Charleston top 10
- ncwino Feb 29, 2008 07:09 AM
Please let me know the Top 10 fine dining recommendations.
Charleston Grill tied for first with Peninsula Grill.
Bowens Island (low end but fun)
I have to say that Tommy Condon's isn't my first choice either. Also, High Cotton is overrated as far as the locals go here. Try FIG, Mimi's Cafe for the best fried shrimp and The Boat House is quite good for seafood.
1. Woodlands Inn Dining Room
2. Charleston Grill
5. Circa 1886
6. The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene
7. Gullah Cuisine
8. SeeWee Restaurant
I have had excellent meals both times I ate at Fulton Five. It is Italian fare in a small but crowded restaurant.
1. Red Drum Gastropub (Mt. Pleasant)
2. Langdon's (Mt. Pleasant)
3. Bacco (Mt. Pleasant)
4. Magnolia's (Downtown)
5. SNOB (Downtown)
6. FIG (Downtonw
7. Al di la (West Ashley)
8. Rue de Jean
9. Alair Bistro (Mt. Pleasant)
10. Oak Steakhouse
Don't like: See Wee in Awendaw - hate it! (dried out food)
Il Cortile del Re - tiny tables. very uncomfortable. mediocre food
The Boathouse - thought the food was average and it was a very loud.
The Boulevard Diner - bring your salt shaker...nothing is seasoned.
Haven't been to, but want to: Fulton Five, Siena, Circa 1886, The Wreck
In the past I have always recommended both:
SNOB and Magnolia's.
Could anyone share some light as to why Magnolia's doesn't receive any love on this site?
(lizlew) is the first I have seen mention Magnolia's besides my self. I always found both restaurants to be worthy of a recommendation. Why not others?
When Magnolia's is good, it's one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. The problem, though, is that they're inconsistent. There have been occasions where the food has been to die for, but I've also visited (and unfortunately taken friends) when it was bland and lifeless, and the service was lackadaisical.
re: Suzy Q
Thank you for taking the time for the polite response. I usually go to Kiawah Island every two years for a golf trip and we always go to both Magnolia's and SNOB for dinners. Thankfully, I have never experienced any miscues. I love the Blue Cheese Gravy @ Magnolia's on the Filet of Beef.
I don't think anyone does Sunday Brunch as good as Poogan's Porch. Other meals aren't so hot but just okay.
Jestine's Kitchen and High Cotton are about the same to me. Like them both.
Peninsula Grill is my go to and love SNOB and Circa 1886.
Love Poe's, Jack's Cosmic Dogs, SeeWee, and Andolini's on Wentworth.
Forgot about Hanks! Love Hanks!
I fully expect the above post to get bashed as Poogan's gets skewered pretty regularly on here but I really think for the money it is one of the best bargains in downtown. Not a particularly imaginative menu but for someone who is maybe a little conservative in their food choices but still want to try some traditional lowcountry food it is a good choice. I agree that brunch is the best meal there though.
Peninsula Grill is far and away number one. All the others are distant seconds.
You MUST have the Coconut cake. It will blow your mind!!!