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Blossom

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171 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Located between Queen & Cumberland Streets)
18437229200
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: Blossom, located on historic East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, S.C...
Blossom, located on historic East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, S.C serves American cuisine highlighting the Lowcountry’s best seafood. Executive chef Adam Close and his team offer simple, clean dishes, featuring local, seasonal ingredients sourced from area fishermen and farmers, such as Jumbo Lump Crab Tostadas with corn relish, avocado mousse, and sweet chili sauce; Seared Scallops with bacon & fingerling potato ragout, garlic spinach, and brown butter vinaigrette; and pan roasted Mahi Mahi with rock shrimp, creamy rice pirloo, and tomato butter. Open for lunch on Monday through Saturday, dinner nightly, and Sunday brunch, Blossom also offers seating on its charming patio.
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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We ate here on a Saturday evening with another couple. Although we thought the food was excellent, it was a bit salty, especially the shrimp and grits. The Carolina Trout was superb, in my opinion. The specialty drinks also were very good. Our waiter was excellent, although he had too many tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Richard L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here on a Saturday evening with another couple. Although we thought the food was excellent, it was a bit salty, especially the shrimp and grits. The Carolina Trout was superb, in my opinion. The specialty drinks also were very good. Our waiter was excellent, although he had too many tables, it seemed. The servers who brought our four... More 

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Thank Richard L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped for lunch at Blossom. Pleasant surroundings and very good service. I would recommend the She Crab soup. There is a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. My wife had the calamari appetizer and the fried green tomatoes which was more than enough. Nice size portions.

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Thank Donald P
Hampton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We liked the menu choices but saw the reviews concerning some hostess issues. We went early around 5 on a weekday so no need for reservations. Food and service was excellent. Our waiter Jacob made great recommendations and served at a great pace with big smile. Decor was cozy modern. Butternut Squash Bisque garnished with Candied pecans was wonderful. The... More 

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Thank stephen v
Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After eating for 2 straight days in Charleston, we stopped at Blossom for our last dinner before going home. Instead of ordering a regular dinner, my husband and I ordered 4 appetizers. Oysters, fried green tomatoes, carpaccio and and bbq pork belly. All four we outstanding. Service was great!

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Thank scooterscootch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed everything we ate especially the banana cream pie. Our server was very nice and helpful. My only problem is their reservation service needs work. The hostess said the we're full w no available tables even though there were lots of empty spots. Then I went to Open Table app and got a reservation immediately. The hostess was clueless... More 

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Thank Elizabeth O
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. The fried flounder was amazing as was the bisque. Service was good, however the hostess station was horrific. Original reservation was 7:30 and we were sat until 8:15 since our table wasn't available despite over five tables open when they sat us.

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Thank Apetisco
Franklin, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this to be very quaint and the food and service was above average.Waite staff was very friendly and attentive. Great stop for your next visit to Charleston

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Thank raysquay
Cranford, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time attending for lunch. First time was excellent, second time not as much. However, both times, appetizers were fabulous! Fried green tomatoes are definitely a star. Dined with family, I had lobster roll both times, although first time lobster roll was bursting with lobster and super fresh and flavorful, next time was a let down. Smaller portion of lobster... More 

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Thank Lorden88
Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here as part of Charleston Restaurant Week. While the food was well prepared and delicious, the service was spotty at best. We waited for someone to acknowledge us and to bring water. Then we waited for other drinks to be served and after that slow start everything seemed in a rush. Both the appetizer and entree courses came... More 

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner during restaurant week. The food was all delicious especially the mahi. Service was also very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
    (Located between Queen & Cumberland Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 18437229200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

Blossom, located on historic East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, S.C serves American cuisine highlighting the Lowcountry’s best seafood. Executive chef Adam Close and his team offer simple, clean dishes, featuring local, seasonal ingredients sourced from area fishermen and farmers, such as Jumbo Lump Crab Tostadas with corn relish, avocado mousse, and sweet chili sauce; Seared Scallops with bacon & fingerling potato ragout, garlic spinach, and brown butter vinaigrette; and pan roasted Mahi Mahi with rock shrimp, creamy rice pirloo, and tomato butter. Open for lunch on Monday through Saturday, dinner nightly, and Sunday brunch, Blossom also offers seating on its charming patio.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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