Saffire Restaurant

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102 reviews
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Contemporary American
The bold flavors of Saffire's seasonally inspired menu reflect a belief in "the cuisine of today," healthy, eclectic, imaginative, unrestricted by ethnic boundaries...always evolving. Our chef elevates fresh, organic, carefully chosen ingredients above mere quality...to culinary artistry. Each meal is complimented by superb selections of wine. The atmosphere at Saffire restaurant and lounge is casually sophisticated, yet warm and welcoming.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was the perfect place for a large group with children. Glad we came! staff all pleasant and helpful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful decor. Quiet and quick service.

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FP
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Cast as a dining experience, but just a hotel lobby BLD. Convenient and attentive staff, but far from dining out experience.

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Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good fish tacos.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and friendly staff! Plenty of parking! Easy to access.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a local and was very impressed with the quality of food and service at Saffire Restaurant.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful thanksgiving dinner

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Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

This is open tables fault. Safire is part of Marriott and that needs to be clarified.
Hostes / server not good. We h@d a drink and went elsewhere.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Thanksgiving dinner and a limited menu option if you didn’t want turkey. Husband had the turkey dinner and enjoyed it, although no gravy was offered. Had to ask.

I am gluten free. Very few options but very courteous to me. Hamburger without the bun was fine until I found the hair in the burger! Of course they comped my burger, but I was so disappointed. Chocolate torte was very good, but the luster of the holiday was gone.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent! The only concern was the amount of time it took to get our food and pay for it. The waitress also never checked on us to refill drinks or anything. She was nice but overwhelmed that night, I think. I would try this restaurant again.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were the only ones in the restaurant

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M
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very pleased with the birthday dinner that I had with 6 of my greatest friends. I initially found out about the restaurant during Charleston Restaurant Week. The dishes were all prepared to perfection and the drinks were amazing. I will definitely be back.

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JD
Pittsburgh
58 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food good. Slow service. Loud noise from bar which is open to restaurant.

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CZ
Toledo
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant for a hotel! Wide selection on the menu, great prices.

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MR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

food was excellent. very well seasoned. Staff was friendly and personable.

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CR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It was one of the only restaurants open for 6 people when we looked. Now I know why. It's not a bad place and the food was fine, just not a destination if you're looking for an experience.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

It was horrible. When we walked in we had to wait about 15 mins for a host to show up. We had reservations made for 11. It wasn’t even that busy. Then we were given menus and were told there was a buffet. Most of us wanted the breakfast buffet but some wanted to order off the menu. Well the waiter never came back to take our order. So we all ate the buffet. We also had two young kids. We were given crayon packs but no paper for them to color on. Then I asked for drinks for the kids right away and it took over 20 mins to get them. Will never do that again!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We sat for 10 minutes after being seated and weren’t acknowledged once. After trying to fly down a waitress/waiter we ended up leaving due to lack of service. Not a great time.

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VL
New England
37 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Seated right away. There were only 2 tables present upon arrival. Service was quite slow despite the lack of other tables present. Server was friendly. Ordered the corn chowder with crab which I was not impressed with. Minimal crab even with the upcharge, very heavy on the onions, felt like I was eating a can of creamed corn versus corn chowder. Main courses were the chicken peach and fig and chèvre flatbread. Chicken was delicious and prepared well. The flatbread was not desirable at all, Dry and bland.
Overall I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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L
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst Open Table restaurant I have been to. The service was slow, the food was very poor with some dishes appearing to be frozen and heated up rather than prepared for us. The ambiance in this Hotel restaurant was zero! Suggest you take this off your site as I’m sure others will be very disappointed.

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CC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Family came here for restaurant week and my dad's birthday our server was I think Abby, she was very sweet and did a good job. The ambience was nice for a hotel restaurant. We had a half booth half table and it was very comfy. Great options for dinner! I had a pecan glazed chicken with peaches and asparagus. All of it was Deeeeeelliiicciouuussss. I also had tomato soup which was thick and yummy with a little balsamic. And the ceasar salad was light and well tossed. Not doused. My dad had a yummy mushroom ravioli. For dessert we split the chocolate torte. Tastes like rich fudge. Creme brulee was tasty but I wanted a little more vanilla. I still ate it all. Mmmmm. And the ricotta cheesecake with a very very good crumb cake crust. To die for.
Great service from server and hostess. Very quiet when we went. And fair priced for this kind of restaurant! I worked in one similar. I'll go again for sure :)

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j
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Sadly Underwhelming. Despite the pleasant friendly personality of our waiter, service was painfully slow with 20+ minute wait between courses. Food was just fair, at best- none of my 5 companions felt delighted by either the menu or the food itself. Bartender was annoyed by simple requests. Overall, for a Marriott, I was really disappointed.

Impression: Lacked both Southern Hospitality and Quality

Recommendation: Go Elsewhere.

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Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were visiting from out of town and looking for a nearby restaurant and found Saffire. At the time we didn't know it was a restaurant inside the Marriott hotel. Upon arrival, parking was easy. The restaurant is nicely appointed and quiet and pleasant. Our server, Brian, was pleasant and attentive. Our group ordered a wide range of items and all were really good. Great drink variety at the bar and bar service was quick. Prices were typical for a hotel restaurant; not a bargain but not over the top. Overall a great experience.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were both fantastic. Definitely a restaurant I'd visit again.

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Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

My omelet was good but the so-called breakfast hash my husband had was terrible. Service was quite slow--when we asked about our food, our waitress responded that several meals were ahead of ours, instead of saying I will go check and see if I can expedite, or something equally polite and helpful. So we would not recommend this restaurant. The description should also mention that it is a hotel restaurant.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located in the Marriott Charleston, it is so convenient for guests at the hotel. The food was excellent and prices reasonable. My husband had the shrimp and grits, which he had at numerous other restaurants. He said this was the best of any.

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Charleston
64 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Menu didn't match open tables shame on you

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JS
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I was in town for a race, this restaurant is located in a hotel close to mine, it was getting late, I could walk to it , so I went. The buffet was obviously geared towards the runners in town with pasta. Zero proteins. I didn't realize that until after we ordered. Nothing of note or impressive. Service was lacking, my water was never refilled, I had to take my boyfriends as our waiter never fulfilled my request to fill up my empty glass when he came by. The hotel and roof top bar are amazing but this is a one and done visit for me. It's worth the $7 Uber ride to downtown if you are staying in the hotel attached to this place.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Russel was very nice, professional, and helpful. The food was higher-end quality hotel restaurant food. No complaints. Sandwiches were good, and the flat bread pizzas were outstanding.

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b
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came here when visiting Charleston, South Carolina on Christmas day. They had a prefix dinner menu which was a bit too much food. They had a smaller bar menu that they allowed us to order from which was great. Our waitress/bartender was super nice.

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PW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being in the area on a vacation, the idea of reservations was great and we were received with friendliness and treated great. The food was awesome and the atmosphere was very relaxing.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

My family and I ate here for Mother's Day, we had a group of 5 adults, 2 children and a baby. We were charged an automatic 20% gratuity, which okay we could live with that. However, we were also charged a 20% "service fee" on top of that! My son's salad was forgotten during the meal, as well as my daughter's drink. I am no cheapskate and I always tip well for good service, but they definitely did not earn that much gratuity along with a service fee.

Food was decent, nothing spectacular, and service was lacking.

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RO
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very very attentive service and a stop by the manager. For 4 of us, the flatbread was a hit, perfectly cooked pork tenderloin and great gnocchi. The portions were good size and we all left full. The misses in our minds were the bruschetta and the potato skins. Bruschetta with Tapenade, Reggiano was ok and the potato of potato skins was still frozen in the middle.

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

As a Charleston local, this restaurant was very disappointing. All of the food was just okay. Nothing special or memorable. I had blackened shrimp on my salad and my mouth was on fire. There are so many amazing restaurants in Charleston. This is not one of them.

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RN
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My friends and I stopped here for a quick dinner prior to beginning my bachelorette festivities. The food was absolutely fabulous, but the service was a little slow. We arrived about an hour before closing, so there was only one employee there who served as host and waiter (there were other parties that arrived right before ours, and t here were more arriving while we ate and after we finished eating). He was as pleasant as he could be given the circumstances. We felt pretty bad for the guy. Overall, I'd visit this place again, I'd just be sure to arrive way before closing.

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LL
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good but overpriced. Service was less then average, wait staff more concerned about the bigger tables (louder tables). Will not be going back.

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Thanksgiving dinner is one of my favorites of the year. For the last few years my family has vacationed Thanksgiving Week and had to rely on restaurants for the holiday meal.

This year we returned to Charleston and I found Saffire on line as a restaurant that offered a Thanksgiving Buffet. The previous trip to Charleston we dined at Blu Restaurant in Folly Beach on Thanksgiving and enjoyed it very much. This year we wanted something in Charleston Proper.

What do most people expect at a Thanksgiving Buffet? Fresh turkey with plenty of moist white and dark meat? Sapphire had only what appeared to be pressed turkey breast-and it was dry and without flavor. I love thigh meat-dark was not to be found. How about sweet potatoes? Nope. The buffet consisted of a decent soup, ham and white meat turkey, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies and salad items. Desert was all but gone at our 6:30PM seating.

The server could care less-never asked about our meal; never offered refills on our non-alcoholic drinks. He repeatedly walked over and around a fork lying on the floor near our table.

Charleston is one of the greatest food cities in the USA. One would think that a "fine restaurant" at a Marriott Hotel in this city would at the very least make an effort.

A better turkey meal would have been found at a Denny's. This was the worst Thanksgiving meal I have ever eaten---worse than the year I cooked by Turkey on "broil" instead of "bake" my accident.

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j
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dined there for dinner only. I ate relatively early, so there was not a crowd then. The service was prompt and efficient. Appetizer and entree were not only delicious but laid out on the plates with an artistic flair that was quite pleasing. I would certainly return the next time I am in the area.

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