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About Saffire Restaurant

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.

Check out our Menus on our Facebook Page:
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170 Lockwood Blvd
Charleston, SC 29403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 723-3000 ext. 1555

Website:
http://www.marriott.com/chsmc

Executive Chef:
Jeff Robinson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit us on Facebook at Saffire Charleston's Oven for daily specials, live entertainment, and special events!

Saffire Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.6

service

4.0

ambience

3.6

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (44)
Special Occasion (35)
Romantic (33)
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Fit for Foodies (33)
Great for Lunch (22)
Notable Wine List (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Kid-friendly (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Hot Spot (6)
Scenic View (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Business Meals (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Casual (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was just ok

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Menu didn't match open tables shame on you

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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)·Dined on March 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2016

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.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 8, 2016

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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on May 6, 2016

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)·Dined on April 9, 2016

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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 26, 2016

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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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 15, 2016

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)·Dined on November 26, 2015

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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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 25, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 18, 2015

Restaurant was not serving when we got there. The info onOpen Table was incorrect

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2015

We dined during the historic storm in Charleston. Despite the storm the restaurant served up a limited menu of good food. I recommend the flatbread for lunch.

I would return in fair weather.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 26, 2015

We had a wonderful meal. Highly recommend the beef short ribs!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 27, 2015

Had a wonderful experience at this location. Have been here several times and always great food and service. Would definitely recommend this location!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 17, 2015

Went there for lunch with three others because we were at a convention at the Marriott. Two had salads and two had oyster loaves with one she crab soup and one order of fried green tomatoes. Everyone was pleased with their choices.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2015

We ate at Saffire because we were staying in the Marriott the night before the charleston Marathon. Only one of our group of three enjoyed his meal (the catch of the day) although he said his cocktail was poorly made. We ordered an appetizer that was brought out with the salads. The waiter forgot bread that went with one meal and we had to ask for a side salad. The wrong order was brought out for one person and it did not appear that dressing was put on one of the salads. We attempted to order creme brûlée for dessert but we're told that they were out of it (Our reservation was at 6 and we ordered dessert at the beginning of the meal.)

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 26, 2014

Saffire left much to be desired. The Marriott is beautiful, the outdoor seating area looked exciting and South Beach-esque, and it would have a nice view if it were near the water a little more. The food was decent but not all that great. However the overall experience was good and I would go back again for drinks and light appetizers. I would really like to sit on their patio next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Went for Thanksgiving dinner buffet. Food was very good and service was great. One member in our party is a vegetarian and ordered off main menu instead. Except for the price ($28 per adult) the exepience was great!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2014

and let the wait staff know immediately if it is not hot ... all our soups (6 people, corn chowder and tomato soup) were lukewarm but we did not want to take the time to send them back ...

I do love that tomato soup1

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2014

The food was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive as well as the other staff

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 28, 2014

Had a wonderful time at this restaurant. Was here in early July and decided to try it again. Both times had great food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 3, 2014

We had just checked in to the hotel, so this was great to grab something quick. Limited menu, but can find something for everyone. Good service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 22, 2014

Who would think of going to a chain hotel for a lovely, quiet dining experience? Shhhh ... sharing this secret with you only ... Saffire has very good food, reasonably priced, excellent service, and ambience that permits adult conversation to be conducted at at "living-room" level ... Thank you, Marriott and Saffire!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2014

I've been here a few times because the food and staff are excellent, with the exception of the host working Saturday, January 18. I made a reservation and showed up only to have him tell me they couldn't honor it. What?! He didn't even try to help. At all. He said he was waiting on a table of 20 to arrive, who were 30 minutes late mind you. No big deal for them, though, since a party of 6 would not pull in as much money as that of a party of 20. Either way, we had to be mean enough for him to finally give in.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 16, 2014

Food was Ok but nothing really memorable. Good selection of drinks and beer. Rest week menu was average; we also ordered a flatbread which was OK. Not sure we'd return as there are much better restaurants around. Bar was pretty noisy when we got there but as people left it got better.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2013

Stayed in the hotel for dinner. Compared to other Charleston opportunities I would not stay in again.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 24, 2013

The rooftop bar is very nice with friendly staff who are attentive. The restaurant was good and food is not expensive. The one aspect that put a negative tone on everything was the price of drinks. I had two Glenlivet on the rocks and was shocked when the bill came and the charge PER drink was $15.00. Living downtown we have dined in most of the restaurants there and this is the highest I have paid for this drink. They need to be more reasonable in their price points

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 24, 2013

Very typical hotel restaurant. I had a Southern Cobb salad which was dressed with oil, a few chunks of bacon, hard boiled egg and nuts. Two fried lumps of pimento cheese were added on the side and were so oily that I couldn't eat them. All together uninspired and bland. The service was fine but I was only one of two patrons in for lunch.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 23, 2013

This restaurant is attractively decorated and has the quiet atmosphere most of us want for an evening meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 14, 2013

The wife and I've been wanting to try Saffire as we've heard great things. The food was very good (I had the braised short ribs and they were magnificent). We especially enjoyed watching the "singles mixer" that was going on at the adjacent lounge; very entertaining. :-) The only thing we didn't care for was the coconut cake. We've seen other reviews where people say, "If you don't like coconut cake, you'll love it." Well, in our opinion, if you like coconut cake, you won't like it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Best for people who are staying at the Marriott and don't want to go out. The 3 for $30 was a good choice for us. Food was ok.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 20, 2012

Located in the Marriott Hotel. This would not be a person's number 1 choice if not staying at the hotel, but it was for us this particular night. We were staying in a nearby hotel that did not offer dining in, so this was a 2 minute drive away. The restaurant was tucked away in a romantic and quite part of the hotel. Way to go is the 3 for $30. Appetizer, entree and dessert for $30 is a GREAT deal. Wine by the glass is actually a half-carafe. Service was very attentive, Russell did a great job for us w/out being intrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic
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