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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs: 5 Stars

Re: “FIG

Our experience at FIG was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The mood is warm, the staff is inviting and knowledgeable, and the food is incredible. Our server, John, was very personable and really impressed me with his thoroughness and depth of knowledge of everything FIG. The first delight I experienced was their drink menu which featured some very creative cocktails. My focus immediately went to the 'build your own Manhattan' feature that allows you to custom design your perfect drink from a robust list of bourbons, vermouths, and bitters. Also very cool was the array of Negronis and other special proprietary cocktails offered.

Now onto the food...the focus here is on clearly on using locally sourced ingredients at their prime and treating them minimally to really honor the ingredient itself. Reading the menu, I immediately noticed that majority of selections begin with the actual source or location of the ingredients in the dish. We started out with the coddled Sea Island Farm egg and the chicken liver pate and pork ciccioli. So, I have never had a coddled egg and I really didn't know what to expect when we ordered it, but let me say this is an experience not to be missed. Our server brought out a tiny cast iron pot, removed the lid, and exposed a gently simmering sea of Parmesan cream, tiny croutons, and beech mushrooms. Diving into it, the egg yolk bursts and mixes with the broth to create a flavor that is absolutely sublime. The pate plate was perfect, the chicken liver and pork ciccioli were super smooth and flavorful and the pickled accompaniments and toasted brioche were just right.

For entrees we chose the ricotta gnocchi and suckling pig confit and were blown away by both. If you have never had ricotta-based gnocchi (as opposed to the more traditional and heavy potato-based) you have got to give it a try. Imagine plump clouds of sweet ricotta dumplings in a sea of deeply flavored lamb bolognese. Amazing. The suckling pig, sourced from nearby Caw Caw Creek Farms, is slowly confited and then the meltingly tender meat assembled rounded up and gently seared. Served with roasted beets and greens in a sea of pork jus this dish had everything.

Of the many higher end restaurants we have been to in Charleston, FIG sits right there at the top. What really differentiated this restaurant from some of the other top notch establishments was its lack of pretentiousness while still maintaining the experience. The food and service were perfect and we felt comfortable and welcome being there.

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Posted by aaronrichard on August 15, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Rehab Bar & Grill

Nice dance floor and great bartenders!!! They have a bartender that should be in Vegas! He flips bottles and blows fire! Definately the most entertaining around here! They also have great steak specials on wednsdays.

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Posted by steve madden on August 9, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The Break Room

We love the Break Room and everyone there! They have the best food! (Thank you, Nate!) Tony is the best bartender ever...we met "Bartender Bobby" the other night and he did a great job. Bobby is a very nice person! Good prices. The regulars there are the nicest people you would ever want to meet...Jan, Pete, Steve, Jerry, Missy, Jake, and of course...Willie :) just to name a few of the many. Great, very friendly, welcoming crowd. The Break Room is upscale without being snooty. We found the Break Room quite a while ago and we have become "Vacation Regulars"! Made good friends and we look forward to go there each time. We always feel welcomed by all! ~ Terry and Barbara Bozon, Raleigh, NC~

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Posted by Barbara Yonkin Bozon on July 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Wolf Track Inn

Always liked the Wolf Track but since I quit smoking, can't do it anymore.

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Posted by shardo1955 on July 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Wolf Track Inn

Was a truly fun evening when the Wiggins Brothers played about a month ago maybe late June or early July 2012. I hope the 'Track' will have them back soon.

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Posted by msdjyoung on July 26, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Re: “The Mezz

The Only Premier Jazz Bar in Town. This is a true experience!

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Posted by Blue35 on July 24, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Wings Neighborhood Bar & Grill

This Place has the best food

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Posted by Dino on July 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Pearlz

Pearlz is great for happy hour. The menu is very reasonably priced for the quality of food. They have a tuna tartar dish that is a stand out, and the shrimp are perfectly fried. The fish tacos are unremarkable. I'm not an oyster person, so I can't speak for those, but people seem to love them. In addition, the draft beer is always really cold, and the bar tenders and servers are friendly and efficient. I've never had a bad experience at this place.

Posted by eastoak on July 2, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Laura Alberts Tasteful Options

Close drive from airport. Friendly and outgoing staff knowledgeable on craft beer and wine. A quaint gourmet cracker-barrel (shop and eat: half wine/beer shop, half southern cafe)! Modest but stellar beer selection in back. Growler and bomber fills. I definitely will be back!

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Posted by SeanP on June 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Tristan

Hadn't been to Tristan's in a while, well over 5 years ago with a different chef and different style, and thought it was time to give it a try, again. Our meal was excellent and on par with the other top restaurants in town. We won't wait 5 years to go back, that's for certain.

Posted by willywoody on June 3, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Smokey's Place Sports Bar and Grill

I finally found a great place to have a good time. Smokey's Place is a great place to sit down and relax. I missed the lunch speacial but they have them Mon-Fri from 11-7 and always some thing different each day. So I had the philly cheese steak and OMG it was the best philly I had in my life! ( No B/S) IDK what they put in in but it works!!! I't now my spot after work, and Sun is my day cause of the Blues Jam. Momma Rulz!

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Posted by Joe Riley 1 on June 1, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

You will find a series of highly negative reviews at the beginning of the review section, I know the person that set this up and he made it his mission to try to reflect poorly on this great establishment, putting a multitude of negative reviews up in succession in the hope that you wont take the time to notice all of the great reviews that follow. He is the kind of customer you hope you never have in your restaurant. I have been with him several times when he orders food, nearly finishes his dinner, then sends it back, refusing to have something else served, or to pay his bill. This night in particular, the host made a point of checking with him to see if his food was OK, as he had sent it back, unpaid 3 times in succession, and they were on to his game. He got caught, and didn't like it. I finally quit going to dinner with him.

Our personal experience with Hall's is one of complete enjoyment of the food, the staff, and the over-all experience. Come join us for one of our City's best dinner establishments.

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Posted by DocLandis on May 29, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Diamonds North

There is nothing worse than a bitter fired employee. I work at a plant near there and go there after I get off. I have always been treated with courtesy and respect. The girls there are nice and nice to look at. They have a good variety and private dances are reasonable(they run a 2 for 1 every hour or so). There drink prices are competitive with ANY bar in Charleston (not just strip clubs).Before taking some bitter ex dancers word for it go check the place out yourself would be my suggestion.

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Posted by boeingguy51 on May 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Stiletto's

I always have a great time at this club, there is no other club in Charleston that can compete with it. The other ones have like 5 girls working but Jaguars always has 25-35 girls every time I come in, even for happy hour they have 10 girls which is 5 more then other clubs on Friday night!! Drinks are what you would expect your at a strip club so your gonna pay but they offer daily specials and if you stick with them your good.

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Posted by Brad Binko on May 18, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Juanita Greenberg's Nacho Royale

Juanita Greenbergs is a jewel on King St. Its got a sign out front that invites a dog friendly atmosphere. The staff enures that the restaurant is kept spotless and sanitary, and food is delivered promptly to your table in virtually no time. Its a place where you can let your kids run around out back and play hide and seek, while you enjoy your favorite margarita in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. The patio area smells of Carolina Jasmine, as it is growing on the walls around the outdoor seating. I would recommend that anyone and everyone come enjoy this place. Also every Wednesday night one of the best female vocalists in town performs free to anyone who will listen, So come out and see Jordan Igoe and Friends. It will change your life. If you dont like the atmosphere clearly stated on the chalkboard out front, then go to McDonald's...lookin at you, Beth.

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Posted by GuineaPirate on May 9, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Stono Breeze Waterfront Bar

Great place to enjoy a burger and a beer or mixed drink and watch the Stono River boat traffic. Good live music and nice cool breeze. Very friendly folks!

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Posted by Wadmalaw on May 7, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Lucy's Grill

The best restaurant on Seabrook Island. Lucy's has great food, great bar and a great waitstaff. The only negative I'd have with the place is it tends to get loud when it's busy.

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Posted by VeryLargeMike on April 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Stono Breeze Waterfront Bar

The Saturday afternoon Band ( 4 to 7) is very entertaining. The Crowd is energetic and engaging so it makes for a fun place to enjoy a few drinks!! Amanda and her crew provide good service in a very hectic environment. I highly recommend you give this place a try!!

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Posted by BOATSWAIN924 on April 24, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Bucca's Bar & Grill

They have a new Chef and now that the Owner is down to one the food is AMAZING and the service is excellent. The new Chef mixes it up with new and creative dishes and appetizers, and the portions are huge! Highly recommend the bacon wrapped scallops, the southwestern eggrolls, and the GATOR bites. Their friend clams are the best I have had since eating them in Maine. Highly recommend this restaurant and its food!

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Posted by CJA77 on April 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Re: “The Tin Roof

welcome to my neighborhood eastbound curb lane veers South along Magnolia from Ashley River Road which also ends here becoming Andrews Boulevard, no "saints" anywhere in my world... plenty of parking, follow your nose to many great food joints, music, dance & great neighbors many shops & only a few religious fanatics

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