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Eric Panic Mar 25, 2011 04:09 AM

Halls Chophouse or Oak?
Charleston Grill or Peninsula Grill?
Hanks or Amen Street?
Husk - real deal or not?

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Peninsula Grill
112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

Charleston Grill
224 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Halls Chophouse
434 King St., Charleston, SC 29403

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  1. Sue in Mt P RE: Eric Panic Mar 25, 2011 09:15 AM

    Hall's and Oak are both great. The lobster mac and cheese gives the edge to Oak, IMHO.
    Peninsula.
    Amen.
    Real deal.

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      Clairechat RE: Eric Panic Mar 25, 2011 04:51 PM

      Honestly, you have solid selections and won't be disappointed at any of them.

      Halls and Oak are both excellent. I tend to lean to Halls and their attention to service. Meat is grass fed and corn finished, to die for crab cake, and garlic spinach.

      Charleston Grill AND Peninsula.

      For seafood depends on what you want, but both have excellent raw bars as does Pearlz. Amen St is small and difficult to get a seat.

      Husk is real deal, but very inconsistent sadly. The cocktails are very well crafted. Highly recommend Corpse Reviver #2.

      Surprised FiG and Circa aren't on your list. Circa is DOING IT RIGHT.

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      Charleston Grill
      224 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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        rutabegar RE: Eric Panic Mar 26, 2011 09:44 PM

        Had a bad experience at Oak. My rare filet was pretty much medium. And I told the waiter that I wanted to order wine with the main course, but he didn't come by to check on us until we were nearly done with entrees. Always had a great meal at Halls.

        Charleston Grill tasting menu is near perfect. Peninsula Grill solid too.

        Both are great. Amen Street is more casual/less expensive, but always great.

        Husk is always an adventure, because you never know what they'll have, and there will always be something that you never expected to see on a restaurant menu.

        Totally agree with Clairechat that fig and Circa are also top notch and consistent.

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        Peninsula Grill
        112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

        Charleston Grill
        224 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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