Consider myself somewhat of a a regular... take friends and family there all the time and love the great people, food and drinks there! I am 28 and never feel like the oldest or youngest, which is a feat in Charleston... love the food (could literally live on the pulled pork sliders)!
Took an out of town friend there for her birthday dinner in Decemeber and our excellent waitress was friendly and attentive... even bought my friend a birthday drink on her own tab! Looking forward to hitting the outside patio in the warmer weather, though it is always open for those who don't mind the cold... Definitely worth the visit, I see some unhappy reviewers on here, that is too bad, but as a restuarant that is less than a year old I think there are always some learning curves... everyone is working hard, having fun and making sure your time is as enjoyable as possible. Midtown is doing a great job already and it can only get better!
I arrived at Midtown for dinner last week around 8:15, only to hear the doorman told me it was "one in, one out." We waited for around 10 minutes, got in, and it was jam-packed with college kids all drinking ad nauseum. I had the fried chicken wrap and waited 25-30 minutes to get served. The food gets to the table and... it's crap. Cold and slimy. If you're looking for a bar that you can order shitty food in while you get trashed, Midtown is the place for you. Otherwise, save your money.
Been to Midtown a couple of times and definitely think they have done it right with the bar/restaurant feel. The food was very good and the atmosphere was really fun with the outside dining and bar. I would recommend the bbq sandwich, club sandwich or they also have a great Sunday brunch.
Yet another failed attempt at the restaurant/bar hybrid. The food is piss poor, place smells like spilled liquor, bad lighting, and loud as a steam engine. AVOID!
I just moved to West Ashley on the 6th, and I've been to The Glass Onion three times now. The country captain is one of the best meals I've ever had, and it's only $10! Their "fresh from the garden" salad is just that: I had never eaten tomatoes and cucumbers so sweet. The food is cheap and delicious, and the atmosphere is very cozy.
I, too, love Poogans. After many, many visits, I have never had a bad experience there and the Shrimp & Grits rank in the top in the city. I have taken 'non-locals' and they also raved! I guess any establishment can have an off day gratefully I've never had that experience at Poogans. Looking forward to going again in the next week or two, in fact!
Sign me up -- $50 for 5 courses -- UNBELIEVABLE! And that's local, all natural goodness...just look at the menu -- www.ilovetheglassonion.com -- DELICIOUS.
Great flounder with apricot sauce, however, other diner's dish (seabass over succotash)consisted of a square of underseasoned fish dropped on top of a few dozen bland beans in a watered down broth and definitely left something to be desired. Atmosphere was a little too dull for our taste. Would not go back as there are better options in this town.
For a special night out Peninsula Grill cannot be beaten. The food, wine, and service are outstanding. If I were to pick one place to eat traditional Charleston favorites this would be my number one choice. Expensive but worth it.
Best Sunday brunch in town!
I found the restaurant enticing and I had a cheeseburger at lunch that was quite acceptable.
I was recently staying in Isle of Palms and took my family to Huck's. We had a great experience. Wonderful wines! and the fried chicken is great. Had we stayed longer we would have visited more than once and will be returning on our next trip.
I give this restaurant a 10. Do yourself a favor and visit when in town.
Despite a menu that hasn't changed in years, the food and staff of Oscar's are superlative! Blending sophisticated southern atmosphere and cuisine with Americana and a touch of Tex-Mex, Oscar's is a "Don't Miss" locale for anyone making the pilgramage to Charleston's Sister City. I've been dining there for ten years and heartily recommend the Steak AuPoivre, Fried Calamari with peppers, Seafood Burrito, Fried Green Tomatoes and of course, the Smiling Burger with blue cheese. While most of the entrees are higher-end prices (and you consistently get what you pay for), the sandwiches, appetizers and fried shellfish are reasonable enough for any Friday night between paydays.
Every time is good time. I had the jambalaya box to go. It was plentiful, with a small little salad extra and to boot, they threw in an extra piece of cornbread. This is on the short list for weekly visits.
I love places like this. Small and the staff couldn't be friendlier. I've eaten there 4 times and recommend it to everyone I work with. I've had the Gumbo, Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffee, Hot Sausage Po Boy and the Catfish Po Boy. My favorite was the Crawfish Etoufee. The prices are fantastic and the first time I went they insisted on giving me a side of their Mac & Cheese and Bread Pudding. I loved the Mac & Cheese and I can't say I've eaten a lot of Bread Pudding but this stuff was so moist.
this place kicks much ass. Go for the express lunch and you can try several traditional dishes. Great food and a really nice family that runs the place. I'm SURE they will make anything as spicey as you want!
OK ..... the Crescent Connection, well what can I say other than they rule!. I had the shrimp po'boy for lunch today. It was by far the best po'boy I have had since leaving the Louisiana bayou country and arriving in the Charleston low country. It was served with seasoned fries and was like going home for the holidays. There used to be a place in the NO quarter called Johnny's before the storm that made the best po'boys I ever had and this was as close to it as I've had since.
If you like south Louisiana cuisine done homestyle and right, this is THE place to go. Cheers to chef Iran.
This place is ok... it sucks they have to dumb down the spicyness of their food. We had Chix Creole, Red beans n' rice, Jambalya, Greens (I did order the mac & cheese but didn't get it???) Sadly they are using some canned foods (the greens) and the Chix Creole was lil more (can)tomatoey than I cared for.
However, the cornbread was super yummy. The crawfish potatoe salad was awesome (needed more spice). I did not have the specials on the board. I may give this place one more try and get the board special.
If you're in the mood for really good Cajun food, you'll love the Crescent Connection.
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