I think the best pizza around is La Pizzeria in Mt Pleasant, but if I'm desperate I don't consider Andolini's to be as terrible as some make it out to be. I've never had GREAT pizza in the south but look at what this place is up against-- Papa Johns, Dominos, etc... Relatively speaking, it's not THAT bad.
I love all of the "I-lived-in-New-York-for-a-few-years-so-I'm-an-authority" comments on this site. A lot of people have-- just because you did doesn't you automatically have good taste.
@ Jaxx-- It's Bleecker Street. With a "c." Do you pronounce Houston St. as "Hewston St." too?
This was OK because the food was bland. The tomato pesto soup tasted like crushed tomatoes, with very little flavor, yet still fresh. The risotto was not true to it's Italian roots, just tasted like firm rice with cream sauce and a few chopped veggies. I will say that the scallops were cooked just right, but the remainder of the dish was bland. On a good note, the atmosphere was nice and they had a great little trio playing.
Being the green and conservationist person that I am, I cannot support this restaurant. Everything is disposable. And for somewhere that charges an obscene amount for their food, I think that they can afford the water to wash dishes.
The setting otherwise is very pleasant, and I do like the fact that the food is local. That being said, it's definitely not the best in town. If you want delicious seafood with the sustainability and atmosphere, I suggest somewhere else. If all you want is tradition--go here.
OK, I know I'm going against the grain here because Sean Brock is so well-regarded, but I found Husk to be a challenge. The menu is heavy on pork, and if you like pork in its many forms you'll do fine. But I went with a friend and her husband and she doesn't eat pork so she was restricted to only one dish on the menu - a fish dish that was beautifully prepared and very tasty.
We were seated upstairs in an absolutely beautiful room. However, because the kitchen is downstairs, the wait staff has to carry your food up the main stairs with guests coming up (and back down) to be seated. It slows the service a little.
Also, the only bar in the restaurant itself is a service bar, so if you want anything other than the 4 types of vodka available at the service bar (which my friend's husband wanted), you have to wait till the server gets it from the full bar located in a separate building next door. It's a little strange...
On the bright side, if you are looking for a cool sports bar without having to go to far, then this is a great place to go. They have many tvs set up inside and out. As far as anything else goes, the food is terrible...they must rely on liquor and beer sales to stay open. Some of the staff and very friendly and like to have fun, but others are just kind of stupid and are only there to try and make a buck. If you are able to be there on a day when the owners are not drunk, then they are pretty nice guys and will do anything for their patrons, unfortunately, they are drunk about 90% of the time they are there. I will still go to have some drinks and watch some games, but I do not go there because I like DIG.
I would love to give Cork 5 stars for their food. However, due to the poor service I have to give them 3. Every time we have eaten there for lunch the service has been terrible. The servers are very friendly when they actually serve you. I know that restaurants can sometimes be short-handed, but 3 out of 3 times for lunch the service has been ridiculously slow. I really want to love Cork because their food is outstanding. I just wish that they would get it together as far as the service goes...
Sake House by Tanger:
3 out of 5 stars.
Rice was good.
Steak was very good.
Ginger sauce was good.
Chef was good with interaction and did well.
Cost – I would guess this is about 5 – 6 dollars more pricey than average.
Service was below average. Only got one refill and our bill had to be split afterwards from the group we were with.
Portions were smaller than average place. I normally do not eat all of my meal but I finished this one. I normally don’t eat half… yet I finished.
Vegetables were not as good as they should have been.
The food was well prepared and was tasty. The soup was your average onion soup that tastes about the same anywhere you go. The salad was fresh tasting and not overpowered by the ginger dressing put on there. For the sauces there were two, the seafood “white” sauce and the ginger sauce. The ginger sauce was above average, but the white sauce tastes like everywhere else.
For the main entrees I got a hibachi salmon and my wife got the shrimp. Others at the table got filet minion and chicken. The chef came out and was friendly and interacted well. We had a good time with him and joked around. The rice was good and it was finished quickly. It had eggs in it, some places do this and other don’t. I think the rice was slightly above average but there was not as much of it. The shrimp appetizer was very tasty and was also done quickly. For the vegetables they were actually one of the last things we received and this is unusual for most hibachi style places. I felt the vegetables were below average and they didn’t seem to be done well. As for the salmon and the steak it was also good. The salmon was average, but the filet was above average and very tender.
The cost for myself and wife was over $40 with no alcohol.
Overall, I would say Caliente is mediocre. The food is good, but I would not say outstanding. On the 2 occasions that we visited, the parking lot was full, but only about 1/2 the restaurant was filled. There were way too many people working (or not working--I guess waiting for customers). The prices for food are reasonable, but the drinks are way overpriced. The Margarita was good, but too small for $8, especially since it's made with wine. Caliente will have to work very hard to make the location work. The chef seems to be very nice and open to suggestions. I would recommend lowering the prices, offering affordable drinks and a few outstanding signature dishes and Caliente will be a hit!!
How can rue de jean be so good and coast consistently mediocre??? Great place for drinks, but I've never had an entree I really liked here.
The hotel room was spacious, air worked great. The biggest downfall was no free internet and a fire alarm at 2:45am. We had to evacuate. It went off another 2 times. Made for a long night. I would have liked an indoor pool too. But was happy with the location. The parking lot had been expanded, which was good.
We had the early bird dinner and was satisfied. However it was not gourmet. If you are wanting an average meal, but good come here. The atmosphere was great for kids.
Great chicken wings.. The beer is cold... The ribs are delicious..
Went this weekend to Guy's. Was seated shortly after arrival. Very nice, attentive waiter, young and inexperienced, but very helpful. After waiting an hour for dinner, the food arrived and was excellent. Extremely large portions of crab legs and all the seafood was very fresh. The pricing needs to be adjusted if they expect long term commitment from the Mt Pleasant community.
We will be back for another chance - but they really need to iron out these issues.
We stopped in Saturday night for dinner and a few drinks. I agree the drinks were pricey, even for the high quality choices. I had the pork slap and it was very good as was the interesting pickle slaw that I had with it. The duck pot pie was good, but tasted more of mushroom than duck. It was a pleasant experience overall, but not what I would call outstanding.
Three stars is a kind rating. We were told this place was the best in Summerville. Well, if this is the best, I will cook every meal for as long as we live here. I give them three stars b/c they tried, I hope, to make it a nice restaurant. Frankly, the food just really isn't that great. Where we are from, eating is an event. This restaurant might make it a year back home.
Great pizza. Amazing ingredients. Pistachio Pesto the best for sure (add arugula and sausage). The chocolates and candy bars from Sweeteeth are to die for. I wouldn't waste my time or money on the appetizers. Soup is nice though. My biggest complaint about EVO is in the beverage department.
First off, there is not a single beer less than $5. The beer selection is great, but who can afford to have more than one. Many of the beers are worth the price (Ommegang, Dogfish head), but many are not. Allagash White and Brooklyn Lager (while delicious) should not cost $5. And don't get me started on New Belgium. No way in hell will I pay $5 for anything they brew. Last beverage complaint would be that they do not serve coffee!?? If you have wonderful chocolates the least you could offer is coffee. Coffee drinks are the easiest way to make a profit on a non-alcoholic beverage.
I think EVO is a great restaurant that would benefit from a fresh look at pricing.
Good flatbreads and burgers. Brunch is another issue. They have great food but cannot pour a mimosa for anything (we asked for better pours on three separate occasions and they just can't get it right.) It is all OJ with a splash of cheap Cook's "champagne." For us, brunch is about the mimosas, so we will go elsewhere until they get it right.
blinding fluorescent lighting, average service, odd breakfast menu with no fresh fruit or typical fare. average food
I have only been there once during the day time and that was ages ago so I can't really comment on the dining experience. At night it is a different experience anyway. There is usually a pretty good crowd there and the music is as good as anywhere else that has a DJ (for the most part). The drinks are fairly priced but the bartenders can be a bit slow (may not be enough to cover the usual crowd). Everyone is nice and there isn't a bug chance of drama. All around a good place except for one thing. On the weekends they charge a cover. Most times you just show your id, go in and buy your drinks at the bar. On the weekends they want you to pay a $2 or $3 cover but they can't tell you why. There is no event or band going on, they just want to squeeze you for some extra bucks. I understand charging a cover for minors (the only way you are getting money out of that demographic) but this is 21+ bar, why should you have pay to go pay for drinks when there isn't a event the cover is for?
It's nice to have a place like 17 North way out yonder for those of us in MP looking for a good meal, after a long day, without having to drive too far. The food is good and the menu is interesting. Love the fact that they are growing their produce on property. Happen to agree about things like the utensils and tiny wine glasses. The prices certainly merit a bit better quality. Overall, food is good and service has been friendly. The outside patio with the fire pit is most inviting, especially unique touch is the marshmellows they provide for roasting!
I usually make a reservation and have not had to wait long for my table, but after reading the former hostess' comments, I'm so glad she's not working there anymore. Makes me think twice about the next time I go, what is the rest of the staff thinking? Do they share the same loathing for the patrons that this person obviously does? Hope Brett has something to add to make me feel comfortable about returning to 17 North because honestly that was quite a turnoff.
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