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hazardnc Nov 25, 2007 07:16 AM

The hubby and I are planning a night in Greenville so we can enjoy that lovely downtown and try one of the great sounding restaurants. 33 Liberty, American Grocery - others? We want fine dining, innovative menus, great service. Which is the best? Is there another spot I am missing?

  1. lynnlato Nov 25, 2007 07:26 AM

    Read any of the posts by Danna. She recently helped me and was spot on w/ her recs. She was even kind enough to give directions to a free parking garage. Have fun and report back as my hubby and I interested in a wknd trip to g'ville sans the kids!

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      ap65065 Nov 27, 2007 08:07 AM

      American Grocery is exactly what you are looking for! Super nice service, very creative menu using local ingredients (changes frequently), good wine list. It's a small space though, so I highly recommend a reservation.

      www.americangr.com

      33Liberty is good too - but you won't be enjoying the beautiful downtown, you'll be enjoying a really rundown section of Greenville.

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        danna Nov 27, 2007 12:03 PM

        Although I haven't been yet, I hear good things of American Grocery, and I know 33 is good, so I think the OP has researched well. I must say, that I'm surprised to hear the Laurens/Pleasantburg area described as"really run down". I don't see it that way, and regardless, it's what?...1/2 mile from downtown?

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          ap65065 Nov 28, 2007 06:45 AM

          OP mentioned "enjoying the lovely downtown" which is why I said that. I will admit though, I don't regularly stroll down Laurens or Pleasantburg to enjoy whatever it has to offer, so I take back my comment. And following my reservaton at 33 Liberty next week, maybe I'll take the opportunity to walk around a bit.

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        buckeye.mary Nov 27, 2007 08:16 AM

        I haven't been to 33 Liberty yet (it's at the top of my need-to-try list), but I just checked out American Grocery for the first time, a few weekends ago. My husband and I had a fantastic, albeit expensive, meal. One of their key concepts is to allow you to savor the food so they don't rush you at all, which is quite refreshing. Every course they brought out is explained in detail. (I felt like I was a judge on Top Chef!) The scallops I ordered were divine, as was the salad with fried goat cheese. Hubby really enjoyed his venison chops and squash-apple soup. The restaurant is a nice cozy space, too. We'll be back again, and next time, we're ordering the chef's tasting menu.

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