The Pump House

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575 Herrons Ferry Road

Rock Hill, SC 29730



Southern-Influenced Modern American Cuisine. Built in 1946, the pump house supplied the Celanese Corporation’s Celriver plant with water for its daily operations. The structure, with its five pumps capable of moving 4.7 million gallons a day, would be used for cooling operations and to generate 70% of the electricity needed to power manufacturing of cellulose acetate. After the plant closed in 2005, the abandoned pump house fell into disrepair. The building was purchased in 2014, and a two-year restoration and renovation project increased the size of the building by 50%. Alongside the modern upgrades, interiors wear original heart pine salvaged from the Monaghan Mill cotton warehouse in Greenville, and custom wall boxes display Catawba Native American pottery, highlighting the historic craftsmanship of the region. A custom, 987-bottle wine cooler by a European woodworker takes pride of place in the main dining area, and a private, 4th floor dining area for groups and special events has a bird’s eye view of this area, along with stunning river views. The rooftop deck and dining area is the ultimate in riverside ambiance, featuring both enclosed dining and fireside open space perfect for enjoying a breeze off the water and a beautiful night view of the Catawba River Bridge.

$30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


Small Bites to Start (choice of one)

Fried Green Tomatoes – cracker meal, warm pimento cheese, smoked poblano ranch

Lump Crab Cake – citrus aioli, roasted red beet vinaigrette, Carolina slaw

Meatballs – house-ground tenderloin and pork, grape jelly chili sauce, pimento cheese grits

Crispy Calamari – cornmeal dredged, hot cherry peppers, fines herbes, spiced aioli

Shrimp Cocktail – citrus-boiled tiger shrimp, spicy cocktail sauce, Carolina white sauce, lemon

Carolina Greens – orange, grapefruit, pear, pickled onion, goat cheese, Champagne vin

Butternut Squash Bisque – slow roasted squash, sage crème fraiche, herb oil

Entrees from the Land & Free, River & Sea (choice of one)

Grilled Hanger Steak – roasted butternut squash and tasso creamed kale, Creole cream sauce

Blackened Tuna – avocado risotto, arugula, grape tomato, pickle red onion, Champagne vinaigrette

2-Day Brined Pork Chop – pimento cheese Anson Mills grits, bacon Brussels, Bourbon pork jus 

Springer Mountain Chicken peach tea brined, spinach and sweet pepper creamy pimento mac

Shrimp & Anson Mills Grits – sweet peppers, tasso ham, Creole-style white wine cream sauce 

Vegetable Pasta – butternut squash, mushrooms, kale, peppers, creole cream, cavatappi pasta

Pan-Seared Filet Mignon ($15 supplement) – wild mushroom and wilted arugula risotto, veal demi-glace 

Supper's Over (choice of one)

Cheerwine Chocolate Cake – cherry vanilla compote, orange marmalade, candied almonds

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake – Graham cracker crust, honeycomb candy, sauce, fried sage

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