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Carolinas, Tristan, Oak Steakhouse in charleston - n menu recs

augusta chow Apr 5, 2009 01:40 PM

Going down to Charleston for two nights. Interested in Carolinas, Tristan, Oak Steakhouse for this trip. What can fellow chows recommend on the current menus. Heard a lot about the lobster mac & cheese at Oak. Good? Also,which places might be better for lunch vs. dinner vs. bar grazing?

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  1. JayL RE: augusta chow Apr 7, 2009 05:43 PM

    The most memorable item I've had at the Oak is their calamari (not fried). It's the best I've ever put in my mouth.

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      nmurawsk RE: augusta chow Apr 7, 2009 05:48 PM

      I don't know if you have looked into it but, Cru Cafe is not only my favorite restaurant in Charleston, but one of my faves I have ever been to. Everything about the experience at Cru was perfect from start to finish. I am still thinking about the shrimp and grits special I had (in October). Please check it out if you have not already.

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        dawnb RE: augusta chow Apr 9, 2009 07:48 AM

        The she crab soup at Tristan is not to be missed...modern take but surprisingly delicious. The osso bucco at Oak nearly brought tears to my eyes. I still haven't gotten over it.

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