What a disappointment!!! That's all I can say about this place. For anyone who enjoys a decent steak....DO NOT COME HERE! I saw this restaurant advertised as a USDA Prime Steakhouse so I had to give it a try. Let me start off by mentioning that I have had USDA Prime steaks all over the country. If you have never had a USDA Prime steak you are missing out. There is a reason why there are so few Prime steakhouses around. A USDA Prime steak is amazing....the meat melts in your mouth. They are truly worth the extra money you spend. I got the $33 so called "prime" ribeye. This was one terrible piece of meat. I've probably grilled a thousand Ribeye's at my house and never one this fatty. I can say for a fact that is place is getting ripped off if they are buying "prime" meat from their supplier. Maybe it's from Mexico?? I don't know but do not go here for a steak....truly disappointing.
As for the service...average
As for the decor and setting...nice but it can't be hard to keep the place looking nice when there is no one in it. There was one other guy sitting at the bar when my wife and I ate here.
I can't comment on the rest of the menu but from that joke of a steak that I had.....GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!
I went to Neil's with a few friends for lunch. We got there early....before the lunch rush. This was my first time there. I enjoyed the atmosphere of soft music and being able to hear my friends as we chatted about how good our meals tasted. I ordered one of there famous burgers. This Burger was so large I thought I would never finish it.... but I did. The meal and the atosphere was excellent. I highly recommend that you try this restaurant.
Been to Neil's lunch (extremely good value), brunch (another great value)
and dinner. It is great to have such a high quality restaurant so close to Dunes West and Park West.
Everything fresh: Fries, veggies, salads, and wonderful home made salad dressings
Steaks are always cooked to perfection -
Give it a try - you'll be back
I went to Niels with a few friends for lunch and really enjoyed the experience. My friend had eaten there before and said really good things about it so I was looking forward to eating there for my first time. We got there a bit early for lunch so there were only a few people there. I liked how we were all able to have a casual lunch while feeling like we were eating in a nice restaurant. I ordered a burger and it was delicious and we didnt have to wait very long to get our food. The staff was very nice and i would most definitely eat there again.
I went to Neil Jordan's for their Sunday brunch, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The servers were timely and considerate, the food was delicious and presented well, and the atmosphere was pleasant. Although they can be a little pricey, Neil Jordan's offers a range of food and beverage choices that span from inexpensive to fine dining quality prices. I recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting or living in Charleston. The owners work hard to appease their customers, and are willing to take recommendations and critiques to improve their service.
I am truly sorry for those of you that have had not so perfect experiences at Neil Jordan's. They must be doing something right though! They are surviving the economy, and they have people that are dedicated to supporting the owners and their wait staff. If you want something more affordable, visit their restaurant during lunch time or when they have brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. I go there about once a week and I have an awesome experience every time!
About the corking fee...it's only $15 at Neil Jordan's if you have a bottle of wine from Wine Styles and they have some great wines there! Neil's has some really awesome wines too though. I suggest you try one of them if you ever decide to take another chance.
Oh and you do realize the restaurant is next to Park West...which houses Dunes West oh and there is also Planters Point and Rivertown only a few minutes away. A lot of those people (who can supposedly afford those houses) go to that walmart which means they know about Neil's. It's a perfect spot for them, and there are new churches being built out there. I know for a fact that some of those people go there for brunch after their church service gets out. That restaurant was started so that we could have some fine dining out in North Mt. P.
About Grill 225...I've been there a few times and I enjoyed myself and the food was pretty good. I just feel like Neil Jordan's is more personable. Neil tries to talk to everyone in the restaurant and make them feel welcome and at home. I've never gotten that treatment from anyone but the servers at 225. I can also get out of there without it costing me an arm and a leg. (obviously I splurge a little bit when I want that yummy steak with asparagus and one of Alan's super yummy martini's!) Their chopped salad is great too! (but that's the only salad I ever get) I mean is someone seriously going to go to a good quality restaurant for a salad...you could have that at home. Grill 225 is way more expensive than NJ's any way.
And you know what!? I like being able to dress casually IN MY FLIPFLOPS and go out for a nice dinner. I take all of my friends to Neil's when they come into town. It is a great laid back atmosphere. Everyone I've taken there (even when the service was slow) has loved it. If you're in a hurry, go to a fastfood restaurant. If you want good quality, there is normally more prep time and a higher price to go with it.
Just out of curiousity how many of you critics have ever actually worked (waited tables) at a restaurant?
Oh and for those of you that did not have a good experience, next time tell the managers so they can make other people's experience better and yours as well if you ever go back.
I had been waiting to try this restaurant for quite some time. So last night me and a friend of mine drove out there for dinner. We both love our steaks and had recently been to Grill 225 to enjoy one of their USDA Prime steaks...it melted in your mouth (@ Grill 225). As soon as we saw Neil Jordans was a USDA Prime Steakhouse we knew we had to try it. Afterall, Prime beef is the top 2% of all beef in America. I raised an eyebrow when we pulled in at 6:30 p.m. and were literally the only cars in te parking lot. We walked in and of course we were the only people in there. We each proceeded to order the 14 ounce USDA Prime Ribeye. Our mouths were salivating as we waited for our much anticipated steaks. As our waitress set our steaks in front of us and walked away, we both looked at eachother and said,"what the hell is this." I was shocked by how much fat was on these steaks. Ribeyes should have some fat on them but this was amazing. The steaks just looked like a mess. As we tried our first bites we both realized that this was not a prime steak. Anyone who has had prime beef knows the difference....this was a joke. By the time we were done, we each had about 4 ounces of fat and grissle (i didn't think a ribeye could have grissle) left on our plates. We were absolutlely shocked and very upset. To add insult to injury this place didn't have any sour cream for the baked potatoes!!! A steakhouse with no sour cream for the baked potatoes...are you kidding me! As we both sat there and complained to eachother about how horrible these steaks were, the waitress came by and asked how we liked them. I promptly told her that it was the worst steak I had ever had in a restaurant....and I am not exaggerating. I told her that there was no way this a USDA Prime piece of meat. She was shocked and quickly told me that all their steaks are USDA Prime. It even said so on the package. She went on to tell mee that each steak comes pre-packaged and is cut open just before it is grilled! Are you kidding me....a USDA PRIME steakhouse and they serve pre-packaged crap! I had heard enough. I was so mad I just wanted to get out of there. We paid our rediculous $85 dollar bill and left.
This was my worst restaurant experience ever! You could get a better frickin steak at Golden Corral! This place is a scam...they are not serving USDA PRIME BEEF...NO WAY! I knew there was a reason why we were the only people in this place....IT SUCKS!
A tue family run jewl off a Steakhouse! I have made it the staple of my weekend to treat myself to a great steak and the creamed spinach is like dessert...Anyway Andrew at bar great job! and the owners have already made me feel like im family...after a long week Ill pay a little extra to be treated a little over the top...and thats what this place is an over the top NY Style chophouse, and the piano jazz...wrapp it all together perfect
The first time I went to Halls I took my parents and it couldn't have been a more enjoyable night. The food was delicious and the owners came and introduced themselves and came back throughout the night making sure everything was ok. Some people may call this intrusive, I call it quality service. They seem to care very deeply about the customers having a good meal. I've been back to Halls numerous times and each time has always been a good experience. Those that had a "horrible" first experience, give them another try. They might surprise you.
The food and service was good, but we didn't feel it was anything special for the price. We normally eat at a fine dining steakhouse downtown, which is around the same price. This, unfortunately, did not compare.
The steaks were good. Thats about all I can say. My wife and I decided to try it for dinner because a friend gave us a restaurant.com coupon for $25 BUCKS OFF. Seemed like a good deal. Well two ribeyes @ $33 bucks each, two straight up drinks and two salads. $120 bucks with tip, even with the $25 off. If it were "upscale" I might feel better, but I think they think a bit too highly of themselves. The steak was good, but I won't be back.
I am truly a fan of Grill 225. My wife and I have been several times. We always have great service and the food is always on point. We love the tomato pie and steak foie gras. The dining room is quiet and romantic, the perfect place for date night. While I do admit the prices are a little too high for some place to go often, we find going here to be a little treat that we save up for and the food is worth the price.
At last outstanding service has arrived in Charleston. Had dinner there last night and loved every minute of it. This family want you to have an experience, and they defintely deliver! Food and service were impeccable. I am so happy that they were still seating people at 10:40pm at night. No more 9pm closings in Charleston!!!! Fun atmosphere, and worth every penny.
CHRISTMAS EVE @ HALLS-----5 STARS!
I had never eaten at Grill 225 and was a little leery after reading some negative reviews of the restaurant. My husband's 70th birthday was coming up and I wanted to take him some place special. I finally decided to take a chance and am certainly glad I did. It was WONDERFUL. The ambience was calm and peaceful. The waitestaff was friendly and knowledgeable. And, we even had fun with the revolving door in the front entrance. As for the food, from the soup to the various steaks to the whole Maine lobster, it was SUPERB! I can't imagine anyone not enjoying the Grill 225 experience. And, I just want to take this opportunity to say so.................
Had a great Thanksgiving at Halls. Nice as they can be with food that shines above most. This was just a great experience..... And you all know i am picky!
We had a wonderful dinner at Halls Chophouse. The atmosphere was pleasant, the food was great, and the staff was very attentive. I disagree with other postings regarding the staff. We found it refreshing to have a host and waiter that cared about making sure we had a good dining experience. We were visiting Charleston from out of town and stumbled upon this beautifully renovated restaurant. We had a great meal and will be back the next time we are in town.
We happened on your restaurant quite by accident. However, pleasantly surprised. I devoured the BLT on the menu, truly the best I have ever had. Please don't let me forget the absolutely awesome sweet potato fries!!!! My restaurant of choice for my Birthday Neil Jordan. This time rather than having the cheese melted over the bacon, the entire sandwich had been heated with lettuce and tomato. I am really not a fan of hot tomato nor lettuce. Things happen and since I had been so please before, I didn't mention it.
Today I invited my friend and her daughter. I was very excited to attend the brunch. We aren't not normally able to make it during that time. Of course I ordered my BLT, only to be disappointed. The garlic mayo really adds to the sandwich and I don't believe it was on this sandwich or the previous one. The cheese was a cold slab of cheese, not melted as your menu indicates. To complete our visit my husband ordered biscuits and gravy, with a side of grits. Do you really charge $8.00 for two biscuits cut in half with gravy? The sweet potato fries looked like they were from the night before. Wilted cold and over brown. I am writing this because I like your restaurant. Inconsistency will lose you customers. Good luck
We decided on Oak for brunch, since it is considered one of the best restaurants in Charleston and wanted to change it up a bit. Boy were we disappointed! When we arrived they had just opened and the hostess had us sit at the bar to wait, while they prepared the tables. The bartender came over to ask if we wanted drinks, and since we were about to be seated we opted not to. The bartender gave us ATTITUDE, even though bar was empty! After being seated by our hostess (who was wearing flip flops), we were barely greeted by our waitress, who obviously did NOT want to be there. When my husband asked what was in the frittata, she responded "vegetables" and when he asked what vegetables, she responded with "I don't know whatever they have back there." I ordered the eggs benedict, thinking it was a safe bet for brunch. 2 of my guests ordered the french toast and a side of hash browns, and my husband ordered the crab benedict. My eggs were the size of quail eggs, served on the thinnest english muffins I have ever seen and both were grossly overcooked not to mention the lack of hollandaise. The potatoes that came with my eggs were BURNT and unseasoned, it seems like they gave me the crumbs that remained from the bottom of the fryer. The french toast, which boasts the Chef's name, tasted nothing more than bread covered in cinammon. The only redeeming quality of my husband's eggs benedict were the crab cakes as his eggs were also grossly overcooked and were lacking hollandaise. Over all, this was the worst brunch experience I've had, and at one of the top rated restaurants nonetheless. Brett McKee might know how to cook a steak, but he definitely drops the ball when it comes to breakfast!
Terrible. Bill was a little too intrusive and overwhelming as we entered Halls. We went for the Sunday night burger special, which no longer exists, even though we called to confirm with the hostess the day before. Moes Crosstown burgers beat Hall's any day. The bartender was more than willing to offer the nightly specials to her friends next to us, but never once were the specials offered to us. How would Bill feel about that?
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