Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar
Excellent!Although the table we sat at was very close to the people next to us, the food more than made up for that! Best oyster shooters I've ever had and the shrimp and lobster risotto was amazing!! I will definitely be back again and would recommend this place to anyone looking for something a little different than the typical "lowcountry" food in Charleston!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerThis was our best dinner of four recommended top restaurants we dined at. The blackened grouper was terrific including some of the best fried green tomatoes and grits. My wife had the crab cakes and loved them. By luck we scheduled this place for our last night in Charleston and it highlighted the trip.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNicely Done w/ small exceptionsWe had dz oysters and calamari for apps. The oysters came with a zesty cocktail sauce, raw horseraddish and wine vinegar onions. I wish the wine vinegar was thicker. The calamari was not what I was accustomed to, it had bacon on top which took away from the flavor of the squid and I thought the batter was too thick. I had the scallops with asparagus both perfectly prepared except for the sauce under the asparagus was too salty. My husband had crab cakes,which were exceptional, whipped potatoes (too buttery) and asparagus. The girls had shrimp and grits and a crab sandwich, both very good. Blueberry bread pudding was a bit dry. Service slow at times, but our waiter was very friendly and engaging. Had a lemon drop martini, it was weak.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Calimari, was to die for,The Calimari, was to die for, best I've ever had hands down!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved having a dinner dateLoved having a dinner date with my husband at Amen Street. Great atmosphere and the oysters were wonderful!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Charleston dining choice!We loved our dining experience at Amen Street. We had 6 adults and one child and they did an excellent job of accommodating our group. The kid's menu was perfect and the food was fresh. The regular food was excellent and we had great service. We will be going back on our next visit!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWait staff was attentive andWait staff was attentive and friendly. Food excellent. A very enjoyable evening.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of six. EveryoneWe were a party of six. Everyone had something different and each dish was perfect. The bar had great drink choices and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Wish I lived here !6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat great greatI would recommend amen street to anyone. The trigger fish and wahoo were cooked to perfection. Service was as good as I have ever had. Loved it.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Charleston destinationWe have been to Amen Street now 4 times. The location is in the heart of all that is Charleston. Food has unfortunately been a bit hit and miss (new chef one night overly salted the food but that was a one time experience) but the appetizers (calamari and hushpuppies) are always great and well worth a visit alone. The berries salad is wonderful. If you're an oyster lover, this is the place. An excellent place to stop after a carriage ride as the Palmetto Carriage tours is about 1-2 blocks away. Relax, get a drink, have an appetizer and watch the vibrant tourism traffic out the window. A great place.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood seafoodAmen Street has good seafood. They seem to have an inside track on getting soft shell crabs, if you like those.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh local fish and oystersFresh local fish and oysters at very reasonable prices.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMcharleston ambience plusVery nice place with interior old brick walls. Tables not crowded together. Seafood good and fresh. Close to water front park by harbor.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot!Came in for a late lunch, we had calamari appetizer with lemon aioli, bacon and corn it was scrumptious. The She Crab soup is fantastic. I loved the frozen peach bellini. This is a great little spot with a unique atmosphere, I can't wait to go back and try their dinner!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food & Great ServiceWe travel to Charleston, SC at least four times a year and Amen Street is a must.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir specialty is seafoodTheir specialty is seafood with an emphasis on their raw bar. For me, I'm not an oyster fan, but the rest of my group loved their food. It was a little slow proportional to the crowd, but an overall good dinner.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!!Amen Street was amazing! Wonderful local oysters and a server who was so helpful in helping us pick the best ones for our taste. Besides oysters, they have exceptional Shrimp and Grits, She Crab Soup, and Creme Brûlée. Yum, Yum, Yum! Can't wait to come back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmen portions smallThe ambience is great, service great but portions for price Were small. Three scallops for $25 not acceptable. Raw bar is great. Service timely and love the oyster shell chandeliers. Just wish portions were appropriate for the cost.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMbest place in Charleston, SC!Fantastic food - she crab soup, calamari, shrimp & grits - everything! I cannot wait to go back.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmenOur friends raved about it. It was very good. Not amazing but good, good service, nice place.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMmothers day brunchGreat service and food- in addition to this visit, a friend said she loves the shrimp and grits as the dish has a "kick" to it and is not overly filling.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food! Loved theExcellent food! Loved the Shrimp and Grits and corn chowder is to die for!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local oystersThis was our third visit and good as always. Oysters fresh and salty. This was our first dinner. The calamari appetizer was larger than during the lunch service so I won't order two again but delicious. I had the scallops and they were cooked perfectly which most places over cook them. Overall great food. We will return.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMjust what I was looking forwarm lighting and interior, long bar with plenty of space, comfortable booths and friendly hostess and server. The server had knowledge of all the food, great suggestions, and wonderful service. We tried three appetizers and shared an entree and loved it all.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOysters galoreFound this gem from a bartender recommendation . Quick online reservation
Prompt seating Decent service In the area, overall ,oysters were overpriced
Market price fish was prepared very well. ? Crunchy fried with mushrooms
Slightly overpriced but a decent value/experience5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotI looked at the menu online before going and I loved the options. The actual dishes were all great. We had the fried oysters and she-crab soup to start and both were fantastic. We shared the scallops for dinner and I couldn't have been happier.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMChris, our waiter was excellent.Chris, our waiter was excellent. Friendly and accomodating.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmen! Never disappoints!No matter what you have here, it is delicious. Earlier this week we sat at the bar and ate - not because there was no table for us but b/c we arrived early, sat at the bar and was so comfortable and having such a great time that we just stayed there. We had some very very nice 'spicy' martini's served in wine glasses, the the calamari appetizer. No rings but long chunky pieces of perfected breaded and fried calamari. Chased that with a Cesar (which I think was an entire head of romaine!) and the crab cake dinner.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMCasual atmosphere, great food,Casual atmosphere, great food, good service. I would eat there again. The Shrimp Po Boy was really good!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely give this one a try!Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar was perfect for us! We enjoyed some delicious raw oysters, shrimp "corn dogs", shrimp and grits and fish tacos. Great local beers and a lovely restaurant. We had to change our reservation time several times to accommodate one of the members of our group and they were more than gracious to do that.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMJanetWe were seated immediately when we arrived. The crab cakes and oyster appetizers were amazing. And, the Lemon Drop Martini was awesome! Excellent service and a wonderful dining experience. A local told us about this restaurant. We'll go back again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good valueWe really enjoy this restaurant. The oysters are always great and the price lower than most restaurants. Food is good and reasonably priced. Had their blueberry bread pudding and it was very good. Definitely a place that we will go back to.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Charleston restaurant.Great Charleston restaurant. The strip steak at this seafood place was great. Shrimp and grits were very good but I would have liked a little more kick.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat customer you will beI love fried food and they have the best fried seafood platter around. I eat there every time I'm in town.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice spot in the center ofNice spot in the center of old Charleston with great food and excellent service. Will definitely go back again the next time we're in Charleston.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had lunch at Amen. ItWe had lunch at Amen. It was great. The server chose a dozen delicious oysters for us. We had crab cakes and green tomato BLTs. I can't wait to go back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Lunch Menu, Good FoodFood was delicious! The lunch menu is extensive. The restaurant was full, but service was very good. It's a fun, lively place but not too noisy. Portions were small - order a couple of appetizers if you are really hungry!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe frequent Amen and haveWe frequent Amen and have always been very pleased with food and service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thought the food was incredibleWe thought the food was incredible , actually went back again the next night.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner. Our serverGreat dinner. Our server was very helpful in recommending which oysters to try. The whole experience was terrific and we didn't have to get dressed up to enjoy a first class dinner in Charleston.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGraham was great, very knowledgableGraham was great, very knowledgable. Loved the food.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe baked oysters were amazing!The baked oysters were amazing! The petite filet with truffle butter was out of this world!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staff and the food,Great staff and the food, mostly seafood, was well prepared and the portions were huge.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMInventive preparations, amongInventive preparations, among the best restaurants in Charleston. Kitchen seemed overwhelmed, so service was slow.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe got 1/2 dozen of Umami,We got 1/2 dozen of Umami, RI oysters and a 1/2 dozen Capers Blades, SC oysters plus the tuna carpaccio. Everything was *DELICIOUS!!!* I would love to go back over and over and over.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst time in Charleston withfirst time in Charleston with my sisters. We did some research and made reservations at Amen. The meal was outstanding. Had shrimp and grits. Each mouthful was delicious. Great waiter. Did not rush us. Fun. The atmosphere was also good. Not stuffy, overall a great experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic! Is a must everyFantastic! Is a must every time we are in Charleston. Was suprised to see the menu had changed a bit. Not at all in a bad way. Had the shrimp corn dogs. And the hot shrimp and crab. Was not a bit disappointed. Ordered an old charleston to drink and well worth all of it.
Just be wary of the split plate fee. Was a suprise when the bill came.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time to Charleston andFirst time to Charleston and Amen was recommended to us. The oysters were wonderful as was the She crab soup. Out of the wait staff-recommended scallops. The capellini was very good, but we found the grouper was mushy. The waitress started out very prompt, yet service was quite slow at the end. Overall a terrific choice!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding! WaiterFood was outstanding! Waiter wad excellent....a return visit is a must!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy the restaurant veryEnjoy the restaurant very much--ambiance
as well as food is very good. We try to stop
for oysters whenever we are in Charleston. .4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM