About Zero Restaurant + Bar
Zero Restaurant + Bar is located in downtown Charleston in the award winning Zero George Hotel. Chef Vinson Petrillo has a passion and appreciation for natural, local ingredients infused with a contemporary American Style. All of the dishes are elegantly prepared in the professional display kitchen, located in the property’s original circa 1804 carriage house. The menu is hyper-seasonal, and features the freshest herbs and vegetables from the on-site kitchen garden, local farms and seafood from local fisherman. Seating is available in the intimate dining room and the garden courtyard.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 6:00 pm
East Bay Street and George Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking is available.
Additionally there is a large city parking lot immediately to the right Zero George Hotel with free parking after 6PM.
Private Party Facilities:
Intimate and lush and so quintessentially Charleston, Zero Restaurant + Bar is an ideal private event venue. Delight your guests with the candlelit alfresco ambiance of our Old World courtyard and/or our inviting dining room. Zero Restaurant’s combination of upscale hospitality and culinary wow makes your special event truly special.
Types of private events: Private Cooking Classes, Hosted Happy Hours, Private Dinners, Cocktail Receptions. Please inquire directly with Restaurant for pricing and availability.
Private Party Contact:
Kendall Moore: 8439018675
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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Zero Restaurant + Bar Ratings and Reviews
An amazing experience. Quirky layout yie ...
An amazing experience. Quirky layout yielded a cozy bar where my husband ordered his typical gin martini, bartender suggested a dash of orange butters and it was the best martini he'd ever had. I had the Smoke on the Water, fabulous take on a Manhattan. Then to our courtyard table with heat lamp. Waiter JJ was outstanding. Food unbelievable, this is a spot for foodies to luxuriate. 5 courses but really 6 with "snacks" which were devil eggs with caviar, lobster spring roll so delicate, carrot macaroon, and the mind blowing potted plant, won't give away the surprise. Then a tapioca and oyster riff on clam chowder, the superb gnudi with chanterelles and hazelnuts, olive oil poached salmon with sunchoke veloute, decadent beef Wellington with a black garlic daub, and surprising reinterpreted carrot cake. All with wine pairings. Truly a dining experience to remember. Go to this place before everyone else finds out about it.
Nice location, food was uneven, some dis ...
Nice location, food was uneven, some dishes were quite good but most were disappointing. We took the 55$ menu, but the entree selection is very narrow salmon ( not bad but without real savor) or vegetarian ( pretty good). Cheese plate was very basic, tre lecce really good.
Overall cooking is not tasty enough for the price tag.
Overall excellent place to dine. Good cr ...
Overall excellent place to dine. Good creatively prepared and dished courses. Staff friendly and accommodating. Ambiance made the meal! Although this may be perceived as picky, the "dress code" by online sites labeled it as "dressy" and for the most part, diners were dressed the part. The servers on the other hand wore jeans/plaid shirts and carried a rather hipster vibe. Seemed to clashed a bit. Would it deter me from returning? By no means. Just an observation.
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversa ...
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary here and were amazed at the quality of food. My husband said it was the best meal he has ever had. The staff was very attentive to everyone in the restaurant, not just us. If you want a special experience, this is the place!
Zero George does a bad job disguising th ...
Zero George does a bad job disguising their interest in pushing up the price of your check. There is a LIMITED tasting menu at $55 (regular tasting menu is more than $100) -- with one of the items having a $15 surcharge (that's 30%). If the food had been exceptional, then maybe it would be worth the price -- but the food is over-wrought and not well-executed (I know what puff pastry tastes like -- maybe the chef needs a reminder). The chef has delusions of grandeur and for people who eat the decor (which is lovely), maybe it works. But for those of us who have been to truly great restaurants, the emperor isn't wearing any clothes. The only good news -- since the food is okay at best, the fact that the portions are tiny doesn't much matter. Eat someplace better for less money.
I brought my girlfriend here because I h ...
I brought my girlfriend here because I had just proposed earlier that day. The service was amazing and the food was even better! The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. I let the restaurant know that it was a special occasion before we arrived and they went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special. Every time someone came up to us they congratulated us. Every member of the staff was personable and knowledgeable. The chef even came out to congratulate us and explain his favorite dish to us! From
Beginning to end, this was a fantastic experience!
What an unbelievable classy and friendly ...
What an unbelievable classy and friendly restaurant. You would think you are in a metropolitan restaurant if it wasn't for the quaint southern decor! From drinks at the bar created by Kincaid (. Am sorry I will never be able to order his signature "alter ego" drink which was fantastic! E did the chefs paired tastings and one course was more creative and flavorful then the next. My only critique (and many will say I am crazy but the amount of the pairings were to much- the beers, wines and creative drinks fill you up more than just what a sample to compliment should be. But with that kudos goes out to the hotel and the restaurant staff- we will certainly return on our next visit to Charleston!
Once again this place proved to be one o ...
Once again this place proved to be one of or even the best spot in Charleston. Service was not only great but informed the us of the flavors we were about to experience. The skills of the chef were oh so evident in the level of expertise that came through in what was served. Realizing that the menu changes, all courses were experiences to remember. For us, the tortellini and the beet tartare were amazing. But that's not to downplay the other awesome plates. I can't wait to return.
We had a reservation for 6 pm and arrive ...
We had a reservation for 6 pm and arrived on time and were seated quickly. The very small dining room was almost full. Our waiter, Jay Jay, was very good and gave us a bit of a history of the building. We chose the 3 course fixed price menu. I thought the choices were pretty slim with only a salmon dish, a steak dish which was priced at a $15 premium over the $55 fixed price, and a vegetarian dish. We both enjoyed our 1st course very much, a pasta appetizer and beet tartare (which I of course misread as beef!). We also enjoyed the dessert. However the steak which again cost an extra $15 was tough and not cooked to our liking. Each of us ate only half the steak portion and brought the remainder home which we threw out since it was so tough. We were in a bit of a hurry to get to a show and I didn't really scan the bill that well so I don't know if the tip was included, but the bill I saw came to $250 (how I'll never know!). Since we had had good service from Jay Jay, I left a $50 tip bringing the bill for the meal to over $300. This, in my opinion, was way too high for the meal that we received. Based on the cost versus quality of our meal, we will not be going back to Zero nor recommending it to others.
One of our best meals ever! Perfect outs ...
One of our best meals ever! Perfect outside patio spot, server who was spot on, great support staff--surprised by a tableside visit from Chef--all with exceptional food and wine pairings! Can't say enough about our experience!
Absolutely outstanding! This is a set 5 ...
Absolutely outstanding! This is a set 5-course dinner of the chef's choice. I overheard a waiter tell another diner that they only seat 8 people every half hour. The attention to detail from the staff to the food is phenomenal. Everyone is happy, excited to be there, excited you are there and the food is exquisite and fun. A must go!
I have been telling everybody about Zero ...
I have been telling everybody about Zero George. I have done both the three course meal and the five course meal. What a culinary adventure! Everything is so beautifully prepared and wonderful tasting. I dream about returning each time I go. The staff is friendly and fun and very well versed on the food being prepared and served.
When I have friends visiting from out of town, I take them to Zero George. It's always a hit.
This was one of the most impressive, spe ...
This was one of the most impressive, special get-a-ways ever. The staff was efficient and most accommodating. The room was quaint, quiet, serene. The evening meal was an occasion that wil be remembered as very personal and exquisite. Thank you.
Awesome dinner. If you're going to come, ...
Awesome dinner. If you're going to come, go ahead and treat yourself to the five course meal with drink pairings. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable and the chef's creations were inventive and delicious. This is a great place for a special occasion.
The restaurant features a fixed course m ...
The restaurant features a fixed course menu at $125. This could be a problem if there are items you don't care for. This comes with wine pairings. There are also a la carte items which we chose, but the number of items is limited. We had the Beef Wellingtom and egg plant Parmesan, and both were well prepared.
Zero George is probably the most creativ ...
Zero George is probably the most creative and exciting restaurant in Charleston today. Chef Vinson is adventurous and innovative, coming up with wonderfully tasty and interesting food. Definitely have the tasty menu, with accompanying drinks of all sorts. We've eaten a number of meals here, as well as attended a demo cooking class with Chef, and have enjoyed all of them. Don't think twice - go, and enjoy!
This was one of the best meals of my lif ...
This was one of the best meals of my life. The food was to die for, in particular the beef wellington; our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a very intimate and cozy setting, but still fun and energetic. I know I could return here without eating this same thing twice, as the menu is often changing. I would come here again and again!
My first experience with Chef Petrillo. ...
My first experience with Chef Petrillo. Great to Outstanding! So obvious that he likes what he does for a living! Preparation, Presentation and Service equals Excellent Cooking Worthy of a Detour (in the Guide Michelin, two stars). I shall return!
truly exceptional we went for our 31st ...
truly exceptional we went for our 31st anniversary our normal go to would be FIG but difficult getting a table we defaulted to Zero and we were lucky we did It now stands toe to toe with the best in Charleston cozy romantic perfect service rhythm the food was ridonkolous the octopus the beef wellington the dessert great wine service tried the Ultraviolet red- very nice will be back many times !!
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