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Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

Was really looking forward to this place for so long. I've been for lunch and an early afternoon beer, and it is tolerable then. The lunch food I thought was great and pretty affordable. Service at night, though, is pretty terrible (especially if you're a dude). Good luck getting a drink at the bar...and paying a little too much for it. I would just ignore the beer card thing if its not for you...

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Posted by nab3 on February 3, 2014 at 9:23 AM

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: “Coastal Crust

Coastal Crust did an amazing event at our house for the holidays! Their food is fantastic and the staff is exceptional. They made this event so easy by handling every last detail. Can't wait to do our next event with them!

Posted by TrishDig on January 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Lee Lee's Hot Kitchen

Amazing! Had dinner there Saturday night and all four in our party were blown away! We had the walnut shrimp, black bean chicken, General Tso's chicken, shrimp fried rice, lettuce wraps, and TWO orders of crab Rangoon (we immediately ordered the second one on the first taste!). The manager is really attentive and in total command of the large crowd in the small space. We even waited in our car for our table (as it was too cold to stand on the curb) and he came to get us when our table cleared. Prices are incredibly reasonable. Cannot wait to return (often!)!

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Posted by cityofedog on January 27, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

To borrow and paraphrase a comment from a friend: If you want to be a sports bar or a frat bar serving buckets of bud light, that's your prerogative and seems to be the business that is carrying you. But don't call yourself a biergarten just to use a hip term when you truly don't cater to the Charleston beer connoisseurs. That's like Taco Bell calling itself authentic Mexican cuisine.

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Posted by TheBicep on January 26, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

if you are a mindless zombie who follows fads while neglecting quality, you might like this place. if you have even a whisker of taste, you won't waste your time. the food is terrible, the beer is overpriced, there is NOTHING german about it. the only thing they have going is the fact that it is new. it is located next to the projects so don't get jumped while you walk back to your car since there isn't adequate parking. actually, you might be better getting a colt .45 and hanging out on the corner. at least you won't wast too much money. i'd give them some credit for the decor, but it looked the same before the joint was purchased by the current owners. basically it will be one of those places where anyone local will stop going to within a month, and anyone still caught there will be made fun of. look at any of the reviews of this place, google, tripadvisor, etc. they all say the same thing.

P.S. i thought the point of going to a bar was having someone else pour your drinks

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Posted by Dr. Steve Brule on January 24, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

if you're rich this place is okay. if you're not rich, go to The Craftsman. or Gene's. or The Griffon. or anywhere else, really.

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Posted by Hopturn on January 21, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

Had great beers but spent $40 bucks on 4 beers...and I poured my own beers... don't volunteer to buy a round at this place...

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Posted by Kent Honea on January 20, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Virginia's on King

Our slider appetizers were very good. Our entrees were slightly overpriced and hugely underseasoned. The wait service was annoyingly mediocre. We're not food snobs, but geez, this place has ZERO personality.

Posted by chasgal1 on January 20, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Big Billy's Burger Joint

Hard to rate, here's why: First time we stopped in on a quiet day, the service was a little slow but food was fine, so we decided to revisit on a Friday night. The place was full, but we were seated quickly. We waited for about 5-7 minutes, then the waitress came over to take our drink order (clue #1). When she returned with just 2 waters she said "Ill be honest, I forgot what drinks you ordered" (clue #2). When she came back with our drinks, she took our order--and repeated it as we ordered it. As i watched the tables that she was assigned to it was clear she was totally 'in the weeds' but the host kept seating her section (4 additional tables while we waited for our food to arrive- clue #3). Our food arrived, but half of my date's order was wrong. She said she would go fix it and be right back. We began to eat, but sadly discovered both of our orders were cold. Cooks don't put up cold food to go to a table, it gets cold when wait staff let it sit in the window too long. The food was good, but would have been super had it been served hot. The 'wrong' part of my date's food never got fixed. Nichole (waitress) kept coming by & filling water/tea & saying, "Oh yeah, let me get the other part of your order" but it just never happened. When she came to drop off our check, she said "oh gosh, i never brought the other part of your meal! Do you want it to go?" When we said No, she went on to say "you can take it home & eat it". Um, again, No thanks, we wanted to eat it here, not home. She didnt even remove the unreceived food item off of the check. *** Owners please take note: good food can only keep a place afloat so long, when the service is bad, people won't return! It would be a shame to go out of business because of your servers' poor service.

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Posted by chasgal1 on January 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Sweeney's

We came into to Sweeney's restaurant tonight for the first time and had the BEST service and the food was AMAZING! All four people in our party cleaned our plates completely with no left overs (which is never the case). The atmosphere was very cozy, CLEAN, and friendly. I already plan on going back later this week!

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Posted by Alison Lazarus on January 19, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Bertha's Kitchen

Great food come anytime never a dull time great people

Posted by socialitetrapstar on January 16, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Seanachai Social Club

This bar is just plain great! Very relaxing

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Posted by Heidi.Angeline on January 15, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Cypress Lowcountry Grille

My husband and I stopped in to Cypress for a cocktail and an appetizer prior to our reservation at Blossom for Restaurant Week, the bartender had no problem expressing his negative opinion of restaurant week. I understand the discontent at having lower total sales therefore lower tips, but for the hour that my husband and I were at his bar we were the only customers so due to Restaurant Week, the bartender made a bonus $10 tip ($35 check) off of people that would not have been there on a normal Sunday evening. Every dollar counts, not just for those receiving the tips, but for those giving the tips as well.

Restaurant Week gives us a chance to try something different, and a good reason to treat ourselves. If you feel that the restaurant is not being properly showcased with the special menu, speak up. I have to believe that the star chefs of Charleston do not want their Restaurant Week menus to be their dirty little secrets. Restaurant Week is a chance for locals to get out and try something new, why not showcase your best dishes on these menus? I would not find a smaller portion of your award winning dish unreasonable when the special three course menu is the same price as a regular entree.

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Posted by danadominata on January 13, 2014 at 1:32 PM

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

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

the smoking option is the ONLY attraction. Better to just quit smoking!

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Posted by Tim Baker on January 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

My girlfriend and I went to Triangle in Mt P on Friday night and had a wonderful dinner. It was very crowded but we were greeted within seconds and had our choice of sitting inside or on the patio. Our server was very attentive, plus two different managers came by at different points to ask if everything was good. But the real reason I came here to make a post was the food. As a quasi-vegetarian, it's not easy to find real, healthy options around town that are also yummy. Triangle is one of the exceptions. They have a plethora of delicious, health-conscious menu items. In addition to the excellent service and wonderful food, the prices are some of the best you're going to get. Charleston has a gazillion great restaurants to choose from but I can honestly say that Triangle is in my top five, maybe even top 3.

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Posted by CaptainBanana on January 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Bàsico

Tried out this place and enjoyed it. I indulged in the large tequila selection and the enchiladas were great. I highly recommend the chorizo paired with a moscow mule to bring out the true flavor. It's a refreshing change of pace from the refried scene.

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Posted by Davis Dents on January 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Re: “The Mustard Seed

such an awesome menu and variety of flavors. Best menu in Charleston by far.Killer Pad Thai, great seafood, salads and lettuce wraps are so good.

Posted by coachz on January 10, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Circa 1886

I took my wife to Circa 1886 for our anniversary and had the best time. As we live in Atlanta, I always recommend Circa 1886 to travelers. People say that it is off the beaten path but I am a believer in "The Road Less Traveled" - and it made all the difference!

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Posted by Philip Echerer on January 10, 2014 at 6:22 PM
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