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Blossom, located in downtown Charleston, S.C., serves American cuisine highlighting the Lowcountry’s best seafood. Executive chef Adam Close offers simple, clean preparations which feature ingredients sourced from area fishermen and farmers. Open for lunch on Monday through Saturday, dinner nightly, and Sunday brunch, Blossom also offers seating on its patio.
Charleston, SC 29401
Seafood, Contemporary Southern, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:45pm
Dinner starts at 4:00 pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm
Located between Queen & Cumberland Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Blossom offers private dining for groups of 12 to 20 guests.
Blossom Ratings and Reviews
I visited Blossom with friends for a friend's 30th birthday. We all enjoyed our amazing food and wine and we were even greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne for a toast! This is a beautiful restaurant with a lot of personality! Our server was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations as well. I would definitely recommend Blossom to anyone looking for quality food, great service, and an experience that embodies the historic and beautiful personality of Charleston!
I ate dinner here over the weekend and was somewhat disappointed in my overall experience. I'm an Event Manager and visit many restaurants during my travel. I made a reservation for two people and got seated in a very small table in the middle of two loud parties. When I asked to be moved the hostess told me she could not move me. Needless to say I was disappointed and made for a less than satisfied dinner experience. In addition I ordered the Jumbo shrimp and they were less than jumbo plus had a string of asparagus that was thin. I most likely will just go with Magnolias for my personal and group reservations.
Our server was attentive. When she was delayed she told us why and when she'd be back. Oysters were good but not shucked very well. Ahi tuna poke appetizer was very good. Mahi tacos had the tiniest piece of mahi and were mainly just cabbage. I couldn't even taste any fish. My son got the seared mahi entree and that was good.
The evening started with an order for drinks. I ordered a gin & tonic and the waiter asked if Hendricks was okay. I didn't see the cocktail list that had been placed under a menu so I said yes before I realized I had just been up-sold. Would not have minded all that much except for the fact that there was no sparkle from the tonic, the lime looked like it had been around a while and I got little taste of gin. We split fried green tomato appetizer. To Blossom's credit our server appeared after a not unreasonable wait and told us the cook was not happy with what came out of the fryer and they were therefore changing the oil and redoing the dish. Appreciated that. The second attempt was okay. Have to say that the slices of tomato were so thin that really all you tasted was the breading. The pepper jelly, bacon jam and pimento cheese that accompanied them were better than the tomatoes themselves. I had the special for the night; A grilled striped bass served skin-on over mashed potatoes with carrots, and leek & lobster butter. The fish was a little over cooked and a slight bit dry. The lobster butter was good and helped compensate for the slightly dry fish. My wife had the grilled scallops which were very good. Nice sear on them and still tender flavorful and moist. Of the two entrees that was clearly the better one.
The noise level when we first arrived was "energetic" to use Open Table's description. I would call it just plain loud. It calmed down over the course of our dinner so that by the end of dinner around 8:45 we could comfortably carry on a conversation across the table.
On the whole I would say the food is decent but Blossom on this particular night just seems to feel like a place that was trying to get as many patrons/tourists in and out as they possibly could. Not a bad experience but with all the choices in Charleston we will keep exploring other restaurants on our next visit.
Very good restaurant with good location downtown. Food is seasonal and creative. Just be aware, they do move through things quickly, so if you want a little time be cautious how you order. The pre dinner cocktails were served followed by the appetizers before you barely had a chance to enjoy the drink. So, order you cocktail if you want. And wait to order the rest of your meal.
Empty restaurant but my wife and I were seated in a terrible location next to kitchen and on a corner trafficked by everyone in and out of the kitchen and customers coming and going. This seating only a convenience to the staff. Loud kitchen staff made it difficult to converse quietly with my wife on this special 42 wedding anniversary . Seated in the hottest spot in the restaurant at 4 pm with very few people in the restaurant and many other more comfortable options. Value is extremely low for cost to product received.
Look, I am not telling you anything you don't already know about this restaurant. If you are in this business and you think this is acceptable you are in the wrong business. Why ask customers what they think about this? It is too obvious.
This is the second time I have dined here. First time several years ago this was nice. Now it is not.
By the way food was average.
This was our third time at Blossom. The first time was great. The second time was not as good so we decided to give it another try. Our server was wonderful and very attentive. The room was extremely hot. We asked for the manager and asked if they could raise the air and he said "the machine is doing the best it can". What was also a huge problem was the smoke from the kitchen. Our eyes were burning and we smelled when we left the restaurant. The good was mediocre at best. Very disappointed. Don't think we will be returning anytime soon. Sorry
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