There isn’t a single dining experience in Charleston that compares to Fast and French, founded by two artists as a social experiment. Guests sit on stools at community tables, enjoying a glass of wine with their lunch or dinner, and sharing in conversations with Broad Street attorneys or bohemian 20-somethings. The fare here is simple French, and it’s almost difficult to choose from the extensive menu: croissants for breakfast; soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch; and, on Thursday nights, fondue for dinner. Or pick “something very French,” like a 4 p.m. snack of goat cheese and black olive paste on Canadian rye. Keep an eye on their social media accounts, which update customers on daily specials like coq au vin and ratatouille. There are lots of vegetarian options too. —Susan Cohen
Dish (Winter 2014)
Great little restaurant featuring French cheeses, soups, salads, and daily dinner specials. Fondue night every Thurs.
Features: Lunch, Dinner, Top 50, Non-Smoking
Hours: Breakfast and Lunch (Mon.-Sat.),
Dinner (Tues.-Sat.). Closed Sun.