Michelin rating? Are you serious? This joint isn't close to being a Michelin star. The only thing it might be close to is the flavor of a used tire. For a place that talks about fresh local ingredients and how much love the have for product they sure do treat that food like a bastard step child. After eating there the only love and passion I could sense from the place is their love for themselves and ripping people off. This place is a hoax and nowhere near the quality the smoke and mirrors make you believe. Bottom line the cooking skills shown in food I've tasted exhibited no skill or craft. Only a Chef way over his head with a huge ego.
Wow, you locals are all whiney. Do not write a review if you did not eat at the restaurant. Look at the menu before you make a reservation. If you see that the menu is pork/meat cenric, it might not be the resturant for you. When I eat at Le Bernardin each December, I know that 90% of the menu is fish, and it is prixe fixe. Restaurants should not have to accomodate everyone's diet. Hate pizza, do not eat at Pizza Hut, don"t like BBQ, do not eat at Melvins. It is really easy.
I posted on both UrbanSpoon (search for "Myverismo" on Urbanspoon)and Open table that I feel Husk is the nearest thing to a one star Michelin restaurant anywhere in the south, and I have dined at a number of 1,2,and 3 stars. Their wine list is the biggest weak spot. With service also not being at Michelin levels (a better front and back waiter service could improve the experience, this is managmements short coming), but still really great service (Katlyn was my server). My experience here supurb. The food was refined, well plannd, an executed very well. The corn bread was a bit greasy, but that is my only food complaint. All the dishes were under $30, and my server could answer all of my questions, and I put a server's knowledge to the test. This has trumped FIG and McCrady's as best in Chucktown, easily.
It takes more than local vegetables to make a restaurant great.
My sisters, friends, and I (6 of us) had the same experience! The bartender was very rude when my sister asked if she could have a rag to wipe of a bar stool when we first arrived - he said "why don't you go upstairs". We went upstairs and waited at least 10 minutes before we were even acknowledged and the server told us the other server would have to help us because she was so busy. after another 10 minutes of being ignored, we left. The staff made us feel like we were bothering them by being there.
My friends and I started our girls night out at husk last week, unfortunately we did not take the opportunity to taste we did spend sometime in the bar. I'm sorry to say the bartenders were not helpful in anyway shape or form. As I was waiting for the girls to arrive there were three bartenders at that time and I was completely ignored for what seemed to be an eternity. I was very thirsty! The handcrafted cocktails were good, I'm not sure they were 10$ good. Maybe if the bar service added quality to our experience I might think differently. I have reservations on the 23rd maybe the restaurant will get me warmed back up to husk again. I wasn't feeling the love in the bar. Positive is it's cozy and beautiful.
OK, I know I'm going against the grain here because Sean Brock is so well-regarded, but I found Husk to be a challenge. The menu is heavy on pork, and if you like pork in its many forms you'll do fine. But I went with a friend and her husband and she doesn't eat pork so she was restricted to only one dish on the menu - a fish dish that was beautifully prepared and very tasty.
We were seated upstairs in an absolutely beautiful room. However, because the kitchen is downstairs, the wait staff has to carry your food up the main stairs with guests coming up (and back down) to be seated. It slows the service a little.
Also, the only bar in the restaurant itself is a service bar, so if you want anything other than the 4 types of vodka available at the service bar (which my friend's husband wanted), you have to wait till the server gets it from the full bar located in a separate building next door. It's a little strange...
Won't go here until they stop selling diseased and abused goose liver (aka Foie Gras)
We eat at Anson about once a month, usually with company from out of town. If you want traditional Charleston food with some innovations mixed in, this is the place. It has a very professional waitstaff and a very comfortable atmosphere. We have never had a bad meal there and have had many truly outstanding ones. Generally there are several seafood options available including their signature crispy flounder and shrimp and grits. Anson is one of the best, most consistant restaurants in Charleston. Some of the other fine restaurants in Charleston have gotten a little "fru fru" for our tastes, Anson remains solid.
I ate at Huck's last night for the third time, and I'm always impressed when I go. I usually end up getting one of the specials, because they sound amazing. Last night I had a pretzel crusted bass with match-string potatoes, red cabbage, and this really delicious stone ground mustard sauce. I've tried the pork chop and fried chicken from the regular menu and was very happy with both. Our table also ordered two bottles of wine, since they were 1/2 price (something we definitely appreciated!), and it was one of the best pinot noirs I've had for a very good price. The service is top-notch, and you can't beat the unique cocktails.
To the person from MD who ordered two different things with crabcakes and was disappointed, I question why, when you could have the best crabcakes at home, you would order them when visiting Charleston (even though I find it hard to believe anything would not be good at Huck's).
Surprisingly horrible food bad, all around. I brought my whole family here from out of town for an authentic Charleston meal. omg....it was not. They look like they do well, its a good story, good marketing, but it does all come down tot he food, and it was, well...gross. So glad to read others had a similar experience, and that it wasnt just me and my family, and all of my friends and their friends who agree.
Ouch, I know....bit I am just keepin' it real, here.
Cannot go here anymore. Its crowded as heck with tourists. So sad, really! I had liked their food, but is just gotten impossible to navigate.
I wouldnt really call this a local spot anymore. Its a tourist spot. That might not make it any worse, but dont come here expecting to eat with locals!
Just keepin' it real.
Dont drive here either...impossible parking.
overated. head to Jestine's
Went to the Sunday brunch yesterday. Not as good as it was cracked up to be. The salmon patties had little salmon in them and for a "home cooking" touted place our food came out surprisingly fast. Fast is not such a bad thing but to us fast does not necessarily mean home cooking which is what we expected. The shrimp and grits were over priced at $17 and were also not what we expected and all three dishes were bland. Overall, may give it another shot but not anytime soon.
excellent food, consistent. the service has ranged from piss poor to excellent-sort of a crap shoot there. I bring friends and family to Hominy whenever they are in town because we know the food will be good BUT FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, CLEAN THE DAMN PATIO AREA!!! There are more and more flies and funny smells eminating from there than the water treatment plant on JI!
two words: SOAP AND WATER. I know it's a tight space but there is tons of outdoor seating at rest. in town and I have never experienced so many flies and stickiness in general. Love the food, but mgmt should make more of an effort to keep the place clean
Tons of crab shell in the she-crab soup...I expect a little shell now and then in the average bowl of she-crab, but this was like eating a bowl of bones covered in a creamy liquid. I'm lucky I didn't break my teeth. Also, the waitress was crazy slow. I had to get up out of my chair like four times to get the check and then again to get my credit card back. Will not return.
One of the highlights of the trip!
5 stars. Delicious!
I had lunch at 82 Queen today. I ate inside the lovely historic home. The food was by far the best I had all weekend. The table next to use recommended the She Crab soup. It was creamy and simple. Then I had the Etouffee. The flavors were so simple and delicious. It was wonderful, I will have to get the recipe. The dill bread was a nice touch too. I would have never thought to put dill in bread. I would recommend this restaurant to all aspiring chefs!
My husband and I tried their Sunday brunch. There was a line first thing in the morning, however they were quick to seat everyone. I had the french toast and it was out of this world! The pecan butter was delicious! My husband had the big nasty biscuit and said it was really good. It was the highlight of our trip and will go back the next time we're in town.
I had a shrimp etouffee. Nothing fancy but so well balanced a mix of flavors that I enjoyed the last bite more than the first - it grew on me with experience.
My wife comes from the Roussillion region of France, where chicken livers are eaten often. She declares the chicken livers at the Hominy Grill the best she ever had.
And let me second the comment on the lima beans. I never liked lima beans before.
The service was fair, the atmosphere unpretentious almost to a fault. The food is a bargain for the quality.
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