About Restaurant 17
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Hotel Domestique's Restaurant 17 serves innovative cuisine sourced from local and regional producers. Executive Chef Nick Graves' overall style focuses on heirloom ingredients and classic preservation techniques in a comfortable setting.
Hours of Operation:
Cafe Hours 7am-5pm EVERYDAY
Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5-9pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday 5-9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Restaurant 17 Ratings and Reviews
Restaurant was completely packed, so it was louder than usual. Food and service were exceptional as always. First time I have seen sheepshead from Florida on a seafood menu anywhere in our area, it was a nice surprise. Also had mussels, both selections were prepared well.
We have eaten at Restaurant 17 several times with several different Chefs heading the kitchen and we've enjoyed it each time. Prices are reasonable for the quality of meal and the location is just beautiful. Reservations are easy on the week days but not so much on the weekends. Menu changes often but we've never been disappointed.
We love Restaurant 17. It's not only the closest restaurant to my house, it is one of the best fine dining restaurants in #yeahTHATgreenville. Chef Nick Graves has transformed the menu into a wonderfully accessible, farm to table experience. You are not only dazzled by the food, you leave full. Great for special occasions, but also reasonable enough for everyday dining.
Well worth the drive up to Traveler's Rest.
Servings are abundant, especially the salad.
Smoked salmon plate was excellent.
Lamb pappardelle was quite fine even though the lamb was meatballed.
Intriguing wine list, stellar left overs from the previous Somm.
In all, a splendid meal. As good as any upscale restaurant on Main Street Greenville.
I will definitely return. Menu is seasonal.
As usual Restaurant 17 was another great and enjoyable experience both for the ambiance of what 17 has to offer and especially for the food that ended up in my belly! The wife and I usually go there once a season as they are always changing their menu and I'll be honest, this Winter menu has got to be the top on my list. We ordered the Persimmon & Apple Salad and Duckfat Brussel Sprouts as starters, what a wonderful experience for the taste buds, then my wife ordered the Sweet Potato Gnocchi as her small plate and of course me wanting meat, I ordered the Dry Aged Pork Chop, what a fantastic blend of flavors just exploding in your mouth during each bite! Like I said we love to go here and our winter trip this past weekend did not disappoint!
Food was delicious! The plating of my beet and salmon salad was awkward though. About 85% of my large dinner plate was bare because the salad was presented in a half moon shape along one side. It made my meal appear to be a comically small portion. Another issue was that I ordered a side dish of plain fries for my child, but paid for a $10 plate of truffle fries. A $10 side order of fries is a bit overpriced to say the least. I wish I had been forewarned. Otherwise, my food was delicious!
My hubs & I visited Greenville for a overnight getaway. Hotel Domestique was our pick for our stay, it was booked I decided to eat at their highly reviewed restaurant in Travelers Rest. The drive is over 30 mins w/ pretty views of the mtns. The property is stunning! Walking in however, is very different.
The entrance is underwhelming reminding you of a deli; due to a deli style counter to the right and a podium to the left. A guy in just jeans and a random t-shirt a few feet away to an empty dining room. After several minutes our server approached sweet & nervous, probably new? She could not recommend or answer questions on the menu. I ordered a cheese board. The cheese board -a wooden plank w/ dried cranberries & golden raisins scattered w/ 3 small mounds cheese, a blob of jam & a smear of something not described to us-No cheese knife My husband ordered osso bucco and responded saying it was, 'just ok'. I ordered a kale and mushroom dish. It arrived as a pasta bowl w/ the kale being unrecognizable in a heavy meaty tasting cream sauce. The pasta was less than al dante. and smelled strange, like smoked meat. I am a vegetarian so adventurous foods are good with me. I have never had to send food back. Maybe my taste buds but it was edible. I gladly paid for another dish the sweet potato gnocchi. It was also strange- seemed to be sweet potato mixed with a cheddar cheesy sauce at the bottom of an oval dish w/ mounds of marshmallow, sprinkled w/ spicy pecans. Effort at creative but flavors did not mesh, making it an awkward bite to swallow. I picked around to eat each part individually to avoid the combo of cheese & marshmallow.
In all the restaurant is making effort at modern/eclectic, it is just not molding together from the entrance to the new server to the broken flavors. I think this place has potential, a bit more culinary skill and finesse is needed to bring this place up from its confusing status. My favor part was the music - great taste!!!
This was our first visit to Restaurant 17. They had a very good opening cocktail called Sorry Mr. Jackson that was a nice start to the evening. We had the lamb and smoked faro, muscadine grapes and kale. The lamb was excellent. The faro, grapes and kale were quite smoky, a nice taste but perhaps a little too heavy on the smoke, which masked the grapes for me. The other dish we had was the catfish with crayfish etouffe; both were excellent, but I found it best to eat them separately, because the awesome and spicy etouffe overpowered the catfish when I ate them in the same bite. I love catfish and wanted to taste it as much as possible. The desserts we had were great. I had the peanut butter mousse, which was great, but different than what I was expecting. The peanut butter mousse was inside chocolate pillows and the pillows were served with brittle and a peanut butter powder. As I said, different than what I was expecting, but really good. I would order it again. My wife had flourless chocolate s'mores, which again had a unique presentation and was very good. The flourless cake was VERY rich. The decor was okay, nothing special and the prices were a little higher than I thought they should have been, but it was a really good meal. Because of the price, I will probably not go back as frequently as I would if they were somewhat lower, but it will definitely warrant a return trip in the future.
We have been to Restaurant 17 many times and have never been disappointed. The beautiful scenery, the amazing service, and always delicious food make it a must in Greenville. The restaurant is attached to a gorgeous boutique hotel in the mountains and has great views from its large windows. After dark, the restaurant is more dimly lit and provides a nice quiet atmosphere to enjoy dinner and company. On this trip, we had the sweet potato gnocchi which was possibly one of our favorite appetizers that we have ever had here. It was sweet, buttery, and a little different than one would expect since the gnocchi itself was pan fried and a bit crunchy. We shared the beef and lamb entrees. Both tasted delicious, but the beef was the winner of the two with a root vegetable side that had a definite smokey flavor. The dessert, which is always changing it seems, was decadent as well. The service is always excellent with the waiters and waitresses who are always prepared to help and elaborate on menu items as well as cocktails and wine pairings. Looking forward to being back in the area and back at Restaurant 17.
It was a beautiful fall evening. We were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves dining outside looking at the colors on display on the mountainside in front of us. My husband and I shared a salad and a small plate with a wonderful glass of wine prior to our entree of swordfish and locally raised beef topping it off with a gorgeous and tasty dessert.
All the dishes were visually appealing and full of flavor. We then took a stroll over to the Hotel Domestique. What a stunning property!
You feel as if you have truly "gotten away....."
We got a table outside and the view and atmosphere was amazing. Our waiter suggested sharing a salad and sharing the artisan cheese board which both were very good. I had the beef entree with the bread pudding which was delicious . My wife had the rock shrimp risotto which she said was very good. We shared the carrot cake which was so good.We are originally from Pa.and so are the husband and wife team who manage the Hotel so it was great to meet and talk with them.The service was excellent and we would definitely return and maybe have a glass of wine and try a small plate.
This is not an easy place to find if coming from US 25 North. The GSP gave very confusing directions, and it was necessary to make a U-turn on US 25, then come in from the south. The view from the dining area was spectacular, the server very pleasant, and the food very good. It was a very slow Wednesday evening per number of people there, so was easy for conversation. I am not sure what it would be at a busy time. It is the type place that you would want to save for a special occasion, as my wife and I shared an entrée, desert and salad, plus she had one glass of wine. The bill, including tip was 76 dollars, so if you have big eaters or those interested in drinks as a part of the scenario, you had better come prepared for a hefty expense.
For us, it was an enjoyable evening, and we will consider going again.
Out of the way ,but worth the drive if you like fresh and creative food.
The wine list is exceptional for the size, apparently left behind by a nameless departed Somm.
Eager wait staff, and friendly innkeepers.
Limited dessert menu, however.
An exciting find for me, I will return when the menu changes, and I have been told it changes quite often.
Chose R17 based on a wonderful web presence. It certainly lived up! There is a wonderful 13 room hotel attached and Jody, one of the caretakers took my wife and I on a relaxed tour of the rooms and grounds. Wonderful wonderful customer service. Cannot wait to head back, book a room, and invite family.
I wasn't sure what to expect at Restaurant 17; we had heard that they had a new chef, that it was really expensive, that its food was exotic. New chef for sure--and a fine one--and while it wasn't cheap (with wine, dessert and tip for 4 at about $70 a piece--it was worth it. The charcuterie platter was the absolute best I've ever had, and the bread was warm. We'll be back.
Kind of disappointed. Beautiful drive to a lovely destination. We had reservations, all went well, not a crowded place. So glad we went with good friends that enjoyed talking because after we ordered it took a LONG time to get served. The menu was limited, so I was encouraged. My friend ordered the oysters, they came served in a cigar box (odd, but whatever) The sad part was that while eating the oysters she rested her fork inside the box and it became covered in black sand that lined the inside of the box under the oysters (again, odd but whatever). Of course it contaminated her mouth and the rest of her oysters in the box. She was embarrassed to be spitting black sand out of her mouth throughout the rest of the evening. gross. The wine was good, but overpriced, not surprised though since most restaurants jack up the wine bottle prices to the moon. I had the shrimp & grits, not special at all, very little seasoning - boring. My other friend ordered a steak, it must have been incredibly tough as he shook the table when cutting it. The waiter was nice. All in all - not impressed. Very expensive for a whatever kind of evening......bummer, was hoping for more.
great restaurant, tucked away in the mountains...love the location and the beautiful surroundings. The restaurant has the right vibe and the menu certainly looks interesting and a "foodies' menu. However, we went on a night which was executive chef's 2nd night on the role so I think the menu has still to be worked out. I ordered oysters BLT for appetizer and although the presentation was very cool the oysters themselves were not fresh and completely missing the BLT part. The main entre was ok and dessert selection was so limited (only ice cream and pie). Service was unfortunately terrible. the wait was long, although restaurant was not full and our server really didn't know what he was doing. I will give it another chance to see if they have settled down and figure things out.
We really enjoyed our meal at Restaurant 17. It was the first night with a new chef and new menu. We sat outside on the patio and the view is spectacular. We started off with a couple appetizers, the lump crab, kale salad and roasted corn. The presentation looked as good as it tasted. For our main courses we ordered the short ribs and shrimp and left very little on our plate. The short ribs were so tender we could cut them with a fork and they would fall apart. I will definitely be back soon. Thanks
This restaurant is a gem with scenic views of the Blue Ridge, cyprus trees, vineyards, aromatic meals that are tasteful to the palet and visually pleasing. We ate the perfectly prepared ribeye with wild mushrooms and the Charleston wreckfish. Absolutely will return to eat here again!
We came up Saturday night as we wanted to eat there one more time while the current chef is still there. As always, everything was great! We had the tuna poke, the pork belly lettuce wraps, a pasta dish with sausage and kale, and the shrimp entree. Every meal I've ever had at 17 is so fresh and delicious. Sad to hear that Chef Greg is leaving but can't wait to try his new restaurant downtown!
it was entirely too noisy due to a wedding. The wedding also caused a slow down in our drink orders. I also mentioned in my reservation it was our guests 70th birthday & it was not recognized.
With all said, it remains my favorite resaturant in Greenville.
Two things I noticed our server was great till after dessert and then seem to vanish for a while. And the other thing was - a wedding on the premises had a band and their music and the piped in music on the outdoor patio were at conflict! So you had two songs in your ears! Bit disruptive and a place of that caliber should pay attention to that kind of stuff.
The pork chop with bone in turned out to be chunks of pork with a thick layer of skin. I could not get the steak knife thru it. The noise was terrible. There were bathers in their swim suits and children walking back and forth passed diners chairs. The dessert which was chocolate cake with a beet and orange flavor was a disaster. The whole experience was not pleasant.
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