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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!! Over priced, over rated and if you like crappy service with an attitude... this is the place for you.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Consistently excellent food
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.
Consistently great food and atmosphere thoroughout the years! Best shrimp and grits, filet so tender you won't need a knife, and the scored flounder with the apricot sauce is amazing. Lastly- best creme' brulee in town.
We have been going to the Glass Onion since it's been open. The food is pretty good but I do not plan on returning. I feel like they are trying to gouge the customers with overpriced, small portions of food .The prices are just ridiculous. Here is just one example... 2 (very basic) salads, 1 oyster po boy (my dining partner and i split the sandwich), 2 iced teas and 2 cookie: $33 not including tip!!!
They are always running out of food too. It's like someone there doesn't know how to plan for ordering food. Very irritating.
Yesterday was the last straw for me. Saturday brunch, I order a fried egg po boy that comes with sausage gravy, Benton bacon and cheese...nothing else, no fries (they ran out of fries..LOL), no nothing.. a WHOPPING $10!!!!! So I'm eating this po boy and wondering....where's the bacon? I asked and the girl says "oh we probably ran out of bacon". Are you kidding me? Ten dollars for an egg sandwich with no bacon??? So that does it for me. I will never recommend this restaurant nor will I return. I feel like the people at The Glass Onion are making fools out of loyal customers.
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