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, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Grocery Ratings and Reviews
I took my 86 year old mother and wanted ...
I took my 86 year old mother and wanted to treat her to a farm to table experience in Charleston. The Grocery offered authentic locally sourced ingredients with a culinary bent toward the area. While the entrees are quite pricey, the TABLE options are for sharing and allow for ordering a starter and/or dessert without taking the bill over the top. Nice wine list as well!
We were in town for a conference and cho ...
We were in town for a conference and chose this restaurant because of it's vegetarian options which they then converted to vegan to accommodate my husband. He also can not have sugar and they did that as well while still delivering what he described as the best vegetable plate he had ever had. Excellent place, service and food. I wish I could move it to Louisville!
The ambiance and service was good, but t ...
The ambiance and service was good, but the food left more to desire. The entrees were expensive for what was actually being served and the food that came out was undercooked and inedible. Drinks were good however. Menu was very limited.
Natural, good food infused with fresh he ...
Natural, good food infused with fresh herbs and a lovely presentation. The cocktails are unusual, wine list decent. Wait staff was very attentive and accommodating. The seafood dish had a lovely saffron broth and fresh delicate fish, scallops and clams.
I've been here several times for brunch ...
I've been here several times for brunch and loved it! (If they have the fried quail on French toast, GET IT.) This time I ordered the carbonara, which was decent for a general pasta dish, but in terms of authentic pasta carbonara, it was way off.... I'll still eat there, just not getting that dish again
Had an amazing time for our date night! ...
Had an amazing time for our date night! My boyfriend enjoys large portion meals where I prefer to have a small plate style dinner. We both found things on the menu that were satisfying and please for the size of the meal we wanted. Plus, the waiter has excellent recommendations and guided us well during our experience. We will definitely be back!
Had dinner here earlier this week. I liv ...
Had dinner here earlier this week. I live locally and several of my friends say it is one of their favorite places to dine. It did not disappoint. Try the green tomato cocktail. It is perfection. My friend and I agree we would both return for that reason alone. But there are other reasons to go to The Grocery.
The menu is refreshing and different without the typical southern standards that can be boring. I understand their in house charcuterie plates are exceptional, and although we did not try them ourselves, the fish options we did try were very good. The vegetarian special plate was an array of five separate fresh vegetable items ,each prepared with wonderful innovation and flavor and was one of the best vegetarian options I have every ordered.
Service great and fun. Attentive enough without over-doing it.
Music was pretty terrible. Kind of a mix of 80's vibe, some not even recorded by original artists. Didn't match the general feel of the restaurant at all and was a bit loud for my party.
Can't wait to go back for another martini tho.
Our group of 6 picked this because it wa ...
Our group of 6 picked this because it was the only place we could get brunch reservations over Labor day weekend. It was beyond amazing for us. Delicious cocktails, extremely pleasant and funny waiter, amazing local food and a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend for brunch! I'd go back again for another meal too.
I always love the food here! Sun-chokes ...
I always love the food here! Sun-chokes and delicious fish and vegetables. This brunch I had the blueberry mascarpone french toast which was amazing. Everyone tried it and I could tell they wished that they had ordered them. The staff was also flexible when we added a fifth person at the last moment.
Our server, Justine, was attentive, prof ...
Our server, Justine, was attentive, professional and timely. She did a superior job describing the entrees and ensured we understood the preps of our orders. Only negative for this hearing impaired customer was the high noise level. We've added the Grocery to our list of recommendations and we'll be back sooner rather than later.
The Grocery was one of the highlights of ...
The Grocery was one of the highlights of my trip to Charleston. The house charcuterie was amazing, the cocktail program is really cool (Burn the Witch!), and the wine list included some really interesting bottles. Beautiful and comfortable on the inside, the bartender was very nice, I'll def go back if I'm ever in Charleston again.
Visiting from out of town, we dined late ...
Visiting from out of town, we dined late on a Tuesday night. Instead of feeling rushed, we were welcomed and treated exceptionally by everyone from hostess, to servers to the chef/owner. Service and presentation were 5* and the selection of small plates we had were all outstanding. The roasted peaches salad, the Octopus a la Plancha, the Fried Oysters and the Steak Tartare were all on their own worth many a return visit. The Churros for dessert were definitely worth the hype. Specialty cocktails, Italian 75 and There's Always Amaro, were excellent. We were told the history of the building by the owner (check out the vault) and the dining room was comfortable and spaced perfectly. When returning to Charleston, this will be our first stop and our #1 recommendation to everyone.
I love this southern Charleston restaura ...
I love this southern Charleston restaurant. We were seated promptly upon arrival. Food met or exceeded our expectations. Cocktails were just right. The service was seamless as we were able to enjoy an evening with our friend and not be interrupted. Great vibrant atmosphere.
We always enjoy The Grocery. Service and ...
We always enjoy The Grocery. Service and food are always excellent and I like that the menu changes so frequently, you always have new items from which to choose. One of the things I also like about this spot is that everyone who works there, although very professional, are also warm and welcoming....not at all snooty. It's one of our go-to spots whenever we are in Charleston.
I have made several trips to The Grocery ...
I have made several trips to The Grocery, mostly for Sunday Brunch and it is always a great experience! Staff is welcoming and attentive, restaurant is clean and comfortable, food is delicious! Bloody Mary's for brunch are a favorite of my family as well as non-alcoholic muddled fruit spritzers!
Went to the Grocery for brunch-- it was ...
Went to the Grocery for brunch-- it was spectacular! Everyone ordered something different, and everyone loved what they ordered. I'll be going back for the stuffed French Toast and the pimento cheese grits-- YUM! And Death by Mimosa? Yes please!!! :)
Another great thing-- parking was SOOOO easy! They have a parking lot attached to the restaurant so it was very convenient and no need to valet!!! Where do you ever find that in downtown Charleston (Answer: not very many places!)
We'll be back!
Our waitress Dana was awesome! We had ju ...
Our waitress Dana was awesome! We had just arrived at our hotel, Hyatt House and the goal at the front desk recommended The Grocery as a great place for a late night meal. It was so hard to choose from the menu with so many wonderful offerings. Dana helped us decide. The fried peaches were amazing complementing the fried oysters followed up by the snapper and then the lemon meringue dessert! Wife had a Zinfandel and I had a delicious brown ale. The whole was fantastic! Only wish our stay was longer than one night. We would have come back.
The service and food were great. We all ...
The service and food were great. We all enjoyed our meals, but the noise was a little much and it wasn't full so I can only imagine how loud it would be if it was packed. They have a great staff and menu so I would be happy to recommend it to friends and family.
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