19 Mar Breakwater Restaurant and Bar opens
Breakwater Restaurant & Bar opened March 20, at 802 S. Main St. in Greenville’s West End. The restaurant will have an upscale casual atmosphere and specialize in New South cuisine with an emphasis on tapas – appetizer-sized dishes that are perfect for sharing. Beth Shaw and Gary and Donna Lang will oversee the restaurant, with Shaw serving as executive chef.
“The Greenville restaurant scene has a growing national reputation and we are excited to be a part of it,” Shaw said. “Breakwater will be known for providing a consistently good experience and offering fresh, seasonal items that are unique to the Upstate and creatively prepared with culinary influences from around the world.”
The 4,500-square-foot restaurant seats 145 patrons. It is the second location for Breakwater, which also has a location in Beaufort. The Beaufort restaurant is an OpenTable.com Diner’s Choice winner, in addition to the accolades it has earned from Trip Advisor and the Lowcountry press.
“We are very proud of the reputation and loyal following we have built over the years,” Gary Lang said. “When you think of Breakwater, we want you to think of a warm and friendly atmosphere and consistently good food.”
Breakwater extensively renovated the former Rio Grille building to serve as its Greenville location. Greenville-based GCM was the contractor, with Radium Architecture Inc. of Greenville serving as project architect.