Fulton Five sits in a charming, vine-covered building just a half block from King Street. Its cozy dining room, complete with banquette seating and white tablecloths, is perfect for an intimate candlelit dinner. The Northern Italian menu features handmade pasta like tagliatelle bolognese and ravioli stuffed with caramelized onions and braised beef short rib with hearty trattoria fare like seared duck breast and leg confit, a chocolate espresso-rubbed filet, and a grilled bone-in veal chop with green peppercorn marsala mushroom jus. For starters, we particularly liked the salad of shrimp, lobster, and lump crab meat with roasted tomato and lemon mayo. The upstairs terrace provides some of the most pleasant al fresco dining in town. Not surprisingly, Fulton Five has won the City Paper Readers’ Pick for Charleston’s most romantic restaurant for 18 years running. —Eric Doksa
Dish (Summer 2015)
An intimate restaurant featuring traditional Northern Italian fare. Voted Best Romantic Restaurant by CP readers.
Features: Dinner, Best of Charleston winner
Hours: Dinner (Mon.-Sat.)