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, Halls Chophouse, located at the meeting point of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, downtown's Main Street and the Reedy River. 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.

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.



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



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

Larkin's on the River
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Known for aged steaks, fresh fish and romantic ambiance, Larkin's on the River is a perfect choice for a splurge in Greenville. Wait staff are nothing but professional. Subdued lighting and cozy tables set the stage for a romantic evening, and...  Read More

South Pleasantburg


You wouldn't expect it from looking at the exterior of Da Vinci's, located in a fairly average shopping center on Pleasantburg, but an upscale restaurant lies within. White linens accent the warm, wood decor with Mediterranean touches. The...  Read More



You might recognize the name "Halls" from its original Charleston counterpart, but Greenville has welcomed this beloved restaurant with open arms. Arguably the best steakhouse in Greenville, Halls is exceptional in everything from setting to...  Read More



From owner Rick Erwin, of Rick Erwin's West End Grille, came Nantucket Seafood. Located in the heart of downtown Greenville, the restaurant is lavishly decorated with tall windows as well as beautiful mahogany chairs and walls. Before dinner,...  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

West Greenville


Situated in the unique Village of West Greenville, The Anchorage is a much-welcomed addition to the Greenville food scene. This thoughtful restaurant, the pride of Chef Greg McPhee, puts the community first, offering a gathering place that...  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


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