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Comment Archives: Locations

Re: “The Mustard Seed

such an awesome menu and variety of flavors. Best menu in Charleston by far.Killer Pad Thai, great seafood, salads and lettuce wraps are so good.

Posted by coachz on January 10, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Circa 1886

I took my wife to Circa 1886 for our anniversary and had the best time. As we live in Atlanta, I always recommend Circa 1886 to travelers. People say that it is off the beaten path but I am a believer in "The Road Less Traveled" - and it made all the difference!

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Philip Echerer on January 10, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Bàsico

This was a restaurant week ripoff. A friend tipped me off to this place, and described it as a sort of tapas bar that had really good selection of smaller foods. The tacos were excellent, and it was a good time. I reviewed the restaurant week menu, and thought it would be worth a try.

Last night I went out to a relatively uncrowded place on the public side. The end result, poor service, decent food, and an expensive check. By far, the service was the worst thing going here. Three times I ran out of water. This place is small, and there are not many tables. There should be no excuse for not getting a refill. Having to ask for a refill is in bad form. I had to do this twice. The appetizers were ok, but not thing to write home about. The main course, we got the taco appetizer and the enchiladas. When you see four tacos on a menu for a main course, you would assume that they would indeed be tacos. This was not the case. The tacos were the size of a mason jar lid. Estimate 3" diameter, and these were "tacos". While some were good, they were definitely not mind blowing, and not at all filling. My enchiladas were okay, but nothing mind blowing. For our dessert, the churros were good, but again not mind blowing.

This resulted in a check of around $45 and at best I would say we received $30 of food. The service was terrible, I can't recommend this place to anyone. Other wait staff were decent, from what I could overhear they did a fine job. Even with that being removed, the food was overpriced for what we paid. We won't be back. I suggest you stay away. If you do intend to go, be prepared to fight for parking as a result of your efforts.

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Posted by trogdor on January 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Jestine's Kitchen

In Dec. I was in S. C. and by accident I found "JESTINE"s. There was a parking space on the side of the restaurant but the sign said, "no parking 2 - 7 p m". It was after 7 so I parked there. I asked inside if they thought it was O K if I parked there. The Manager said, "Will, you may or may not get a ticked". So I went to move my car and the Manager came out with me. He asked if I saw the white truck parked down the street, I said, "yes", he told me to take that spot as soon as the truck moved. I asked how he knew it was going to move. He said, "I have the keys in my hand". What a graceious thing to do if we all could just be nicer to others it would be a better world. Now that's Southern Hospitality and he is a real Southern Gentleman. Thank you for that unusual experience. Jestine's is a fun place to be and the food is good also. Thank you!
Clodette Winters

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Posted by Clodette Winters on January 9, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Re: “The Mustard Seed

@ coachz Three Michelin stars. Are you retarded. This place is O.K. at best.

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Posted by F Cubed on January 8, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Re: “McCrady's

After reviewing all the comments and giving each its implied rating, then averaging the total comment ratings, it appears McGrady's earns 2.7 stars. This would indicate you have about a 50-50 chance of enjoying your dinning experience there, and it will cost you dearly whether you win or lose on your visit. Realistically at the prices indicated, I would have to be assured a 4.5 star event before I would roll the dice on this place.

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Posted by Streetlaw on January 7, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Jericho Advisors

wow! what a lame bit of self-promotion.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on January 6, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “McCrady's

I will have to agree with the new years review we thought we would give the place a try thinking that since it was new years it would be extra special. What an absolute waste of money. Our new years was ruined due to the bland over expensive dinner that we had at McCradys. It is sad when you are sitting at a 7 course dinner at $150 a person and thinking maybe you should have just paid $100 for an open bar and h'ordeuvres elsewhere with more of an atmosphere and live entertainment.

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Posted by driver15 on January 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Jericho Advisors

Great place - glad I run it.

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Posted by Josh Silverman on January 3, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “McCrady's

I was at McCrady's last night, New Years Eve 2013, for dinner with my date. The food was absolutely awful (it was a 7 course chef's tasting menu). Each plate was priced at $150 for a total of $300 for both of us, or so we thought. Our waiter asked us if we wanted to have wine that complimented each course, which we did. At the fourth course, we were so disappointed in the quality of the food that we elected to leave without having the last two courses. The food was that bad. I was stunned at the poor quality, and the experienced ruined our New Years Eve celebration. So when our bill came, we were charged almost $600 dollars for the disaster that was McCrady's restaurant. That's right, $600 dollars for two people. I am a resident of this area, and I can say that the meal we had at McCrady's restaurant was the worst I have ever had. I would not even to be able to rate this experience as a one star.

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Posted by grappler on January 1, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “El Centro Americano Restaurant and Grocery

Place is GREAT!

Posted by Paul Cheney on January 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Bluerose Café

While our brunch today at Bluerose was good, if unremarkable, from a culinary perspective, the service was shockingly bad. I met a number of girlfriends who were visiting from out of town. We had two babies and a toddler in our party. While the babies made a typical mess (crumbs on the floor around their highchairs and napkins that had fallen to the floor), it was not extraordinary. Toward the close of our meal, a man came out and handed me a push sweeper and told me to "clean up our mess or pay extra." Dining with children, I always pick up after them (we were still seated with plates on the table at this point), and I typically leave a generous tip for the server to compensate him or her for having to deal with any mess left behind. Here, in a room full of other patrons, my friends and I were left, stunned, to clean the carpet. In perfect fairness, the waiter who served us for the majority of the meal was lovely and as this incident wasn't his fault, I didn't withhold a tip.

I live in the neighborhood, and try to eat out predominately at local restaurants. I'm also typically relatively forgiving of minor glitches or service errors, but I have never felt so unwelcome at a restaurant. I will not be returning, and I plan on sharing my experience with all of my friends, particularly those with children so that they don't suffer the same humiliating experience.

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Posted by Rebecca Key Johnson on December 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Re: “The Wreckfish

Not sure about the crab all you can eat, but I have been three times to the oyster roast on Fridays. First time, they ran out by 6:30, and I credited that to lack of experience. The next two times, though, I have been very pleased. Plenty of oysters, cooked just right, and $2.00 drafts during the happy hour. The cooker keeps the oysters coming, and the folks around me were also pleased. Definitely a place to go for good oysters and cheap beer. Isn't that the definition of a good oyster roast? Highly recommend, and will be taking friends along tonight for another round. By the way, stay away from the same event at the Noisy Oyster on Thursday nights. Overcooked every time, and as the evening wears on, the salt in the cooker becomes more and more pronounced. They don't add any water to the steamer as the steam escapes. The oysters are overcooked and tasteless.

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Posted by localhutch on December 27, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Re: “The Wreckfish

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE!!! Went once for lunch, went back for all you can eat crab legs with a huge group. They promised ALL YOU CAN EAT crab legs from 6-9pm and ran out at 8pm. Not only was our huge party out of crabs but other small tables around us were not given the ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS that Wreckfish was promising to honor. This restaurant is a WRECKING BALL!!!! After talking to a server (that wasn't ours because ours had been sent home), two managers, AND the OWNER, NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE APOLOGIZED AND/OR GAVE US THE APPROPRIATE "CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT" FEEL. I've been in the restaurant business for over 14 years and this treatment was COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!!!! They are all about themselves and NOT ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS! Plus their food is just okay and way overpriced for what you get. I advise anyone wanting or thinking about trying this place and/or going back to STAY AWAY!!!! STAY FAR FAR AWAY! Plus the place smells like urine the minute you walk in. That should have been my first indication to turn around and go somewhere else. I would have been better off eating at Northwoods Mall Food Court. If I could leave a negative star rating i would.

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Posted by mia184flower on December 24, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Wild Olive

I have been to Wild Olive on multiple occasions and have always had a wonderful experience. The food is amazing. I lived in Florence, Italy for a while and when I came back to the states I was constantly disappointed in the Italian food. However, when I found Wild Olive I was extremely pleased by the authentic Italian cuisine. The ambiance is perfect for a dinner date or a special occasion. I highly recommend dining at Wild Olive and enjoying a night out in John’s Island!

Posted by vlhutson on December 23, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Re: “DeSano Pizza Bakery

When I think Neapolitan pizza, a thin crispy crust comes to mind but this is not what I got here. The service was good and the pizzas came quick, but our pizza crust was barely cooked--almost soggy. Not impressed at all! Will not being going back.

2 of 6 people like this.
Posted by LowcountryLady on December 21, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Blu Gorilla Tattoo Studio

BLU Gorilla is GREAT!!! I keep going back! Go see Brad he's awesome and is very talented!

Posted by Ameerah Mills on December 19, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

I will be interested to see what the comments are in a few months. But when folks take the time to write reviews, and they are not so good, maybe the owners will take note and make some immediate changes. That place has been a number of restaurants in the past, and all have failed. Unless you have something that is unique and affordable, folks will go once, and then return to their original haunts. The parking has always been a problem down there, and won't improve....ever. Where does the staff park? And if you get a reputation of being overpriced, that is an immediate stab in the heart. I'm going to try it out this weekend, and will write a review of the experience. I am looking forward to seeing how these guys have tried to be different.

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Posted by localhutch on December 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Re: “DeSano Pizza Bakery

Disregard the above review...this is the best pizza in the ....fill in the blanks...YOU cannot get better than this...Dano.....KNOWS....

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on December 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Famous Mike's Peanuts

peanuts are decent, Mike Shaughnessey is about as rude as they come. Typical NJ yankee coming down to the south to sell us fried food and talk terribly about our lifestyle. Hightly recommend you do not give your business to this hypocrite. He needs to take his negative attitude back to the north

10 of 20 people like this.
Posted by anti-mike's peanuts on December 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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