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Charleston: late night, small plates

danna Nov 27, 2007 06:31 AM

I'll be rolling into town around 10:00 on next Thurs. night. I need a place that's open late, where I can get light dinner, so hopefully some small plates. I was thinking, Fig, La Fourchette, Cru, Sienna, but I don't know if any of those fit the bill. Ideas?

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    NANCY Nov 27, 2007 01:43 PM

    Danna,
    I was at La Fourchette last Wed nite - amazing. Exactly like a small bistro in Lyon - very small and very crowded. Highlights were the fries, fois gras, hanger steak, lamb chops, couscous with lamb sausage, and mussels. Cassoulet was not a hit, nor was a chicken dish that was almost like a stew. I'm pretty sure the appetizers included a cheese assortment and a sausage sampler. We were the only people there from out of town and the only people in the place that were not known by the owner and staff - this is definitely a locals hangout. Wine list is very interesting and our server knew it all - we told her our tastes and a price range and got a terrific bottle (3 actually).
    I loved this place.

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      CharlestonChow Nov 27, 2007 09:52 PM

      There is virtually nothing open after 10:00 besides the bars. I think that FIG is the only one on your list that serves until 11:00. Pearlz has surprisingly good food and they serve food a little later. Both Moe's locations (Crosstown and Downtown serve until 11:00. Vickery's and Gene's both serve food until 1:00 I think. I know Mistral has live music often and may serve food later on those nights. There is a relatively new chineese restaurant next to Henry's on the market, but I don't think it is so good. There is also a little pizza place in the Rainbow Market that stays open late.

      If all else fails there is Alex's, Daves Seafood, and the Waffle House.

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        NANCY Nov 28, 2007 06:08 AM

        Social Wine Bar on East Bay might work - www.socialwinebar.com - I didn't make it there, but walked by several times. Locals advise that the wine selection is excellent and they have the best pizzas in town - they've got a wood fired oven. I know you're a fan of West First pizza, so they might not match up. If you go, let me know so I'll put in on the list for the next visit.

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          BlueHerons Nov 28, 2007 09:38 AM

          After 10PM downtown the only place we ever eat is Angelino's Pizza on Wentworth. It is a dive but excellent.

          As CharlestonChow stated, I don't know of anyone who serves after 10PM. T-Bonz maybe?

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