The Kennedy

4.8
381 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice with delicious food. We will return. Only slight negative was that the menu was a little limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, awesome, awesome

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Adam
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a perfect date night place. Price is a little higher, but not outrageous. Definitely worth the quality of food and experience you get.

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RobertL
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Attentive waitstaff. Varied and unique menu. Wonderful food.

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JosefS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Food was good. Drinks were below average (and overly expensive). Server rarely showed up. Won’t go back.

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SW1234
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. The soft shell crabs were cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food was wonderful

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KERIB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server was very attentive.

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EmilyE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was incredible. Our server Anna was fantastic!

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vipmarla
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

extremely delicious food. very inventive cuisine and fresh ingredients in an area where it is challenging to find fresh, healthy and tasty food. Great service and atmosphere too!!! thank you!

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JodyL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took a friend here for her birthday. She is vegan. I'd searched for best vegan restaurants in Spartanburg, and came across the Kennedy. The choices and the food were devine. I was very pleased and so was my friend.

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MarkG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening, would highly recommend. A good place for special occasions.

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DianeR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent and our server was amazing! Thank you for a great visit!

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SheilaC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I absolutely love the Kennedy. However, we were seated by the door and I asked if there was another table available. The young host did not bother to check he responded no. I sat and watched as tables for four remained unoccupied our entire dinner. The food was great but I hated sitting by the door and the lack of attention by the host.

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vipkarlamb
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so great to be back in a restaurant - and the kennedy did not disappoint. we started with a couple of well balanced, satisfying cocktails (sazarac for him, 2-1-2 for me) along with a nosh of pomme frites... we shared a large plate of seared fish with mussels, a roasted beet salad, and the killer brussels- and bonus: half price bottle of wine when you order a large plate. ended with a small, but yummy, bite of chocolate cakey, carmely, goodness.... perfection!

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NikR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet little hideaway with great food and drinks

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Rubar2448
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for birthday party of 6. Overall was disappointed. Mussel app are favorite was outstanding and plenty. Dinner Mom got lobster roll which was served in a very small hot dog bun and not filled!! Was embarrassing watching her eat the “large plate” in 2 bites. I got the “large plate” chicken Parm and it was one patty with 6 cheese gnocchis. Was okay at best and of course didn’t near fill me up. My dad got the pork shank only large plate that had plenty of food and was appetizing. My wife whose birthday it was ended up with beet salad with steak filet. She enjoyed it even though the steak was flavorless (I got the steak and frits the previous time - was completely flavorless too). After a 300 dollar bill for party 6 (two kids) there was no recognition of my wife’s birthday not even a Desert was given. So disappointed even with the waiting knowing it was! Was our 2nd time and I will not be going back. Cool place but not worth it to go home hungry eating ok food.

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vipJuan
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place is just OK. Not bad or good, just OK.

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ScottK
Cancun
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always !!

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Steve
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love the food and the service but if you go after 6PM on Friday or Saturday you can not hear the person across from you. It is a little pricey which I do not mind but for the cost you should be able to talk. It isn’t pleasant when you are meeting for dinner with friends you haven’t seen in some time and can’t have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time there. Was a wonderful evening. Food was great, service great and was given a free dessert because it was our first tine there!! We will definitely be going back!!! Anna our server was the bomb!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were both great- but the server we had was outstanding and I would go back to this restaurant just for the service alone!

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vipRomanBrave
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate a lot and everything was delicious!

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vipBanker
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended

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vipEllie
Grand Rapids
41 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out. Lots of choices in drinks: cocktails, wines by the glass, 3 non-alcoholic choices. Beet & apple Salad was pretty in pink and a savory-sweet mix of tastes that worked. The smoky farro under the duck confit was amazing. The fish was fresh, with crunchy Brussels sprouts in a tomato based sauce. 3 dessert choices: enjoyed the weird sweet sweet potato crepe brûlée. Our server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. Ambience was good too. Noise level just right.

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PatrickL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Brought a guest who was from out of town and he was impressed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. No other diners when we arrived. Didn’t get our food until 50 min after arrival. No alcohol ordered. 2 entrees and 1 appetizer. $93 with tip. Slightly over priced for value.

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MaryS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Here from out of town. Definitely a pleasant surprise in Spartanburg

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tiffnichols13
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is very eclectic and a great spot for a celebration or small get together. We enjoyed the food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Our favorite restaurant in the Burg!

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JuliMac
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. What a lovely experience!

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vipdonna
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Great farm to table food. Service was excellent.

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TaylorE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always ..Glad to have this restaurant in Spartanburg

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, as always. This place is a true gem to downtown Spartanburg.

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WCMom
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kennedy never disappoints! Love the eclectic menu!

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DebbieP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our dinner at the bar....everyone was friendly and our drinks and dinner were outstanding. We will return...

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SharonD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very knowledgeable about cocktails and menu items. Guided us to the best dinner experience we’ve had in Spartanburg!

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You can order delivery directly from The Kennedy using the Order Online button. The Kennedy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 586-5554.

The Kennedy is rated 4.8 stars by 381 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.