$25.00 corking fee? I don't think so.....
Way over priced for what you get. Who wants to pay over $30 for a steak in the WalMart shopping center. It doesn't really make a whole lot of sense. For two steaks, an appetizer and few drinks between a couple, you won't get out of here for less than $150! Also, who thought to open up such a high priced restaurant in such a bad economy.
My wife and I went to this restaurant for the first time for dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. We didn't expect much from a steakhouse located next to a wal-mart, but once we walked through the door, we knew we were in for a treat. The wait staff was very friendly and the menu was pricey but worth every penny. The steak was cooked perfectly medium, not medium well which is often what is presented. We highly recommend this place for a romantic evening out or a nice dinner with the family.
I have been to Neil Jordan's twice...once for lunch which was wonderful! The fish special was grouper and was moist and perfectly prepared. My server was very efficient and knowledgeable...really great wine selection and well-priced, too. The Malbec was very good and $7 for a generous glass.
My husband and I had Sunday brunch which was also wonderful. I had Salmon Benedict. The poached eggs were NOT overcooked nor firm...they were perfectly poached, as well as the salmon. My husband ordered the cheeseburger which had great flavor and cooked to order.
Neil Jordan's interior, also, is really cool and hip. We will definitely be back, especially for the jazz on Tuesday night. It is great to have such a sophisticated atmosphere with reasonable prices on the north side of Mt. Pleasant!
Vampirediva--I think you may need to lay off the martinis. Saying that an 'uneducated guest' gets just what they deserve tells me that you don't know anything about food service. I certainly hope you're not a server.
tons of photos from neil jordans food and chef are here
also the duck entreee is to die for
I do not know anything about this restaurant or wine, but an uneducated guest needs help making a selection and i think that a business wants patronage from people who are not experts.
So if an "uneducated guest" asks for a wine suggestion, the server should "mirror" the guests lack of knowledge and refuse to make a suggestion? That's a really lame excuse.
A server unable to make a wine suggestion is a poorly trained server.
I agree with itsme. Rare = cold and untouched by heat in the center. Too many patrons don't know their meat temps.
As for wines, any server worth their salt, which I have found to be in abundance at Neil Jordan's, knows their pace should mirror their guests' ... uneducated guests just what they deserve.
I have been to Neil Jordan's and not only do they have great staff (front and back), their martinis are STEALTH!
To the reviewer above -
Let me guess, you ordered your filet rare, right? In the proper culinary world, rare = uncooked in the middle. Period. Any server from Outback up through Carolina's or SNOB will tell you that this happens all the time: customers order rare when they want at least medium rare or medium.
A good chef, which Neil Jordan's has, will not send out a rare piece of meat unless requested.
My husband and I went for dinner on Friday. The service needs a lot of improvement from the bar to the wait staff to the kitchen and the food was ok. The duck was a great appetizer but, the filet was well undercooked (as in cold and purple). Our server was not knowledgeable of the wine list and could not suggest any wine from any region! The general cost of this restaurant leads you to believe the staff will be informed and helpful in your choices. This was not the case. The manager was nice but, never came to check on us until the check was paid and we were leaving the table. We let him know of our complaints and hope these are problems that come with a new restaurant that will be worked out soon. We will give it another try in a few months.
We stopped by last night for a drink and dessert. The place was packed. The owner is very friendly and the dessert was fabulous. I am so glad there is now a restaurant like this north of 41.
What can I say about the oaks steakhouse? It’s simple amazing. The service was great; our server was very friendly and educated on the menu. The restaurant is beautiful. It’s not like most fine dinning restaurant where you look and the plate and go “how much am I paying for this little thing?” Not at the Oaks Steakhouse! The portions are huge. I ordered a steak that was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Every one in our party left satisfied and full. Brett McKee is a culinary genius.
This please gets a "D". i would have given it an F, but the ice cream was edible and the beers were very, very cheap.
Never in my life could i have imagined so much food that was so dry. 3 types of beef: dry, dry, dry. 2 types of pork: dry, dry. Even the chicken was dry and it was wrapped in bacon! Not to mention everything is so salty you'll need to drink 2 gallons of water before going to bed.
This place is amazing. It is truly a unique experience that I have not had yet in Charleston. We got both the buffet and the Brazilian Grill. There are no menu's to order from. This is also not a place for vegetarians (although there is a salad bar, it leaves much to be desired). What is compelling about this place is the meat and a few choice items from the small buffet. Most notably is the Black beans and rice, fried banana's, a zucchini and egg dish which I cannot remember the name of and the potato salad.
The meats were plentiful. There was so much to pick from and the servers were very attentive to coming over often with new types of meats. The favored meat among the three of us was the brisket.
Some of the meats were a bit on the dry side, and could have used a little sauce to go with them, but for the most part I was extremely pleased with both the quality of the food, the attentiveness of the servers and the spotlessness of the restaurant.
On another note, if you are a soccer or futbol fan, this is the place for you. The projection screen is viewable from most parts of the room as well as a bright plasma tv over the bar.
This place is not inexpensive, but its a bargain if you are hungry and want to chow down on lots of yummy slow cooked meats.
Powered by Foundation
© Copyright 2013,
Charleston City Paper