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“Fantastic Food and Outstanding Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sassafras Southern Bistro

Sassafras Southern Bistro
103 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2799
(864) 235-5670
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Ranked #130 of 761 Restaurants in Greenville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Greer
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and Outstanding Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

One of my personal favorites in downtown Greenville. The food is always fantastic and the service impeccable and professional without being stuffy!

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Go hungry as the portions are huge.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Somewhat hard to read the menu as the restaurant was dimly lit. Good service. Good food. Huge portions. Next time I will order an appetizer as an entree. All plates coming from the kitchen including appetizers, soups, salads and entrees were large enough to serve two. No room for dessert.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Greer, SC
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great service, nice decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I have to agree with another viewer's take on the crawfish egg roll appetizer - not that they were bad, but just that they were sort of nondescript. As I mentioned to my husband, if I didn't know they contained crawfish, I would never have guessed. That said, the rest of the meal was fantastic. The beef tips in pastry (an updated beef Wellington) over Yukon gold mashed potatoes in a pool of demiglace were, to quote my husband, "a benediction." I had the Carolina crab cakes with the same mashed potatoes - also delicious. The wines per glass are on the pricey side, so better to go with a bottle. Our waiter, Josh, was fantastic: knowledgeable, helpful, personable, solicitous without being intrusive. Nice interior (old brick), quiet despite the piazza renovation construction going on outside. We will most definitely be going back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Major pain!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try Sassafras while we were in Greenville. The food was ok but I felt a little off after drinking flat ginger ale and downing one of the strange egg rolls, not to mention the waitress was stale. After paying a rather large bill for below average food, we left to go back to our hotel. Shortly after, I got the worst stomach ache and was doubled over for a while. I have no idea what was in the food, but I felt terrible and would not chance going back to try it again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Conway, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Meal and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My Husband and I looked on Tripadvisor for a place to eat in downtown Greenville as we were traveling in the area for a wedding and decided to try Sassafras. We thouroughly enjoyed our decision!
The meal was excellent and the service superb- we had a wonderful date night and would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal, great service and overall wonderful dining experience.
Things to be prepared for are: heavy construction in the area, dim lighting in the restaurant and its not a quite eatery but we still enjoyed every aspect of the evening.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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