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403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902
843-524-0240
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Griffin Market brings relaxed elegance and a taste of Italy’s Piedmont...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian food

Just an amazing experience for dinner. The menu is ever-changing, the ingredients are local and fresh that day. The food is authentic, and the owner takes great care of you. Wonderful wine list and the cannoli is fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
DonSutherland1
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Just an amazing experience for dinner. The menu is ever-changing, the ingredients are local and fresh that day. The food is authentic, and the owner takes great care of you. Wonderful wine list and the cannoli is fantastic.

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Atlantis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was our second visit to Griffin Market and we would continue to highly recommend it. Griffin Market is a small restaurant run by Laura and Riccardo Bonino. Laura runs the kitchen and Riccardo is in charge of the front of the house. With only a few tables Griffin Market can fill up, so I would recommend making a reservation... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What a wonderful restaurant. One of my favorites. Such amazing favors in each dish. Sunday is a great night to try more menu items

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had reservations for dinner last Friday for 6 people. (You really need a reservation!) Unbeknownst to me, my girlfriends had booked Griffin Market for lunch as well! We were treated royally for lunch and appreciated the smaller portions and attention to detail. I complimented the wait staff that they did not try to take our dishes before everyone had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Griffin Market is an outstanding Italian restaurant -outstanding for the whole region of the southeastern US - plus it compares outstandingly with the best Italian restaurants in NYC, Chicago, or San Francisco. If anywhere near Beaufort, South Carolina, the Griffin Market is worth a drive - and even worth the "journey" of a trip (as Michelin guides would put it)... More 

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The menu changes frequently. My wife and I respectively had cooked meats and shellfish antipasti, shared a green vegetable pasta, and had vegetable and chicken dishes, northern Italian style. The ingredients were top quality, the cooking superb. If you like to stick to traditional American-Italian menus, this may not be the place for you, but you will be missing a... More 

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Ridgeland, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Difficult to find,if not familiar with the area. Service was excellent. Wine selection was OK, the better wines were overpriced Food was very good. Very Pricey

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had dinner here our last night in Beaufort. The food was good. It's a little pricey I thought for the amount of food you get especially the appetizers (two pieces of bread) & desserts (1 small serving). I would not return.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband and I had reservations and turned into the small parking lot and were immediately greeted by the owner. He made sure we had a spot to park and showed us to our table. I had read all of the recent reviews and was not disappointed. The owner does explain the menu and is very involved but I think... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went to Griffin Market with husband and adult daughter for husband's birthday lunch (have been there previously for dinner). For starters, the crostini and watermelon salad were excellent along with a nice glass of pinot noir selected by the manager. The chicken milanese with arugula & fennel and pork ragu rigatoni were also excellent (although somewhat disappointed by the quite... More 

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Additional Information about Griffin Market

Address: 403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone Number: 843-524-0240
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 843-524-0240

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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