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About Zero Restaurant + Bar
Zero Restaurant + Bar is located in downtown Charleston in the award winning Zero George Hotel. Chef Vinson Petrillo has a passion and appreciation for natural, local ingredients infused with a contemporary American Style. All of the dishes are elegantly prepared in the professional display kitchen, located in the property’s original circa 1804 carriage house. The menu is hyper-seasonal, and features the freshest herbs and vegetables from the on-site kitchen garden, local farms and seafood from local fisherman. Seating is available in the intimate dining room and the garden courtyard.
Charleston, SC 29401
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 6:00 pm
East Bay Street and George Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking is available.
Additionally there is a large city parking lot immediately to the right Zero George Hotel with free parking after 6PM.
Private Party Facilities:
Intimate and lush and so quintessentially Charleston, Zero Restaurant + Bar is an ideal private event venue. Delight your guests with the candlelit alfresco ambiance of our Old World courtyard and/or our inviting dining room. Zero Restaurant’s combination of upscale hospitality and culinary wow makes your special event truly special.
Types of private events: Private Cooking Classes, Hosted Happy Hours, Private Dinners, Cocktail Receptions. Please inquire directly with Restaurant for pricing and availability.
Private Party Contact:
Kendall Moore: (843) 901-8675
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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Zero Restaurant + Bar Ratings and Reviews
Outstanding is a good word for the overall experience. From the moment we were greeted and escorted to wait in the lovely drawing room upstairs, to being seated in the outside garden complete with fountains and lanterns, to the last fabulous bite, this experience was one of perfection. The waiters were knowledgable, attentive, understated and did it just right. The food is imaginative, pretty but unlike many tasting menus of the sort, everything not only looked beautiful but tasted fabulous. The tasting menu is a wonderful experience and the way to go. It is well worth the cost especially with the wine pairings included. We will be back.
We dined on the patio (my 9th visit this year) and had the five course tasting menu which was spectacular . The charcoal foie gras was a huge hit . Customer service was fantastic and we felt well attended to. Dessert was so good we ordered a third ! If you've eaten at Michelin starred restaurants throughout the world this is as close as you're going to find in Charleston. The prefixed menu comes with wine selections which are spot on . This is THE place to go for a special evening, and plan on spending several hours to enjoy your meal .
After dining through most all of Charleston my top three picks (all for different reasons) are Zero Restaurant, R Kitchen, and Harold's Cabin. If you dine at these three, you're guaranteed to have the best dining experience, in the most unique surroundings, combined with authentic gracious service.
Two honorable mentions are Halls Chophouse if you're dying for a fantastic steak, and also has killer service attendants (but ambience is very busy and loud), or High Cotton for breakfast which has the best breakfast menu (specifically corn beef hash) (with a nice jazz trio playing periodically).
We had the Omnivore tasting menu and were blown away by the imaginative presentation and faultless flavors of Zero Restaurant's food. The wine pairings were perfectly matched to each course, and the service was knowledgeable and friendly. My husband and I agreed this was the best meal we've had since a much-loved experience at the French Laundry over a decade ago. Expensive, but worth every penny!
We opted for the five course tasting menu with wine pairings and I'm so glad we did! Great, creative menu and perfect wine selections. Kailee was our server and she was super nice and very knowledgeable! The property is also beautiful. Would love to visit Charleston and dine here again!
The food and ambiance were outstanding! They only had two menu options - Chef's 5-course menu for herbivores or the Chef's 5-course menu for carnivores. Then there are two different wine pairing options. This was ok for us but some may not like that there is no a-la-cart menu. A bit pricey, but very, very good!
Second time here with equally good experience. Although expensive it's worth it for any special occasion. The tasting menu, in my opinion, is the most creative and adventurous in the whole city. The wine pairings are spot on and the presentation and service are also the best in Charleston.
I went to Zero George w no expectations and man was I wowed. It's a warm, welcoming space w fantastic, chill service and exceptional food. One note for folks w narrow tastes (and I don't mean that negatively) but the menu isn't extensive. And it is creative. So look before you go to make sure it's your cup of tea. But we LOVED it.
The highlight of our trip to Charleston. Exceptional food and service. Beautifully presented. Our server was tremendously knowledgeable friendly. Passionate about food. Excellent communicator. Very accommodating to our flight delay. A Wow
Janet and John Smiljanic. Fredericksburg. TX
The intimate boutique B&B style really sticks out right when you walk in. But the highlight isn't the amazing wait staff or the clever interior design. It's the FOOD!! I can't wait to experience another fun, creative and delicious menu. Recommend for anyone looking to have an unforgettable Charleston dining experience.
Interesting experience. Both of us ordered the 3 course menu with the tastes extra. We told our waitress we wanted to order one 3 course menu and one 5 course with wine. She explained you could not mix, so we "downscaled" to both ordering the 3 course. Great atmosphere on patio outside. Great service/presentation. Soft shell crab and tres leches dessert/atmosphere were the highlight. Overall great experience--glad we went!
This small restaurant offers charm, good service and world-class cuisine. We had the five-course tasting menu with wine pairings...pricey at $150, but it was a special occasion and we came away feeling we had gotten our money's worth plus some. The wines were unusual choices, but complemented the food selections very well. The food was exquisite. The "snacks" (appetizers) offered distinctly different tastes and textures. I would recommend Zero highly for anyone wanting a dining experience in Charleston.
Zero George is the best hidden gem in Charleston!!!! Outstanding service: JJ Is quite possibly on his way to sainthood; he was invariably knowledgeable about every dish and timed everything to perfection -- we closed the menus and let him order for us. BEST DECISION OF THE NIGHT!!! The chef was amazing. Each of his dishes was insanely sexy and some of the best cuisine you could have on your palette!!!
Charleston has built a reputation for great food using outstanding local ingredients; Zero George takes it to an even higher level. This is truly exceptional, creative food by a chef who knows what he's doing. The setting isntimate and charming. You will not be disappointed!!
Hard to put into words what an experience this was. It was to dining what Van Gogh is to art. All of the wasted elements are gone and only what is essential to tasting remains. Chef Petrillo creates other worldly tastes in snack sizes that leave you surprisingly satisfied and waiting for the next course. Loved everything about it.
Our meal at Zero Restaurant was spectacular. The extraordinary creations prepared by the chef and his team were beyond comparison. We have eaten at Daniel in New York City, which is widely recognized as being among the very best restaurants in the United States and the world. Zero Restaurant certainly is in the same league. Your meal there will be one you will remember for a long time and you will want to come back as often as you were lucky enough to get a reservation. We have eaten at many restaurants in Charleston and this one is by far the best. It is expensive, but worth every penny.
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