice. From this most recent experience I recommend the crispy potatoes, the pork belly, and the Chocolate spoon bread.

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JEFFREYJ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice of entrees (fish. etc) and preparation

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The food was delicious and Allister was great. Top notch service and we will definitely go back again!!!

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RickyW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waitress was superb. I've been there many times, however this time I experienced the old wine by the glass scheme. (I am familiar with this from some other bars). I ordered a Malbec by the glass. It was excellent. The second one was vinegar as if the bartender was trying to finish off another bottle of something. I sent it back. The waitress smelled it and agreed. The third glass was again my Malbec. I order one more and got something entirely different. Not what I expect from one of my favorite restaurants.

FAQs

The Kennedy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 586-5554.

The Kennedy is rated 4.8 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

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