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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Fusion + Eclectic: 4 Stars

Re: “Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

My go to brunch location! There are a number of great options for brunch, great sides, great drinks. Always dependable. The service some times isn't fantastic, which is the only thing that keeps me from giving 5-stars. I would always recommend Crave, especially for brunch.

Posted by AlexEatsKittens on October 11, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Cork Neighborhood Bistro

Food was good, but not anything super special. Reasonbly priced for what is offered. Excellent wine options. Staff very knowledgeable about wine menu.

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Posted by Mary Kathryn Gurganious on August 7, 2012 at 3:58 AM

Re: “Eurasia Café and Wine Bar

My wife and I ate here this week for the first time, and were very pleased overall with the experience and the food. Andy Fallen is certainly no stranger to winning restaurant concepts in Charleston, and this mini-chain has done a great job with their strip mall renovation, creating a clean, modern space with a bar and tall tables as you enter transitioning into the seated dining area with a raised ceiling.

The menu is extensive, with a nice selection of apps, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. There are many influences and fusions, as the restaurant's name would suggest. We sampled the Sweet Onion soup, the tempura shrimp, and a raw oyster special for appetizers. The soup was a very good execution and tweak of a standard, with the sweet onions giving the soup a lighter taste than many. The tempura shrimp had wonderful flavor, accompanied by a complementary Asian slaw. The tempura coating did get a bit rubbery, though. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the oysters, as well. For entrees, she had North African leg of lamb, and I kept it simple with the beef tenderloin. Her lamb was delicious, redolent with the regional spices I haven't had since the tagines at the departed Le Club Fez. A kalamata olive risotto was a perfect accompaniment. My filet was very tender and well prepared, except for just missing on the temperature (medium instead of medium rare). It is served with an excellent blue cheese bearnaise sauce, along with some tasty garlic and bacon mashed potatoes and asparagus. The dessert menu had many enticing options, but we settled on a peanut butter s'more "bomb". This was like a delicious amalgam of a Reese's cup, a mallomar, and a moon pie. Great stuff. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive.

We had a wonderful time, and we welcome another upscale dining option in Mount Pleasant. We will return and would recommend.

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Posted by lawdog on March 30, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Red Drum

Red Drum has traditionally been more of a scene than a restaurant. Recently, however, they have changed course and now offer some of the best food, if not in Charleston, at least in Mt. Pleasant, and at a reasonable price. It's important to note this change, because if you've been before, you owe it to yourself to try it again.

Old Red Drum: Whose Porsche is parked out front? Food is ok. Atmosphere a little stuffy. Check seems very expensive. No, seriously, that's a nice Porsche.

New Red Drum: The economy gets blamed for messing up a lot of good things. There are a few restaurants in town, however, that have had to really improve their quality to stay relevant now that their real estate agent clientele have left and they're having to cater to people with discerning tastes. Red Drum is a prime example of this (also Cypress). When it came time to sink or swim, they learned backstroke.

It is possible to get a great dinner here, both on the cheap or going all out. The pork tacos are bargain priced but pack a real punch of flavor. The fried local shrimp are similarly priced, and are done right. Give me those two on a plate with one of their mojitos or margaritas, and I'm happy and only out 20 bucks.

For the finer dining side, the pork chop is one of the best in town. It's better prepared than Brett McKee's 17 North chop, although it lacks 17 North's delicious smoke. I'll call it a tie, and for anyone that knows to pick a good pork chop over an OK steak, you need to try Red Drum's. Speaking of steak, the hanger with frites is a great example of meat and potatoes at its finest. The scallops are also a solid choice and well prepared. The wine list is good and, while not cheap, reasonably priced.

Even if it's only to try the pork chop, it's worth another visit to see how a bad economy can make a good restaurant.

Posted by K and B on March 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Eurasia Café and Wine Bar

Went for the 1st time last weekend. There were 4 of us and everyone was pretty happy.
The fried oysters appetizer was just "ok" from one dinner companion. Nothing special about it.
The beef tenderloin carpaccio was good but not as good as the one at Ole Post House.
The Edamame was "edamame" but the lemon was a nice touch.
Two thumbs up on the Grilled Romaine Caesar Wedge. Damn good salad and the croutons were dynamite! Yes, croutons!
Two thumbs up on the Granny Smith Apple, Warm Brie & Prosciutto Salad.
Another person had the Grilled Steak & Cheese On Toasted Ciabatta and he said it was good.
Two thumbs up on the Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels with Pernod and the Chinese Vegetable Spring Rolls.
The biggest problem we had at Eurasia was the "loud factor". Granted it was a Saturday night but O_M_G it was LOUD.
We will all definitely return, just not on the weekend.
Eurasia is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood.

Posted by Little Nell on February 8, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Eurasia Café and Wine Bar

My husband and I have been to Eurasia several times since its opening. The happy hour is fantastic: $3 glasses of good house wine and half off appetizers at the bar. The spring rolls were solid - obviously freshly rolled, stuffed with chinese veggies and served with two spicy dipping sauces. I thought the tuna-tartini was wonderful - the tuna two ways was cold and refreshing and the seaweed salad was crisp and briny. The ginger rice was perfectly seasoned. My husband didn't care for it as much as I did - oh well - more for me :)

On a second occasion we found the hot and sour soup to be tasty, with plenty of tofu and chicken served with a side of crisp wonton chips. The beef carpaccio was very good and the truffled egg salad on the side had amazing flavor. Unfortunately, the bouillabaisse was a bit lacking. It consisted of a few clams and large mussels, a few large shrimp and a couple of tiny pieces of lobster (so small they should not be listed as an ingredient). A piece of the pan fried "catch of the day" was served on top and did not mesh well with the dish. The sauteed shrimp and smoked gouda cake was the most delicious meal we have had there. The shrimp are large and cooked perfectly, and the grit cake was decadent. Other highlights of our meals include delicious homemade coconut gelato and the excellent/friendly servers and bartenders.

We look forward to returning to try some of the sandwiches - our friends are raving about them. We have heard that the burger is in the running for the best in town. I sure hope so!

Posted by isidella on December 29, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Red Drum

flat out amazing meal. first of all, olives stuffed with blue cheese in the martini's, that's an A+ right off the bat. The beer selection was stellar (even though i stuck with the martini's). For dinner I had the cedar plank mahi-mahi over local vegetables with 2 butter poached shrimp and a pesto sauce (special). The pesto was not overpowering at all, that was my one concern. Highly recommend this place anytime for any occasion!

Posted by joshl725 on April 12, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Cork Neighborhood Bistro

Well, the beer and wine are now flowing. I went in last week for lunch and got the pastrami sandwich special. It was done wonderfully on crispy, buttery, toasty bread. The guy at the table next to me got the turkey, havarti, bacon...that is definitely what I am getting next time. My girlfriend got the greek salad; huge, delicious, fresh. Cork seems to be a great spot!

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Posted by joshl725 on March 4, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Re: “The Mustard Seed

Hands down one of the best restaurants in all of Charleston area! Great food, great service, great price, it's simply GREAT!! I would give it 5 stars but I want them to keep up the great work!!

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Posted by I Like Food! on March 2, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Cork Neighborhood Bistro

The most delicious lunch I've had in years. Odd that they are called cork, but do not serve wine, but the chef has created a fresh menu that exceeded my expectations!

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Posted by halfsheli on February 8, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Re: “The Mustard Seed

Bravo for vegetarian-friendly relaxed dining experience. Good food, nice choices on menu.

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Posted by blue jean on December 6, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Atlanticville Restaurant

Great spot. The atmosphere warm and casual, but still very elegant. The entrees were delicious (even if a tad more expensive than they should have been). I had the filet and it was cooked to perfection (a tad on the rare side of medium rare for me). Apps were killer.

Posted by Ford84 on August 17, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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