About Zero Restaurant + Bar
Charleston, SC 29401
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.
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
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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
My boyfriend and I were in Charleston for a 3-day weekend (a late Valentine's getaway), and we were looking for somewhere with romantic outdoor seating and an impressive tasting menu. While I wish the parking situation had been clearer (we circled the block a couple times under the impression that there was complimentary valet parking), our actual dining experience was wonderful. Our servers were friendly and enthusiastic about making our meal informed and personal. The food itself was delicious, presentation was innovative and never kitschy / gimmicky, and the wine pairings were lovely. It was a little more money than I would've liked to have spent.... but if we're being honest, I'd probably do it again. Lovely meal, absolutely beautiful setting.
Zero Restaurant has been on my bucket list since it opened - and now my husband and I are wondering why we waited so long to visit! From the moment you enter the Zero George property, you're surrounded by unique Charlestonian ambiance and exquisite attention to detail. We opted for the tasting menu - six courses of delicious dishes accompanied by thoughtful wine pairings. Each course was described in detail by our personable and knowledgeable server. Despite the fixed menu, the chef was able to make a few modifications for our dietary preferences. Highly recommend Zero for locals and out-of-town guests alike. It's a restaurant we're going to put into our regular rotation!
We had the 5 course tasting menu, mine was paired with wines. Each course was inventive, unusual, and perfectly presented. Without hesitation the best meal we've had in Charleston so far. The beef Wellington was paired with Chianti which I thought was a bit weak but that was the only soft spot on the evening. The service was first rate and the atmosphere perfect for a special occasion.
Absolutely amazing experience at Zero George! Staff was friendly and passionate about the food coming out of the kitchen - enjoyed seeing the Chef at work in the quaint open kitchen that you walk thru on your way to being seating. Absolutely recommend to anyone looking for amazing food and dining experience in Charleston!!
We had a terrific meal here for restaurant week. The place was filled to capacity with well-dressed patrons; the wait staff were well-informed about the food and made us feel comfortable. My "Space Invader" cocktail was really a treat--it was sweet with a bit of a bite to it. My husband loved the beet tartare and my octopus la plancha appetizer was extraordinary. We each had a fish dish--slake meniere for me, swordfish for him. The food presentation was beautifully appealing and the flavors were spot on. I wasn't crazy about the tres leches dessert but I have to say, this is one of the best meals I've had in Charleston (and we are locals!) We will definitely be back again!
I tried this place for restaurant week after searching everywhere for beef Wellington. Everything from the service (hosts and server, JJ) to the food/drinks was amazing. The octopus, beef Wellington, and tres leches cake were fantastic. Jj provided prompt, friendly, and knowledgable service and the whole staff in general was very friendly and welcoming. The drinks were delicious too. I definitely recommend the seasonal Wadmalaw Smash. I chose rum and was pleased. This is the place to go if you want to really treat yourself to an amazing several course meal.
i did not know what to expect from looking at the menu, but was pleasantly surprised. There were no decisions to be made and we got to try many things we normally would not. However, I went with my dauther and was happy my son in law didn't come and she doesn't enjoy wine and was in a hurry to get home to her husband so the atmosphere was wasted on her. But i will be going back and requesting to sit outside under the twinkling lights (it looked so romantic) and with someone who enjoys great food and amazing wine. this would be perfect for a date night or any time a little romance is needed. It would be great to go with a group of girlfriends who want to dine and visit as it was about a 3 hour process. The service was AMAZING.
Very innovative cuisine and concept; would not recommend for those who just want meat and potatoes and are not willing to experiment and keep an open mind.. Absolutely loved the small dining area free from any piped in or loud music that would inhibit conversation. Waitstaff incredibly knowledgeable and genial. Most assuredly this is a special occasion dining experience based on uniqueness of the menu offerings and pricing.
I traveled to Charleston for my birthday and went to Zero to celebrate. At first I had sticker shock when I saw the tasting menu with pairings, but I decided to take advantage of what may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I was not disappointed! Both my friend & I had the Omnivore menu with pairings and it was incredible!! Great service - not only knowledgeable but friendly, warm & welcoming. Overall one of the best meals I've had. Ever.
The restaurant is awesome. The chef's preparations are so unique and delicious. The ultimate for the foodie. Love that the chef prepares the meals in a small kitchen that is also used for their great cooking classes. The service was also very good and very attentive. Even though we were only visiting Charleston, we plan to come back just to eat there.
The food at Zero George is impeccably prepared with local ingredients, with a creative presentation, and outstanding taste. The five course meal with the wine paring is well worth the extra money and is still a great value. The chef and his staff were very attentive. It is a hidden gem in a town known for its food
Zero George is hands down the best restaurant in Charleston. The creativity of Chef Vinson is top notch and the taste is even better. I could not speak more highly of this restaurant and the whole team here. Thank you for two amazing dinners.
Chef Petrillo is a genius. I've lived in Europe for 22 years, four in France, and being a foodie, have eaten in some of the best restaurants in 22 European countries . If Z G were in France, they'd have at least one Guide Michelin star for presentation, preparation, quality, creativity of each and every one of their dishes. Chef P has my vote for best in the city . (Chef JS, sorry, but knowing you, it's only temporary).
We went as part of Restaurant Week and, wow, this was probably the single best restaurant 'experience' we have had in Charleston. Beautiful, historic site nicely renovated, warm bar with on-request drinks, spectacular food, especially the appetizers and beef Wellington. Totally professional and friendly service finished off by amazing desserts. Pricey, but worth it and perfect for special events.
This is possibly the best restaurant I've been to all year. For whatever reason I go to a lot of restaurants! The dining experience is unique… You walk through the very small kitchen to get to the bar and then through the bar to the seating area. The seating area itself is very intimate and romantic. A phenomenal date spot. As far as the food goes… Quite incredible. The best courses actually were towards the beginning. But all seven courses throughout are still quite incredible. You must get the tasting menu. I cannot recommend more highly.
Our third time to this restaurant. If you want a night to remember, a little pricey, this is the place. I never mind paying more for something that always leaves a great memory. Zero George does just that. The octopus is brilliant and will make you like octopus, if you do not already!!
There is fine dining in Charleston, abundant everywhere you look. However Zero George is in a completely different league than any other restaurant in Charleston, by a long shot. And I've eaten at 95% of them. This is the kind of restaurant that you come to as it is the event of the evening. Don't be in a rush to hurry off to anything afterwards as you will want to savor every bite the chef and team prepare for you.
Arrive 30 minutes ahead of time and have a cocktail at the small quaint bar...this is absolutely worth it.
The service is casual but impeccable; whoever trains the wait staff deserves massive credit for the success of this wonderful venue . The meal itself is absolutely Michelin star quality; creative, unique, perfect blend of unusual flavors in every dish.
Free parking is on site, across the street. You enter through an open chef's kitchen where the chef and team greet you. You are then escorted through the small bar into the tiny dining room; or if the weather is nice, choose the beautiful outdoor patio dining.
Don't try to overthink what you want from the menu. Pick one of the prefix menus that seems roughly suitable to your tastes and sit back and enjoy all the creativity and innovation that went into the preparation.
This is our favorite spot in the area, and continues to exceed our expectations every time.
My Fiancé and I stayed at Zero George and were blown away by the ambiance and service in the hotel. When we ate dinner at the restaurant our expectations were blown out of the water! Amazing food done in extremely creative and beautiful ways. Great flavors, service and love for the food. Noteable cocktails as well! We will definitely be back next time we visit Charleston.
A newly renovated old Charleston inn. The owners have done justice to this historic property. Very, very charming. Now they are attempting to recoup the investment through outrageous pricing in their restaurant. The food description was better than the delivered products. The Beef Wellington was, Beef Wellington. Enough said. I think there are better places.
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