Narrow Search

Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: 4 Stars

Re: “Charleston Beer Works

great beer selection, great games to play while there, always have every game on TV, and there is always a ton of good looking coed's there.

0 of 4 people like this.
Posted by roger dodger on December 7, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Fat Hen

Went on a Wensday evening. I have to say Im glad I did, though there were flaws. First of all the service was SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. And I mean Slow. As an App I had the Mussles. The broth was fantastic, but were slightly overcooked. My wife had the Scallop Gratinee, which is exactly the same as Rue de Jean, though the Haricot Verts were better. As my main I had the Shrimp and Crab, which was wonderful, but didnt live up to the "spicy" label. Also, the dish it was served in had a quarter sized chip in it. After our meal we had the Creme Brulee, safe I know but a good brulee is a weakness of mine. and it was good. Overall worth a trip, just expect to take some time over dinner, and longer waiting for the check

0 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Pontus99 on November 30, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Mosaic Cafe & Catering

We ate here for the first time because it was close to the movie theatre. We will DEFINITELY go back!
the starter bread was delicious - had to stop myself from gorging on it.
I had a simple parmesan crusted chicken breast with field greens on top. A small plate (figuring on popcorn later, you know!) and it was perfect! My husband had the seafood mac and cheese - the shrimp were PERFECTLY cooked. Most places overcook their shrimp - and it would be easy to do in a casserole type dish. These were wonderful.
Our friends had a chicken pasta and shrimp and grits. Both loved them - We were all members of the clean plate club!

Pretty decent service - but really, we were there before 6:00 p.m. - the restaurant was so not busy. We thought the prices were reasonable, too.

I said to my husband and friends, we can go back - and not even if we're going to a movie! This is high praise, as we live on James Island and this is slightly out of our way!

Posted by Momto2boysSC on November 30, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Molly Darcy's

Saturday night was a rockin' dance scene at Molly Darcy's with The Sneakers Band. The recently renovated pub (old Meritage) has a nice patio bar in the back and a great "people-watching" patio in the front. Didn't get a chance to eat but I'll be sure to go back for some Irish grub. The owners were present and super accessible to guests.
As usual parking downtown can be a nightmare, i.e. stuffing rolled up bills in a slot in a shaky little plastic phone booth type structure in the dark was not much fun. However that's not the Pub's fault. I do wish the City would install machines that spit out a receipt to place on your dash like Roanoke VA does. But that's enough "skyebabble"...

Posted by sos23 on November 21, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Mike Calder's Buffalo Pub

rayjay is a pissed-and-bitter out-of-towner who was so juvenile that he pouted and asked for the remainder of his dinner order to go and did not leave a tip, even after the staff explained the situation to him (I was a regular local patron at the bar that night as well). This is an awesome hangout and highly favored by locals and visitors alike.

0 of 1 people like this.
Posted by thatguy on November 14, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Eclectic Chef

It is wonderful to see a locally-owned restaurant in Summerville serving healthy food options. Summerville needed this! On my visit, I had a tasty strawberry and field greens salad. The two who joined me for lunch loved their dishes, too. Looking forward to going back!

2 of 2 people like this.
Posted by KrantosChick on November 11, 2010 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Barbecue Joint

Some of the most legit BBQ in charleston. Wednesday is rib day, definitely hit it up! The sides are stellar and the cornbread is soft and moist. Didn't need any sauce at all, i did put some hot sauce on the collards though, mostly because i can't have a meal without hot sauce...

6 of 7 people like this.
Posted by joshl725 on November 10, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Uno Mas

We visited Uno Mas on a Monday evening and they weren't very busy. It was our first time eating there, and we had seen a few bad reviews online, and some good reviews. We didn't know what to expect. But, we loved it. My husband had Spicy coconut shrimp (served on a grit-cake) and I had Mexican Spaghetti (fettuccine with a tomato-cream sauce with shrimp). The flavors were wonderful. My husband ate every morsel of his, and I brought home a small box because I couldn't eat it all and didn't want to waste a single bite. Please don't believe the bad reviews. We had excellent service and an enjoyable experience. We will be going back and recommending it to our friends.

Posted by zoecat on November 8, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Art's Bar & Grill

All you can eat local oysters on Sundays. $10. Yes.

8 of 8 people like this.
Posted by Sark on November 1, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Cherie's Specialty Meats

Lunch menu is excellent! If you like it spicy, this is the place. I've had the Jumbalaya, Shrimp Etouffee, and BBQ sandwich. All were great. My only suggestion for Cheri's is to stay open later! Hard to stop by and pick up something for dinner when they close at 6. Extend your hours to 7 and you will probably see more business.

Posted by LuvURcountry on October 28, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Taco Boy

Good grief, Taco Boy---did you guys make someone mad? That's the only reason I can see for the litany of awful reviews here. So, you wouldn't find Taco Boy in Houston. I'm glad to know all Mexican-ish restaurants in Houston are perfect. I'm also glad to know it is the pinnacle of Mexican cuisine. Who knew?

What Taco Boy is not:
1. Authentic Mexican.
2. Overpriced (Have you guys eaten anywhere in Charleston? How much cheaper can you make a taco when its ingredients go beyond the basics?)
3. A five-star gourmet establishment.

Taco Boy is a great spot for happy hour, lunch, or dinner (sorry--never tried brunch). The general decor is clever and eco-friendly, and the ambience is sort of lively yet laid-back. Yes, there are college kids (because some college kids are old enough to drink and all of them are old enough to eat), but there are also 30-something singles, parents with children, and everything else.

There aren't a ton of tourists (yay!) because it is, admittedly, in a sketchy area. Don't leave anything of value in your car, and don't hang out unnecessarily by the side of the road. Biking to this area at night seems imprudent to me, but I still see people doing it.

The service is generally okay--usually, great; other times, not so much. The food is very consistent. Guac is awesome. Considering you get a vat of it, I don't think it's too expensive. Frankly, every Mexican restaurant I've ever been to has better salsa, so don't feel bad about skipping it.

The Taco Boy Salad (Note: Not to be confused with a Taco Salad, which isn't even on the menu) is fantastic. I order it frequently as a meal, and that's something I never do anywhere else. The slice of Tres Leches is huge, and the michelada (Tex/Mex style beer) is not to be missed.

This is a great place for groups, with ample parking and long tables that can hold quite a crew.

Give it a try. At least go for cocktails. And if you hate it, stay home. I'll be happy to take your place in the courtyard.

2 of 8 people like this.
Posted by CHS_Foodie on October 27, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Taste of Thai

Craig D, you're talking about Thai House. But Taste of Thai is awesome!!

Posted by SoUtHeRnQT4LyF on October 24, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Silva Spoon Soul Food Cafe

We ate here for lunch today and it was really good. I got the pork chop, macaroni & cheese, and collard greens with sweet tea. All perfectly seasoned and exactly what I was hoping for. My friend got the fried whiting, red rice, collard greens, and sweet tea and was not disappointed. This is our ne "go to" soul food stop.

3 of 4 people like this.
Posted by seankiki on October 22, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Taste of India

Chicken Tikka Masala, rice pudding and some bread; always love the food, the lunch special buffet is great, as is the Sunday lunch buffet with the extra special offerings! Like that you can order the 'heat" to your specifications.

Posted by Pixy1422 on October 18, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar

There is a new chef in the kitchen and for fans of now defunct Coco's Cafe in Mt. P, you'll recognize him right away. Yup. I can't wait for him to add his own spin to the menu.

Posted by Angelicatt on October 18, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Re: “The Gin Joint

Great little place and an extensive drink list. We sat in the front toward the door so it was hard to hear what kind of music they were playing, if any. That would be my only suggestion for them--get a better sound system and/or bring in some live fun music. Even better if you could open the doors to the patio out front. We'll be coming back for sure!

0 of 1 people like this.
Posted by kmj1969 on October 8, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Sette

I took my sweetie here for our wedding anniversary on Tuesday. We were very pleased. I had the veal special with pasta; she had the chicken piccatta. Her only complaint was that it was a tad heavy on the capers. We will definitely return.

Posted by zigzag on October 8, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Saffron

I love Saffron. It's not "precious" but honest value for the price. We got my daughters b-day cakes here many years (chocolate mousse cake) and we also love the veggie curry. The owner is a kind hearted person who gives to the community.

1 of 2 people like this.
Posted by Sweating Over the Small Stuff on October 7, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Chucktown Tavern

Hardcore downtown "suits" happy hour crowd. Pool, darts, foul language, stiff drinks, mostly hospitality and hotel industry regulars. Except they're all friggin' Boston fans. What's up with that?!

Posted by New_Yorker1 on October 7, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Re: “The Gin Joint

Drinks are absolutely fantastic and the staff is very friendly and knowleadgable. The drinks are more expensive than your average establishment, but they are worth it.
Perfect place to have a few pre-drinks or grab some late night snacks. The chocolate pie with pop rocks (yes, pop rocks) is heaven on a plate.

0 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Q on October 5, 2010 at 3:14 PM
Classified Listings

Powered by Foundation   © Copyright 2014, Charleston City Paper   RSS