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.
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.
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