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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Modern American: 5 Stars

Re: “The Granary

The Granary is new to my neighborhood, and I am so thankful it is there. This place serves up some of the best charcuterie in Charleston, with an equally awesome dinner menu. Do yourself a favor and get the duck confit wings. Pricing is fair for the quality, and the atmosphere feels very much like downtown CHS. I still need to try the fried chicken on Monday nights. It is nice to see such a classy joint move into Belle Hall shopping center.

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Posted by brewengineer on March 25, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

I am not sure what the previous review is all about, but I am guessing there is a common trend from all the hating on top restaurants. My 3 experiences at Edmund's Oast have all been fantastic. I will go ahead and state that I don't own a single pair of "skinny jeans" or even loafers. I do have a lot of love for craft beer, creative food dishes, and especially charcuterie, which is exactly what the Oast aims for in clientele.
First, let's talk about the beer. Beer is the focus of this place, and it is unique in many different ways because of it. Edmund's Oast is not just a brew pub, but also an amazing beer bar. The brews on tap at this place will impress anyone who loves craft beer. And the selection isn't just focused on rare beers like Cantillon and JW Lees from Europe, but they also keep a nice supply of local beers on tap. I also like that they are sticking to unique beers for the house production brewery, as this doesn't step on any toes in the local brewery scene. If beer isn't your thing, the mixed drinks are pretty tasty as well. I am hooked on the Red Wedding, as bourbon is my go-to outside of beer.
The food... well, that is almost better than the beer. Chef Andy is creating some wonderful cured meats, which is an art much like brewing. At this point, I have tasted almost every item on the menu. The highlights, other than charcuterie, are dishes like the pumpkin custard, lamb meatballs, burgers, and porridge. I even enjoyed the hearts and gizzards dish, which was a first. The very first time we visited, I thought the porridge was a bit too salty, but that was quickly fine tuned to a more balanced salinity. Some of the dishes may be a bit small, but they are "small plates" after all. I still felt full after sharing a few with my table.
Finally, I think it is worth noting that the ambiance is very relaxing in EO. The wait staff is always attentive, and the restaurant always feels very clean. The decorating was all done with taste, and even the bathrooms felt high end. I have been to this place dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, and I have been there with a button up collar shirt. Either way, I never felt out of place. I hope the Oast keeps the energy going that they have shown in their short time in the Charleston restaurant/beer scene. I know that I will always be recommending this place to any new visitors.

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Posted by brewengineer on March 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “The Granary

Downtown Charleston finally Eats in Mount Pleasant!!
Terrific dining experience with comfortable service and stunning food. Long have we needed a place on this side of the bridge to be proud of!

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Posted by seastararts on February 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Sweeney's

We came into to Sweeney's restaurant tonight for the first time and had the BEST service and the food was AMAZING! All four people in our party cleaned our plates completely with no left overs (which is never the case). The atmosphere was very cozy, CLEAN, and friendly. I already plan on going back later this week!

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Posted by Alison Lazarus on January 19, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Graze

I've only been to Graze for happy hour. The bar food and drink menu is great. I recommend.

Posted by TheKuhn on December 11, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Sweeney's

I am a fourth generation Johns Island native and in no way am I a debutante. The food is spectacular, the staff is well taken care of, and the ingredients are chosen with the utmost care. If you want a negligent underpaid disgruntle jerk ,that hates his job slopping your burgers together, then go do that. Sweeney's takes care top to bottom. The lowcountry lacks service and pride in the food industry. I am relieved to see our little island taking pride in food. $11 a burger with a fabulous side made by hands of people who have a passion for food and can afford to eat there as well; hell of a deal!!

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Posted by AnnaC. on October 12, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Sweeney's

Had a great steak dinner. The wait staff and owner very friendly. Would recommend to friends. Not a once a week eatery. Eat there for special
dinners.
Try Southern General at the end of shopping strip for good burgers, sandwiches and beer. Also great people.

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Posted by lil' dave on October 11, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Sweeney's

I've eaten at Sweeney's numerous times and that burger is SO good. My server told me they specially fly in 40% butter brioche buns from New York and that the burger is a half pound. It's also served with soup, salad or fries. I couldn't even finish my plate with the amount of food they gave to me. I've found most places charge a LOT more for a burger that good, including a side. It's kinda silly for there to be so many negative comments on a burger this good for $11. I suggest everyone go and try it, it's one of the best I've ever had.

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Posted by Foodlover8 on October 4, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Heart Woodfire Kitchen

I am now re-reviewing Heart after returning since I heard they made some front of the house changes. I was pleasantly surprised to find AWESOME service this time around. I have never had bad food at Heart (always delicious but just painful service coming from a former food and bever), so I had to stop going after repeated bad service. It seems this issue has been resolved and we had a very nice server for Saturday brunch, I believe Duncan was his name. Congrats to Heart and thanks for giving me a place to eat on JI thats reasonably priced and has good, quality food!

Posted by LowcountryLady on July 14, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Cypress Lowcountry Grille

I would disregard any review written during restaurant week... kind of a given there.
Cypress is excellent. Been going there since they opened and it is always a favorite, even when new and great places open.

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Posted by Claire OB on May 9, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Re: “The Grocery

Excellent experience at Grocery! both small and large parties!

1 of 4 people like this.
Posted by lmwilso on April 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Stars Restaurant Rooftop and Grill Room

Great food, diverse menu. Really great prices as well - beautiful rooftop bar.

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Posted by Claire OB on April 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Re: “The Lot

Best service I have had yet in Charleston. Great food. Reasonable prices considering the quality. I would change the decor that may still be hanging about from its Cuban predecessor; it doesn't fit in with the simple elegance of the food and the table settings.

Posted by Bridget Fountain on April 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Angel Oak Restaurant

We went to Angel Oak to use a Groupon we had purchased in the fall. We couldn't have been more pleased with everything. The decor is really cute. I loved the mismatched napkins and chairs. Our waiter, Dwayne, was one of the best servers I've encountered (and my husband I eat out often). He was very friendly, told us about the couple who owned the restaurant, checked on us multiple times to make sure we had everything we needed. He definitely put our experience over the top. As for the food, it was fantastic. We had the brie en croute, which was just enough food for us to share as a starter. It didn't feel heavy, like cheese can sometimes, and it came with grapes and strawberries, which were a good balance to the cheese/bread. For entrees, we had the salmon and the steak au poivre. I really liked the presentation of all of the food, but the fries in a little brown bag was just perfect! It prevented them from getting soggy from the sauce on the steak. Both entrees were delicious, and the serving size was just right. Not miniscule, like some fancier restaurants, but not oversized either. I think the brussel sprouts that came with the salmon were my favorite part of the meal. They were caramelized with brown sugar and lardons. Yum! It was also nice that we just happened to go on 1/2 price wine night, where they offer 1/2 price on wines by the bottle, but also the glass! It was a perfect weeknight date night! We will defintely be back!

Posted by Colleen on March 14, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Heart Woodfire Kitchen

Heart is an amazing addition to JI! The food and drinks are incredible! Service is on par with a fine dining experience, everything is made to order...not cookie cutter!! Get the word out so HEART continues to stay on JI! We love it!!

Posted by Deborah Porter on March 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Two Boroughs Larder

Noodle Bowl!!!

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Posted by broberts on February 27, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Re: “The Grocery

I've eaten here about 5 times and have had excellent service and food each time. Last time I had a confit of pork shoulder. I think it was likely the best pork dish I've ever tasted. It's a destination dish. If you ever see it on the menu, run don't walk.

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Posted by willywoody on February 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Re: “The Macintosh

I love Macintosh for Sunday brunch and for dinner. I am always pleasantly surprised with my dishes and great service.

I hear what others are saying about it being loud and dim. I haven't had a problem reading the menu, and enjoy the active atmosphere. Romantic its not, so if that is what you are looking for, I'd try some where else. But if you are looking for an energetic scene and some seriously good food, this is a great choice.

Favorites include:
Poutine
Pork Belly
Gnudi (drool)
Tilefish - YUM!

Posted by Q on February 13, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Re: “The Grocery

Wow, wow, wow! I was initially intimidated by the set up of the Grocery's menu, but a friend had been raving about it, so we broke down and went for restaurant week. So glad we did! After reviewing the menu options, we opted to order off the regular menu. The clam appetizer with merguez sausage is an excellent combination of flavors. The bacon wrapped duck breast combined two of my favorite things flawlessly, without seeming fatty. My only complaint is that there wasn't more butternut squash! For dessert, the Banana Pudding Parfait was a perfectly elevated rendition of a southern classic. The Churros, which the server mentioned was the signature dessert, were awesome, and big enough to share. Not only was the food outstanding, but the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back!

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Posted by frannybnanny on January 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Stars Restaurant Rooftop and Grill Room

I love getting a delicious grilled steak and oysters bulls bay!

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Posted by Jessica Roberts on December 29, 2012 at 1:46 AM
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