Several months ago I raved about the Owl (that meal still ranks in my top 2 Greenville meals). But my review also contained a prompt that food lovers should eat there 'quickly', due to the fact that the Owl is light years ahead of what G'V diners may be expecting. This position is an extremely dangerous place for an establishment to try and occupy.
I am happy to report that I was so so wrong!
The Owl is not only succeeding, it is thriving. The food is still wonderfully edgy, shockingly deliciously. loaded with suprises, and still light years ahead of the market place. The best news is, the market place is 'getting' it!! I continue to suggest you go there quickly, but now, only because you are missing one of Greenville's, no....South Carolina's, no....one of the East Coast's best new restaurants!!
Upon arriving last Friday I was greeted with what I thought was an odd question, 'do you have a reservation? It was then I noticed EVERY table had been reserved!! Thankfully I had arrived early enough to slip into the chair of a delayed reservation and went on to experience my #1 best Upstate meal.
The Owl is AMAZINGLY good!! But as stated in my last review, it's location and building will NEVER let you believe this is possible. Be brave! Step inside.
The menu too may confuse the first time diner, but again, be brave. It's short list is made up of 'small plates', the description of which may leave you scratching your head as you try and imagine what you'll be tasting. But trust me when I tell you to, TRUST THE CHEFS! They are alchemists! As is the fastastically visionary bar tender.
Do yourself a huge favor; make a reservation!! Rush to the Owl! And be prepared to enjoy what will certainly be of your best meals ever.
It is truly a swoon-worthy experience.
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