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Griffin Market

403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902
843-524-0240
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Ranked #12 of 140 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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Augusta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food is excellent at The Griffin Market. It is a husband and wife team. She is the chef and he is the wine sommelier. They do not have a sign on the restaurant so you have to pay attention to find it. We tried going again in September but they are on holiday until October.

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Atlantis, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We loved Griffin Market! This small restaurant, which features the foods and wine of the Piedmont, is tucked into the historic district. Riccardo Bonino runs the front of the house and his wife, Laura, runs the kitchen. The menu is creative. My antipasti was slices of eggplant lightly battered and sauted with a touch of honey and sesame seeds. Wonderful!... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Selected for dinner while visiting Beaufort based on Tripadvisor reviews. As was pointed out you need to know that the owners are inflexible. Make sure you know the address because there is no sign outside. There are no substitutions allowed with your order, bread is only served with Antipasti, No refills on drinks except water and they will only split... More

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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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