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About Restaurant 17
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.
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Hours of Operation:
Cafe Hours Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-3pm
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, 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
Inside a/c setting way too cold! Food cooled off before it was half done. Small plates better than large plates. Waffle in chicken and waffle too dry, and not enough syrup. Creative menu. Clean nice restrooms. Ambiance a little stark, but nice mountain view...covered outdoor seating option nice.
17 is a place we frequent quite often (I'm a bit biased as the pastry chef is my step daughter) and are never disappointed. They use local ingredients and always have a very creative and delicious menu and of course the desserts are outstanding as well. If the Peach Cheesecake is on the menu, get it! Best cheesecake I've ever had! Nick Graves, the head chef, is extremely talented and has the skills to blend food combinations that you'll be impressed with. The scenic views and outdoor dining along with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff are just a bonus while enjoying a great dinner. Go, try, enjoy!
The waiter was not knowledgeable of the menu. Instead, he had to refer to notes.
The menu is limited.
The food was acceptable, but not remarkably tasty.
We waited 25 minutes after we finished the meal for the waiter to appear, and we had to ask for the check.
Restaurant 17 never disappoints! We went for their summer feature: Tuesday paella in the courtyard. It was fabulous with two freshly made paellas offered: traditional seafood and a southern themed paella with fried chicken. The night was perfect for al fresco dining in the gorgeous courtyard. We had a wonderful time!
Took guests from out of town. Very disappointing. The server was not attentive. Cocktails sat on the bar for a while before being served to the table. The ladies ordered the short rib lasagna after hearing the description of having a layer of short rib on top as well as in the lasagna. We were hard pressed to find ANY beef, more of just a vegetable lasagna with a hefty price. My husband ordered the chicken and waffles. The waffle was so hard, even a knife couldn't cut it. When our server finally returned, we told her and she said she would let someone know and try to compensate. That never happened. As we were leaving, the host asked if we enjoyed dinner, so I told him the issues we had. He did go and get the owner, who approached us with apologies and took our information in order to compensate by removing a couple of entrees from our bill. We have not heard anything from him. Will not return and spreading the word.
My wife and I and occasionally with some friends, eat there regularly and it never disappoints. The menu is creatively constructed to appeal to a wide variety of tastes with local ingredients to enjoy in an atmosphere that is pleasant with mountain views to enjoy while dining. Outdoor dining is also available and there is a great patio with a calming water feature to relax on and partake in some of the best desserts around. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!
Food and service was great; however, the decor is cold...all grey...makes you feel sad and want to leave....if decor was changed to something soft and made you want to come back, the experience would be wonderful....we have tried it 5 times now and even tho the food and service are excellent, we won't be coming back
We got several things while there -- all of the cocktails we tried were amazing. Singapore Sling was absolutely fantastic. Another one had mezcal in it & that was also great. The two small plates we had were beautifully plated - scallops were very delicious and plated amazingly. Allan Denton's ham being served there was an amazing surprise -- didn't realize they served it, but we were definitely thrilled -- definitely a must get! My husband got the steak and he thought it was perfectly cooked and tasted delicious along with his potatoes that had a beautiful smoky flavor. I order a lasagna that was a bit unusual for me. I didn't expect beets & celery to be part of the sauce. Took me a little bit to get used to the thought of that combination & I probably wouldn't order that specific dish again. Everything else was so amazingly delicious though -- I would definitely recommend. Tiramisu was also great!
We have dined at Restaurant 17 numerous times over the past few years. The past year or so, it seemed that the food was not quite as exceptional as earlier times. This visit was a pleasant return to the high quality we recalled in both food and presentation and we enjoyed it very much. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Our special request for gluten free bread was taken care of with no difficulty and it was quite good...not always a term associated with gluten free. Compliments to your pastry chef. Thank you and we plan to return.
Excellent! Receptionist was very outgoing and attended me when the bar and restaurant where busy at the beginning of my visit.
I sat in the bar area with a incredible view of the blue ridge mountains.
My bartender was also very attentive and service was great!
The food at restaurant 17, captures innovative, from
The chef and his staff, there cooking comes from the heart enhancing the use of buying local!
Small plate offerings are awesome for those looking
For more of a culinary vibe and capturing a symphony of
Flavors from local and seasonal flavors, well done, the chefs sand box, it show cased the creativity ,of the day!
Dinner also was local dry aged rib eye, complimented with smoked baby potatoes and herbed cheese, and
A cool sauce reduction to finish.
Plating is genius!
Thank you all ...of restaurant 17, can't wait to return soon!
Very good food, changing menu, good choices for cocktail and wine. Six of us went, we shared the cheese plate, then two had scallops for appetizers, all of which was enjoyable. For entrees, one had catfish, three had prawns, very tasty and enjoyed by all. Two had had beef short ribs and faro, a small plate/appetizer option, but the dishes were enough for them. All really enjoyed the food, the service and the setting and would easily go back again. A little pricier than some other restaurants nearby, but very good food and a nice change of pace.
As alway a great choice, one of the best in the upstate. It's amazing! The chef knows what he's doing, dishes I normally wouldn't like are surprising delicious. If you haven't been you must give it a try and make sure you save room for dessert. It's also a great place to sit outside and relax and enjoy the view after dinner.
The location is beautiful albeit very remote, and the food was truly delicious. Unfortunately, our experience was marred by our server, "Haley" (as in the comet). Rarely to be seen, never to refill a wine glass, bread that shows up with the main course instead of the salad course, and completely unfamiliar with the menu (which resulted in a vegetarian getting pasta with sausage...also never noticed by Haley even though there was an obvious pile of it off to the side). Such a shame that we left with a bad taste...
Our second visit to R17 didn't live up to our first. The cuisine, and staff (attention/attitude) seemed a level below our previous visit.
We ordered "fresh" decaf coffee for after dinner and were served coffee that was tepid and week.
Not a "bad" experience, by any means, and we will return. Just wish there was more consistency here at R17
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.
Our New Year's Celebration at R17 was very memorable with a Southern Savory Styled 4 course meal with flair . Our dessert included white chocolate "caviar" bubbles which were sweet with edible wild flowers. We loved it and done at R17 each visit in Greenville/Travelers Rest.
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