We haven’t even gotten through half of the year and Greenville’s growing food scene has already seen quite a few changes with restaurant closings and revamping, as well as the introductions of new restaurants and the list of restaurants opening soon is continuing to grow.
One of the latest restaurants is Stewart Penick’s Terrace, located on Main Street in Downtown Greenville in a building that has been everything from an auto repair shop to a leather belt manufacturer, as well as the Furman’s dining building. The building is now the current home to the largest-to-date of Terrace Restaurant’s signature handmade metal tree standing 9 feet tall and 10 inches in diameter and those famous red velvet waffles (more on those in a sec!).
“Founder Stewart Penick wants Terrace to be a home away from home…” so throughout the Greenville restaurant you can find lots of local artwork, as well as locally sourced foods and craft beers.
So, now for my Friday 5, 5 reasons you need to visit Stewart Penick’s Terrace!
Who doesn’t love brunch?!? Now, stop thinking about what you thought chicken and waffles was and replace that Belgian waffle with a red velvet waffle with cream cheese drizzle (no syrup needed). Terrace sells about 11,000 red velvet waffles per store per year. (yeah, they are that good! P.S. I’m not a waffle person) You also need the Lemon Poppy Seed French Toast! It is to die for, eeeehhhh that’s a stretch, but it is AH-MAZING!!!! I also hear the shrimp and grits are delish! (They are said to be Stewart’s fave!)
Terrace has 40 different bourbons, 15 single malt scotches, and Japanese Whiskey, which makes them 1 of 2 places I know in Greenville with Japanese Whiskey! Rumor has it, Japanese Whiskey is the next big thing in the world of libations! Their craft menu is also full of beers from popular South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia breweries.
My favorite thing about the bar is, after 9 until 12, there is a late night menu with delicious bar bites consisting of things like mini chicken and waffle to crab cake sliders and BBQ waffle nachos! Because why cure the hangover with waffles, when you can get a head start on brunch food the night before.
They believe in Greenville!
Terrace believes in keeping things as local as possible. Again, the artwork throughout the restaurant was done by local artists of local landmarks or scenery. Also, 25 of the 40 craft beers are from southern states. There is also a portion of the drink menu featuring cocktails made from products of Greenville’s own Dark Corner Distillery.
I know I’ve done a lot of talking about Terrace’s breakfast/brunch- mainly because that’s when I’ve gone to the one in Charlotte near Southpark Mall, but they do have some fantastic dinner items as well. Parmesan and horseradish crusted veal chop anyone? Yes, please! You will also have the Smothered Chicken and the Marsala Filet Medallions, both served with cheesy mashed potatoes and vegetables.
Of course I had to save dessert for last! The recipes for the dessert menu actually come from Stewert’s wife, Cindy! From the peanut butter brownie cheesecake to the lemon white chocolate truffle, Cindy comes up with it all for us to tie up the wonder meals we have at Terrace upon each visit! By the way, there’s nothing like the chocolate mousse torte to cure your sweet tooth!
Pssst! They are opening today with limited hours from 7-3 for breakfast and 4-9 for dinner, keeping the same hours through the weekend and giving you all of the Terrace goodness starting Monday, May 22.
Stewart Penick’s Terrace