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Re: “Phuong Restaurant

Yes!

Posted by Paul Cheney on May 16, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Re: “The Oyster Room

I live on Folly Beach, and as much as I enjoy the beach vibe and permanent vacation atmosphere, I always would find myself driving downtown for quality seafood. As soon as I ate at the Oyster Room shortly after its opening, I was ecstatic. Not only was the food fantastic, but I also was treated warmly in a casual but not too laid back atmosphere. I since have been back at least once a week, and have tried everything on the menu (I always start with the raw oysters and garlic clams). I like that they even have a steak and beef skewers, both of which are delicious, so there really is something for everyone. I work in the restaurant industry, and as a food lover I take my restaurant selections very seriously. This place will not disappoint.

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Posted by Atlantis0330 on May 9, 2013 at 1:11 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: “El Alteno

Amazing authentic Mexican food on the cheap.

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Posted by whitefethr on May 7, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Leaf Café and Bar

Leaf Restaurant catered my son's Rehearsal Dinner in April 2013 for 70 people including several small children who were allowed to order from the children's menu. I worked with Pierre Espossey to plan the event and unlike other venues in Charleston, Leaf & Pierre expressed interest in providing the atmosphere and menu that would make for a great kick off to my son's wedding weekend. Thanks and I recommend Leaf Restaurant to any event planner or person wanting quality service and food in a great atmosphere.

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Posted by Charlyne B. Raih on May 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Eclectic Chef

This is my favorite Summerville restaurant. I have never had anything bad there. The customer service is great as well. Great soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.

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Posted by lizmart on April 29, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Leaf Café and Bar

I agree with another reviewer about this being a great "go-to" place. If you have people in town or a group for lunch or dinner its a nice, inexpensive place to go. Plus they have great service. I was there this weekend (and I go a lot) and when my food came out, randomly the ham was missing from my ham bocadillo. I wasn't upset, I could tell it was an honest mistake and was happy to eat my truffle fries while they fixed it. The waitress took it off the bill without us even asking. And she removed our friend's beer b/c he didn't' care for it. Completely unnecessary, but appreciated. Those type of touches in service is what makes it such a go-to place for people in town.

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Posted by Q on April 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Re: “How Art Thou? Cafe

Cade Style was awesome! Blues, jazz, Motown, our feet were tappin' to the music while we joined in singing to old familiar songs. Great performance.

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Posted by David Berger on April 21, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Seppy's Hotdogs

Seppy's Hotdogs is a wonderful addition to Mt. Pleasant! You must try the Seppy dog. Delicious!

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Posted by Jennifer Bilbro on April 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Xiao Bao Biscuit

Thit Bo. Damn. I wanted to go into the alley out back to see if there was a Vietnamese lady squatting over a piece of charcoal with a grill basket in one hand and a fan keeping the coals hot in the other. These people are doing it right. The nuoc nam sauce was wonderfully fishy, citrusy, and spicy. You are supposed to just dip into it but I finished it off with a spoon.

BeerLao for $4. Yes, in Laos it is $.60, but you are not in Laos.

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Posted by Mr McFood on April 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Re: “The Grocery

Excellent experience at Grocery! both small and large parties!

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Posted by lmwilso on April 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

finally a replacement for Buffalo South, the place has a great elevated bar, Happy Hour is superb.... we keep going back you should too, Tecate & salsa, what ever you order on the menu is nutrition with a buzz, what more can you ask from a sports bar ?

1 of 4 people like this.
Posted by Larry Carter Center on April 15, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Re: “MEX 1

I've been four times now and I love the place. The food is fantastic and great beer selection. They have good service and nice atmosphere. I'm really impressed with the quality of the food. Between the people I've been with and myself we've tried a decent sampling of the full menu and I haven't been disappointed with anything.

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Posted by Agnes on April 10, 2013 at 6:53 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 Ordinary

We went in March and everything was absolutely spectacular. The swordfish was the best preparation of fish I've ever had. Went with my parents and a friend, and the bill was totally appropriate for what we ordered (plenty of food and drinks). It's not a place to shuck back 2 dozen oysters, it's a place to order a few very special items that are incredibly fresh and well prepared. I think the menu has gotten bigger since they first opened too... We'll definitely be back!

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Posted by Claire OB on April 10, 2013 at 12:17 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: “Amalfi's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

Amalfi's is like a hidden gem in Mt. Pleasant! It's in he back of the shopping center on longpoint. The owner is super friendly and his menu is actually authentic not a recreation. My family dined on a busy Monday night for kids night (kids ate free) and our service made us feel like we were in a five star restaurant! Brandon was really good. We will definately return!

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Posted by GaleA25 on April 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Pollo Loko Peruvian

Good every time we go. We live in Mount Pleasant and don't get down Dorchester that much, but we sometimes make the special trip.

While we like several menu items, I have to say my favorite is the tongue sandwich. Yes I know! "Tongue?!?" That's the typical American response anytime I suggest this menu item. I'm a "normal" American redneck and I can't get enough of the tongue sandwich at this place! Seriously!

Be adventurous and step outside your comfort zone every now and then.

Posted by JayL on April 10, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Blind Tiger

The Caprese Grilled Cheese is one of the best sandwiches in Charleston.

We're dealing in facts, here.

Posted by Pronghorn on April 9, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Bacco Italian Restaurant

Bacco is my go-to Italian restaurant in the Charleston area. I have been there many times and have never been disappointed by the food, drinks, or service. I tend to be very picky with Italian food, after living in Italy for a short time. Chef Michael is an expert at recreating and reinventing many of the traditional Italian dishes I love. I especially enjoy his ability to prepare perfect hand made pasta cooked Al dente, as it should be. His main courses are also quite amazing, and we look forward to creative specials like the seared lamb neck. While you are there, make sure you give the home made limoncello a try. I look forward to my next visit. Ciao!

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Posted by brewengineer on April 2, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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