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South Carolina restaurants honored with Wine Spectator’s 2023 Restaurant Awards

Ross Norton //July 13, 2023

South Carolina restaurants honored with Wine Spectator’s 2023 Restaurant Awards

Ross Norton //July 13, 2023

Rick Erwin's Clemson was one of 39 restaurants in South Carolina, and one of three in the Rick Erwin Dining Group, named in Wine Spectator's 2023 Restaurant Awards. (Photo/Ross Norton)Wine Spectator’s 2023 Restaurant Awards honors restaurants scattered across South Carolina, including multiple locations of Halls Chophouse and three restaurants that carry the Rick Erwin name.

Thirty-nine South Carolina restaurants received Award of Excellence honors and nine of them were awarded the honor of Best of Award of Excellence.

The awards are intended to honor the world’s best restaurants for wine. This year’s awards program recognizes 3,505 dining destinations from all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 countries internationally. 

Bistro 90 in Longs; Charlie’s Coastal Bistro, formerly L’Etoile Verte, in Hilton Head; Circa 1886, Peninsula Grill and Zero Restaurant + Bar in Charleston; Rick Erwin’s West End Grille and Soby’s in Greenville; River House in Bluffton; and SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar in North Myrtle Beach were recognized for Best of Award of Excellence honors.

“In a time of technological innovation, restaurants offer the human experience diners are hungry for — listening to their customers and offering personalized experience,” Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator, said in a news release“This annual issue celebrates the places where wine is at the top of that conversation. I’m pleased to congratulate all 3,505 restaurants for their dedication to wine and wine-loving diners.”

South Carolina restaurants recognized on the 2023 list are:


Circa 1886 at Wentworth Mansion, 149 Wentworth St., Charleston; Peninsula Grill, Planters Inn Hotel, 112 N. Market St., Charleston; Halls Chophouse, 434 King St., Charleston; Zero Restaurant + Bar, 0 George St., Charleston; Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar, 13302 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island; Savi Cucina + Wine Bar, 1324 Theater Drive, Mount Pleasant; Sommba Cocina & Cellar, 1710 Shoremeade Road, Mount Pleasant; Wild Common at Cannon Green, 103 Spring St., Charleston; Charlie’s Coastal Bistro-L’Etoile Verte, 8 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head; Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana, 37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head; Links An American Grill, Sea Pines, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head; Magnolias, 185 E. Bay St., Charleston; and River House at Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton.


Di Vino Rosso, 807 Gervais St.; Halls Chophouse, 1221 Main St.; and Hampton Street Vineyard, 1207 Hampton St.


Rick Erwin’s West End Grille, 648 S. Main St., Greenville; Halls Chophouse, 550 S. Main St., Greenville; Larkin’s, 32 E. Broad St., Greenville; Camp Modern American Eatery, 2 E. Broad St., Greenville; Soby’s, 207 S. Main St., Greenville; Patterson Kitchen + Bar, Hotel Hartness, 120 Halston Ave., Greenville; Rick Erwin’s Clemson, 127 Market St., Clemson; Rick Erwin’s Eastside, 8595 Pelham Road, Greenville; Rick Erwin’s Level 10, AC Hotel, 225 W. Main St., Spartanburg; The Lazy Goat, 170 Riverplace Drive, Greenville; The Peddler Steak House, 149 W. Main St., Spartanburg; and Vangeli’s, 119 Ram Cat Alley, Seneca.

Myrtle Beach area

Bistro 90, 7209 S.C. Highway 90, Longs; Greg Norman Australian Grille, 4930 U.S. Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach; SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar, 501 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach; Chianti South, 2109 Highway 17 in Little River, Aspen Grille, 5101 N. King’s Highway in Myrtle Beach; Ciao Italian Restaurant, 5223 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; The Brentwood Wine Bistro, 4269 Luck Ave., Little River; and The Parson’s Table, 4305 McCorsley Ave., Little River.

Others honored in the Palmetto State were The Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1365 Broadcloth St., Fort Mill; The Restaurant at the Willcox, 100 Colleton Ave. S.W., Aiken; and Victors, Hotel Florence, 126 W. Evans St., Florence.