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“Amazing customer service, food, and ambience!”

Larkin's On The River
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Ranked #29 of 993 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broad & Main
Description: Larkin's on the River is an award-winning restaurant serving premium cut steaks, fresh seafood, and fine wines. Every menu item is created with the freshest ingredients and served with a creative flair. Larkin's on the River at the Peace Center for the performing arts, is situated in the heart of downtown Greenville, along the banks of the Reedy River, in the old Gower Coach Factory. This is the only building remaining of the original eleven dating back to Civil War. With beautiful preserved exposed brick walls and open ceilings, the history of the building serves as the perfect backdrop to the modern and hip atmosphere Larkin's on the River offers. Serving Lunch Monday - Saturday 11:30 - 2pm Brunch on Sunday 11 - 2pm Dinner Monday - Saturday 5 - 10pm Sunday 5 - 9pm and a mid-afternoon menu every day from 2:00 to 5:00.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Larkin's on the River is a fabulous restaurant -- my favorite in all of Greenville.

Unfortunately, our party of 4 experienced a glitch in our reservation through OpenTable wherein we requested an outside table at Larkins' on the River, as we wanted to sit outside to listen to the Edwin McCain concert on the TD Stage while having dinner. The restaurant called me the day of the concert to inform me that we were not going to get an outside table as they were booked, so we would have to sit indoors. Since our party wanted to sit outside to listen to the concert, we canceled our reservation.

I then sent an email to the General Manager (Bruce Wise) about the issue so he knew what had happened, as we were extremely disappointed (since we had made our reservation 6 WEEKS earlier through OpenTable). To my surprise, Mr. Wise quickly called me, explained what had happened (the restaurant does not always see the requests put into OpenTable reservations), and offered to add a table on the patio for us to ensure we were able to still come in and enjoy our evening as we had hoped/planned.

When we got to the restaurant, the patio was full, except for 2 available tables -- one for 4 people (up against the building), and one for 6 people (out in the middle of the patio). To our surprise, we were given the table for 6 -- so we had a great view of the concert, amazing space for a party of 4, superb service from the waitstaff, and outstanding food.

Thank you, Mr. Bruce Wise, for your amazing customer service. We appreciate what you did for us, and want you to know that we really appreciate it! Larkin's on the River continues to provide the best of everything! Thank you again.

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Thank Sheilamommy
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Our daughter has always loved the Chophouse steak dinner on her birthday. She was able to take some vacation time and spend sometime with us to celebrate her birthday from out of town. We choose Larkins. The meat is aged to perfection and the grill process highlights the wonderful meat flavor with simple seasoning that complemented the flavor. The sides were excellent and two or three will serve a table of four. Portions are generous so be prepared to eat more than you thought possible. The deserts were excellent and each was prepared to perfection. For a special occasion or just because, you will enjoy both the meal and the high level of service that you expect at a top notch Chophouse.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Celebrated birthday in Greenville and Larkin's on the River was recommended. The restaurant did not disappoint. The service and food was exceptional.

Thank Paul2288
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We were in town for a quick getaway and decided to treat ourselves to a special dinner. Larken's did not disappoint. We had a reservation and got there a little early. They seated us right away. Michael was our server and greeted us warmly. I had the 7oz filet and it was fantastic. Seared perfectly and very tender. Hubby had surf and turf. Sirloin was good, lobster tail cooked just right. This is a wonderful special occasion restaurant.

Thank Lori T
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

From start to finish... hospitality at its finest!!! The Mgr David greets us with warmth and simile. He cleans a table and sets it for us so we can have a great view!! Wow that was special!!then our server and bartender Powell makes our meal experience incredibly memorable by answering yes to all our requests!!! Complimenting us with one of his drink creations! Thank you and the team team for a grand return to this gem of a restaurant!! We got just a wonderful farewell as our welcome! Excellent food, genuine service! Chef you and your team outdid yourselves!

Thank JJGranados
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