Have been several times over this past summer and always leave in a joyous mood. The wine list is fantastic as is the wait staff's knowledge of the wines, the alluring Italian ambiance is always apparent whether inside or in the courtyard, and the food is terrific, adding up to a lovely experience that myself and numerous friends of mine thoroughly enjoy. Also, the Mushroom ravioli is out of this world.
Great place in Summerville. Lot's of friendly locals, great staff. The owner is usually there most of the time for a friendly chat. They have local bands every Friday, and on Saturday's the Karaoke get's rockin' around 9:30. The Karaoke has a very wide variety of music to sleect from and most of the time, if the KJ does not have a song, he will try to find it and get it within minutes. He plays great musical selections to fill in the time between singers if needed.
I'm pretty sure i could eat that 3lb burger... This place is great! Suprisingly every time i have come it's pretty slow (capacity wise, not service), saturday afternoons and such. But the food is always great and the beer selection even better.
I don't know what "spitfire" is talking about. I've been in a few times on trivia night, was there tonight actually, and I've never had bad service or food. Perhaps your attitude is what brings on the bad service?
I love Foster's! The turkey burger there rocks!
More power to you, Craig.
I've got to say "word up" to word too -- That review just doesn't add up.
I know Craig, admittedly not well, but well enough to know that he's a honest guy and certainly wouldn't fabricate a detailed story like that for the sake of the user review section of this website. Sounds like spitfire is some hybrid of a constant complainer & a leech, and any establishment is better off without either of them.
it's been awhile since i reviewed this place but was so impressed with today's lunch that i figured i would give them another great review. I went alone today and had a very nice experience. ordered the prosciutto sandwich with mozzarella, basil and tomato. The prosciutto was sliced nice and thin and melted in your mouth, the mozzarella was so soft and fresh, and the tomatoes delicious. the sub roll was slightly toasted and warm, giving the bread a slight crunch. All drizzled with EVOO. Just a great lunch. Thanks again!
finally made it to Laura Albert's for lunch. Food was awesome! I got the seared tuna sandwich. nice, thick cut of tuna, seared wonderfully, piled high with fresh tomato. side of asian slaw which i did feel was missing a little something but couldn't place it. also, this was a little expensive for a place i could come on the regular (good thing it was a work lunch), $13 for the sandwich, but def worth it!
Personally I have always had a great time here. Everyone is really chill, nice. Good drinks, awesome place out back.
I recently went into Aster Hall to look for a birthday present for my girlfriend, and I was pleasantly surprised with all they had to offer. Tons of jewelry, which is what I was looking for, but also artwork and accessories. I picked out a necklace with a hand-blown glass charm on it. She loved it. I will definitely be back!
I love this place. Food is great and the owner is so nice and just lovely! They also have free WiFi so its a nice place to drink some coffee or eat your lunch with your laptop. I ate there today and the food was delish!
Surprisingly fun place to host a private party and slurp down a few "Trash Cans." Place is low key, but in a weird location (across from old Vickery's that's now closed, boo hoo : ( Wish the pool table was full size, but still OK. Food is high quality fare, and close to CofC, but it's NOT a place to take a date. Definitely a local happy hour and Boston sports bar. Nice patio, except for the endless horse and buggies coming down Market Street. Reminds me of Abe's in Mt. Pleasant for some reason...
It is NOT crackerbarrel-ish. The resturaunt is based upon Guy Harvey's image, and that image sells well. It's common business sense to place the gift shop in front.
I do agree about the atmosphere, but the food is ACTUALLY quite good and you get a lot of it for your money. The fish tanks were beautiful- the kids loved them- and the giant boat was great. The bartenders were friendly and the retail people were knowlegdgable and helpful.
I'll be back. Especially if they get rid of that reggae music.
I gotta agree with everyone else...this place is money! i swear i would never have wandered in but i was brought by a couple of coworkers. Food definitely took a minute to get out but not painfully long. The boiled peanuts they bring to the table held me over till my entree came out. the tuna sandwich looked out of control good! Had a bite of the shrimp and sausage jumbalaya which was also great. I had the lamb gyro meat on a hot dog bun with a red chile relish, great special. I would definetly go back.
Personally, I love Oriental Garden. The fish is always very fresh and the rolls are massive. None of those puny rolls you'll have served to you at Tsunami or Wasabi (those places also always fill their rolls with excess cream cheese for some reason, but I digress). While the exterior of the building looks a bit neglected, the product served inside is always quality.
Service on the other hand...let's just say it's best to use the drive-through window.
If atmosphere is what you're looking for, there are plenty of great, high-end sushi places in Charleston. Trust me, I love O-Ku, Bambu and the like as much as I love Oriental Garden. It's a different kind of place, but it's great to be able to get quality sushi on a weeknight from a drive-thru.
Tasty, nicely flavoured food, no smoking, good service and nice and clean inside. I do wish the benches had cushions on them.
The chips are too greasy and the salsa is nothing special. Give me Zia's salsa please. But the dishes were delicious and I will be back.
I would like to see a special showing off the chef's talent so I have something to look forward to. I'm happy to pay a bit more for it !!
I've been there three times. Had the veggie burger, chicken sandwich, and chicken and waffles. Everything was pretty good. What I really loved were the red velvet cupcakes.
I went to a party catered by Joey at the restaurant this weekend. The food was not just a home run, but hit for the cycle. Short ribs, fried chicken, deep-fried ravioli, the fresh salad, collards, corn bread... everything. I even loved the decor. Note: this is even without having their famous beignets!
Were it not for the ridiculous rainstorm Sunday morning, I would have been there twice in 12 hours! If the food quality carries through to their core breakfast/lunch hours then they'll get another review at five stars!
I was hesitant at first to try this restaurant because of a bad review by a friend. I probably should not have listened to her (she also thinks Monza has the best pizza in town) because this place is seriously good. If you are a fan of Thai food and don't want to cry over the price tag at Basil up the street then Tasty Thai is the place for you. Lunch is a seriously good deal and you can dial up the heat as much as you want (I've been brave enough to go for the 4 out of 5 level of heat and believe me that will scorch your mouth). The place is huge so you never have to wait for a table and the service is great; I've never had a problem with any of the waitresses. I would recommend the Red Curry, it's my favorite. If you haven't yet, I would head down to Tasty Thai and grab a great lunch at a decent price.However, if you think you are something special and ask for the level 5 out of 5 heat be ready to eat your words: during eating and especially hours later.
Wow, I'm generally surprised by the reviews this place is getting. I hate a tourist trap just as much as the next guy, but Joseph's frankly is not in that category. Yes, tourists stroll into the place (probably the best decision they'll make while in Charleston), but if you're about the food you will put up with the slow-walking wide eyed yankee/Ohio morons. The two previous reviews were bad, and both went for some variation of breakfast (no, brunch is something only loved by south of Broaders and those attempting to emulate them and is not another dining time), so I'm guessing some good advice would be to not go for breakfast and/or do not get an omelette. I recently went for lunch and believe me it was crowded. My friend and I were promptly seated and this fast talking no BS waiter got our drinks immediately. I had a sandwich with some cheesy name with "Forest" in it. One of the best sandwiches I've had in Charleston and my friend boasted the same about his (something with cranberries I think). I definitely recommend this place and would gladly navigate the lines of ostentatious fat-cats to eat there again.
I like Santi's a lot. The Camarónes a la Diabla are very good. My only complaint would be that I prefer the salsa at La Hacienda.
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