I would not be suprised if this place closes down within a year.
I have to agree with what I've read, I hesitated to post due to hoping my experience was a mishap. First- the service was way too slow when there are not many people in the place. There was a hair in my very well done burger (asked for medium) which at least they took that off the price, I ended up being VERY sick just a couple hours later so will not be back until I start hearing consistent positives.
Great place, good atmosphere. Always a good time!
Unique flavors of wings and they are delicious! My fav is the rasberry sauced wings. The staff is really down to earth and friendly. I'd avoid dining at lunch. I have heard the service lacks at that time of day. Great low key spot for evening!
A recent visit to the Mall location was a disaster: except for the onion rings. I was quickly seated by a harried mgr. Very soon a young woman handed me a menu and took my drink order. The drink was in front of me in short order. Then the wait began. The young lady never stopped serving other tables, taking orders and working up a low grade sweat. She passed by my table SEVERAL times after I had put the menu down. After approx 15 minutes I spotted her behing the service station sorting flatware. I walked over and asked if I could possibly place an order. She advised she was not my waitperson and had told another young lady about me. She did however take my order for a med rare american cheeseburger with raw onion. The real disaster was the cheeseburger. Why the hell do they season the meat with coriander and some other spice that left a metallic taste in the mouth. After two bites I asked for the check, paid and left. Never to return.
A Hidden Gem.
I heard about this place on Restaurant.com. I've probably driven past this place a million times and never even noticed it.
Pros: Eclectic menu, delicious homemade salad dressings, ketchup and mustard. Food looks, smells, and tastes fresh. A great place for Vegetarians, I recommend the Black Bean sliders (you can choose from a variety of mouth watering toppings). Their salads rock..who would ever think a salad could taste so good! Staff are always friendly, kind, welcoming, and pleasant.
Cons: A little dark in the restaurant...other than that-Nothing.
Will definitely return and recommend to friends!
Adding my rating. See review below.
Grindz is apparently under new management, according to our waitress there tonight. That being said, it does not appear that much has changed based on prior reviews.
The good thing about our visit was that the waitress was very nice.
That being said, here are the cons:
1) We both ordered our burgers medium, described by the waitress as "pink". BOTH were grey, beyond well-done. Its a burger joint, folks: for a $9 burger, I expect it right. And no, I don't send food back, I just don't come again.
2) The fries tasted straight out of the freezer. Not worth the $2 price tag (fries don't come with the burger? How odd) Onion rings probably were frozen too, but were OK. Again: fries are basic, get them right.
3) The wait was VERY long for food to come out. At 6 PM, there were only 2 other tables full in the place, and about 6 waitstaff out front, including an obviously bored hostess (which screams inexperienced management). So personnel was not the issue. It took about 5-10 minutes to get our pitcher of beer (only about 3 customers at bar, so why the wait?), and total of 20-30 minutes for burgers to come out. Overall, it was just too long a wait.
4) The plates were HOT, meaning they has sat under the heat lamp. Again, the place wasn't busy . . so why were they sitting? What were the 6 waitresses busy with?
5) The patrons at the bar were EXTREMELY drunk (slurring, unbalanced, you know), foulmouthed, and loud. That happens. In Grindz' defense, a manager eventually did come and discreetly ask them to be quiet, and they did. However, Grindz kept serving them alcohol after this. Inexcusable.
6) No pickle on the plate. Yes, picky I know. But come on. Burger, fries, no pickle? Do you not know what a burger plate is supposed to look like? Also: the pickle on their "All American" burger was a sweet pickle. Huh? Dill, people, dill is how its done.
7) Waitress was unable to answer simple questions about the menu. Example: the special was a $3 beer happy hour special. Based on waitress' description, we both thought we were getting a bucket of mini-bottles. It was instead a half pitcher. We were happy with the half-pitcher, but not what we were expecting.
Would I go back? Ehh, not for the food. I would maybe go for a beer, but there are so many other places to try, I don't see the point.
This place is the pits -- We took a group of nine there for lunch -- THe loudspeakers were right overhead blaring deafening music -- we cold not talk = It was so uncomfortable-- they could not hear us asking to tone it down a bit.. I will never go back --
I can't understand why anyone wouldn't love this place. Lunch today - split two excellent burgers with a friend (The General Lee and the Bramboozled) and they were OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD. The prices were great, our service was fantastic (Caroline) and the taste and portions of the food were fabulous. Love, love, loved it.
I cannot understand the glowing reviews of this place - GIVE ME A BREAK!
Not only is the food mediocre at best, and the service completely lame, but the place is located in an old gas station - yuck!
Showed up for Sunday brunch with high expectations and wasn't the least bit disappointed when I left a couple hours later (perhaps partially due to taking advantage of the $10 bottomless mimosas, of which you can actually taste the champagne!).
I absolutley looooved the carolina eggrolls - the mustard bbq sauce was superb. I'd heard raves about their fish tacos, so I decided to try them. They were tasty but a bit light on the "meatiness" of the filling. I opened the tacos to find four or five smaller chunks of mahi-mahi - enough for a piece per bite, but left me wanting for more. The sweet potato fries with their apple butter type dip & home fries were also very good. One of my friends tried the smoked salmon omelette and was very impressed. The other person I was with said his pulled pork sandwich was more than he could finish & actually regretted filling up on mimosas!
Our glasses weren't empty until we got up to leave, our waitress, Jessica, was very attentive and personable. If, as a group, we didn't have a new-place-each-sunday rule, I'd be back with a quickness!
Triangle has become one of my favorite drinking spots in Charleston....from the choice of music they play and addition of live entertainment, to the funky decor and lively bartenders. Not to mention it is the best brunch in town. Bottomless mimosas and the best eggs benedict I have ever had keep me going back week after week!
Had dinner last night and it was wonderful! One of the better experiences I have had as of late. I had the General Lee and my wife had the Cuban, truly one of the better we have had in town. I love the grass fed beef. It has great flavor and according to our server is better for you than grain fed beef. The service was quick, energetic and thoghtful. We will return.
The bartender's reaction when I simply asked if I could order some food made it perfectly clear I was being a horrible inconvenience to her.
Didn't stay for food. I don't need that crap.
Re: The Commentist....
Right there with you. The burgers are just 'ok.' You better options in West Ashley are Sesame or Parson Jacks for burgers. Too bad, because the menu (at least on paper) has a lot of potential. They just need someone that can execute.
Look I'm not a food critic, but I do have a lot of restaurant experience back of the house and front. That being said, first of all Triangle's location is perfect, the atmosphere was awesome. The service was okay, and the menu looked really interesting for a char grill. But the food me and my wife had was less than disappointing. The asparagus fries were flat and the aioli was like mayo and lemon......Horrible! We also tried all four of the egg rolls and the sauces, not worth the money at all! The Steak and Chicken skewers had no taste of lime or ginger at all. And the peanut butter I'm sorry "peanut sauce" was well, peanut butter. The champaign vinagerette was lame and had no signature. And the Pork loin platter was awful. The pork was cooked well but the the balsamic stuff tasted like pancake syrup, the sauteed spinach was like sauteed garlic with salt. Gross! The only thing worth anything on this platter was the sweet potatoe fries. Thank God they were out of the lamb flank because it would have been 3 extra dollars wasted. I wish I would have tried the burgers and maybe the comment would have been better but I wont go back to try my fate.
If you're gonna give them a one-star review, please indicate which location you're talking about, for my sake if nothing else. I was underwhelmed on my last trip to the Mall location, and was hoping that was just a bad night. But Park Circle continues to impress me (even after probably 100+ trips there).
This place is awesome! Everything Ive had there is great and I would recommend the black bean burger for sure! The only bad thing I would have to say is that the wait staff could be a little more friendly ...
Park Circle Sesame lost their gem of a manager. Is it as good as it was last year about this time?
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