Ate here this evening with the family. It was an enjoyable meal but nothing to write home about. The service was slowish (water and drink glasses were empty before a server came around AND we were promised bread with the meal THREE times and it NEVER came). Prices were reasonable.
The music on the patio was an added bonus.
Will return but not soon.....there are many better places in Mt P and Daniel Island to go to.
Overall a nice atmosphere; very sharp, clean design to the place. The menu is simple and concise. But the delivery and execution of said menu needs some work. Food was well prepared but presented in take-out style recyclable container (more on that in a sec). As a result all the sauce, corn, and other little delicious bits sink to the bottom and end up a syrupy mess. Our server told us to press the button on our table tent if we needed help. My dish lacked any hint of heat so I lit up my table tent in hopes of getting some sriracha. Despite a server entering and leaving the dining room 3 times, it wasn't until I had reached the bottom of my saucy to-go container that I was offered help. I explained that I was hoping for some sriracha, but since i was done I didn't need any. He then happily quipped that he was glad i hadn't waited for help to eat, because they were out of Sriracha...imagine that.
I also left wondering a few things. Why put "hormone free chicken" on the menu when all chicken is in fact required to be hormone free (even KFC), unless you are trying dupe people. Why use recyclable throwaway containers regardless of eat-in or take-out? I'd be curious to know the environmental impact of producing these recyclable goods vs. washing reusable dishes.
In the end, poor service, poor pantry stocking, and poor plating is somewhat understandable from a week-old restaurant. Especially one owned by a young guy, opening his first restaurant. I'll try back in a month or two in hopes of seeing some improvements. Charleston could certainly use a place like this, once these kinks are ironed out.
I thought my food was very good on the opening day, but I went when they first opened. It was a good price for local and/or organic ingredients. I got the rice noodles and mine were fine. The servers did need a little more training, but everyone has a first day. The interior was cool, but almost too cool for Charleston. It almost seems like I was in Miami. I'll try again for sure!
Great hot dogs and breakfast sandwiches. Parking nightmare
Just not that impressed...
Pretty cool place, visited with the b-friend on a Saturday night after dinner at Fleet Landing. More folks arrived the later it got, but we had a couch/room to ourselves for quite a while. Friendly staff, but kind of pricey (6 liquor drinks & tip ~ $50). But still a swanky, cool kind of place.
Staff has always been pleasant, I like the fact that they all seem to help out each other with food orders, drinks, bussing tables, keeping the place clean... $2 Pacificos are jim-dandy by me, the jerk chicken sanwich is yummy, and the fries are awesome. Never thought about it for brunch...may try it out soon!
Small portions but pretty good food. Very good service and cute atmosphere.
Decent food, great atmosphere, definitely over priced. I got brunch and had to pay for a side of pico de gallo. Service is usually good unless it gets crazy busy.
I agree with the previous submitter, service is an issue. The ordering process is awkward and the menu doesn't offer many good values (omelette with toast $6-7?).
Okay, I visited from Toronto, Canada and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. My family and I ordered brunch. It was very busy but the wait wasn't too bad. My sister ordered the pork chop special and it was rather dry and the sauce was nothing special, I had the eggs with grits, double smoked bacon and ordered a side of sausage. The double smoked bacon was good but only two slices, I expected maybe one more; the real disappointment was the sausage, tiny and horribly dry!! The real praise is for their desserts, my mother ordered the butter milk pie and I had the chocolate pudding. OMG, this could have been the best dessert I have ever tasted, the pudding was so rich and smooth!! I had a few bites of the buttermilk pie and I was impressed although I had nothing to compare it to. Next time I am in Charleston, I think I will just order dessert;)
Went there for lunch and the food was good,The collard greens could have been seasoned more, When the wife asked for some extra lemon for her fried fish the waiter brought 2 pieces out in his hand and gave it to her. I don't think that would qualify for any cleanless code on earth. The waiter was very courtious and friendly but needs to brush up on how he serves extra lemon.
Decent brunch, good sandwiches, eating on the patio is great when there's a good breeze outside. Vickery's is our "stand-by /go-to" when we just cant decide or everywhere else is too blown up with folks...
Always enjoy popping into here for a drink or three..the atmosphere is quite chill, love the tucked away tables and booths. My only wish is that they would serve more of those lovely beers in bottles, as draught beer gives me a wicked headache!!
The new location is very nice, great remodeling of old warehouse, and fun atmosphere. Food is not their strong point. If you are looking for mexican fare like LaHacienda this is not for you. The guacamole though is the best I've had. Service was fine and a great place to get together with friends.
Stopped by last week. Sat outside. Service was good. No challenges there as there weren't many folks there (Tuesday night). Menu was disappointing. Definitely an app and beer place. If that's what you're looking for then you'll do fine.
Also not so impressed with Mercato! Romantic setting, YES...It's got great ambiance! I was not impressed with the food. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs as I had been told they were great, but I thought the meatballs tasted a bit like sausage and were too spicy for my liking. I will say that it was a large portion, so if you're hungry this item is a goos option. My husband really enjoyed his dinner, but was left hungry and started in on my leftover spaghetti. The portion on the Potato Gnocchi is very small! They have a large wine selection so my husband asked the waiter to help in pairing our meals with a wine and I am convinced he gave us both the exact same wine even though he said they were different (neither of us could taste the difference!). All in all I was unimpressed with Mercato...for that price I would expect better!
I was acutally a little unimpressed with Infuzions. I don't like sushi and I guess that's the best part about this place because my husband LOVED it and he's a big sushi buff. He said this is only second best to Sushi Haru (which in his opinion is the best sushi in Charleston!). I had the vegedtable plate and was seriously disappointed with the fried green tomatoes! I expect much more from a restaurant here in the Lowcountry, but the hummus was good and the tempura vegetables (squash) was acceptable. I probably will come back for my husband to get the sushi, but will find something else to try.
Can't say so much for the sideways crab crawl you have to do to make it through the bar (hence the cutesy bar name), or the cheesy color-changing lights behind the bar (oooh...ahhh!), but I will say that the bathrooms are absolutely, amazingly,5-star hotel quality, which you never see in any bar downtown! "Squeeze" in there to the bathrooms at the back & see for yourself!
Ate here last week, and was delighted at some aspects, disappointed in others.
1) The burger was cooked perfectly (Medium, as I ordered). Awesome.
2) Service was great... attentive.
3) Great beer selection.
4) Great quality meat...
5) The sweet potato fries are a-mazing.
1) Everyone at my table commented that their burger was under-seasoned... and I agree...
2) The bun could be improved...
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