I just went to Halls with my girlfriend and can tell you that we will never be back. As we walked in we were greeted by the host who was very nice at first, but then became very intrusive. Small talk is one thing, but question after proding question starts to get a little annoying. We were led upstairs and sat down to await our server. The service, I mean server, was fantastic. Before our dinner arrived, the creepy host came up to us once again and asked us what we ordered. We were then interrupted by another gentleman (possibly a manager) who started asking off-the-wall questions. Once our food arrived and we had started eating, an older gentleman (I believe the owner) kindly asked us how our dinner was. We acknowledged that it was great, and he was on his way. This was the only question that seemed fitting for our dining experience.
HERE IS THE KICKER...
As we paid our bill and were walking out the door, the wacko host comes walking out the door after us. Again with the questioning. He says, "how was the food?" I respond, "it was great." He says, "what did you order?" I respond, "the burger." I was definately being short with him - our dinner was over and we were already out of the restaurant. He then asks, "was something wrong?" I said, "actually, you were a little intrusive." He says, "I was being friendly and that's the way I'll always be." I'm still trying to walk away, and he is following us down King Street. I was fed up and gave him the finger. As he gets up in my face, he asks, "what are you going to do?" I asked him, "what are you going to do." He said, "nothing." Then I said get back in your fucking restaurant where you belong.
Bravo, Mr. Host, Bravo! Hope you're fired immediately!
I went to Hugers to hear Spoken Word tonight, and once again the entire place is dark besides the sign. This is the second time I have parked in front of Hugers ready to enjoy entertainment, and found the place empty. What is up with this place? Why advertise when your not going to follow through? What kind of establishment does this? Acting as a Black owned business operating in DOWNTOWN Charleston means something. You have to cater to all walks of life in Charleston, and what does it say when you advertise and more than once the business is CLOSED? Think it only says something about you as a business man....think again.
I must admit the bacon stuffed waffles with a side of bacon drew us in at first & are good and reasonably priced, enough to tempt us out for a second brunch visit. However, on this visit we found the Bloody Mary's weak, the ice water tasted like dishwater, and the fact that they are "trapping" the wild cats that patrol the area really weirds me out. (suprise?! you have animals prowling around a restaurant area where people toss food and trash??? wow, imagine that) We went for brunch & sat outside, only to hear this horrible meowing noise from under the deck being made by a large black cat that had been caught in a trap that the manager later said was "put out for the raccoons".... and altho the manager brought the poor distressed, frenzied & panting cat up from underneath the deck, they didnt release it, apparently b/c they hadnt gotten "the offical word" from whoever set the trap about what to do with whatever the trap caught! Um, just a thought...you put a trap out and dont have a plan regarding what to do with the animal you catch?? (At least our waitress brought some water out to it...who knows how long the cat had been in the trap?) As we were leaving, and walked over to see if the cat was okay, some guy comes barreling out of the door and said "Dont let that cat out.....unless youre taking it home with you." Sorry, but I'm letting this cat out of the bag....we wont be back. We will bemaking bacon stuffed waffles at home, but thanks for the idea, though!!!
Don't wast your money! The staff was way weird.. all in your face.. trying uncomfortably hard to make a good impression.. Reservation was made for 8:00 party of 4..Our guests were visiting Charelston from out of town. Table wasnt ready so they directed us to the bar. After 30 minutes, the owner came over and said it would be a few more mintes. After another 20 minutes (total wait time of 50 minutes - now close to 9:00) he said "it will be another few minutes. You know you're in a good resturant when you have to wait". Like - are you kidding me??? How about an apology..?? Finally at 9:10pm we got our table. After we ordered, the food wasnt all that. The steak was ordered medium, it came extremely rare. Sent it back & it came back still under cooked. Nobody was crazy about the food.. it was below average. Go to High Cotton for a much better meal.
With all these mixed reviews I thought maybe I should see if it was just a bad day or something when I was there. NO! I was right the first time this place is still terrible.The food is just bad and no worth the price.
I have been to Poe's at least half a dozen times. Unfortunately, the first few times were nothing more than progressive disappointments. The food was a terrific let down even for a ‘beachy’ tavern and while the service has never been rude, it’s always been terrible whether at the bar or dining.
After that I found myself there wondering why my friends insist on visiting this place. Again, the food is never great, it's occasionally okay. The salads are typically brown and I've been very obviously served a salad for lunch from the previous day's dinner.
The only reason they can still be in business is because they are one of a very few places to eat on Sullivan's island.
Poe’s falls drastically short of their parent company’s name, REV foods (short for revolutionary).there is nothing revolutionary about Poe’s.
food just bad, not what we expected...blah and mushy fried platter...the bartender cared more about getting on her cell and getting that cigarete outside opposed to actually taking care of customers, had 3 beers and had to ask for a refill each time...just a dive that has the ambiance of, well lets just say should change name to Confederate Roe's
Completely overrated, overpriced, and filled with King Street bar hoppers. They need a doorman and dress code. Our tab was over $400 and no where close to worth it. They should make it a high end burger joint and bar.
This is not New York, Miami, or LA, the atmosphere here is contrived. The bartenders look at you with their noses high in the air. *Newsflash* you're bar-tending in Charleston, SC in a bar that plays 10 year old techno music. And to categorize this place as a tapas bar is like categorizing 7-11 as a restaurant! There are 4 things on the menu! Avoid this place at all costs, Blind Tiger Pub and Rooftop have a better atmosphere.
If you want a burger that looks, and quite frankly, TASTES like a hockey puck, you would thoroughly enjoy Poe's. I recently moved to Charleston and being a cheeseburger lover, I went to Poe's after hearing everyone rant and rave. I usually give every place 2 or 3 chances, but I really wanted to like Poe's, so I gave it FIVE. I was disappointed 5/5 times. Each time I was served a blacked piece of meat with tons of condiments to disguise the fact that the meat was in fact charred. Seems to me, if you want a good burger in this town, you're better off making it at home!
Funny you mentioned Wendy's because my Buddy Roe's Burger Basket reminded me of the commercial "Wheres the beef" - huge buns.
In NYC, we don't barbecue the Pizza. Must be a Southern thing. I don't understand the char. In most places they cook on a Pizza stone to control heat. Please read one of the cook books on the shelf.
I ate lunch there and had a hard time finding the shrimp in the shrimp basket. It was all fries with 8 or 9 shrimp. I guess all the fuss must be about the music because it sure isn't about the decor. At least I wasn't there when the dog was. Is it just me or were the front steps incredibly hard to climb?
Go for the TVs and drinks, but not for the food. I took a friend here during the week for lunch and was seriously disappointed.
An appetizer that didn't come out until our entrees, stale chips with said appetizer, congealed cheese on the sandwiches, cold food (hence the congealed cheese). Come on, in a town like Charleston you have to serve great food all the time, and there's no excuses for any of the issues we (both) had.
I would probably go back in with friends to watch a game and have some drinks, but I definitely won't be back in to eat, not when there is too many other great places nearby!
This is a terrible bar made more terrible by the unbelievably rude staff-- I totally agree with the previous post about them being "unkind". Being a bartender in Charleston myself, and having given Brick SEVERAL chances to redeem their terrible behavior, I can say for sure I will never be back, and you should stay away!! The bartenders were downright nasty to us on a slow Thursday night, to the point where my crew left with full beers on the bar. It really is too bad that a lousy staff can bring a bar down.
You know it's a bad experience when you don't even get to the drink orders. We arrived to a virtually empty restaurant around 9:00pm and the nice hostess let us choose a table outside. There were 3 other parties of 3 outside and each table had a different server. One would think this is a good sign because you'll be sure to get great service! This was far from the case here. We never got water, never got a server to acknowledge our presence, nobody even came close to our table! We were hungry and excited about eating here after reading Stephanies blog, the prices seemed unbeatable & the menu looked more than promising. We waited close to 16-17 minutes before deciding it was time to go. As we walked through the dining room to exit we saw all 6 servers and busboys hanging out, talking and carrying on around the waiters station (which is located RIGHT AT THE DOOR TO OUTSIDE, so they can see outside and manage their tables..) As we left they just sort of looked at us, didn't say anything, didn't ask us if there was a problem. The hostess had her head down as we left, and a manager was nowhere to be found. Its unfortunate when you cannot get service for 2 people on a Saturday to a virtually empty restaurant. Its even more of a problem when there are 6 or so servers and some of them MAKE EYE CONTACT with me, but turn away quickly and run inside. Its a shame that this restaurant is being held back because of its horrifying service. We only waited so long because we were excited to eat the food and its a shame we didn't get a chance. Unfortunately i'll never spend a dime in the restaurant and i'll never encourage my friends to dine there. A restaurant with bad service (or no service in this case) just doesn't work in Charleston or Folly. Oh well, we'll see what happens with the next restaurant that will occupy the building.
If it were possible to give this bar negative stars, I would. Brick sucks. The bartenders are so unkind, I could hardly believe it. Literally two minutes after last call they start yelling - no, screaming for everyone in the bar to get out. They obviously do not care about providing a good service to their patrons, nor do they keep their bathrooms open past last call. I was very tempted to leave a warm yellow present for the bartender in my empty cup. Brick is the worst bar I have visited in Charleston, and I feel like a fool for going there even twice. Do not waste your money there. There are much, MUCH better options downtown!
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