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Mistral in Charleston, SC - what do you think?

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fatstern Jul 25, 2007 08:07 AM

hey there-- visiting charleston next weekend and Mistral came highly recommended to me from a sometimes questionable source --- is it among the best french food in town? seemed le fourchette is recommended above mistral....thoughts? just curious....

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    CharlestonChow Jul 25, 2007 08:12 AM

    I do prefer La Frouchette over Mistral. That being said, Mistral is very good and convenient to the touristy area of Charleston. The area around La Frouchette is where all of the nightlife is though. It is close to Raval, Coast, Chai's, and A.C.'s.

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      jlwnc Jul 25, 2007 12:50 PM

      IMO, there are too many good choices in Charleston to include Mistral.

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        GrillMaster Jul 26, 2007 07:08 AM

        I've only eaten dinner there a couple of times and they were good but not jaw-dropping. I used to go there a lot with a girl I dated in college to eat desert and listen to a good jazz band that played on Fri & Sat. nights. I don't know if they still play there but we used to really enjoy them. Despite the location it is, or at least was, a haven from the tourons (tourist + morons) that seem to take over everything else at the market.

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          DavidA Jul 26, 2007 04:42 PM

          La Fourchette is easily the best French food in Charleston. You will feel like you are in a bistro along Boulevard St.-Germain.

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