Rick Erwin's Eastside

4.7
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1011 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Rick Erwin's Eastside is a traditional American steak and seafood establishment that takes fine dining to new levels. The intimate atmosphere boasts dark woods, a wine cellar, and an inviting dining room. The menu features contemporary and traditional elements and features an extensive wine list. Rick Erwin's Eastside provides private dining that allows you to impress your guests for any event. We are committed to a memorable, outstanding dining experience for every guest.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Christine did an excellent job.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our first time at any Rick Erwin’s. The service was good and over all experience was also good. My wife had the prime rib, and I had the Delmonico w/lobster tail.
She crab soup was the show stopper for us both! Prime Rib was great, though my Delmonico was ok and would not order again. This really needs improvement to make it the steak it should be. The quality is good, but the preparation is missing something that complements the dry age cut. Course Sea Salt, a steak butter, wood fire element something.
Over all, we’ll be back.

JB
JulieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rick Erwin's always exceeds our expectations. The environment is fun and enjoyable and of course the food is wonderful.

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vipDzinertimz
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Steaks are amazing. So are all the sides and appetizers.

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CaroleS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and we enjoyed every bite - the service was above outstanding the waiters were great, communicated well and it was an overall great dinner. Thank you for providing excellent food and service.

BM
BrendaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent food and exceptional service ! Thank you, thank you, thank you !!!!!!!!!

Im here on business twice a month. Looking forward to another top shelf night ;)

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We have always loved Rick Erwin’s downtown, the Eastside, and Clemson locations.
However, this latest experience at the Eastside was not up to par.
I ordered my filet to be cooked medium, Oscar style. My filet was more rare, so it was undercooked and the crabmeat and asparagus while a good quality, had little flavor and the accompanying bearnaise sauce was cold. I asked our server to reheat the sauce and it returned still cool. I took the leftovers for another day, when I slowly grilled the steak to a medium temp, and seasoned the crabmeat and asparagus.
The side of cheesy potatoes were very good.
Unfortunately, the leftovers were much better than the original dinner!
My friend wasn’t happy with his salmon entree, as it was also not seasoned well, and was served cool, but was happily surprised with the blowfish appetizer.
We hope this was a fluke evening, because we love all of these restaurants!

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ScottM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great, friendly service. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing date night with my husband! All the servers were great and the food was delicious

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KristieK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Delicious food. Our server was outstanding. Could work on ambience.

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AmberE
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our wedding anniversary and it was amazing. The waiters and waitresses were very attentive and knowledgeable. It was so relaxing not to feel rushed! The food was delicious and the desserts were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Can't wait to go back!

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RobM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our first ever visit --------- the server, Ashley, was very good!

KM
vipKevinM
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always up wonderful experience and this evening was no exception !!!

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CharlesW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first experience dining at Rick Erwin’s and we were celebrating our anniversary. Christina was our server and we will ask for her again. Zach brought us complementary champagne and Christina brought us complimentary peach cobbler with ice cream. Our meal was very good, and everything was cooked just perfectly. We’ll be back!

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vipSylvesterH
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable and idea for my business meeting.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AWESOME! Staff was AWESOME! Hands down my favorite restaurant in the Upstate! Hopefully I'll catch Rick there in person one of these days lol

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SteveK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner there and the wait staff was superb. Excellent crab cakes and filet. Thank you for such an outstanding evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing, service was a little slow. We had a reservation but had to wait a few minutes for a table. Upon being seated the manager stopped by to introduce himself and apologize for the wait which was nice. The only issue is he made a comment thanking us for dropping in as if we had just randomly stopped there to eat. He may not have mea

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MikeD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome always!!

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vipLadyLee
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience! Thank you for keeping it great!

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Jtwine
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening. Everyone is always on their game.

RB
RodneyB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between all of us we had filet mignon, grilled shrimp, crab cake, salmon, asparagus, potato cake, mashed potatos and the dinner bread. All were unbelievably delicious. Service was great and the environment was comfortable and clean. Very happy with our dining experience.

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BobK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Choices were wonderful and each of the four courses were great

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vipGolferdale
Charleston
61 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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PaulB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Start selling Gentleman Jack Daniel's. The tackle box dinner was a great idea.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice and engaged staff. Handwritten card signed by whole staff. Plus everyone came around the table to welcome and congratulate us. Really above and beyond service. Food was perfect. Calamari, wedge, and a customized surf and turf. Two desserts and a cocktail. Could not be better

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Great
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Service was probably the best I’ve ever had. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star food and service. Rick Erwins always delivers the best food and atmosphere for us.

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TerryH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was excellent!

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lizzyb
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious and the pace was fine. It was an enjoyable date night.

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vipRichardW
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! The service was perfect ! Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu. We were given a special surprise at the end of our meal, just because it was a date night! Exceptional service in every regard! Compliments to the Chef... every course of the meal was superior ! Once again RE Eastside exceeded every expectation!!

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vipKevinM
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great and consistently great evening from the food as well as the service.

Always enjoyable !!!

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BillG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christina and Mike were very efficient, helpful and friendly

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SteveK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dining experience & evening out together. Impeccable food, beverage and service by Christine. She’s absolutely “The Best”. And she makes sure that our experience is top notch! Thank you to all the staff from front to back.

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Jimmetra
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I simply cannot get over paying $16 for one crab cake. I told our server that I have never had crab cakes, she offered to bring out one for an appetizer, she never mentioned that the single cake would be $16. If it's the same cost to have more, I would rather have more. This was very disappointing and almost rude. I wish the communication could've been better there but our meal was great overall. My husband's steak was under seasoned, lathering it in J-1 sauce made up for it. The service however was amazing, Ashley took my allergy very seriously and that's important.

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vipJerry
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always.

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Steaklover
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and relaxing atmosphere at Rick Erwin's Eastside. Prime rib was wonderful and the key lime cake is worth saving room for.

The pandemic has certainly taken a toll on the restaurant industry and Rick Erwin's is doing everything they can to keep afloat. This is the only upscale dining on this side of town and hopefully they can continue to offer great food and service going forward.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter had a fantastic customer service personality ! Food and time between courses were excellent.

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Rick Erwin's Eastside is rated 4.7 stars by 1011 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.