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The Vista, Greenville, SC

The Vista

4.6
4.6
401 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Rick Erwin Dining Group's cozy neighborhood restaurant and bar. Located in Greenville's historic Alta Vista neighborhood, "The Vista" offers a range of American Cuisine, from rotisserie chicken and fall off the bone ribs, to classic shrimp and grits, and a variety of fantastic menu items. We also offer some brunch items on Sundays! This venue aims to be every local's favorite place to eat, drink, and relax with neighbors and friends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (864) 365-2153
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bradley Williams
  • Neighborhood
    Greenville
  • Cross street
    On the corner of Augusta and Faris
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 401 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Neighborhood gem

  • Greenville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Greenville

    American

401 Reviews
  1. Foodie1

    Western NC

    450 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    450 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A neighborhood favorite. Pleasant ambiance, attentive servers, interesting menu, and well prepared food. Only criticism is that the noise level can be excessive, especially with a boisterous group of friends nearby. The she-crab soup is a nice starter and the crab-cakes are delicious. Nightly specials provide variety to the menu. We return regularly.

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  2. AnnaM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for Business Dinner. It was just us three gentlemen and it was nice to enjoy a cocktail and dinner. The service was excellent. We will be back.

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  3. MikeAndChristi

    Charleston

    337 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    337 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner last evening at The Vista. After ordering cocktails (I tried the featured Malbec which was delicious), we started with the Beet Salad and hubby ordered the Scarpariello Chicken (new item and excellent) and I ordered the 6 oz. Linz Angus Filet (med. rare) with the new "All In" Sauce (yummy). The Filet was perfectly cooked and delicious. So glad they added an excellent filet (also available in NY Strip) to the menu. We passed on dessert. Thank you, Stephanie, for taking such great care of us. We will be sure to ask for you next time we're in and that will be soon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to The Vista to celebrate my birthday. It was delicious AND I got a free dessert because it was my special day.

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  5. DanTB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As I hard as I would like to complement Vista on their food, they just aren't up to the level a Rick Erwin restaurant should be. I've eaten there at least four times and each time they fell short of a 4 star restaurant, (food.) Last night the roast beef sandwich was good. Lots of roast beef and the sauce was ok, more seasoning was needed. The big problem was the fries which never should have been served to us. Broken and burnt pieces dominated the cute, though small container they were served in. I'm surprised the server delivered them to us at all. It was that obvious. I suspect though the server isn't given the authority to say something to the cooks. In a better managed restaurant she would be able to say the food doesn't meet the standards of this restaurant. To end on a positive note, the ambience of The Vista is excellent, at least for me. Cushioned seats throughout the interior except the chairs at the tables. Lighting is great. Makes every one look good. The bar area looked inviting. It is on the main through fair into the restaurant though. So, even though inviting it is a bit to busy when the restaurant is full.

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  6. RussellJ

    Jacksonville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good experience and there were no issues with noise, as mentioned in other reviews. We would go back

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  7. AshevilleFoodie

    Raleigh

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Busy place which we enjoyed although a little noisy! Servers kept up well. The goat salad and the kale salad were great as were the ribs and Brussels. A good find.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our family enjoyed our visit! The staff went above and beyond the moment we walked into the restaurant. Our server was kind and attentive and the food was 5-stars! I had the salmon with jalapeño Tatar. It was delicious and unique. If you’re in Greenville, it doesn’t have the location or hype that the downtown spots have, but I highly recommend.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so good and the staff is awesome. They go above an beyond to make sure it is a great experience!

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  10. BobbieD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will be back! First time here with friends and loved it!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious (as always) and service was spectacular! The upscale but laid back vibe is easy to enjoy and the food is always great.

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  12. TinyTiger58

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was wonderful. The food was fantastic. The menu while smaller than some restaurants offered good variety in both cuisine and price choice. The ambience was enjoyable as everyone was obviously pleased with their experience. Certainly plan to go back at another time.

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  13. CathyS

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone is so kind and the food is amazing. Celebrated birthday with friends and got free dessert!

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  14. JeffJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the visit for our second time. I had shrimp and grits but felt it was missing salt in the grits. Shrimp were outstanding.

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  15. Excellent

    Charleston

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been to The Vista several times before, but last night was unhappy. The service was very slow. I ordered the she crab soup and a Caesar salad to start with. The waitress brought everything to me at the same time. She recognized the.timing wasn't good and acknowledged such. If I had been her, I would have off to take it back, she didn't. Had I done that, who knows how much longer I would have waited for our entree's. I don't mind spending money for good food but the level of service in the kitchen should have been better in sync. There's a lot of great restaurants in Greenville, I'm not saying I won't go back, but certainly may think twice.

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  16. MikeB

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Only outside seating was available, which was fine, we had to ask several times to get the heaters turned on, as did the other outdoor guests. Appetizer arrived with no silverware or plates. Salad came out the same time as our entrees. Empty basket was left on our table the entire meal. Salmon & French dip were very bland, fingerling potatoes were undercooked. Drinks were good. Server was very polite & apologetic about our poor experience. Overall we paid $90 for a $30 dinner.

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  17. Bryan

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The patio section is loud. We were told our table would be near the heaters and it was not. Food was ok and the service was good.

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  18. ChrisA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spent Valentines Day supper at The Vista. It was a very nice evening. Everything from the food to the service, and all of the personnel we met were excellent. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, and we will be returning.

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  19. shandac

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good. I say 3 out of 5. But what will absolutely bring me back is Roberta at the hostess stand plus the rest of the amazing, personable, kind staff! They really made us feel welcome and that’s missing from many businesses today.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    THE NOISE LEVEL IS SO LOUD. IT IS DIFFICULT TO TALK TO FOLKS AT YOUR TABLE.

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  21. JimV

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent but extremely loud in the restaurant. We love everything else about The Vista

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  22. JudyP

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful, the prices are reasonable, and the service is great!

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  23. JudyF

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delightful meal for our anniversary. Went early and was not too crowded. She crab soup delicious ❤️

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  24. DianaS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really like the menu, as it has a varied selection and anyone should be able to find something that appeals to them. There were several items I want to go back to try, so that will mean several visits.

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  25. JohnB

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, it was good. Our server, Farien, was excellent. Three out of Four entrees were good. I had the Bolognese and it was tasteless. That was the only issue with the whole evening. We will come back and we eat there often. That’s the first meal that I’ve actually thought was tasteless.

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  26. LisK

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, ambiance and food were fantastic too

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  27. colorfulstar1

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first dinner here before a show. We will be back!

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  28. MaryBethE

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, the service was very good & attentive, the atmosphere is good, but a bit loud when the restaurant is full.

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  29. SteveC

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The main issue we had was the fact that it was extremely noise. We could not have a conversation without talking extremely loud. Food and service were good .

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  30. Sandralee

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely and accommodating staff. Food was up and down. Soup was not hot enough but delicious. They were happy to re-heat for us. Lovely fresh salad but the garlic dressing killed the flavor. Again they were happy to bring a fresh one with a nice light dressing on the side. Ribs were great, chicken not so much. They said it was rotisserie but seemed microwaved? Crab cakes were delicious and highly recommended. Cocktails and wine were excellent. Overall a nice experience and we will be back.

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  31. Karen

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and service.

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  32. phyllis

    Charleston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent! I especially liked the Salmon on the Beet Entree salad. The black Russian from the bar needed some additional explanation, but once we got everything straight, the drink was perfect. The Abstract bottle of wine was very good--we all enjoyed it. Everyone enjoyed the food and beverages of choice. The atmosphere was casual and fun.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit for our party of 5. We were greeted with smiles and our waitress was wonderful and attentive. The manager made her way to our table to say hello and see how we were doing. We enjoyed a happy hour cocktail before our entire party arrived. The food was all good from the She Crab Soup and Brussels for appetizers to the burger, chicken sandwich, crab stuffed trout for our main, all delicious. Oh and the desserts we had cookies and milk and warm apple tart ala mode. So good! We will definitely be back! Very nice atmosphere as well.

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  34. GeorgiaGuy

    Atlanta Metro

    113 reviews

    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy the Vista. The crab cakes are the best around. Service is efficient and spot on. It’s a good option in the Augusta Rd area of Greenville for sure. We’ll definitely be back.

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  35. Mike

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the burger and small salad at the bar. Great as always

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  36. Scarlet

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience at Vista was amazing. Food was phenomenal! Service and atmosphere was outstanding. I cannot wait to go back.

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  37. ArthurW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service; perhaps a bit high in price.

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  38. Lovetoeat

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our visit to The Vista. Great service, enjoyed happy hour and then dinner. Varied menu, no rushing, attentive but not over bearing. Will go back many more times!

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  39. JaneP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable dinner. Good food and staff was friendly and efficient.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The chef does an outstanding job on the crabcakes entree !

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FAQs

The Vista offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 365-2153.

The Vista is rated 4.6 stars by 401 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Vista

2017 Augusta St suite a, Greenville, SC 29605-1757

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On the corner of Augusta and Faris
  • Neighborhood
    Greenville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bradley Williams
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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