Once again, Restaurant Week has arrived in South Carolina, and the culinary scene is ablaze with quality and variety. In the last few years, Greenville has experienced a restaurant boom, and with lower prices and menu highlights at a plethora of establishments, this week is a great time to grab a special taste. We’ve rounded up some of your best bets—grab a friend a treat your taste buds to something new.


TOPSOIL KITCHEN & MARKET

RW MENU PICK: Menu Changes Daily

If they can grow it, locally source it, or make it in-house, they will. Located in the former Williams Hardware space in Travelers Rest—and just off the PRISMA Swamp Rabbit Trail—this restaurant and market combo serves up fresh and modern veggie-driven dishes. Unique wines and specialty coffee are served with exclusive food combinations, and yes, breakfast is served all day long. Find fresh produce and artisan breads at the market, as well as on the menu.

Info: 13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, topsoilresturant.com
Hours: Tues–Fri, 11am–9pm; Sat, 9am–9pm; Sun, 9am–3pm
Cuisine: American
Price: 3 courses, $30 per person
Chef: Adam Cooke

OAK HILL CAFÉ & FARM 

RW MENU PICK: Blue Oyster Mushroom

A former faculty member in Furman University’s environmental science department, Lori Nelsen blazes a new trail in the restaurant world with co-owner Chef David Porras. The duo fulfills a long-time dream of creating a healthy, sustainable, and quality dining experience with an on-site farm and culinary research lab. Lovers of food innovation will not want to miss this spot, an ode to nature’s bounty.

Info: 2510 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, oakhillcafe.com
Hours: Tues–Sat, 9am–3pm (lunch); Wed–Sat, 5:30–10pm (dinner)
Cuisine: American
Price: (Lunch) 3 courses, $20 per person; (Dinner) 3 courses, $45 per person
Chefs: David Porras and Lori Nelson

JIANNA 

RW MENU PICK: Three Cheese Agnolotti

With stellar views of Main Street from its wrap-around terrace, this modern Italian osteria offers patrons daily house-made pastas, the region’s freshest seasonal ingredients, and, of course, oysters. Grab a cocktail or a glass of wine from the 40-foot bar, and nosh on pasta dishes like potato gnocchi, radiatori, or strozzapreti with braised pork shank ragu, cippolini, napa cabbage, and roast tomato.

Info: 600 S Main St, Ste 200, Greenville, jiannagreenville.com
Hours: Sat–Sun, 11am–3pm (lunch); Tues, Wed, Sun, 5–9pm; Thurs–Sat, 5–10pm (dinner)
Cuisine: Italian
Price: 3 courses, $35 per person
Chef: Michael Kramer

EL THRIFTY 

RW MENU PICK: Braised Short Rib Taco Gringos

This Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail–based cantina serves up trendy cocktails and Mexican menu selects like chicken tortas, braised beef tamales, and pozole roja. Designed with a laid-back feel, the upscale social club is not shy of spirits; along with craft beer, wine, mezcal, and tequila, the bar whips up killer cocktails like the el Thrifty margarita with blanco tequila and orange liqueur (part of the 3-course deal with Restaurant Week), or the Oaxaca Burro with mezcal, ginger, and lime.

Info: 25 Delano Dr, Greenville, elthrifty.com
Hours: Tues–Thurs, 11am–10pm; Fri–Sat, 11am–11pm; Sun, 11am–9pm
Cuisine: Mexican
Price: 3 courses, $25 per person
Chef: Robert Berry

HUSK RESTAURANT 

RW MENU PICK: Baked NC Catfish

Husk Greenville delivers legendary farm-to-table concepts under Chef Jon Buck, who champions Southern fare by resurrecting dishes reminiscent of great-grandma’s kitchen. The ever-evolving menu offers starters—like the crispy pig ear lettuce wraps—then dives into heftier plates like the coal-roasted chicken, sorghum-flour dumplings, and shishito peppers.

Info: 722 S Main St, Greenville, huskgreenville.com
Hours: Wed–Fri, 11:30am–2pm (lunch); Sun–Thurs, 5–9pm, Fri–Sat, 5–10pm (dinner)
Cuisine: American/Southern 
Price: 3 courses, $35 per person
Chef: Jon Buck

Restaurant Week will run until January 19th, 2020. More details can be found at restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com