Best restaurant in Charleston
This place is the jam. I can't say enough nice things about it. My husband and I go at least a couple times a month- their food is always delicious. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their dishes. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The happy hour specials are the bomb. I love The Granary! You will not be disappointed with this restaurant.
My wife and I had one of the best meals we've ever had here last weekend. I had the brick chicken which would have filled both of us - half of a chicken and a giant plate filled with beets, white sweet potatoes, carrots, and other seasonal veggies. The chicken skin was peppery and crispy, but the meat was almost melt in your mouth juicy. It was a nice dining room with very professional service - hearing the sound check over at the Pour House was kind of fun...put some James Island character into it.
Love the food, the atmosphere and the people! If you can not afford to go out to eat than stay at home! Their prices are in line with any excellent restaurant!
The Granary is new to my neighborhood, and I am so thankful it is there. This place serves up some of the best charcuterie in Charleston, with an equally awesome dinner menu. Do yourself a favor and get the duck confit wings. Pricing is fair for the quality, and the atmosphere feels very much like downtown CHS. I still need to try the fried chicken on Monday nights. It is nice to see such a classy joint move into Belle Hall shopping center.
I am not sure what the previous review is all about, but I am guessing there is a common trend from all the hating on top restaurants. My 3 experiences at Edmund's Oast have all been fantastic. I will go ahead and state that I don't own a single pair of "skinny jeans" or even loafers. I do have a lot of love for craft beer, creative food dishes, and especially charcuterie, which is exactly what the Oast aims for in clientele.
First, let's talk about the beer. Beer is the focus of this place, and it is unique in many different ways because of it. Edmund's Oast is not just a brew pub, but also an amazing beer bar. The brews on tap at this place will impress anyone who loves craft beer. And the selection isn't just focused on rare beers like Cantillon and JW Lees from Europe, but they also keep a nice supply of local beers on tap. I also like that they are sticking to unique beers for the house production brewery, as this doesn't step on any toes in the local brewery scene. If beer isn't your thing, the mixed drinks are pretty tasty as well. I am hooked on the Red Wedding, as bourbon is my go-to outside of beer.
The food... well, that is almost better than the beer. Chef Andy is creating some wonderful cured meats, which is an art much like brewing. At this point, I have tasted almost every item on the menu. The highlights, other than charcuterie, are dishes like the pumpkin custard, lamb meatballs, burgers, and porridge. I even enjoyed the hearts and gizzards dish, which was a first. The very first time we visited, I thought the porridge was a bit too salty, but that was quickly fine tuned to a more balanced salinity. Some of the dishes may be a bit small, but they are "small plates" after all. I still felt full after sharing a few with my table.
Finally, I think it is worth noting that the ambiance is very relaxing in EO. The wait staff is always attentive, and the restaurant always feels very clean. The decorating was all done with taste, and even the bathrooms felt high end. I have been to this place dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, and I have been there with a button up collar shirt. Either way, I never felt out of place. I hope the Oast keeps the energy going that they have shown in their short time in the Charleston restaurant/beer scene. I know that I will always be recommending this place to any new visitors.
Downtown Charleston finally Eats in Mount Pleasant!!
Terrific dining experience with comfortable service and stunning food. Long have we needed a place on this side of the bridge to be proud of!
We came into to Sweeney's restaurant tonight for the first time and had the BEST service and the food was AMAZING! All four people in our party cleaned our plates completely with no left overs (which is never the case). The atmosphere was very cozy, CLEAN, and friendly. I already plan on going back later this week!
I've only been to Graze for happy hour. The bar food and drink menu is great. I recommend.
I am a fourth generation Johns Island native and in no way am I a debutante. The food is spectacular, the staff is well taken care of, and the ingredients are chosen with the utmost care. If you want a negligent underpaid disgruntle jerk ,that hates his job slopping your burgers together, then go do that. Sweeney's takes care top to bottom. The lowcountry lacks service and pride in the food industry. I am relieved to see our little island taking pride in food. $11 a burger with a fabulous side made by hands of people who have a passion for food and can afford to eat there as well; hell of a deal!!
Had a great steak dinner. The wait staff and owner very friendly. Would recommend to friends. Not a once a week eatery. Eat there for special
Try Southern General at the end of shopping strip for good burgers, sandwiches and beer. Also great people.
I've eaten at Sweeney's numerous times and that burger is SO good. My server told me they specially fly in 40% butter brioche buns from New York and that the burger is a half pound. It's also served with soup, salad or fries. I couldn't even finish my plate with the amount of food they gave to me. I've found most places charge a LOT more for a burger that good, including a side. It's kinda silly for there to be so many negative comments on a burger this good for $11. I suggest everyone go and try it, it's one of the best I've ever had.
I am now re-reviewing Heart after returning since I heard they made some front of the house changes. I was pleasantly surprised to find AWESOME service this time around. I have never had bad food at Heart (always delicious but just painful service coming from a former food and bever), so I had to stop going after repeated bad service. It seems this issue has been resolved and we had a very nice server for Saturday brunch, I believe Duncan was his name. Congrats to Heart and thanks for giving me a place to eat on JI thats reasonably priced and has good, quality food!
I would disregard any review written during restaurant week... kind of a given there.
Cypress is excellent. Been going there since they opened and it is always a favorite, even when new and great places open.
Leaf Restaurant catered my son's Rehearsal Dinner in April 2013 for 70 people including several small children who were allowed to order from the children's menu. I worked with Pierre Espossey to plan the event and unlike other venues in Charleston, Leaf & Pierre expressed interest in providing the atmosphere and menu that would make for a great kick off to my son's wedding weekend. Thanks and I recommend Leaf Restaurant to any event planner or person wanting quality service and food in a great atmosphere.
I agree with another reviewer about this being a great "go-to" place. If you have people in town or a group for lunch or dinner its a nice, inexpensive place to go. Plus they have great service. I was there this weekend (and I go a lot) and when my food came out, randomly the ham was missing from my ham bocadillo. I wasn't upset, I could tell it was an honest mistake and was happy to eat my truffle fries while they fixed it. The waitress took it off the bill without us even asking. And she removed our friend's beer b/c he didn't' care for it. Completely unnecessary, but appreciated. Those type of touches in service is what makes it such a go-to place for people in town.
Excellent experience at Grocery! both small and large parties!
Great food, diverse menu. Really great prices as well - beautiful rooftop bar.
Best service I have had yet in Charleston. Great food. Reasonable prices considering the quality. I would change the decor that may still be hanging about from its Cuban predecessor; it doesn't fit in with the simple elegance of the food and the table settings.
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