Walkable Charleston-brief reviews
Thanks to all the posters that answered our intial querry! We wanted to try places we had not dined at in years past, so a lot of truly great places and old favories(Cru,SNOB,Charleston Grill, Hanks) got omitted on this trip. Overall, we were not disappointed with our choices:
Robert's of Charleston- surprisingly good food for a locale that is more built around ambience and the vocal stylings of the eponymous propietor. A five course prix fixe might have benefited from a little variety in the wine offerings.
Fish- a bit of a stroll from the market area but definately worth it. Asian/fusion influence is noticeable on some dishes more than others. Very upscale/minimalst (oxymoron alert!) decor, superb, non-obtrusive servers.
McCrady's-this is the one we were anticipating the most from and it certainly lived up to expectations with one notable caveat. We opted for the full tasting menu/wine pairings which were alll truly amazing courses, however there were too many servers involved which resulted in a rushed experience when compared to other tasting menus we've done.
Cypress-much better than our previous experiences at it's sister restaurants, this was probably our favorite when factoring in food, service, ambience, and value.
Definately a great trip, a lot to look forward to for a future visit.