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Re: “Bohemian Bull

To those; that don't agree to the "all need to be there to be seated " rule; Go somewhere else; You won't be missed. I'll take the table.

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Posted by Tamara Giordano Williams on July 24, 2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Basil

Best fried coconut ice cream with raspberry sauce, ever!!!

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Posted by smithdeidre05 on July 17, 2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Bohemian Bull

It's narcissistic to think you should be able to hold a table until the rest of your party arrives when there are other patrons who are ready to be seated and order.

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Posted by Jaxx on July 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Black Bean Co.

Although I love the BB Co., they tend to be inconsistent with ingredients, and for the price you pay for their food they truly need to stay on top of things and deliver what customers order. I love that James Islanders can get healthy food on the go that's super tasty. Best wraps on the island since the Daily Dose.

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Posted by ebs on July 16, 2015 at 12:14 PM

Re: “82 Queen

Every course was DELICIOUS!

Posted by ebs on July 16, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Bohemian Bull

Trollslayer, you are absolutely right on the smoking. It's disgusting and blows right into the restaurant.

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Posted by ebs on July 16, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Bohemian Bull

There were 3 of the 7 of us there, and we were ordering carafes of mimosas. We weren't sipping on water, and even if we were, too bad. With a group of 7 people, people are going to order and you are going to make money. If a business wants my money, you can damn well seat me and those who are present with my party while we wait on the rest to arrive.

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Posted by ebs on July 16, 2015 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Bohemian Bull

I agree with BNP29412 on this one. Pearlz downtown has the same policy. What if the last person in your party is an hour behind (which I have seen before from previous F&B work)? Tables are specifically meant to be used to make money. If you are using that table patiently waiting on others to arrive, then they aren't making money & most likely turning other people away. Its a smart business decision. I know its hard to coordinate, but if everyone arrives at the same time, it shouldn't be a problem.

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Posted by Marc Gaskins on July 15, 2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Bohemian Bull

Not smoke free. The addicts sit at an outside bar and blow smoke across to the inside of the building.
Not acceptable.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on July 14, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Bohemian Bull

It is also very annoying for a big group to start to be seated when the first person arrives and then proceeds to drink water with lemon for 45 minutes while the rest of their party saunters in. If a restaurant has a busy service and wants to do a good job for every patron, this is how they have to seat tables.

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Posted by BNP29412 on July 14, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Bohemian Bull

Although their brunch is delicious, I was quickly aware that I may never return with a group of people as they will not seat you until EVERY person in your party is present. They sat numerous people before us while we waited. Very annoying.

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Posted by ebs on July 14, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Lowcountry Bistro

The most incredible food ths t I have ever eaten. Clean facility. Friendly staff.

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Posted by Becky Gastineau Hacker on July 13, 2015 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Bowens Island Restaurant

is it cleaned up?

Posted by Beth Stone on July 9, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

The BEST mussels anywhere on the peninsula!

Posted by Jojojo on July 5, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Early Bird Diner

It is a funky little place with local art and comfort food. Like a mom and pop but with hipster staff. Meat loaf, pork chops, and breakfast all day. Simple but good.

Posted by MaxNoble305 on July 4, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Great mussels mariniere. French fries are like crack. Good service. Can be very noisy on weekends, but so many restaurants are. Quiet ones are ones without people. What does that say?

Posted by MaxNoble305 on July 4, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Nirlep Indian Restaurant

I love Nirlep, but they recently raised their prices by a significant margin. The chicken korma is now $14; the lamb korma is $16. This makes me sad.

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Posted by upsedaisey on July 3, 2015 at 12:05 AM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

I don't get it. Why the complaints? This is not a fine dining place. It is a wonderful classic French dinner bistro; The kind I like to drop into in Paris. We are regulars, usually eating a salad frisee with goat cheese and Moules Frites. They also are known for their Suchi (a bit of a surprise). It can get noisy around end of work, hookup time and the service can be terrible on any of the holidays due to over demand and decreased staff, but it hasn't stopped me from going. If you want elegant and pretty food, go elsewhere and pay considerably more. Here time it well and eat well.

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Posted by TheObserver on June 29, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Four of us went after a Spoleto event. Talking to those across the table turned into a shouting contest due to the noise. We will not go back for a later meal.
Have been several times for lunch and the decibel level was nowhere near as bad.

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Posted by Roston Miels Smith on June 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Diggity Donuts

Visiting Charleston from out of state, my boyfriend and I found out about Diggity Doughnuts from researching various food blogs and magazine reviews that gave them stellar marks. We visited the shop on a Thursday about an hour and a half before they closed, it was very quiet, only us eating inside and a few others dropping in to pick up doughnuts. We ordered doughnuts and coffee with the owner who seemed very nice and down to earth. I was pleased with unique taste and flavor of the doughnuts, as was my boyfriend (someone who typically doesn't eat vegan or vegetarian food). After enjoying our doughnuts and seeing on the menu that they served a Sunday brunch in addition to their regular doughnuts we decided to stop back on Sunday to grab brunch and doughnuts to take back home to our families.

Sunday we arrived right at 11am when they opened and placed our order for 2 breakfast sandwiches and doughnuts. The woman helping us at the front desk was very nice and when we placed our order for breakfast sandwiches she told us it could be about 15 minutes and asked us if that would be okay before she put the orders through. We said that would be fine and she reassured us the doughnuts and coffee would be out shortly while we waited. We took a seat outside and the doughnuts and coffee came in about 5 minutes or less, as she told us. The doughnuts were hot, fresh and quite delicious, we were not disappointed on that front. We were talking and waiting patiently for our food when we saw the time and realized it was 30 after. At this point we were a bit annoyed but figured it had to be coming at any minute. 15 minutes later, however, we still had no sandwiches and were wondering what the hell was going on. By this time we were ready to go in and ask for a refund for our sandwiches so we could be on our way after waiting for 45 minutes. Though about this time the woman who rang us up at the front came out to apologize and tell us they hadn't forgotten us and our food would be our any minute. So we held tight, seeing as it seemed the food would be right out. 15 minutes later at noon, we still hadn't got our meals. By this point we were really quite frustrated as I would imagine most people would be after a "15 minute wait" turned into an hour, with no updates letting us know how long it would really be so that we could decide to skip it. So I walk in about to ask what's going on when the owner walks out with 2 breakfast sandwiches, so I ask her if those are for my boyfriend and I and she says "I don't know, are you sitting outside?", in an aggravated tone as if she didn't notice the 2 of us sitting outside (there were only 4 people seated outside, my boyfriend and I included, and she had been back and forth to serve the other table).

The lack of updates on the increasing wait time was extremely frustrating. However at least the woman at the front desk seemed genuinely sorry for the inconvenience, whereas the owner seemed annoyed and unapologetic. It's not like I expect people to bend over backwards when things go wrong but a genuine apology from the owner and perhaps an "is there anything I can do for you?", would have helped. Especially disappointing because it's a small business and the food is quality. I hope they can learn from this and hire more staff, get more equipment or stop serving brunch.

Posted by clownNaround on June 14, 2015 at 10:07 PM
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