We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Servings too small”
Review of Griffin Market

Griffin Market
Ranked #24 of 163 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: European, Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Reviewed August 17, 2012

While the food was very good, the quantify was very, very small for the price. The atmosphere for a quiet dinner was excellent. The wine was superb.

1  Thank cphSeabrook
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (265)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

218 - 222 of 265 reviews

Reviewed August 9, 2012

We knew going in that the portions were small and a bit pricey but that was okay. We had the antipasti appetizer and it was great! We then had the Pasta Bolognese and Grilled Shrimp with Polenta and they were great (Shrimp and Polenta better)! Too full for dessert...Cons? Lacks atmosphere, appropriate music. They only serve wine and beer.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank FoodieInBFT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We arrived a few minutes early and when told our table wasn't ready, we asked to sit at the bar until ready to be seated. We already checked in with the host but had to validate 3 more times the fact that we had reservations. Once seated service was quick and impersonal and very rushed. There were several other people all well acquainted with each other and the staff focused on them with greater enthusiasm. It was very cliquish environment. We had antipasto dish and home made pasta dish with a 3 meet sauce. Ordered some more bread which was never served.

All in all if you want snobbery with a touch of good food you might go. If you are part of the click, you will be treated well. If you're an out of towner, pick another restaurant.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank Mike M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 4, 2012

During our Beaufort visit, we have eaten at four top-rated downtown restaurants, but the Griffin Market was the best. Great food, interesting wine list, attentive and professional service. Really good!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Toni051
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Great atmosphere, refined food and presentation, extensive and thoughtful wine list. Some wine selections are pricey. Service was professional and attentive without being intrusive. Came for lunch and looking foward to returning for dinner. We learned there is no sign due to historical society requirements and limitations. Apparently signage will appear soon. In the meantime, it is easy to miss.

Thank flyoften53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Griffin Market also viewed

Beaufort, Coastal South Carolina
Beaufort, Coastal South Carolina
 
Beaufort, Coastal South Carolina
Beaufort, Coastal South Carolina
 
Beaufort, Coastal South Carolina
Beaufort, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Griffin Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing