I'm kind of suprised at the high star reviews too... The Grocery is good but it's not one of the greats. I would spend the same amount of money on a different restaurant. Good food, not awesome.
Good every time we go. We live in Mount Pleasant and don't get down Dorchester that much, but we sometimes make the special trip.
While we like several menu items, I have to say my favorite is the tongue sandwich. Yes I know! "Tongue?!?" That's the typical American response anytime I suggest this menu item. I'm a "normal" American redneck and I can't get enough of the tongue sandwich at this place! Seriously!
Be adventurous and step outside your comfort zone every now and then.
The Caprese Grilled Cheese is one of the best sandwiches in Charleston.
We're dealing in facts, here.
Is their veggie burger good?
I haven't been but the comments convinced me to go when I go back ..I love Italian food.Do you have one at Myrtle Beach?
I have eaten at Hall's a few times. Most were business related and we did not really worry about the cost. I have eaten a lot of steaks in my time, and these were OK. Not the magnificent works of art the friends of Halls has described, but OK steaks. For the price, and and the amount of time needed to go through the "experience" I will eat some place else when it comes to my money. I am often asked where a good steak house is in Charleston. Oak is great and worth the money, but you can find other good restaurants in Chas. that are about half the cost.
Great cocktails and good brunch.
Stopped in the other night for a drink and menu read.
I had to put the phone light on menu to read, tiny lettering & dim light.
Ended up ordering the Beef Carpaccio and the Lamb/Pork wontons from the 'Starters'.
The carpaccio was awesome, just the right amount of heat from the chile, and literally melts in your mouth.
The wontons were delicious as well. Served piping hot and tasty as well.
Now the bad part. These 2 apps were $14 combined. The carpaccio was served on a plate about the size of a tea saucer or dessert plate, paper thin & one layer thick. Big on flavor - short on quantity. The wontons...5 in all, served on the same size plate, again, a small portion for the price.
Add to this a $5.50 can of beer and it starts to add up fast. I also found it odd that there was no draught beer. I know cans are all hip these days...but really $5.50? Dinner plates start around $12(it is a very limited menu) and climb up from there...with your can of beer in an old gas station. Obviously, some love goes into the food but if you have an appetite, or give due consideration to the value of a dollar, this may not be the place for you.
Tried Hom 3 times.
First time was good...Had the Hom Wrecker and fries(not included w/ burgers) and thought it was good, not great, and a bit pricey.
Went back a second time, had the 'Hombre', a chorizo burger, very good & unusual, kinda small, but on par with my first visit.
Third time was a total fiasco....Late afternoon, not busy, Ordered the 'Green Hornet'. It looked like a slider or kid's burger, TINY, on what appeared to be a dinner roll. Meat was mushy and fell apart. The chile slices were cold & flavorless. I could not see the blue cheese pimento or taste it, and the lettuce was wilted. Absolutely horrible.
The server asked "How is everything?...I responded, 'Not so good' and commented on my meal...small, no cheese. Server assured me cheese was there...and burger is a WHOLE 6 oz. Then said 'I'm sorry you're unhappy' and walked off. WOW!!! So much for customer service.
Considering I ordered onion rings which put me about $13 -14 in for a 'snack' and received little consideration...I won't be back, my companion was unhappy as well. Third time out...Not very good & expensive compared to portion size. I can think of 2 or 3 placed that serve a killer burger EVERY time, large(or at least good size) portions for less $$$. You charge $10 clams for a gourmet burger...it better be great.
Sorry HOM unacceptable.
Look, you people need to know all bars foods suck. You cannot go to a bar and get good food. Period. It's done. Go to a good restaurant is you what good food. Bars food always suck. Regards, Riptide
if there were zero stars available...
first as a regular traveler to the great city of charleston i would like to say that this city has always offered the best service and selection. i have travelled all over the country and always find my way back to this city for the most memorable experiences.
with that said i want to share one of the most disturbing experiences to date.
after being molested at the door by an overeager family member i had to wait an hour and 20 minutes past a reservation time in a noisy crowded bar area. The music was obtrusive and loud, clientele obnoxious and the bartender slow. One of the brothers kept assuring me a spot would open up but after getting a drink dumped on me i went to the bathroom to clean up. I opened the unlocked door bumping into a gentleman and a woman leaning over the counter engaged in either some sexual act or drug use. This is where things got weird. the man in the bathroom was the owners son! what kind of place are they running!
i grabbed my date appalled and left immediately.
Someone needs to look into this place. They are either running a brothel or a crack house.
good food, but too crowded now. Also, sad to say the owner, though Irish, has NO idea how to cook a proper scone!
Bacco is my go-to Italian restaurant in the Charleston area. I have been there many times and have never been disappointed by the food, drinks, or service. I tend to be very picky with Italian food, after living in Italy for a short time. Chef Michael is an expert at recreating and reinventing many of the traditional Italian dishes I love. I especially enjoy his ability to prepare perfect hand made pasta cooked Al dente, as it should be. His main courses are also quite amazing, and we look forward to creative specials like the seared lamb neck. While you are there, make sure you give the home made limoncello a try. I look forward to my next visit. Ciao!
Been twice, impressed both times. Had French toast at 11pm with a "Dark & Stormy" cocktail. The French toast was excellent with the sorghum syrup and $2 optional strawberries and bananas. The Dark & Stormy was tasty, but I wouldn't get another one for the $9 they charge for it. I came back later for lunch. Tried the chicken and waffle plate. The chicken was really, really damn good. The waffle was ok. Service was good both times.
Wonderful experience. Friendly and helpful staff. Great food!
When Regal and TB first changed our favorite movie house in Mt. Pleasant into the Cinebarre, I was completely dismayed because it was like they had turned a family-friendly movie theater into a hangout for young tattooed vampire types to drink and hook up.
I hated it and called Regal to ask them what they were thinking when they did this. They said it was something of an experiment but to give it a chance.
And then over a short period of time Cinebarre made some very positive changes.
So there was a time for about 3 years when I would have given the Cinebarre 5 stars and hands down the best movie house ever, and my husband and I were seeing at least 2 movies a week there, at that time.
But now things changed again and now they have gone downhill so far that they will not give patrons a glass of water!
I am not kidding. The last time we were in there I asked for some water and was told it would be 50 cents for a bottle of water, I said no just a glass would be fine and was told they cannot give people water anymore.
I'm a diabetic and needed that glass of water and was shocked that they wouldn't allow a patron such a small basic item without making them pay for it.
And just as a matter of interest, I used to get a kick out of the owner -- who is like this crusty kind of Texas mafia sort of guy, a little bit scary but fascinating -- but he has turned out to be one really nasty, money-grubbing individual.
I heard him bragging about how when someone told him that the Cinebarre was the best movie theater in Mt. Pleasant, he said something to the effect that "There's only two F***ing movie theaters in Mt. Pleasant," so I guess he didn't take that as much of a compliment.
Yes, Terrell, there are only 2 movie theaters in Mt. Pleasant and at this point in time the other one is better. Time to reassess certain attitudes and policies.
I Love this studio!! Great variety of classes for all skill levels. Friendly and caring teachers. The space is amazing.
Way overpriced for the amount of food. My family and I went last night for the second time and that will be the last. My son and I ordered off the Happy Hour menu. Now, I realized the burgers were $5 and would be smaller (3.5 oz), but the patty was so thin you could not even taste the meat. My husband had the Green Hornet off the regular menu. It was $9.50 for just the burger and it was not much more than a glorified slider. I think the burger was 5.5 oz? I don't care what kind of meat you are using, $9.50 (without anything else on the plate) should warrant a grown up size burger. Also, the patty was shaped like a meatball! Maybe so we did not realize the buns were tiny?
On the plus side, their sweet potato fries were amazing. I like the space, the service was good both times we went, and my son likes the ping pong tables. I am willing to pay $13 for a burger and fries, but it better knock my socks off because that is a hefty price to charge and you had better be able to back it up.
How do three 5-star reviews average out to 4.6 stars? Charleston City Paper, you got some splainin to do.
XBB is unfair to early bird geezers. 6pm is a very odd time to open for dinner service in a town crammed with retirees who like to eat early. Oh well. Maybe Denny's will put asian on the menu some day.
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