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Griffin Market

403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5513
+1 843-524-0240
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5513
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Prie Fixe menu on Sunday evening was great! We enjoyed all of the passed appetizers (3) and everyone enjoyed their primi and secondi course. I especially loved the vegetarian entree with asparagus topped with an egg, delicious! Pastas were great for all of us....More

Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Had supper at Griffin Market while on a golf weekend in Beaufort recently. It proved to be an inspired choice. The location is very convenient, the food is excellent, and Ricardo is a wonderful host. Be sure to ask him to pair a wine with...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Dining dinning is at the Griffin Market. Ricardo makes all guest comfortable, Laura and here staff magically prepare fantastic cuisine from the NW Region of Italy. What good? Everything! The wine Ricardo will pare with your dinner is wonderful. Superb will list. We can say...More

Thank RobOlson
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Homemade everything (except the bread which is from a secret location). The menu changes every night and although choices for each course are somewhat limited, every one caters to different tastes. The plates are superbly prepared and presented. Chef Laura and her wine expert husband...More

Thank Vincent V
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Griffin market is one of the top 3 restaurants in Beaufort! The husband (front of the house) and wife (chef) team of Laura and Ricardo do an outstanding job delivering fine Northern Italian cuisine. The seasonal menu is replete with all the traditional courses and...More

Thank RoyboyIII
Reviewed 19 December 2017

A GEM! Best Italian fare this side of Yountville! Party of 4 celebrating my wife's birthday. Was a Prix Fixe menu + the Amuse, every course creative and delicious! The server, the chef's husband, friendly, outgoing and attentive, everything a waiter should be and more....More

Thank HNLute
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Worth every penny. Tagliatelle with chanterelles and fresh sweet corn. Are you kidding me??!! It may be the best bite of food I have ever eaten. Watermelon salad with blood orange olive oil. I could have licked my plate. We are great cooks...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Excellent Northern Italian Food, although a bit pricey. Come for lunch, dinner is much more expensive.

Thank Will R
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This husband and wife team will take you on a culinary ride like no other you have probably ever experienced. You are in good hands. Let go and enjoy. And if you can muster up an ounce of humility, you may even learn something. If...More

Thank tardito402
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Visited this Restaurant whilst on holiday from England. We were given the recommendation by a local couple who said that we would not be disappointed. Looked up the menu on `google` and decided to give it a go. We loved every moment - the courses...More

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23 March 2018|
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Response from Vincent V | Reviewed this property |
Open Wednesday thru Sunday according to their website
22 October 2015|
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Response from Tracy E | Property representative |
The restaurant is closed on Thanksgiving day, but will resume normal operation hours on the proceeding Friday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5513
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-524-0240
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Griffin Market brings relaxed elegance and a taste of Italy’s Piedmont region to the lowcountry of South Carolina. Situated on Carteret Street in historic downtown Beaufort, the restaurant features the culinary and wine expertise of Laura and Riccardo Bonino. The couple moved the restaurant from its original location in the neighborhood of Georgetown, Washington D.C. in 2011. Laura is a veteran executive chef whose talent has been featured at numerous fine-dining restaurants across the country. Riccardo is an accomplished sommelier and is recognized for his unique gift for pairing wine with food. Griffin Market offers seasonal fare made with expert refinement for dinner 6 days a week and lunch 3 days a week.
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