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.
How this wins best of in Summerville with The Woodlands right down the street escapes me. Heck, Ill even take Moe's over Oscar's. Its mediocre food off a menu from 15 years ago. The staff is great, but it doesnt matter how friendly you are if you have no idea what a Steak Au Poivre is, dont put it on the menu. I actually laughed when it came out. It would have been better breaded and fried with the gravy they slather all over it.
The part that killed me is they charged you Fine dinning prices for fancy Huddle House food. Bad restaurant, bad food, bad prices, great staff. Luckily its in Summerville where the hicks dont know any better (my inlaws included)
Three stars is a kind rating. We were told this place was the best in Summerville. Well, if this is the best, I will cook every meal for as long as we live here. I give them three stars b/c they tried, I hope, to make it a nice restaurant. Frankly, the food just really isn't that great. Where we are from, eating is an event. This restaurant might make it a year back home.
I'm about as far from an owner as you can get, in that I don't even know anyone personally that works @ G.O., much less do I work there, and much more less do I own it. Unless you're talking about NRS being the owner of a rival restaurant, you are flatly wrong. Thanks for playing, though.
It's really easy to pick out the responses from owners on this site.
NRSF75 -- I happen to love G.O., one of my favorite spots in town actually. I can definitely entertain different opinions about things, but I find a couple parts of your review a little...odd?
Your steak was cooked great, but salty. As were your other sides. OK, I can understand that. I've never had an issue with the amount of salt they use, but that's personal preference. At least your steaks were cooked great, you freely admit.
Your gripe about paying $20+ for "one person" -- that's for a regionally raised, grass-fed steak, with 3 sides (all most likely from local produce too), you mentioned green beans, mashed potatoes, and corn bread. Sounds like a freakin' bargain to me. If you don't value local produce over non-local, maybe it's not worth it, but for those of us that do it's frankly a very fair price.
If you think the corn bread wasn't great, you're freaking dreaming. It's like a moist pound cake, that corn bread. Unbelievable. With honey? Come on, guy.
The "wait staff" does nothing but come by to bring your food, check on you once, and bus your table. It's set up like a diner. What's not to be impressed by? I don't know what you're expecting here?
I personally have NO problem with someone closing a crisper drawer in a fridge with their foot, as long as the foot doesn't touch the food. Your standards here are completely unrealistic. Do you think the kitchen staff's hands are completely disinfected at all times? Or do you think they should put on latex gloves before closing the crisper drawer?
It's a small, local eatery. They hand-write their checks. They don't print them out. I don't see how this is a legitimate gripe even worth mentioning.
Critique over. Sorry I won't see you in there again!
Was NOT impressed. Apps were good, however my table ordered 3 steaks they were cooked great but VERY VERY salty. Same with the mashed potatoes and green beans that came along with it. My meal was over $20 for one person, the corn bread wasn't great, and I wasn't very impressed with the wait staff. We watched a girl close a crisper drawer with her foot! NASTY! And the way the bill was written out chicken scratch and not separated. I will not be back.
The place is great. The location is beautiful and the staff was very friendly. I went for brunch and the food is absolutely fantastic. My friend and I ordered basic brunch goodies and they were great. I don't know how they are cooking the stuff back there but it is so good.. The prices are also very affordable. Judging by the location I thought it would be more expensive but I thought the prices were right.
Anson consistently serves excellent Charleston style food in a very comfortable atmosphere. Whether you choose seafood such as triggerfish or crispy flounder, or meat such as a fillet or pork you will not be disappointed. The atmosphere is very comfortable and understated. The wait staff is professional and the prices are very reasonable for the quality. Its a great place to take a group which is seeking traditional southern dishes with a flair or which has mixed tastes. I recently took my wife, son and his wife and his parents-in-law. We all had different appetizers and entrees, and everyone was quite pleased with the the offerings.
Don't let the white table cloths fool you. This is a restaurant that is "almost" or more accurately falls in the "wannabe" category. It has no place being mentioned in the same sentence as Charleston dining.
Spinach dip appetizer was good, the rest of the meal mediocre enough to not warrant a return visit with so many fine restaurants in the area. Steak Au Poivre was a thin ribeye, overcooked with brown gravy. No pepper, no cream, no brandy, no character. Chicken Oscar also completely misses the target.
It was also priced like the fine restaurant it proved not to be. I couldn't be more disappointed since it would be great to have a restaurant in Summerville that really is what this one purports to be.
The service was friendly and attentive. The food (especially the SIDES) ranged from very good to JAW DROPPING. I will never look at lima beans the same way again.
I've eaten here twice, and the food and service are great. I highly recommend the spinach salad with seared salmon. The mussels Palmetto are nice and meaty, but the broth was quite one-note.
The Glass Onion rates very high in my book. I work in West Ashley and come here many times for lunch. The servers as nice, a few have called me by and and everyone always makes me feel welcome. With the very fresh southern food and the nice staff, I almost feel like I'm sitting in Grandma's kitchen, always like I'm at home. The pricing is wonderful, I can usually have lunch for less than 15 bucks with drink and tip, and more food than I can eat without feeling like I need to unbutton my pants. LOL
Keep up the good work.
I Love The Glass Onion! Very reasonable prices considering the quality you're getting: farm-fresh eggs, local veggies, all-natural grass-fed beef--and now they're open til 10 on Fridays and Saturdays! You can always preview their seasonally changing menu at www.ilovetheglassonion.com.
I love this place for happy hour or dinner. For happy hour you really can't beat their french fries with parmesan & truffle oil...plus 1/2 price bar menu & drinks. LOVE it!!
THE BEST FOOD !!!
I've eaten at midtown twice for lunch and have been twice for drinks. Great BBQ and pimento cheese sandwiches and awesome sides like fried okra. The brunch menu looks really good and I've heard good reviews. I've been for happy hour on a Friday night which wasn't too busy and been in for drinks on a busy weekend, the outdoor patio is great and the waitresses are hot. The name says Bar and Grill and it's definitely a busy bar on weekend evenings. give them a try
I have visited twice before, once at 10pm on a Friday and again at midnight on a Thursday. The bar itself is nice with a cool outdoor patio in the back. The bartenders are OK, not the best, not the worst. Both times when I visited all the bartenders were males, no cute girls. The service was good and the bartenders are on par with the rest of Charleston I would say.
The bar itself has a good crowd, typically a younger crowd. I rate this bar as average, a neat spot but offering nothing really new or special. I don't see what they have to offer over the neighboring bar O'Malleys, which has much better food and service and doesn't feel as cramped.
Overall I would give a three-star rating
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I could live off the boiled peanut hummus, what a fabulous idea! The chicken salad is a must; the BBQ amazing, and the brunch chimichanga is off the chain! Once you hit your mid-twenties it is hard to find a place that isn't full of college kids, guidos, or cougars, but Midtown is that place.
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