Greenville's Romantic Restaurants Feature Various Cuisines, Memorable Scenes

The unmistakable, picturesque charm of Greenville, S.C., courses through its streets and continues into its restaurants, where those seeking out a romantic dining experience are sure to find one.

In Greenville – now considered by many to be the next big food city in the South – the most romantic restaurants feature more than local, scrumptious foods and soft, ambient music; they offer unbeatable views of the area's most famous and noteworthy scenes.

Take, for example, High Cotton, located at the meeting point of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, downtown's Main Street and the Reedy River. The Lazy Goat and Blues Boulevard, too, find their place along the running waters of the Reedy. 

Passerelle Bistro sits at the entrance of Greenville's beloved Falls Park, overlooking the Reedy and level with Liberty Bridge, a suspension bridge nearly synonymous with Greenville itself.

Other compelling views include downtown's Main Street from the windows of Pomegranate on Main, Soby's, Breakwater and Trattoria Giorgio.

Then, there's Restaurant 17, located away from the city and at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Travelers Rest. The awe-inspiring mountain views can't be beat.

And as you make your way to Stella's in Simpsonville, you'll discover yet another visually pleasing aspect of Greenville: its quaint and likable neighboring suburbs.

Whether your idea of a date night meal involves Southern classics, international flavors or innovative new creations, you're sure to discover a dining destination in Greenville that you'll want to return to again and again for romance.

Have you spent any considerable time walking along Greenville's Main Street? If you have, then certainly you've noticed an enchanting gate that encloses a charming, leafy patio just across the way from The Westin Poinsett. Maybe you wondered if...  Read More

The name fits in more ways than one at Blues Boulevard. As you might guess, it's a cool live music venue, with local acts several nights per week, playing mostly jazz and blues. But the actual space, too, is heavy on the color blue. You can pull...  Read More

Stella's Southern Bistro, located a bit off the Main Street grid in neighboring Simpsonville, affords hearty Southern favorites and a little romance without the price tag of downtown Greenville. Lunch and dinner options range from hanger steak...  Read More


If you equate romance with French dining, then don't let Passerelle Bistro in downtown Greenville escape your attention. The restaurant feels like a Paris eatery, down to the details of soft yellow walls and contrasting deep red accents, with...  Read More


Soby's tables, as well as its vivacity, spill out into the sidewalks bordering downtown Greenville's Main Street. Seating options range from the outdoor street-level patio to booths to bar stools and more. You can even perch up in the more...  Read More

The Lazy Goat exudes an air of relaxation, inviting guests to come in, share a meal and stay awhile. For both lunch and dinner, they serve a menu of meats and cheeses; tapas-style plates for diners wanting to "graze and nibble" rather than...  Read More

If you're willing to indulge in new and international flavors, then Pomegranate on Main won't disappoint. Don't let the thought of "foreign" Persian cuisine scare you off; though their authentic recipes pack a punch, the ingredients are both...  Read More

Restaurant 17 – located north of Greenville in the suburb of Travelers Rest – affords unparalleled views of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Soft, mellow music and the color-changing light of a hand-blown glass chandelier piece at the...  Read More


Meet Celeste Hawkins

Celeste lives in the Greenville area, where it snows one day and reaches 70-something the next.

But when she travels, it's usually with her husband to music venues up the road, big cities a...  More About Celeste

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