Zero Restaurant + Bar

4.8
696 reviews
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Contemporary American
Zero Restaurant + Bar is located in downtown Charleston in the award-winning Zero George Hotel. Chef Vinson Petrillo has a passion and appreciation for natural, local ingredients infused with a contemporary American Style. All of the dishes are elegantly prepared in the professional display kitchen, located in the property’s original circa 1804 carriage house. The menu is hyper-seasonal and features the freshest herbs and vegetables from the on-site kitchen garden, local farms, and seafood from local fisherman. Seating is available in the intimate dining room and the garden courtyard. Please reach out to us directly with any dietary restrictions or allergies.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We offer a 6 course tasting menu with wine pairings including a caviar course for $250 per person

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, and historic location.

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M
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb ! Simply In a class by itself.

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TG
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall enjoyed my visit. The tasting menu was delicious as were the paired mocktails. I’m actually giving 4.5 stars...with a half star taken away because the drinks piled up and I was confused as to which one actually went with which dish. Basically the delivery of the drinks weren’t in sync with the dishes. Outside of that small snafu, the service was friendly.

Highly recommend.

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F
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Will return everything was perfect. A little pricey, but no complaints. $515.00 for two people.

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OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Can’t wait to return!

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S
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Special New Years Eve dinner with set menu and wine pairing. The meal was very tasty and up to past experiences we have had here. The only disappointment was the wine service. The timing was early before the dish was presented and very light (sub 4 oz.) for each course except for the Champagne when we were first seated.

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DE
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Zero for their New Year's Eve celebration and had a wonderful time. I can't say enough good things about the service.....it's really really good!! The tasting menu was delicious and included a caviar course.

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RS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We attended a special tasting menu at Zero George for New Years Eve. The service and presentation were as always perfection. The snacks, oyster, pasta and dessert were exceptional - typical of our experiences at this restaurant. The main course was a small portion of aged ribeye and it had a lot of inedible fat and the accompanying potato cake had little flavor and was overcooked on the bottom. The lobster was not a family favorite either. We love Zero George food, service and presentation typically. This meal was very expensive and not our favorite of the foods or experiences that we have had there. We will just do the regular dinners here in the future.

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s
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is high level dining. Serious food and service. .....staff is real if you can be!!;)

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OT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being local to the Charleston area and coming from the NY downstate and the Hamptons.... this resturant is amazing on all levels. Second visit review: staff front and center to greet..(agree with reciews) vetter singage as you enter courtyard is a must). Tasting menu ecceed expectations( recommded for foddies)... price and value are high this is an experience not a quick bite. We lingered for 2 hours to savor and enjoy the wine pairings.
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G
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food! One of the best in Charleston.

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D
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful in all dimensions - plating, presentation, and palate!! It was an elevated experience. Will come again.

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MP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and the waitstaff were terrific! The tasting menu was really outstanding. The bar is cozy but a tad small, however the dinner was one of the best in Charleston, and that is a high bar in this city!

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P
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal ever!

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KC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were offered only a five course pre fixe meal. All the dishes were outstanding. The chef was flexible with my vegetarian diet and the service was aware of our Theater time at the Galliard. My only regret is that we were not told about the three course menu which would have been perfect for our appetite and time limitation. I could not finish the last two courses. We opted out of the wine pairing which I would like to try next time.

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n
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening at Zero - the service and food were both outstanding!

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R
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had dinner here before a concert at the Gaillard Center. The food was AMAZING. At first we thought we weren't going to be full at the end of the meal but by the time we were finished, we were pleasantly stuffed.
The price is high and we did not know to expect that. That being said it was truly an amazing experience but one we probably can't afford to do but once a year.
I would STILL HIGHLY recommend this place for a unique, fine dining experience. The food pleased all our palates to say the least! Kudos to the Chef!!!

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PC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef's menu proved one of the most smart, brave meals I have ever eaten... inventive and brilliantly executed. The whole staff is dedicated to ensuring the best possible experience.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere to our wedding anniversary

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome !$

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l
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! The food is always superb and the staff smiling and happy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful creatively prepared chef’s tasting menu 5 course meal with wine pairings. It was our 20th anniversary and we will remember the meal for a long time, it was that good.The staff were very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly but not overly so. Despite the price, the service and presentation were not pretentious at all.

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WT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was phenomenal! The food was among the best I’ve had recently. If Michelin covered Charleston, Zero would enter with two stars all day long.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance is fantastic. If you have any dietary things make sure to call ahead and everyone at the table needs to eat the same menu.

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f
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special date night was perfect. Cocktails amazing and food as well. Accommodated our special dietary needs was nice. Excellent service too.

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the tasting menu at Zero George this November almost as much as I had a year earlier. The appetizers, however, were the same ones I had enjoyed in November of 2017. as a foodie, I would have liked to try something different.

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EP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. The servers where so knowledgeable about the food and wine. The food was also outstanding. The seasonal menu was amazing and it really expanded my palette on what I thought could be flavorful. This is a great place to go for a special occasion

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LH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible food

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DD
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique, different to say the least. But what cannot be lost is how creative this place is. Remarkable !
We did the prix fixe menu w pairings and was amazed.
The wine and dishes came out and the service was impeccable. This is a must stop for foodies .... just enjoy

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E
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine, atmosphere and service. We were delighted with our meals and with the friendly and helpful staff. The old building has been beautifully preserved and the atmosphere it created was a true delight.

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GG
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Dining at Zero George was an interesting experience! Finding the entrance was a bit of a challenge. We were wandering around the courtyard when an employee saw us through the window and waved us into what appeared to be the kitchen. We were then greeted very warmly and enthusiastically by all the staff. We had mixed feelings about the food. We chose the 3 course Gaillard pre-theater option. Our first course, the Liquid Center Parmesan Tortellini was absolutely delicious even though it was served unexpectedly lukewarm. Second course, Beef Wellington, also arrived lukewarm and while the beef was beautifully cooked and tender, the seasoning was lacking and the dish was bland, causing us to feel it wasn't worth the $15 supplement. Third course, Tres Leches, was overcomplicated by the addition of coconut, honeycomb and various other blandishments which to our taste detracted from the deliciousness of traditional tres leches we were looking forward to. Overall, we found Zero George to be overpriced and the food to be underwhelming.

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j
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having wanting to experience Zero George since our last visit to Charleston, we were so excited to obtain a reservation for a birthday celebration. Having arrived a bit early, we were greeting and checked in by a friendly and welcoming staff. They invited us to have a cocktail at the bar and were delighted with the mixologist who would take requests off menu. It was apparent that he was passionate about his creations and we loved watching him create.
The anticipation high and it was finally time to sit for dinner. Each course was not only absolutely delicious it was creatively presented and we walked out of Zero George dreaming about the next time we get to dine here...

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j
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. What a culinary experience. Service and Cef were wonderful. Very expensive, but worth every cent for this set price tasting menu

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G
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful setting and outstanding food! Love this restaurant!

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LA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around excellent and interesting food as well as presentation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a wonderful, intimate

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at Zero Restaurant while staying at the hotel and am so glad I did. This is no ordinary hotel restaurant...Charleston should feel lucky to have Chef Vinson Petrillo.

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CH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Zero Restaurant. This was our second time dining there and it was even more enjoyable than the first (which was going to be hard to do). We were seated in a smaller room on the second floor which was very pleasant and romantic. Our server was very attentive and coursed the meal out nicely. The shellfish trio was fantastic and the rib-eye was melt in your mouth delicious. The start of the meal, surprisingly, was the tres leches dessert. We were both blown away with this dish and it was such a wonderful finish to a very special meal.

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JG
Jacksonville
51 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way. It was so nice to have an evening with friends in a restaurant with fabulous food, an environment that invited conversation, relaxing and wonderful attentive service.

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V
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Based on the description of the restaurant I read on the internet, we made reservations. Our dinner was a chef's tasting menu. The courses were inventive and interesting. Our first course included a "potted plant," which was actually baby radishes buried in a soft dip and covered with "dirt." You pulled the radish out of the dirt and enjoyed it covered in the dip. We enjoyed every course and the interesting sides. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant if you are a foodie. If you are a "meat and potatoes" person, you might not appreciate the exotic ingredients. But we absolutely loved it. Our waitress was delightful and added to our enjoyment. P.S. The premium wine pairing is worth every penny. The wines were superb.

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