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Coal Fired Bistro - CLOSED

8595 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615-5759
+1 864-329-0400
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible6%
18 Jul 2014
“closed ... doubt renovation claim”
2 May 2014
“Service good.....Nice Venue.........Food..........Not worth the $$.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Wine Bar
€€ - €€€
8595 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615-5759
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

hmm, FB says "renovations" ... i hear otherwise. if they had so many wonderful reviews why upset the applecart? FB posting was 6/18/14 ... a month later no update. probably put more effort into their other place. their web site is gone. pretty telling. my...More

Thank hazmat1212
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Very nice venue and good service. Good menu but way over priced......especially when one considers the quality of the food. Not that great and certainly not worth the prices they charge. Way over rated.More

1  Thank RoadHogGreenville
Rushton S, Manager at Coal Fired Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

RoadHogGreenville, we understand that everyone's tastes are different, but it's still disappointing to hear our cooking left you unfulfilled. It's unclear what you ordered; was there anything wrong with your meal? If we made a mistake or served you something not cooked as requested, we're...More

Reviewed 10 March 2014

Excellent quality for calamari and meat (Filet Mignon). A wonderful change form the average chain restaurant in Greenville. Wine choice is wonderful too.

Thank John_Cambridge2014
Rushton S, Manager at Coal Fired Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

John_Cambridge2014, thank you for joining us! I'm thrilled to hear we offered you a nice change of pace and an exceptional meal. I hope you'll be back soon to explore more of our menu and wine list! Best wishes, Rushton, General Manager

Reviewed 28 February 2014

The quality of the dishes has slowly deteriorated in the last year or two. Rumors have it that the chef and some waiters left and moved to a new restaurant (which shall not be named here). Then, a friend said a new chef was making...More

Thank 565NYMan565
Rushton S, Manager at Coal Fired Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

565NYMan565, it's disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy your meal with us. Chef Gerard Cribbin joined our staff late last year and unveiled a new menu that's received many rave reviews from our other guests and several publications. We're sorry that the new menu did...More

Reviewed 26 February 2014

I love this place. They have the best wine selection and 1/2 price wines selection daily during the week. I call it my wine tasting experience. Everything is made from scratch and taste divine. I go here every chance I get.

Thank petite0107
Rushton S, Manager at Coal Fired Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2014

petite0107, it's always a pleasure to welcome you! Thank you for sharing some kind words about us on TripAdvisor and for making every effort to join us often. Whenever you're craving another wine tasting, we hope you'll stop by! Best wishes, Rushton, General Manager

Reviewed 11 February 2014

My friend and I visited Coal Fired for a taste of their menu offerings. We were taken with the elegant atmosphere. Red roses on each table pop against the white table clothes and dark walls - very romantic! Wine drinkers will be impressed with their...More

1  Thank GapCreekGourmet
Rushton S, Manager at Coal Fired Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2014

dnslive, you certainly came to the right place for elegance! Thank you for joining us and exploring all we have to offer; it's clear you and your friend had a very enjoyable evening, and I'm happy to hear it. Whether you're enjoying a quiet romantic...More

Reviewed 25 January 2014

We were here for a nursing society meeting. They really went all out. We had an amazing antipasto! And our meal was delicious. The service was a bit slower, but that is sometimes to be expected with large parties (I believe we had almost 50)...More

Thank Stephanie C
Rushton S, Manager at Coal Fired Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Going all out is what we do best, Stephanie. Thank you and your group for dining with us! It was a pleasure to host you all. It's true that serving a larger group may cause some delays, but I hope it wasn't too much of...More

Reviewed 29 December 2013

We went here for dinner after hearing rave reviews about the new chef. Boy were the reviews right! From the house specialty meatballs, to the Seafood Bisque, to the catch of the day, our table could not have been more satisfied. Not to mention the...More

Thank ads a
Rushton S, Manager at Coal Fired Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

What a pleasure to hear we exceeded your expectations! When everyone at your table is thrilled with their meal, we know we hit the mark. Thank you for making a point to stop by and give Chef Cribbin's menu a try. Stay tuned for seasonal...More

Reviewed 29 December 2013

We have passed by this restaurant hundreds of time since we have moved to the area this summer and always said we needed to try it. This weekend we headed there to just have a drink and some appetizers. They have a very good wine...More

Thank Monica041
Rushton S, Manager at Coal Fired Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Monica041, it was our pleasure to welcome you. Thanks for making a point to stop in and see what we're all about! You picked a great time to join us and take advantage of our happy hour wine special and enjoy some live jazz too....More

Reviewed 30 November 2013

I have used this restaurant many times in the last three years, but, my last visit was a very bad experience. I have noticed that the chef and menu has changed a lot over the last year and some of my favorites have been taken...More

Thank nonnino
Rushton S, Manager at Coal Fired Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

nonnino, change is never easy, but it's often a good thing. I'm sorry to hear that our new menu no longer includes some of your favorite dishes. Our new chef has put together a delicious collection of flavorful plates that I know you'll enjoy, though....More

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Restaurant Details

Italian, Wine Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8595 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615-5759
    (Highway 14)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-329-0400
Coal Fired Bistro is committed to providing fresh, local ingredients that are grown naturally and ecologically sound. We believe in the traditional Italian way of cooking, where one lets the flavor of the seasons shine through by simplicity of recipes but perfection in technique.
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