10 Best Restaurants in Greenville for Fine Dining

Greenville offers diners the option of regional southern cuisine, upscale dining and everything in between.  It will surprise many to find two staples on countless menus:  pimento cheese and deviled eggs.  But if youre not sure about certain regional tastes, you'll probably be hooked once you try some of the Upstate's barbecue, collard greens, cornbread, sweet tea and pecan pie.  If traditional options are more to your liking, Greenville offers a cosmopolitan variety beyond what you'd expect for a city of its size.  American Grocery gets national press for its slow food seasonal menu, while locals' favorites Northhampton Wines and High Cotton consistently pull in locals.  You'll discover Thai, Indian, Chinese, New Mexican, Italian, Dutch, German, French, Brazilian and more, due in large part to a diverse population and healthy economy.  Main Street is chockablock with restaurants, as is Augusta Road, Haywood Road, Laurens Road, Pelham Road and Pleasantburg.   

Ristorante Bergamo

A pale, shining environment only serves to highlight the exceptional northern Italian cuisine served at Bergamo's. Always prepared with the freshest ingredients, this is some of the best Italian in the Upstate. Pastas, steaks and seafood are...  Read More

Rick Erwin's West End Grille

Attracting a professional crowd, this upscale enterprise grants fine dining and a great bar scene. The interior is a study of dark, polished woods, rich colors, textured brick, and wrought iron that's eminently gracious. Local art adds a vibrant...  Read More

Augusta Road

Delighting Greenville locals with their meticulously prepared entrees and expansive wine collection, Davani's has become one of Greenville's best restaurants. Located on Augusta Road, patrons flock to Davani's to partake in Italian and French...  Read More

Haywood Road

This quintessential American steakhouse is hiding in a nondescript hotel just east of downtown. Same great menu as in other cities and the quality of the meat is as high as always. This is a great place for a business dinner and the bar is highly inviting.

Sassafras Southern Bistro

Set on a courtyard just off Main Street, Sassafras occupies a former cigar warehouse, whose aged brick and worn timbers add a textural note that's complemented by original art. Comfortable and upscale, the restaurant specializes in gourmet...  Read More


This Main Street staple is one of Greenville's favorites. The new-south cuisine includes such tempting entrees as New Orleans BBQ shrimp and grits, grilled smoked pork loin, and crab cake remoulade. The desserts are sumptuous, especially the...  Read More

Pelham Road
Chophouse '47

Chophouse '47 hearkens back to the cozy, masculine eateries of the World War II era – subdued lighting, hardwood floors, dark-stained tables and chairs, and the Chairman himself crooning in the background. Kick off your meal with rich oysters...  Read More

Wine Cafe at Northampton Wines

This restaurant developed from Northampton's much-applauded wine shop and is a natural outgrowth of its focus on quality goods. The bright, narrow space is quiet and decidedly unpretentious, so it's a great place for a date or a low-key...  Read More

American Grocery Restaurant

Fine, seasonal cuisine is the hallmark of this quaint dining room, occupying a refurbished storefront in the West End. Its talented kitchen staff use ingredients from regional farms to create breathtaking concoctions that might include garden...  Read More


Meet Libby McMillan

A longtime travel journalist, Libby chose her beautiful city after a nationwide search for a new hometown. Greenville's amazing downtown, four mild seasons, varied terrain, friendly residents...  More About Libby

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