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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
Service and food were fantastic! We had appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Every course was perfection. My only complaint is that it was smokey. There is a wood burning oven, and I believe they need to install an additional vent or something for air circulation. Despite that, I would absolutely return again.
This was our second time to charleston and our second time to Blossom. It was just as good the second time as the first. The Sunday brunch was delicious. The teenagers loved the French toast with a side of a bacon. The adults loved the skillet breakfast and Cajun etouffee.
I expected more since it had good reviews in TripAdvisor, but it did not come near expectations set by these reviews. I ordered gumbo, which was average compared to gumbo I've had in comparable restaurants in New Orleans and Savannah. I ordered shrimp and grits for my main dish, which was "soupy" in consistency and the shrimp looked like the shrimp that comes in frozen pre-peeled shrimp you get in the supermarket. Service was good though. We had reservations for 9:45 PM but arrived at 9:10 PM and we're seated immediately. When visiting Charleston again, I doubt that I would return.
Wh should have left when walked in and the redhead hostess did not knowledges for two minutes. We had a reservation at 7:30 but we got there at 6:55 and we where going to grab a drink and the bar .. the Bar was busy and could not help us. Two different groups came in and didn't have reservations and she set them right away. One group was 3 people and the other was 2. At 7:18 we got seated and we got drinks and just order after how rude the redhead lady was I was. Not in the mood to order.. but my boyfriend got the sampler and it was a joke and the chicken was gross... we laugh and said Golden Corral tasted better... So don't go it's a waste of time and money... I travel here a lot and we eat at some amazing restaurants... maybe we had a off night... but it was a really bad time... but my Boyfriend and I made them best of it!!!
My crab cake sandwich was absolutely delicious but, the next time I order it, I will ask for the tartar sauce on the side. My husband had the roasted turkey BLT, which he loved. Our server was friendly and attentive. Two managers checked on us, which we appreciated.
Outstanding seafood! Everything (and I sampled 7 different dishes) was delicious. I would especially recommend the scallops (part of the "classics" on the menu) and the she-crab soup but I suspect you can't go wrong with any of the other menu items. The atmosphere is great and romantic. One piece of advice - make sure you are on time for your reservation (if you have one). Ours almost got cancelled because we were about 4-5 minutes late (or maybe that was just a joke that the host made). Anyway, overall, Blossom is now my top most favorite seafood restaurant in a long-long time.
Our experience at Blossom was a little disappointing. Although the menu looked inviting, the end result was less than spectacular. I ordered the stuffed grouper and it was quite saltly. The service was pleasant but our wait for our food was longer than it should have been. The drinks however were very good, especially the the peach bellini and the bourbon mixed drink on special.
Service was very slow. The artichoke crab dip was just so so and it was difficult to eat as it had almost a soup like composition with cheese on top. The fried green tomatoes were great as was the lamb sausage pizza. We just had three appetizers and then two desserts. The banana pudding and the brownie sundae were again good, but not great. We've eaten here many times before but tonight was just average I'm sorry to say.
Excellent food. The one exception was the crab dip, which had a very thick layer of melted cheese (about 3/4" thick) that made it hard to get to the dip (of which there was very little). Otherwise the food was great. The seared ahi tuna and sea scallops were cooked perfectly, the grits were excellent. I would recommend Blossom. This was our third time here.
We waited to be greeted for a couple of minutes. The bartender saw us but didn't feel the need to acknowledge us and seemed irritated when we asked about a hostess. The food is not anything special. The most bland beet salad I've ever had with over roasted pistachios. The fried chicken, seafood platter and mashed potatoes were also underwhelming and bland. The best dish we had was the gumbo. The server was average, I've had better service at chain restaurants. I guess I expected a better experience because all the other restaurants in this group do a great job.
We bought a second home in Charleston last year and have been slowly working through all the restaurants on a monthly visit basis. Blossom has landed in our top 1-2 places so far out of about 20+. Worth the rating. Food was excellent with reasonable wine list. Great decor on the inside. Service was pleasant but a bit hectic. But, overall, worth its rating (unlike many of the other "famous" places). If you like creative food which tastes great and is not overpriced, this is the restaurant.
The overall experience was good, but there were a few hiccups throughout the meal. The server didn't tell us about any dinner specials. Then when we were finally able to order- my husband's entree was plated wrong (he ordered grilled Mahi Mahi with mashed potatoes and butter beans with the lemon caper butter and ended up with Mahi over collards with a side of sea island read beans that were awful.) The server did apologize profusely and comped our dessert. Overall it was good, but not the quality I have grown to love about Blossom over the years.
We have been frequent diners of Blossom's and unfortunately for our Mother's Day lunch was disappointed by the quality of our food server.
Cory seemed at best lethargic and at times forgetful. We ordered a Paul Hobbs Chardonnay and he brought us a Pinot Noir. Trying to avoid any further confusion, we asked for the correct type of wine glass only to be surprised with Chardonnay glasses. After a second request, he brought us the correct glasses.
Our table was not cleared after each course - so we were able to" stack the dishes" and then asked him to remove them.
Not a great experience.😂😂😂
We had no idea what to expect as we were just visiting Charleston. It was a busy place. Our server was terrific. She took time to describe unfamiliar dishes like fried green tomatoes with 3 sauces - just very delicious. She helped us treat a neighboring table with held back tears. Our lunch was a grand success!
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