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“Ate in bar area-pretty good!”
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Giatu Restaurant & Bar
Price range: $22 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: The Parkway
Description: Giatu brings new enthusiasm to dining. Our retro-contemporary atmosphere, fine food and attentive staff will ensure your visit is a rewarding one. Our dining experience is unique to the Greenville area; come for drinks or dinner and see for yourself! We look forward to serving you.
Silver Spring Maryland
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Ate in bar area-pretty good!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Nice atmosphere, Had the filet, and it was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Ate at a bar table and service was good.

Visited January 2013
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21 reviews from our community

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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Bad service, weird food”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Not enough waiters, food is just weird, and the menu has lots of misspellings on it. The portions are huge though.

Visited December 2012
Thank nashvillian
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Second time not a charm”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

I had a couple appetizers here a year ago and they were quite good so we decided to go back for my daughter's birthday. This time it was very disappointing. The menu was changed for the worse and smaller. The food was average at best. My salmon was dry to the point of being almost uneatable. Others in the group had lobster risotto, mahi-mahi and the filet. The steak was good but the rest of the meals were also marginal. Service was below average. We were at a large round table but the waiter stood in one spot to take our orders which was awkward. My wife was at a spot were we had to pass her every part of her dinner. He dropped some silverware while clearly the table the almost landed in my son's water. They were out of my first appetizer selection. The dinner rolls that were coming out in "a minute" took around 15 minutes to arrive. You get the point. If you are staying at the Marriott and don't know the area then this is probably an OK hotel restaurant on an expense account. Otherwise there are many better places in the area for the same or lower price.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank luckymoey
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87 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A hidden gem inside the Marriott Greenville”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Ate at the bar here earlier this month, and found the food to be outstanding. Lobster bisque with multiple chunks of lobster started off the meal in great fashion. A spicy shrimp appetizer was legitimately spicy and tasty! The main course of lobster risotto was great also. Additionally, they had bottles of Samuel Smith ale, which were served cold, and perfectly complemented the meal. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2012
Thank boddicker52
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Rhode Island
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268 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice suprise”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

What a nice surprise! Checked in fairly late due to a cancelled flight, and did not feel like venturing out for dinner. Giatu was a very nice surpise. It did not have a "hotel restaurant" feel, the staff was attentive and knowledgeable about the food. The selection was plentiful from apps, to light fare to full dinners. A speciality salad and the muscles "light fare" was plentiful. When in this area again, I will stay at this Marriott and I will stay in for dinner.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Alps110
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