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Griffin Market

403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902
843-524-0240
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Ranked #11 of 140 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $25
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Cuisines: European, Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Griffin Market brings relaxed elegance and a taste of Italy’s Piedmont region to the lowcountry of South Carolina. Situated on Carteret Street in historic downtown Beaufort, the restaurant features the culinary and wine expertise of Laura and Riccardo Bonino. The couple moved the restaurant from its original location in the neighborhood of Georgetown, Washington D.C. in 2011. Laura is a veteran executive chef whose talent has been featured at numerous fine-dining restaurants across the country. Riccardo is an accomplished sommelier and is recognized for his unique gift for pairing wine with food. Griffin Market offers seasonal fare made with expert refinement for dinner 6 days a week and lunch 3 days a week.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had a wonderful birthday experience !!! Wonderful food,wine and service. I would definately recommend this to others especially sunday nights.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We ate here on a friend's recommendation and we were not sorry! Every dish was outstanding and we almost went back again the next day since the menu changes daily. The watermelon/basil salad was great! the panna cotta was memorable!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We are returning diners to this restaurant. We tried it last year and see little change this year. Still no signage on the building to indicate who they are. If you're proud of your business why not let the world know?? Wine list is very good, with some very expensive names. Perhaps cutting inventory would free up some cash for... More

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Fitzgerald, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food is outstanding and very Italian in the real sense (not American Italian). The menu is unique and simply exquisite. I had to have every course and felt like I was in the Old Country! The service is superb and in a wonderful atmosphere. I cannot wait to get back!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We finally get a restaurant with big-city execution. Food, wine, and service are excellent. Some of the locals complain ( about bread with meal) but this is by far the best chef in Beaufort. Bolognese is to die for. Tuscan wine selections by Riccardo are wonderful. Pat Conroy has already deemed this establishment as the best Italian restaurant in S.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was an excellent meal with wonderful friends. Highly recommend this restaurant. Menu changes frequently. We will be back next time we are in the area.

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Beaufort, SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have few reservations about recommending the food at this small upscale restaurant. Most dishes I have enjoyed were flavorful and authentic. My only issue is why they seem to do everything they can to prevent being a successful business. Where do I begin? Is it an affectation to eschew a sign on the building or over the door? An... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went Sunday, the fixed menu is excellent and the prices are wonderful. You can't beat the Authentic Italian food that you receive here. The atmosphere is pronominal. The service was great! The employees at this restaurant really care about your dinning experience. I would defiantly give this restaurant a visit while in Beaufort, SC.

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Landrum, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This unassuming northern Italian restaurant offers an extensive and thoughtful wine list and simply prepared and delicious Tuscan cooking. Small menu, but all great choices from starters to dessert. Highly recommended.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had high expectations based on various reviews, and they were absolutely met. We were greeted when we walked in, the service was prompt, the menu offered a nice variety of choices, and the food was fantastic. Afterwards I enjoyed exploring the small kitchen garden outside. I don't live in Beaufort but I will revisit here when I come back... More

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