Greenville food pros offer Restaurant Week recommendations | Food

Restaurant Week Greenville is back, bringing deals for lunches and dinners at both casual and high-end restaurants.

More than 40 eateries in Greenville the area have prepared fixed menus with set prices ranging from $12 to almost $70 for customers to enjoy through Aug. 28. The deals vary and are based on the number of courses, items and people.

Employees from three participating businesses offered insights into what to expect.

LaRue Fine Chocolate, 556 Perry Ave., Greenville

The chocolate and wine shop in the Poe West development, near the Village of West Greenville is celebrating its second-ever Restaurant Week.

LaRue Fine Chocolates is offering tasting flights for $20 any time the cafe is opened during Restaurant Week. Interested drinkers can choose between three wines or three whiskeys. Each flight will be paired with three chocolate truffles imagined by Elizabeth McDaniel, the founder, owner and maitre chocolatier. 


“It’s a good introduction into what we’re about,” McDaniel said.

The wine flight includes Da Mar Prosecco, Beronia Rose and Chateau Jourdan Bordeaux. For the bourbons, customers will be sipping Jim Beam Black, Basil Hayden and Basil Hayden Dark Rye. The alcohol types may change throughout the week.  

McDaniel is giving her staff some freedom to select the paired chocolates. Potential morsels include a raspberry-infused dark chocolate or a coffee-infused dark chocolate, depending on the alcohol type.

McDaniel thinks a delicious combination is a bourbon with a “Moo Who,” one of the first milk chocolate truffles she ever made. 

Cantina 76, 103 N. Main St., Greenville

The Mexican restaurant in the heart of One City Plaza in the central business district of Greenville is offering three courses for $15 per person during dinner.

Customers at Cantina 76 begin by picking a starter like salsa, queso or guacamole. The entrees include either a barbecue chicken quesadilla, any two tacos with eight to choose from, or one of three salad types.







Cantina 76

Cantina 76 in downtown Greenville is offering 3 courses for $15 per person for dinner during August 2022 Restaurant Week. Stephanie Mirah/staff



The final course can either be a chimi cheesecake or one of four specialty margaritas. Tre Lockwood, the general manager of Cantina 76, said his favorite is the strawberry basil margarita.

Lockwood said interested customers should choose Cantina 76 because of the price.

“A lot of other places are doing 3 for $45, 3 for $35, so I think just the value they get [at Cantina 76],” Lockwood said. “Fresh products for $15 is kind of hard to beat in the downtown areas.”

A popular Restaurant Week menu item, according to Lockwood, is the quesadilla. His go-to is the roasted chicken salad.

Halls Chophouse, 550 S. Main St., Greenville

Halls Chophouse is one of the downtown area’s more expensive restaurants, but during Restaurant Week, customers can get three courses for $60 per person. The entrees include either an 8 ounce filet mignon or salmon, which are $48 and $34 on the regular menu, respectively. Host manager Brooke Bufford loves the salmon entrée.

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Halls Chophouse

Halls Chophouse in downtown Greenville is offering 3 courses for $60 per person during dinner for August 2022 Restaurant Week. Stephanie Mirah/staff



Customers start off with the choice between she-crab soup or two different salads. They round off the night with a chef’s nightly dessert, which during Restaurant Week is a carrot cake, Bufford said. 

On Aug. 18, the first night of the 10 days, Bufford said the high-end eatery was busy but with a great energy. As the week continues, she said it will get busier with the staff serving some new faces.

Halls seats a lot of “first-timer guests” during the week, Bufford said. She raved that the steak restaurant’s Restaurant Week menu is a great deal and draws in the newcomers.

“I also think it gives guests a chance to come in and just dabble with us and see what we also have to offer,” Bufford said. 

Here is a full list of all the involved Greenville area eateries divided by price points: 


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$12 to $26

  • The Cook’s Station — $12 sandwich lunch deal
  • Cantina 76 — 3 courses for $15 per person for dinner
  • Harvest Kitchen — 4 items for $15 per person during lunch and dinner
  • LaRue Fine Chocolate — $20 tasting flights 
  • Abanico Tapas Bar — 3 for $20 or 5 for $29 for dinner
  • Nose Dive — 2 courses for $25 per person for dinner
  • Chef 21 Sushi Burger — 3 courses for $26 per person for dinner

$30 to $35

  • Arizona Handcrafted Fare & Drink Co — 3 courses for $30 per person for dinner
  • Basil Thai Cuisine — 3 courses for $30 per person for dinner
  • Habitap — 3 courses for $30 per person for for lunch and dinner
  • CAMP — 3 courses for $35 per person for dinner
  • CityRange Steakhouse Grill — 3 Courses for $35 per person for dinner
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill — 3 courses for $35 per person for lunch and dinner
  • Iron Hill Brewery — 3 courses for $35 per person for dinner
  • Jianna — 3 courses for $35 per person for dinner
  • Lazy Goat — 3 courses for $35 per person for dinner
  • Limoncello — BOGO 50 percent off pizzas for lunch; 3 for $35 per person for dinner
  • Passerelle Bistro — 3 courses for $35 per person for dinner
  • Roost Restaurant — 3 courses for $35 per person for dinner
  • Schwaben House — 3 for $35 or 4 for $45 for dinner
  • Soby’s — 3 courses for $35 per person for dinner


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$40 to $49

  • Coral — 3 courses for $40 per person for dinner
  • Grill Marks (Greenville and Haywood Mall) — 2 guests for $40 for lunch and dinner
  • Southern Culture Kitchen and Bar — 3 courses for $40 per person for lunch and dinner
  • UP on the Roof — 3 courses for $40 per person
  • The Melting Pot — 3-course experience for $41 for dinner
  • Fork and Plough — 3 courses for $42 per person for dinner
  • Maestro Bistro & Dinner Club — 3 courses for $45 per person for dinner
  • Persis Biryani Indian Grill — 3 courses for $45 per couple for dinner
  • Topsoil Kitchen Market — 3 courses for $45 per person for dinner
  • Rick Erwin’s (Eastside and West End Grille) — 3 courses for $49 per person for dinner

$50 and up

  • Juniper — 3 courses for $50 per person for dinner
  • Larkin’s on the River — 3 courses for $55 per person for dinner
  • Oak Hill Cafe — 5 courses for $55 per person for dinner
  • Halls Chophouse — 3 courses for $60 per person for dinner
  • Restaurant 17 — 3 courses for $60 per person for dinner
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Greenville at I-385 and downtown Greenville) — 3 courses for up to $69 for dinner

As of Aug. 19, restaurants with menus not yet set

  • Stella’s Southern Brasserie
  • Stella’s Southern Bistro
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