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Jan 5, 2011 01:21 PM

Girls' weekend in Charleston Mar 31 - Apr 3

We are coming to Charleston for a girls' weekend. There are about 10 of us staying downtown and we all appreciate good local food and great wine. Currently on our list are: Husk, FIG, Hominy Grill, Amen....Cru Cafe? Maybe McCrady's but I think Husk will win out....are we missing anything? We'll have 3 nights for dinners + some brunches/lunches. Thanks in advance!

McCrady's Restaurant
2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401

Hominy Grill
207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

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  1. I don't know how late you're staying on Sunday, but I like the brunch at 39 Rue de Jean.

    1. You would not be able to all sit together at either of my 2 favorite places. FIG has one 8-top, otherwise, you'd be at 2 5-tops. Which would still be my choice, my large group has done that a few times, but just wanted to let you know.

      Cru has 1 8-top as well, but they might be amemable to putting tables together, I don't know.

      I reviewed Husk recently. The room is beautiful, and it's large, I doubt you would have a problem sitting together. I did not think the food was as good as the two mentioned above. But since I just noticed you have 3 nights...try them all! I would consider Cru for lunch and Hominy for Brunch, and if you have a car, Fat Hen for a brunch.

      Fat Hen
      3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

      1. ooooh...i just noticed your dates. Are you going for the Bridge Run? In case you aren't aware, the city will be swarming that weekend w/ 35,000 runners. Make ressies early, hope you already have a hotel!

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        1. re: danna

          THANKS SO MUCH for this info; we do have a hotel room held and were wondering why things were so crowded. Maybe we should register for the run too!!!!

          1. re: jcr05

            Since you clearly do appreciate food and wine, I will point out that a brisk 10k will burn off quite a number of calories.

            A few years ago, I noticed a cupcake shop in the last mile that I walked back to after the race. Seriously.

   Here's the link. Lots of people walk it, so people in your group who aren't runners wouldn't feel left out. It's a bit of a party atmosphere, and the post-race festivities are cool. You can catch a bus or boat shuttle from downtown to the start line, and you run back downtown. It's SO amazing running over the bridge, and you get a speedy tour of downtown as well.

        2. I would include High Cotton for lunch while you are all out shopping. And McCrady's is another good choice.

          McCrady's Restaurant
          2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401

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          1. re: Littleman

            We were just in Charlestown over NYE and absolutely loved Cru. I was looking for a "nice" dinner out and this place seemed to have creative offerings for about $10 less per entree than the other finer-dining places in town. It is a small house, so you'd definitely need reservations (and I can see them working with you to push the tables together - they were very nice). The food was outstanding. We also went to Amen and Hominy and enjoyed them both. Not sure how you'd all be able to sit together at HG, so be prepared to wait or split up (and probably still wait a little while).

            1. re: miss piggy

              Thanks for the feedback! The menu at Cru does look great and we will definitely get there for lunch or dinner. Luckily we are all good with splitting up....anything to dine at a great restaurant!

          2. Hi! We visited Charleston on the 4th of July last year. We asked the locals for great eateries and came up with three - all absolutely fantastic!

            1. Fleet Landing
            186 Concord Street
            (843) 722-8100
            A beautiful waterfront atmosphere (almost a must-see for a newcomer) & great food! We shared the seafood pasta (de-lish!).

            2. 39 Rue de Jean
            39 John Street, Charleston
            (843) 722-8881
            Great lunch spot...had some phenomenal soup, bread etc...

            3. Coast (next door to 39 Rue de Jean)
            39 John Street, Charleston
            (843) 722-8838
            We contemplated this one as it was so busy, but definitely worth the wait!
            Excellent spicy Bloody Marys, dinner, and dessert (pic attached)...we sat in the "alley" for dinner...very nice ambience (pic attached)!

            Enjoy Girls Weekend!!