About Aspen Grille

5101 N Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Reopened in 2009 by chef and owner Curry Martin, Aspen Grille is Myrtle Beach's freshest new dining option. Dishes are based on traditional Southern cuisine, with Chef Martin's own personal twist. Our menu changes seasonally and offers simple, but flavorful dishes with ingredients sourced from the best local suppliers. Pair any dish with a wine from our hand-selected list to create an exceptional meal.

Our comfortable dining room features warm woods and original art, making it a relaxing respite from the hustle bustle of the world outside. Our attentive and experienced staff provides the perfect ambiance for a casual dinner, special event or business occasion. Several nights a week, we feature live entertainment from local favorite musicians.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Tuesday through Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
51st Avenue North

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 449-9191

Website:
http://www.aspen-grille.com/

Entertainment:
We feature live music entertainment from local favorite musicians several nights a week. Visit the "Events" page on our website for an updated schedule.

Executive Chef:
Curry Martin

Private Party Facilities:
The Aspen Grille’s recently refreshed interior is perfect for hosting your special or business occasion. Our intimate private dining room, the Vineyard Room, seats up to 24 and features hand-painted murals of a Tuscan vineyard. For larger receptions, the restaurant’s inviting décor welcomes up to 120 guests, and is the perfect venue for wedding receptions, holiday parties and anniversaries.

Allow our culinary team to prepare a custom menu that reflects your tastes, or dine from our seasonal menu. Complement your meal with specially selected wines to make your next event a truly exceptional occasion.

Private Party Contact:
Curry Martin: 843-449-9191x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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98% would recommend it to a friend

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Great

Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent and the service was even better! Of all the places we ate while in Myrtle Beach- Aspen Grille was by far the best. My wife and I both had steak, and ordered the blue cheese butter on the side. That, together with the flavored salts made for an awesome combination.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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Awesome

vip
Dined on April 17, 2016

Awesome place, Great owners, super staff. The only complaint is that I had trouble leaving...

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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ambience3
service5
value4

A lovely evening

Dined on April 17, 2016

We had an amazing dinner experience at the Aspen Grille. We looked on trip advisor for restaurant recommendations. We had escargot , yellow squash soup and then we shared filet and scallops. Everything was fabulous. We loved our server too! Dark brunette waitress with glasses but her name is escaping me now.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Experience

Dined on April 16, 2016

We enjoyed happy hour at the bar with 2 appetizers - Tuna is the best I have ever had and then we sat for dinner - birthday celebration - food was amazing - the scallops were prepared perfectly and they were not real sweet like you sometimes get at other restaurants in the area. Our services was excellent and we truly enjoyed our overall experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience3
service2
value3

Service, food, annoying music...sad combination.

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

We have dined here often. Sadly, we will not return. Is Aspen Grille under new ownership? Such drastic change! Service nowhere near the level it had been. Food...everything under thick sauces...a sign of poor quality fish and meat. Bland bread basket replacing creative muffins . Wonderful butters replaced with a so-so salt service. And annoying, loud female singer on a keyboard....why? Is business so bad you need to try to entice diners with live music? What had been a high quality dining experience is now just ordinary...and bad.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding food!

Dined on April 12, 2016

Loved the food and selection. Had difficult with choosing, so many great options, waitress gave great advice and willing to make our meal customized. We are always looking for wow restaurants, this was one! The filet was perfect, risotto was decadent, and scallops were giant and tender! Would make this a regular hot spot if we lived in the area.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Dining Experience

Dined on April 10, 2016

Throuroughly enjoyed our 1st dining experience at Aspen Grille. The fresh cuisine, friendly service and memorable celebration of our Son's 25th was perfect. We appreciate fine dining and Aspen a Grille exceeded our expectations. Our entree choices included Grouper w/ Mushroom Risotto, Scallops and a Rack of Lamb, accompanied by the warm goat cheese and pear salads. Aspen Grille is one of our top picks in Myrtle Beach!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
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value5

Staff at this restaurant was superb.

vip
Dined on April 7, 2016

Our waiter was very very engaging , friendly, attentive and just downright fantastic. The owner of the restaurant came out and greeted us chatted for a while and told us not to be strangers when we returned to Myrtle Beach. This is to me one of the best restaurants that I have eaten at in a long time and I am a foodie.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service5

First time at aspen. We really enjoyed i ...

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

First time at aspen. We really enjoyed it and will go back again

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Sunday evening at Aspen Grille

Dined on April 3, 2016

Spent a very nice Sunday evening at Aspen Grille celebrating a birthday. It seemed like a great time to go out since the weekend crowds were no where to be seen. Food was very good. We esp. liked the corn and pea risotto.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5

Tasty meals and excellent service

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

Tasty meals and excellent service

food5
ambience4
service4

Nice experience.... will be back

Dined on April 1, 2016

Nice experience.... will be back

food5
ambience5
service5

My second time there and very pleased. A ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

My second time there and very pleased. Ambiance was great. Soft live piano music. Great food. Thank you! We will be back when we are in town again.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of the best restaurants in the area

Dined on March 31, 2016

The Aspen Grille never disappoints and has become our favorite restaurant. The service is excellent, the food is to perfection....looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Service wasexcellent, all 4 meals were o ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Service wasexcellent, all 4 meals were outstanding. Great experience

food5
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We had a wonderful Easter dinner. The o ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

We had a wonderful Easter dinner. The oysters were sweet and fresh. The beet salad with goat cheese was suburb. I had the scallops for dinner which were cooked perfectly and my husband had the duck with sweet potato puree and red cabbage-delicious!! Coffee was great, but they need a cappuccino machine. If we go to Myrtle Beach again we would go back to Aspen Grill.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent. Just the way it should be.

Dined on March 26, 2016

Excellent. Just the way it should be.

food5
ambience4
service4

All the food we ordered was outstanding ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

All the food we ordered was outstanding . There were even selections for the gluten free pescatarians in our group.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Second visit and many more to come

Dined on March 25, 2016

Everything is well done here and worth another visit

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great restaurant.

Dined on March 25, 2016

Wonderful food. Our waiter was very helpful as well as attentive. Good menu selections. Background vocalist added to the ambiance.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Aspen Grille met our high expectations

Dined on March 23, 2016

This was a date night for wife and I. Based on reviews by others we had high expectations that Aspen Grille was going to be a great experience, and it was. It is located in a discreet strip mall area but once inside the décor and ambiance was very nice. A singer was playing and singing songs during the happy hour and the bar area was well filled. We had a 7pm reservation and were promptly seated and attended by Marci. The menu is tough, not overly large but quite broad. We departed from our usual steak and I went for the roasted duck breast and my had the seared scallops. Portions were plenty and well accompanied. We shared some 1/2 shell oysters and a Asian pear salad, which were both excellent. A very nice bottle of a dry Italian Pinot Gris. Finished off with the vanilla bean crème brulee and a snifter of Gran Marnier. Everything was delicious, well prepared, with 1st class service.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Always great

vip
Dined on March 22, 2016

We eat at Aspen Grille at least once every trip to Myrtle Beach. Best restaurant in area. Flounder and shrimp always good. Scallops and stuffed flounder were also excellent. Nice wines and great service.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Amongst Myrtle Beach's Best

vip
Dined on March 18, 2016

The exacting standards at Aspen Grille are demonstrated in every dish. The meal we enjoyed this weekend was terrific, as always, and is consistently some of the best meals available in Myrtle Beach. Our appetizers were the Cesar salad, which was crisp, cold and fresh and the shrimp bisque, which was rich, creamy, hot and fresh. I had the wonderful sheepshead fish and cheese grits dinner. It was perfectly cooked and delicious. I might have preferred a rice or plain grits instead of cheese grits as I have a bit of an aversion to fish and cheese, but the grits were tasty and I enjoyed them. My husband enjoyed the pork chop, which is substantial. Perfectly prepared and beautifully cooked he thought it was wonderful. We were to full to enjoy one of their delicious desserts this trip.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Everything was perfect! Me and my boyfri ...

Dined on March 16, 2016

Everything was perfect! Me and my boyfriend work in the restaurant business ourselves so we have very high standards. This restaurant did not disappoint. We were visiting from New Jersey and wish there was an Aspen Grille by us. The New York strip was seasoned so perfectly and cooked exactly how we ordered it (that's hard to come by) our server Marcy was great! So personable, she made us feel relaxed! I wouldn't change a thing. This will definitely be a place we visit whenever we are in the area.

food5
ambience5
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Dined here last night for my birthday! I ...

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

Dined here last night for my birthday! It was perfect. The food was great and so was the service. So glad we chose Aspen Grille!

food3
ambience2
service3
value3

Average

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

Nothing wrong with this restaurant, but nothing outstanding either. The food was good, but I would not call it great. Service was good, but not great. Ambiance was fine, but nothing exceptional about the decor, etc....

food4
ambience5
service5

The food was fantastic. The only issue m ...

Dined on March 10, 2016

The food was fantastic. The only issue my party and I had was that some of our steaks were overlooked on the outside. But the phenomenal shrimp risotto made up for it. Also, we were given the choice between the main dining room and the private dining room so we chose the private dining room thinking it would be quieter and allow us to chat. Unfortunately, the musicians were set up right outside of the door which made it difficult to hear some parts of the conversation.

food5
ambience5
service5

It was wonderful. The service was top no ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

It was wonderful. The service was top notch. Perfect. It was not very noisy. They did have live music (singer with piano), but not too loud. So depending on how quiet you want it, you may choose to go some night without music. I can't recommend this place enough. It's a hidden gem.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Best Filet!

vip
Dined on March 2, 2016

I've enjoyed Aspen Grille's dinner before but never had their Filet Mignon. It was simply the BEST Filet I've had in a long, long time. Much better than the more expensive steakhouses (Morton's, Ruth's Chris, et al). Wonderful, flavorful with nice charred crust. Excellent service and completely enjoyable. We're going back tonight; twice in one week!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Primo Meal

Dined on February 28, 2016

My wife and I have been a fan of Aspen Grille for a number of years. We had the opportunity to introduce our daughter, son and niece to the wonderful cuisine. They thought this was the best meal they had in Myrtle Beach. Another generation committed to Aspen Grille for life.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Good in restaurant dining

Dined on February 21, 2016

The service was impeccable, however the food was good but not great. My husband and I are from the New York City area so to be fair my standards may be much higher based on my own market. Myrtle Beach is not particularly a high end destination. We enjoyed our meal, the service was what really made the night. We had a very nice waitress, she was very professional and would be top notch anywhere in the world. I had the T-bone steak with the béarnaise sauce, my husband had the scallops (which were good but a little bland). The atmosphere is very nice and quiet. I would go back, again. The restaurant was recommended to us by the bartender at the Marriot Spa Resort where we were staying.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

We love the Aspen Grill. We have enjoye ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

We love the Aspen Grill. We have enjoyed every meal we have had there. This evening we began with Oysters Rockefeller. I had the Flounder and Shrimp. They were very good and the roasted potatoes, corn, okra and tomato ragout was so good., I tried to make it the next weekend. Mine wasn't as good. My husband had the Shrimp and Grits. He really enjoyed his dinner. The skinny Cosmo was perfect.

food5
ambience4
service2
value4

Inexperienced waitress

Dined on February 16, 2016

Overly exuberant waitress who made our special evening-out more pressured than we would have expected from an up-scale restaurant. We preferred to enjoy our first glass of wine before ordering our dinner. We were not expecting to be rushed through our decision processes for each course of the meal. It is our suggestion that this particular waitress be educated on the proper treatment and the timing of the patrons wishes. When we requested that we preferred a more casual dining experience, she seemed to be offended and would deliberately not appear at our table for an excessive length of time. Overall effect made the evening somewhat of a disappointment.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing!!!

Dined on February 15, 2016

This is by far the best place I've eaten at. The staff was amazing and very helpful. They made our Valentines Day great. They even took part in my surprising my boyfriend with a gift.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Second time as good as the first!!

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

We visited the Aspen Grille for Valentine's Day. They had a special menu for the evening and my husband was pleased with the flounder selection. The dessert was also very tasty, a chocolate pie. The musician was very good and the volume of the music was good considering how close we were to him. Overall a good experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place the locals know

Dined on February 14, 2016

I almost hate to let the tourists know about this cozy restaurant. It is tucked away at the end of a little string of shops. Not your tidy little place on the water. Great seafood choices and I like that you can get "medium" plates for most of the entrees. We think the portions are large, appetizers included. On weekends you will need reservations and in season during the week too!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Surprising Gem in Myrtle Beach!

Dined on February 14, 2016

As a person that has lived in Myrtle Beach and New York City for equal amounts of time in my life, I am thrilled to return on a visit and find Aspen Grille! I wonder how it took so long for me to come here. The ambiance is quiet and nice, but not stuffy. Live soft jazz guitar was playing for background sound on Valentine's Day when I went. It was catchy and filled the space well. The wine list is extensive and robust, the cocktails list is also full of classics and unique drink selections. On the menu, I found mostly seafood offerings (which I do not prefer, personally), but there were also a good bit of land selections as well. From the fresh bread to the dessert, everything was well portioned and tasty. We chose two wines which were offered for tasting before being poured. The Crostini arrived quickly and was delightful, followed shortly by our main course. My date ordered the filet, I ordered the duck breast. Both entrees were perfectly cooked and the sides were in perfect proportion. The sweet potato puree and cabbage that accompanied the duck were fantastic. We also ordered dessert, which may have been a mistake for our own waistlines. The dessert portions were generous, and we were both packed to capacity. The meal itself was understandably more than a chain restaurant would have been, but it was very affordable (including the per-glass wine prices). I will return to Aspen with great anticipation on my next visit to the Beach.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great night and the food was delicious.

Dined on February 14, 2016

Great night and the food was delicious.

food5
ambience5
service5

The food, wine, and service were sublime ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

The food, wine, and service were sublime!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great from the time you walk in the door.

Dined on February 13, 2016

This was our first visit to the Aspen Grille. From the time we walked in the door the staff was friendly and welcoming. We were a little early for our reservation so we waited at the bar and had a drink. The bartender was very friendly and attentive. (I wish I could remember his name) The food was amazing from the first course to the last. Our server(Mark) did an outstanding job of being available but not smothering.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion

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