NOTE: Overlook Grill has been bought by the Table 301 Group, and has been closed for remodeling. It should re-open spring 2013.
Spring Break, and it’s time for me to try a new lunch place in downtown Greenville. On such a lovely day, I decided upon the Overlook Grill.
As the name implies, it overlooks Falls Park and the Liberty Bridge. The view is spectacular, and offers wonderful people watching opportunities.
I got there just before noon and was asked whether or not I wanted to sit inside or out. Outside, of course. As noon passed, I was glad I had gotten here in time to get choice seating. I eschewed my iPod for the sounds of the falls.
The lunch menu had an extensive listing of salads, quite a few sandwiches, some burgers, and a few wraps. Items ranged from $5 to $10, quite reasonable given the venue.
I ask for and received a dinner menu for comparison. The selections had just as much variety,with more steaks and red meat options. Dinner prices ran from about $15 – $20.
I ordered a half ribeye wrap with "the fixings", which included a side, potato chips and pickle for a buck twenty more. When the food arrived, I was glad I had opted for the half wrap. There was plenty of food.
For my side I had chosen the pasta salad. This was not a dry salad, but was rich with oil, spices, mushrooms, and black olives. It was quite tasty and would have made a meal by itself. The wrap itself consisted of thinly-sliced ribeye, grilled tomatoes and onions, and peppers. The flavors were incredible, and had an added kick due to the peppers.
Service was quick and efficient. I don’t know how it would be in a crowded situation, but it was fine today. The owner was manning the host station, and was willing to chat a bit about the dinner menu and the grill itself. Overall, everything seemed quite friendly and efficient.
This is one not to be missed. I’m going to have to give it a try one evening with Laura. If you go, try to avoid the busiest meal times if you want some of the best seating. There are plenty of spaces inside, but the real charm is in the view.