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About SWEETGRASS Lowcountry Cooking


"Sweetgrass" Low Country Cooking has offerings of home southern cooking, taking local products and fresh ingredients from farm to table.

7401 Surratts Rd
Clinton, MD 20735
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Southern, Low Country, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 9:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Rt. 5 and Surratts Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 856-3343

Website:
http://www.colonysouth.com/

Parking Details:
We are located in the Colony South Hotel witch has a very large parking lot for any size party.

Public Transit:
We offer shuttle service from Branch Ave. metro station to the Hotel for your convenience.

Executive Chef:
Lanydrek Pandzou

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

SWEETGRASS Lowcountry Cooking Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.6

service

3.7

ambience

3.6

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (26)
Good for Groups (18)
Special Occasion (18)
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Great for Lunch (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Business Meals (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Outstanding Value (7)
Romantic (7)
Casual (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Seasonal (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was amazing, and our server was awesome. Everything was timely and the energy was great, and even though there were about 3 large parties also being served, not once did the employees lack in customer service! This was an awesome experience! I will surely be back!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

If there was a negative, it was there were only two folks on the wait staff. With a party of 10 it can be a bit of a wait. (it was only myself and my wife) With that said, uder the circumstances the wait staff did good.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service4
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The entire experience was terrible. We placed our order, everyone food came out except my sons. My food, pulled pork, was cold. We asked for a manager. The manager was making excuses and very rude. There was one server waiting on the entire dinig room, but she was very pleasant. By the time my sons food came out everyone was finished eating. The manager never even apologized.

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food1
ambience5
service1
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The server Hakim was excellent! He was attentive and very polite.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

I recently dined at the restaurant for an anniversary brunch with my husband. We had gone before but was unable to dine as we didn't have a reservation. The dining room is very small and cramped and you can hear every conversation going on. The food was ok but the service from our waiter was excellent. Probably won't go again but not a bad experience.

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food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

It had been a long time since we frequented this restaurant - and I was surprised that the buffet was squeezed into a little space. There was no butter available to put on food - like grits. The service at our table was excellent, and I appreciated the manager stopping by to ask about our experience. When a restaurant charges an automatic gratuity of 18%, I thought it was rather rude for a blank on the check suggesting an additional tip. All in all, it was a good experience, but not great.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2017

I really appreciate how the staff accommodates us for our monthly meetings. Thanks.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 11, 2017

We came before closing so not many people. I like social settings next time i will plan for earlier time

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great service (ony 2 occupied tables). Dishes were generally tasteless. Not recommended.

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food2
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Had dinner here because of proximity to our hotel. It was tasty but the waiter was clueless. He didn't know anything about beer, cobbler or the lentil soup. They really need to train their staff. The collard rolls were yummy and the butternut squash soup w pumpkin was great too.

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food3
ambience2
service2
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Food was decent but having to wait nearly 20 minutes to go through a buffet line is ridiculous. The layout for the buffet is not well thought out.

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food4
ambience2
service1
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2017

I would like to thank Valentine Currid for her support and checking up on us. A job well done.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Cozy, Seasonal, Business Meals
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Had a great lunch ... party of 14. Reserved three tables and were seated in a manner that allowed us enjoy each other (as one party). Staff was very attentive. Food was really good.

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2017

We enjoy meeting for business at this location each month.

Tags: Good for Groups
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food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We booked via OpenTable but the restaurant did not have adequate seating. The hostess tried her best to accommodate us but the seating ended up being inconvenient and made for a less than desireable experience. I regretted staying and paying for my food.

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food2
ambience2
service3
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was excellent as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Live Sports, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2017

My husband and I had dinner. He had the meatloaf and I had the pork chop. The dinner was delicious. The restaurant was pretty empty, which was ok with us. My husband actually ran into an old co-worker which he hadn't seen in at least 20 years. We had a very good evening.

Tags: Comfort Food
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2017

We had a birthday brunch and it was fantastic. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Fun
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Great food, great service... A hidden gem. Perfect for a date night or family dinner

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Went to Sweetgrass for Sunday brunch with a party of 10 out of town guest. When we arrived, they sat the party at two separate tables near the bathroom in the decoy lounge, not the sweetgrass restaurant. When we asked if we could move into the restaurant, we were told the empty tables were already reserved. I explained we had a reservation and was told that doesn't guarantee a table in the restaurant. The supervisor on duty refused to sit us in the restaurant and instead tried to accommodate us by moving us to another set of tables in the decoy lounge away from the bathroom entrance and in a less cold area. My party decided to stay and eat as we didn't have time to try to find somewhere else to go for our party size. Overall the food was good but I will not go back due to the service received by the supervisor of the restaurant.

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food3
ambience3
service1
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2017

I think this place needs a great manager. It has potential but the inexperience and unknowledgable wait staff makes you not want to eat there. The bar tender is the worst ... they have a great cocktail menu but nothing tastes good. The food taste wise is lack luster although its pretty ...

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food2
ambience2
service1
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2017

The food was ok but kind of cold, also it didn't seem that they were replenishing with fresh food. For the cost you get a great value with the seafood but again the shrimp wasn't replenished at all and the staff seemed to be disengaged. This could be a great brunch spot but need a little more TLC and customer service

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food3
ambience4
service2
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2017

I found the atmosphere welcoming. The food was good especially the fried chicken, calamari and roasted Brussels sprouts. The servers were polite. The arrival time of the food needs improvement. Overall experience was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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food4
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service4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2017

A FANTASTIC BRUNCH!!! Awesome food, awesome service, awesome price, plus the mimosas are A1! This place is a gem and I highly recommend them.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The fact that I had to walk through a club/lounge ID check line and the loud music from the club muffled the music playing in the restaurant stood out the most. I wasn't happy with my food choices or menu options. However, my boyfriend liked his crab cake.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We were the first guest b to arrive. Our waitress was friendly and service was prompt. For appetizers hubby had cream of crab soup and it was delicious, I ordered chicken wings and they were season less, very bland. For main dish husband ordered the pork chops and said it was good. I ordered the ribs and left 95% on my plate. The sauce on the ribs had no taste, even my husband gave the ribs a thumbs down. We did not order dessert because they offered 4 choices and they were not appealing choices. My husband purchased 2 Groupons so we will be going back one more time. Hopefully I will find something I can enjoy, if not we will not be eating here again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch reservation and were promptly seated and directed to the brunch bar. The area for the food was a decent size for the two of us but as it got later and crowded with people, it was difficult to get to the line as people waited for omelettes, waffles, and crab legs. The food was not good quality and the mimosas tasted like orange juice. The server was nice but seemed overwhelmed with his tables even though he just had to refill drinks. They automatically add 18% gratuity to your bill.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Very nice restaurant with great food and great staff. It has a nice fireplace that can really add to the ambience, but it wasn't lit.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2016

We were the only ones there at the time of our visit. It was very quiet and the staff were nice, friendly and courteous. Reasonable lunch prices but could add more choices to the menu.

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food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2016

We went for a small family gathering around the holidays. The food was good and they accommodated a small change to an entree. The food was delicious and prompt. The waitstaff was just a little green, but courteous.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2016

The food was excellent as usual. My husband loves the crab legs!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Great food, great service...what more could you ask for

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2016

We were there on a Thursday night. We had the place to our selves for most of the meal. It was quite, the food was good, the service was fine. Other reviews said it was slow, but I think it may because there is nothing done without a twist. Making a unique dish and its presentation takes more time. It is well worth the extra time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2016

My husband and I have been going to the Colony South Hotel for years so when SWEETGRASS planted its roots, we had to try it out. We absolutely enjoyed our food and the quiet atmosphere. I say quiet because it was an early dinner on a Tuesday night. I ordered the chicken pot pie and it was every bit of savory from the delicious sauce, chucky pieces of chicken and light crust. My husband ordered the meatloaf with brussel sprouts and grits with gorgonzola cheese. The meatloaf was moist and the sprouts were perfectly roasted. I can't comment on the grits (I do not eat them) but my husband seemed to enjoy them. It is the perfect spot for a date night!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Sweetgrass had no reservation for us even though I had confirmation from Open Table. Luckily they had a table

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Well I consider myself a Dining Out connoisseur and thought I would try this since its in the neighborhood. I went on a Tuesday for dinner. Well me n my guest were the ONLY ones in the restaurant . The service is very very slow. Not enough interaction w customer. I did like the unique items listed on the menu. Overall the food was okay. Salmon was moist. Crab cake was really good. So maybe they need to work out a few kinks. I'll try the Sunday brunch and see how that measures up.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Upon arrival, I was told my Open Table reservation was not received until that "afternoon".
The Hostess & Manager were very unapologetic & unconcerned. No effort made to acknowledge our reservation. The Manager also stated "they were experiencing similar problems with Open Table's reservation system". We stated to him "if this is a reoccurring problem, perhaps you need to discontinue service with Open Table". Jazz Brunch; NO JAZZ
For the Record: Will not be patronizing Sweetgrass.... anytime soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2016

People were friendly. Waiter was slow on service wasn't very attentive and people were not watching their children when getting food from buffet which allowed for them to pick up food and put it back or place their hands in certain dishes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2016

My only bad review is that they are having some problems with flies. It would be a very good restaurant but they have flies coming from doors being opening and closing. The flies were annoying. I will not go back until they get that under control. If I told people about the restaurant I would have to tell them about the flies and they probably wouldn't go. The food, the service, the restaurant itself was all nice but the flies.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2016

First of all it was not handicap accessible for the buffet; the seafood was not at all fresh, the crablegs were soggy and the shrimp tasted horrible. The presentation of the buffet was not at all appealing. It is much overpriced considering the quality of the food. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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