Take a Nose Dive!

It’s not really fair to review a new restaurant until they’ve been open a month or so, but I wanted to tell you about Greenville, SC’s latest offering – Nose Dive.

PIC and I went “down the mountain” this past Tuesday, February 8th, to take advantage of mid-50′s temperatures in Greenville. We planned on walking Main Street, Riverplace and Falls Park, lunching at Nose Dive. If you have trouble viewing the video below, click here.

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This was their second day open to the public, following a soft opening for “friends” over the weekend. Billed as a “gastropub”, the menu offered a good mix. Everything we ordered was very tasty.

PIC had Chef Joey’s Corned Beef ($8):

Nose Dive - Carolina Epicurean
Chef Joey’s Corned Beef – House made Corned Beef, Grilled Hearty Rye, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese

Prince Edward Island Mussels in Smokey Tomato Broth at $6.00 was my choice. You can also have the mussels in Lemongrass and Chili. Any way you get the mussels, they’re served with crusty bread.

Nose Dive, Prince Edward Island Mussels
Prince Edward Island Mussels in Smokey Tomato Broth

At our server’s suggestion, I tried the Deep Dish Apple Pie ($5), perfectly accompanied by Highland Oatmeal Porter Ice Cream. So, I think Nose Dive will be added to my “places to go for dessert” list.

Nose Dive, Deep Dish Apple Pie - Carolina Epicurean
Deep Dish Apple Pie with Cranberry Almonds, Highland Oatmeal Porter Ice Cream

Here’s a shot of the downstairs. Notice the noise reducing panels on the ceiling:

Nose Dive - Carolina Epicurean

We loved it that they kept the vintage floor. Just don’t see floors like this much anymore:

Nose Dive - Carolina Epicurean

And now I’m going to give you a tip. UPSTAIRS is the place to be at Nose Dive. They don’t seat up there during lunch, but for dinner – a must in my book!

Nose Dive, Upstairs - Carolina Epicurean

Nose Dive, Upstairs - Carolina Epicurean

And, for a perfect romantic dinner, private group meeting, or just plain fun, check out these booths:

Nose Dive, Upstairs - Carolina Epicurean

Nose Dive
116 S. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 373-7300

Nose Dive on Urbanspoon

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