10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Greenville, SC

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Looking for the most perfect romantic restaurants in Greenville, SC? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We asked our readers where they like to go for a romantic meal with someone special. With so many options to choose from in Greenville, it’s hard to pick just one favorite. Here’s a list of the top ten romantic restaurants in Greenville as told to us by our readers!

Romantic Restaurants in Greenville

We also have a Guide to Restaurants That Offer Outdoor Dining in the Upstate to give you more options this weekend and any other time.

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The KABOOM Awards are Kidding Around’s annual best of contest. Readers say these are the TOP 5 Romantic Restaurants in Greenville, SC

Up on the Roof? Idk I need to go on better dates lol! Chophouse is good. Stella’s either location, Sip is nice, Trattoria Grigio is nice, so many good options! Lazy Goat, Passerelle, Sobys… Many with patio seating for more social distance friendly dining!

Lindy W

Romantic Restaurants in Greenville, SC

The Lazy Goat

Dining on the Reedy River with the person you love is even better when you’re enjoying a meal prepared by Chef Beau Owens. Save room for dessert because Chef Tania Harris creates desserts you will not want to share!

Their menu features Mediterranean-inspired dishes and some of the best Sangria in the Upstate. If more casual cuisine in an upscale setting is what you are looking for, they also have wood-fired pizza on the menu.

170 Riverplace
Greenville, SC

Opera Cake at the Lazy Goat

Soby’s New South Cuisine

A downtown Greenville staple for more than 20 years, Soby’s serves up southern cuisine with a modern twist. Save room for their famous white chocolate banana cream pie, you will not be disappointed.

207 South Main Street
Greenville, SC

Creole Pork Tenderloin at Soby’s


Recently relocated to Camperdown Plaza across from the AC Hotel in downtown Greenville, Larkin’s in the perfect spot to enjoy a steak and a romantic after-dinner stroll along the water.

32 East Broad Street
Greenville, SC

For Upscale romantic : Rick Erwin’s (West End or Nantucket), Larkins on the River or Chophouse 47… These establishments will go out of their way to help you celebrate a special occasion and the ambiance is dark paneling, lights dimmed, etc.

Hope T.G.


Jianna was voted one of the top 5 most romantic restaurants in Greenville by our readers. Best described as “modern Italian cuisine”, Jianna is known for its homemade pasta dishes, oysters, and wine. It’s located in the heart of downtown Greenville right across from Falls Park. It is an all-time favorite of one of our writers, and is always at the top of the list of date night restaurants in Greenville, SC.

600 S Main Street #2
Greenville, SC

Stella’s Southern Bistro

Stella’s Southern Bistro offers cuisine inspired by the coastal Carolinas & American South.

684 Fairview Road
Simpsonville, SC

We love Stella’s Southern Bistro for our fancy dinners. It is just sumptuous food. The staff is kind and a smaller space means they can give you plenty of attention. everything from appetizers to desserts is wonderful.

Elyse M.G.

The Anchorage

The Anchorage specializes in small plate offerings and hand-crafted cocktails.

They were recently given the distinction of being one of the 18 best restaurants in the world that don’t require reservations, by the Inaugural World Restaurant Awards. Only 3 other restaurants in the U.S. earned that title. They are considered one of the best date night restaurants in Greenville, SC!

586 Perry Avenue
Greenville, SC

Restaurant 17

Located within the beautiful Hotel Domestique, this is one of the top reservations to snag for Valentine’s Day weekend. The great thing about Restaurant 17 is that its setting provides the ultimate Upstate Romantic dining experience any day of the year, with a stunning dining room to set the mood.

10 Road of Vines
Travelers Rest, SC

Restaurant 17!!!!! Book a room if you can! It’s a beautiful place!

Courtney CE


If you and your honey are into more exotic cuisine, Saskatoon is the place to tantalize your taste buds. Saskatoon offers diners entrees with wild game such as buffalo, elk, antelope, kangaroo, alligator, and ostrich. For the less adventurous, they offer more common protein selections also. Saskatoon was voted one of the Top 5 Romantic Restaurants in Greenville!

681 Halton Road
Greenville, SC

Saskatoon went Wednesday and it was amazing. It’s a wild life restaurant. The Antelope is amazing

Kaylee R

Southern Culture

If you are looking for nice restaurants in Greenville, SC that also specialize in southern cuisine, then you have to try out Southern Culture! Southern Culture serves southern-inspired comfort food and offers live music to enjoy it with.

2537 North Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC

Southern Culture by the fire place so cozy and romantic

Domi A.

Chophouse 47

Modeled after a cozy steakhouse in 1940’s New York City, Chophouse 47 serves a surf and turf style menu. Chophouse ’47 was voted one of the top most romantic restaurants in Greenville by our readers!

36 Beacon Drive
Greenville, SC

Chophouse 47! The lobster and steak!!!/p>Emily G.


Located in downtown Greer, readers voted SELECT as the top most romantic restaurant. It’s considered casual fine dining, so you’re safe to wear jeans. They serve a variety of items on a fairly large menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Diners rave about the amazing service and say that even though it’s recommended you make a reservation, it’s worth it.

112 Trade Street
Greer, SC

House 509 Bistro & Wine Bar

Our readers voted House 509 Bistro & Wine Bar as one of the top 5 most romantic restaurants near Greenville. Located in Greer in the O’Neal Village community, the restaurant offers fusion-style appetizers and entreé flights with wines from around the world. They also serve beer along with their extensive wine list. Note: the dress code is business casual.

100 Wicker Park Avenue
Greer, SC

Bonus: Because We Love These Date Night Restaurants in Greenville, SC

Rick Erwins Westend Grille

If you live in the Greenville area, you have heard of Rick Erwins. The West End location offers romantic lighting, delicious food, and a great location in Downtown Greenville!

648 S Main Street
Greenville, SC

Sassafras Southern Bistro

With a lovely location in the heart of Downtown Greenville, Sassafras offers a delicious menu, cozy interior, and romantic outdoor seating in the warmer months. The restaurant specializes in modern Southern cuisine, so you have to give the Fried Green Tomatoes & Pimento Cheese a try.

103 N Main Street Suite 107
Greenville, SC

Pomegranate on Main

This lovely restaurant offers French Persian fusion cuisine, an excellent location on Main Street, and a wonderful date night vibe.

618 S Main Street
Greenville, SC

Where do you plan on going for a romantic dinner? Did we mention your favorite place?

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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3 years ago

We LOVED our date night at Kitchen Sync!