Greenville is so popular that it’s hard to keep up with the many new restaurants which keep popping up all over the area.   Here are a few of the latest, which you’ll enjoy checking out:

Hall’s Chophouse:  This gorgeous high-end restaurant is on the Reedy River, right above the Falls, on Main Street.  You’ll find small plates, live jazz and great cocktails in the bar (Thursdays are popular with locals) but there are three floors of seating for dining.  Great for a special occasion, a small plate or a romantic date.  Abundant parking is available in the attached garage: enter from River Street.

Ink & Ivy: This fun and cozy new bar and restaurant, (E. Coffee & Brown, just off Main Street), invites diners to enjoy the great outdoors, with its roll-up walls.  This American pub offers a nice twist on comfort food favorites, while also offering great cocktails.

Caviar & Bananas:  One of Charleston’s most popular options, this upscale deli offers patrons a sophisticated urban environment; fresh delicious takeout; gourmet deli items; wine and beer.  Patrons can sit in or out while enjoying three meals a day.  Find C&B beneath downtown’s Aloft hotel.

Kitchen Sync:  This new green addition to Greenville’s dining scene is a big hit.  Locals are gravitating to the Sync’s cozy interior, homemade pizzas, uber-fresh ingredients and New Southern menu. Meet new friends at the Community Table.  Dinner only, as of this writing.  Laurens Road, just below Antrim / 291.

Tuna carpaccio at Dive 'n Boar

Tuna carpaccio at Dive ‘n Boar

Dive ‘n Boar:  One of the city’s most popular chefs (from downtown’s former High Cotton), now helms this popular bar & restaurant on N. Pleasantburg Road (in the dining-centric strip mall across from Home Depot).  Craft beers are abundant, and the menu, which changes seasonally, has sophisticated small plates galore.

The Anchorage:  In the transitional Village of West Greenville, (a mile west of downtown) a much-anticipated restaurant is slated to open in late 2016.  The shared vision of Restaurant 17’s former executive chef and the owners of The Community Tap, The Anchorage will be a comfy neighborhood restaurant and bar, with a small rooftop terrace.  It will open with dinners and a Sunday brunch.