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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: New Southern

Re: “High Cotton

Went this weekend as the In-Laws were in town. We wanted to take them somewhere nice for their last night. We always love High Cotton and again were not dissapointed.
My fish was excellent, perfect size. Husband had duck-delish!
Our waitress didn't pour our wine, it's a pet peeve of mine, but other than that service was fantastic.
Nice and busy on a Sunday which I love. When you can't get a reservation until 8.30pm on a Sunday evening it definately means I am not the only one raving about this place.

Posted by eatingout on July 7, 2009 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Crescent Connection Bistro

The food here is fantastic and plentiful and the service is attentive and friendly. The corn macheux was creamy and delicious and the corn bread was also very good and all-you-can-eat. I cannot say enough about how great this restaurant is-you must try it!

Posted by labreidi on June 26, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Slightly North of Broad


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Posted by done on June 12, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Crescent Connection Bistro

I ate the Chicken Creole on a recent visit and loved the red gravy and tender chicken. The flavors are uniquely NOLA. Nice rich flavor. Excellent gumbo, too. Go soon.

Posted by North Chuck Roger on June 12, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Slightly North of Broad

Hmmm, putting no stars had no effect on the 5 stars this restaurant is getting. Hopefully putting one star will drop their rating to where it belongs!

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Posted by eatingout on June 12, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Slightly North of Broad

Am I missing something with SNOB? There are a few items on the menu that are great, but quite a lot that are over salted and bland. Also, why would you NEVER change the menu? Few specials a night don't count as a menu change. Summer and winter do not need the same items on the menu. Is the chef losing his steam? Can't be bothered? Knows how to cook a few things and sticks with it?

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Posted by eatingout on May 29, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Carolina's

We love it here! My group of Ladies frequent this lovely, classy little place. And we LOVE RYAN!! He's the best. Highly recommended for the bar and the atmosphere for a selective palette. Cant wait to go back again soon! Love you guys.

Posted by shonnamack on May 23, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Center Street Kitchen

I have eaten here 3 or 4 times since opening, and its been great each time. I live on folly, but wear a tie to work downtown, so I think this place would appeal to everyone. Im glad it opened, because of the pork appetizer alone. Its fantastic! Also not to be missed is the fried turkey, it's excellent! Keep it up CSK, I enjoy good food and service no matter if its lunch, dinner, weekday, or weekend. Reasonably priced great food is a home run in my book.

Posted by GeauxTigers on May 15, 2009 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Center Street Kitchen

I'm impressed John! Way to acknowledge the bad experience mentioned below and attempt to rectify the situation.

I probably wouldn't have tried you guys because of the several bad establishments that have occupied that space (that and my disdain for the "new" folly beach and their overbearing public safety officers). But, I'm sure that I'll find myself at folly again in the upcoming weeks and will definately stop in and enjoy something fried.

Posted by Craig D on May 11, 2009 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Center Street Kitchen

wonderfully simple, fast especially for a folly beach eatery. only suggestion is that some of the vegetable sides could be made without the pork and be equally or more delicious and have a wider following

Posted by josh of JI on May 8, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Hominy Grill

Best shrimp and grits in town. Whenever I have company visiting me, I always take them to Hominy for brunch. It is always well worth the wait and delicious.

Posted by katiek11 on May 6, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Hominy Grill

DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!! Over priced, over rated and if you like crappy service with an attitude... this is the place for you.

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Posted by Wexler on May 3, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Hominy Grill

I loved this restaurant. We sat outside and ate breakfast. The food was wonderful...especially the pumpkin and banana bread! The customer service was excellent. We will definitely be going back!

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Posted by ATanner on May 2, 2009 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Center Street Kitchen

I have eaten here several times and have never had an issue. The food is tasty and the service has always been on point. FTHop, I would NEVER wait 16-17 mins without grabbing one of those "6 servers and busboys" and reminding them that no one had been by. Not to mention, if you were really deadset on leaving--why didn't you mention this to anyone on your way out? You shouldn't count this restaurant out if you didn't even bring this up to anyone to give them the chance to rectify the situation.

Posted by LowcountryLady on April 28, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Center Street Kitchen


I am truly sorry for your previous experience at out restaurant on Folly Beach “Center Street Kitchen”. Collectively, my partners and I have over 100 years of hospitality experience, and while we have tried our best to create a fantastic dining experience, we obviously dropped the ball on your visit. I am taking personal responsibility for our short comings on your first experience and would like to personally invite you back for a fun, friendly, and excellent experience. Please accept my sincere apology. We have taken appropriate measures to fix the problems you experienced. I am so sorry and I truly hope that I can convince you to come back and give us a second chance. Thank you for your feedback!
Sincerely John Davis 843-514-6395

Posted by CenterStreetKitchen on April 27, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Center Street Kitchen

You know it's a bad experience when you don't even get to the drink orders. We arrived to a virtually empty restaurant around 9:00pm and the nice hostess let us choose a table outside. There were 3 other parties of 3 outside and each table had a different server. One would think this is a good sign because you'll be sure to get great service! This was far from the case here. We never got water, never got a server to acknowledge our presence, nobody even came close to our table! We were hungry and excited about eating here after reading Stephanies blog, the prices seemed unbeatable & the menu looked more than promising. We waited close to 16-17 minutes before deciding it was time to go. As we walked through the dining room to exit we saw all 6 servers and busboys hanging out, talking and carrying on around the waiters station (which is located RIGHT AT THE DOOR TO OUTSIDE, so they can see outside and manage their tables..) As we left they just sort of looked at us, didn't say anything, didn't ask us if there was a problem. The hostess had her head down as we left, and a manager was nowhere to be found. Its unfortunate when you cannot get service for 2 people on a Saturday to a virtually empty restaurant. Its even more of a problem when there are 6 or so servers and some of them MAKE EYE CONTACT with me, but turn away quickly and run inside. Its a shame that this restaurant is being held back because of its horrifying service. We only waited so long because we were excited to eat the food and its a shame we didn't get a chance. Unfortunately i'll never spend a dime in the restaurant and i'll never encourage my friends to dine there. A restaurant with bad service (or no service in this case) just doesn't work in Charleston or Folly. Oh well, we'll see what happens with the next restaurant that will occupy the building.

Posted by FTHops on April 26, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Hominy Grill

It's a good thing James Beard isn't alive to experience this "award winner." All hype. No substance. They spend more time on the logistics of filing busloads of tourists in and out than they do on their actual food. The biscuits are dry. The grits are bland. The food is overpriced. Not worth the wait even if there weren't a wait. It's the Hyman's of breakfast.

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Posted by kellerskards on April 16, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Slightly North of Broad

I've spent many years in many places. The one consistant thing I do is look for food (pardon the mistake of not calling it "quisine"). Although I usually have something negative to say about a restaurant, I can't seem to find a single complaint about Slightly North of Broad. The service was impeccable. However, service has almost nothing to do with the actual food. I took the first bite of my meal and melted into the coastline, the south, and one of the best Chef's in the world. I believe food has many different purposes. In order for me to take one bite of food and have it evoke flavor, origin, and an unique taste is unheard of. Slightly North of Broad and Chef Frank Lee have accomplished something that is award winning and special. For a chef that is continually gaining fame and respect, Frank Lee seems to be grounded within his family and roots. It appears that no amount of recognition or fame will change who he is. Fame doesn't wear itself well on Chef Lee. It's my belief that he performs best, and is most happy, when he is sweating it out in a small Charleston kitchen. He remains willing to give persons a chance in his kitchen. He will expect more from you than you believe you can achieve. Due to this philosophy, he makes persons equal to mole hills turn into persons made of mountains. Bravo to such a person. Chef Frank Lee has my vote!

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Posted by jennyschmitz on April 14, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Re: “High Cotton

Consistently excellent food

Posted by Joshua Curry on April 6, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Re: “High Cotton

Great cuisine- especially if won't want something off the beaten path like their selection of wild game. Jazz on the weekends makes for a nice ambience before or after dinner.

Posted by Sushi lover on April 3, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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