About The Grocery
At The Grocery, executive chef and owner Kevin Johnson presents an evolving menu that changes with the seasons, rooted in Southern and Mediterranean flavors and ingredients. The Grocery boasts house-made charcuterie and an in-house canning program to preserve produce for future menus. An extensive cocktail and wine list are available as is craft beer on tap, and a wood-burning oven heightens the cordial atmosphere in the former furniture warehouse.
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Sunday Dinner 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Kevin Johnson - Chef/Owner
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Grocery Ratings and Reviews
2nd time at The Grocery.
My wife and I split several small plates and they were great. If the morel mushrooms with polenta is on the menu, order it. One of the best things I've ever eaten. Wine list is solid and not over priced. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We will go back again.
Anazing flavors with great presentation ...
Anazing flavors with great presentation and gracious service.
A nice departure from the somewhat hackneyed Southern Food scene, the Grocery is fresh, eclectic and very good. The fried oysters are to die for and the preparation in unique. You might ask how can a fried oyster be unique, but trust me, these guys have found a way. The veggie plates are also sensational and not to be missed. The presence of both small and large plates allows very flexible dining options.
Fun for foodies. A mostly small-plate de ...
Fun for foodies. A mostly small-plate design. Delicious cocktails. Fresh ingredients and creative food and presentation.
The food was good and you could tell tha ...
The food was good and you could tell that fresh ingredients were used but I felt like it was a little over priced. I'd go back but it wouldn't be my first choice.
All together fun night, food wine , serv ...
All together fun night, food wine , service and athmosphere, but as many other places, difficult to have a conversation if the person is not seated right next to you, high decibels.......................
We were seated early (!) . Table was a ...
We were seated early (!) . Table was a bit chilly, so we asked wait staff to perhaps turn fan OFF over head....they were responsive and followed up with manager visiting table to let us know it would feel a bit warmer soon...and it did. Service was excellent. Food excellent. We've eaten many times here and found this particular menu selection the best to date.
can't wait to go back! we had been befor ...
can't wait to go back! we had been before for brunch, and were impressed, dinner did not disappoint! our server made the meal fun and relaxed-john i think. we shared the beet salad and wreckfish palau, and hazelnut ice cream. it was all delicious, wonderful flavors, and we are looking forward to getting back and seeing what's on the menu next time.
A bit disappointed
This place was recommended as a great place for brunch by a friend. The service was good, the drinks were really good and we loved the small charcuterie plate. The entree was lack luster though. It wasn't seasoned very well and we were disappointed. It wasn't a horrible experience but it's not a place I would think about returning to.
Food was prepared to our liking. It coul ...
Food was prepared to our liking. It could have come out a little hotter and meal could've been slowed down. Tables were also close to each other. Our celebration was recognized which was great! There were a few large parties so that got a little noisy. Would recommend and will be back!
I travel a good bit and try lots of pla ...
I travel a good bit and try lots of places to eat. I don't gush over restaurants. That is with the exception of this place. I can't say enough good things about everything about this place. World class food. Thomas at the bar is exceptionally knowledgeable about food as well as drink. Go here. You will love it.
Bring your out-of-town guests here
This is my third visit (2 dinners and 1 brunch) in two months and I received superior service and awesome local food on each visit. This place is a true standout!
Memorable service. Love this restaurant. ...
Memorable service. Love this restaurant. But I seriously may not go back because of the hysteria surrounding the reservation process. They call you and email you multiple times to ensure that you are coming. Even if the restaurant is not full. It's annoying and makes me think if I don't call back every time you leave a message that I will lose my reservation. This restaurant has always been weird about reservations.
Great creative menu. Farm to table, such ...
Great creative menu. Farm to table, such fresh food. We will be back.
Every bite was explosion of delicious fl ...
Every bite was explosion of delicious flavors. We loved everything we ordered!!
One of my favorite local restaurants, ev ...
One of my favorite local restaurants, even with so many to choose from! Great food, never had a bad experience. Service is always top notch!
Was worth it, but ......
The ambience was nice, well lit, friendly, a lot of conversation but not overwhelming. The menu was interesting and limited which was fine. The pricing for appetizers mostly around $12 and entree's around $28. We had the spring salad and the sweet pea salad. I thought the Sweet pea salad was very special . Nice and fresh peas and snap peas that were crunchy , sweet and pungent with a very light vinaigrette that did not hide or drown the freshness. We had the mahi entrée which came with roasted vegetables. That was nice but portion was very small. We had the shrimp appetizer. It came with full shrimps, head and all, and we thought they were mushy and not cooked well and they had a fishy taste. I would not get them again. Then we also split the taglia pasta with meat sauce and that was just okay. did not blow us away. We did see someone next to us get the family style dinner with shrimp, clams and fish and vegetables in a big pan. We almost got that and I wish we did. The drinks were delicious and creative and the staff was great. I thought it was a nice place, I was disappointed with the quality of the food, but maybe we caught it at an off night. I would like to try their lunch menu sometime.
The hostess was nice, but it took almost 30 minutes for a server to notice us. Once we were noticed, the server didn't even acknowledge that it took so long to get to us. The food was OK, but not great. Nothing impressive or worth mentioning to a friend.
They didn't tell me there were mushrooms ...
They didn't tell me there were mushrooms in a dish (and it wasn't listed on the menu), but they quickly corrected the issue.
Wonderful concept and well orchestrated! ...
Wonderful concept and well orchestrated! Highly recommend The Grocery. Wish we had one in Charlotte!
The pimento grits were AMAZING!! We also had sausage with a pickled onion relish on top that was so tasty. The next time we are in Charleston, we're definitely coming back here.
Farm to table
We had a lovely meal with fresh ingredients and innovative cooking. We shared the Lowcountry pilau. It was more than two of us could finish.
From service that goes beyond great to outstanding to dishes that defy expectations this is a place to try. We ordered five dishes and each was a standout. Particularly interesting was a brûlée of bone marrow which was extracted, whipped, and then flambeed in a ramekin. Made a marrow hater into a believer. Salads were filled with fresh local beans , peas and greens. Octopus was tender and served on a bed of hummus and sliced radishes. We ended with a duck leg confit which confused me as the leg and thigh were deep red in color. They used a duck sourced from a Georgia farm rather than a Long Island Pekin duck. Tasted like confit but it looked a bit scary to someone who has twice been poisoned by undercooked duck. That's my Prejudice and should not stop you from enjoying this dish. Worth a further exploration if the menu and five stars to the wait staff and the inventiveness of the kitchen
Loved the whole experience
Loved the whole experience
Cauliflower, pasta filled with Sherpa mi ...
Cauliflower, pasta filled with Sherpa milk ricotta and asparagus salad were great and portions were well suited for sharing Also got the Wagyu steak tartare It was great! We would definitely eat here again! Our server was great, very knowledgeable.
Great personality and fun
Great personality and fun
Brunch vs Dinner
We ate at the Grocery one Sunday and loved the menu. There was a nice variety in drinks and food. When we ate there last Saturday, we were disappointed in the choices. There were very few and only a limited amount in a moderate price range. My pasta dish was so small that it was ridiculous. My sister did enjoy her flounder and the carrots were very good. My husband had a larger plate of carrots, a side, than I did on my pasta dish.
Great place. Went for wedding anniversary. Treated very well. Number of items on the house. Highly recommended. Great food.
Fantastic food and service!
Our dinner was a very creative mix of fresh ingredients; service and atmosphere were perfect. I have eaten out frequently in this town for over 25 years and The Grocery is now my favorite.
I'd have to say they have one of the bes ...
I'd have to say they have one of the best curated cocktail menu around. Who put that together? The food is great also, but Man--those cocktails! They need to build an Uber parking lot across the street so we can enjoy without inhibition!!!
Best dinner in Charleston - an almost pe ...
Best dinner in Charleston - an almost perfect meal! Perhaps the best dinner we've eaten in the last year...
Will definitely be back
Enjoyed a delicious dinner with girlfriends here last week. Loved the low key atmosphere and the way that the menu is simple and not to overwhelming. Cocktails were delicious, and the food tasted fresh and prepared with interesting flavor combinations. Our server couldn't be nicer too.
Very Special Night!
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. Tremendous me u and the staff was awesome! They even helps me to arrange for flowers to be delivered to our table. Fantatic all around!
Farm to table goodness
A friend posted about The Grocery months ago and I have been instagram stalking them since. It tastes as good as it looks! Wagyu beef being our fav of the meal but it was all amazing. Save room for the frozen lemon meringue.
In a city noted for great locally sourced restaurants, this one now leads my list. Very inventive and solid - delicious and creative entrees in a range of sizes. Very reasonably priced too. Chef and The Farmer in the city!
Fiona loves it!
Fiona and her family loved her evening at The Grocery. Low Key, laid back and delicious. Service was impeccable. Food was thoughtfully prepared, plated and served in a manner that allowed each ingredient to speak for itself - they were not all 'mucked up' with sauces Yea! Each ingredient was fresh, organic and wholesome and beautifully pared with its partners for complimentary flavors. Lovely.
Consistently one of the best tables in C ...
Consistently one of the best tables in Charleston. I love that they put as much or more thought into their vegetables than their meats. Service is always excellent, too.
Breakfast plate is the bomb.
Breakfast plate is the bomb.
We were a table of eight for brunch. Our meals came out at staggered times and by the time Everyone was served, mine was cold. Don't like poached cold eggs. Food delist especially biscuits and jam.
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