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Griffin Market

403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5513
+1 843-524-0240
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, European
403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5513
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

My wife and I dined this past Sunday (Birthday For Me) and it was excellent. Sunday is fixed price (4 course #38 each). I won't bore you with the repetition of previous reviews, but a couple of points that should be mentioned are: this is...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food and service. Wine pairings were perfect and the couple running the restaurant were delightful.

Thank Bobby H
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. As many of these reviews explain, a reservation is an absolute must! Griffin Market is not your typical restaurant in the US. The owners don't seem to care about notoriety--or at least play it off like they don't--or...More

Thank Cooper W
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We ate here last night and it was outstanding! Griffin Market is open Wednesday through Sunday, evening only. Make a reservation and be prepared to enjoy the finest food you will ever taste! We love to go on Sunday because you get 6 courses for...More

Thank Edie S
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We dined with 4 couples. Our reservation was for 6 pm and when we arrived on time the door was locked. We were seated at a table away from the open view kitchen. There is no ambience and no signage. The menu is overpriced and...More

4  Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Reservations are a must at this restaurant. It is a dining experience with a Prix Fixe menu. A complete meal at a fixed price but choices for some courses. It was an excellent meal with perfect service. The pork belly was so tasty and the...More

1  Thank susank1945
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You aare gretted witha Cio bella and an aroma that takes you to the Piedmontes area of Italy. The food is not your typical American Italian fare, this is the real deal. The recipes are authentic. They use the freshest food of the season, so...More

1  Thank Joey P
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have lived here for 3 years and last night was the first time we visited Griffin Market but it WON'T be the last! We unfortunately read and believed some of the negative reviews but happily, they were apparently written by people who expected something...More

1  Thank Sabreline
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I'll keep this short and sweet....We ALWAYS come to GM when we are in the area. The food is outstanding. Authentic Italian, handmade with fresh, high quality ingredients, great skill, and a lot of love. Very extensive wine list, and Ricardo always helps us pick...More

Thank SLB4000
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing food amazing host and chef Ricardo knows his wines!! Lara is a very talented chef Simple and satisfying without feeling stuffed! Handmade pasta a true delight! This is not your typical Italian restaurant Unless you were IN Italy!! Hard to find because there is...More

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21 October 2015|
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Response from Tracy E | Property representative |
The restaurant is closed on Thanksgiving day, but will resume normal operation hours on the proceeding Friday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5513
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-524-0240
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Griffin Market brings relaxed elegance and a taste of Italy’s Piedmont region to the lowcountry of South Carolina. Situated on Carteret Street in historic downtown Beaufort, the restaurant features the culinary and wine expertise of Laura and Riccardo Bonino. The couple moved the restaurant from its original location in the neighborhood of Georgetown, Washington D.C. in 2011. Laura is a veteran executive chef whose talent has been featured at numerous fine-dining restaurants across the country. Riccardo is an accomplished sommelier and is recognized for his unique gift for pairing wine with food. Griffin Market offers seasonal fare made with expert refinement for dinner 6 days a week and lunch 3 days a week.
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