For people who love their food grilled to perfection, Grill 225 is the place to be. With classic wood-paneling and plush interiors, this restaurant is an added glory to the luxurious Market Pavilion Hotel. Seated in the charming ambiance, be prepared to be served delicious steaks by Executive Chef Demetre Castanas. And the quality is uncompromised for, as the restaurant takes pride in being a 100% USDA Prime steakhouse. The extensive lunch includes delightful 'Oysters Rockfellerkobe', 'Beef burger', 'Fried Jumbo Shrimp' and 'filet of tuna'. Whereas the dinner has exotic specialties like 'Steak Foie Gras' and ' Pizzaoila New York Strip.' And to top it all, a premium wine list to relish the flavors. So step in for steaks and grills to enjoy the taste nowhere to be found!
205 Meeting Street Charleston Place Charleston, SC 29401
Off the main lobby of Charleston Place, an Orient Express Hotel, is the hidden dining gem that serves delectable dishes. Open for breakfast and lunch, diners can enjoy their meal either outdoors in a garden courtyard with large fountain or in the main dining room with tropical décor. Breakfast items include smoked salmon, a variety of omelets, Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits, or Chef's Specials. A Saturday buffet and Sunday brunch are exceptional. For lunch, try the Seafood Club, the 21 Burger, or the Charleston Cheese Steak. For coffee lovers, there is a choice of mild, medium or strong, served in a French press. - Natasha Lawrence
Located in the original carriage house of the grand Wentworth Mansion completed in 1887 (now a luxurious bed and breakfast), Circa 1886 features contemporary cuisine influenced by Charleston's colorful history. Creative Chef Marc Collins offers a wonderful dining experience that includes Carolina Crab Cake Souffle and Atlantic Pot-au-feu. He changes his menu often with seasonal produce and local seafood. Along with other culinary awards, it received Four Stars by the 2008 Mobil Travel Guide. If one is fortunate enough to stay at Wentworth Mansion, guests are treated to a sumptuous breakfast at the restaurant. Open for dinner. - Natasha Lawrence
Open since 1991 across from the Charleston City Market, this two-story landmark offers Southern cuisine such as its famous steamed Crab House Crab Pot with a variety of local seafood, sausage, corn on the cob and new potatoes served with garlic scampi butter. Other menu items include She-Crab Soup, Crab Puppies and Crab Cakes. They also serve juicy Hamburgers, Spicy Chicken Wings and Fried Green Tomatoes, but the menu emphasis is on fresh seafood. The second floor patio offers intimate outdoor dining with a view of the harbor and city activity below. Service is friendly and attentive. - Natasha Lawrence
Rounding out the list of sushi joints in Charleston is Tsunami. Appetizers, hibachi and katsu entrees, udon noodles, and tempura are a few things you can expect to find on the menu, as well as long list of nigiri and rolls. The trendy atmosphere, quality food and emphasis on drinks all have a hand in Tsunami's success. Come for the food, and stay for the live music. At night, the restaurant becomes a club that is open late.
The atmosphere at Wasabi is island-chic, with lots of bamboo and huge paper umbrellas, like the kind you stick in a tropical drink. A long sushi bar runs the entire length of a wall so you can watch chefs prepare your sushi in front of you. Wasabi has won the "Best Sushi" category from the Charleston City Paper numerous times and after dining there it's easy to see why. Rolls are prepared with fresh ingredients in innovative ways. However, sushi and rolls are only a part of the menu. You can also choose from appetizers and a full list of entrees prepared on the hibachi which include filet mignon, chicken, shrimp, scallop, or salmon, as well as a number of teriyaki and tempura dishes. At night, the restaurant turns into a club with DJs, live music, and free-flowing drinks.
Cru Cafe is located in a classic 18th century Charleston single-style home and offers traditional American comfort food for lunch and dinner. The chef and owner John Zucker also does catering for parties. If you are taking the kids along, then check out their special children's menu before ordering. Their seating arrangement is comfortable, and you can opt to sit indoors, on the patio, or on the terrace, enjoying the cool breeze while eating. The food is not expensive-with good options even for the vegetarians-and they have an extensive wine list. If you are in a hurry, you can also order take out. -Natasha Lawrence
Cupcake, as the name suggests is a bakery that sells over thirty varieties of cupcakes! Their Red Velvet flavor, which is a chocolate cake topped with cream cheese icing, is the best selling, and if you try it you'll know why! Kristin Kuhlke-founder of the bakery-bakes about nine varieties everyday, with flavors changing on a daily basis! Most of the recipes are traditional and family based and if you don't want to try the regular size go in in for the mini cupcakes. The bakery also takes orders for whole cakes and their mega-cupcake-a six-inch round cake-is iced over just like the smaller ones. Very tempting and very very nice!
You will find Fulton Five covered in vines and tucked in a small alley off of King Street. Dinner here is usually reserved for a special occasion. The atmosphere is very romantic--think Lady and the Tramp. Pale green walls and candlelight reflecting off of brass accents only add to the charm. The food is mostly Italian, and the menu varies according to season. Dishes like mushroom and goat cheese crostini, pan-seared red snapper, and filet mignon are all impeccably prepared. Reservations are highly recommended.
The polished mahogany wood, the red and tan color scheme, and the lively social atmosphere will make you feel as though you've stepped into an upscale cafe in Paris. 39 Rue de Jean, or "Rue," as the locals call it, serves up American-French cuisine (as well as a few sushi dishes), and has been continually voted as the best French restaurant in Charleston. There is an upstairs lounge which can be rented out to large parties, and limited outdoor seating. If you're sensitive to noise, try to sit in the dining room to the right as the bar area can get quite noisy with the after-work crowd. A popular dish is the braised rabbit, cooked with white wine, creme fraiche, whole grain mustard, and served with potatoes dauphinoise. The muscles, served in six different ways, are popular as well. If you're stopping by for lunch, try the burger; many locals claim its the best in town. Brunch is offered on Sundays. Bar is open late.
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