Took half day off of work to check out this new place for lunch with a friend. When we arrived at 3pm on Tuesday, MARCH 13, there was a note on the door saying their FEBRUARY hours and they were CLOSED.
Sure would be nice if they knew what month it is and for their REAL hours to be posted on their site.
Now we'll never know if the food is good.
I would really like to provide a review. Unfortunately when I stopped by with my wife last Sunday afternoon, the bartender was busy working the ladies sitting at the bar, and the only visible waitress was hanging out speaking with her friends. After 10 minutes of being ignored we left and went to Obrions for dinner...so much for Triangle...just too many places in the area to waste time with this.
5 oz. burgers? no wonder every burger has a shit ton of toppings... pretty slack that a burger joint relies on music to get people in the door and up their sales. maybe your FOOD should be the selling point. just a thought...
I've had the chance to frequent both new additions to downtown Charleston, Big Gun and Hom.. or I'm sorry, "HoM". Whatever. Big Gun = creative burgers/beers and wonderful service. Hom = equals sub-par food and horrible service/management. I'll walk the extra few blocks to give my business to Big Gun over Hom on the regular. Thanks.
I hate to see this place close down so soon after opening but it is TERRIBLE. The ping pong tables are a cool addition to upper King, but they don't come anywhere close to making up for the bar's shortcomings. Absolutely horrible, do not come here.
By far one of the worst burger places in Charleston. The staff is AWFUL. The food is not worth the cost. If I wanted to spend $10 on a burger I would much rather go to Husk, at least there I know they are using fresh meat that isn't frozen at some point. You would think that the owners being college graduates and all would realize that this is a food and beverage town, and if they want to have expensive food it really needs to be of higher quality. They have a lot of competition with big gunz and baby bugers, and the prices there are much more reasonable. The only thing they bring to the table is Ping Pong so I can only assume this with be a hipster hangout. The only problem with that is they for sure wont be able to afford the food or the drinks. I give this dump about 8 months, that is unless they hire a real chef. Regardless, the food was bland and very unexciting. The bread was mushy, and my med-rare burger was horribly over cooked. They really need to step it up if they want to make it. Good luck boys
$9-$12 for a burger smaller than a McDonalds 79 cent burger!
I've been a couple times now, hoping that the experience would improve, but it hasn't at all. The hostesses are impolite, the service is spotty (but at least the wait staff is friendly), but my main issue is the food. Every time I've visited I have requested a burger as rare as they will cook it, yet every time it comes out like charcoal. The fries and onion rings are decent, but could be way better. It's a great atmosphere to stop and have a drink, just don't eat the food.
crap hole. Period. Avoid at all costs. Crap food, horrible service. Everyone involved should be banned from setting foot in this State
Attempted to dine at Grindz on a Saturday evening. Got to the door and was told there would be a $5 charge per person to get in. Seriously? A cover charge?
We wanted a burger and had planned on spending the requisite $10...but to be charged $5 so I could order a $10 meal seemed a bit obscene. You should be happy that I'm willing to pay $10 for a hamburger...not charge me 50% more than that just to give me the opportunity. What a joke.
Fortunately we did not have to suffer through the bad service as talked about in the multitude of reviews.
(We went down the street to Sesame and had a nice meal)
For them to last another year would take a miracle. Looks like another place with ownership that has cash, but no experience. Less partaking of the cocktails by the staff MIGHT help to better their service, too.
I like the owner but the service is SOOOOOO SLOW!
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
I've now tried out sesame a couple times. The food is decent. The wait staff is cold, at best, they are inattentive and unhelpful. I tried to watch a game, but everyone was too busy to change the channel for me. This will be the last time I go to Sesame. I recommend you don't even try it--the food isn't worth the hassle.
We have given this burger joint several chances at winning our patronage, and after our experience yesterday I can assure you we will never be back. My boyfriend and I have many friends and when we go out we tend to invite as many of them as possible, so they will not only be losing our business, but theirs as well. Staff is rude, clientele is something to be desired and god forbid if you play the juke box in the corner. Everytime we have dropped $10-$12 bucks into the jukebox, the staff turns the volume way down or turns the jukebox off entirely. If they have a policy of turning it down or off everytime someone puts money in it, why do they have it? Food is typical bar fare and does not stand out from the hundreds of other bars in the area. I suggest you take your friends and your appetites some where else.
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