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.
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
This is not an easy place to find if com ...
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 y ...
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.
I loved this place the new Chef and his ...
I loved this place the new Chef and his staff have done an excellent job. Everything was great from the appetizer to the dessert. The view outside was beautiful, you must seat outside after dinner just to look at the stars.. oh so many stars.
Chose R17 based on a wonderful web prese ...
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 Restaura ...
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 t ...
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 mou ...
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 ...
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 vie ...
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 t ...
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 weddi ...
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 grea ...
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 ...
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.
Quiet and Romantic Evening
Our fifth time at Restaurant 17 - the ambience is exceptional, both quiet, candlelit and romantic. However, the waitress did decide to sit us between two other tables rather than more privately on one of the two or three tables further away. The steak is cooked very well and is perfect with the peppercorn sauce but has certainly decreased in size over time. Also, we mourn the loss of the Tuesday steak and wine deal, which made coming regularly to Restaurant 17 a realistic choice on a student budget. We also no longer order the brownie for dessert because its size has drastically decreased.
My wife and I dined here to celebrate he ...
My wife and I dined here to celebrate her birthday and enjoyed it overall. We arrived early and had a drink and appetizer in the bar before heading to our table. I started with the corn risotto which was fantastic and then we ordered the trout and the ribeye. Both entrees were very tasty and we finished with the goat milk Panna cotta which was a great balanced dessert and not overly sweet. The restaurant has amazing views of the mountains and is set on beautiful vineyard hills. The chef sources local ingredients which means they are cooking what's in season, like nature intended.
Great for girls' night.
Restaurant 17 is the closest restaurant to my house, and lucky me, they have a talented chef that makes incredibly beautiful food. I love meeting friends for drinks at the bar before dinner. They have a nice cocktail menu, and the view is gorgeous!
Great food, great atmosphere!
I took my husband out for his Birthday and we both loved this place. I stumbled upon it while looking for a nice place to take him that we had never been to before. I am so glad we chose this place, we will definitely be back. The server was fast and knowledgeable, the portion sizes were perfect. We sat on the patio and had a nice peaceful dinner. I have already recommended this place to several people and we ate there last night!
Maybe I will try it again...
On a super not busy Tuesday, we were seated inside (with many outside seats available and not offered), facing away from the view. Didn't really understand that. The charcuterie was outstanding. Service was adequate. Entree was so disappointing I didn't bother with the dessert menu. Drinks were ok. I think my expectations were too high. Maybe I will try it again.
Second dinner at 17 and was Great. Our starter small plates and then entrees were so so delicious. The chef exudes quality control and the fresh adds to paint the plate were so well done. Our inexperienced young waiter was attentive, comfortable but could add a touch of professionalism. Our first dinner was in July so the diners sported tennis shorts and biker wear which hurt the atmosphere.
We went back to 17 on a Friday night mainly because we hadn't been in awhile and wanted to see what the chef had new on the menu. We ordered a few things to share and while everything was delicious, the pork belly with vegetable dumplings was by far our favorite. It was so good!! I love that the menu is always changing with new yummy things to try, but hopefully this one will stay on the menu awhile. Also, the lemon tart might be my new favorite dessert. I don't have much of a sweet tooth so this was a perfect end to a fantastic meal.
Thank you to the whole Restaurant 17 staff for always making our experience a wonderful one.
First experience and we will definitely ...
First experience and we will definitely be back. Loved the grilled quail and spring onion risotto. I don't usually waste calories on bread served, but theirs was so good we asked for seconds. And the sunset view was incredible.
Excellent experience, both food & atmosphere!
Great atmosphere and awesome food! Seriously everything was great. Food quality is 5 star and everything was delicious. We had the combination board, flounder, quail and brussels sprouts. The sprouts were the best I've ever had! Chocolate cake was delicious too. Highly recommend!!!
Special evening , terrible steak , over priced
Three people ordered the steak, all three had to send it back. When it came back to the table it was so tough we could not cut it. The entire group made up of out of town friends and friends from the Cliffs were very disappointed with the food. The last time we had been there 6 months ago, the steak was fabulous, what happened??? We don't think we will risk it again, too much money to get bad food. The waitress was a delight!
A farm-to-table gem for a special occasion
I hit a home run in taking my wife here for her birthday. We enjoyed the diverse offering of the Combination appetizer in the first course. My quail entree had a delicious woody grilled flavor. The portions matched the variety of offerings just perfectly. Well worth the drive above Travelers Rest.
Great Valentine's Day Dinner
My boyfriend and I made reservations here after receiving a recommendation from friends who said that it was one of the best meals that they have ever had! The food was excellent. I had the quail (which is usually overcooked when I've ordered it at other restaurants) and it was tender and delicious. My boyfriend ordered the filet and it was wonderful. We both cleaned our plates. It took a little while for us to be greeted at our table and receive our cocktails, but after that it was a great dining expeience. The sun had already gone down, but we had a table by the large window facing the restaurant pool, grounds, and mountains in the background. We will have to come back during the day time for a better view! Highly recommend this restaurant.
excellent food. excellent service.
Food was excellent. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the chocolate cake for desert. The atmosphere was incredible. People also talk about the beautiful chandelier changing colors. It was beautiful. If it isn't changing colors, ask them "hot the button".
Change in Chef
I am not sure if it was the loss of Chef Adam or we hit an off night but we did not receive the creativity that we expect when traveling 40 minutes to come to our favorite restaurant. We had the rib eye for 2 which was very good but the suggested sides were unusual but did not compliment the meal. We send friends here because we are use to the wow factor. We will have to try again to make sure we just missed a bad night.
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