Visiting Toronto Chowhound [Charleston, SC]
Toronto Chowhound willing to splurge visiting Charleston for a few days looking for recommendations for a couple of outstanding restaurants with excellent food, great service and a special ambience. For those familiar with Toronto, something like Splendido, Scaramouche, or Auberge de Pommier.
you might want to begin by doing a search of the many, many existing posts on Charleston. There is a wealth of existing information:
Look into FIG, SNOB, McCrady's, McIntosh, Husk just to name a few.