Four Moons, Orangeburg, SC
I just learned of this restaurant. I haven't been yet. Heck, I've never even been to Orangeburg. Any reports? Here's a link to their site: http://www.fourmoons.com/restaurant/ . The menu looks very interesting. It starts off with some "safe" choices but as you scroll down you'll see things get a bit more creative. Is this a diamond in the rough?
Orangeburg is a dump. That said, the website does look inviting. It's been a couple of years since I was there, but that location sounds familiar. There was a restaurant in the Orangeburg Mall that I can't recall the name of, but it was the only white tablecloth place for probably 50 miles. Prime rib was edible. I'd check it out if I was there. Luckily, I'm not..
Edit: I just saw some reviews on TripAdvisor that were obviously written by the owner or their representatives. Place still looks interesting, especially for an area that has historically had few options.
You're getting Four Moons confused with another restaurant that used to be in the Orangeburg Mall.
To answer the initial question: Yes, Four Moons is a diamond in the rough. I live in Orangeburg so I've tried a lot of stuff on the menu. I can't stress enough how amazing the food is and the service is unbeatable! Fine dining has finally reached us and we have been freed from the tyranny of chain restaurants!! One tip- whenever you visit, please don't skip dessert!!
This restaurant is as good as any in Columbia and most in Charleston. It is fine dinning in one of the nicest rooms going. Don't let the location or outside decieve; it is worth the trip!!
I hope you've been to Four Moons since your OP. It is well worth the diversion into Orangeburg. The wife and I have enjoyed many of the best restaurants in the US (California Grill-Disney, Rao's-Vegas, Angelo's-NY, ect) and Four Moons ranks highly among them. They seemed to take cues from the better Vegas eateries on decor and flair. They also have a great bar (Phases) next door. Once you open the door and step inside you won't remember that you are in Orangeburg, SC. I believe it has set the bar for SC dining. Try Phases for a night cap and continue the experience.