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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Pubs + Taverns

Re: “Rendezvous Bar and Grille

The best thing for this place to do would be to prepare to close. The food was mediocre at best. The service was extremely poor. I took my parents and younger brother here for "dinner" and left being disgusted and embarrassed. Definitely not worth the money I spent there. My mother and I thought we were ordering Ribeye steaks as stated in the menu at $17 each; well what we got were tough sirloins, ordered mid-rare; received more medium. the asparagus spears that came as one of the sides was cold and over cooked. My father ordered Chicken Parmesan ($12) and got 4-6oz chicken breast covered with 4oz of breading over a bowl full of fettuccine with 2oz shredded Parmesan, 1 piece of sliced mozz over "chicken" ; all swimming in around 10 - 12 oz of marinara sauce. My brother "Buffalo" Chicken sandwich looked like it had been dipped in hot sauce and was so hot that he could not finish it (and believe me, there is nothing the boy can't eat---until now) it was utterly gross to even look at. As an appetizer we ordered 20 pc lemon pepper chicken wings; well, the chicken tasted and smelled like it was about to expire; not to say the seasoning helped it at all. The "lemon pepper" tasted more like pepper and sugar with a hint of lemon. Our serve was new (that was most evident) but she was not being helped or should I say "trained" by either of the other 2 people there.

There were four tables including ours and it took 40 minutes for the appetizer and another 30 minutes for entrees. When we made the serve aware that we were not at all happy with our food she laughed. Well, a little later someone that appeared to be one of the "owners" came to our table asked about the issue and simply smiled it away as if it were nothing to be concerned with. I could go on and on about what is wrong with this place but will stop here.

The shame is that, with the right people owning and running this place it could be a gold mine. The atmosphere could be so much more than what it is. The building is beautiful (for a sports bar/ restaurant). Unfortunately, I will never be back there and will most certainly NOT suggest Rendezvous to anyone.

Posted by cadetgray on November 29, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Moe's Crosstown Tavern

Good people, good food, good drinks. Especially for those who love a neighborhood dive, this place is home away from home. Always a mix of ages and backgrounds and always a great time.

1 of 5 people like this.
Posted by KrantosChick on November 23, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Re: “The Recovery Room

Boston and his staff make this the place to head to in whatever your attire. The patrons are eclectic, the drinks are awesome, Buck Hunter is the best and the shake weight Boston has behind the bar says it all.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by huger love on November 19, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Boone's Bar

Honestly the best wings and burgers in town. Super friendly and accommodating staff. The 32 degree beer lines keep the beer deliciously cold, which is especially helpful with some of the spicier wing options. I particularly like the atmosphere of the restaurant; it's not too bright or loud or flashy, it just goes with the relaxed Charleston flow.

Posted by Carolina Red on November 14, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Re: “The Village Tavern

Ahem. Jucifer has a seven-day gap between their show in Columbia on the 13th and the show in Savannah on the 20th.


Is there any chance the Tavern will reopen that week? Maybe?

Posted by mat catastrophe on November 10, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Art's Bar & Grill

All you can eat local oysters on Sundays. $10. Yes.

10 of 10 people like this.
Posted by Sark on November 1, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Daniel Island Grille

On the bright side, if you are looking for a cool sports bar without having to go to far, then this is a great place to go. They have many tvs set up inside and out. As far as anything else goes, the food is terrible...they must rely on liquor and beer sales to stay open. Some of the staff and very friendly and like to have fun, but others are just kind of stupid and are only there to try and make a buck. If you are able to be there on a day when the owners are not drunk, then they are pretty nice guys and will do anything for their patrons, unfortunately, they are drunk about 90% of the time they are there. I will still go to have some drinks and watch some games, but I do not go there because I like DIG.

0 of 1 people like this.
Posted by chillin on DI on October 27, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Re: “The Village Tavern

The Tavern is getting some major wizork done! I went by there the other day an holy man manowits they are revamping that dirty filth hole.

Posted by Wyvarn on October 12, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Chucktown Tavern

Hardcore downtown "suits" happy hour crowd. Pool, darts, foul language, stiff drinks, mostly hospitality and hotel industry regulars. Except they're all friggin' Boston fans. What's up with that?!

Posted by New_Yorker1 on October 7, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Blind Tiger

nice folks, but food safety is scary! Sat at the bar for 2 hours and the cook/chef did not wash his hands at any time. Raw hamburger meat was handled by the same 'unwashed' hands of lettuce, tomatoes, bread, fish, cooked potatoes( stored inches off the floor). I am from out of do not know if this is the standard for Charleston.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by aharrison on October 5, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Port of Call Bar & Grill

Didn't know what to expect.. Had a great time with great food and lively music from a duo whose name I didn't catch.

Posted by Blues fan on September 23, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Re: “The Recovery Room

Boston makes me hotter than a junebug on a frying pan!

2 of 2 people like this.
Posted by glassact on September 18, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Kingston's Sports Bar & Pizza

Great pizza & wings. We had great service. Staff was really friendly & fun. Prices are fantastic. Wide selection of craft beers on tap. Lots of TV's to watch any game you want. Well worth the trip.

Posted by WiseGuy57 on September 11, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Blind Tiger

Personally I have always had a great time here. Everyone is really chill, nice. Good drinks, awesome place out back.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Joey Mama on September 3, 2010 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Chucktown Tavern

Surprisingly fun place to host a private party and slurp down a few "Trash Cans." Place is low key, but in a weird location (across from old Vickery's that's now closed, boo hoo : ( Wish the pool table was full size, but still OK. Food is high quality fare, and close to CofC, but it's NOT a place to take a date. Definitely a local happy hour and Boston sports bar. Nice patio, except for the endless horse and buggies coming down Market Street. Reminds me of Abe's in Mt. Pleasant for some reason...

Posted by silverTongued on August 31, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Chucktown Tavern

Still recovering from their "trash can" -- six shots of booze and a RedBull. Look out! Did y'all read the blotter in this week's City Paper? Now it makes sense...
Chill place, mostly locals after work. Food is good.

Posted by donkey_411 on August 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Blind Tiger

I know, 5 star rating... before you judge I'll admit that the restaurant as a whole: not a 5 star restaurant in my mind. The 5 star rating is specifically for their burgers (which are half off every Tuesday after 5). Being a college student and a small time self-proclaimed foodie I have tasted most every burger in town and I have to say the burger at this place is at the top of the pecking order. Really is worth your time to head down to Broad and pick one up especially when they're half off. But please, no requests for medium well, eat the burger as it's supposed to be engulfed: fast and medium rare.

Posted by lchite on August 15, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Johnson's Pub & Pizzeria

nothing suspicious about these reviews...

Posted by word on August 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Johnson's Pub & Pizzeria

Out of everywhere I went on my vacation to Charleston, Johnson's was my favorite. We had so much fun there, and the music and atmosphere was perfect. I recommend checking it out.

Posted by LoriD on August 8, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Johnson's Pub & Pizzeria

Johnson's Pub saved my bachelorette party.
I can't say enough how awesome this place is!
We went everywhere in downtown Charleston, and the nice people at "JPub" totally saved our night. Great Music, great crowd, and we all had the best time. Thank you!!

Posted by Brandi on August 8, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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