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Griffin Market

403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902
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Ranked #11 of 139 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
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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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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116 reviews 116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Wow! One of the best Italian restaurant experiences I've ever had. The wine selections are extensive and amazing! There are 10 different Amarone selections by the bottle. We went with the Ripasso and it was fantastic. We had the eggplant appetizer and the veal meatball app and both were phenomenal. My wife had the chicken entree and I has the... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My husband is Italian and one of the best cook's I have ever known. He and I BOTH adore Griffin Market...this is authentic, fresh, incredible Italian food. It is always a special treat to visit and one day, we hope to travel to Italy with Riccardo and family and experience Italian life through their eyes. In the meantime, we hope... More

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Milan, Italy
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575 reviews 575 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

being italian and travelling often to the USA i am quite sensitive to the huge number of pseudo italian eateries. this is real, genuine, with high attention to produce and consistency .Riccardo and wife are delightful we had a great evening and lovely meal, bravo!!!

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Augusta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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