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Re: “Bushido

I've eaten at Bushido many times and enjoyed it- i wouldn't say it's anything outstanding but I live quite close and appreciate knowing I can rely on them for consistently good sushi if I get a craving or can't bring myself to cook dinner after work!
For the city paper folks: the link info provided with this write up is incorrect. I just located their actual site, bushidojapaneserestaurant.com.

Posted by whoifnoti on August 18, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I live in Charleston, I went there for Gospel Sunday Brunch with a group of friends and I love it! I plan to go back for the Sunday Brunch. I'd Shake Billy Hall's hand anytime.

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Posted by Mark Starnes on July 26, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Georgean's Caribbean Soul

I finally made it to Georgean's without the sweltering weather hindering my appetite. The hosts are great and make you feel like long lost patrons. I was, for the most part, very pleased with my jerk chicken, cauliflower mash, and mac & cheese. I was hoping that the jerk had more Caribbean heat and spice, but the chicken was very, very, tender. My portion of mac & cheese was a little on the slim side but since it was late afternoon they may have been running low. Maybe I should ask to bump up the heat/spice on my next visit. All in all, go and support this tiny gem with the hopes that they can move to bigger digs equipped with air conditioning and tables.

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Posted by Bob Whire on July 25, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

I've been there several times. Speaking focused on the food, beverage, decor and service while ignoring the prices, I had a great experience each time. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. But my one reservation is the price point. The small plates have almost always been tasty, but $11-$14 for really small plates, or $12 for the same beer that other establishments of good quality charge $6-$8, that does annoy me. I know EO doesn't need my business, but I would go more often if prices were tuned down a bit for middle class folks.

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Posted by Dr. Giggles on July 14, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

Went here for the first time last week after hearing about it and was pleased with the experience. Apps and entree's were a hit. Will be back!

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Posted by JDChas on July 13, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Charlie Brown Seafood

So glad the prices come down on the garlic crabs now that they're in abundance.....also have fresh local shrimp and they are good...nothing like fresh seafood from our coast....the garlic crabs can be messy but are great and enjoyed them very much....

Posted by Denise Caswell on July 10, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Locklear's Beach City Grill

We were visiting Charleston so I took my boyfriend there for Father's Day. I'm from Charleston and it is one of my favorite spot. It was his first time there but he enjoyed everything. We both had the seafood platter and YES the scallops were the best. We look forward to visiting again soon with other family and friends.

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Posted by Theresa Snow Gadsden on June 16, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Raul's Maya del Sol

The price point on food and the quantities are pretty good. The lunch specials are priced really well. And yes, I like the fresh and made to order aspect of the food. Absolute thumbs up on the guacamole. Plus when it is not too crazy, Raul himself will come out and socialize with the patrons. It's definitely not the food from the frozen aisle of the store junk like La Ha or Los Arcos. The only critique I may have is at times the servers don't seem to be fully informed of all the items on the menu, i.e. ask a question and they might be able to answer, but more often than not it has been "let me go ask".

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Posted by Dr. Giggles on April 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Sermet's Downtown

We love to eat lunch at Sermets, and for some reason it has always been on a Sunday. We love their food but for some reason their bartenders are terrible. We always sit at the bar, perfect for people watching on King Street. The bartenders are very unfriendly. Never greet you, never give you a wine list without asking, and seem very slow on service of drinks. I fully understand that they are also servicing service bar, but if Sunday lunch is always busy, then maybe an extra bartender? Didn't even get a thank you this time. It's a shame as the food is fresh and great tasting, but service and surly bartenders can keep me away.

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Posted by eatingout on April 18, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Sesame Burgers & Beer

Great food, my favorite burger in town. And the beer dinners are fun and a great meal for cheap.

Ditto on jaxx's comment on front-of-house service, unfortunately. I'm a regular here and just deal with it and try to make it easy on them because the food is worth the hassle. Probably pretty hard to hold on to people in this location.

Bartenders are not great and there seems to be a revolving door at this position (not super uncommon in Chas). Once a female bartender actually left a full bar to come around and sit with her "bestie" who surprised her from out of town. She announced to the whole bar that she was sorry and explained the situation as if any of the thirsty customers really gave a shit. Yup, we missed our movie that night and almost didnt come back. I hope she revolves to another bar real soon.

The consistently great burgers and good beer selection outweigh the bad experiences I've had here so service won't deter me from going...I just learned not to go unless I had plenty of time and patience to enjoy.

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Posted by ChesterCopperPot on April 9, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

Ever since the opening of Cha Cha's, I only went here to party after-dark and have had mixed experiences, good and bad. It wasn't until last week that I decided to tag along to happy hour with some friends. I was blown away by the 1$ beef tacos and 1$ tecates. Seriously. Check it out.

Posted by TheKuhn on March 26, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

Small plates are yum. Space is gorg. I love skinny jeans but the previous review is really confusing. If my jeans made you dislike the restaurant I apologize?

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Posted by Claire OB on March 25, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Grimaldi's

Great Pizza, but the menu is a little limited. I wish there were a few more options for appetizers and salads, but otherwise great pizza, and great atmosphere!

Posted by Elisabeth Di Nino on March 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Sesame Burgers & Beer

I have gone here on multiple occasions (Citadel Mall) and usually order the burger special for that day. Ingrediants are very good and the offerings are creative. The fries and homemade sauces are good as well. One of the best places for a burger in the Charleston area.

Posted by JDChas on February 26, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Slightly North of Broad

I only gave them 4 stars because they took their delicious pad thai off the lunch menu.

It was wonderful.

Posted by Anthony Placebo on February 11, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Re: “DeSano Pizza Bakery

Finally made it over to DeSano's last night. I will start off by saying it was the best pizza we have had in quite awhile. My husband, son, and I shared the Diavolo and San Gennaro. Both were excellent. Those little calabrian peppers are fantastic. We could not stop eating them. I hope there is a place in town where I can buy some.

The woman working at the front counter was very friendly and funny. That being said, I do agree with the other comments on the strange layout. The drink options are strange. No wines by the glass or tap beer. Maybe something with their type of license? They had a pitcher of water in the dining room, but only one and it got empty quick and they kept having to fill it up. How about a couple of pitchers and maybe even leave some at the tables? I don't like the no plate thing and the flimsy, useless plastic utensils. Sorry, call me an amateur but I like to eat pizza with a knife and fork.

All in all, a good experience. It was definitely on the expensive side so if you are looking to feed your family for not too much money, then maybe save this place for another time. I would definitely bring my own wine next time. That seems to be the best way to go and balance out the higher priced pies.

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Posted by Zip's Girl on February 6, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Prohibition

I have not had the pleasure of dining there yet, but will tell you that each of the six or so times I have been, I have been able to hear my friends talking, which is uncommon in most of the bars on upper King Street. Sitting back Saturday night and watching a good looking defense end looking Charleston boy show off his shag moves to his girl was just wonderful. You could tell, his mother taught him well. Other your me tried to free style to "Carolina Girl", which just did not cut it with their ladies or the crowd. Girls gathered and swayed, waiting for a guy to come and ask them to shag. They were pretty and the guys just did not get it. That was sad. However, the other fellow stole the floor and he knew it.

Being able to see the jazz guys that used to play at Mistral from afar is awesome and I would never think that I would have seen that in a bar on Upper King Street. Even DJ Matt Todd was setting up as I was leaving, who could often be heard at LIGHT, Peter Evans' place down the street (of Stella Nova fame..) He will nail what the crown and the bar wants - and keeping it on the low key and not loud side will continue to be a pay off for this place.

Finally, NICE ladies at the entrance to meet you, greet you, and help you get a table and identify if you want food service or just drinks. Nice to have someone paying attention to you in a lovely way at the door - the way that it should be.

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Posted by Mitchell Crosby on February 5, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

I like the biergarten's relaxed atmosphere. If the inside gets too crowded or loud my friends and I usually go outside to play a round or two of corn hole with liters of beer in hand. The food is pretty good and I like the selection of beer they have. I have to say out of all the bars in Charleston biergarten probably has the best outside section since they have plenty of space to hang out.

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Posted by FlyEaglesFly on February 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Lee Lee's Hot Kitchen

Ate lunch at Lee Lee's Hot Kitchen. I had the veggie fried rice and an order of spicy dumplings. Both were excellent. The fried rice was full of fresh vegetables and the dumplings were cooked to perfection floating in a nice sauce. They could use more spicy condiments. I'll definitely be back.

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Posted by TheKuhn on January 31, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Blossom

Restaurant Week has won again! We went to Blossom Sunday night for the special menu and, in addition, tried the gnocchi. The food was delicious and our service was excellent. Thanks Rick, and Blossom for a wonderful dining experience!

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Posted by danadominata on January 13, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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