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deliman Jun 26, 2010 07:50 PM

looking for some nice cozy restaurants in downtown charleston during july 12th weekend

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  1. JayL RE: deliman Jun 26, 2010 09:31 PM

    Romantic? Upstairs at the Oak Steakhouse.

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    Oak Steakhouse
    17 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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      deliman RE: JayL Jun 27, 2010 04:58 PM

      Do they have some good seafood besides steaks thanks for the suggestion

    2. Sue in Mt P RE: deliman Jun 27, 2010 06:40 AM

      Try Fulton Five or Pane e Vino.

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      Fulton Five
      5 Fulton St, Charleston, SC 29401

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        meljohns RE: Sue in Mt P Jun 28, 2010 09:31 AM

        My husband and I liked Fulton Five quite a bit last time we were in Charleston. Very cozy and romantic.

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        Fulton Five
        5 Fulton St, Charleston, SC 29401

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          GrillMaster RE: meljohns Jul 8, 2010 09:08 PM

          I 2nd Fulton Five. A very small restaurant and an intimate setting. Great choice!

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          Fulton Five
          5 Fulton St, Charleston, SC 29401

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          MichaelShemtov RE: Sue in Mt P Jul 6, 2010 05:19 PM

          Fulton Five is romantic but the food at Pane e Vino is better, and the service is excellent. The owner of the place is a very gracious host - Maximilliano.

          Also if you like French food La Fouchete is a small restaurant with only about 10 tables and a cozy atmosphere. The owner of that place is Peric, and he and Maximilliano are good friends and former partners in another restaurant. Oak Steakhouse is good but i wouldn't call it romantic. Anson is romantic but very touristy. I've never been to Circa as it pulls from an older demographic.

          It really depends on what you are looking for. IF you just want romance, and you want med food like italian or french, you can't go wrong w/ the atmosphere at Fulton Five and the food and hospitality at Pane and La Fouchette.

          If you are ok with somewhere more touristy, where you get the old charleston feel, then circa or anson would be better choices.

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          Oak Steakhouse
          17 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401

          Fulton Five
          5 Fulton St, Charleston, SC 29401

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            deliman RE: MichaelShemtov Jul 6, 2010 08:45 PM

            thanks michael how bout rue de jean? had appetizers there and they were good/? Hows dinner?

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              Sue in Mt P RE: deliman Jul 7, 2010 04:06 AM

              deliman,

              Rue de Jean has very lively bar scene and it's not separated from the restaurant.. I've had some great meals there in the past, but not lately. It's too loud to be romantic.

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                deliman RE: Sue in Mt P Jul 9, 2010 08:56 PM

                thanks sue in mt p leaving sat

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              danna RE: MichaelShemtov Jul 7, 2010 06:22 AM

              I vote La Fourchette or Al Di La for romantic. (and good food, too)

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              La Fourchette
              Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC

              Al Di La
              25 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

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                Sue in Mt P RE: danna Jul 9, 2010 09:20 PM

                I concur. La Fourchette will do you just right.

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                La Fourchette
                Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC

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                  deliman RE: Sue in Mt P Jul 14, 2010 07:35 PM

                  sue went 2 snob and magnolias they were both excellent. Best restaurants i have been 2 in charleston.

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            Littleman RE: deliman Jun 27, 2010 06:52 AM

            Try Anson's or Circa 1886. Both are quite romantic. My personal favorite of all Charleston is Charleston Grill though at Charleston Place Hotel. But Ms. Sue is usually right most of the time.

            Anson Restaurant @ 12 Anson St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 577 - 0551.

            http://www.ansonrestaurant.com/home.html

            Circa 1886 @ 149 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 853 - 7828.

            http://www.circa1886.com/

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            Charleston Grill
            224 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

            Circa 1886
            149 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401

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              deliman RE: Littleman Jun 27, 2010 04:59 PM

              Thanks havent heard of either been 2 charleston couple of times

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                lizzy RE: deliman Jun 28, 2010 09:12 AM

                If you go to Circa 1886 make sure you ask to be seated in a booth.

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                Circa 1886
                149 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401

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