The Stables Restaurant - Rose Hill

4.3
70 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Executive Chef Jeff Hairston's modern take on traditional gastro pub fair with regional and international influences in a causal atmosphere. Chef Jeff is dedicated to house made products with house made breads, pastries, desserts, cocktails and much more.
Live music, indoor seating (COVID19 practices), outdoor seating (with heaters as needed), bar, lounges, private dining rooms, games, TVs and more.
All located at Rose Hill in Aiken, an entire city block, with manicured gardens, Inn with guest rooms, suites and cottages, private event spaces and another restaurant, Sheffield's Restaurant in Rose Hill's Main House. Come enjoy The Stables Restaurant and Rose Hill!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 70 people are saying
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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beckyandtoby
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening....had a fabulous server (Winston) and the food was delicious!! Will continue to visit and tell people about this gem!!

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KevinT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We used OpenTable to reserve our table. We opted for indoor, not high top nor outdoor using the selections available. When we arrived, we were told the indoor tables were overbooked and were offered outdoor or high top. The young lady at the greeting kiosk did her best and was able to squeeze us in to an indoor table. For that we are grateful and it made our visit pleasant. I am dubious of OpenTable, however. We will not be using OpenTable again without also verifying all the details of our planned visit by phone afterward, which defeats the point of OpenTable's supposed convenience. Thank you for having staff willing to go out of their way to accommodate us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting and the waitstaff is very friendly. Excellent time .

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Ding
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Real nice young man as our server. He lacked proper training. Food was as great as ever, music fantastic, atmosphere beautiful.

On another note. No lights n parking lot which was an issue. I left the ladies at steps while I went to get the car. A vagrant hit them up for some cash but luckily didn’t press the issue.

I’ll be sure to ask if parking lot lights are properly functioning before we book again. Thx for asking!

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BethF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was great food. Highly recommend getting a table inside if there is a live band if you want to have a conversation. Outside is for those wanting to listen to music.

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MarilynB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and Rowen gave us service. The cioppino was outstanding.

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KristinaW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for our birthday lunch! Will definitely go again. Sadie was our server and she was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was slow but food was delicious. We are on the porch and my main complaint was sooo many flies!

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KevinT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitstaff was attentive and also a good sales person. (He talked my wife into an additional drink). The food choices were good. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food. (the only complaint about the food per-se was that the bourbon gravy on the wonderful biscuits was a bit salty). The wife loved the smoked salmon so much she is hoping she can order it again and again... even as a take-out item to enjoy with a little capers and crackers at home. The Bloody Mary wasn't very potent, but the in-house made mix was very good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We would recommend The Stables for other events based on our experience with Father's Day 2021.

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KatherineT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent
Great atmosphere
Cute bar and nice staff

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VickiM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and very good food. Would definitely recommend.

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vipTREXAIKEN
E. Tennessee
22 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This was our return visit to The Stables. Last visit we were given a discount coupon to return and give the restaurant another chance....well, we love the property but the food and service is slow and we didn't even get what we ordered...the food was average at best...we won't be back....

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and very relaxing atmosphere!

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RayP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and music. Outstanding Service from Ryan or Timmy as his friend call him. We will be trying to make this a regular stop on a Friday evening.

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beverlyl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My steak salad was not good. Steak was in large chunks, tasted greasy. Fried green tomatoes were good. My lavender lemonade drink did not have any lemonade...tasted like soda water and vodka -- yuk. Too many flies outside and the service was super slow. Understand that you can't get staff... then maybe take fewer reservations. Generally speaking...it did not seem clean either. Too bad, we use to love this restaurant when you could eat inside the stable.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Stables Restaurant. We loved the informal atmosphere of the place, in the midst of the beautiful grounds of Rose Hill. The food was outstanding, as was the service. One of our servers was Ryan, whose first day was yesterday, and he was really focused on doing a great job. We need to put in a special word about the pot roast which my wife had for dinner, since pot roast can be fatty if it's not cooked properly. This meat was obviously done right, was not at all fatty, and was the tastiest we've had in a long time, while being extremely tender. All in all a great experience, and a place to which we'll return many times.

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SbG1213
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a delightful evening at the Stables; our waitress was very attentive, our dinner delicious and Preston and Weston an added bonus. We look forward to returning!

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SusannahP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

There were dirty plates left on other tables for a long time. Also, flies kept bothering us at our table. Otherwise the food was good.

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LARRY
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The Stables provides very good food at reasonable prices in a great setting. Their service staff was very shorthanded on this night so there were delays in getting seated and placing orders, but beyond that point those who were working were very accommodating, efficient, friendly and much overworked.

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DonW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

We had a reservation for 5 at 6:45 pm. When we arrived there was no receptionist at the entrance so we waited about 8 minutes and the I went looking for someone. That someone was the bartender. She checked the computer and had our reservation which requested indoor dining. There were no tables available for our party. This was a special night. My 3 daughters from New York drove down to see me since I have cancer and we don't know the outcome. I wanted this to be a night to remember. Instead we were faced with sitting outdoors or at a small table for 4 which would have been fine for drinks. We ended up at a high table for 4 in the bar area and I ended up sitting on a hard metal stool with no back - very uncomfortable! The night was a disaster! The food was good as was our server but it was not the night I anticipated The receptionist was uptight and not helpful. Will not return to this place!!!

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vipAnita
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

When we first arrived at our reservation time we had about a 10 minute wait before a hostess came out. Then we were told that a standard table would be outside seating which is not what standard usually means. In fact, on their page at Open Table there is specifically outdoor seating and standard indoor seating. After explaining this to the hostess and that we made a reservation through Open Table and are Open Table VIP's we were reluctantly given an indoor table. It is obvious that this restaurant is under staffed. It took quite a while to get a drink or food. We found out that the wait was due to our waitress taking ill with heat stroke and she had to take a break. When they did finally bring my glass of wine they brought a chardonnay and not the Rose we asked for. Once we got our food order the food was actually quite tasty and good. This was our first visit there and we are not certain that we will be back except for the food. Also, the band was quite good but we noticed a lot of people complaining that it was too loud for the inside venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

They were understaffed that day and it showed. But there was more the management could have done to help out our server. Other than that the food was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 and everything was perfect. Service was timely, staff friendly and the food was delicious. We really enjoyed listening to the Barry David Project.

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ColleenB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely. Good food and friendly service. I wish it had AC. The flies were a problem eating indoors.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, for us, was great. Equally satisfactory was the service. The appetizers, drinks and entrees were superb! Needless to say it was one of the best dining experience we've had in a long time.

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Visitor
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a beautiful setting, very lovely landscaping at this century old winter home of some wealthy horse people from up north. .I sat outside where a 2-man folk band was playing. The BLT was delicious! I will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stables is one of the best dining venues in Aiken, especially for a beautiful outdoor experience. The staff is great and the food and libations, delicious! Never hurts to have Brooke Lundy playing music while you dine, either!

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good. The food was wonderful and the outside dining was very nice. The live music proved great atmosphere. Overall it was a great night out in Aiken

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vipmaxwellevent
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was slow. We received food over an hour after ordering.

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JaneB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great but when we started to order, the waiter told us there was NO
Blue Moon and then returned to tell us the entre my husband wanted was no longer available. He chose another entree' and it was overed cooked. We were dining on a Saturday night at 6 pm so one would think that the chef would have adequately purchased the ingredients he would need to supply the menu demand.

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Kaye
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town for a great meal, ambiance and music. We would recommend it to all.

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DonnaD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will return for another meal. Enjoyed music and casual atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful (Timmy) did a fabulous job being his third day on the job. Food did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of our go to places, never disappoints.

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vipSCFoodie
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maddie was a great server, food was over the top delicious, perfect brunch day, wonderful drinks, quiet live music, just perfect ! GO

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AlisonC
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the charcuterie and cheese plate. It was really good, but could use some sweet stuff as well. Fig jam, fruit, candied pecans and a hard cheese. Overall interesting items, just too many pickled options. We also had the potato wedges with Thai chili drizzle and sour cream. DELICIOUS! The atmosphere is casual and welcoming. The live music was fun and not too loud. A great way to spend a beautiful breezy evening!! It's going to be our new Friday evening go to.

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FoxHunt99
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I've been to The Stables several times before and recently have noticed that the service is slipping downhill at an ever-increasing rate of speed. Friday night the service was incredibly slow and our waitress was slovenly and disheveled. By the time she finally brought our drinks more than 30 minutes after ordering them, the ice had completely melted. She forgot to order our appetizers and when she brought our food more than an hour later, it was stone cold.
I didn't have a fork, and our waitress, nor any other staff, was nowhere in sight so I went to the bar to ask for one. The bar was COVERED in dirty dishes and glassware. The entire restaurant was a mess!!
Further, one of the reasons I love going to the Stables is for the live music outdoors. It's usually fabulous without being over bearing. On Friday the music was way too loud and the speakers were constantly squawking loud feedback. I was bewildered as to why no one was trying to fix it...every guest was cringing every time it happened, but no adjustments were ever made.
In summary, I hope this experience isn't a sign of what The Stables is becoming. Hopefully they have plans to right the ship, otherwise Aiken will have lost a gem of a venue because no one will want to tolerate the horrible service and overall terrible situation they delivered on Friday.

The Stables Restaurant - Rose Hill
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize the level of music and will ensure to work with musicians to adjust. In regard to staff, we are actively hiring (which is somewhat impossible right now as few people wanting to work, as the news is sharing) and hope we can add team members to ensure a better dining experience. Thank you and please return as we are working diligently.

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SuzanneK
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We arrived and were seated outside as requested as we had a dog with us.. live music was on the patio and was quite nice however way too loud. We were unable to talk to each other for the two hours we were dining. Service was extremely slow 1/2 hr to get a drink 1/2 hour to get a appetizer.. not blaming the waitress.. she explained the kitchen was backed up. I’m in the service industry and if this was busy for you your doing something wrong. Food was tasty and overall good. Just thought I’d let u know you need more hands on deck.

The Stables Restaurant - Rose Hill
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for sitting you that close to the music, as always happy to sit you where you are most comfortable to enjoy your evening. In regard to staff, we are actively hiring (which is somewhat impossible right now as few people wanting to work, as the news is sharing) and hope we can add team members to ensure a better dining experience. Thank you and please return as we are working diligently.

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Iheartfood
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We will not be returning. The restaurant needs to focus on quality FOOD to get folks in the door and not base how busy they are on pretty scenery. I would have rather roasted S'mores in my backyard and burned $80 over my own flames than to waste it again at The Stables. S'mores would also be more homemade and handcrafted than anything we ate at The Stables. What an embarrassment. They should be ashamed of the food they served. The charcuterie board had unidentifiable objects on it. Their "frites" were frozen, as was the burger. The smoked chicken that accompanied the salad had to be sent back because I honestly wasn't sure if it was chicken or not. Come to find out, the chef allegedly smokes the chicken and then batters and fries it before serving it. False advertisement for those who are wanting smoked chicken. The strawberry pie wasn't fresh either. The strawberries were a dull purple color. How off-putting! Fresh strawberries are RED. What a sorry excuse for a seasonal dessert. Strawberry pie is one of the simplest desserts there is to make. It was all one big joke, and I pity the first-timers who eat there. No amount of live music can save this place.

The Stables Restaurant - Rose Hill
Responded on April 29, 2021

As the owner of Rose Hill and The Stables, I appreciate your feedback as a new restaurant we are truly working to ensure customer satisfaction. I apologize you did not enjoy your food, which I hope you shared with the management team to ensure we could rectify the situation then and there. Yes, Chef Jeff makes almost all of The Stables food in house and the same at Sheffield's. I would like to invite you to return as our guest, as your experience is not what we want.

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GregH
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ambiance was nice. Music very good. Food was average to good. Server was nice and competent but slow.

The Stables Restaurant - Rose Hill
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, as the new owners with a new restaurant we are working diligently to ensure the best customer experience. Our team is new, we are training to provide faster, more enjoyable service and hope you return to experience. Executive Chef Jeff Hairston and team make home made items for the menu, therefore, when you return let us know as would love for him to share what items you might truly enjoy as we want you to have a wonderful dining experience all around.

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FAQs

The Stables Restaurant - Rose Hill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 226-9224.

The Stables Restaurant - Rose Hill is rated 4.3 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

The Stables Restaurant - Rose Hill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/rose-hill-aiken/giftcards.

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.